Locker Room Report: Mark Gottfried

RALEIGH, NC -- Head coach Mark Gottfried met with the media following the Pack's opening night win over Appalachian State on Friday night.

Mark Gottfried

"A lot to like tonight. I thought defensively our guys, at times, were very good."

"We were able to get some easy baskets, get out and run. In the second half I thought our defense helped us get some fast break opportunities."

"I thought [Lee] was really good. I liked his toughness defensively too. Dez was a guy fighting through screens, he doesn't mind contact."

"Defensively he was terrific and offensively he was very very good."

"That [small line-up] might be able to give us some versatility to really attack the basket, spread the floor and take guys off the dribble which I thought we did really well tonight."

"I think our young guys are doing okay. They are learning - we just have to get them to rebound the ball a little better right now."

"Cat - he's a tough, competitive guy. I think [the foul] did kinda get the juices flowing a little bit. Probably with everybody too - that was hard, tough foul."

"We made some adjustments at halftime on how we were going to defend the ball screen and for a young group they adjusted pretty well - and that's good. They are paying attention and trying to do exactly what they are asked to do."

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