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It's not a tear or something like that. It's a bruise. We just have to make sure he's 100 percent the next time he plays.feedback
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Oct 20 2017
Mike D'Antoni has most recently been quoted in an article called Rockets rally to spoil opening night for the defending champion Warriors. Mike D'Antoni said, “They came out and threw their best punch and it took us a while to adjust. The last quarter we held them to 20. We're not going to do much better than that. They deserve it. They won it, we didn't.”. Mike D'Antoni has been quoted a grand total of 74 times in 48 articles.
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Oct 07 2017

All I can do is talk about my experience, and he's been unbelievably great. Obviously I got Coach of the Year last year because of him and the other 10 guys on the team. He's been great with everything I asked. I asked a lot of him last year. I asked him to be the point guard, I asked him to talk in D, I asked a lot of things and he responded great. We had great chemistry. He's the first one to get them all together in the summer time or take them out during the year to keep the team together. So I didn't see it. He's been great for me.feedback

Sep 25 2017

We have little things to work out, but again, both of them are very willing to do whatever it takes to be the best that we can be. Now we've just got to figure out what that is and keep improving on it all year.feedback

Jul 19 2017 - NBA

It's a little bit like USA Basketball ... you can sit around all day and say why that wouldn't work, but guess what it does, because they want it to work. I know James and Chris want it to work and that's all it takes.feedback

Jul 14 2017

We'll figure things out, but it doesn't keep me up at night. If I stay up at night, it's because I'm excited, not because I have to worry about anything.feedback

Jul 14 2017

We've got two of the best playmakers in the league from last year, if not the best. They'll play off each other. They can both shoot, they can do everything. So that's easy. And we'll run what we run, and then we'll tweak things as we know each other's games and how the synergy is between the players.feedback

Jun 28 2017

Any trade you feel great about one thing and bad about another. I've probably coached 160 guys in this league and (Beverley's) one of the top 5. Just his heart and soul and what he does so you hate that. But Chris Paul is Chris Paul and I've thought for the last 10 years that he was the best point guard in the league until I coached James, obviously. So it's great to have both of them.feedback

Jun 28 2017

You can sit around all day and say why it wouldn't work, but it does because they want it to work. And I know James and Chris want it to work and that's all it takes.feedback

Jun 27 2017 - NBA

Obviously I'm just proud of the team and the way they responded all year. Great organization. This is not an individual award. This is a lot of people, a lot of hard work goes into it, and I'm the recipient of some pretty good players.feedback

May 11 2017

It could, . I've been on both sides of this thing. Sometimes life hits you in the face. No matter what it was, we just didn't have it tonight.feedback

May 11 2017

I mean, usually we get that in the first half. I can't explain it. We just didn't play well. We just didn't have that pop.feedback

May 11 2017

If it's OK with you guys, what just happened, it happens. I just told our guys that they had an unbelievable year. They were above all expectations. They battled like crazy. For whatever reason, this game we didn't have the juice and the stuff. It was right across the board, so we'll figure that out, get better this summer and then come back and do it again.feedback

May 10 2017

I don't feel like I had a huge game. I felt better than the previous ones, for sure. But I guess the standards are a little lower.feedback

May 10 2017

I figured that Manu would at least have one or two good games. You knew that was going to happen. That's why he's a champion. He's great. He's been great his whole life.feedback

May 09 2017

Well, I figured Manu would have at least one or two good games, and you know, that's what happened.feedback

May 09 2017

We've got to find the energy to get ready for the next game in Houston and try again. We played well enough to win. We just didn't finish the job.feedback

May 09 2017

We blinked, and we shouldn't have.feedback

May 09 2017

It's funny, because I was too extreme for Europe. And when I came here, they figured, Oh, that must be the way they do it in Europe.' So I was an outcast in both places.feedback

May 09 2017

No, you've got that wrong. I'm worried about your lack of filter.feedback

May 09 2017

I think we're talking more about the evolution of the game, babe, and the way we play. Or, I was just the one stupid enough to say I'm going to do it.feedback

May 08 2017

We're still working on that. But some other guys are going to have to step up. Some guys are going to have to play a little more minutes. We'll figure it out.feedback

May 08 2017

I hate it for Nene. He's been so valuable all year, such a good guy.feedback

May 08 2017

They don't have an answer for us in transition.feedback

May 08 2017

This is a big stage they did it on. We have a lot of work left, but there's no reason why we can't go down to San Antonio and repeat the performance.feedback

May 06 2017

We've got to drive it. We've got to make an extra pass. We've got to get it to the next guy. We've got to move the ball a little bit better. It's been easy all year. The first shot's there; now it might be like the third pass, and we've got to do a better job moving it.feedback

May 06 2017

Aldridge sooner or later is going to go off because he's an All-Star. Nothing they did should have bothered us. We just didn't play well.feedback

May 04 2017

I'm not concerned about James Harden. That's the least of my problems.feedback

May 02 2017

We don't run plays for people. Maybe if there is a timeout sometimes, but they are getting what the offense produces, and James is the producer in the sense that he reads it. If it's Clint, if it's Trevor, if it's Ryan, if it's Pat [Beverley], he just picks out what he thinks is the right guy. On a given day, different guys will step up. If we share the ball, then we have no problems.feedback

