Tiger Fight, September 30th. Today, Lakers assistant coach Phil Handy was interviewed by reporters and talked about how he felt in the NBA Finals for six consecutive years.
Handy, currently 49 years old. In 2011, he served as a player development coach for the Lakers and started his NBA coaching career. From 2013 to 2018, he served as an assistant coach for the Cavaliers. In 2019, he served as a coach for the Raptors. He returned to the Lakers this year. This season will be Handy's six consecutive years of appearance on the NBA Finals.
Reporter: "You said before that you have reached the finals for six consecutive years, so you are a bit numb to the victory on Saturday, local time. Can you elaborate on your feelings?
Phil Handy: "I think I first need to pay my respects to many coaches who have coached in the NBA. Many coaches have coached in the league for many years and have achieved success. But many coaches have never been in their careers. Have landed in the finals. For me, it is so lucky to have this journey, but sometimes you can't give an answer to what happened.
I know that I work very hard and I have sacrificed a lot for this. Of course you have to work with great players on a great team first. But this is far from enough. When I was in my third year of college, I started to develop my basketball career, and now I have been doing player training for many years. But I always choose to live in the moment. I didn't enter this line with the mentality of what kind of coach I want to be. My mind is always to become a successful coach. "
The first game of the finals between the Lakers and the Heat will officially start at 9:00 am, October 1, Beijing time.