JACK RAMSEY'S 12 KEYS TO BECOMING A GREAT COACH:
1. Basketball, like every other sport, is predicated on the execution
of the fundamentals.
2. The coach is a teacher; his subject is the fundamentals.
3. The highest level of achievement is attained by the teams with the
best conditioned players.
4. Even the greatest players have a level of improvement to achieve.
5. Even the greatest players accept coaching and value the need for
discipline and the order that it brings to the team.
6. Winning is more related to good defense than good offense.
7. Break-down drills, under simulated game conditions, are essential to
8. Teams that play together beat those with superior players who play
more as individuals.
9. There are no physical limits to individual achievement.
10. Although the game has become more sophisticated, simpler is better
in developing and teaching a system of play.
11. Players draw confidence from a poised, alert coach who anticipates
changing in game conditions.
12. Teams that never concede defeat can accomplish incredible