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.
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