"It's not a fair fight," Jordan said of coaching in the NBA. "Whether it's against the bully or whoever, you want a fair fight. You don't want to fight the guy and the guy behind you trips you up and you didn't see him ... A fair fight for me was when I could sit down with [late Wizards owner Abe] Pollin one-on-one, and I could tell him the state of the team and how I felt and my plan. That was a fair fight. That's when I felt good. That's when I felt everything was in place. But I didn't have it after a certain amount of years."
"It's not fun to lose, but yet it's a pleasure watching a Jerry Sloan team execute," Wizards coach Eddie Jordan said. "And I've always said after we play them that hopefully we can learn from what they do and how they play. So that was pointed out tonight. As far as the game, we just didn't have it. We tried to take away the paint. They made shots. They got the juice going. ... Not happy about some things tonight, but at the same time, that's a heck of a ballclub we played tonight."