It is bittersweet that you’re out here because of the lockout?
“Well, we’d rather be playing basketball, but the fact of the matter [is] we’re not. So since we’re not, we’re doing something where I think we could give back a little bit more to the community [at a time] when we’d really wouldn’t have the time — at least the basketball staff.
Reaction to the league’s announcement Friday:“It is what it is. They’re working to get a deal done. Until we get a deal done, we can’t move forward. That’s the only thing I really have to say. They’re in the process of doing that.”
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