Assistant coach John Loyer earned some praise from his players prior to last night’s game: And while his style is more intense than that of Vandeweghe, “he’s just really enthusiastic and positive, and he challenges you in a good way,” Trenton Hassell said.
Loyer believes his team is still trying: “I don’t think about that,” Loyer said. “I think about those 12 guys in the locker room. Looking those guys in the face the last couple of days with their will to win — these guys want to win. These guys want to play. These guys want to compete. I feel bad for them.”
It was a bad night for CEO Brett Yormark as well, who reportedly got into a shouting match with an Izod Center spectator wearing a brown paper bag over his head last night.
Terrence Williams on his ankle injury: “I told them I don’t even want to wear this boot — I already got [work] boots on,” Williams said.