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Doc on Dirk: There’s never been a player like him
Posted By Mike Petraglia On January 18, 2010 @ 8:28 pm In General | No Comments
Doc Rivers  has seen plenty of great players in his time as a player and coach in the NBA.
But he says he’s never seen one like Dirk Nowitzki .
What makes the 7-foot big man so special is his ability to roam the court like a guard.
“I don’t think there’s ever been a player like Dirk, honestly,” Rivers said. “He’s a rare [player]. He’s literally an original. There’s been seven-footers who can shoot, there’s been seven-footers who can pass but there’s been none who can do all of them.”
“I was laughing with Reggie Miller,” Rivers said. “They’re running plays for Dirk that we run for Ray Allen  and teams [used to] run for Reggie Miller. Bringing him off triple-screens. You just haven’t seen that. The next coming of that would be the kid in Oklahoma, [Kevin] Durant . They’re the only two guys like that.”
Rasheed Wallace  picked a heckuva time to come back after a three-game hiatus with a sore left foot. He had the task of guarding Nowitzki.
“I don’t know if this is the perfect game for him to come back and face Dirk Nowitzki ,” Rivers said. “That’s a tall order but that’s the order we have and he’s got to follow through.”
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 Doc Rivers: http://media.weei.com/basketball/doc-rivers.htm
 Dirk Nowitzki: http://weei.stats.com/nba/playerstats.asp?id=3252&team=
 Listen to Rivers rave about Dirk: http://greenstreet.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/011810_docrivers_neverbeenaplayerlikedirk.mp3
 Reggie Miller: http://media.weei.com/basketball/reggie-miller.htm
 Kevin McHale: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kevin-mchale.htm
 Ray Allen: http://media.weei.com/basketball/ray-allen-celtics.htm
 Kevin] Durant: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kevin-durant.htm
 Rasheed Wallace: http://media.weei.com/basketball/rasheed-wallace.htm
 Dirk Nowitzki: http://media.weei.com/basketball/dirk-nowitzki.htm
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