Yet, if their current lineup gives them different strengths, they may flex their system or make adjustments to best take advantage of the current talent. Non-basketball leaders must do the same thing – focus on your core philosophy, yet be flexible in implementation based on the circumstances and talent on your team.”( Kevin Eikenberr). Seven Leadership Lessons from Great Basketball Coaches. After reading both of these cases I find that the leadership perspectives were congruent in influencing each of their style of leadership was very significant. Both men had different upbringings which drove them to succeed, one authoritarian and the other pride in oneself.
Michael Jordan tried out for his high school basketball team and was cut because he was too short. From that point on, Michael Jordan set out to prove that he would be the best NBA player to ever play the game of basketball. Michael Jordan was born in 1963 in New York. His family moved to North Carolina when he as a toddler. Michael Jordan went on to attend college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was an all-star player.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski has been the head basketball coach at Duke University since 1980. It is interesting to point out that these two men are connected by more than the mere fact that they are two of the most successful basketball coaches of all time. When Mike Krzyzewski played basketball his freshman year at the United States Military College/school at West Point, his head coach was Bob Knight. Together, these two men built a coach and student relationship that changed into a working relationship of friendship and respect for each other. Based upon the model of Robert Katz there are a few skills that accounted for the success of each of these coaches.
Basketballs cultural significance on the society from which William and Arthur both come from is enormous not only to William and Arthur because they are actively involved in the sport but also to there family and friends. The sport and the hope in succeeding in it are the boys families main mission, it is their faith in the game that unites their families and gives each person hope. The chance of getting to the NBA is not only a personal quest for each boy but also a chance to get themselves and their families out of the problems of teen pregnancy, crime, crumbling public schools, parental drug use and abandonment. The film shows how Basketball is one of the only hopes of ever getting away from the ghetto and the projects of Chicago. There is evidence all around them of how life can go so wrong very easily, Arthur’s friend goes to prison for drug dealing and his own father is a crack addict for a period of the film.
Each March Madness creates an Emeka Okafor, Joe Alexander, or Andrew Bogut. This is where NBA teams get excited because they’ve been watching them excel on the collegiate level which is tough because mostly everyones goal is to take that next step into the NBA which is another concern Stern had was players coming out of high school and turning out to be a bust in the pros like Robert Swift. It’s a huge transition from High School basketball and Professional Basketball. Analysts and reporters often questioned Stern about this being a move to make the NCAA stronger and more competitive, he denied this and states “this was simply it a business decision for the N.B.A (Why Stern Does Not Want High
coach Coach Carter In the movie Coach Carter, the Buddhist ‘8 Fold Path’ can be applied to the characters in the movie to tell us which characters had the right and wrong knowledge, aims, speech, conduct, livelihood, effort, mindfulness and meditation. In the movie the character who had the right knowledge was Damian. Damian was Carters son, and he transferred from a ritzy, high academic school to Richwood, to play basketball on his fathers’ team. As much as that may have not been the smartest idea, Damian had the highest marks on the team, and was able to help tutor the other teammates having trouble in their studies. The character who had the wrong knowledge was Cruz.
In O, Oden James is a very popular basketball player who is looked upon by many staff and students who attend the prep school he goes to, including his coach, and father of Hugo (the adapted Iago), Duke Goulding. He chooses Mike Cassio to share his MVP award with, just as Othello chose Michael Cassio to be his leuitenant. Thus we have been given a reason as to why Iago and Hugo hate Othello and Oden so much. At the very end of the play, Othello makes a final speech before he kills himself during which he states the regret he has for what he has done. He asks the characters that remain to ‘Speak of me as I am” and remember him to be the person he truly was, not by the terrible mistakes he made.
Watching Kobe play basketball during the 2010 NBA playoffs made me want to try out for my high school basketball team. I decided that I was going to dedicate that summer to emulate Kobe. Just like Kobe, I was fueled to be the best. I had that same internal fire burning within me and the same drive that was going to propel me onto a varsity basketball roster. It is common knowledge that the fear of failure is what drives Kobe to his infinite pursuit of excellence.
Tiffany Johnson Laura Govia Composition 2 October 10, 2012 Shatter dreams in John Updike’s “Ex-Basketball Player” The title of the poem really tell you what the poem is all about. The speaker tell you what a great basketball player he was and how often he dreamed about his basketball career. The poem tells us about a basketball player who was the best player on his basketball tea, and hold the high school that still has not been beat. “He never learned a trade”(line49) and now he works at “Berth’s Garage” (line 4). The poem implies that Flick was a great basketball and that he was the best in the county and that he hold the county record of scoring the most points.
Mister Tarnish influenced me greatly. He was more than a teacher; he was a friend to everybody. He was able to cheer up a crowd in minutes. He taught in clever ways and made me feel successful and proud. His deep caring for his eighth graders was undeniable and evident.