Men's Basketball Quotes

The Binghamton men's and women's basketball teams hosted their respective preseason media days at the Events Center on Monday afternoon, welcoming members of the local media to meet the 2007-08 teams for the first time.

Head Coach Kevin Broadus

On how the team has been working during the off-season

"I like the way the team showed a hard work ethic during the summer and the pre-season with or without coaches around."

On the new system that is being implemented

"We are going to see a lot of defensive pressure on the ball and teammates covering each other's backs. On the offensive side there will be a lot of motion and discipline if it is going to work."

On the keys to winning games

"The key to winning games will be the second five being as good as the starting five. Our success will depend on everyone bringing their best to the court day-in and day-out."

On the importance of the returning seniors

"The seniors don't want to go out as a losing group and have really stepped up by being leaders on the court as well as setting the tone by finishing first in drills."

Senior guard and team captain Mike Gordon

On the newcomers (coaching staff and players)

"The coaches are great, and the new players they brought in are great… Brandon [Herbert] is going to be a big surprise."

On his role as captain

"[I'm going to] get these guys going, and be the leader - on and off the court."

On the effort the team will bring to the conference tournament

"Everyone is going to play like it's their last game."

Sophomore forward Lazar Trifunovic

On handling the adjustment process

"This team is going to be about everyone playing together…Everybody already got adjusted to everything…Mike Gordon, Richie Forbes and I are trying to keep everyone together."

On first-year head coach Kevin Broadus

"He really knows his game. He's bringing the Georgetown style here. We're going to have more transitions. It's going to be a faster game. We're going to be a really attractive team to watch."

Senior guard Richard Forbes

On hosting the conference tournament

"It's going to be a fun way to go out. We have a lot of fans here. They treat me like I've been here for four years even though I've only been here for one."

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