Marcus Fizer is a former NBA player and the current commissioner of the Elite International Basketball Association. He's also a basketball coach at Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas. Marcus and his wife Moneek have 4 kids: Aamondae'- 18, DJ-12, Kai'milla-7' and London-9 months. He's a busy dad and husband, and you can keep up with him on Instagram and Twitter @TheFizerRevival, and on the EIBA website (eibaglobal.com).
Me: What kind of activities do your kids participate in?
MF: My daughter is very active in dance and my sons play basketball and a few other sports.
Me: What is the most challenging thing about being a parent?
MF: The way you discipline kids. It's not the easiest thing. Being able to discipline them in strict way, but at the same time teaching them right from wrong.
Me: What is the most rewarding thing about being a parent?
MF: Just the joy of knowing that you have people dependent on you and looking to you to show and lead them along the way... teaching them about life.
Me: What kinds of technology do your kids use and do you have any concerns with their use?
MF: They have laptops, tablets, and smart phones. The major concern we have is them being addicted to them, the content they're viewing, and the amount of time they're on the internet daily. We only give our children 2 hours per day of use and it seems like they are always rushing to finish their chores and homework to get to those 2 hours. And they always conveniently don't hear the alarm when time is up, and don't realize how quickly it goes by.
Me: What sports teams do you guys cheer for?
MF: We love Iowa State, without a doubt. Our oldest son loves Duke, and our 12 year-old DJ loves Kentucky. Our daughter isn't even thinking about sports, just dance, but she loves Iowa State from when we visited last year. Aamondae' loves the Dallas Mavericks. Dirk is his favorite player. DJ loves the OKC Thunder. I don't have a favorite, I just watch for the games. My wife played basketball at Southern University, so she cheers for them whenever they play.