Utah Jazz guard Devin Harris' dreams of taking part in the playoffs… (Marilyn Indahl / US Presswire )
Devin Harris, on his first thought after being traded from New Jersey to Utah:
San Antonio's Tim Duncan, to ABC before getting two points and seven rebounds in the Spurs' loss to the Lakers:
"I'm older and slower and not as good as I used to be, so I'm happy to be in a system that works."
We thought about it, though
Boston Coach Doc Rivers, after losing to the Clippers:
"No one cried. We lost the game. We're good."
Maybe they can do lunch
Miami president and former Knicks coach Pat Riley on New York General Manager Donnie Walsh, who was in Indiana during the '90s "Hicks-Knicks" rivalry:
"Donnie probably still thinks I'm Hannibal Lecter."
Rivers, on coach of the year candidates, including the Bulls' Tom Thibodeau, his former assistant:
"I love Thibs. I've said since the middle of the year, there's nobody's team that's changed more. But my vote: Doug Collins, Nate McMillan, Tom Thibodeau, in that order."
Like a decade or two
Utah GM Kevin O'Connor to NBA Confidential's Sam Amick, on the departure of Jerry Sloan:
"It happens. Whether it's Tom Landry or Don Shula or it's Red Auerbach. Those guys meant so much to the franchise that there's an adjustment period."