Bob Ociepka Rumors

Del Negro was fired at the end of last season after a pair of 41-41 campaigns and two first-round playoff eliminations. “I was disappointed in the way it finished,” Ociepka says, “but I’m lucky to be in Portland. I love the atmosphere here, the support of the administration, the coaching staff and the way everybody works together without egos. “And working for Nate. Of the 16 coaches I’ve worked for, he’s the best. I’m not just saying that. He always knows what to say, how to say it and when to say it. “Coaches have told me in the past you can’t have 82 pep talks a season, that the players have to get themselves ready sometimes at this level. Well, Nate has had 82- plus – one for every game, one for every one of the playoffs and numerous ones in between. It’s been a tremendous learning experience for me, watching him do his thing.”
via Portland Tribune