Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Pau Gasol: Exit interview and video
By Brian Kamenetzky
Mirroring his work on the floor, a good Pau Gasol exit interview contains very little drama and is quietly efficient. He spoke about the satisfaction of winning another title, the distance he's come from his days in Memphis, his desire to see Phil Jackson stick around, and more. But nothing controversial- just the confidence of a guy who, rightly, feels very comfortable with his place on the team and in the NBA world.
From a news standpoint, Gasol again noted the need to take the summer off physically, meaning he won't play for Spain in the World Championships. Nothing he hasn't said before, but it's good to know he hasn't changed his mind. As Gasol noted on his way out of the room after the interview, he may very well lead the world in games played over the last three-plus years.