By Jerry Browneastvalleytribune.com,
Sept. 29, 2008
He described head coach Terry Porter as "a nice guy," and jokingly recalled that when he faced off with assistant coach Bill Cartwright more than a decade ago, "I used to kill him, too."
But when Shaquille O'Neal was quizzed on how the new coaching staff and changes in style will affect the Phoenix Suns and his pursuit of another championship in his career's twilight years - well, your guess is as good as his for right now.
"Training camp starts (today)," O'Neal said. "(Porter is) the newly appointed president of the team, and as vice president/general manager of the team, whatever orders come down from the Pentagon ... I haven't seen the new orders yet, but I'll have my eyes and ears open and we'll see what's going on."