MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
POSTGAME INTERVIEW - DRAKE BULLDOGS
MARCH 9, 2008
7 COACH KENO DAVIS: Yeah. Obviously it's an understatement
to say I'm proud of this team, what they've been able to
8 accomplish not only in the regular season but after doing that to
come down here to St. Louis and win on three consecutive days.
9 It's quite a feat that they've been able to do, but they surprise
me every day. I don't know when they're going to stop surprising
10 me, but I don't want it to stop. Incredible group of young men,
and they deserve all the rewards and awards they've been given.
11 MEDIA: Adam, how would you describe winning the Valley
tournament and being champions today?
12 ADAM EMMENECKER: It's tough, you know. It's not a position
that we've had a chance to be in too much over the last four
13 years, but it's -- you know, it's a great feeling to have so many
fans come down, make the trip. It's really special for us as
14 players just to see that all the work we've put in together and
individually has really paid off, and that we can be a
15 championship team, and we played so well together. I'm so proud
of all these guys.
16 MEDIA: Guys, is a big part of your chemistry the fact that
at one point in your basketball careers, no one wanted you or you
17 had an injury or Oklahoma State said no? Is that a big part
of -- is that what made you guys what you are?
18 JOSH YOUNG: I think I'll take that one. I think in a way,
it is. I think we find different ways to motivate us.
19 Definitely the way that people perceived us to finish this year,
that definitely motivated us, so we use things like that to keep
20 us going all throughout the year. We had our seniors step up in
such a big way this year, and it goes down the line. We kind of
21 feed off each other, and it's been great playing with these guys,
but I think that that's been part of our success this year.
22 MEDIA: Adam, talk a little bit as a guy who directs the
offense. Josh Crawford's role in given you a spark and that 19-0
23 run, have you guys as a team played any better at this point?
ADAM EMMENECKER: It's hard to tell. It's hard to compare
24 one game to previous games but we played really well tonight. I
think you see with Josh Parker a little bit of what the future of
25 Drake basketball can be, you know. He's a really talented kid,
and it's tough for freshmen to come into a conference like the
1 Missouri Valley and play a lot, you know. He's been coming along
all year, and he really gives us a lot of energy coming off the
2 bench. When he makes a couple shots like he did tonight, he can
really get guys going.
3 MEDIA: Adam, following up on that question, can you talk a
little bit about the pace of the game, how you started off and
4 then going into that run and then into the second half?
ADAM EMMENECKER: One thing we talked about as lot as a team
5 we know we're going to go on some runs and the other team is
going to go on some runs. We have to be able to weather the
6 storm as much as possible and try to respond. We're able to
respond with some longer runs than we normally have. We did a
7 great job on the boards which made a really big difference for
us. When we're working that well as a team, both offensively and
8 defensively, we can be tough to stop.
MEDIA: Adam, what does it mean to you to be the most
9 outstanding player of this tournament?
ADAM EMMENECKER: Well, it's hard to make that too much of
10 an individual award because none of this would be possible
without the other four guys you see sitting with me. I'm not the
11 type of player who's going to necessarily take a lot of shots
during a game, but because we're so unselfish as a team and the
12 way defense is key on these guys around me, it opens up the floor
for me a little bit, and it's my responsibility to get in the
13 paint and try to make some plays whether it's for myself or for
my teammates, so you know, it's great and it's a great honor to
14 be able to receive that award, but it's really a testament to how
well we play as a team.
15 MEDIA: Klayton, could you talk about watching your brother
when he was in this tournament? Did you ever think you would get
16 your net around your neck?
17 KLAYTON KORVER: I always wanted to. He seemed to win it
18 every time he came down here so I was a little jealous. You
19 know, we've always worked hard and try to stay in the gym with my
20 teammates, and just good things happen to those who work hard, I
21 guess. The guys on this team worked really hard this year.
22 MEDIA: Jonathan, a long way from Barrington. What are your
thoughts on today and all of this.
23 JOSH YOUNG: It's an unbelievable feeling to be picked ninth
in the preseason and to win the league and win this tournament.
24 It's hard to put into words how great it feels.
MEDIA: Adam, you won by 30. How come you didn't shoot a 3?
