Also, most of them figure out that Geno really likes women. If you're in men's sports, who are you with all the time? You're with men, that's who. So there's just not much preparation for being with women—a whole lot of women. It can be a revelation. "Girls are much more concerned about the social scene," Geno says. "A boy interested in making the NBA, what does he care about anything in school but basketball? But girls need to know what pajamas everybody's wearing. Of course, girls tend to be more conscientious. Tend to be. But here's the main thing: Growing up, girls don't have as many jerks hanging around them as boys do."
You mean that's because boys hang around with other boys?
"Exactly. When you think about it, women are terrible judges of character, probably because they want someone to be better than he is. How many couples do you know, the woman is terrific and he's a jerk, and everybody wonders, How did he get her?"
"Right. And then, how many couples do you know the other way round, where he's terrific and she's a jerk? How many?"
"O.K., so what's the only possible reason for that?"
There are more good women than good men?
Feminists come in funny packages. "You're married, right?" he says. "How many times have you gone and done something stupid and your wife says, 'But why didn't you think of it this way?' My coaches are the same. They give me the right approach I never thought of, and I go back to my players and they just melt in my hands."