Forgot About Dre: Interview With Andre Miller

Posted in Andre Miller, Blogroll, Philadelphia 76ers, Rick Majerus on June 20th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

 

Dre and I sharing a smile at a recent Sixers media day

The player who intrigued me the most throughout the league this past season was Andre Miller. I was so impressed with his approach, work ethic and respect for the game. He willed the Sixers to wins they normally would have lost in the wake of the Iverson trade. I spoke with Andre sometime around Mother’s Day for a feature entitled Forgot About Dre, in the current issue of SLAM. Dude was very difficult to catch up with, but when we finally connected, he let me in a little and gave real rap.

I gained a lot of respect for former Utah coach Rick Majerus after doing this interview. He took a chance on Miller when most college coaches wouldn’t. Andre rewarded him with a great four years there.

I appreciated that Andre did this so close to the Sixers playoff exit at the hands of the Pistons. He and the squad give us Sixers fans something to look forward to for the first time in years.

Thanks.

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Friday Fire: Was Jemele Hill’s Hitler Remark Racist?

Posted in Adolph Hitler, Don Imus, Friday Fire, Jemele Hill, Kelly Tilghman on June 20th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Should not be fired

I have a daughter who is interested in journalism so that’s where my support for Jemele is locked. I truly feel she could ascend to the heights of Gwen Ifill (R.I.P Tim Russert) and I hope she gets there. This is about building a connection to the responsible yet foreseeable future. I want Jemele to get there. I will never give up on her…Whitlock either. That’s just how it is and how it will ever be…

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