So he has a unique perspective on a number of things Nets which he shared with the Madison Capital Times Wednesday while taking a group of basketball campers to the University of Wisconsin.
--On LeBron James: "Wherever Chris Bosh decided to go, I think LeBron was taking it seriously, whether it was Cleveland, Chicago or wherever."
--On Mikhail Prokhorov: who he has yet to meet: "That's the type of owner you want to play for. Teams that do well have the owners that do the necessary things to go over the top."
--On Avery Johnson: "I've matured a lot since then and I think he is coming in with a different kind of mind-set. I think it will all work out for the best...I don't think he's ever had a post threat like a Brook Lopez. I think it will be a good change of pace."
--On the coming season: "I took less time off after the season and got to work right away. Years like last year really make you focus on working extremely hard."