“He's one of
those you love to coach because he only cares about the `W' at the end
of the game,"
“He is one tough,
''I was an assistant
coach at North Carolina when Jordan played there. I think Kirk is in the
same ballpark with Michael as far as competitiveness is concerned. He's
also a better athlete than people might initially think. He's fast, and
he can dunk with two hands.''
"There's no joking
about basketball with him. He's very, very competitive."
"I think he's
one of the better defenders in the league. He probably doesn't get much
credit. It's deserved.”
"All of us have
always said that people in Chicago love guys that just play hard, throw
themselves on the floor, give you effort. I think our fans can relate
to Kirk a little bit."
"I've seen a
lot of guys who talk a good game and don't bring it on the floor. I appreciate
and respect the way he approaches the game. I will take from Kirk Hinrich
the fact that his example of leadership is the hard work he brings to
the game and how hard he plays every time he's on the floor."
"He's on the
right team where he can do a lot of things. He's got a lot of ability
and a lot of talent. He can shoot the ball.”
"Kirk is not
really a point guard, he's not really a two-guard. He's just a guard and
a good basketball player, which is what we like.”
"He's a superstar
now. Sometimes you can't even talk to the kid. Nah, I'm just kidding.
Kirk's my guy, my man. As soon as I met him, I knew we had a bond. You
could tell he wanted to win right away. We clicked the first time we met."
''He's fearless, and
he's smart,. He’s quick to penetrate into the paint and in traffic
and looks around, and if he sees nothing there, he'll dribble out of traffic
without taking a crazy shot.''
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