Many times last season when they shared a quiet corner of the locker room after a Jazz loss, Matt Harpring served more than a sounding board for Deron Williams.
Even though Harpring was behind the microphone starting a broadcast career, he was was as real as anyone with Williams.
He wasn't afraid to challenge Williams when he didn't act like a leader should, wrote Brian T. Smith of the Salt Lake Tribune. "Talent-wise Deron's great. But last year, sometimes when things [were] going [bad], sometimes he needs to know that he's the leader of the team," Harpring told Smith. Smith added that unlike others, Harpring wasn't afraid to challenge Williams, that many times last season they shared a quiet corner of the locker room after a Jazz loss.
- Ex-Jazz player Harpring transitions to game of life after NBA - Brian T. Smith - Salt Lake Tribune