McHale: Dealing with unrealistic agents. It's like if I went to a court and tried to tell a lawyer his business when he's been doing it for 25 years. He'd just look at me and say, "What are you talking about?" The things I hear from agents are unbelievable. They'll say, "My guy can do this and he can do that." And I look at them and say, "Really? Well, I know something about basketball, and I've watched him for two years, and I haven't seen any of it."
Mullin: I'm still finding out, but it seems that something pops up every day, you never get ahead, and you're always waiting for the next situation. As a player, you finish a game and you're done for the night. Now [as an executive VP], when the game's over, my job is just beginning.
Dumars: Trying to figure out what young guys are going to be like in a few years. You can see the talent, do the background checks, but you don't know what they will turn into when they get the money and the accolades.
Thomas: You can never get away from the job. I'm in it 24/7/365. I would think it's the same for the other guys--except maybe Kevin.
McHale: My wife says I'm getting more obsessive and more upset by the little things as I get older. That's not a good sign.