Came across this article from my friend Jared via Real GM on Darren Collison and how he responded when Derrick Fisher joined the Mavericks. He was benched but what did he do?
“When we got Fisher, some guys would have put their head down and sulked,” Rick Carlisle said. “What [Collison] did was he started getting up earlier in the morning and getting here earlier and working harder on his game, being more vigilant about having film sessions with the coaches, and he’s a guy that’s going to succeed.”
“Success, in large part in life, is a choice. And he decided when we got Fisher it wasn’t going to be a thing where he was going to fade into the abyss. He worked harder.”