Bits from Sidney Lowe Interview
Do you see a natural leader among the young guys?
I don’t. I don’t know. I can’t pinpoint one guy right now. You know, that’s something that, you know, again, that, you know, COACH talks about. And right now, no one has really stepped forward, you know, to establish themself as a leader.
You know, I think, you know, that’s a two-fold thing. You know, one, you have to have someone that’s very comfortable with it. With leading, with being able to tell guys, you know, where to go, what to do. But on the flip side of that, you know, that guy has to be someone that’s doing it himself.
So you know, and I don’t know if you can develop leaders sometime. You know, I played point guard position, and it’s always been my personality. And so, you know, I’m almost of the mindset that leaders are born, and not made.
Old Man Ball
Gordon Monson: There’s nothing wrong with old man ball. I mean it’s ok.
Spencer Checketts: If you can get it done, man, you get it done.
Lowe: Well, you know, that’s the thing about it, guys, you know. If some of the young guys would get the old man’s mentality and thought process, they’ll be really good, you know?
Are the younger players getting it now?
I think they are, and that’s something that, you know, that COACH talks about with those guys. He likes it when they’re in there because they pick up the pace for us, no question about it. They get us, you know, easy baskets, fast breaks, get a couple of steals and we’re able to turn those into points.
But that’s how they have to play. That’s how they want to play. That’s how COACH wants them to play…That’s how they have to play.
On Alec Burks
I think COACH has done a great job at really managing, you know, his time, and waiting for the right time to put him into that position, you know? It was talked about earlier this year, but COACH wanted to wait and let him get his feet wet a little bit playing the two, and then kind of gradually work him over there to the one.
And he’s done a great job…And now, what COACH wants him to do now is to continue to get better at running the team, understanding what we’re trying to get out of it, and I think he’s gonna get there.
This is revisionist history. After playing 16 MPG last season, Burks was down to 9:48 per game in November. In the 27 games before Mo Williams got injured, Burks logged 15 DNP-CDs. It wasn’t until after Mo got injured that Burks starting getting real minutes and at the time Tyrone Corbin said he couldn’t play Burks at the point right away because he needed to get reps in practice first. And given how infrequently Corbin holds practice…
Can you shed any light on your arrest for tax evasion?
You know, not really. You know, it’s just something that I have to deal with, and, but it’s, you know, moving forward with the right now, and taking care of it, and right now my focus is that and trying to help the Jazz win. (1280)
[Segment closes with show hosts saying how great it is Lowe has the Jazz to take his mind off of his legal troubles.]