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Sloan’s little known thought about the Rockets

May 3rd, 2007
by John

I thought it was interesting what the Salt Lake newspaper wrote about what Utah coach Jerry Sloan said a few days ago, which was:

Coach Jerry Sloan has been saying that the Rockets are “built for a championship” with Yao Ming and McGrady, and recently added a touch of statistical evidence to support his claim.

“It’s always been interesting to me, over years of watching basketball, every team that wins a championship has a guard who gets five or six rebounds a game,” he said.

And you know who has that?

The Rockets, not the Jazz. McGrady averages 5.3 rebounds per game, while none of the Jazz guards averages more than the 3.3 that Williams pulls down.

However, Williams has grabbed 16 boards in the playoffs (now 28, 5.6 per game), compared with 14 (now 26, 5.2 per game) for McGrady”

I hope Jerry is right.

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