Radio Roundup: I.T., Quincy and Coach on KJR

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The interviews weren’t the most revealing I’ve ever heard, but I wanted to share a few tidbits for anyone who missed them:

Coach Romar mentioned Cal and UCLA as the teams that would give UW the most trouble in their quest to repeat as champions, but said he wouldn’t be surprised if a different team surprises everyone and challenges for the Pac-10 title this season.

He also talked a bit about how people keep saying the Pac-10 is down, but then it just continues to churn out lottery picks, and how the two don’t really equate. I was thrilled to hear him say this.

Quincy mentioned that he traveled with bodyguards the entire time he was in Serbia for the World University Games.

He said he thought the team would be quicker this season, and discussed how difficult it was to lose to Purdue when they were so close to winning, and both he and Isaiah mentioned that the team’s goal is to get past the Elite Eight, and compete for a national championship.

Finally, Isaiah mentioned that, with Abdul Gaddy coming in, he envisions playing a role this year similar to the one Justin Dentmon did last season.

Audio of Coach Romar’s interview isn’t available (at least not that I could find), but here’s the link to a page where you can hear the Quincy and Isaiah portion.

Thanks for coming! Coming up soon:

  • Isaiah Thomas interview — Part II (in which he talks about the possibility of leaving early for the NBA)
  • State of the 2011 Recruiting Class
  • Another “Reconnaissance Mission” piece (an interview with an opposing Pac-10 player)
  • Some exclusive feedback from a UW basketball recruit