Ever woke up on a Monday morning and thought, "I wonder what Steve Kerr is thinking about my beloved Phoenix Suns?" Well, you're in luck! To provide some clarity to the masses about the past, present and future of Suns basketball, I present you all with a nice yahoo article.
Here are some of my favorite quotes:
About bringing Shaq on board:
“What we did was, we decided to give a team that was slightly in decline, and no longer a championship contender in our minds, one last chance,”
That's certainly one way to look at it.
“I want length, I want defense...Length and defense and youth is my vision. Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen overnight. It takes several drafts. It takes maybe a couple of trades, but we’re continuing to do that.”
Yes, defense is a good thing. Wait, um, defense? No, not getting it. Isn't that a little bit like offense but not so much?
On Steve Nash and his extension:
“We want him to finish his career here, if that’s possible...We’ll continue to talk, and I think he wants to see how this all pans out with our team and see where we’re heading. But I’m confident that we’ll have him here.”
Not really the same as "He ain't going anywhere," but we get the idea, I guess.
And my favorite of the article, Kerr waxes philosophical about the value of a man in the National Basketball Association:
“... I’m always mindful of the fact that everybody’s expendable at some level...Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem, Dr. J—they were all expendable.”
I think GM's, coaches, and owners should be included in that quote.