AUDIO: Joeger Friday on the EH Show (1/19/18)

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Friday, January 19th

AUDIO: Joeger Friday on the EH Show (1/19/18)

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The best in sports. I'm Joseph Q and any of the day on ninety you know. ES. Good morning my friend Al aria. I'm doing well or your man I'm doing great. Let me ask you about tonight I know you guys came back as a staff last year but coming back. With Zach and was Vince for the first time. I would imagine this is going to be a fairly emotional night your locker room. Yeah I think you know Luther history of you know a good look back prolong console. I know how much it means going come back you're playing in the book. In all the years that he that he played here and certainly help that it doesn't in the community and Eric family lived here in in its it's just I think going to be a lot of love and I think it. You gonna feel a lot of love and he's a lot of appreciation and I think it's really cool like. What does he met. Tier team he is you have a lot of young talent there you got a lot of young players in years you're kind of seemingly building this from the ground up in management's given you the opportunity picking up your option to you. Had a go at this it edit at a pace where you get to see what hand you've been dealt but. They in the process also brought in a couple of veterans and in him and Vince and I wanna know I guess for both guys what they've meant inside that locker room to your team. On the boat you know remote bullpen and they go about their business from. Albert bit of an a professional way and then it can pull ever had tried. Tell them you know what not to look at it right what the did wrong kind of what come up back you know what to what to look for on this deal you know hey you gotta you know realize there's certain the sugar becoming happier and a little bit of I think that suffer has really helped Oregon got a lot. Document aviator the head coach of the Sacramento Kings here on the program. You know you left season ago in the in now is second season in Sacramento. But still he had some I know as we talk about it some very strong feelings and positive feelings about. This city in this organization when you guys talked about Sacramento to people out army to the people in Sacramento about what Memphis meant to you what are your member of the most. Oh man that's you know of their relationship in common joke here true. Nine year experiment. You know and an NBA coaches like to be home plate underneath it eternity and Perry would have my kids remote here or they were for want your old now. This fourteen and and a lot of so let's refer to build over nine years to. Probably overly ridiculous fine block a lot of people came down on the track now to see your body and you know the ball well through Michael. I was talking about that a little bit earlier in the opener of the program that you don't we had to get together you know your your longtime friend going tickner who's been on your staffs and when he describes it. And people ask him about Memphis is you just have to be there the way the people understand it deceit. The relationships that Stiller their outside of basketball you develop. I think is always really course has a lot about you know that the that. Build the relationships you made the person that you are outside the game. Say a lot and don't ever tell me again that the kids are 1411 because of us are feeling old and I remember introducing you at eight shock dog wants and saying he'll be a head coach and only one day down the road. When we critical in this across the street from the arena and you had to like run across the street before game do this jock doc. And they go back and turned out to be fairly prophetic dealt with your team in general. Where you trying to see the most improvement now or at the midway point this is where a lot of coaches will. Start kind of see in which young guys are going to be part of the process moving forward and maybe there were some young guys might need to go elsewhere to. To see some minutes without naming names and try to put some spot their butt. What are you look forward now as you head into the second half of the season. Yeah it is you just answered my hands the critical that you've got to take your Carter got. They use I think you'd know or feel strongly that these veterans can become player. And you know we went through this one we have in our young Mike Conley young articulate young go to Baylor down marker fall. And and those kinds of things and so that's where we aren't you we have so little guys targeted. And yes and that's who you're not sure and and you gotta you gotta put amount there. Argument can't deploy. Coach come see where they RC were taken the end so that basically you know. You magic and evaluate him and in this certainly have the coaching staff we can evaluate them as well stroke. That's kind of where we are. We gonna wanna compete in a last year after the market straight. Under the same thing you know what there are veterans and have to look you know we got we got a lot of young guys we got to play here and so amassing you know you know must situation games. Well played some gains from what you know which they are I don't know better liked to hear that right but in our relationship and in an open lines of communication get along with players that well so. It just it is what