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[NewsOK] He would have taken Durant No. 1

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by tinman, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
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    People mistaken Patterson for the GM who drafted Oden, he wasn't.
    He built Clutch City and he who would build such perfection would not make that bad of a decision.

    http://newsok.com/steve-patterson-oklahomans-owe-a-debt-to-new-texas-ad/article/3901443

     
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  2. Rock3t Man

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    Who cares, old news...:p
     
  3. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
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    Steve Patterson is now the AD of a big school :)

    and Clutch City is technically forever and there is no time in forever
     
  4. da_juice

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    Regardless of Steve Patterson's connection to clutch city, this particular article deals with the 2010 draft which, unlike clutch city, is not timeless.

    The exigence of this thread is lacking.
     
  5. tinman

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    it's a current article
    Modified: November 5, 2013 at 4:45 pm • Published: November 5, 2013

    But that NBA resume’ is solid. Patterson put together the Blazer roster that was the envy of the NBA, before the Thunder emerged. The draft night deals Patterson produced for LaMarcus Aldridge (another Texas U. product) and Brandon Roy set up Portland for years to come. Alas, the injuries to both Oden and Roy killed the Blazer chances.

    With the Rockets, Patterson put together the roster that won the 1994 and 1995 NBA titles. Center Hakeem Olajuwon and forward Otis Thorpe already were Rockets when Patterson was named GM. Patterson purchased Vernon Maxwell’s contract from the Spurs for cash; Maxwell made 364 starts in six seasons for Houston. Patterson also traded for Kenny Smith (yes, the TNT Kenny Smith) along with Roy Marble, giving the Atlanta Hawks John Lucas, Tim McCormick and a 1994 first-round draft pick that became Charlie Ward. Smith made 68 playoff starts for the Rockets over the next five years.

    Patterson also took Robert Horry 11th overall in the 1992 NBA Draft. Horry became a clutch player not just on the Rockets, but on contending teams for the next decade. Patterson traded a second-round draft pick to Portland for Mario Elie and drafted Sam Cassell 24th overall in the 1993 NBA Draft. Elie and Cassell became valuable reserves on those Houston title teams.
     
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  7. Grapenutz

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    LOLOLOLOLOLOL @ Patterson

    Thunder UP
     
  8. pugsly8422

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    Can the Texans hire Patterson as their new GM? Can't be any worse than Smith....
     
  9. jank1434

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    I would have taken Jordan ahead of Bowie.
     
  10. tinman

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    Patterson helped bring the Texans to Houston in the first place.

     

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