Thursday, November 19, 2015

Maximize on Opportunities - Houston Rockets JB Bickerstaff

Maximize on Opportuntoes - Houston Rockets JB Bickerstaff
By Coach Scott Fields
I for one, am thrilled to see Coach JB Bickerstaff get his opportunity. I am not a fan of how it developed, as I hate to see a man be fired. The negative stigma of "Fired" and how it can affect a family. Sometimes the timing is not always effective. But when that opporrunty comes, Maximize on this opportunity. Coach Kevin McHale, Mr. Over/Under move from the Championship Celtics. Did a nice job of getting the Rockets to the Western Conference finals just last season. I am sure he was valuable in the recruitment of landing Dwight Howard. I am sure Kevin has a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw from. But, if you are tuned out? And you loose the respect of those you are leading? The ownership has to pull the trigger. Expectations not being met....? Are expectations realistic? Or is it a matter of a former NBA Champion and All Star not having the patience to Teach and work with this generation of athlete, who don't want to hear about, "Back in my time" to lead a sentence ?

If we look at former NBA players being successful in the lead Chair on the bench ! Well, there is an established pattern. I will let you fill in the blanks with names that didn't work here.... The staple, the name to fill the seats to a Demograph of fans who remember the glory days. I am not saying it will never work, I am not even saying former players don't make good coaches. I am just saying look at the pattern.

JB Bickerstaff, has put in his time. JB has a father who he has been blessed to have learned from. JB has been on the NBA bench for more than a decade. he has Experince. he has the ability to Communicate,he has the ability to Instruct, Teach, and of course , he has the ability to Coach.
In his first game, it earned a "W" he got the Stars and talent to respond and Go Hard to earn the "W".

Let's put analytics to the side, let's put stats to the side. It is about Players performing, and following a Leader, it is about Coaching, It is about having a PLAN, having a Vision of what you want the players do to in special situations. Those players executing is what makes the stats, it is what makes the analytics. Let's not complicate the simplicity of Leadership and Connection from the Coach to Players.

I understand this grind, I understand this sacrifice, I understand the Time and Energy it takes. It is all about having a skill set, it is all about having the ability to connect. I am a Pro Coach myself, I am not a member of the press. I am also all about being positive. I am thrilled for JB Bickerstaff. I am happy for his break, I am happy for his opportunity. I want him to have success. I want there to be a wave of fresh new faces on the sidelines who also have the ability to Lead and direct.

I cheer for the coach who puts in the sweat equity on the floor, I cheer for the coach who hasnt forgotten who he is and conforms to a mold. I applaud the coach who has sacrificed his time to live out his true purpose and passion.

Keep on Coaching them up JB !!! I am proud for you ! Allow me to live vicariously through you until I too am blessed to live my purpose.

Enjoy these links on the Coach who will soon be a household name...It is like a singer on the Voice who is living their dream and get this break.......

This first link supports my thinking on a shift in Coaching !

This next link is on the Rockets giving JB his opportunity.

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