Think more big picture than, ‘hey, we got to get better right now, and since we are here, we got to use every single minute of this three hours and 55 seconds that we have.’
Brown might wind up back in a head-coaching role in the future — Walton is with the Lakers and his predecessor, Alvin Gentry, got the Pelicans’ job. He has said he would not necessarily jump at the first job offered, because he has been such a good fit with the Warriors.
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But he is still undefeated in the playoffs as the Warriors coach. And with Kerr still unsure whether he will be able to return, Brown will just continue in his current role. There was a time, maybe, that he’d want more of a definitive answer. Coaching the Warriors has changed that, though.
Alvin Kamara Game Jersey It’s simple for me that way, Brown said. Then if there comes a time that I’m not (coaching), I would have been prepared to coach the game if I needed to, but it’s easy for me to take a step back.
That work ethic is easy to see in both his frame and improvement. Ojeleye is a behemoth of a human, standing 6-7, 241 pounds with under six percent body fat. His arms are so muscular that it was suggested to me by one NBA executive that they affect his standing reach negatively because he can’t lift them as aerobically over his head after a measurement came in at just 8-6. But that hasn’t affected his quickness, as Ojeleye is terrific at sliding his feet — as shown by a 10.58 lane agility drill score, third among all NBA Draft Combine participants.
That strength and speed combination plays itself out best on defense, where Ojeleye has shown the ability to defend multiple positions. With the Mustangs, it was not abnormal to see Ojeleye guarding someone like Tacko Fall from UCF on one possession in the post, then switching out onto a perimeter player the next. He doesn’t force turnovers at a high level, but he provides positional versatility at a time when it is more valued than ever.