Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The secret of Gregg Popovich's success

Watching San Antonio dismantle Miami last night in the NBA championship series reminded me of a quote from San Antonio's coach, Gregg Popovich.  What he says about coaching applies to any vocation:

Yes, we've developed what we do here.  But that's not enough.  Relationships with people are what it's all about.  You have to make players realize you care about them.  And they have to care about each other and be interested in each other.  Then they start to feel a responsibility toward each other.  Then they want to do for each other.

Quoted in "Sports Illustrated," August 29, 2013, page 67.