[Rick] Wagoner, GM's chairman and chief executive, said Thursday that GM sold 9.1 million vehicles last year, but the automaker will not chase unprofitable sales volumes just to stay in first place.
"If as a result of that we get passed, well, it won't be a happy day for me," Wagoner told reporters at a media briefing in Detroit. "But I've lost basketball games before in my life. You've got to get ready and you learn and you go back to play the next day."
(scene GM Boardroom, Ren Cen)
Rick Wagoner: Gentlemen, we have to concede that Toyota will pass us for sure in 2007 and that...
(Bill Ford, former CEO of Ford Motor Company kicks open door to boardroom. He is wearing gym shorts, tank top, and carrying a basketball).
Bill Ford (yelling): WHO WANTS TO PLAY SOME HOOPS, BIOTCH!