Champions are not born, they go through years of practice and sacrifice. Some benefit from listening to their coaches and others push themselves to prove they are better than everyone expected.
When I coached FiveStar Basketball, there was one player who you might all know from his outstanding 3 point percentage.
Danny Green was in my team huddle and now he is a champion. This moment was a top 10 coaching experience for me.
Green’s potential was there: fast, good shooter and a natural leader. But, as a coach my role was to provide and promote each player’s capability. I offered him a choice to enhance his defense and he listened. I wanted these talent athletes to realize that working as a team and as individuals was a win in itself.
Watching Green win his first championship this year proved that he had become what he set out to be.