THE QUESTIONS WITH Troy Murphy Warriors Forward

February 13, 2006

What wasyour-welcome-to-the-NBA moment?
Training camp as a rookie playing against [6'7", 260-pound teammate] DannyFortson. That is the most physical guy I've ever played with.

Your mostembarrassing moment?
In college I got a haircut, and it was a freaking mullet. I had a [first] datethat night, and when I opened the door, she immediately started laughing. Itwas ugly.

What's one thingabout being in the NBA that people don't think about?
How many guys don't like flying. I've gotten better. I don't chew on the seatin front of me anymore.

If I weren't inthe NBA I'd ...
be a third base coach for the [Class A] Newark Bears. I would send everybody,no matter what. It's fun eating sunflower seeds, wearing the uniform, doing thesigns.

If I werecommissioner for a day I'd ...
rescind all fines for technical fouls. I've already got $4,000 [in fines thisyear].

LAST WEEK
The 6'11", 245-pound Murphy, of Morristown, N.J., averaged 20 points and10.3 rebounds in three games.

THIS WEEK
Murphy, 25, picked by SI for the U.S. world championship roster (page 94) willbe in Indiana and Cleveland with the Warriors.

PHOTOJIM REDMAN/ICON SMI (MURPHY HEAD SHOT) PHOTOJEFF GROSS/GETTY IMAGES (MURPHY ACTION)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)