"He's 'Mr. Game 7' for a reason," Ward added. "He comes up big in big games and big moments and I think it's good to add a guy like that, a veteran, inside our locker room, too. We're a young team and can tend to be a little bit quiet. Willie's got a great personality to come in and lead by example."
The money eventually will be spent, he said, on more prison beds because inmates did not get the help they needed to avoid returning to their criminal past.