How tough was it to pull the trigger on the Brook Lopez trade? What were the emotions like? Kenny Atkinson: “Very hard. Very hard. Very hard. I thought Brook bought in 100 percent. That’s hard with a guy who’s had I don’t know how many different coaches. He embraced our culture. He was a pleasure to be around every day. That was probably the hardest decision that I’ve made being a head coach. And that’s part of being a head coach. It’s not just coaching these darn games.
March 17, 2018 | 9:08 pm EDT Update
Tom Orsborn: Here’s what Towns told me about LaMarcus Aldridge at All-Star Weekend: ” “I love him. I have always had a lot of respect for his game. I’ve always felt like I play a lot more like him than anyone else in the league.”