"The NBA season is a marathon. So you learn that you have to ease out the bumps and stay on an even keel, because it's long and difficult and you're presented with challenges. You can't get hysterical about it, because it leads to hysteria on the team. You stay calm and analytical and keep telling the guys, 'I over E' -- intelligence over emotion. Let's use that. Let's be smart about what we do, not emotional about it. You can be smart every day. You don't want to be emotional every day. It can't help you."
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Intelligence over emotion
In Washington, Ed Tapscott, who took over as coach the Wizards around Thanksgiving of last year, is emphasizing composure and diligence over the course of an 82-game season: