Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We.
Basketball is sharing.
Love is the force that ignites the spirit and binds teams together.
No one plays this or any game perfectly. It's the guy who recovers from his mistakes who wins.
Like life, basketball is messy and unpredictable. It has its way with you, no matter how hard you try to control it. The trick is to experience each moment with a clear mind and open heart. When you do that, the game - and life - will take care of itself.
Basketball is a sport that involves the subtle interweaving of players at full speed to the point where they are thinking and moving as one.
Coaching is salesmanship. Coaching is winning players over and convincing them they have to play together. It takes a team conviction to play together to make things work.
I think the most important thing about coaching is that you have to have a sense of confidence about what you're doing. You have to be a salesman and you have to get your players, particularly your leaders, to believe in what you're trying to accomplish on the basketball floor.
I think the most important thing about coaching is that you have to have a sense of confidence about what you're doing.
I'm not going to coach again. I've done my coaching, and I think I can put that aside.
Coaching is about, "How do I get people to play at their peak level?" It is a spiritual quest. And if it's not that, you don't have a challenge, you don't have a mission. Forming a brotherhood and trying to move it forward - that's what coaching is.
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