5 Questions with Chris Wilcox

10th Annual Kids Day

Austin Gibbons interviewed Chris Wilcox as part of the Pistons' 10th Annual Kids Day.
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1. What did you study or major in college?

“When I was in college - I went there for two years, but I didn't get a chance to declare a major - I was taking a lot of business classes, so that I could know how to handle my business when I did get in the NBA.”

2. Is it hard to be friends with someone off the court when you might have to play against them in a game?

“No, it's cool. You got friends off the court, you got friends on the court and at the same time, at the end of the day, we're still all friends. But when you cross the line (into the game), we're not friends anymore.”

3. What are your next career goals, do you want to coach in the NBA?

“I wouldn't mind coaching in the NBA, but I'd probably want to do something else. I don't know yet, though, what I really want to do - maybe college first.”

4. Does your family live with you in Michigan?

“Yes, I have my family out here with me in Michigan.”

5. What are the three things you would recommend for someone to do who wants to play in the NBA?

“First, you have to get your school work together, get all your classes, do good in school. Then, you’ve got to work hard and you’ve got to be dedicated to it. You’ve got to put in the work. The third thing – you’ve got to repeat the first two.”