Pac-10 Men's Basketball Media Day: UCLA

Oct. 29, 2009

UCLA Head Coach Ben Howland

Opening statement
“It’s great to be here. Right now we are just trying to get healthy. I’m hoping by Monday we will have everybody at practice. We are a young team and we need to practice. We need the time since we have a young team.”

Talk about the youth and freshmen learning defense.
“We are very young. We lost three seniors and Jrue Holiday. We lost a lot. It does take quiet a bit of time. Basketball is a game of habits and in order to get good at something, you need practice. We are excited about the year. We have good athletes that will have good competition. Our teams have always improved throughout the year.”

Talk about Drew Gordon’s impact.
“We expect a lot of Drew. He has been our second leading rebounder in practice. We take stats every day at practice to gain the competitiveness you have in games.”

 

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