Q: What will you consider a successful season?
A: We have consistently communicated that our focus is on daily improvement. I believe we have a competitive group of people. If we see progress and improvement as the season evolves, we believe good things will happen.
Q: What do you consider the biggest off-the-court change, not a roster move, that has been made since you hired Budenholzer?
A: Bud and his staff, along with my group in the front office, have been building a good chemistry as we look at things like roster planning or on court decisions. Good attention to detail, good debates. I believe more good decisions will happen because of this chemistry and depth of work. Off the court, as a collective staff, we are becoming a good team as we keep moving down the path.
Q: How important will the return of Lou Williams be to how you envisioned the roster and style of play equaling success on the court?
A: Lou certainly represents what we are looking for in our players and how we build our team. He is an athletic, smart, resilient basketball player, but his return to full strength will be a process and one that will not be rushed. When he has full medical clearance, we know he will contribute in so many ways. At the same time, he will be the first to tell you that it is about the whole team.