Friday, November 7, 2008

The value of any job is determined by the relationships

Del Harris, the former head coach of the Rockets, Bucks, and Lakers, and a current Bulls assistant, on the pros and cons of choosing coaching as a career:

"The only reason to do it is if you feel that's the only thing that will satisfy you. It's very difficult, very demanding. And it isn't nearly as much fun as people think it is. It's always interesting and it's always exciting, but fun comes and goes.

It's hard to find a job in this life that is always interesting and exciting over a 50-year period. In the end, the value of anyone's job probably is determined by relationships that are formed more than the wins and the money. Because as we have found out, the money can come and go."