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The Questions With Peja Stojakovic Pacers Forward

March 06, 2006
March 06, 2006

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March 6, 2006

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The Questions With Peja Stojakovic Pacers Forward

What was yourwelcome-to-the-NBA moment?

As a rookie [with the Kings] I had a good preseason--averaging about 15 points.Then my first regular-season game in San Antonio I had two points. We lost by18.

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Your mostembarrassing moment?

My rookie year against Portland, they ran three or four straight plays at meand scored. The coach took me out.

Favorite off-dayactivity?

Hanging around the house with my [18-month-old] son, Andrej. I look at him, theway he grows and learns. It's fun for me.

If I werecommissioner for a day, I'd ...

Why complain? Do you see the average salary in this league?

If I weren't inthe NBA, I'd ...

go to college and get more education. I always wanted to do something that hasto do with import-export.

LAST WEEK
The 6'10" Stojakovic, who has averaged 19.9 points in 11 games since thePacers acquired him from the Kings, scored a season-high 34 against Atlantalast Friday.

THIS WEEK
On Sunday, Indiana visits Philadelphia, against whom Stojakovic, 28, hasaveraged 21.2 points in 13 games.

PHOTOJAMIE SQUIRE/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES (STOJAKOVIC PLAYING)PHOTOJOHN BIEVER (STOJAKOVIC HEADSHOT)