25 ADAM EMMENECKER: Well, Keno took me out kind of earlier
than he normally does, so I was -- you know, I figured the last
1 two minutes I was going to have to put one up, but you know, I
saw the sub at the scorer's table and had to drop my head because
2 I didn't get that opportunity.
MEDIA: For each of the players, if you could just give a
3 thought on what it means to each of you to be champions and know
that the NCAA tournament's coming up.
4 KLAYTON KORVER: I think we're going to enjoy the next two
5 weeks, and we're just going to do what the coach tells us to do.
6 It's a great feeling, it's awesome. We'll have fun.
7 LEONARD HOUSTON: For me, the biggest thing is coming out
8 here and getting the win. Winning the tournament and having that
9 positive vibe going into the NCAA tournament, not coming off a
10 loss, so you know, everyone's not down on themselves so we can
11 just kind of keep that confidence up and kind of keep it going
12 throughout the tournament.
13 ADAM EMMENECKER: I think earlier today we proved to
ourselves that even when we're playing good teams, as long as
14 we're playing good basketball and playing together that there's
nobody in the country that we can't beat, and you know, as long
15 as we keep our focus and stay together as a team and play as a
team and do the things that got us here, I think, you know, we
16 are poised to see what we can do at the next level and playing in
the tournament, and you know, we're going to take some rest and
17 be happy with that, kind of look back on our accomplishments and
be proud of them, but we'll be focused and ready to go for the
JOSH YOUNG: Yeah. I think we're going to enjoy the
19 championship and also get some rest, but I think we have a lot of
hard work ahead of us if you want to make a statement in the post
20 season. We'll definitely be keying on that.
JONATHAN COX: This tournament was really exciting, but we
21 have a lot more basketball to play. To come in here and beat
great teams like we did for the third time this season is
22 unbelievable. We're looking forward to the NCAA tournament now.
MR. DALFONSO: Okay. Anything else for the champion
23 Bulldogs? All right, gentlemen. Thank you very much for your
time. Best of luck. We'll stay with the head coach for a while
24 longer. We'll start right here in the front row.
MEDIA: Keno, I talked to a student outside. I asked him
25 what tournament teams don't know about you that you're going to
play moving forward, and he simply said we're smarter than you.
1 What do you think he means by that?
COACH KENO DAVIS: Well, probably that our players make as
2 good of decisions on the court as any team you'll see. They
understand the right pass to make, and they make it. You know,
3 sometimes you have teams that revolve around one player, and it's
tough to be able to make as many decisions. You have to give it
4 to that player and have him make plays, but we got Adam
Emmenecker that runs our team, he's able to drive and kick it to
5 the open shooters, and we've got other guys that have been able
to penetrate to post up, so our team makes incredibly good
6 decisions on the court. That's probably what he meant.
MEDIA: Coach, what type of team do you think will give you
7 guys the most trouble in the NCAA tournament, what style of play?
COACH KENO DAVIS: I don't know what style of play would
8 give us the most problems, you know. We've seen about
everything, and we've done pretty well against each different
9 kind of style that we've seen. I think a lot of it's just going
to depend on how we're going to be able to play. Are we going to
10 be able to have our timing? Obviously we'll have fresh legs with
some time right now to rest and recover. I'm sure our players as
11 they all mentioned, they're looking forward to a couple days off.
They were a little tired last night. We went through some
12 walk-throughs and some light practice, so I think from a coach's
perspective, you want to try to get your timing up there. If we
13 do, you know, Adam said -- I told the team at an early point this
year when I saw how successful we could be, and I said there
14 isn't a team on our schedule that we can't beat. I go, now the
bad thing is I don't know if there's a team on our schedule that
15 can't beat us. I think our team's kind of had that attitude all
year that if hey, we outwork that team and have some good shots,
16 we have a chance to win. We have to keep that same kind of
focus, that there's not a team because they have a big name or
17 come from a bigger conference, maybe it has to be our best night,
but we have an opportunity and we're looking forward to playing
MEDIA: Keno, how much is the fact, you know, Jonathan was a
19 walk-on, Josh, you know, Oklahoma State, you know, it didn't work
out for him, Adam was a walk-on, Leonard had years where he
20 struggled, Klayton had injuries. They had moments in their
basketball careers where something wasn't working for them. How
21 much do you think that built him team? How many of these guys
were actually on your scout team at one point? I know Adam was.
