Here’s an excerpt of an interview that Andres Nocioni, the Argentine forward now with the Sixers, gave to an Argentinean newspaper. He talks briefly about Skiles. So, with many of us wandering how well he’ll do adapting the new players, I thought it was interesting to translate the quote.
-So then (Doug) Collins’ philosophy and your situation are very similar to those with Skiles and the Bulls when you arrived to Chicago?
-Exactly, they are the same. Only that Collins is a bit political, not so blunt and direct like Skiles. He’s continuously stirring up players so that they progress and advance. That’s what I like about a coach. That’s the reason I always liked Dusco Ivanovic, Skiles, Flor Menendez or León Najnudel (a legendary Arg coach). They are guys that want to get a bit more (from you).
The complete interview,here.