On Kentavious Caldwell-Pope:
You know where confidence comes from? Confidence comes from work. I honestly believe that, in anything any of us does. If you’re prepared, you tend to be more confident, and that guy’s worked his butt off. He got ready, he had a great summer league, he continued to work the entire summer, he’s worked virtually every day with (assistant coach) Bob Beyer — every day. They watch film, they work on stuff, he works in the weight room.
He knows he’s ready. It’s hard to be that confident if you haven’t prepared yourself, and he has, and I think that’s what leads to his confidence. If you’re shooting hundreds of shots every day, and you’re watching the ball go in, go in, go in, go in, yeah, it raises your confidence. If you don’t do that, I don’t know what you base your confidence on.