The first thing that came to my mind when I saw the video was… that is just so wrong. The second thing… oh my, have I crossed that line? I’m pretty confident I have not because most of the teams I coached have actually requested me to coach them again this coming basketball season.
As a coach myself, the video was really disturbing but what was more disturbing to me was how the team’s Athletic Director did little to control this “psycoach” and letting him get away with just a minor punishment. And even even more disturbing was how some players defended him and some even claimed to “understand” him (see Video shows Mike Rice’s ire). This is scary as this behavior can easily be carried on by these young men and used as their “leadership style” in the future.
I just hope that this incident becomes an eye-opener for coaches (not to abuse their power) and players (not to take these things sitting down).
Ryan’s top five talent themes are:
Relator, Arranger, Learner, Maximizer and Individualization.
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