If we play against Sonics in the playoff, Yao has a fan in the form of Sonics' coach. Maybe the coach would do Rockets a favor, that is, to coach his team badly. :biggrin:
Link= Sonics playoff primer</HEADLINE>Rich Myhre, Herald Net wrote:</BODYTEXT>
Coach Nate McMillan is a fan of 7-6 Houston center Yao Ming. The third-year player from China averages 18.2 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.93 blocked shots and shoots .549 from the field (third-best in the NBA), despite playing a modest 30.8 minutes a game.
"Yao has really improved," McMillan said. "Last year you could tell his conditioning was a problem. He also didn't understand post position and how to get there, but now he has all of that. He's in better shape, his post position is better and he now knows how to get deep.
"He also has the best footwork of a 7-foot guy that I've ever seen."