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Rick Adelman Quotes

Rick Adelman
He did fine, better than I thought. I think he was excited to start playing basketball again.
Rick Adelman
#Basketball

Rick Adelman
When you look at the team since we made the trade, we were in games, but we just couldn't get over the hump. The team's really getting accustomed to what we've got to do to win. We think we can beat anybody at this point. ... There's expectations for us now, and that's a good thing. When there's no expectations, it's no fun. It's drudgery.
Rick Adelman
#Games

Rick Adelman
We got to win that game. Simple as that.
Rick Adelman
#Game

Rick Adelman
We still control our own destiny and teams still have to catch us. In the past seven games, we haven't been paying attention to detail. Guys were trying to do it themselves. We wanted to come out with a different energy and we showed it tonight. Hopefully we can build off this, but we'll find out at Golden State (on Friday).
Rick Adelman
#Control

Rick Adelman
You want to know who's really underrated? It's Shawn Marion. He's just as effective as Steve Nash is for that team. If they didn't have him, they wouldn't have the same team.
Rick Adelman
#Effective

Rick Adelman
We always talk about basketball stuff, ... She'll talk to me about the practice, what she observed. She's very knowledgeable. She's been very good as a coach up there. They really do play hard, do the right thing.
Rick Adelman
#Basketball

Rick Adelman
I don't care if we're playing home or not. We just ran into a better team. Their starting five has played together for a while. They executed very well, and they shot it very well. We looked like a team that is inexperienced playing together.
Rick Adelman
#Home

Rick Adelman
We made him work, he took 20 shots to score 15 points.
Rick Adelman
#Work

Rick Adelman
Ron made James work for the shots he got. One thing Ron makes guys do is work for every shot. We always wanted someone in his way. He's a great player but we didn't want him to get to the basket - we wanted other people to beat us.
Rick Adelman
#Work

Rick Adelman
Ron made James work for the shots he got. We really wanted to have somebody in his way when he came off picks. We just didn't want him to get to the basket or get on any kind of roll. We wanted to make other people beat us.
Rick Adelman
#Work

Rick Adelman
Ron made James work for all the shots he got. We did not want to let him get to the basket, which Ron did a great job of. We wanted to make other people beat us tonight. Fortunately, they didn't.
Rick Adelman
#Work

Rick Adelman
Ron made James work for the shots he got. One thing Ron makes guys do is work for every shot.
Rick Adelman
#Work

Rick Adelman
We were a team without a personality. With Ron, we have one.
Rick Adelman
#Personality

Rick Adelman
He's made a huge impact defensively. He takes on the better players, makes them work. He's a great team defender. He gave us new energy.
Rick Adelman
#Work

Rick Adelman
This is the type of home game that really gives you a boost. We've made a huge climb. Now that's we're over (.500), we have to stay over it.
Rick Adelman
#Home

Rick Adelman
I know what they're going through. It's a difficult situation. It looks good on paper, but it doesn't always work that way. When they made the deal, I thought they were going to be more athletic. They scare me to death because they have talent. Who knows, they can win one or two games and then win five or six in a row. That's what happened to us.
Rick Adelman
#Work

Rick Adelman
We're going to have to win some games on the road if we're going to get in the playoffs.
Rick Adelman
#Games

Rick Adelman
We're just trying to get one of those eight (playoff) spots, we don't care where it is. It's going to be a fight right down to the end.
Rick Adelman
#Trying

Rick Adelman
There was frustration out there and we haven't had a lot of that this year. We took ourselves out of the game. We have to play better as a team. The five guys on the floor have to play better as a team and trust each other and we're not doing that right now.
Rick Adelman
#Frustration

Rick Adelman
Our energy level tonight was up. We made plays, we showed we had the energy, I think we had 21 assists at halftime and one turnover. Our offense was efficient tonight. We haven't been playing well these last seven games and our offense was the thing hurting us the most. Guys were trying to do everything on their own and we need to get back to trusting our teammates and passing the ball. We weren't paying much attention to detail in these last seven games, but we were better tonight.
Rick Adelman
#Energy

Rick Adelman
We haven't been playing well these last seven games and our offense was the thing hurting us the most. Guys were trying to do everything on their own and we need to get back to trusting our teammates and passing the ball. We weren't paying much attention to detail in these last seven games, but we were better tonight.
Rick Adelman
#Games

Rick Adelman
It was a really solid win. At the end of the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth we tightened it up defensively.
Rick Adelman
#Beginning

Rick Adelman
It's still in our control. We're ahead of them. If we win games, they can't catch us. That's the bottom line. If we don't win games, then we open it up for them to get back in it.
Rick Adelman
#Control

Rick Adelman
When Mike's out of the game, we really struggle offensively. We need him on floor.
Rick Adelman
#Struggle

Rick Adelman
We get these lulls where we our concentration wanders at both ends of the court.
Rick Adelman
#Concentration

Rick Adelman
We needed to take it to them in the third quarter and not lose our concentration. I wasn't going to let them let it go. Either we respond and take control of the game or (the Nuggets) were going to do it. I just didn't want to let it slip away.
Rick Adelman
#Concentration

Rick Adelman
Now we are going to the playoffs on a positive note and we'll see what happens tomorrow night and prepare for whoever we play.
Rick Adelman
#Night

Rick Adelman
He's maturing and knowing and understanding what he has to do to be successful. I think he's kind of imposing his will on people rather than just taking what people force him to do. . . . He's just playing with a lot more confidence. . . . I don't see any reason why he wouldn't continue to play at that level in the playoffs.
Rick Adelman
#Understanding

Rick Adelman
We're a different team than we were before. There's no reason we can't go out and compete in this series.
Rick Adelman
#Reason

Rick Adelman
When you're eight games under .500, things don't look very good. But I liked the way we finished.
Rick Adelman
#Games