“You knew you had to take the punches when you’re not winning,” Reggie McKenzie said of the first three seasons.
“The key was really looking at the big picture, not get so down on myself and the team at that point knowing what was ahead of me. It wasn’t easy. I’m used to being in the playoffs. I haven’t been since I’ve been here. That’s the goal.’’
“I didn’t let the present dictate my future goal for this team. I didn’t want to put band-aids on situations. That wasn’t the plan, and I am glad I stuck to the big picture and didn’t fall into that trap.”