Bucks’ Sanders Wants to Be a Leader
It was a funny moment in Monday’s news conference as Bucks center Larry Sanders discussed his four-year, $44 million contract extension.
After a few questions from assembled media, a man in a blue sportcoat spoke up. That man was Bucks owner Herb Kohl.
“Hey, Larry,” Kohl said. “Congratulations. You’re quite a bit richer and I’m a little poorer. Tell us about your goals for yourself and the team in the years to come.”
Sanders, flanked by Bucks general manager John Hammond and coach Larry Drew, didn’t miss a beat.
“A big team goal for me is unity, undeniable unity,” Sanders said. “The brotherhood that has been missing for a couple years, that is a key part of winning, I believe. Just spending time together away from basketball. I feel like knowing each other off the court directly relates to knowing each other on the court.
“Holding each other accountable, being able to speak to each other. For me, to step more into a leadership role. I would say, to be more a leader by example. I have a lot of ideas. It starts with me. I have to be that guy. I embrace that responsibility and I’m excited about that.”