Tony, playoffs have ended with another loss at home...
Once again, they have shot the ball very well. The jumped on us early. We were at -16 in the first quarter. We fought and came back at -4 at the half but it wasn't enough. One fought throughout the second half-time. It's the story of this series. They were much stronger than us, they played better than us.
For the first time of your career, playoffs ends in the first round. How do you live this elimination?
I'm disappointed but I'm not angry. Dallas was stronger. You had to accept it. Their win was logical. Now, I hope that San Antonio will make good job this summer to improve the team. Maybe that this elimination will bring something positive. Spurs wanted to continue with this team until 2010. Now, if we want to stay competitive next year, we had to make big changes.
And we had to keep in mind, that you were without Manu Ginobili...
With Manu back next year and with some good choices for the role players, I think that we can come back quickly on top. I stay confident for the future.
What is your evaluation about your season ?
I think I have reached a new level. With Manu's injury and Tim Duncan's physical troubles, I had to raise my level. I'm satisfied about my season but as always, I don't want to stop here. My goal is to improve my game every year and to become a better basketball player. I don't have limits.
It didn't happen often to you but you are in holidays for more than two months...
This elimination is a good thing for French NT. I will be in great shape for the start of the campaign in mid July. I will be fresh. But before that, I will take a full break. I will use this break to empty my head and to think about something other than basketball.