Posts Tagged ‘National Basketball Association’

Doc Rivers is not only extremely knowledgeable and smart but he is a phenomenal coach.  After looking for some pieces published about his coaching philosophies, I came across this video and thought I would share.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOXHBqhGr7Y&feature=youtube_gdata_player

“In basketball – as in life – true joy comes from being fully present in each and every moment, not just when things are going your way.  Of course, it’s no accident that things are more likely to go your way when you stop worrying about whether you’re going to win or lose and focus your full attention on what’s happening right this moment…Basketball is an expression of life, a single, sometimes glittering thread, that reflects the whole.  Life like, basketball is messy and unpredictable.  It has its way with you, no matter how hard you try to control it.  The trick is to experience each moment with a clear mind and open heart. When you do that, the game – and life – will take care of itself.  ” -Phil Jackson “Sacred Hoops”