Saturday, October 18, 2008

Every minute in our life counts

The Chicago Trib has a good story about Marquette coach Buzz Williams, who took over after Tom Crean left for Indiana in April.

The former head coach at UNO, Coach Williams is a stickler for being on time.  Exactly on time.

Here's an excerpt from the article:

"[Players] quizzically glanced at each other when their new coach instructed them to show up for 'boot camp' at 6:13 a.m. one day and 5:58 a.m. another. Study halls can start at 8:12 p.m. or 8:13 p.m. or 7:55 p.m. 

Williams is as unique as his practice times.

He knew Thursday was his 191st day on the job. 

He tested players in the early 'boot camp' sessions, which led up to the first official practices. No one was late either. How could they be after hearing the tale of a tardy New Orleans point guard who was forced to run nearly a marathon on game day? 

There is a rationale for his penchant for punctuality.

'Every minute in a game counts,' Williams said. 'Every minute in our life counts.'"