On playing Utah: “Utah is Utah. They play hard, they’re well coached, disciplined, and young. They could easily be 3-0 too their game against Houston was especially close.
On winning at home: “When you talk about elite teams, they are always successful at home and find a way to win on the road. For us to be successful this year, we have to protect our home.”
On Deron Williams: “For Deron this is preseason. He didn’t do a lot in the preseason. We have to figure out a way to work him back into games and it’s a process. We haven’t played him over 30-something minutes, but there will be a point in the season when he’ll be there. He’s been good about it, but it’s going to take some time. He’ll get there.”
On Richard Jefferson: “He’s going left. I was just joking about him going left. He’s a good teammate, a great teammate. He made it easy for me all those years and it’s good to see that he’s still playing at a high level. I’m sure he’s a big help on that team with all of their young players.”
On getting used to coaching: “Every day I’m getting a little bit better, feeling more comfortable, learning. It’s no different tonight. I’m just trying to keep learning and getting guys involved. It’s no different from being a player, you always have to keep learning.”