Leslie Alexander Quotes
It's as important as anything I've ever done as owner. To have the next great big man of the NBA, it's very important for the team and the city. We're trying to win championships, and anything that takes away from that concentration (such as contract issues) hurts. I think we can be one of the top three teams in the West. We have a great team and great coach. And we have an asset that a lot of teams don't have with Yao in the middle.
Daryl will be a great addition to our organization. With the high level of competition in this league, you can never have too much information. If we combine the best information with our basketball people we should be able to make the most informed and best decisions in the NBA. Daryl will be an important part of that process.
We try to be good citizens in the NBA. The league thought we weren't good citizens, so we have to abide with what they ruled. The league thinks if one team does it, everybody is going to do it, and it would set a precedent by letting everybody go there and get benefits above and beyond what the collective bargaining agreement calls for. I don't agree or disagree. That's what the league is ruling, and I'm going to abide by it.