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I mean, these are two heavyweight teams going at it, inside, playing really, really physical basketball. You still have to officiate the game of basketball and that's what they did. I had no issue whatsoever. I thought they did a fabulous job. And I'm on the losing end. And it's just not an easy game to ref. We're throwing the ball inside. They're throwing the ball inside. Our guards go downhill. Their guards go downhill. So, I thought they were
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Apr 04 2017 NBA
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Absolutely, he's a mentor, somebody that I looked up to when I was first getting in. My wife and I, Marcy, we were on one of – I think it was probably the first Nike trip we were on, which is a gathering of just basically legendary coaches. And I mean, we didn't feel like we were worthy. We didn't feel like we belonged when there's Roy and Coach K and (Jim) Boeheim and all these guys are walking around. And, bang, right when we got there (Williams) and Wanda took Marcy and I under their wing and treated us like we were anybody else. Couldn't have made us feel better and more

I ran the Kansas break for my first seven years. Their whole transition deal. I just copied it, boom. And that's all we did through our early years, just because I had so much respect for Roy. And it fit with what we're doing and our philosophies were the same as far as playing fast and just running the secondary break. And my kids now think the world of him because he picks up the phone and I put him on speaker and he had to explain Roy Williams to

And so I watch them a lot. I've probably watched them 15 times this year just because I'm a fan of his and a fan of theirs and root for him. I don't really have a first impression. I have about 100 impressions of them that are built in over the

He's so good that we have a game, seven-card stud game that's got some variables to it, that we call 'Roy Williams,'.feedback

There's lots of different ways to build a program and build an elite

The biggest challenge is their transition defense. Getting back, and they're so fast and so good at

I think we probably would have got crucified at the time for doing

I called him the next day, and he answered the phone and said, Gamblers Anonymous., .feedback

And I mean, we didn't feel like we were worthy. We didn't feel like we belonged when there's Roy and Coach K [Duke's Mike Krzyzewski] and [Syracuse Coach Jim] Boeheim and all these guys are walking around. And, bang, right when we got there he and Wanda took Marcy and I under their wing and treated us like we were anybody else. Couldn't have made us feel better and more

We got our table all to ourselves played craps. It was awesome. We all got our butts kicked and handed to us and lost some money, but we had

It was very eye-opening and somewhat disturbing the first week or

The night walk was basically maybe 25 yards down to the lake, and it's being described as this epic journey to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. It was not

It would never have happened without them. I never would have been coaching without Dan Monson giving me a job and believing in me and letting me

I think we have a chance to be pretty good. But I just don't know much about this

I've had some really close teams. I've had some teams that have been crazy efficient on the offensive end and ones that have been pretty darned good on the defensive end that probably didn't get credit for it. These guys are all of that. All of

To be playing the last game of the year, that's crazy

We had been practicing it all year and we always want to foul under 6 (seconds). I thought the guys did a great job. Josh Perkins did a job being really patient and not fouling on the shot. The second part is you've got to get the rebound, and that's what's been difficult for us at times. They executed

When it all shakes out, he'll be one of the Mount Rushmore types in college

He left a situation and didn't turn out, And then Gonzaga continued to grow and grow and

In no way, shape or form could you ever envision from that to right now. It has changed – I don't know. It's 500 percent different. That's probably instilled in my brain and soul and something and I didn't even realize it at the time. Why mess with happy?feedback

You probably don't want to admit it, but at least in my case, you end up being more like your parents than you even

I don't know that it really truly sinks in. And again, it's a credit to this team that God has put me in position to lead. But again, it's not really about me. I mean, this is about Gonzaga and this

It's a unique house. I mean, we're not from the traditional blue-blood deal, but we've worked hard to get to this

It's about the process of preparation and physically, mentally showing up, doing your job with practice and focusing in on the things that you can control. We call that the process. And then eventually you're going to reap the rewards of

