Coaching Lessons from the NBA

16 May Coaching Lessons from the NBA

It’s the NBA playoff season and while watching my beloved Boston Celtics tear down another opponent, my attention was drawn to some insightful statements from basketball players on the importance of being ‘well coached.’

Because I’m in the coaching business, a friend had sent me this link to an article entitled “BASKETBALL QUOTES: 4 QUOTES ON THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING COACHABLE.”

It speaks to the “importance of being coachable and how that can affect you not just on the court, but in life as well.” All of us, not just professional athletes can benefit from good coaching. It simply requires self-awareness and a passion for learning and personal growth. That, and a really good coach.

Read the article for some background on each of these wonderful quotes:

“My best skill was that I was coachable. I was a sponge and aggressive to learn.”  Michael Jordan

“As an athlete you have to be coachable. And being coachable is a humbling thing.” Rashad Evans

“You must always be the apprentice. Even when you become the master.” – Christopher Cumby

“To succeed…at anything, you have to prepare yourself. That means you have to be open, be coachable, and willing to learn.” – Tammi Fugitt

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Jeff Turner
Jeff Turner
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