On The Road

The NBA Eastern conference finals hasn’t been very compelling through six games.  It’s actually been hard to watch.  The games haven’t been close and they haven’t been very well played.  And what’s striking to me is that both the Cavs and the Celtics look like completely different teams on the road than they do at […]

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Results in Small Sample Sizes

The hardest thing to do as an organization is to sustain elite success. Winning is hard, and when you win at an elite level, so many things have to go right.  It’s not as simple as being the best team, or having the most talent, because so many things that are beyond your control play […]

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“Who Are Your Leaders?”

“Who are your leaders?” I like asking the players on a team who their leaders are.  Inevitably they start by naming the captains, and maybe they’ll throw in another veteran guy who isn’t a captain but is well respected, or just someone they like.  Usually their answers are about who they’ve been told – either […]

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