So I mean, I walked out there on the practice floor, was, like, we've never, ever started with this many new people as far as meshing them together. And I think they deserve all the credit in the world for – they're as connected as any team we've had that's played together for four

Everything is going to get ratcheted up 300 percent now with the media, the demands, the time. The general distraction meter is going to go out the roof. All four of these teams have shown they're ferocious competitors and have the ability to focus on the task at hand. Gambling's everywhere. So we need to quit punishing poor Vegas when it's in our own backyard, front yard, side yard,

I've been there 28 years. My first year on staff we won four Division I games. And I mean this wasn't even possible. And each year we got better and better, and then we got really, really good. ... And our culture is just so strong. And this was a culture win and a culture statement and (I) couldn't be

I think the little, kind of sneaky, dark little secret sometimes with the NCAA tournament is how many of the non-football schools end up playing each other within this tournament and knocking each other out. And nobody seems to ever talk about that, and so I think that makes it a little hard. If we were displaced different – which, again, is too tough to do in the bracket, but it seems like that plays itself out a lot in the earlier rounds,

I don't know that I have a monkey on my back. I certainly don't wake up with one or walk around with one. I don't think these guys think I have one. I don't think my wife thinks I have one or anybody in my family, close friends. Fishing buddies never talk about it. So those are the only people that really matter to

All year we've been banking on our defense, our defense, our defense. Our defense stepped up and got it done there at the end. So we are absolutely elated to continue to be playing. We're 40 minutes away from a Final

That was just an absolute war, rock fight, whatever you want to call it. To his credit, he stepped up and did

Initially it was just, we've got to help this kid somehow just get back to normal activity, a normal life where he can get up out of bed. And it was a struggle to fit a 7-foot, 300-plus-pound guy into a car and get from point A to point

Well, we took that (disrespected) role. I think we just use that as motivation, just because we hear that every day, that our strength of schedule's not good. We haven't played anybody. So I think we hear that all the time and it just kind of makes us angry, because it makes it seem like we didn't work for every one of those wins we had. So we take it personally, but at the same time we've got a confidence like we're not the underdog. We're one of the best teams in the

The extremes are scooting closer to the (middle), year in and year

Someone can have that from here on out. I've served my time. I'll go ahead and land somewhere

We came in, we had guns a blazing, nothing to lose, and especially that first run to the Elite Eight. It was all new to us. And we were excited and giddy and felt like we were playing with house money. And now it's more a measured, leveled, and we know we've got a job to do. We've got to take care of the

They're an excellent basketball team, plain and simple. They're very worthy and going to be a handful for someone who hasn't played them

We're 32-1, this team has been exceptional all year. They've stepped up and met every challenge. We've been good from Nov. 10 to March 7 and haven't taken any nights off. Our results speak for

Sometimes you've just got to look around and go, holy smokes, look where we're at.' You can't be in those places and feel there isn't a God. That's my feeling. I say I usually come back a better coach, a better dad, a better husband because you've just dropped down a couple

Being a dad to them is the most important job I have. The mistake I've seen over the years with all my coaching colleagues is they just turn this into an all-encompassing thing, coming in early, leaving late. I'm just like, What are you doing in there?feedback

In the back of our minds we kind of harken back to what really works here. The farther along you get, the more resolve you get with

It's challenging. You're constantly trying to solve things, kind of like down on the floor. But then it gives you a bunch of time to think about recruiting, how do we want to play, what do we want to do with this guy, scheduling. It's a great place to go and bring it down a couple

To be 29-1 and be where we're at? We'd have taken that if offered every

Obviously, it didn't go as we hoped. We missed a lot of free throws and turned the ball over too much to be able to win a close game like

He's a ferocious competitor. He's confident. He's mentally tough. He'll be the first one to tell you he wasn't' playing good, especially in that first half. That just shows you how tough and clutch (he is).feedback

The kid's just a winner. He's just a flat-out winner. Obviously, this is when you need him, on a big stage in a really, really tough environment when we're hitting a bunch of

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