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June 30, 2008 in Off-Season

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I know I am about the most horrible blogger in the planet (I am working on getting my masters, cut me some slack.) but this is just a quick post.  I love when Jonathon Feigan posts something about his talks with other people and Chuck just “comes up”.  Scroll down the comments until you get about half way down.

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(A few weeks ago, I was visiting with Tom Thibodeau, the former Rockes assistant that ran the Celtics defense. I mentioned to him that it was really something to see that defense he and Jeff always ran with the Rockets work with a long and active four like Kevin Garnett, the Defensive Player of the Year. He said a few words about Garnett, particularly about his practice habits and consistent effort and then launched into a long spiel about Chuck Hayes, his style, his strengths, the ways they could defend because they had him. I never mentioned Hayes or the Rockets. We all know there are things Hayes cannot do, but the qualities Tom talked about were very tangible. Clearly, he disagreed with your assessment that Hayes sucks, but what does he know about NBA defense. It’s not as if he will ever win anything as a coach in this league. As for Ridnour, I don’t think they would spend their summer allowance on a backup point guard. — Jonathan)

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Calfornia Fitness opening
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September 15, 2007 in Appearances

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Chuck and some of the other NBA players from the charity game were with Yao at the opening of his new 24 Hour Fitness in Bejing.  Thanks to Pryuen at Clutchfans for the links to the pics.

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Yao/Nash Charity Gala Game Day
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September 15, 2007 in Appearances

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Practice with the Chinese National Team

Game Time

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Yao/Nash Charity Gala – Dinner Day
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September 15, 2007 in Appearances

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Sightseeing

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Arriving at the Gala dinner

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Interview during Gala practice
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September 15, 2007 in News

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Thanks to freemaniam at Clutchfans for the sohu.com link

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Charity Gala Game Time & Channel
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September 12, 2007 in Appearances

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Thought I would post the details of how you can watch the charity event in China this week. The game will start at 7:30 am ET Friday morning and will be shown on CCTV5. There are a few different programs that will allow you to stream the game, ppstream is the most popular.
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Yao/Nash Charity Gala – Press Conference
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September 12, 2007 in Appearances

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Article Link about Yao translated by pryuen at Clutchfans.net

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The entire Houston Rockets team has started all out practicing. Chuck Hayes said: “I have been training together with our team mates these 2 days, and I’ve a first hand experience of the abilities of Luis Scola. He has excellent footwork in the interior, and his shooting touch out from the 15-feet ranges is also great.”

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Hayes at home in Houston and Lexington
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August 26, 2007 in Former Teams

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The travel hasn’t yet started to wear on Chuck Hayes.

The former UK forward likes the hotels, loves the room service and enjoys seeing the country as a member of the NBA’s Houston Rockets.

Now he has a new reason to stay home.

Hayes averaged 5.6 points and 6.7 rebounds in 78 games for the Rockets last season and had a 12-point, 12-rebound performance in Game 2 of a first-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz.

But Hayes’ fondest memory of the season came on the first day of the playoffs, when son Dorian Hayes was born.

“Just knowing that he looks at you and smiles and has the same facial expressions that I do?” Hayes said. “I wouldn’t change a thing about him.”

This month Hayes signed a four-year contract with the Rockets.

Hayes — who said the first words he uttered to teammate Yao Ming were, “I’ve got your rookie card at home” — said he’s grown close to his teammates, especially former Illinois guard Luther Head, whom he constantly reminds of his resemblance to former UK point guard Cliff Hawkins.

But while he’s making a home in Houston, Hayes keeps Kentucky roots.

He visited UK last week for pickup games with current Wildcats and stopped by UK’s football practice with former teammate Ravi Moss, whose younger brother Austin is a sophomore defensive lineman.

Hayes said he spoke with new UK basketball coach Billy Gillispie in July and spent last week getting acquainted with the current Cats. He said the team has “a lot of athletes.”

One in particular — freshman forward Patrick Patterson — made an impression.

“Patrick covers so much space because of his length,” Hayes said. “He can alter your shot if you’re over there and he’s way over here because his length is phenomenal.”

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[Modesto Bee] Hayes into big things
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August 12, 2007 in News

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Events both big and bigger are seeking out Chuck Hayes.

He wishes he could deal with them one at a time, but they’re not happening one at a time. They’re all good, and life-changing, he understands, yet more difficult and complex. You can’t check off this to-do list with a 3-point basket and a couple of assists.

Because Hayes, 24, has become, in order, a father, a millionaire and a businessman.

“I’m thrilled,” he said during a weekend stay in Modesto, “and busy.”

