WSU Head Coach Dick Bennett Quotes From Pacific-10 Men's Basketball Media Day

Nov. 6, 2003


(On being in the Pacific-10 Conference)

'I am very happy and thankful to be a member of a conference like this, a most prestigious and successful conference. I am excited to be able to coach with and against some of the best coaches in the country.'

(On being back in coaching)

'I am very thankful to be back in the game I love. Our profession is not so much the destination, but the journey. I found that I missed the journey.'

(On Washington State basketball)

'There is a major rebuilding job that needs to be done. I'm very excited about the challenge, but also very realistic. I've entered into these things before. Perhaps this is the biggest challenge and yet I've been quite impressed with the young men I've dealt with. Not because of any particular basketball talent or great potential, but because of the way they have handled a difficult situation.

(On what it will take to win)

'I want to compete and make it hard on our opponent every night. There is an unmistakable hunger that exists among our players. We need to capitalize on that and figure out where it fits into the game.

(On what concerns him about this year's team)

'We seem to have a guy for every position and a back up for him. So, until we line up against somebody else, I honestly don't know.'

(On Marcus Moore)

'Marcus Moore is necessary to give us that one threat or offensive credibility that will require some preparation by our opponents. He is very talented offensively.'

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