It took me about four days to recover.
Why and how, I'm not sure. I think we underestimate their feeling of history, the fact that they care. I think they get pinned with a broad brush: 'They don't care, it doesn't matter to them.' But I think our best players will step up.
It puts a smile on my face, ... excitement and trust and confidence and leadership. And as importantly, a whole lot of talent. I think he's got a unique combination of talent, skill, personality and backs it up. He does things with a certain flair. You don't have to be a basketball person to see that.
Losing is just sad. It was gnawing at everyone. Something had to change.
We view him as an integral part of our future and as a player who will continue to develop and expand his game, much as he has during his first three years in the NBA. Mike is a player who has improved every year that he has been in the league.
Much appreciated. It's a celebration of the past, but I look forward to it. I get to see a lot of people that were instrumental in my development and, to this day, are still a part of my life.
All of that has been deeply damaging to the process.
Their parents are serving us. We're just trying to give a little back to them. The way they serve our country and protect us, what we're doing is very small. It's been my pleasure to be here, and I thank God for our troops.
The fans, Mr. Cohan, they deserve better, and they're going to get better. I've got a terrible taste in my mouth. ... I don't feel we lack talent. How that talent plays together and ultimately wins together, it's my job to fix, because this year did not go the way I wanted it to, and that's on me. There's no place else to look but right here.