"I had no particular joy or un-joy about that," Rorsted said Wednesday in an interview with CNBC. "I looked upon it more in the eyes of, are we actually doing the right thing? Are we, as Adidas, building the right product? That was my reflection on it."
When asked if he thinks the malfunction boosts Adidas' chances of signing Williamson to an endorsement deal, Rorsted replied, "We will continue to sign great athletes."
Williamson returned to the court Thursday after missing five games due to a sprained knee he suffered in the shoe mishap. He wore a pair of custom Nike Kyrie 4s for his return, noting afterward that his shoes "were incredible this game," according to Dan Wolken of USA TODAY Sports.