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DP: Why is Avery Johnson no longer your coach?
MC: There's just times when things work until they don't. When they stop working, one of the most difficult things is to try to recapture what had worked before. Avery overworked himself to a fault, and I think that made it tougher for us to get back on track. Once you lose that connection to people, it's tough to get it back.
DP: Can you wear out your welcome as an owner?
MC: Nope, 'cause I write the checks.
DP: Do you care if Josh Howard smokes pot?
MC: I'd be a hypocrite if I said yes, because I've inhaled. And when I've inhaled, I've coughed a couple of lungs out, so I was never a big fan of smoking. But if I have tried it, I can't look at somebody and say, you know, "How can you try it? That's just terrible."