22 COACH KENO DAVIS: Yeah. Well, Adam was, Jonathan was,
Leonard was. I think just about everybody, you know, except
23 maybe Josh might have been our one guy that wasn't on the scout
team, and some of those guys were on there for multiple years. I
24 think it has -- they have a hunger and a fire behind them, maybe
because of a lack of respect or underrecruiting, but I think, you
25 know, from learning from my father as far as bringing in some
non-scholarship players. When we took this job four and a half
1 years ago, we didn't have any scholarships to give the first year
and we only had two the next year. We went through an idea of
2 trying to get more walk-ons. He's always been a coach who
treated his players, whether they're scholarship,
3 non-scholarship, everybody is treated the same on the team and
given an equal opportunity. That's helped some of those guys
4 stay with it for as long as they had, even though they didn't see
that playing time early in their careers. They kept improving in
5 the off season. They kept improving each year, and as they got
experience, they became pretty good seniors and a pretty good
6 experienced ball club.
MEDIA: Coach, did you hear the gentleman behind the bench
7 yelling Adam for president and you for vice-president?
COACH KENO DAVIS: Well, you know, like I said at the
8 luncheon, you know, Adam's too smart to run for political office,
and I think I'll probably stay away from that as well, but it's
9 nice for our fans to go from a fan base like we have in Des
Moines. We've had a lot of fans that have continued to follow
10 our program and support us. We hadn't got that support down here
in St. Louis for teams, probably because we were usually playing
11 on an early day and going home, but for them to have -- to go
from 100 fans to about 2000 today, I think that shows great
12 things for Drake and representation down here in St. Louis, that
maybe we can bring that from 2000 up to 3 next year, and where
13 some of the teams are very well represented, we can be one of
those teams. I'm looking forward to seeing that in the future.
14 MEDIA: Coach, is there somebody's game you think Adam
reminds you of because he plays a pretty unique style of not
15 shooting too much.
COACH KENO DAVIS: Well, I think his style is -- is kind of
16 similar to Steve Nash in the NBA. I'm not saying he's Steve Nash
or that he's going to have a long term, you know, contract in the
17 NBA, but he plays that kind of style. He can score when need be,
but he can put it down on the floor and attack the basket, find
18 the shooters out there, plays at a really high level, energy
level, and so I'd say that's kind of the player that he reminds
19 me the most of.
MEDIA: Keno, the old saw is that the third time is always
20 the most difficult victory. What aspects of the one-sidedness
this afternoon might have caught you a little off guard?
21 COACH KENO DAVIS: The one-sidedness that caught me
completely off guard in this game, we got a stretch where the
22 shots were going down and they weren't for Illinois State.
Obviously we were playing very well on the defensive end, but the
23 momentum really caught up with us, so as far as playing a team
three times, I think a lot of times when you lose a game during
24 your season, some teams need that. They need a loss to get them
hungry and a fire to get them to win. We need to win. When you
25 look at a team that you've beat twice, they might have that fire,
but you might not. Our team, as we've been able to win all year,
1 it just has made us get a taste of wanting more, and to be able
to cut down the nets back in Des Moines at the Knapp Center. We
2 came in here saying hey, we'd like another chance to cut down
some nets and we got that opportunity, and we only have to play
3 three days in a row instead of four this year, so it was more
attainable, and our guys deserve a ton of the credit for how
4 focused they were throughout this whole weekend.
MEDIA: Coach Davis, selection Sunday isn't until Sunday so
5 you've got a whole week of practice without an opponent to
prepare for, so what do you do in practice without knowing who
6 you're going to play?
COACH KENO DAVIS: Well, what I think we do first is as the
7 players alluded to, we take some time off and try to get our legs
back. We don't even bring them in the gym for a couple days and
8 tell them just get away. Just get away and rest and relax, and
then we'll come back in and we'll try after that just to do some
9 light practice, some shooting, try to keep our timing going
because we're playing so well right now, and then where a lot of
10 teams will still be playing up to that point, we'll have some
good work, some good practice work as we get closer to Sunday,
11 probably take that Sunday off as another day off and then right
away on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, we'll be getting ready for
12 that next game.
MEDIA: Keno, of a more ominous nature, I think the last
13 five Valley tournament champions have been one and down in the
NCAA tournament. Have you thought about that? Have you vetted
14 it? Is it in any way going to affect your approach in the next
15 COACH KENO DAVIS: I haven't thought of it because I didn't
know that stat, and I'm not too worried about how we're going to
16 play, quite honestly, in the NCAAs. I'm not saying that I'm
confident or overconfident that we'll win, but I think we'll play
17 real hard. We've done that all season. We've played very hard.
