Archive for Detroit Pistons

PTRW #904 LUIGI DATOME

Posted in Luigi Datome with tags , , on April 30, 2015 by Red

Reflecting on his 12th season playing pro ball:

“I began it with big determination fighting for a spot in Detroit, with no results. I went to the gym EACH and EVERY day to prepare myself to be the most ready as possible when the holy occasion would have come.”

PTRW #861 ANDRE DRUMMOND

Posted in Andre Drummond with tags on January 14, 2015 by Red

“Every time I see a shot go up, it’s like a pass to me. Guys focus on points and getting assists. My goal is to go out and get 20 rebounds a night.”

PTRW #859 STAN VAN GUNDY

Posted in Stan Van Gundy with tags on January 8, 2015 by Red

After the Detroit Pistons 7th straight win:

“They’ve worked harder. They’ve been more attentive. A lot more together. We don’t have guys that are getting concerned about who’s in the game, or their playing time, or their shots.”

PTRW #856 ANTHONY TOLLIVER

Posted in Anthony Tolliver with tags on January 1, 2015 by Red

“Go out there and play the right way, move the ball and get shots for everybody.”

PTRW #792 STAN VAN GUNDY

Posted in Stan Van Gundy with tags , , on December 1, 2014 by Red

If you build the right habits and take care of the right things, then you’re going to be in a position to perform at as a high a level as you can, because so many other things come into it that you have no control over.

I’ve been really honest with them. There’s a laziness to our team. There is. It’s not that guys won’t work. They come out here and they work every day. So I’m not saying they’re lazy people. But we have some lazy habits in our game that – until we correct them – we’re going to have a hard time winning.

Our energy level in general, at both ends – half court, full court – needs to improve. We’ve talked about that a lot as a team. It’s probably the No. 1 priority and encompasses a lot of things. We’ve got to get a higher energy level, a better motor. I don’t totally know how to do that. A lot of that is within you. If I could only change one thing and I could wave a magic wand and change it, that would be my thing. We have to play with higher energy because it would take care of a lot of things. We do a lot of walking and jogging.”

PTRW #765 STAN VAN GUNDY

Posted in Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Stan Van Gundy with tags , on November 9, 2014 by Red

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.

PTRW #752 STAN VAN GUNDY

Posted in Stan Van Gundy with tags on October 31, 2014 by Red

“You can get blown out in games. Teams can go on runs. You’re missing shots, they’re knocking down shots. That can happen. But to get outcompeted and melting down and losing it and lose concentration and get discouraged, that has absolutely nothing to do with who’s out there. That’s just a matter of whether or not you want to compete.”

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