The more games you coach, the more comfortable you feel.
There's a reason the Spurs are the defending champions. They really execute down the stretch. They just don't make many errors, and if you do, they really punish you.
It's a big loss. He is a big part of our team. You hate to have any of your players hurt, whether it is one game or 80 games. You hate it if it's your best player or your 12th man.
We had a great preseason. The guys responded with what coach (George Karl) wanted early on in pace of the game, togetherness and defensive intensity. We've improved in those areas with a couple of setbacks, but we've improved each game.
I wanted to win it for them more than I wanted to win a championship. It was sad losing them, but the least we could do was win for them.
George is one of the toughest guys I've ever been around. He has that tough look, but mentally he's as tough as they get. To have him go through what he had to deal with last year ... it's probably worse now with his son.
I believe this with all my heart: The greatest coach of all time in my eyes is my mom. She's instilled in me a toughness and a perseverance and just a never-quit mentality, and I thank her every day for providing me, for what she sacrificed her life for.
You don't think the losing is ever going to end, but when it does end, you get to enjoy it and keep working with it and keep getting it better, and that's where we are.
You worked every day to earn what's on the table, literally. It was a week-to-week thing. And I wouldn't change it. I would not change it for anything.
Progress and Poverty was the most closely knit, fascinating, and convincing specimen of argumentation that, I believe, ever sprang from the mind of man.
When you have an intense game, you're going to have arguments. I have no problem with it. I think it's healthy.
You play 20 games, you have one bad game, I think any team in this league will live with that.
Mind games to me are overrated.
I love being in the gym.
I've never talked to our guys about being young. That's an easy crutch to fall on. You really just have to come in and build the spirit up of your team by working them everyday, showing them examples of what they've done and reinforce their work.