Learn the Inspiring Story of the San Antonio Spurs’ Legendary Coach Gregg Popovich! Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device. This holiday season, if you buy the print edition as a gift, you can keep the Kindle edition for yourself! In Gregg Popovich: The Inspiring Life and Leadership Lessons of One of Basketball's Greatest Coaches, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball's premier coaches, Gregg Popovich. Popovich has steered the ship for the San Antonio Spurs franchise to multiple championships and perennial playoff contention. Despite having to navigate several key personnel changes over the years, Pop has demonstrated a truly unique ability to adapt to the direction of the game. When he retires from coaching, Pop will go down as one of the greatest coaches of all time. There are a number of key leadership lessons that can be learned from Pop, such as getting the right players on your team, maximizing the potential of each individual player, and remaining a stern disciplinarian to earn the trust and respect of your team. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Background Story NBA Coaching Career Building the Spurs Dynasty The Gregg Popovich System How Gregg Popovich Maximizes Player Talent Gregg Popovich, the Leader Key Takeaways Conclusion and Gregg Popovich's Legacy An excerpt from the book: Much like how soldiers are the reasons why countries win battles, players are the reasons why NBA teams win games on the hardwood floor. The countless hours they put into honing and crafting their game in the gym and weight room contributes to how they affect the outcome of games. They sacrifice and pour out their sweat, tears, and even blood for the purpose of giving wins to their teams and fans. But while NBA games are won by the players on the floor, preparation and strategy have always been the keys to winning championships. Soldiers may be the reasons why battles are won, but wars are won outside of the battlefield. And in the NBA, players may be the reasons why teams win games, but championships are won by the leadership of their coaches. And when it comes down to coaching, one would be hard-pressed to find someone better than Gregg Popovich in that department. There have been many great coaches that have become legendary names in the history of the NBA. There was Red Auerbach, who was a revolutionary at making his team focus on making each other better on his way to nine NBA championships during the 60's era of the league. While relying on Bill Russell's leadership on the floor, the Boston Celtics were winning titles and dominating in a less competitive era because of how Auerbach instilled in them the basics and fundamentals of team play. Decades later, Pat Riley would make the Los Angeles Lakers the best show on the planet by running a fast-paced system that relied on the fastbreak and passing skills of Magic Johnson. Riley would win four titles with the Lakers back in the 80's and would later win one again with the Miami Heat in 2006 at the tail end of his coaching career. Tags: Gregg Popovich Bio, Gregg Popovich basketball, San Antonio Spurs basketball, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge, David West, Manu Ginobili, Craig Sager, Steve Kerr, Phil Jackson, Doc Rivers, Larry Brown, Brad Stevens
The Leadership Lessons of Gregg Popovich: A Case Study on the San Antonio Spurs' 5-time NBA Championship Winning Head Coach
Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs have won 5 NBA championships between 1999 and 2014. To achieve consistent success, the Spurs have built an organization with a team-first mindset where all of the players, staff and management are focused on the same goals. How do they do it? How does head coach Gregg Popovich create strong relationships with his players? How did he get his team to bounce back from a devastating loss in the 2013 NBA Finals to come back one year later and to win it all? How does he create a team culture where players from around the world are able to work together towards a common goal? In this brief leadership case study, we analyze the methods and ideas that Gregg Popovich uses to get his team performing at a high level. By reading how a 3x NBA Coach of the Year manages his team, you’ll learn the following lessons: - How to create solid, trustworthy relationships with your players and staff. - How to exploit advantages and untapped resources before your competition - Why it’s essential to build a strong foundation and not skip any steps in your development. - What are the specific steps to focus on in order to persevere and bounce back from setback. Although Gregg Popovich is an expert at coaching basketball, this case study isn’t focused on his playbook. Rather, it highlights the strategy, culture, and organizational development style of the San Antonio Spurs. Basketball coaches will find it useful for developing their squads, but other team coaches, managers, and leaders in all industries will find the lessons useful as well. The lessons can be applied to any business or organization looking to create a strong team culture and achieve continuing success.
