“You got to do things with a motor.”
On Norris Cole:
“He’s all about the team, he gets them the ball. You’re always a popular guy when you find people when they’re open.”
On LeBron James:
“From the seventh grade on, he has lived in a world that none of us can relate to. He’s been anointed as the best player. That can usually distort your perception of what matters, and how much you should be working. He understands the whole puzzle in terms of not only individual work, where he’s going to push himself, but to be out here every day. Shootarounds, practices, film sessions, he’s lacing ‘em up. He doesn’t always feel great, but he’s going to be there to make this thing work.”
“You generally get what you deserve in this league and we earned that loss tonight.”
On Michael Beasley:
“It’s just about developing every single day he gets out here. He’s been diligent and consistent with his work and his focus. That’s all he has to think about right now.”
“We have to spend a lot of time offensively with our spacing and the pace of doing things. We can’t take it for granted because when we don’t get to our spots and we don’t do it with energy it can look pretty ugly, very quickly.”
Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra on what he learned from Pat Riley.
Professionalism. Your attention to detail has to be at such a high level that you start to build very good habits early. Commitment to discipline, hard work — those qualities you learn pretty quickly when you work for him.