The paradox of coaching, to me, is that while you must express optimism externally, successful coaches tend to internalize pessimism when assessing the fluid reality of their team.
“What’s most likely to go wrong, and how can I prevent it?”
“To what do I most credit our success, and how can I build upon that equity–so nothing can compromise it down the road?”
You’d have to be pessimistic in nature to find holes with the Cardinals, currently. Continue reading BENCHING OPTIMISM
It’s a small world, they say.
No, it’s really not.
“I met So-And-So’s daughter at the DMV today. We got to talking by chance, and then realized I knew her dad. It’s such a small world! Can you believe that?!” Continue reading BOO YORK
It’s easy for us to look beyond the obviously valuable, and instead shine a light on someone in a secondary role. Continue reading XVP
Picking on LeBron’s efficiency during a Finals triple-double got me thinking about former Cardinal Craig Paquette. Continue reading LEBRON JAMES AND CRAIG PAQUETTE
I’m afraid of what we’ll learn in tonight’s NBA Finals about one team—the Atlanta Hawks. Continue reading NBA FINALS