May 02 2017

Obviously, we are really happy with our defense and what we did. Knowing that this was kind of abnormal, they are not going to miss shots like that.feedback

Apr 26 2017

I think (Harden) played terrific in trying to figure out what we needed to do. We were 6 for 37. We figured out another way and that's how we have to do it. That's what he does – he finds another way. He was just relentless in getting to the line because the shots weren't falling. I think that was the difference.feedback

Apr 26 2017

The guy is so good. If he were to continue what he was doing, you'd just have to take your hat off to him. I don't know of anybody with all the athleticism and talent and determination – I haven't seen it. He was incredible.feedback

Apr 22 2017

We did enough offensively. We just didn't have the will or the want early in the game. It's a little bit of a recurring theme we have. It takes us a while to get going. We'll address it and try to get it better, because we've got to play the whole 48 (minutes) like we did the last 24, and the last two games we have not done that.feedback

Apr 20 2017

He's not meaning to do it. He's trying to make 15 assists. And you know what? I can coach him to mediocrity. I can tell him: 'You know what, James? Don't do all that. Just pass the ball over here and don't do anything tricky.' You can't do that. You try to coach them to be great and let him be great, and he is great. If there are a few turnovers, there are a few turnovers.feedback

Apr 20 2017

We haven't seen the last of him.feedback

Apr 20 2017

James is so good at delivering the ball.feedback

Apr 19 2017

Get a big old elephant gun I guess before the game starts, I don't know. Pat was awesome (in Game 1) and he always is, he made shots and he might not (make shots) it doesn't matter. His energy and his irritability just making everybody irritable, you can't replace it and he's just, I've said it all year, on the bus, off the bus, on the court, in the locker room the way he attacks the game is special.feedback

Apr 19 2017

Hey, I'm old. So at least I'm trying to look a little younger. But I don't want to dye my hair or anything, so I'll just do this.feedback

Apr 19 2017

If I'm not mistaken, at the end of the [third] quarter, James hits a shot and then it went from 6 to 3. That got everybody riled up, no doubt.feedback

Apr 17 2017

Every player is unique, but the closest thing to him is Raja Bell. He had that type of competitive spirit, you don't find it too often and it's pretty rare.feedback

Apr 10 2017

I think he's made his case already. Again, there's a lot of teams not playing for anything right now. So I wouldn't just look at the last few games, but judge the whole package. He's as good as you can get. I think it's exciting for the league.feedback

Apr 03 2017

He really played. He's rangy and long. He made the most of it, that's for sure.feedback

Mar 29 2017

We just didn't play well for whatever reason. This is not going to happen very often. This is a good learning experience ... we've got to get better.feedback

Mar 28 2017

We'll see how cold-blooded we are, and it will come down to making good smart basketball plays in the right time with a lot of pressure -- and if we do that, we're as good as anybody, there's no doubt about it. I don't think we fear anybody. We respect a lot of people, but we're a good team.feedback

Mar 26 2017

He's a good defender. But I don't think he makes James do anything [different]. James will be ready to do his thing, no change. He will figure it out, he always has and always will. I expect him to continue to do what he is doing.feedback

Mar 13 2017

We beat Golden State. We beat San Antonio, but that was earlier. We haven't had one (recently), so this was good. This will give us a little boost.feedback

Mar 07 2017

They're good and they have the bar where it should be. We have to get over the bar and we've been close. We had them 13 points down with four minutes to go at home. I thought we had a good shot tonight. We'll look forward to it if we meet further down the road.feedback

Mar 06 2017

They're good and they have the bar where is should be. We have to get over the bar and we've been close. We had them 13 points down with four minutes to go at home. I thought we had a good shot tonight. We'll look forward to it if we meet further down the road.feedback

Mar 06 2017

We were trying to come up with a steal, which is the biggest thing. Close, but it didn't happen. We also wanted to foul when Aldridge got the ball. He passed and he got fouled but they didn't call it.feedback

Mar 04 2017

Shoot it. Shoot it quickly.feedback

Mar 04 2017

You want to not be totally (viewed as) crazy.feedback

Mar 04 2017

He's got so much talent. He's probably the guy that I get mad at the most because 24 and 11, to me he could have 35 and 20. But that's just how good he is. It's not that he's not producing. He's producing a lot, and he'll keep getting better.feedback

Mar 03 2017 - NBA

It just seems like the more we (take), the better we play.feedback

Feb 24 2017

I didn't obviously know it would be this quick but he played great. He makes our second unit really good and we're going to be able to do a lot of different things with him on this team.feedback

Jan 28 2017

He played about as good as you can play. I've been around a lot of players, but it doesn't get much better than that. I've never seen better than that.feedback

Jan 09 2017

Our defense got a lot tougher and we were able to get into the open floor and made some good shots. Obviously, Trevor (Ariza) got off there and kept us in the game. But we mostly got out in transition, either got fouled or got layups. That came from our defense.feedback

Dec 17 2016 - NBA

They've added another dimension to the game because of their ability to be able to shoot the way they do.feedback

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