His NBA career spanned 12 seasons and it included the entire decade of the 1980s as Mokeski went up against NBA legends such as Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson.
With the recent news that Great Britain's Joel Freeland will join the Portland Trail Blazers next season, Mokeski was asked what he thought of the move.
"I think its good timing," replied Mokeski. "He's 25 years old and played in Spain which is a high level, but obviously not as high as the NBA, as that's the highest level.
"He's got a lot of growing to do and it's going to be a big adjustment. It's not easy.
"You are going to play back-to-back nights, three games in four days, guarding Andrew Bynum one game and Chris Bosh the next.
"It's a high, high level, but he'll be fine, it's just going to take some growing for him, physically.
"It will take some time to get used to it. Most players who grow up overseas or play overseas, it takes them a year or two to get used to the NBA."
So if Joel is playing for GB next year, will we see a changed player?
"I think he'll be more polished, more under control, I think his offensive game is growing.
"He's still young and big guys take longer to mature. His best years are ahead of him. When he's 28 to 30, that will be his best years."
As a former NBA veteran, Mokeski said he would be more than happy to offer advice to Freeland if he ever needed any.
"Absolutely," he said. "I've known Joel for a couple of years now, we work out together and I can help him make any transition he has to.
"If he wants some advice he can call me anytime. I really have a good respect for him and the way he approaches the game.
"I think he respects that I've been there for him before and I'd love to help any way I can. He can always pick up the phone and I'll tell him the ins and outs of the NBA."
Speaking with Mokeski ahead of the recent USA game he was asked how he felt preparations were going for the games.
"It's been phenomenal," he replied. "The guys have been great and working really, really hard.
"The competition leading up to the Olympics has been unbelievable. Every team we played up until Portugal has qualified for the Olympics. That means they are one of the top teams in the world.
"Having this competition before the Olympics has helped us as a team and we have grown as a team."
He added: "Have we won games we should have won? Maybe not. Have we won as many games as we'd like? No.
"But we are on the right path and you can see how we're coming together and that level of competition is only going to help us when we get to the Olympics.
"Once we get to the Olympics, I hope everybody comes out and supports what we're doing. This is basketball at the highest level.
"From where GB have come from over the last six years, coach [Chris] Finch has done a great job to get the team where they are."
The London 2012 Olympic Games begins this weekend with the GB men's team facing Russia first on Sunday.