Monday, February 9, 2009

Wanting to get everything out of every possession

Good article in the Sunday LA Times about UCLA coach Ben Howland who, despite his intensity, "finds a way to give his players positive vibes."

"I guess I get pretty intense out there, I'm drenched with sweat. . . . I just want them to get everything out of every possession. One of the things that is really dear to me was last year, when Darren Collision said, 'Hey, Coach is so intense it's like he's out there with us on the floor.' I just love that they feel that way. To me that's what it is all about."