I told the team when we come into the locker room after 40
18 minutes, whether we win or lose, let's say we played as hard as
we can. If we've lost, I'm not going to yell at you, I'm not
19 going to be upset, we're going to bring our hands in and say
let's get better for the next game and see if we can't improve.
20 They haven't been able to test me on those words very often
because we keep winning games. I was proud of our team during
21 our four losses that we had this year. I thought we played as
hard in those games as we had in a lot of our wins, so we're
22 going to go in there probably with a loose attitude that we've
already accomplished so much, but we want to push for more. We
23 want to play at that same level and see if it's good enough in
24 MR. DALFONSO: Okay. Keno, on that note, we wish you great
25 COACH KENO DAVIS: Thank you very much. Appreciate it.
MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
POSTGAME INTERVIEW - ILLINOIS STATE REDBIRDS
MARCH 9, 2008
9 COACH TIM JANKOVICH: Obviously a very, very disappointing
day for us. The scenario that you always -- you always dread
10 where the other team plays the perfect game and you're having one
of those nights, and so it was pretty tough, pretty frustrating
11 for us, but regardless of this afternoon, I can't be more proud
of this team and all that they've done, all they've given, all
12 they've accomplished this year. Just because we had one bad game
doesn't change the way that I feel about them.
13 MEDIA: Boo, it was 18-17, 7 minutes left in the half, and
then they scored 19 straight points. What was exactly happening
14 out there on the court?
KEITH RICHARDSON: They made some tough shots, you know.
15 They came out hot. We started off good, and you know, they got
like four shooters and a great point guard distributing the ball.
16 We just couldn't get the rebound and get the second-chance shot
opportunities, but you know, they knocked down a lot of big shots
17 and they got momentum. It just went the other way.
MEDIA: Osiris, what would you say was the downfall for you
18 guys today?
OSIRIS ELDRIDGE: Like Boo said, they made incredible shots,
19 we didn't guard as well as we wanted to, and I think we could
have penetrated more instead of settling for a lot of jump shots
20 on our offensive side, but you know, like Coach said, it was just
one of those nights for us where we couldn't get nothing going.
21 The first half kind of, you know, stubbed us for the second half
of the game, and it was just, you know, a tough night.
22 MEDIA: Anthony, you guys have not had, like Coach said, a
night like this all season. How frustrating is that when you're
23 on the court and nothing seems to be happening?
ANTHONY SLACK: For it to happen this game, it sucks real
24 bad. We couldn't get nothing going on the offensive end and
couldn't stop them on the defensive end. It was a snowball
25 effect, you know. We get a stop, they come down and hit a couple
nice shots and we couldn't get nothing on the offensive game.
1 They ran away with the game. Give credit to Drake. It was just
very frustrating for us and for the team.
2 MEDIA: Obviously this question has to be asked of Boo. Is
it going to be a long week, kind of waiting around to see if you
3 guys are going to make it to the NCAA or not?
KEITH RICHARDSON: Yeah, it's going to be a long week.
4 We've got to stay humble. No matter if we make it or not, we
still gotta stay in shape, get our wind, take a couple days, and
5 relax our body and keep a positive attitude and stay in the gym,
work on a couple jump shots and do things to keep you winning and
6 stay positive.
MEDIA: Osiris, this is your chance to make a plea to the
7 NCAA committee. Why do you guys deserve to get a bid?
OSIRIS ELDRIDGE: We worked hard all season, you know, the
8 whole season. We just came up short in the end. I think
everybody deserves a shot to play in the post season, especially
9 Boo, Shy, Levi, especially Dom. He got sick towards the end of
the season. He had to sit out a couple games, so I think, you
10 know, I think we earned, you know, the right to play post season
and give those guys a chance to play in the NCAA tournament.
11 MEDIA: It was mentioned earlier to Boo, for you, Osiris, is
it going to be the hardest thing for seven days, just to wait,
12 you know, and watch other teams play and try to make their cases
for bids and there's nothing more for you guys to do?
