Las Vegas, NV — Jayson Tatum spoke to the media at Team USA practice and he reacted to the hiring Ime Udoka as head coach, trading Kemba Walker for Al Horford, playing in the Olympics, being Bradley Beal’s teammate, and more.
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Jayson Tatum said about the offseason changes: “Change is good sometimes. I’m excited about our new coach, Ime (Udoka).” He said it was tough to see Kemba Walker go, but he’s “happy to have Al (Horford) back… He looked better in green anyway.” Tatum went on to discuss his new coach Ime Udoka, “From the conversations I’ve had with him since he got the job, I can tell he’s just really, really excited. It’s going to be fun and we’re going to try to accomplish something big.” Tatum on wearing Kobe Bryant’s Olympic number: “With this being the first Olympics since we lost him, it holds that much more value,” Tatum said. “It’s not something I take lightly.”