Randy Wittman took some time to sit down with Steve Smith and Matt Devlin on NBATV during the Wizards' blowout win over the Nuggets on Tuesday night. I didn't hear it live, but listened to it afterwards. (Here's the full interview). Some highlights.
On young players in general: "It's always interesting coming out here. We got a young guy out here in Otto Porter, and we obviously want to get his feet wet. The thing it is, sometimes we don't realize these are young kids. I think this is a valuable too to come out here. Even in summer league, the pace of the game, the speed of the game is so much faster than they're accustomed to in college. So it's really beneficial to those guys."
On Jan Vesely: "He's got to play with confidence. He's got great length, great size, speed. Defensively, he gets in the passing lanes. [But] he's got to believe in himself. Coming from overseas, he had never played this caliber of basketball before. I think he's gone through a couple of situations early on where he doesn't believe in himself. Let me tell you what: you can be the best basketball player, but if you don't have confidence, you aren't going to be worth a crack."
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