Matt Painter Quotes

Matt Painter


“Hats off to Penn State. When they had to get down and dirty and get a loose ball, they got them.”

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“There's no question we've got to make shots. We have to have an inside/outside presence, not just establish a post presence.”

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“We don't talk about the adversity. We talk about the things that will help us improve and win. It's going to happen. And if it doesn't, we died trying.”

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“The situation, along with his punishment, will be handled in-house, and some elements have already been handled. In the meantime, we'll let the legal process run its course before taking further action.”

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“He has a skill level ... a nice-looking jump shot. He can go get the basketball and make athletic plays. But at times, he is just out there. He floats sometimes ... comes and goes. When he is focused and playing hard, he is a very good player.”

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“We have to have our seniors take their game to another level this season. They are all capable to doing that, and it will be a key to our success this season.”

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“I can relate to that now.”

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“We have to have good movement in our motion, and at times we got inpatient.”

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“From an academic standpoint; managing their time, giving themselves time to study, and getting prepared for quizzes/tests (will be hard), ... From a basketball standpoint, it's a combination of all the demands that we put on them and getting them to play hard at all times.”

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“If we had made a bunch of shots, they would not have changed. They would have stuck with the zone. We had to utilize Gary Ware, and he had to have a good game ... had to utilize our interior guys to make (Penn State) pay for their lack of height. We didn't do that.”

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“He's going to rehab up until the season starts and throughout the season next year, ... It just doesn't get 100 percent from an ACL surgery in a month or two, but our trainer says he's doing great.”

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“It was meant to be and it was going for the best players available, ... It was not a very deep class with big guys.”

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“Our players are not fools. They have TVs in their apartments. They understand the pulse of what's going on. But to their credit, they've kept on fighting.”

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“He didn't treat me as an ex-player. He allowed my opinion to mean something and he gave me a lot of responsibility. That's something I cherished. It allowed me to grow as a coach and learn from my mistakes.”

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“I think he has a combination of athleticism and size.”

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