"If we play too slow I sit down because I get bored," Daniel said. "We want to play fast. We do not play full-court basketball; we play full-tilt basketball.
"We want to tilt the basketball floor, we want to run downhill on offense and make them run uphill on offense."
The cover of the guide is a house with his favorite sayings. He referenced them throughout the press conference.
When Daniel and his wife arrived in Huntington last week, their luggage was lost. He referenced a box on the cover of his guide that reads: "adapt & overcome."
A window to the left of the door of the house says: "Everyone is always watching." Daniel connected that to his first interaction with his new players at Marshall.
"Sunday morning we were out driving around looking at the area," Daniel of he and his wife, Jennifer. "We see two women's basketball players running around Huntington on the trail.
"I rolled down my window and I said 'Hey, what sport do y'all play?' They said 'women's basketball' and I said 'I'll see you soon.'"
The players - Shay Weaver and Chukwuka Ezeigbo - didn't know it was their new coach in the car.
"We thought he was a fan," Weaver said through laughter. "We thought he was going to chase us down or something, but then we found out and it all made sense."
In telling the story, Daniel circled back to his handy basketball guide.
"On the 'Home of Higher Hoops' there is a window and it doesn't say someone is always watching," Daniel said. "Everyone is always watching, so the things you do at 8:30 on a Sunday morning on a Memorial Day weekend are definitely noticed."
Daniel's wife is a dentist and they are expecting their first child - a daughter named Steele - in October. He is still in the process of forming his coaching staff.
Marshall's last 20-win season came in 1990-91.
"It's similar to what we just did, putting a program over the hump," Daniel said. "This will not be an overnight fix, but it could also get real fun, real fast."
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