Paul Mokeski Rumors
The Bucks were good then — the Eastern Conference’s third-best regular-season team from 1981 to 1988 — but they shared the East with the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers, either of which represented the conference each of those seasons. “We were very good for the whole time but we just couldn’t get over that hump,” Paul Mokeski said. “We would run into Philly with Dr. J. (Julius Erving), the Celtics and Larry Bird and that group, and it was very frustrating.”
Mokeski never got the chance to be an NBA head coach, but he still follows the game closely. He also co-hosts a weekly podcast called “The D.Gerv and Big Mo Show” with Derrick Gervin. “It’s about old-school basketball and new-school,” he said.
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Asked how he defended Jordan driving to the hoop for one of his dunks, Mokeksi laughed and replied, “I fouled him hard!” Some things don’t change and one of them is the competitive nature of the game’s star players. “What I tell young players is that Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson , they were all great players, their games were different but they had one thing in common. They were the most focused, competitive people in the world,” he underlined. “Michael Jordan will bet you on which bag will come off the conveyor belt first, that’s how competitive he is and in practice, if you are playing a shooting game with him, he’ll want to win.