This guy is going to be fun to have around and he is already on his way to becoming one of my favorites.
Some of the things he said from his initial press conference:
How badly does he want to win another championship?
"Just say I'm from Somalia and I need food," he said.
What's his best position, shooting guard or small forward?
"Both. It's that simple."
How will he handle losing?
"I'm going to be the jerk on the team if we're losing. Honestly. I'm going to be a problem in the locker room, everything. But I know this is a winning organization and I want to be a part of it."
Nothing Jackson said surprised Carlisle. He got a taste of Jackson's boyish enthusiasm before the news conference.
"He was just chest-bumping me in the hall," Carlisle said.
What does he know about Indiana?
" 'Hoosiers,' the movie. That's it. I've studied Jimmy's (Chitwood) jump shot and tried to make it mine. All I know is Larry Bird and 'Hoosiers,' that's it."