Thursday, January 29, 2009

Less is more

Thanks to Coach Petrino for forwarding this article from the Portland paper. It's about one of the lessons Oregon State coach Craig Robinson learned playing for Pete Carril at Princeton in the early 1980s:

"Being from the South Side of Chicago, my identity (as a basketball player) was killing guys with my offense," Robinson said. "You get it in your head that in order to be good, you've got to have the ball in your hands and destroy a guy. Coach Carril taught me that less is more, that passing and cutting and giving yourself up for the other guy makes everybody a better player. It took me awhile to understand."