Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wade praises Mills. Mills ducks and covers.

When you get the vote of confidence from the GM, it's generally not a good thing, but I do believe Brad Mills has done an excellent job in his first half-season.

"Obviously our performance has been disappointing, but I don’t think it’s any reflection on what he’s done. His level of preparation, in-game strategy and communication with the players, to me, has been absolutely admirable. I think if you had a checklist of criteria on which to gauge a successful and competent manager, every box would be checked."

Mills isn't buying it:
"The measuring stick is always wins and losses. It always is. I don’t care where you’re at. There’s different angles that you’re going to look at, and if you use that as a measuring stick, we certainly haven’t done very well."

"One thing about him is that he’s always encouraging, and he keeps the poker face on; he doesn’t wear his emotions on his sleeve. If you look down at him during the first inning or during the sixth inning or whether we’re winning or we’re losing, you don’t see too much of a difference."