Wasn’t it just yesterday Hayes led the Modesto Christian Crusaders to within a hoop of a state Division I title? Wasn’t it just last week he was a small deity at Kentucky? Wasn’t it just the other day he signed a 10-day contract, one of those NBA sink-or-swim agreements, with the Houston Rockets?

“I’ve always been the underdog,” he said. “That’s perfectly fine with me.”

He didn’t have to add the following: It’s good to be the underdog when you’ve scored some serious coin.

Hayes capped a tedious and sometimes uncertain summer last week by signing a four-year contract with the Rockets. That is noteworthy by itself for an undersized power forward who averaged only 5.6 points and 6.7 rebounds last season.

He didn’t exhale until the Rockets agreed to reportedly pay him a base salary of $1.5 million for three seasons with an option for the fourth. Hayes received the job security he demanded, the payment for an offseason of questions and doubt.

For starters, there was the exit of coach Jeff Van Gundy, whose half-court style seemed to be a good fit for Hayes. Van Gundy’s successor is Rick Adelman, the former Sacramento Kings coach whose offense-minded let-it-roll approach invited speculation about Hayes’ future.

Adelman’s philosophy manifested itself in the Rockets’ personnel moves, beginning on draft day when they traded for rookie power forward Carl Landry. Then, about three weeks before Hayes signed his contract, the Rockets traded with the world-champion San Antonio Spurs for 6-foot-9 power forward Luis Scola, a gifted and experienced product of Argentina and, equally important, a talent Adelman coveted. Clearly, the Rockets seek more points from the position where Hayes started 43 games last season.

“It was pretty obvious,” Adelman said at the time, “we needed to fill that spot.”

Small wonder Hayes was worried.

Yet at the same time, the Rockets said all along they were intent on signing Hayes. Three weeks later, they made good on their word, though the series of events probably whacked years off Hayes’ life span.

“From now on, I’ll be watching the NBA Draft a lot closer,” he said. “When I heard about the first trade (Landry), I thought, ‘They’re bringing in a young guy. I’ll have to go at him to keep my job. I’ve got no problem with that.’ ”

The acquisition of Scola, however, struck Hayes like a slam dunk.

“I was thinking, ‘Maybe they (the Rockets) want to go in a different direction,’ ” he said. “I understand it’s a business but for a moment I was heartbroken. It was a long process, sometimes discouraging. I wondered for a while if Houston was the right place for me.”

Hayes discovered there was no problem in Houston, after all, whether or not he starts. See, Hayes’ identity in the NBA already is etched in stone. He overcomes his physical mismatches and offense shortcomings by being a little smarter and by, well, knowing the game and making his teammates better. Like his collegiate coach Tubby Smith always said, “All Chuck does is win.”

“It makes me feel appreciated that I’m not going unnoticed,” Hayes said. “It’s a stereotype that’s been put on me. I take pride in that label.”

Yes, life is full-court pressing Hayes. He used his weekend in Modesto to visit friends and get his newly expanded financial house in order. He’s also agreed to appear at the Modesto Basketball Reunion Dinner, a celebration of Slam-N-Jam’s 20-year anniversary along with state titles over the years by Modesto High and the Crusaders, Sept. 22 at Modesto Christian.

But before all contracts, appearances and all things hoops is Hayes’ baby son, who stops his father colder than a Shaquille O’Neal screen.

“Changes everything,” Hayes said. “What a numbing experience, to see fresh life looking at you and knowing it’s part of you. I’ve never had a feeling like that. It’s a different world.”

For Hayes, a bigger and better world.

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August 7, 2007 in News

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HOUSTON — Tracy McGrady hit a home run for a local elementary school.

The Rockets’ seven-time All-Star hosted his third annual T-Mac Celebrity Softball Tournament on Saturday, raising nearly

$200,000 for the renovation of a reading and learning center at Kashmere Gardens Elementary School in Houston.

It was the largest amount of money that the Tracy McGrady Foundation has raised in the event’s three-year history.

McGrady invited several big-name guests to participate in the tournament, including teammates Aaron Brooks, Steve Francis, Chuck Hayes, Luther Head, Mike James, John Lucas III and Kirk Snyder.

Indiana’s Jermaine O’Neal, the Clippers’ Sam Cassell, Denver’s J.R. Smith, Miami’s James Posey, Boston’s Glen “Big Baby” Davis, former NBA star Nick Van Exel and model/actress Vida Guerra also participated in the charity softball tournament.

The Tracy McGrady Foundation began the charity weekend by raising $20,000 during an auction at a comedy show.

McGrady fetched $8,500 by auctioning off a Kid’s Clinic with himself, while the charity also raised an additional $3,000 for a date with Guerra.

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