The other major takeaway from Thursday’s loss was reserve guard Brandon Jennings’ comments about the team not having a true leader. (Stan) Van Gundy didn’t dispute the claim, but said there are other issues and that shouldn’t be the sole focus.
“Maybe, but I don’t think that’s the big issue. The big issue is we’ve got to get back to playing hard and defending,” Van Gundy said. “If there was one leader, maybe he could influence people. The bottom line is it comes down to the nine guys we’ve been playing have to go out and play it better. They can do that with or without a leader.”
Source: Rod Beard of The Detroit News
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