Monday, June 16, 2008

The great Rico Pickett speaks on his future

As we wait to hear on the status of Steele and Hendrix, here's something to pass the time.

Q: Do you have any regrets about what happened last year?

RP: I could have taken some stuff a different way. I feel like I could have, but I feel like everything happens for a reason. So all this is me. A couple of things ... be a little more coachable, less attitude, I would say in some situations and outbursts. I could have kept a lot of stuff for off the court and just me and (coach Gottfried) one on one instead of saying it in front of the whole team. Coach would say “showing him up” but it was just like the way I am. I just don’t like to bite my tongue. If I want to say it in a smart way, I just say it. It wasn’t the right time, most times I said stuff.

Q: What kind of person was Gottfried like to you?

RP: He was a ... I guess it’s hard to explain. He was real laidback, don’t really get upset, not going to yell at you, talk to you calm, but like, it’s his way or no way, like a lot of coaches. It might seem like he is reasonable, but at the end of the day, whatever he says, that’s what goes. He is going to do whatever he feels like is best for his team. So, just the kind of person he is to me, I couldn’t trust him. That is what I feel like.

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