Impact of Ime Udoka
"I thought they would be improved, but what's improved? 30-52?
I mean, I thought they would be better but I think we underestimated how good of a coach Ime Udoka is. He doesn't coach last year, comes in this year with different personnel than what he had with the Celtics.
If he's not here, you probably don't have as much success. You're probably not 19-15 but I think he gives them an identity. You were 29th in defensive efficiency last year and 30th the year before.
And now you're sixth. That doesn't happen.
So I think he's played a huge role in this here. I didn't expect them to be 19-15 and one of the top ten teams in the Western Conference.
If Memphis gets to the Western Conference Finals or NBA Finals, they're probably re-signing Dillon Brooks. Toronto is interesting because they were probably offering right at what Fred got in Houston.
If Ime is still in Boston coaching, you probably have a different coach here and things look awfully different here."