"It was very, very frustrating, and I apologized to him face-to-face," said backup guard Shannon Brown, who hasn't decided whether to exercise his $2.4 million player option for next season. "I told him that that was a terrible way ... for him to go out, and I really felt bad for him. I really can't put it into words how disappointed, upset, embarrassed, frustrated we really were. It still hurts."
Brown has slowly begun meeting with his new players and said he's comfortable moving forward with the current roster.