Rondo’s second day in China was spent mostly speaking with the Chinese media and meeting with Anta executives. Rondo and Doug Bibby, his close friend, mentor & former coach, talked about the upcoming “Control Camp” sponsored by Anta. They held a press conference at Anta’s flagship store in Beijing. Celtics strength & conditioning coach Bryan Doo also attended today’s events.
Hoop China did a brief interview with Rajon after the presser. Here are some of the highlights:
On his main goal with the Celtics..
“I want to win a championship-I want to win another championship….I want to get back to being a contender and compete for a championship.”
On last year’s dismal season:
“It’s part of it you know..you can’t have a great team every year…if you do you’re very fortunate.”
On the Celtics two picks from the 2014 draft:
“They’re very very young….they make me feel old..we’re going to need energy from the young guys & I look forward to playing with those guys.”
Who is the next Rajon Rondo:
On which sport he would play if he wasn’t in the NBA:
In a separate interview with Sina, which I should have for you tomorrow, Rondo called KG his “brother” & says he “fully supports” him in any decision to play or retire & also says he’s talked to and spent time with Paul Pierce this summer. As soon as I have that interview translated or obtain video, I’ll post it here.
Here is a clip of his discussion with Hoop China, as well as a photo gallery from Tuesday. Thanks to Sina & CFP for the pics.