Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Doc Rivers: Misery + Joy = Coaching

Doc Rivers on coaching:

“I love coaching. Even when it was bad I loved it. I love the winning and I’m miserable when we lost any time, but whether we were good or bad, whether we were the favorite or the underdog, I still convinced myself we would win. I thought we’d win every game I’ve coached. You get your heart broken every night when you lose, but to me it’s a joyous job. Miserable joy, but it’s great work.

I didn’t change two years ago. I’m not going to change now. I don’t laugh or cry about criticism. It’s amusing sometimes but this is the job of second guessing, so do your job to the best of your ability. That’s all you really can do.”