|Head Coach Alvin Gentry|
On preseason and Scola
"Obviously, there were some areas of improvement, but I liked the way some of the way the guys played. Scola didn’t play very many minutes, but you can see that he’s just a very effective player and had a good feel for the game."
On early indications
"It was just a good win, good preseason game. I think for us were trying to create a winning environment, so first and foremost, I think you have to do it at home. Just a typical preseason game, I think with a lot of good things, but there are still a lot of areas we need to work on."
On the offense
“I know the offense, I already played that offense when I was here. We have a lot of new players so we have to adjust and we have to give it some time but I think it is going well.
On playmaking ability
"I was playing like that when I was starting games in Houston. I try to involve my teammates, especially in the first 15 minutes, and then if everybody is dangerous to get a basket then it’s much easier for me. I’m going to get open shots and open lanes."
On low post development
“I do like working on my post game, right now I’m just trying to learn every play from two or three different positions, but that is something I want to improve on this year is my post game.”
On chemistry with Dudley
"It’s good, for the first two games it’s pretty decent. We’re talking to each other, we’re making things happen on the defensive end and he’s giving me a few pointers on the offensive end. It’s good.”
|Head Coach Terry Stotts|
On tonight's game
"I thought we were passive at the beginning of the game. The Suns came out and were the more aggressive team and we got in a hole. We fought back; we got to seven or six a few times, but couldn’t quite get over the hump. I was disappointed in the first six minutes where the Suns set the tone for the game."
On sluggish start
"We had no energy tonight, sloppy a little bit. Maybe sometimes we get a little tired but there are no excuses. The bench did a good job tonight though."
On playing from behind
"We were always playing from behind, yeah know? We kept trying to play catch up, spending more energy trying to play catch up, and once we actually caught up we were just out of gas."