Have I pointed out yet that Jayda Evans is just a cool person? Sheâ€™s one of those warm, friendly people that you just feel good being around. Her story in today Seattle Times leads off with Luke Ridnour joking about his long shorts. Now Iâ€™m sure that on a personal level Luke is a good guy but in terms of interviewâ€™s Iâ€™d have to describe him as a â€œcold fishâ€. He just doesnâ€™t like talking to the media and Jayda deserves major kudos for getting the guy to laugh and relax a little in this interview. I was there and it was a thing of beauty. In the article she somehow makes this great transition from Lukeâ€™s shorts to Bob Weissâ€™ rotation and I say to myself â€œNow this is real talentâ€¦â€
The Seattle PI surprisingly takes a pass on covering the Sonics today but I give them a break because that 9 day road trip is as hard on the beat writers as it is the players. I think Jon Morosi has some Boston roots so maybe he stayed at home after Wednesdayâ€™s game.
The Tacoma News Tribune doesnâ€™t have any problem with the long road trip because Corey Brock is always available to pinch hit for Frank Hughes. His piece this morning summarizes coach Weissâ€™ comments at practice, previews the days game, and goes over the injury report from yesterdayâ€™s practice.
Supersonics.comâ€™s Kevin Pelton puts out an admittedly feel-good piece that is unique because KP took the time to transcribe a ton of Coach Weissâ€™ media session. If you want the words direct from the coaches mouth then read this article.