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June 9, 2022

Jordan Poole

Golden State Warriors

Practice Day

Q. I remember first two games were definitely more of a chess match between both teams. You hitting that three halfcourt definitely set you guys up. I feel like last game was more of an energy booster for Boston. How do you get a home feel for your team in Boston?

JORDAN POOLE: What do you mean by the last part?

Q. A lot of teams feed off crowds. People are chanting things.

JORDAN POOLE: Yeah, I think that's the challenge you get with being on the road. Embrace it more than anything. It's an amazing experience to be a part of. But when we're at home, we feel that same energy as it should be when you're on the road, finding ways to play through that, finding ways just to be connected and get wins.

Q. When you were coming off the screens last night, obviously the bigs are at different depths, does that give you any kind of pause or hesitation, or are you reading an automatic? Is it kind of a difficulty to find a rhythm as they shift those coverages?

JORDAN POOLE: In terms of the drop coverage, no, not really. It's just a matter of when you're getting into it, the type of shot you're trying to get. Like the drop is open, especially being the three-point shooter and the high ball screens that we're setting, but also trying to get your guys involved and get everybody else touches because earlier on in the shot clock is when we're getting to them.

Just trying to find ways to pick and choose when to shoot them and also what looks to take.

Q. I think your first shot was from the midrange yesterday. Do you think that's a part of the game that can get you going a little more offensively?

JORDAN POOLE: Yeah, kind of relating back to this last question, just being able to take what the defense gives us. Some bigs are deeper than others, some are a little bit higher. Being able just to be aggressive and get to the [rim] as well is something that can help.

Q. With the aggressiveness, what has been the balance of finding the right form of aggressiveness? For you, is it more looking at film or talking to some of the veterans about where to find those right holes?

JORDAN POOLE: Yeah, everything. Also being out there, going through it, seeing drops, seeing different coverages, seeing doubles or blitzes. Watching film has always been a part of the work that I put in. Asking questions is also a big determining factor. I guess all of it.

Q. This month it's the 50th anniversary of Title IX. Curious to know your take on the 50th anniversary and Title IX's impact is for girls in sports, what improvements you'd like to see?

JORDAN POOLE: Hmm. That's the one, great question. Women in sports, obviously girls in sports is something that's close to me, has been a big part of my life. I was talking about it earlier this year, I have a really close friend, Arike Ogunbowale, who is in the WNBA, and the impact she has, not only for girls and younger women and people who are being able to play the game, but she makes an impact everywhere.

To follow her lead and stand for it, I'm all with it.

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