"It's obviously an advantage to coach anybody that's used to having coaching," Haney said on a conference call. "This year on my show with Michael Phelps, it was great because he's been coached his whole career by Bob Bowman, who is obviously one of the greatest swimming coaches ever. Michael is so used to taking instruction and being coached that it's a big advantage. And great athletes are easier to coach, there's no doubt about that. Charles [Barkley] might be the exception. He's a little tough, but when it's all said and done he's one of my favorite people in the world, so I love him and I love helping him."