Jackson: 'We got a great group of guys that have totally bought in'
You know. Those. Today. Your team is headed -- NASCAR's. That's the lights out ball. What do you want -- -- the kids want. It it must keep the focus -- the hated. We'll think we've done he still. To really fight hard. They know we we really. Don't give us. Very she's -- tools you say. The other teams we've said all along we do what was supposed to do. Played a wayward table for an workout tells all. We'll be just -- a lot of tough teams a lot of talented teams in the Western Conference is going to be a battle all year long. We take care -- -- we'll be just -- -- -- -- We don't chase down individual goals. The same time we'll stop take a breather and appreciate a well deserved. Playing lights out basketball. -- and his staff -- plan at all star level. And it's it's great to to receive big knowledge of it. When it takes place well deserved by him we celebrated and now we move on to the next. Like yeah yeah. Got a well there's a lot more fun. In in all honesty that was -- last year it was fun understanding what was being built. You cannot look at where you off and only celebrate. When things are going great you should celebrate to the small changes that. Enough. Being big changes. So it was a process but it's certainly a lot of fun this year. We have a great crew guys and outside in the one another and we're getting results what. -- nowhere near completing -- We're going to keep our foot on the gas -- continue to play good basketball. It seems little creative if they can step. You make this will be games I think they. Realize it was that. Both of them that was the -- I actually don't know much about it. One time watching. Presumably game I actually saw them doing. So I don't know I'm not qualified to speak on or whatever they're doing it keep on doing. Little place. Playground trash talk about what they're good guys. No I didn't know I'll watch it. But I didn't know what it was it was a it was a blur but bottom line as. -- -- -- -- the ritual and I wanna keep doing this spring when game starts I really enjoy -- way to getting after. The challenges they go on trying to do it. It's consistent. Getting guys to -- in. Getting guys. Who individually collectively have no history of being lock down defenders are winning games on the defense event. The challenges are certainly. Trying to -- something that. In their eyes there's no evidence that tells you that. But the great thing about it which makes it easier it is when you start to get results. When you start to get results individually -- collectively when you start winning games. And I think that's what happened to us -- winning the biggest move according to get guys the client. Did not really. It's the guys that you have and that's where the credit goes and his group. These are guys that -- from day one sacrifice that -- that time. In the offseason. And great leadership because as a coach only is as good as relievers and I got you know we'll let you talk about steps and David -- Did a great job -- let their voice be heard and showing. By example what we're -- He Stephen Johnson chuck long was. Later it's. -- -- and it's nice. -- -- -- Plays great Colts all time great coach and -- -- level bottle -- Is. He doesn't treat him like his life and death. It's a game. He's impact and people you can tell by his coaching tree. The impact he's made a lot of guys and nothing but respect appreciation. And love pull it all it does not successful. You know Spurs organization before basketball in general. Then the enemies of Basel where you can tell us pretty painful for him. It's very it's very it's very comical. And I am not solved and as a coach I'm talking as a formal -- TV. But he enjoys it. Does he really enjoys it yeah I gotta believe that. He's playing very well -- know he has a great understanding of the game. -- was an exceptional passing college watch you know so that's no surprise. Floor general. Playing with a lot of confidence. And he's he's he's a coach on the floor and he's playing extremely well -- it was good to see she. Have seen him play it. You know they do -- Every now and then. We're not gonna golden -- -- that we feel like we you know. -- Austin. You know contain them and and make them work and if that hurts us will make the adjustments but that's not the thing that jumps out when we're trying. No containment and handle some of their weapons. What's it. -- -- Most toughness hey he has. Yeah. Got -- again how much how much has your vision of what you wanted. The -- -- about playing I've just been. Well certainly. Did it what it took a blow. When you lose Andrew Bogut and Brandon Rush that depth becomes challenged and some guys that we didn't expect. To ask to play a big role is this quickly it all falls that's forced to do. But the thing that you've got to enjoy is those guys stayed ready. You stay prepared and women moment came capitalize and ran whether. You know we look at -- very -- agree. Was on the depth chart further down. Because of injuries he's been asked to play and he came ready and now he's in the rotation well deserved. We jump on Carl Landry and Jarrett Jack. Rightfully so. But even looking at the last game -- can't go the actions steps and he's ready he's prepared he does outstanding job. Pets we recognize and acknowledge we got a great group of guys that -- have bought in and committed to. To win ball games and do whatever it takes its actually kind of he's big time rebounder. Big time offensive rebounder. Always finds his spots on the floor they do a great job. Finding him in transition and also pick and roll situations. He's a guy we certainly have to pay attention to. And give him no Estes. -- transition. You lose sight of him because you're running back bigs are so accustomed to running back into the paint area. You know I used to running to the three point line. Defending a Powell forward. And also pick and rolls and pick and rolls if he does a great job of setting screens and getting to his spot. So if you're going to contain the ball. She is -- what took place you've got to be able to contain and then get back to your guys you fall asleep it's a knock down shots and I was I was like -- yeah that saves last place and your pellet. And as cross my mind he hit it just didn't hit it.
Warriors coach Mark Jackson talks about getting his players to buy in to a defense-first mentality.