I’m just trying to demand that they do it the right way.
Why wouldn’t you do what we’re teaching? Why are you trying to break off? And then when they do the same thing three times, then I get a little more aggressive. Obviously you’re not hearing me so I’m gonna say this louder and a little bit closer to your face, so you hear what I’m saying. We’ve got to do some soul searching, individuals and as a staff. We’ve got to keep looking at ways we can help this team get better and demand more and more winning plays.
“We’re basically saying get ready and play your ass off.”
“I always have confidence, whether I miss four in a row or make four in a row, that the next one’s going in. To a coach, sometimes that might not make sense”
“It comes down to individual pride, individual pride defensively. You should hate somebody scoring on you as much as you love scoring on the next person.”
“I’m not paying attention to those people who say, ‘Oh, he used to average 20′. You know, they don’t know a lot about basketball. This is a team sport.”
Following the Pistons loss to the Celtics:
“They pushed the pace, the pace was fast tonight. We missed a lot of shots. They were just getting easy buckets and they kinda punked us in the beginning. That’s how I felt. They kinda punked us as a team. They were in us. They weren’t letting us catch the ball easy. They really had it out for us”