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Tiago Splitter
Tiago Splitter
Position: -
Born: 01/01/85
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:231 lbs. / 105.2 kg.
Earnings: $47,016,000 ($59,421,467*)
Ibiza is six hours ahead of New York and Gasol was just settling in for dinner close to midnight, as is European custom, when his agent called to say that San Antonio was strongly considering taking him with the 28th pick. “Up to that point I didn’t really care much about it,” Gasol said, “and then when the competitive nature kicks in and you’re like, ‘OK, let’s see where I’m at and see what people think of me a little bit.’ “And yeah, that’s how it all started.” But the Spurs did not draft Gasol. They used their pick on another international big man, Tiago Splitter, who was available despite projections he would go higher in the draft. This was when one of the world’s most cerebral basketball minds got an idea. A very, very stupid idea.
The Brooklyn Nets announced today the hiring of Mike D’Antoni and Ime Udoka as assistant coaches and Amar’e Stoudemire as a player development assistant. They join assistant coach Jacque Vaughn, assistant coach/director of player development Adam Harrington, assistant coach Jordan Ott, assistant coach/player development Tiago Splitter and player development coordinator Ryan Forehan-Kelly on Head Coach Steve Nash’s staff.
“We’ve assembled an experienced staff of high-character individuals with varied backgrounds, both on and off the court, that will help create a solid foundation for me and our players,” said Nash. “When I set out to build this staff, I wanted to put together a committed group that would connect with our players and help put them in the best position to succeed as a team. With coaching and playing experience at the highest level and a deep background in player development, I’m confident that we’ve put the right people in place to lead us forward.”