Siegel (CHN): What
will the strengths and weaknesses of
this year’s team to be?
Brad Huse (BH): We should have good competition at each
position, which will create solid
depth for us. Early on I expect us to struggle offensively as we
lose a high
percentage of our scoring from last year.
CHN: How will you deal with loss of those seniors like
Ja'Ron Jefferson and Al Beye?
BH: Our seniors provided a high percentage of our
offensive production, so we need to find a consistent scoring
threat out of his bunch. When you lose the amount of production
that we did you have a lot of guys who think they're going to
fill those holes. At this time, we're not sure who will provide
that scoring punch
CHN: Talk about a player on your team that deserves more
credit for being an unheralded contributor?
BH: Ted Morris
leads by example and never has a bad day effort-wise. He is
mature and is a good leader for this club."
CHN: What should
we expect out of the incoming players. Who will make the biggest impact?
We have six newcomers and at this point it is difficult to assess who will
make the greatest impact. Each was recruited for a specific skill and
hopefully each will provide a positive trait to this team.
CHN: What coaches really helped you reach the level of
success you’re at today? Do you still keep in touch with them?
BH: I learned a lot from the coaches I played for
and coached with: Kelvin Sampson, Rick Dessing, Mick Durham, and
Larry Krystkowiak. All of these college coaches provided me with
something that I use in my own coaching style. The person I
probably emulate more than any other is my dad.
Realistically, what should we expect out of your team this year?
BH: A primary objective will be to see that our team
plays with the consistent effort required of teams that want to
compete at the top of their league. We may struggle a bit early
but I expect to make a push as the league season progresses.
CHN: Thanks coach. Good luck.