10.4: 1-on-1 with Warriors Head Coach Keith Smart
"We're gonna find a way to make this team work in an efficient way..."
Golden State Warriors -- -- like. Could -- training camp -- sitting in the pre season schedule on Friday night at home against the Clippers in the regular season starts please wake spent two days off a to -- and Houston Rockets coming out of the brand new era plus head coach Pete started -- Garnett tonight probably Warriors downtown practice facility open as are chronicled. Conversations subject tonight coach mark welcome -- to chronicle live presented by how much later doc I'm Greg Papa -- studio tell me about where you guys are at right now in training camp going into your second weekend and you're done with the the chilly days you're down to -- to one practice today right now is that right. -- correct arguably had -- show we've finished our training camp about a guy president's pick a great job would come and and in great shape. Limited moved to -- thing was about training camp program. And got the guys to this point today where we had won today had now the guys have done a fabulous job as far as that conditioning. Picking up information that we want and really -- given how all out effort. Every president we've had. There was last Monday in a morning news conference that Larry Riley made it official that the dog would not coach the team this year that you would it. I'd take over -- began to leak out later the previous week Thursday. But I I think you've known for some time with the ownership change a looming and they sale. First put on the table in July so -- what was the first time it was presented to you by either Chris -- hander Joe leg got her Larry -- that you would coach the basketball team this year not Don Nelson. Glove either outfielder -- came now he's in the game -- really pretty later -- the conversation it would be him -- Larry Riley. My uncle who was still preparing our team the last couple years I've prepared the team's training camp so myself and Stephen -- we're the only two cultures here so I'll close simply getting our team ready and then whenever things start to -- pretty fast as far as I'll make you. You physically meeting their coach prepared for camp but everything came down to be prepared for whatever to take place. Not only me being a coach who have that maybe I wouldn't be here so the jobless to focus and prepare. Until told otherwise metal that's what we did and then when they're -- when the opportunity came for me to move forward. I was prepared with -- camp and training camp staff. Coaching staff very removed yeah very very fast and to get -- -- ready to have a very productive camp. How is. This team going to be different this year than the last few years under Nellie and I. I know you were they defensive coordinator but once Nellie has controlled the game gonna he's gonna take the pace to that's gonna affect the way you guys play. On defense now that you run the whole. Team starting with defense how would you like this team to play. Differently. And don't listen to Jim Barnett he's not gonna play much defense -- that and anyway but how how we don't want the team to play differently on defense than the last few years. What they want they wanna -- played a fast pace to dol fans have grown to understand and love here in the Bay Area -- -- fame told our team is completely different view of the way we play last year. We pretty much got to put a team to -- ploy just to play the game that night and because we have so many injuries. But this year our team has drastically change we have a lot of size players big guys. -- in motor up and down the floor I think away Larry Riley went about stuff selecting players for our team. You look at big guys that have played him program they can also still play at a fast pace we'll bring something different from a big massive system. Perspective and as a rebounding and having -- will wanted to play defense and I think that's what he's done and now we have deployed debt and get into the team concept to blend there was some how fast pace guys you'll step curry got a chance to play this summer. That -- Defense Delorean USA basketball. Monta has shown that he's committed to that side of basketball. And still do list -- you can't go on and always players who opposing players we've made trades -- Got to get him here from defense to program. Free agent signing that we had a real right to Miami -- Charlie Bell again gathering from miles from Milwaukee's. You still those guys coming up -- programs would defense demise as well that's close free from the beginning. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Well obviously you guys have a guard play to get up and down and score rapidly but certain points in the NBA game you need to have a low post presence and David -- a guy who has a pretty good face up game -- can give it 27 night that doesn't have that kind of low post game when that game slows down and -- a lot of skated into the post and maybe go inside out. -- -- jump shot -- keep it inside -- David does David Lee had that good that's good enough about back to the basket game to give you that element. Think he's going to be a good use some things down members there was there was this trend was point from the elbows and a little bit off the lane line. I think once they did he says he can do and went on his vision has done thus far in camp in those guys have shown they have the ability to pass the basketball any kind of ball -- -- -- -- deacons are gonna collapse if you have a game and not have a game big article that just to be that area. And -- we have to have his movement around that action and then those guys who -- in the past the basketball he's shown that he can do that. So that surprised me because you know from -- BA's -- good -- what have you. You can feel are that in the local area where he passed and we really hit cutters so we're gonna find a way we're gonna find a way to love him to make use this team work. Inefficient way first. And then develop whatever you do we have to develop and is somewhere along the line. Maybe a great great -- -- player baseball mile left but right now we have to play with a team that we have and try to create advantages clue what we have. But more importantly get a still stop they'll they'll opposition on the other hand. I said earlier joining us from the Oakland downtown facility obviously I was in -- Arnold and even -- -- knocked down like ten city blocks that that all those 181000 state since you are joining me from ORACLE Arena tell me about the event that that's going on now more than nibbles dribbles and -- -- You can -- and there'll dribbles insists. Until a New Orleans did so with -- until we have all the different. Vendors that I hear that our kids to our suite holders here in the arena and is the second annual value then that we had had a -- and -- last year. -- are gonna do look at the -- being here tonight. I'll get a chance to have our team come all the players will be here. Get a chance to introduce -- to the crowd and campgrounds mingle over the crowd as well. They're gonna Reggie Williams dropped by a little bit later on that at any chance. That Reggie does not play as much under you that he played and are now -- -- -- -- admitted Nellie was kind of tickled by his offensive game of the three point shooting element but what kind of rolled Reggie Williams gonna have fighters like this your coach. Well before we even knew that this change would take place to be becoming a -- -- one thing there we had it out -- meeting with -- look at. I would -- his offensive abilities looks to focus on. I'll be there to guard better on the perimeter and so his whole summer league was kind of set up in that fashion to try and give him -- to speed up the process we're gonna kind of be a better off guard because when he plays against tuned in three in our league goes don't know most aggressive -- to fill positions so. We focus on that would have missed -- only. He's still -- fabulous score because you still pretty much doubled in the summer league in scoring and necessary that he has but yet he has really been working. On the defensive end. And messed -- become an every day how can I get better and so wants young players learn the technique of how to guard people. It helps him a great deal would not think sometime guys the young players in particular. Try to get up and really get to -- some of the best players we had to learn techniques and how much space you need to give certain players and our league and. Coach told us it was Reggie coming up and of that debt -- on -- -- nibbles dribbles and steps is the making great tonight with the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena because congratulations on your -- that that you're this year. Thank you remarks.