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Yao Expects Big Things With Adelman Coaching Rockets

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by dafatha00, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. dafatha00

    dafatha00 Contributing Member

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    http://www.nba.com/nba_news/yaoadelman_070704.html

    SHANGHAI, China (AP) -- Yao Ming suspects things will work out well with Rick Adelman coaching the Houston Rockets. The star center says Adelman's up-tempo game reminds him of the way the Chinese national team plays.

    Attending a Special Olympics event Wednesday in his hometown of Shanghai, Yao said he had several conversations in Houston with the former Sacramento Kings coach.

    "Our exchanges were very good,'' Yao said. "I'm pretty familiar with his style. It's pretty much like the national team's.''

    Hoping to end the team's recent history of postseason flops, Houston hired Adelman in May to replace Jeff Van Gundy, Yao's first and only other coach in the NBA.

    Adelman, favors a fast-paced, high-scoring offense in contrast to Van Gundy's more methodical, defensive approach.

    "It's a whole new situation, and I expect big things of next season,'' Yao said.

    Yao felt an emotional impact with Van Gundy's departure. It was Van Gundy who had pushed hard to acquire Yao from his former team, the Shanghai Sharks.

    "I spent four years with him so naturally the impact on me is relatively bigger,'' Yao said.

    Earlier, Yao joined more than 1,000 athletes and volunteers at a suburban community center in creating tiles for a ceramic wall to promote the Special Olympics, which Shanghai is hosting from Oct. 2-11.

    Yao was cheered when he entered the auditorium. He bantered on stage with a host before discussing the Special Olympics project with a ceramics specialist and an intellectually disabled athlete.

    Yao also congratulated China's latest entrants to the NBA, Yi Jianlian and Sun Yue, who were drafted last week by Milwaukee and the Los Angeles Lakers. Yao urged Yi to concentrate on his game and let Yi's representatives handle attempts to work out a trade from the Bucks.

    "The most important thing is to play well,'' Yao said. "A player's value is how he performs on the court.''


    Glad Yao is optimistic about Adelman coming in. But the sports writer forgetting about Rudy Tomjanovich is just blatantly wrong.
     
  2. Stephen1616

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    any body else see a couple problems with this article? Where is Rudy?
     
  3. Matchman

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    We need to sign Francis to Houston, Adelman's system needs more players to drive to the basket
    we have 2.5 so far (McGrady, James, 0.5 Synder if he ever gets off the bench)
     
  4. trustme

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    I think they got mixed up between Rudy and Gundy.
     
  5. Carl Herrera

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    The translation was horrible, but I am glad to hear the Stro is joining Yao in Shanghai.
     
  6. MLittle577

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    :eek:
     
  7. Barkley

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    Well everybody expects big things, big changes with Adelman. He will let them play their best, I mean offense. TRacy said he wants to play more off the ball and he wants to be a scorer and now Yao. I have a great feelin' that it will be a great season guys
     
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    This article is from NBA.COM, the official website of National Basketball Association?
     
  9. Barkley

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    Yes. www.nba.com
     
  10. Brazil_Fan

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    Adelman is YAO's third Coach in Rockets.
     
  11. MLittle577

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    Wow, maybe my "ass" can take up a career in sports writing. Since many reporters seem to be writing out of theirs.
     
  12. Slick Rick

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    Just what we need another point guard! We only have about 5,000 on the team. Maybe Francis can play the 2 even if he couldn't do it in Orlando or New York. Let Francis join his "buddy" on the Clippers team.
     
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    it's hosted on the nba site, but written by

    "By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press Writer"

    not an NBA.com employee... but still a pretty big omission
     
  14. robbie380

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    here are some of his other articles....looks like he writes about china all the time.

    Christopher Bodeen Articles
     
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    Wow, great article by AP. :rolleyes:
     
  16. Lumix

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    What a calcuated omission.

    This Chris Bodeen is really great...


     
  17. Mr. Clutch

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    I think it will be a great season with Adleman. Gundy didn't know what to do with 3 scorers in Yao, Mac, and Bonzi, so he barely played Bonzi.

    Adelman will use all 3 of those guys PLUS Mike James and build a beautiful offense.
     
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    I liked the part where Harry teamed up with Gandalf to fight against Darth Vader.
     
  19. allforone

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    Yeah, in Adelman's coming, I am seeing a faster 2002 Yao ,a 2003~4 T-Mac and a whole bunch of uptempo players ...Go Rox

    and BTW, Yao was right, Yi jianlian shouldn't be that annoyingly arrogant .....U played only the chair ,and I see no difference between u and S-swift
     
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    Duh...what else is Yao supposed to say? Between the game seasons, it is the players' job to whet the fans' appetite for the upcoming season.

    I personally see us struggling the first half to learn a whole new system while incorporating some of the incoming players...such as Bonzi :p
     

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