We spoke about lapses of concentration and things which he had to put right and, in this match, he put it all in. I'm delighted he's taken it on board. I can't consider sending him out on loan again. I've got a squad of players who are still in the cup and have some important league matches coming up. I can understand his concerns. With a World Cup in the summer he needs to impress his manager but, on that performance against Fulham, he can definitely do that.
We have to find a way to bring our energy and level of concentration with us on the road. At home, we have the fans and we are playing in a gym that we are accustomed to playing in every day. We have a certain level of confidence in U-Hall that we may not have on the road. We especially need to carry that confidence with us on the road if we hope to make the postseason.
O my Brothers love your Country. Our Country is our home, the home which God has given us, placing therein a numerous family which we love and are loved by, and with which we have a more intimate and quicker communion of feeling and thought than with others a family which by its concentration upon a given spot, and by the homogeneous nature of its elements, is destined for a special kind of activity.
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.