I got to work for some great administrators at great institutions, and I had an opportunity to coach great players. Iowa is no different.
You control what you do offensively, defensively. You're controlling who you play, how you want to play.
Every person has a different view of another person's image. That's all perception. The character of a man, the integrity, that's who you are.
I'm a Christian first. I'm a family guy second. As much as I like coaching, as much as I like basketball, it's third, fourth, or fifth down the line.
Everything that UCLA stands for, it's top of the food chain. So you either look at those things as burdens or you look at them as blessings. From day one, I've told my staff we're going to look at it as a blessing and do everything we can to build champions.
I feel blessed that I had an opportunity to be in the Big Ten for four years as a player and be in the Big Ten as a coach for eight years. To get 12 years in a conference like the Big Ten - it's a first-class league with great towns and great fans.
The two places that I had most imprinted in my mind and in my memory were UCLA and Indiana. To play at one and coach at the other is unbelievable.
There are very few LeBron James and Kobe Bryants.
It's all about persevering. You know you're going to be tested. If you keep your eyes fixed on Christ, He's going to reward you.
I never in my wildest dreams thought I would get even one play at Indiana, let alone 25 years later, walk Bruin Walk, walk UCLA where Coach Wooden built his legacy.