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MK: Dawkins because he was the first McDonald's All-American to commit. [Christian] Laettner was the biggest winner. [Bobby] Hurley was the most daring. [Grant] Hill and [Shane] Battier were the most complete players.
DP: How many years are left on your contract?
MK: As many years as I want.
DP: I feel bad for your assistants. Don't you have to occasionally say, "Hey, you'll be coaching here in, say, 2013"?
MK: I have three guys who I think are head coaches: Steve Wojciechowski, Chris Collins and Jeff Capel. This time next year all three may have head coaching jobs.
DP: Will you handpick your successor?
MK: I don't think that will happen. I don't feel that's right where you as a coach are bigger than what the institution thinks it needs.
DP: How often did you question your relationship with Bob Knight?
MK: I never questioned his love for me and my love for him. I look at him as a father figure. Those relationships are filled with love, but they're filled with [other] emotion too. There are going to be points where you disagree. But the love for one another never leaves.
DP: What were you trying to convey when you said part of Joe Paterno's problems at Penn State were generational?