Netease Sports reported on October 19:
CBA new season opener, runner-up last season
Yang Ming commented on tonight’s game and said: "Our team performed well in the first half tonight. Everyone has a more unified mind and good defensive rebounds. The Tianjin team created great difficulties for us in the second half. I emphasized to everyone before the game that Tianjin is not what it used to be. The Tianjin team can see from the two preseason games, including the match against us tonight, they have made great progress. Especially in the second half, our retreat, our counterattack, our speed, these characteristics of our We played it well and used it well. A counterattack was a great threat to us. In the second half, many players slackened when they were leading by a big score. The game will be played one after the other, and how to maintain full concentration for 48 minutes is very important."
Guo Ailun said: "We have a lot of newcomers in our team. Everyone is working hard. We have to dare to attack this season. The coach is very strict with us. In the current team, I feel younger. Through the requirements of the coaching staff, I have more stringent requirements. I want to go further with the team. We didn’t play well today. We were good at the beginning, but we didn’t have the momentum of second place last season. After a big lead, we played more ugly. It feels good, I hope this will not happen in the next game."
Speaking of the difference between being a coach and a team member, Yang Ming said: "In the past, I was in charge of myself, and now I am in charge of a bunch of players. I am also adapting to this new role as soon as possible. We have a very good coaching staff, including the guidance of Jiang to help me transition, and Little buddies like Lu Wei support me very much. I am still relatively smooth and hope to make progress with everyone through the league."
When asked how he felt after the transfer of the head coach, Yang Ming said: "The point is that I am tired. You see, my hair is a little bit off now, and my hairline is moving back. I hope my hairline will move back slowly."
Speaking of Zhang Zhenlin’s performance, Yang Ming said: “He is very talented, he is very active on the occasion, he is very active in rebounding, and he cherishes the opportunity to play. However, his current shortcomings are also obvious. He is not well integrated with the team and he still needs to play Adaptation, there are some technical problems, shooting stability needs to be solved, and the emphasis on defense should be increased. He is still very young, and as the league progresses, he will make great progress.