it is it is where we gotta be and that would let out competed every single by a lot of foreign. The last 27 games last year. If you would start meant a little bit earlier. But we have even more young guys that we get last year and that's just where we are or compete in 01 if you are younger like. Tell me about the Arab fox. Kind of plan. Yeah he's a little wedge into easily. Who left arm and a critic or lose was pretty positive. You know a lot of hype from a game and that's pretty cool effect you know you are you don't mind a lot like Madeleine instantly go west champs slight build. You know we really really stack up what may in the spotlight when they get going it is like under 64 feet itself. It's critical to what do people go underneath it like they did look like. Pick and roll appear to shoot yet. What you you know you just got to work through it you gotta see gotta be in a he's a competitor you want to be good at I think Norma from the policies I think the record and make another jump next year. Apple like if every year every year he came back. Another. That's still out there and and these are charismatic people like being around him people like playing with a and so. I think we got a guy there that we can you know build around for ten years. It's a tough position to comment to the league let alone come into the league as a 1920. Year old and and take on the game's best. So when your coaching that I'm always curious as to how you. Communicate with them about hey look don't get down on yourself. Because you're gonna go against the best in a lot of times in your first couple years the best are going to get the better of you the west Brooks. The Chris Paul's the staff Curry's the James hardens. All these guys that play that position even the Mike Conley is that you don't all of them. It's the most talent Lleyton position in our game. And you get a nineteen year old that's coming in that's probably never bend. Anything other than the best player in the gym every time he set foot on the court including in college and now they're going into a league where. These guys a look at Adam like they're an afternoon snack because their rookie and they're young and they don't understand what it takes and they've all been there are so. That line of communication. I would imagine it's it's gotta be tough it's gotta be somewhat delicate. But it's also got to be some tough love at times to worry just you have to get on them and explain them they look this is what you need to do don't. Don't be upset with the yourself. That is because. Not open. You know coach him for a long time and then goes so you know ratio like or should I got to reach its history it's a continual. Lack of communication of you know hey you know take emotion out of it continue to duke can look and now we talk about the last week. He just did it right there that's on talk about you know stuff like that. Here's if our work that they're so. Are we get along well and an electorate that I don't want my voice to Wear out what am I wanted to you know culture prolonged trial so occurred occurred just communicate suspect. It is ridiculous all the ties between Memphis sand and the kings both you know basketball even a hometown wise one of those this column this year. Who I continually just get more more impressed with. Talk about his development a little bit because people here very familiar with him it was an op board situation for him one year Kentucky. And going out of this is high school career but you can see the skill sets. That made people think he was the best high school one of the best high school players in the country at that time. And maybe didn't quite get the development he needed that senior year high school and then had to Canucks play a little bit to catch up. But watching him in your system I'm going like this kid is just scratching the surface what's what's. Potentially there for him. Yeah I think I think you're right pinkie on. I like his sister outskirts interpret I think he's gonna probably be a late bloomer. I don't think he's quite a lot and the only way you're placing your actual could transfer to my constant play hard Kentucky and you let him play a lot laster wrote me an archive of America you know after a golf star break is well. I think it brought back all the problem I think is gonna continue to improve obviously a collective hands you touched tries. And so that it just becomes you know what kind of player are you what is your NBA skill. And that'll work around them and I do think that he's gonna have our career I think. And I wish Hewitt aircraft tire but you know for our sake stressed that having a ball into us that don't protect critical. Our exit could drug he's in just a tremendous speed liberal record guys that are gonna. You have never to bad things said about him and it even through all the things that happen or it was just kind of a fiasco. With that senior here it was as everybody I talked to said the kid himself. It is aces and and it's just an unfortunate situation. That he sent appreciate the time my friend I look forward senior at the arena tonight I can't thank you enough for taken a few minutes on game day which I know you don't always do. So it means a lot to me that you would join the program and now we'll catch up here in a little bit. European art you gotta come and aviator the head coach of the Sacramento Kings.
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