I know the National Championship is hours away from tip-off but I saw this interview with Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods and Phil says something in the first minute that I think is as true for a golfer in a tournament as a coach during a season:
There comes a moment where you have to take on the challenge. If you succeed you win, if don’t you lose. But alot of guys are afraid to take on this challenge and so they never know.
Here’s an interesting interview from Warriors assistant coach Stephen SIlas, son of NBA legend Paul Silas
I found it interesting and true when Silas talks about the experience of stepping out from under his father’s wing (as his assistant) when he came to Golden State. He said “that was all I knew” with reference to how his father did things as a coach. And there is so much truth to that, you only know the things that you have experienced, those experiences can be from coaching with someone, watching practices, breaking down video and otehr things as well but you only know what you’ve experienced. This seems very basic but it should be something constantly present for coaches and the drive to try and constnantly improve by broadening our experiences.
We only know know the things we have experienced as a coach. It’s important for our development to try and gather experiences as fast as we can by studying, watching other coaches practice and reading. But a good coach needs to constantly be expanding “what I know”