Sunday, December 28, 2008

Putting players in the best position to succeed

Portland coach Eric Reveno (pictured here), who played for Mike Montgomery at Stanford, then worked on Coach Montgomery's staff, on what he learned from his mentor:

"The thing that struck me the most and had the biggest impact on me was he viewed the coach's job as putting players in position to be successful," Reveno said. "I was a 6-8, 250-pound center who was good around the basket. He put me in position to be successful, and he made that role important. The simplicity of focus on that was really striking..."