When you were a player, you got fined a few times. What for?
You of all people....
RM: I know. I'm kinder and gentler now. But I never got into fights during the playoffs. I might have goaded guys into fighting during the playoffs. But I never fought myself.
Who were you fighting?
RM: Let's see, I got into a fight with Jordan, got into a fight with Kobe, got into a fight with Vlade Divac, got into a fight with Doc Rivers.
RM: Yeah, that wasn't a really smart one. He's a tough dude.
When did you know that you wanted your teammates to jump in and help you?
RM: You've got to be able to handle yourself for at least the first five seconds. You've got to be able to take the first few blows.