Post Game Interview with Coach Taylor Jenkins 2-13-13
First year Head Coach of the Austin Toros Taylor Jenkins discusses Wednesday Night's victory over the Maine Red Claws 111-94 at the Cedar Park Center. Coming into the game, Maine was the 6th seed in the playoff standings and boasted a starting lineup of Top 30 D League Prospects as well as 5 All Stars. But the Toros' team play proved to be too much for the Red Claws.
The Toros have been playing very well of late, winners of 10 of their last 14 games.
All season long, Coach Taylor has been preaching team ball on offense and holding the opposition under 40% FG and 24 points per quarter on defense. After a 7-9 start, the team has responded, and the Toros are now 6th seed in the playoff standings while only 2.5 games back of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers at the top of the Central Division.
Here's what the coach had to say about Wednesday night's game:
Next Toros Home Game
The next home game for the Austin Toros is Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 3pm at the Cedar Park Center against the Iowa Energy. Sunday is "Family Fun Day!". Game package includes: 1 Toros Game Ticket / 1 Hot Dog / 1 Soda for the low price of just $11!
To order your Family Fun Day tickets, please call the Austin Toros at 512-236-8333.
The 2011 D League Champion Iowa Energy, owned and operated by The Chicago Bull, Denver Nuggets, New Orleans Hornets, & Washington Wizards, are lead by #9 ranked D League Prospect Chris Wright (Georgetown) averaging 14 pts and 7 assists and former Rookie of the Year Othyus Jeffers (Illinois), averaging 15 points and 6 rebounds. The Toros will play their first two games in Des Moines against the Energy on Thursday and Friday after the All Star Break and then come home to face them at the Cedar Park Center on Sunday.
The Toros are lead by San Antonio Spurs Assignee & D League All Star Cory Joseph (20pts /5 reb / 5 asst) along with 17th ranked Chris Roberts, 22nd ranked Rick Jackson (nightly double double averaging 10 points and 10 boards) and 27th ranked Tyler Wilkerson. Given the championship experience of Jamarr Sanders and the development of JaMychal Green, it's no wonder the Toros are playing great basketball.