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Doug Christie says Harrison Barnes is the ‘soul and spirit’ of the Kings

Jan 24, 2023, 5:00 PM
Harrison Barnes #40 of the Sacramento Kings stands on the court during player introductions before ...
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 19: Harrison Barnes #40 of the Sacramento Kings stands on the court during player introductions before their game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Golden 1 Center on October 19, 2022 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Kings assistant coach Doug Christie joined Cattles & Ramie to discuss the team’s win over the Grizzlies on Monday, how important Harrison Barnes has been for the team and organization, and more.

Topics discussed include:

  • His thought on the team’s insane first-quarter shooting Monday.
  • Golden 1 Center is not like Arco Arena yet, but Doug believes it’s getting there with how involved and loud the fans have been recently.
  • If he’s ever experienced a quarter like Harrison Barnes has Monday night.
  • The impact Harrison Barnes has on the team and organization.
  • “I think he’s the soul and spirit of our team. I think he’s the professional example, what you want in Kings’ basketball on the court and off the court.”
  • Defensively, the team was locked in Monday against the Memphis Grizzlies, especially in the second half. Doug explains how they can carry that over and sustain that level of play going forward.
  • His thoughts on general manager Monte McNair receiving a contract extension.

Click here to watch and listen to the full interview with Sacramento Kings assistant coach Doug Christie.

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