Drew: Teague key to our success
ATLANTA — Hawks point guard Jeff Teague may slither elusively to the basket, but coach Larry Drew used an unusual metaphor to describe his player nonetheless.
“He’s doing great. He’s the reason why we’re playing so well.”
Over the summer, Drew flew to Indiana, where Teague keeps his offseason home and met with him. Drew said he wanted to explain to Teague “given what our personnel situation was, how I was going to approach it and how I wanted him to approach it.”
“We’re all in this together. Some nights are not going to be your night and some nights you’re going to carry the club. Under no circumstances did I want him to feel that. I don’t care who’s behind him that he has to look over his shoulder. I just want you out there playing, playing with confidence, playing hard, having fun.”