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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Steve Blake exit interview: Video

By Andy Kamenetzky

In the time I've spent around Steve Blake this season, the word I'd best use to describe him would not be "chatty." He's a pretty quiet fellow, not one inclined to attract a reporter circle after every game or even just make small talk. Thus, I anticipated his meet and greet wouldn't be much of a gabfest.

Just a slight understatement.

Blake's time in front of the gathered media lasted less than three minutes. And that's including the time allotted for our questions, plus the awkward silence before the interview was deemed concluded. He clearly wasn't in the mood to talk, in particular about the details of his meeting with Phil Jackson and Mitch Kupchak. His obvious inability to discover a comfort throughout the season was acknowledged, but Blake felt his familiarity with teammates would help next year, regardless of whether or not the triangle remained the offense du jour.