Is Mike Miller going to start?
SPO: “Everything is on the table.”
And a variation…
“It’s all hands on deck. Whatever it takes. Everybody is on the table tonight.”
Spo on Game 7:
“The hay’s in the barn.”
Spo channeling the Riley within him during the streak:
“We have to keep the main thing the main thing.”
“Stay in the moment.”
“It’s about competition.”
Lose big to the Spurs?
SPO: “We got what we deserved.”
ME: “What does that mean?”
SPO: “You know what that means.”
“We have to commit wholeheartedly to our identity.”
“Recently we’ve been more committed to our identity.”
“Play to your identity.”
“We’re casual in the mind.”
“We’re a no-excuse team.”
Spo on Jedi master Ray Allen:
“The ball will find energy and he has an energy around him at the three-point line.”
Don’t show up late to the pregame news conference when Spo is behind the microphone.
“What are you doing, Joe?”
Always wear a suit a tie when you’re around Spo.
“What are you wearing, Joe?”
“We were tested and they were tested.”
“We like the world we live in.”
“That’s probably the best way to live in life is in the moment, and that will guarantee you’re in the moment.”
“Anytime the Knicks come to this arena to face this organization, it’s a different game.”
Whatever it is, Spo knows what to do:
Spo on the streak:
“It’s a residual of group effort.”
Spo’s personal identity:
“My job is to land the plane.”
On keeping Chris Andersen around:
“It was a no-brainer.”
Rough play or zombie apocalypse?
“We’re not hiding from what’s been going on. We’ve talked about it enough. So let’s get the pads up, mouth guards in, braces on and let’s hit.”
Dwyane Wade suspended? It was self defense!
“What we’re getting tired of as an organization are the hits, particularly to Dwyane and LeBron and Chris. That is the game plan against us.”
Road got you tired?
“We have to own it right now, not just brush it off. But we do have to move on for Thursday.”
“We have to respect the game; respect what we’re capable of doing.”
“We know what we’re capable of doing. There will come a time when we’ll have to buckle down and do it.”