Bethea asks "What drew you to Atlanta?"
Ferry: "I looked at it as a challenge. But once I spent time with the ownership, with Bruce (Levenson), specifically – a lot of time, a lot of deep questioning and thoughts back and forth- I got the sense that: One, he was committed to do this right. And he understands that things needed to change, on his behalf, and on ownership's behalf, to help make it happen. There was a sense of humility from him: that we can do better than what we've done."
On Jeff Teague's role:
"With Joe gone, the dynamic of the team is naturally going to change. There's going to be more touches and more possessions that other people are gonna be a part of. I would imagine that both Devin (Harris) and Jeff – and Louis (Williams) – will absorb a lot of those. And all of them will become very important to our group."
On becoming more attractive to NBA free agents:
"This is a place guys like to play. You see them settle in the offseason here. If we start doing things in an even better way, build a better program and a better model here, then it will be more attractive. We have to make an investment in the team infrastructure."
On the type of team that he would like to build:
"I like teams that move the ball and play defense. That are unselfish, that care every night."
For the entire Q&A to www.Grantland.com
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