Saturday, November 10, 2007

Sonics Confident They're on Right Track

Tonight's 103-101 loss to Utah could easily be described as heartbreaking, but that wasn't the sense from the Sonics after the game.

"It doesn't hurt," said Head Coach P.J. Carlesimo, "because when you play that hard and that well - if we played this hard and this well, we'd be like 4-2 or at least 3-3. You can't control a one-possession game. ... When it's a one possession game, you make a shot, you miss a shot; you get a call, you don't get a call, that's what happens. It's that close."

Since the summer, Carlesimo and the Sonics have emphasized getting better each day. The Sonics got better against the Jazz - much better.

"To be honest with you, if we play that way in April, I'll be proud," Carlesimo said. "We can't play a heck of a lot better than that. ... That's a good basketball team that played pretty well agianst us and we took all the way to the wire. That's a very good sign."

Here's complete postgame audio: Carlesimo Jeff Green Delonte West