Late last season, the San Antonio Spurs brought in Garrett Temple from the NBDL’s Rio Grande Vipers to help fill the void left at the guard position when Tony Parker and George Hill were injured.
Many Spurs fans were scratching their heads and wondering who was this new guy. As soon as Temple got playing time, he left Spurs fans cheering for him after he had impressive games. In his first start as a Spur, he finished with 15 points, four assists and three rebounds. Not too shabby for a first-time starter.
In an recent interview with Christopher Gordy of TigerWeekly.com, Temple reflected on his first season with the Spurs.
Temple on Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich:
“He’s the best coach I’ve ever had the pleasure to play for,” said Temple. “He knows so much about the game of basketball and you’re always learning new things when you’re around him.”
Temple on the difference between the regular season and the playoffs:
“You can really see how much the intensity increases in the playoffs,” said Temple. “We had just played the Dallas Mavericks at the end of the regular season, and when we played them days later in the playoffs, it was a different intensity.”
Temple on his attitude for next season:
“I’m just ready to get back out there and prove what I can do again.”
According to Temple, he will be back with the Spurs and has already been working out in San Antonio and will play for the Summer League team. To read the complete interview with Temple, click HERE.