Part 1 of Interview with Doug Christie
Nov. 26, 2012
MALIBU, Calif. Pepperdine Hall of Famer and NBA veteran Doug Christie recently sat down with PepperdineSports.com to talk about his time with the Waves and what made him such a great player (see Part 1 of the video at the bottom of the story).
Christie had a brilliant three years at Pepperdine, being named to numerous All-American honorable mention squads as a junior and senior and being picked as the WCC Player of the Year twice. The Waves went to the NCAA Tournament twice with Christie leading the way.
After being selected in the first round of the 1992 NBA Draft, he enjoyed a 15-year career in the NBA, longer than any other Wave, with seven different teams. One of the top stoppers of his era, Christie made the NBA's All-Defensive Team four times. He saw his most success with the Sacramento Kings, helping the team to two Pacific Division titles and to the 2002 Western Conference Finals.
He made 1,555 steals in his career, ranking in the NBA's all-time top 30 at the time of his retirement, and is listed among the franchise leaders in steals for both Toronto and Sacramento. Christie tied an NBA record when he made eight steals in one half against Philadelphia in 1997.