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Scott Skiles Quotes

I just read a couple of [Raptors coach] Sam Mitchell quotes that sounded like he was going to be there.
Scott Skiles
#Coach

We're three games down with 17 to go and two tough ones this weekend. That's why it's the NBA ? it's a tough business. We got to respond now.
Scott Skiles
#Games

But we've all made spur-of-the-moment decisions that maybe we look back on and wish we hadn't made.
Scott Skiles
#Decisions

It's not only that we talk to them. The league does a good job, and the players association, of going through all that at the beginning of the year. The players have union meetings where that's discussed.
Scott Skiles
#Association

We haven't played well of late. It's obvious for anybody to see. In order for us to win an NBA game, we have to play a lot better than we've been playing.
Scott Skiles
#Nba

He is obviously a good shooter and moved down the floor well and scored in the post. I like the way he has played.
Scott Skiles
#Floor

Our movement around the floor was not as sharp as it has been. We did a lot of stumbling around out there tonight.
Scott Skiles
#Floor

Hopefully we'll have [Deng] ready for Thursday. We can use all the wings we can get for Thursday's game.
Scott Skiles
#Game

We lost Shawn too many times tonight. I know from experience that he's a very slippery player. If you relax, he'll slide behind you.
Scott Skiles
#Experience

We started a different lineup and played with the same amount of energy, so it's difficult to tell (the difference). We played better tonight, but I don't want to put it on that necessarily.
Scott Skiles
#Energy

Well, I normally err on the side of telling the truth, so I'm going to tell it. I'm really embarrassed by what happened out there. I thought we came out in the second half, we were pretty much as soft as I've seen. We played with very little heart, very little aggressiveness.
Scott Skiles
#Truth

I'm really embarrassed by what happened out there. We played with very little heart and very little aggressiveness. We came out at halftime totally casual, just kind of winging the ball all over the place, acting like they were going to roll over and give us the game.
Scott Skiles
#Heart

I would never commit ahead of time that he wasn't going to play. I would hate to tell somebody they're not going to play or their minutes would be limited, then all of a sudden 6 minutes into the game put him out there. That wouldn't be fair. I think it's better that he stayed ready, but unfortunately he didn't get in.
Scott Skiles
#Hate

We came out at halftime totally casual. Just kind of winging the ball all over the place, acting as though they were going to give us the game. We've done this so many times now. The only word I can think of is unacceptable.
Scott Skiles
#Acting And Actors

It's baffling as much as we work on end-of-game situations that we just took the ball up and turned it over right there. I don't understand it.
Scott Skiles
#Work

He just looked really tentative; he passed up shots. At the end of the game, in the last two or three minutes, he could have taken [shots] and didn't want them.
Scott Skiles
#Game

I do believe the officials are doing their best. They also happen to be one part of the league that is beyond comment ? above and beyond comment.
Scott Skiles
#Believe

I don't how long, but I imagine for a few games, anyway.
Scott Skiles
#Games

Tonight was similar to other games we have played lately. We had our chances and weren't able to make plays when we had those chances.
Scott Skiles
#Games

He set screens and got in front of the rim. He played with more energy on offense. And tonight was very aggressive, unlike earlier in the year.
Scott Skiles
#Energy

We did a great job of collapsing and a great job on the glass. We had a big advantage on the boards and Tyson was a big part of that, especially on the offensive end. We were all scrappy tonight.
Scott Skiles
#Advantage

Even though we had it pretty close at the half, they pretty much outplayed us beginning to end.
Scott Skiles
#Beginning

The stat sheet does not really show it, but they pretty much out-played us from beginning to end. We had a hard time in the early going even following our simple game plan. We tried different lineups to keep it close. In the third quarter, they took advantage of us and we could not do much to stop them.
Scott Skiles
#Beginning

The last thing we wanted was to sit out there until 3 in the morning and then fly in.
Scott Skiles
#Fly

We are still trying to figure out how to fully utilize him. He is definitely a multidimensional player.
Scott Skiles
#Trying

I don't think we had any business being in OT, anyway. You don't have to score if you get two or three stops. As has been the case, we had trouble. Five point lead, buck-forty to go; that's a game we won last year.
Scott Skiles
#Business

I don't think we had any business being in OT, anyway. You don't have to score if you get two or three stops. As has been the case, we had trouble. Five-point lead, buck-40 to go; that's a game we won last year.
Scott Skiles
#Business

At that point, you call an automatic timeout. All you have to do is watch a couple of NBA games to know it's a timeout. We had guys out there with enough experience out there to know that. It's inexcusable.
Scott Skiles
#Games

All you need to do is watch a couple NBA games to know that's an automatic timeout. We have guys with enough experience to know that. It's inexcusable.
Scott Skiles
#Games

Luther's been great. I liked watching him in college. I think he's a great all-around player. My feeling is, wherever his career is going, he's probably going to continue to get minutes. He looks like a good pro guard to me.
Scott Skiles
#College