-- Chuck Person, Minnesota Timberwolf forward, on rookie Christian
Laettner (right): ''Yeah, he sometimes can be stubborn. But he has a
heart somewhere . . . I think.''
-- Pat Williams, Orlando Magic general manager, about the
adjustment that Gary Bettman faces in leaving the NBA to become NHL
commissioner: ''I gave Gary a hockey puck once, and he spent the rest
of the day trying to open it.''