A recent interview with coach Mike Woodson revealed that back in his days at ATL, he kept it 100 with his players.
Apparently Zaza Pachulia needed to skip on practice for some hot tail…
Zaza: Hey coach, can you let me out of practice today?
Woodson: For what?
Zaza: Man, I got a hot date.
Woodson: Are you kidding me? Do you love this girl?
Zaza: Nah coach, I can’t be in love, I’m too young.
Woodson: I take it you aren’t gonna marry this girl then?
Zaza: Nah, coach.
“Yeah, I let him go…but only because he worked his butt off for me.” - Coach Mike Woodson