Tim Hardaway Jr. announced that he’d be entering the NBA Draft, forgoing his senior year of eligibility, earlier today at the Crisler Center. Hardaway, John Beilein and Michigan’s assistant coaches were on hand to discuss the announcement. Here are some assorted quotes from Hardaway, Beilein and assistant coaches Jeff Meyer and LaVall Jordan.
Tim Hardaway Jr. — Watch the press conference
“It’s my decision, I was trying to make the decision that’s best for me. I had the help of my coaching staff, my family, all my teammates helped me out. The last two years really prepared me for this situation and for this privilege. All the hard work, preparation and just going out there and playing as hard as you can, I’m thankful for it.”
On what changed from last year, when he decided he wasn’t ready: “It all came down to preparing differently, and just doing whatever I can to help the team win. Just focusing on team concepts, focus on what I can do to make this environment better. I just trie...