"Thanks for waiting. Sorry to keep you. Glad we got the win. I was disappointed to let a nineteen point lead to dissipate to a five point lead in a four minute stretch. Our lack of ability to block out….They had eighteen offensive rebounds. That a lot of offensive rebounds for a team to get. Granted, they shoot a lot of three so they had some long rebounds. I thought Luc was terrific tonight all around. Defensively, rebounding he did a great job for us, and was very solid in all aspects. He was the player of the game without question. Questions?"
What's the report on
So what's the time on him?
"You know, pain tolerance. You know, he practiced hard on Sunday when we got back. There's some twinging there, but it's not a sprain that should keep him out for much longer."
Can you talk about
Aaron said he thought one of the problems this team this team has so far is maintaining focus for an entire game. Do you agree with that?
"I thought we got a little cute when we allowed them to come back as opposed to having the proper killer instinct to keep up what we had done to get us to that point. We had some turnovers. We had a hard time grabbing some rebounds that were right in our hand, and not able to grab them and bring them in."
Coach, could you talk about Darren Collison's play in the second half?
"I thought Darren made some big shots down the stretch when the game was close. He played a lot of minutes tonight. He played 28. His big challenge is gonna be becoming a better defender. At a couple points during the game he lost his defensive intensity. Every time, against a good team, you do that you get hurt by it. On time not trailing when you're supposed to trail. That guy, the kid he was playing against, Wilson…Jamar, is a very good player. You got to give them credit. Those were tough kids, and they've got a veteran group of guys."
Did you just get the results on
"Actually, no, I got the results when I got in at . At . The report is printed up. It's a radiology report…official… the lead radiologist here. Believe me, there's no doubt about it. I was excited, happy, elated, but it was obviously on my mind for most of the day. When I got here this morning there was some confusion about it. I'm glad we put it to rest."
Do you expect him to play Sunday?
"We're gonna take tomorrow off, and
we'll see. I think
Coach, Luc had such a solid game. Can you talk about his development as a freshman? Is Alfred close with him? Is he excited for Luc?
"Oh yeah, they're close friends
being that they're roommates and from the same country. Alfred did go through
warm ups today. He's getting excited he's getting closer. I think that's a good
question, because we're gonna have him start to practice for about 45 minutes
starting Thursday. Hopefully he can come in for a few minutes by the time we
play Sunday against
I'm excited for Luc. Forget about Alfred. I mean, I'm the one who's really excited. He's gonna be a good player. He got thirteen rebounds again. He had a double-double. He's leading us in rebounding right now. We just gotta get someone down there with the same production in terms of rebounding."
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