Tyrone Corbin not real crazy about criticism (and talks about some other things)
Three weeks ago, Tyrone Corbin said this:
You know what? I’m not gonna talk about who I play and when I play and why I play ‘em. That’s my decision. I understand this team better than the people that’s talking about what I should be doing with the rotation.
We’re trying to get better every night on the floor. And whatever anybody’s opinion is about where that is, let them have their opinion. They’re not out there on the floor.
The guys that in it understand it more than the people that’s talking about it.
Two days ago, this:
“I tell the guys, ‘You can listen to criticism, but most of the people that’s criticizing don’t have an idea of what you’re going through,’” Corbin said in his pregame media interview. “They probably haven’t never did anything at this level in their life. They can talk. Talk is cheap. We’ve got to go out and do what we’ve got to do.” …
“I tell our guys, ‘A lot of people, they’re going to pile on. That’s what they do. That’s what sells,’” Corbin said. (DN)
** Tyrone Corbin on criticism: I, you know what? I don’t know, you know, criticism is, is, is, is what it is. I mean, you know, I don’t, I been in this business long enough, and I been criticized enough on, as a player, as a coach, or whatever, and so, I don’t give a lot of credence to it. But people listen to it. It’s what sells now.
** On the winless road trip: Well, you know, tough losses, and we, you know, we had control of the games for the most part. We thought we could finish them off, and you know, to have it happen three games in a row where you lose right at the last minute of the game, it’s difficult, but you know what, it is what it is.
** On players accepting their roles: We need everybody to continue to work. These guys have been tremendous all year about just playing the minutes that they’ve been given and not worrying about starting or coming off the bench, and just trying to do whatever they can to help us get better…They get the adjustments you have to make to try and help the team win, and it’s not about themselves. It’s about us trying to get better as a team.
** On playing the Oklahoma City Thunder: We feel better, pretty good about getting anybody in the half-court game, especially if they’re trying to stop our offensive plays.