Postgame Quotes - February 25, 2011
Pistons at 76ers
Philadelphia: Doug Collins | Elton Brand | Thaddeus Young
Pistons Head Coach John Kuester
(On whether he thought he would get ejected) "Oh, absolutely not. Not at all. First of all, give Philadelphia credit. They played a good game. They shot the ball well but I thought our guys played hard. We cut our numbers down as you well know. These guys gave me everything they had."
Pistons Guard Will Bynum
(On current Pistons situation) "I don't have any thoughts on anything that's going on. I just try to stay professional and positive throughout whatever's going on. You know, because it's still a business. It's still my job to be a professional basketball player, so that's what I'm trying to do."
76ers Head Coach Doug Collins
(On reaching .500) "We dug ourselves a huge hole. For them to do what they have done…I really feel bad for John Keuster and what he was going through today. He gets thrown out of the game and you could just see the angst and the pressure on him. Being a coach, obviously I feel for coaches like that. From our standpoint, I thought that our guys did a good job of not letting that affect them or distract us—what was happening in Detroit. We did not let that affect us. To me, that shows a lot of maturity."
76ers Forward Elton Brand
(On reaching .500) "It seems that teams [that are] .500 are pretty mediocre, but it’s a great feeling from where we came, three and 13. Since January 2nd, we are 12 and 4. That’s one of the best records in the league. Top five records in the league. So we’re proud of ourselves and worked hard to achieve that."
76ers Forward Thaddeus Young
(On the state of the 76ers) "Yeah, I’m definitely much more comfortable. It’s great, you got a great coach, great coaching staff, great group of guys who’s been through it all. We’re all here for one thing and it’s to try to get to the playoffs and potentially win a championship. Right now, we’re just taking it game by game. Just trying to stay focused."