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JayJayW 08-06-2008 03:48 PM

Sam Speaks Out
So i guess we finally get to here what Sam has to say


MT: What do you think about Canadian players like Steve Nash who donít play for the team? Do you think itís because of the current coaching staff?

SD: I understand Steve Nash wants to spend time with his family. I donít know what went on there. I have a different perspective on things now then I did initially. I learned at a young age that while there are rules, you have to deal with people differently. I donít know how the situation was handled with Nash or the other NBA players. I donít think any NBA players would want to be in that situation and deal with that drama. It would be tough for anybody.

MT: Rautins has also made it sound like as though you were forgetting Joel Anthony when you said it would be tough to get NBA players on the roster. He was a D-League call up. It appears obvious your intent was not to diss a teammate. Could you clear that up?

SD: I was dissing nobody. Me and Joel Anthony was cool. We hung out together. I even told him that I was proud of him being on the team. He was born in Canada. How come he never played for the Canadian team? Doesnít make sense huh? I told him, I was sooo happy to have him on the team. He works hard. He goes strong. I told him I loved playing with him. He should be very proud of himself. Itís a tough situation.

MT: Was there a meeting saying your dismissal was unanimous among the team?

SD: There was no meeting. Thatís not true. I spoke with some of the players. He said the same thing when he cut the other players about it being unanimous among us. He cut four players. I also think he had too many personal ties to the team.


Dr. J. Naismith 08-06-2008 03:50 PM

So really he didn't reveal anything we didn't already know. :face4:

JayJayW 08-06-2008 03:52 PM

well he basically said that he didnt know aobut the desicion to let him go and also that he had no problems with his team mates when rautins stated that there was problems

Raptorman 08-06-2008 11:24 PM

Leo sounds like he is inexperienced with dealing with egos...which is 75% of the job.

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