Danny Ferry Has Done Good
In , with his team headed to the NBA Finals, things still looked dim for Danny Ferry. After the Cavs were swept by the Spurs, people claimed that LeBron needed a better supporting cast to win and if Ferry couldn’t provide it, ‘Bron would be gone. Same goes for last year – winning five games less than the previous season and only advancing one round, the time ticking down to LeBron’s free agency seemed to be quickly approaching.Fast forward to the fall of . James is being asked on a regular basis if he will join the New York Knicks when his contract expires in . He provides a spark to the media by saying, ‘You never know,’ and the writers are off to do their business. But, since, the Cavs finished with the best record in the NBA (much kudos to the newly acquired Mo Williams), and that buzz is gone. Cleveland is LeBron’s town – and it looks like he’ll be keeping it that way well past. Danny Ferry joined WKNR in Cleveland with Kenny Roda to discuss the Cavs’ sweep of the Pistons in round 1, LeBron’s growth, and what the layoff will do to his team.
On taking care of the Pistons:
“The Pistons organization, we have a great deal of respect for. I think Joe Dumars does a phenomenal job someone I have a great deal of respect for as a leader and a person, and he’s a heck of a person. This was a good series for us. They were a little battered up with Rasheed’s calf and Tayshaun with where he was physically, but we came in and we competed defensively, we did what we needed to do, the things we needed to do, and we took care of business. We walk out of here feeling good, looking forward to having a day or two off.”
On LeBron’s development:
“It ain’t luck. He’s good. It ain’t luck. He’s good ’cause he really works hard; he puts so much time in to what he’s doing physically, emotionally, work in the gym, the whole deal. The fact that he’s playing the way he’s playing, it ain’t luck. He really works hard at it and I’m really happy to see him continue to grow and improve as a player and hopefully we give him that platform this year that elevates him even higher.”
His take on the down time the Cavs have because of the sweep:
“Less chance of getting hurt first of all, that’s the way I look at it from a crisis management standpoint, but we’ve dealt with this before. We played Washington a couple years ago, got a sweep, and had some time off and we handled it fine, we handled it well. This is a group that works, they’ll get themselves prepared.They’ll get some good sweats in over the next few days and they’ll be ready to go.”