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.
His confidence and all-around great ability cause him to be a good leader by example. He puts in a ton of work and can make his team better by improving their work habits. However, Kobe has long been credited for being a little to isolated and held back to be a true leader. He allegedly was the main cause of the break up of the best duo in basketball, him and Shaq. Still, as a leader he makes his team work harder.
Jerry Buss is an owner who believes in putting the best product on the court. The have had superstars such as Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’neal, and Magic Johnson. Jerry Buss has had no issue paying the big bucks to bring big time names and talent to his team. Donald Sterling on the other hand has been known for being more on the cheap side. Not willing to pay the money to put a good product on the court.
Now Heeb is using more facts in numbers and percentages, but he makes the reader think about the NBA players salaries as if it were their own. Now instead of feeling angry toward the basketball players for being greedy; the reader feels a sense of pity. Heeb seems to focus mostly on the monetary issue of the NBA lockout whereas another writer and fan, Joe Dorish, takes a different toll on the issue and focuses mostly on the likely outcome of the lockout. In an article written by Dorish on Yahoo Sports, he addresses the NBA lockout and states that the owners will likely be the winners when the
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
Give the young point guard time to grow and develop. Every player that enters the league is not going to be an all-star from the start. He is getting his first taste of real NBA action against the top players and teams in the most vital times. The phrases both intended to be good came out not as hoped. We take from this that we need to think before we act on something and that we need to remain calm.
Although people were ecstatic about his basketball abilities, Jamal’s true passion laid hidden in his journals. William Forrester is a senile old man with even greater writing skills. Jamal came to William and eventually convinced him to be his tutor so Jamal could further expand his writing abilities.
The team is introduced to a new member of their team from the Czech Republic, who is the coach’s new star. Drew has to overcome this new player and keep working to get to go and play college ball and possibly make it to the NBA. I really enjoyed this book. I think the author was correct with the way he wrote this book. As a basketball player you need to be a team player not a star player.
Both coaches led their perspective teams to National and Division Championships but they leadership and management styles were different. Coach K was more supportive, caring, and nurturing toward his players; whereas Coach Knight was more volatile and explosive in his temperament he lacked the social skills to foster a positive environment for his players unlike Coach K. In the end both coaches will gone down in history, however no one can deny their record as coaches but their leadership styles will be debated for years to come as the list of best collegiate basketball coaches is compiled by basketball greats and sports
When it comes to sports teams, they should act just as professionally as anyone else. In fact, they should act more professionally than others for the simple fact they have more youngsters looking up to them as role models. Unfortunately, many players do not act appropriately, and this does not help future generations. * Athletes should be mentors for how they play the sport, but, they should not be role models. Role models can be mentors but they can't really be role models can they?