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Zaza Pachulia
Zaza Pachulia
Position: -
Born: 02/10/84
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:265 lbs. / 120.2 kg.
Earnings: $60,356,464 ($69,175,157*)
Draymond Green said his championship Warriors would beat your Lakers. Any thoughts on that? Shaquille O’Neal: I have a hard time believing that the greatest coach of all time, plus me and Kobe, wouldn’t match up quite nicely against Steve Kerr and his gang. Kobe takes Steph and dominates him. Fisher takes Klay and manhandles him. Fox takes Draymond and makes him foul out in the first half. Horace would do his thing with K.D. But let’s be real, K.D., is a beast, and you can only do so much with him. And then I’d remind Pachulia why I am in the Hall of Fame and he is not.
1 month ago via Maxim
“Vets accepted me,” Cook said. “Shaun and Andre and Zaza would tell me, every day, ‘Be a star in your role.’ I remember a couple times, especially in second year, Shaun and Andre would tell me ‘shoot the ball.’ “A lot of guys you hear about in the league, that they’re always selfish,” Cook added. “Or they only think about this. They don’t want to bring up the (younger) guy because it could affect playing minutes or money or whatever. Man, those dudes, Shaun and Andre, they wanted me to get 20 every night. It was, ‘Go shoot (with second unit).’ They would just lift my confidence every single day.”
What all went into your decision to retire this offseason? Zaza Pachulia: This summer it was different than any previous time with so many free agents, with 40 percent of NBA players being free agents this year. There was a lot of movement, lot of players changing teams. Really, it was hard to keep up with what team what player was going to. And now, watching the games, it’s, “Oh, gosh, this guy is on a different team with different uniforms.” So, a lot of players were free agents, and the game changed, it became very young and a lot of teams want young. Obviously with the draft, you have a new 60 players coming in. To maintain a spot is pretty competitive.
Storyline: Warriors Front Office
Zaza Pachulia: To be honest, I was aiming for staying in basketball in a front office, but I didn’t know what team. The last couple of years, every summer, I’ve been going to different schools to get an education from the business side. This summer, actually, I went to the NBA office for a job shadow, went there for a couple days. Met with every single department I possibly could and got a lot of knowledge and experience in that regard. But I didn’t know the Warriors were gonna be the team who would offer me to join. I was really concentrated on playing every year, I was practicing and playing over the summer. It just … I dunno, it was great.
Earlier this morning, the New York Stock Exchange welcomed the Golden State Warriors and JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) in celebration of the opening of Chase Center, the new sports and entertainment home of the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco. Rick Welts, Chief Operating Officer and President of the Golden State Warriors, and Zaza Pachulia, former Warriors player, joined Betty Liu, NYSE Executive Vice Chairman, to ring The Opening Bell.
Pachulia’s current role can be traced back roughly a decade, when he invested in two Atlanta-area restaurants — a bar and an upscale Mediterranean spot — that didn’t survive more than two years. Those failures helped him understand how to manage overhead costs, vet business partners and assess local demographics. But perhaps most importantly, they instilled in Pachulia a desire to master all that goes into running a company.
Zaza Pachulia: 16 years ago, I walked into an amazing organization and became a part of the NBA family. I gave my best years, hard work, dedication and passion to basketball and in return I got so much love, friendship, experience and unbelievable memories. I’m forever grateful for this journey and looking forward to the next chapter. Thank you all for your support and love. I’m not sad because it’s over, I’m happy because it happened. #Nothingeasy 🇬🇪🏀
In several videos found on Twitter, it does appear that Hield does establish a dribble, lose control, pick up the basketball, and dribbles again before the winner. Pachulia said he thought it was a violation immediately. It appears that Pachulia, Reggie Bullock and Jackson relax Hield bobbles the ball. “Once he picked up the ball, he couldn’t dribble anymore,” Pachulia said. “That’s messed up. Unfortunately he did. He got by me easy because it was sort of surprising. “One-foot floater from (three-point range)? C’mon.”
Storyline: Officiating Complaints
The Detroit Pistons’ Zaza Pachulia and Utah Jazz’s Kyle Korver are the other still active members of the 2003 draft class, in addition to the James-Anthony-Wade trio. “I got to keep it going,” James said. “I got to keep it going for the class of ’03, that’s for sure. So I love where I’m at right now, and D-Wade has definitely had a helluva career, obviously. A first-ballot Hall of Famer, a three-time champion and so on and so on. I mean, it speaks for itself. But what he’s done for that franchise and what he’s done for that community since he’s been drafted has been a pretty good story.”
2 years ago via ESPN
Joel Embiid​ doesn’t​ want​ to​ go for the win. He wants​ to leave​ the​ opposition in​ smithereens.​ Unleash​​ damage like a monster truck while playing the joyful music of an ice cream truck. Destruction with a dash of devilish charm. That’s why Embiid couldn’t just settle with claiming the upper hand last week in his second battle of the season with longtime nemesis Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons by outscoring him in the first half, 32-0. No, he also had to declare before a locker room full of cameras, microphones and recording devices that Drummond and his backup Zaza Pachulia — who both came within one foul of disqualification — were no match. “I kicked both of their asses.” Embiid then had to hop on his personal Twitter account and claim ownership of “a lot real estate” in Drummond’s head with a photo of himself pushing a wheelbarrow of bricks (“And I’m on my way to build more”).
“He’s the kind of guy you want on your team, and that’s the highest compliment you can give someone,” Celtics forward Al Horford, who played with Pachulia in Atlanta, explained. “He’s a great teammate, good for the locker room. He’s a guy that will have your back no matter what.” That’s all Pachulia wants you to know. “There’s a reason I’m still here, Year 16, I’m just being me,” he said. “And, for me, it’s important that my teammates, coaching staff and front office enjoy me as a teammate or player. That’s what matters the most. I don’t care what outsiders think, honestly. I don’t, and I shouldn’t.”
Griffin’s 109 points is the most ever for the Pistons through three games. He’s also the first Piston to score 50 points and have at least 10 rebounds and five assists. He added 14 rebounds and six assists. His performance amazed teammates. Zaza Pachulia, who played the last two seasons with the Golden State Warriors, has long battled against Griffin when he starred for the L.A. Clippers. “Probably the best game of his career,” Pistons center Zaza Pachulia said. “From inside, outside, I think he feels great, his body feels great. He’s smart, playing against him is different. I’m amazed and I’m glad we’re teammates.”
Keith Langlois: You didn’t have a lot to work with in free agency, yet you wound up satisfying some critical needs. Glenn Robinson, it looks like, will be in the rotation at minimum and the two veterans, Jose Calderon and Zaza, are the kind of guys who find ways to help even if they’re not playing. How critical was it for you to add those two for what they might mean for leadership and presence as much as for what they can still contribute as players? Dwane Casey: Huge. Big time. I see both of them contributing because of Jose’s 3-point shooting. He did a great job in Cleveland last year and to get those guys, Ed and his staff did a great job of what we had to work with as far as our cap is concerned. They did a great job of plucking those guys off and getting the guys who are really going to help us.
Some sleuthing around and it became clear. Spencer Dinwiddie is part of a Harvard program for athletes that has previously included Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. According to Boston.com, “Crossover Into Business,” is a semester-long program at Harvard Business School taught by professor Anita Elberse. The program is designed to help pro athletes better prepare themselves for “business activities during and after their active sports careers.” In this year’s class, there’s Dinwiddie, the Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, Pistons center Zaza Pachulia, and Nuggets forward Paul Millsap.