A look at the role of Mike Hopkins, Jeff Capel and Adrian Griffin as staff assistants for USA Basketball. Coach K talks about how one of the biggest changes they made in 2008 was to add the support coaches.
“Every trip I take a journal, and I write every day what is being said and how decisions are made,” Hopkins said. “I’ve said it before, but it is like going to Harvard Business School for basketball. Having that opportunity is just amazing. But it’s the people, it’s the talks, it’s the strategy. It’s how to team-build. They treat everybody like they are a part of the success of the program, and they value people and that’s what is most amazing.”