13 OSIRIS ELDRIDGE: I think, you know, it's not going to be
hard. I think we're going to, you know, just take our time, you
14 know, get some rest, like Boo said, and just, you know, wait
until we get a verdict or whatever, but I don't think it's going
15 to kill anybody, you know, to know what, you know, what's going
16 MEDIA: Anthony, obviously both teams have played three
games in three days, but it looked in the second half -- was it
17 fatigue on the team's part or maybe the realization it wasn't
going to happen tonight? Obviously a lot of shots were short.
18 ANTHONY SLACK: I don't think it was fatigue. I think they
just got into a real good rhythm, you know, on both sides of the
19 floor. When one guy hits a shot, you hold him, and another guy
hits a shot. It burns up the team's confidence. Their shooters
20 are hard to guard. We just couldn't get a stop when we needed
21 MR. DALFONSO: Anything else for the student athletes of
Illinois State? Okay, gentlemen. Thank you very much. We'll
22 dismiss you and stay with the head coach for a while. We'll
start with these two.
23 MEDIA: Tim, 18-17. You guys are in pretty good shape at
that point. Why did it just go downhill from there?
24 COACH TIM JANKOVICH: Well, when both sides are going wrong,
when you can't find a way to make a basket, that's bad enough,
25 but when you're obviously not stopping them, I mean, this was --
this was, you know, we got whipped today. We got whipped, and we
1 got whipped for two reasons. One, Drake was terrific. They were
absolutely terrific. We've played them three times, and the
2 other two times we played them were basically the last possession
inside of 30 seconds, it was a one-possession game, and they
3 played very well in both of those, and so did we. Today they
probably -- they played better today. That was the best game
4 I've seen them play, and obviously we helped that in some ways,
but at the same time regardless of opponent, we had one of those
5 days. We've had nothing going. I mean, you know, we couldn't
make anything. We just had wide open shots, and you can't shoot
6 what, 18 percent from 3 against Drake. I mean, you do that, and
you have absolutely no chance, and we didn't. But I thought they
7 were fantastic today.
MEDIA: Coach, how would you assess your season as a whole?
8 COACH TIM JANKOVICH: Outstanding. From where -- from where
we started, from where these guys came from last year, the year
9 before, where people picked us, you know. I hear a lot about
where Drake was picked, but you know, we weren't exactly picked
10 to win the league. These guys were basically not given very much
respect really all year long from preseason on, and maybe that
11 was from the past, but I think they've had an outstanding year.
I really do. And the thing I feel badly for them and us, me,
12 everybody, but them more because they're the ones that have to go
work every day is if you followed our team closely this year,
13 it's been amazing how competitive this group is every single
night. I can't remember a team I've ever been with where there
14 weren't five nights, five games where the team was flat or
distracted or overconfident and didn't come ready to play. All
15 those kinds of things that keep coaches up at night. This group
hadn't done it once, not once, not one practice, not one game,
16 not one shootaround, not one anything. They didn't do it today.
We just played poorly. When you shoot that badly, usually you
17 have no legs. Third game in three days, and I know they had the
same situation, but they zone. You know, they play zone all the
18 time, and we try to play pressure man. Maybe that has something
to do with it in three days. I don't know. It's not an excuse,
19 but I'm just saying we definitely didn't have the pep in our
step. When you start missing a lot of shots, you don't have very
20 much, so that just compiled the problem.
MEDIA: Coach, does Drake -- are they one of these teams
21 that can really make a run in the NCAA tournament, do you think?
COACH TIM JANKOVICH: I've said that for a long time.
22 They're the best shooting team I've seen in something 20 years.
They have more deep shooting weapons than anyone I've ever seen,
23 and unless they have a poor shooting night -- if they have a
night, you know, similar to what we had, but they're not going to
24 do that. They've got too many good shooters. We don't have the
shooters, obviously, that they have. Not even close, but I do
25 think -- I think they'll be a very tough out in the NCAA.
There's going to be some people that have not watched them that
1 may not quite understand what they're going to get in for once
they face them. They're really talented. I mean, this is a
2 talented -- they've got what, four guys in the top ten in our
league. This is a very, very, very talented team. I mean,
3 people act like they're not, but I've got news for you. That's
an outstanding team, and they're going to be a great
4 representative. I wouldn't be surprised if they make a long,
long run in the tournament. I'm not trying to put pressure on
5 them, but they're really talented.
MEDIA: Coach, how frustrating is it that this was the game
6 that they didn't have the pep in their step on the national scene
for a championship? It didn't happen today.
