On the work ethic of his teammates:
"“The thing that sticks out and has impressed me the most is my team’s work ethic. I pride myself, and I’ve done it for years, on being early and staying late. I can’t beat these guys to the gym, it’s amazing. Not because I’m older and I’m slowing down, because these guys get here early. Giannis is the first one in every day and he’s the last one to leave every night. That’s very impressive. Obviously in their growth and development they have to put the work in, but me coming here and seeing them do so, is encouraging in knowing that’s one battle I don’t have to fight.”"
On Giannis’ comparisons:
"“Giannis is a giver, man. He’s so selfless. He sees the floor. He can play multiple positions. You can post him at the free throw line, the logo, you can give it to him off the outlet and he’s a one man fastbreak. The only guy who has some semblance of Giannis is Scottie Pippen. You know, the way he defended, the way he facilitated like a point guard at that size, would be very similar. Another would be LeBron, but he’s just a little more physically built than him, but Giannis is getting there. I know you’ve seen the muscles, he’s been working!"
On Jabari’s progress:
"“I’ve seen him play the last week-and-a-half and he’s explosive. There’s no one better in our game today at driving baseline and finishing in traffic than him and then coast-to-coast, end-to-end, he gets there quicker than any guy I’ve seen. Only guy as quick was Shawn Marion.”"