Greg Buckner Answers Your ‘Ask The Tigers’ Questions

Greg Buckner Answers Your ‘Ask The Tigers’ Questions

May 31, 2001

Below are Greg Buckner’s answers to the selected questions that you submitted this past week to “Ask The Tigers”. would like to thank you for all of your questions submitted. We would also like to thank Greg for his time and sincere effort with “Ask The Tigers”. __________________________________________

Greg, How bright of a future do you think the Dallas Mavericks have and (if you know) who are you thinking about drafting for the upcomming year? GO MAVS!!!!!Daniel Sharpe Lexington, SC

I think that the future for the Mavs and myself looks very bright. Mark Cuban and Coach Nelson will do anything for the team to get ahead of the rest of the NBA. We don’t have a first round pick as of now but you never know what’s going to happen.

Greg, Do you feel a lot more pressure playing in the NBA? Good luck in the future.Jordan Vaughan Norcross, GA

No, I don’t feel any pressure when I play basketball, and it’s fun playing with no pressure at all.

Ok Greg, Give us the scoop on Mark Cuban, is he an intrusive owner, or the greatest boss in the world?Brad Cook Norris, SC

Mark is the best owner in the NBA.

Greg, What do you think it will take for the NBA to regain the fan interest it had a few years ago? Tanner Hewitt Rock Hill, SC

I think that the fan interest is very high now. A few years ago interest was so high that it’s almost impossible to reach the level again, but we are almost there.

Greg, What is your favorite memory from your Clemson days?Jack Anderson Charleston, SC

My favorite memory of my Clemson days was the first “Midnight Madness” we had when I was here, because so many students were there to support a young team.

Greg, After being cut after the draft, did you see yourself returning to the NBA?Eric Sprott Clemson, SC

Yes, I knew that I would be in the NBA. I just had to wait my turn and keep working on my game.

Greg, Do you still keep in touch with the old Tigers? (Terrell, Tony, Harold, etc.)James Lawry Greensboro, NC

Yes, I do still talk to old Tigers all the time. We meet in Clemson every summer for a few days.

Greg, What has been the toughest adjustment both on the court and off the court in the NBA. Greg Melzer Johnson City, TN

The toughest adjustment on the court is to make sure I don’t stop working on my game and don’t fall into the NBA trap of laziness.

I always enjoy being back with the Tiger faithful. Go Tigers! Greg Buckner

Next week’s guest on “Ask The Tigers” will be IPTAY Executive Director, George Bennett.