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PTRW #779 TARIK BLACK

Posted in Tarik Black with tags on November 22, 2014 by hoopscoach

My role remains constant. That’s why whether I come out on the floor whether my name is called in the starting lineup or by coach coming off the bench with time ticking off the clock, it really doesn’t matter. Just go out there, be an energy guy, rebound the ball, look for open spots for an opportunity to score and do what I need to do for the team to win. That’s what I’m all about, the team winning. It’s not about me. It’s about the Rockets.”

PTRW #778 DARREN COLLISON

Posted in Darren Collison with tags on November 22, 2014 by hoopscoach

“I really think it’s just practice. Our work ethic, the fact that we get out there defensively. We’re always getting after each other. We’re fighting, we’re arguing, we’re trying to win every single game against each other, so it starts in practice too. We’re trying to make a commitment on the defensive end and I think that’s where it starts. We consider ourselves as one of the top defensive teams in the NBA and that’s our goal, so I think that’s what’s helping us out right now.”

PTRW #777 DEMARCUS COUSINS

Posted in DeMarcus Cousins with tags on November 22, 2014 by hoopscoach

“Not worried about individual stats. A lot of selfishness is gone, I could even say it with myself. I’m not worried about if I’m touching the ball or not. So it’s a lot more team-oriented and at the end of the day, it’s about winning a game, so that’s the biggest thing that’s changed in this locker room.”

PTRW #776 JOHN WALL

Posted in John Wall with tags , on November 22, 2014 by hoopscoach

Asked about the temptation to get into one on one battles against Kyrie Irving:

“I’m not a one-on-one guy. I win games by playing it the team way: getting open shots for my teammates, moving the ball, getting the hockey assists. That’s how I win games. Those one-on-one matches, some people look at it by numbers. I look at it by filling the stat sheet and coming out with the ‘W’.”

PTRW #775 ANDREW BOGUT

Posted in Andrew Bogut with tags , , , on November 22, 2014 by hoopscoach

On what Steve Kerr,  his head coach has done for his overall game:

“They’re running me in the high post a lot more and utilising my passing and it’s been great so far. Steve Kerr’s turned around my career and getting me back involved offensively, too, helps. He’s a very fair coach, he’s not a negative guy, he’s just got a positive vibe about him to be around every day and I’ve really enjoyed working with him so far and I think it will only get better.”

PTRW #774 KIRK HINRICH AND MIKE DUNLEAVY

Posted in Kirk Hinrich, Mike Dunleavy with tags , on November 21, 2014 by hoopscoach

From Tom Thibodeau:

“Two great pros. Tough minded, give you everything they have. Both of those guys are great pros. When you have young guys like we do, that’s the best kind of leadership you can have. They come in every day, they practice hard, they execute. Do all the right things.”

PTRW #773 CHRIS PAUL

Posted in Chris Paul with tags , on November 19, 2014 by hoopscoach

“We’ve got to be hungry on defense. We’ve got to want to stop teams just as much as we want to score.”

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