Rodney Rogers on TNTMay 29th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by GD
Rodney Rogers’ interview by Chris Webber will be aired on TNT on May 29th, during the NBA Eastern conference finals.
Rogers who had been grievously injured in a dirt bike accident in November 2008, has been paralyzed shoulder down since. The near fatal injury occurred when he was thrown down in an all terrain vehicle (ATV) accident in North Carolina. Currently, he has been transferred from the Duke Hospital to Shepherd Center, Atlanta, which specializes in rehabilitation for people with catastrophic injuries. He is undergoing treatment there.
Rogers, 37, had played in 7 teams during his career, in teams like SUNS, WAKE FORESTS, CELTICS. He was signed up in 1993 and had played 12 NBA seasons. Later he worked for the City of Durham’s Public Works Department, in his hometown Durham, in order to keep himself busy, working as a heavy machinery operator. According to reports, he was promoted to a supervisory position six months ago.
Rogers has volunteered as a girl’s basketball coach, at a Durham middle school and has also set up a computer lab at a city public housing complex.
Rogers was the 1993 ACC Player of the Year. He had also earned the All America Honors at Wake Forest. He had won the league’s sixth man award in 1999-2000.
Rodney Rogers was born in June 20, 1971, in Durham, North Carolina, as Rodney Ahmad Ray Rogers. He is an Afghan-American. He had last played as power forward for the Philadelphia 76ers. Rogers was riding in the woods in the rural Vance County, in North Carolina, when he fell off the bike.
In 12 seasons, Rogers has an average of 25.3 minutes, 10.9 per game. He shot 34.7 percent, from 3 point range.
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