COACHABLE

Tennessee football player refused to go in the game when the coach told him to.  Not good.  Head coach Jeremy Pruitt explains.

“He wouldn’t go into the game when he was asked to go in. I don’t know how things were done before, but when you tell somebody to go in and they refuse to go in, we’re not going to do that around here. I asked him to leave. He didn’t leave on his own. I asked him to leave.”

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2018/09/23/tennessee-coach-sends-player-to-locker-room-for-refusing-to-enter-game.html

NICK SABAN

The standard of excellence cannot be affected by outside voices in terms of your preparation, your intensity, the level of focus you need to have.  Because what you did yesterday really doesn’t matter, it’s what you’re going to do today, what you’re going to do in the next game. It’s like climbing a mountain. The higher you go, the more challenging it gets…

DRAYMOND GREEN’S TEAM

Good stuff here on guys who do “the little things.” Bold letters are from the article.  Link is below. 

Unless you’re a fan of the Golden State Warriors, you probably despise Draymond Green. It makes sense. The first thing you think of with Green is the kung fu kicks to the groin. You note that if there is one stat where Green is truly elite, it’s technical fouls, where he has ranked in the top three in the NBA each of the past three seasons. You buy into the way he embraces being one of the biggest heels in NBA history. You don’t think it is some act, though. This is truly him.

So you despise Draymond Green.  But let’s be honest: You’re actually jealous.

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You want a guy like that on your team.

Take away all the noise around Green — the trash talk, the villain persona, the self-righteousness, the goofy 3-point-shooting form that somehow goes in — and what you have is, quite simply, the best team player in the NBA. Draymond Green is a coach’s dream.

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/the-draymond-green-do-it-all-nba-all-stars-they-love-defense-put-the-team-first-and-play-to-win/