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PTRW #613 DWANE CASEY

Posted in Basketball, Dwane Casey with tags on April 23, 2014 by hoopscoach

“We have a rule, we want guys around the huddle (during timeouts).”

PTRW #612 LANCE STEPHENSON

Posted in Basketball, Lance Stephenson with tags on April 22, 2014 by hoopscoach

“I’m going to try to come out early and throw the first punch and get some assists, get some rebounds and get the tempo out running.”

PTRW #611 TOM THIBODEAU

Posted in Basketball, Tom Thibodeau with tags on April 22, 2014 by hoopscoach

“Five-man offense, five-man defense, and everyone is connected. If one guy is not doing their job, it’s going to make everyone look bad. We have to be tied together.”

PTRW #610 TONY ALLEN

Posted in Basketball, Tony Allen with tags on April 22, 2014 by hoopscoach

“It’s just a competition at the end of the day. It’s ain’t about me. It’s about the Grizzlies coming in here basically playing grit-and-grind basketball and holding our hats on the defensive end.  The biggest thing is just not getting discouraged and just keep fighting throughout the game.”

PTRW #609 DOC RIVERS

Posted in Basketball, Doc Rivers with tags on April 22, 2014 by hoopscoach

“We really kept the game simple. When a guy had an open shot, he took it. When he didn’t, he passed. It’s very difficult to guard when the ball moves as quickly as it did.”

PTRW #608 NENE

Posted in Basketball, Nene with tags on April 21, 2014 by hoopscoach

“I’m here to help my team.”

PTRW #607 CHARLES BARKLEY

Posted in Basketball, Charles Barkley with tags on April 21, 2014 by hoopscoach

“It’s the play-offs, you can’t be casual.”

PTRW #606 JOAKIM NOAH

Posted in Basketball, Joakim Noah with tags on April 20, 2014 by hoopscoach

“I feel like I got my heart and my toughness playing out in the streets.”

PTRW #605 CHRIS DOUGLAS-ROBERTS

Posted in Basketball, Chris Douglas-Roberts with tags on April 20, 2014 by hoopscoach

“When I was out of the league I was lifting, running, riding a bike, shooting. I never worried because I worked so hard. When I was at home, when nobody was interviewing me, I was diligently working. I created my own ice bucket with a garbage can. I felt when you’re in debt to the game, success is expected. Your time is going to come. And I always knew when it came I’d be ready.

“I never wanted to be a liability. I never want a coach to look at me and say, ‘He can’t do this.’ So I want to shoot high percentage from 3s, high percentage from the field. I want to defend the best player. I just want to be somebody that has to be out there. If I’m not out there it’s because somebody is having a better night, not because of something I’m not doing.”

Bobcats head coach Steve Clifford:

A lot of it just goes to the basic nature of who he is. He’s highly competitive, he’s very bright and he’s tough. And he’s really seen it all, right? He’s hungry. And the other part about him, he puts the work in to prepare to play well. He’s always in here. Look, he’s being rewarded for all his hard work.”

PTRW #604 KAWHI LEONARD

Posted in Basketball, Kawhi Leonard with tags on April 20, 2014 by hoopscoach

From Gregg Popovich:

“He has a great capacity to absorb things and he works hard. He comes early to practice. He stays after. Our development guys work with him constantly and he wears them out. So he really wants to be good and he’s got some talents to work with, so that’s a good combination.”

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