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Thaddeus Young
Thaddeus Young
Position: F
Born: 06/21/88
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
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Without sugarcoating his desires, Young, who prides himself on staying ready and has started 531 of the 540 contests in which he has appeared over the past seven seasons, set the stage for his own sacrifice. “You always want to start,” Young said. “But if coach sees fit to bring me off the bench, then, hey, I’ll deal with that and just continue to play. I’ve done it before in my career when I had Doug Collins, who’s actually in Chicago as a special advisor. I played three straight years with him coming off the bench. “It’s no big deal. You’ve just got to come in and get your Lou Will on. But at the end of the day, like I said, I’m just here to help lead this team, help build culture and make sure we put ourselves in a position to win games.”
Culture has become that buzzword every team trumpets, but rarely does it come complete with a definition or directions for how it’s built. Young, whose teams have journeyed to the postseason in eight of his 12 seasons, has an idea. And if nothing else, he knows what’s worked well and what hasn’t from his previous four stops. “It starts by not getting tired of the grind, not getting tired of the repetitive nature,” Young said. “A lot of guys, they tend to get tired of the repetitive nature of coming to practice each and every day and doing the same thing over and over. But when you do those same things over and over, it helps you get better as a team. And it helps you go out there and be able to win more games as a team. So we just have to continue to keep that grind, continue to stay focused and locked in on the task at hand, which is winning basketball games and ultimately getting to the playoffs.”