"This season has sort of been built up over the last two years," Agler said. "It was putting things together, establishing the way you want to play, developing a proper mindset, and then getting everyone to improve individually. Any time you put a group together, you never know how the chemistry is going to play out. But because of this core group that we had, it sort of came together quite smoothly."
"I thought any of those teams in the Eastern Conference could have won the playoffs," said Seattle's Brian Agler, the league's Coach of the Year. "Atlanta, not having home-court advantage, was impressive with how they got through there."