"It's just that now you treat everybody like they have on white gloves and pink drawers. It's just getting old, but it's just the way the league is now" -- Hornets coach Monty Williams on the NBA's concussion protocol (New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE, 11/3).
"I had done everything I felt like I could do there. It would have been nice to enjoy the ride for the next period of time with the guys that we had acquired, but it was time for kind of a new challenge" -- Trail Blazers GM Neil Olshey on his nine-year stint as GM VP/Basketball Operations of the Clippers (L.A. TIMES, 11/3).
"It's sort of grown into this perfect storm of caring about someone we all love, because Shannon's one of those people who make a baseball organization run well. That's why so many players, past and present, are proud to be a part of this" -- Former MLBer Ron Darling on the fundraising initiative in honor of Mets Media Dir Shannon Forde, who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer (Newark STAR-LEDGER, 11/4).
"It actually embarrasses me as a player. You go out in public, people view us differently from this. The NHL just continues along this path" -- Red Wings D Ian White on how the ongoing NHL lockout is affecting him and fellow players (DETROIT NEWS, 11/3).