This is part 2 of 3 from the Feb. 8th Reggie Miller/Mark Jackson interview on The Rick Carlisle Show on WIBC. Once again, big ups to Kevin Lee from WIBC for hooking me up with the auido.
This part of the discussion centers around work ethic, accountability, and leadership. Three qualities near and dear to any Pacer fan's heart. Be careful, or you'll get goose bumps listening to the remaining passion and intense loyalty both Reg and Jax have for their teammates and the time they spent together on those great teams in the latter half of the '90s.
Highlights include, Carlisle bringing up how Reggie and Mark approached the game. Both explained their motivation for putting in the hard work. Carlisle then spoke (longingly, it seemed) about the example they set and the impact it had on the team.
The discussion of leadership and accountability continues until Jax sums up what the game is all about from a player's perspective. There is a payoff for all the hard work and having teammates push each other to their limits even if the basketball world doesn't crown you a champion.
Part 2 link: Reggie/MJackson on Rick Carlisle Show, 2