Teamwork, Yeah!

Sam Amick's Sac Bee piece on the improving relationship of Reggie Theus and Kevin Martin is required reading, and highly encouraging.

One day after the loss to the Hawks, Theus - who was mindful of the tension surrounding this relationship - asked Martin to offer a written list of requests that would help his happiness level and his game. Martin, who was coming off an 11-game slump that was his worst since becoming a starter in December 2005, did not offer a written list but responded orally. Martin reiterated to Theus that he was coachable, committed, part of the solution and not part of the problem, and certainly he was not going anywhere anytime soon. The two should work together.

Since their conversation, Martin - who scored a career-high 48 points against Minnesota on Friday - has averaged 29.2 points on 50.6 percent shooting in the past five games. After Martin also reminded Theus that, at 25 , he was plenty young enough for big minutes, his playing time that had shrunk to 33 minutes per game during the 11-game slump is back to normal (38.6 minutes per in the last five games).


And now, for something completely different: Marty McNeal canonizing Rick Adelman, which is roughly the shock of the century.
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