Monday, February 13, 2006

Davis quotes from weekly B10 coaches telecon

This is the weekly telecon with B10 coaches and media.

These are real quotes - I did not make these up. These were said out loud to the media.

"I just think Indiana needs to have one of their own. They need to have someone who has played here, so they can embrace him. And they need that. I'm not upset about it. I'm not disappointed about it. I think they need that, I really do."

"These players deserve better. It's like I said before, it's going to affect…the people involved. They want our guys to play through it, but how can they?"

"If someone walked into your job tomorrow and they said they were downsizing the company and you go home and tell your families there would be some families that would really be affected by that because now, they wouldn't know if their father would have a job. So our players have definitely been affected by it, and I've read a lot of things said about other coaches, but I've never walked into another arena and feel what our guys have to go through."

"It's getting to the point to where the players…when it affects Marco Killingsworth, when it affects Robert Vaden, when it starts to affect your better players – and that's what it's done – it doesn't make sense. If we're in last place, have a complaint, but we've been one game out of this thing for the last couple of weeks and had a home streak going and you can just see it on their faces. It's not the same team. Because we lost one game or two games on the road, it was like it was the end of the year, and if you think about that, it doesn't make sense at all."

"It's hard – I can't explain how hard it is to get these guys going," said Davis. "They want to go, they want to play so bad. But does it make sense to anybody? That's the question. Does it make sense? We have six games left, and it's my job to try to keep them focused and match the right buttons. But I think we may be getting out of buttons. But we're still right there. We're 5-5, and we have six left. I think we're still there, but the players have to start believing that."

Greenspan needs to fire Davis right now.

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