By now, Spurs fans have heard the news of former San Antonio Spurs’ V.P. of Basketball Operations and GM of the Austin Toros, Dell Demps, moving on to become the GM of the New Orleans Hornets.
However, during the 2010 NBA Summer League, Demps spoke with Matt Moore of Fanhouse, to talk about Alonzo Gee, George Hill, the Spurs and more. It would be his final weekend working with the Spurs.
Demps on Gee:
“With Alonzo his upside is through the roof. As a credit to him, he really bought into our development plan. It’s a testament to the teaching of our coaches in Austin and with the Spurs to make him into a good player. I’m really happy for him because he understood what he needed to do to get better, and everything he was asked, he did it, and did it a high level.”
Demps on Hill:
“George is great. He jumped into the developmental plan and made himself a great player. Our coaches have done a great job with him. Can’t be happier for the kid. He’s a great kid. High level NBA player and we’re happy for him, in any situation.”
Demps move will be felt throughout the Spurs organization. He was instrumental in developing players for Spurs and definitely deserved the opportunity in New Orleans.
To read the complete interview, click HERE.