I never knew what basketball was. I started playing on the playground. People used to laugh at me and joke at me because I was so tall and I didn't know the game and couldn't play it.
People think that just because you're a center, you're not as smart as the guards or the smaller guys.
Every time when they would call my name I kept hearing 'New York Knicks' instead of 'Seattle SuperSonics.
I've been to the Hall of Fame many times, in grade school and high school. I had field trips to the Hall of Fame and taking tours of it. I just never thought about that one day I possibly might be in it. I think it'd be great.
If I want to average 32 points a game, I can do that easily. It's just eight, eight, eight, eight. No problem. I can do that anytime. That's not being cocky. That's confidence.
When I played with the Knicks, I was just as important or just as smart as any other of the guards I played with. I still had to call out plays, notice schemes, know the systems, do everything they had to do.
Too much negotiating and not enough work on the court - that's what happened to me during the lockout. Too much talking and not enough training. I couldn't put in my usual offseason work routine. I think that all caught up to me, with my Achilles problems.
Whenever my body heals and the pain and all the swelling goes away is when I'll be ready.
I'm just like any person who is coaching in this league, I'm just looking for an opportunity, that's all.
Pat Riley, Dave Checketts and Ernie Grunfeld - they brought the Knicks back to the glory days. It started with Rick Pitino. We took our first step with him, making the playoffs. When Pat came in we just kicked the door open.
I'm sure at some point I will get back into coaching, but right now I need to focus completely on my kids.
I've been an assistant for seven years now and I haven't had one head coaching interview. I'm doing something wrong.