—— 独家对话Reggie Miller
ChinaPacers.com不知不觉已经走过了10年，当初建这个网站的动力来自于Reggie Miller。在我们十周年纪念前夕，站长越洋电话独家采访了隐居洛杉矶的Reggie Miller，共叙当年峥嵘岁月，展望未来踌躇大计。当中有很多内容是Reggie Miller之前的访谈中从未提及过，这里你将首次听到他的心声：( 有兴趣的朋友，可以下拉页面阅读英文原声笔记)
站长：近年来Pacers有了不少改变，Donnie Walsh, 教练们，球员们，甚至Mel Daniels都离开了。你是否仍然关注Pacers，关注度超过其他NBA球队？
站长：是的，他们去年来了北京，我跟全队上下都见过面，Slick Leonard，Mark Boyle，所有人，我们都很开心。我带他们逛了北京，如果你来中国，我们很乐意奉陪。
站长：Dell Curry的儿子（站长注：即Stephen Curry，去年开始在金州勇士效力）去年进了NBA了，不禁让我们想起，不知何日会见到Reggie Miller的儿子也有这一天？如果你有孩子，会不会让他们打NBA？
Reggie：是的，我们和ESPN制作了《Winning Time--Reggie Miller v.s. Knicks》节目。我们还有一间自己的制片公司，一直在制作一些小成本的独立电影。
( Transcript of ChinaPacers.com - Reggie Miller interview on July.8, 2010. CP -- ChinaPacers.com; RM -- Reggie Miller)
CP: Hello, Reggie!
RM: How are you, my friend?
CP: I am fine, this is Holick from ChinaPacers.com, actually we met in Washington in 2004, I am not sure if you still remember.
RM: Ah, vaguely remember, but this is great to be a part of it, so thank you.
CP: Thank you, well, first of all, on behalf of all the Pacers fans in China, I would like to thank you for the 18-year amazing memories you gave us as a pacer.
RM: Well, thank you very much, eh… you know, 18 years in Indiana were very special and very blessed that you have such followers in China and it really does mean a lot, so thank you.
CP: As you know, the Pacers have not been doing quite well since you retired 5 years ago, but we (are) still keeping up the ChinaPacers.com because we believe in the spirit of Miller Time and your loyalty to the franchise. We have received about 50 questions from the fans yesterday but we selected some interesting ones to have a chat with you.
CP: You know, the Pacers changed a lot in recent years, Donnie Walsh, the coaches, the players, even Mel Daniels have left. Do you still care for the Pacers more than any other NBA teams?
RM: Do I care for the Pacers more than any other NBA teams? Of course! This was my first club!
CP: And why?
RM: I will always love the Pacers. They are always my first love even though the team has not done very well for last 5 or 6 years, en… you know, the Indiana Pacers franchise and team would be the only organization I know, so, em… I always have a lot of love for Indiana.
CP: Obviously the fans missed your game very much. Have you ever considered returning as a coach, or a front office executive to the Pacers?
RM: I will never rule out ever coming back as an executive or a general manager, I don’t think I would ever come back to coach…(It would be on) a management’s decision, position, but not necessary coaching but maybe president, um…something of that latitude.
CP: Well, that’s great news to us. The Pacers came to Beijing last year and we had a great time with the team. Have you ever been to China?
RM: I have never been to China, no.
CP: So do you have any plan traveling there?
RM: Some day!
CP: So if you do have a plan to come here to spare some time to be with the fantastic fans here.
RM: Oh, hopefully if I came to China, you would be my guide, correct?
CP: Yes, of course.
CP: My pleasure.
RM: Some day I would love to.
CP: So do let me know.
RM: The Pacers went (there) last year, right?
CP: Yes, they came to Beijing last years, I met the whole team, I was with the team, Slick Leonard, Mark Boyle, and everybody, so we had great time. I showed them around Beijing. So you came here, we are glad to help.
RM: Ok, I am going to remember that.
CP: Dell Curry’s son entered the NBA last year, and this made us wondering when we can see Reggie Miller Jr. in the league. If you have kids, do you expect them to play (in the) NBA?
RM: Well, if I ever fortunate to have kids, I want them to do whatever they want to do. I will never push or force my kids to play basketball, hopefully, they will be able to find the path and the journey that they want to go. I never think (of this) because the parents are successful and the kids have to follow the parents’ success, hopefully they will be whatever they want to make them happy.
CP: You have retired for some time now, so what do you enjoy most after the post-career life?
RM: I like, um… I enjoy every day waking up, working out, mountain biking and for work, I really do enjoy broadcasting the games on TV.
CP: Are you still making movie?
RM: Yes. We did the Winning Time Reggie Miller vs. the Knicks on ESPN. Yes, we still have our production company while we are still making small independent films.
CP: Let talk more about the game. And, today’s game is somehow different from the 90’s; the players are shooting too much 3s, and even the power forwards are built to shoot 3s, if you were still playing, how would you adjust your game?
RM: Well, I think the rules are definitely more suited for my kind of style because the game is much more open and you’ve got to be able to knock down the 3-point shots. To tell you the truth, today’s game will be much easier for me and back when I played, there was a little bit more holding and chasing and you actually feed the ball down-low. Now as you have mentioned that power forwards and centers who can knock down 3-point shots, so I think that the game has probably revolve to, it’s more of a finesse game as it is a power game.
CP: So let’s talk about the shooters. You know the Pacers selected Paul George out of California, so is he love you game and what do you think of his game?
RM: Yes, I’ve never seen him played, um… I’ve heard good things that he is very athletic, he runs the floor well, um… he’s good in transition and he can shoot the 3s. But I personally haven’t seen him, so I am curious to see how his game is going to match with Danny Granger.
CP: Ok, so I think Danny’s working out in L.A. during the summer time, not sure if you have time to catch up with him and show him how to be a franchise player?
RM: Well, Danny definitely is Pacers’ franchise player. They have mediocre team, so… um… the Pacers have a player where they can build around in Danny Granger, and they just need some other guys that can step up and play like how Danny Granger is playing.
CP: Reggie, would you mind say something to the Chinapacers.com and the Pacers fans in China?
RM: Absolutely. First of all, I would like to thank you guys for all your support, and love, especially throughout my 18-year career as an Indiana Pacer. People don’t understand how much the game has involved, how far and wide the basketball has reached. We have so many friends and gracious fans, um… in China, it really does mean a lot and please continue to have that support for the Indiana Pacers as well as Reggie Miller.
CP: Great, thank you, Reggie.
RM: Thank you.
CP: It’s great to chat with you and hopefully the Pacers can restore the spirit and passion of your time one day.
RM: Thank you very much.