Chasing Perfection: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the High-Stakes Game of Creating an NBA Champion
Chasing Perfection goes behind the scenes of the multi-million dollar, high-stakes world of basketball player development, research and analysis, and the often secretive, cutting-edge methods that NBA franchises use to turn less-expensive, supporting players into vital parts of championship teams.NBA superstars push as close to perfection as we're likely to see, but they are few and far between. The farther you get from the league's top echelon of talent, the more it's up to the players—and their teams—to develop and utilize their strengths while diminishing and masking their weaknesses as much as possible. There are no perfect basketball players, but there are plenty of perfected ones, who start with a basis of skill and physical ability and then are refined further and further in order to move closer and closer to their absolute potential.In Chasing Perfection, national sportswriter Andy Glockner reveals that, though the concept of player improvement is as old as basketball itself, the current era of Big Data analytics in the NBA is transforming that process more quickly and aggressively than anything we have seen before. Players are learning more and more about themselves through video and data visualization, seeing how things like diet and sleep can impact their performance, and learning how having healthy joints and role-specific workout plans are lengthening and improving their careers. Teams are internalizing the same lessons, as well as figuring out how to better implement optimal on-court strategies, how to refine their approaches to player acquisition and how to gauge the varying values and success rates of different, crucial team-building strategies.It's an absolutely fascinating time to be a fan, as the marriage of basketball and technology is bringing two of our most popular and competitive worlds together in compelling fashion. Using the 2014–15 NBA season as a prism to explore this mesh of sport and science, Glockner offers detailed perspective from NBA players, coaches, team management, and media, offering a comprehensive insider's view of how analytics are shaping the basketball we watch, and how those who are lagging behind in the technology race already are feeling the competitive hit.
The Delaplaine Gregg Popovich - His Essential Quotations
Here are his most essential quotations culled from as wide a variety of source materials available. They have been compiled, edited and carefully selected for inclusion in this book by that well-known Quote Collector, Andrew Delaplaine. The original illustrations are by his sister, Renee. Learn about the man’s wit and wisdom from his very own words.
Leadership Skills for Men: 11 Steps to Leadership Greatness learned from NBA Coaching Great Gregg Popovich (business, project management, leadership, confidence, coaching, winnning)
Leadership Skills for Men - 11 Steps to Leadership GreatnessYou can have confidence, intelligence and a sparkling formal education. This is not the fast track formula to becoming a successful leadership.They may help you get noticed, but you need leadership attributes that are acquired through patience, hard work and a great plan to become a great leader.This book offers you the framework for your leadership strategic plan!Leadership comes with its perks. It's a good feeling to be the person in charge. To hold your head up high knowing that you shape the destiny of a program and its people. But the down sides are weighty: loneliness from tough, unpopular decisions, stress during adversity or failure of the team resting squarely on your shoulders.Leaders aren't born. They are made.Whether you want to coach your daughter's softball team, take on a management role at your office or upgrade your leadership knowledge, become a better leader by adopting the 11 Step Leadership Plan.If you agree that leadership is a journey and leadership excellence is not just happenstance, then I want to share examples from one of the greatest leaders in sport. Head NBA Basketball Coach, Gregg Popovich, San Antonio SpursCoach Pop's storied career is a testament to applying key leadership fundamentals. He's the perfect case study to support my leadership claims.This book isn't about Coach Pop's rise to basketball coaching glory. This book is a training tool to acquaint you with key leadership skills. It just so happens that Coach Pop embodies them all and I've chosen some examples from his career to help make the point.The 11 step guide is a short read that reveals these fundamentals in straight forward terms. At the end of the book, I've summarized the main points so you can return to these ideas quickly and easily.I'll shed light on key leadership skills and qualities:The Success Frame of MindBuilding a Support NetworkPassion & CompetenceCourageBeing PresentYour Personal CodeCommunicationThe Game Plan & Your TeamKnow Thyself & Take Critics With a Grain of SaltMentors & Role ModelsManaging TimeTake leadership to the next level. Commit the time and small expense to be better informed.
Major Steve "Blaster" Hirst was an Air Force F-15 fighter pilot at the top of his game when a routine trip from the grocery store changed his life forever. Advised he might never walk again, Hirst refused to surrender his life and began the journey of living with a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. Armed with determination and a team of devoted family and friends, Hirst tells the story of a freak accident and the lessons learned during his remarkable recovery. Features a foreword by Gregg Popovich, President & Head Basketball Coach of the San Antonio Spurs and medical perspectives by Col. Bob Ireland, USAF, Medical Corps, Chief Flight Surgeon, Ret.
Project 82: My Journey With The 2014-2015 San Antonio Spurs
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