Thursday, February 19, 2009

It's hard to play defense when everybody is quiet

On the previous post, Billy Gillispie explained why communication is critical to playing good defense.

In a Q&A yesterday on Hoops Addict with Shawn Marion, Marion expands on the subject:

"It’s a little bit easier when guys are communicating and talking, it’s hard as hell to play defense when everybody is quiet. I think with any good defensive team you can hear them talking about stuff and it makes everybody that much more alert. When you go out there all quiet and stuff it makes playing defense that much more harder. We just gotta’ talk more, that’s the biggest thing because it revs everybody up."