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Yao defends Chinese coach

September 6th, 2007
by John

Yao has always been loyal to coaches and teammates who have caught alot of heat, as seen with Rudy Tomjanovich, Steve Francis, Jeff Van Gundy, just to name a few. Now he’s doing the same with embattled Chinese national team coach Jonas Kazlauskas, who recently lost 5 straight games in Europe, partly due to Yao’s recuperation and honeymoon.

China Daily reports that Yao said, “I have heard a lot of people speaking against him (Kazlauskas), but I am sure he is a great man, he unites the team and of course he should stay and lead us at the Beijing Olympics.”

“Some media are like grass atop a wall swaying in the wind. When you win some games, they cheer for you. But when you lose, they go to the other side.”

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