Sunday, January 18, 2009

Defining roles for players

Hall of Fame guard Clyde Drexler, who coached at the University of Houston from 1998-2000, recently described to SLAM magazine's Matt Caputo the kind of NBA coach he'd be:

"I’d be a communicator. I’d be a guy that would demand the most, demands the maximum, out of his players, and I would give them total respect, and the key is as coach I think you have to define roles. You have to define roles of the players, let them know what you expect out of them. If you communicate that effectively, I don’t think you’ll have a problem because at the end of the day they’re the ones who are going to get the job done. You got to give them room to succeed; you got to help them succeed."