Sunday, March 1, 2009

Learning from others, but being your own coach

Great quote in the Orlando paper from MIA coach Erik Spoelstra, who talks about how, as an assistant to Pat Riley and Stan Van Gundy, he'd write down everything, including their "philosophy, poetry and daily practice plans."

Coach Spo also noted Coach Riley's "motivational talks," though he could never replicated them.

"I loved hearing motivational talks. I'd get fired up hearing them. But there's only one person who can talk like that. If I tried, it would sound false, so I don't. You can motivate in different ways."