7 COACH TIM JANKOVICH: It's probably not the one I'd pick.
If I was going to pick one, I probably would have picked one of
8 them in November, but it's what it is, and you know, you can
frame it a couple ways. You can say boy, how unbelievably
9 disappointing which it is, or you can look at how great that
these guys have won 24 games and played the championship game
10 given where they came from. That's the way I'm going to choose
to look at it.
11 MEDIA: Coach, how much do you think the margin today and
the fact that you had this game today, how much do you think that
12 hurts your chances for an at-large bid?
COACH TIM JANKOVICH: No idea because I don't know how --
13 I've never been on the committee. I've never really actually
talked to committee members about whether they listen to ESPN,
14 all the stuff that we have to be put through about every single
day about who's in and who's out and who's on the bubble and all
15 that. I don't know whether they listen to that. I don't know
whether they consciously watch every game that they can, so I
16 really don't have any idea. I hope it's not. Obviously I hope
they look at your season, they look at the body of work, they
17 look at the last -- they've always said last ten games, all those
kinds of things. I think we're pretty strong, but if they're
18 just going to look at this and make that a big part of it, then
that will obviously hurt us.
19 MEDIA: Tim, you mentioned talent. Obviously you put that
with the way that they play the game, and a lot of people here
20 have talked about how that's -- they've described it as a clinic.
Is there a better word than that to describe them?
21 COACH TIM JANKOVICH: Shooting makes you look really good,
okay. Great shooters -- it's why we struggle as a country in
22 international play, okay. We haven't won the Olympics in quite
some time. You go to international basketball, in Argentina,
23 everybody on the floor is knocking 3s in. All of the sudden the
floor gets really, really big. More than anything else is their
24 ability to shoot the ball. It makes them very unconventional,
and particularly the big guys. Some teams have a big guy that
25 can shoot but not three guards that can really shoot. In their
case they have four guys that can really, really shoot from crazy
1 range and a great point guard who is not a shooter but he doesn't
need to be because they put the ball in his hands and ask him to
2 make plays. I love the make-up of their team. It's the perfect
pieces. You take a couple shooters off and put some really other
3 talented guys in that don't shoot well, they'd look totally
different. I'm not saying they wouldn't be really good, but
4 they'd look totally different. Shooting, great shooting, always
makes for really pretty basketball, and it's always really fun
5 when you have that.
MEDIA: Coach, I asked Osiris this, and you said you don't
6 talk to -- you haven't talked to committee members, but this is
your chance to make your plea for your team to make the NCAA
COACH TIM JANKOVICH: I'm not going to have that. I hate
8 hearing coaches do that. It just kind of -- you know, it kind of
drives me nuts. What I think and what I say I don't think will
9 have any bearing on it whatsoever, but do I think that we're
deserving? Yes, I do. I'm not going to sit up here, you know,
10 and say the whys and heretofores and all those kinds of things.
The committee has a tough job. They do. They've got a tough job
11 every single year. There's going to be about four or five teams
that feel cheated every year, and it's going to be the same exact
12 dialogue after the fact. You just put different people in those
names, okay. I've been on both sides of it. I've been one time
13 when you talk about feeling cheated. Whew. I've been on the
other end of it where everything went well, so I understand it.
14 I think it's a very difficult job. Do I think we deserve it?
Absolutely, but so do, you know, 10 or 12 others that are
15 probably in the same pool that we are.
MEDIA: Tim, in an odd sense going into a tournament, if you
16 couldn't win today, is there any psychological benefit to really
getting knocked on your -- I mean, in terms of your team
17 regaining focus?
COACH TIM JANKOVICH: No, probably not. With a lot of
18 teams, yes. I think with some teams you would definitely feel,
you know, if you had one of those seasons where the guys were
19 kind of down in the stretch, were kind of full of themselves and
you're winning and you're not really listening to the coach and
20 guys are having their own agenda, this is not one of those
groups. In our case, no. I don't think there's any positive
21 other than maybe I should say other than this is a really
determined group, so maybe from that, the sting and the pain that
22 they feel, that we all feel, if we channel it in the right
direction, come to think of it, maybe there is something there,
MR. DALFONSO: Thank you, Tim. Congratulations on a fine
COACH TIM JANKOVICH: Appreciate it.