TRUE BIG MAN
The former Knicks star considers himself a different breed form today's centers. He's looking for his first head-coaching job; in the meantime he has a little advice for men in the middle.
Could you have played with Carmelo Anthony?
PATRICK EWING: I would have loved to play with Melo. He's a bona fide superstar. He's an outstanding pick-and-roll player. I can pick-and-pop. He can come off the pick-and-roll. We would be a dual threat.
But you wouldn't always be the No. 1 option.
PE: Any big man needs a great perimeter player. Look at Magic [Johnson] and Kareem [Abdul-Jabbar]. Kobe [Bryant] and Shaquille [O'Neal]. [Dwyane] Wade and Shaq.
Where do you rank Tim Duncan as a big man?
PE: Well, he's a center. [Laughs]
He says he doesn't want to be listed as a center.