Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 6/10/12
If more modern day fans remember Eddie House's key contributions to the 2008 championship team, they would've loved this week's WTHHT player, Jerry Sichting. Jerry Sichting (pronounced SEE-sting) was originally drafted by the Warriors in the 4th round of the 1979 draft, 82nd overall.  He stayed with the team through training camp only to be cut as a victim of a number's game.  He'd briefly try the CBA in Maine and then returned to Indiana to work in a sporting good store.  The following season the Pacers conducted a tryout camp and anyone with any aspirations of playing in the NBA was invited to attend.  Jerry went and though incredibly out of shape, was good enough to get invited to the Pacers' summer camp in LA.  He'd eventually make the team that year as the final cut over Kenny Natt. By his 3rd year in Indiana, he began to receive some actual playing time.  In the 1984 season he played in 80 games starting them all.  In 1985 he played in 70 games starting 25.  But the Pacer...
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