Monday, July 18, 2005

Jerry Sichting

Boston Celtics
6-1 175 Guard

Another of those "outhouse-to-the-penthouse" types who escaped a career on the garbage heap in Indiana and now wears a championship ring... Celts signed him as free agent for $825,000 over four years, including bonus of $125,000... Gave Boston the outside shooting it needed... Was average player with Pacers and would have been that for nearly any team other than Celtics, who needed him only to do what he does best -- shoot -- and for only 19.5 minutes per night... Made 42 of his last 61 shots during regular season, when he was only Celtic not to block a shot... Showed he can take a punch when Houston's Ralph Sampson clocked him twice on the chops in Game 5 of finals. "I didn't know if that was a punch or a mosquito," said Sichting. "My son hits harder than that and he's only three years old."... Born Nov. 29, 1956, in Martinsville, Ind.... Drafted 82nd overall by Warriors in 1979, out of Purdue.

Relevant Stats:
6.5 ppg, 57.0 FG% 92.4 FT%

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