On his feelings heading into the season:
"“My mood is good. I think this time last week we felt like we had a tremendous offseason. The development of our young core players; everyone worked really hard, I mean if you see these guys physically they look like a million dollars. They look all great, they had a great offseason. The guys we added in, the veterans we added in, you know, one of my educations in the NBA is it’s about talent but it’s also about fit and I just feel like the fit of the team feels terrific with John and Jason’s stewardship of that. Obviously with Khris getting hurt last Tuesday on the most freakish thing to happen, that’s sport and that’s a disappointment, but there’s 15 guys on the roster and we feel great about the team. So we’re still very optimistic about the season.”"
On an eventful past seven days:
"“It was a real rollercoaster, one of the real bright spots for the franchise, not just this year but in its history, is signing to a long-term deal and the way that was all handled. I thought he did a tremendous job for a young guy, so we feel that’s a big, big part of the future. Then Khris has worked so hard in the offseason, is in such incredible shape, and then literally slips on a wet spot and has this injury. It’s six months or it’s five months, whatever the prognosis is, he’ll go have surgery in the next day or two, and I think we’ve got the best medical staff, sport science group in the league. Look at how Jabari looks now compared to when he got hurt. It could be a big opportunity for him and it’s a big opportunity for everyone else. We were so optimistic for the start of the season, and it’s not just one player. On many nights Khris is one of our best players and he’s an integral part of the season, and hopefully he’ll be back for the last chunk of it.”"