Rod Strickland RumorsAll NBA Players
Miller went 17-27 last season after taking over for David Fizdale, impressing team president Leon Rose along the way. According to a source, potential handpicked assistant coaching candidates for Kidd include Kenny Payne, Rod Strickland and Mike Woodson — all who have close ties to Knicks executive William Wesley.
Tim Hardaway (5x NBA All-Star): I was there for about a week. We played every day. You had Chris Mullin, Rod Strickland out there. Gary Payton, of course. Reggie, Pat, Charles [Barkley]. Charles needed it because you know, he’s always getting heavy during the course of the summer. He really needed to be in shape and ready to go. He loved it. Charles would be going at people. We had to go double team him because basically when he got it down low, nobody could stop him. If you didn’t want to lose, you had to go down there and double team. Basketball stars weren’t the only ones flocking to the Jordan Dome. There was even a celebrity row.
Kentucky will have to fight to keep one of its top basketball signees in the class of 2020. Sources tell KSR that 2020 five-star guard Terrence Clarke is being recruited by the NBA G League – led by former UK assistant coach Rod Strickland – to bypass the college ranks and sign a professional deal.
Though it is sort of strange that an NBA player could not make the cut when the top 24 players in the league are picked, but then make it when that list is widdled down to 15, it happens more often than most probably realize. In fact, 11 times in the last 10 years alone has a player been All-NBA but not an All-Star. Wizards point guard Rod Strickland did it in 1997-98. And Jazz center Rudy Gobert has done it twice. So, if it happens to Beal, it won’t exactly be a rare occurrence throughout the game’s history. It will just be, as he put it, “weird.” Beal also says he has other goals in mind at the moment. “I don’t really think about it,” he said. “Ultimately I want to make the playoffs. Hopefully the Magic and Brooklyn lost today.”
An exec who has worked at the Garden recently described Rose as sharp and incredibly well connected. But the executive also pointed out that who Rose hires underneath him will be crucial to his tenure in New York. So who Rose brings in to his front office and scouting departments could be nearly as crucial as who he hires as head coach. In addition to Cho, we know that Rod Strickland is another person to keep an eye on regarding a potential role with Rose’s Knicks.
A nonprofit founded by former NBA players helped serve Thanksgiving dinners Saturday to families in Melrose. The holiday meals were put together by Young Athlete Inc., which was founded by Rod Strickland and Steve Burtt. The third cofounder was their childhood coach, LaMarre Dyson.
Steve Popper: Bianchi’s record as Knicks GM included trading for Charles Oakley, signing Starks, Johnny Newman and Rod Strickland and also signing great future coaches as players – Rick Carlisle and Billy Donovan.