Larry Sanders has found his game again to start this season with Jason Kidd as head coach.
"It was being patient with myself," Sanders said. "I think some guys get down. You can't get too high or get too low.
"It's just finding your pace again. But Coach (Kidd) has been great, my teammates have been great with me and I'm just trying to play off of them."
Kidd and his staff made Sanders a centerpiece of their efforts from the beginning, working with him in Las Vegas during the summer and continuing during training camp.
"They came in and changed the culture; the (new) owners came in and changed the culture," Sanders said. "It's a whole different mind-set than I've ever had.
"We're really trying to build something new here and you could feel it. I'm just happy to be a part of it."