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.
Gregg Popovich: The Inspiring Life and Leadership Lessons of One of Basketball's Greatest Coaches (Basketball Biography & Leadership Books)
Learn the Inspiring Story of the San Antonio Spurs’ Legendary Center David Robinson! Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device! In David Robinson: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Centers, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball's premier 90s centers, David Robinson. David Robinson was the face of the San Antonio Spurs franchise before Tim Duncan succeeded him. In that time period, The Admiral was a force to be reckoned with, participating in multiple All-Star appearances, while also leading the Spurs to the 1999 NBA Championship. A former league MVP, it was no surprise that David Robinson was inducted into the Hall of Fame twice, once for his NBA career, and once for his participation in the 1992 Olympics. In this book, we'll learn more about The Admiral's journey into the NBA, his impact on the game, and his everlasting legacy as one of the greatest centers to dominate the 90s era of basketball. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Childhood, High School Years College Basketball at Navy 1987 NBA Draft Military Service David Robinson's Early NBA Career The Twin Towers Rise David Robinson's Personal Life Robinson's Impact and Legacy An excerpt from the book: When looking at what most basketball players are looking to do when it comes to their future in the sport, the brightest stars are often thinking about trying to elevate their game to be noticed by what many consider as the best programs in college basketball. And with the evolution of technology, it seems easier for someone to have their highlight videos noticed by scouts from programs at Duke University, the University of North Carolina, or Syracuse University. Back in the 1980s, it was significantly harder to get noticed. However, most programs would have never been expected to develop a player who would become one of the greatest in the National Basketball Association. Players like Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Magic Johnson were not likely to put programs like the U.S. Naval Academy at the top of their respective wish lists when it came to college basketball recruiting. However, David Robinson is more of a unique case than many would think. For one, basketball was never really a passion for him, and he only played one season in high school before he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, following in his father’s footsteps. He also jumped up in height from below six feet as a freshman and all the way up to nearly seven feet when he first walked on the campus in Annapolis, Maryland. Nor did Robinson think he was going to have a future in basketball, despite winning the Wooden Award in 1987 and being a top choice in the 1987 NBA Draft. But Robinson would have to wait two years before making his professional basketball debut because of his obligation to serve two years as an active duty member of the Navy. Many thought it was an unusual situation and wondered if the San Antonio Spurs made the right choice. For the Spurs, the results were well worth the wait. Tags: David Robinson Bio, David Robinson basketball, San Antonio Spurs basketball, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, Gregg Popovich, LaMarcus Aldridge, Patrick Ewing, Hakeem Olajuwon, Karl Malone, John Stockton
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.
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.
Preparacion fisica completa para el baloncesto / Complete Conditioning for Basketball (En Forma / in Shape) (Spanish Edition)
En Preparación física completa para el baloncesto se presentan las últimas novedades sobre preparación física de la NBCCA (Asociación de Preparadores Físicos de la NBA), los expertos que trabajan a diario para sacar el máximo rendimiento de los jugadores considerados las estrellas del juego. Aumente su fuerza y su potencia
Tim Duncan: The Inspiring Story of Basketball's Greatest Power Forward
Learn the Incredible Story of Basketball Superstar Tim Duncan! Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device! In Tim Duncan: The Inspiring Story of Basketball's Greatest Power Forward, you'll read about the inspirational story of basketball's greatest power forwards Tim Duncan. Tim Duncan has kept the San Antonio Spurs relevant in the NBA for every year of his long NBA career. In this short book, we will learn about how Duncan became the incredible power forward that he is today. Starting first with a look into his childhood and early life, we'll learn about Tim Duncan prior to entering the NBA, along with his time in the NBA playing alongside David Robinson to his time playing with Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili leading the San Antonio Spurs. Tim Duncan is easily one of the greatest, if not the greatest power forward to play the game of basketball. For a man who once was just a kid fulfilling a promise to his parents to earn a college degree at Wake Forest, Tim Duncan has come a long way over the course of his basketball career. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Early Life and Childhood College Years at Wake Forest Duncan's NBA Career Tim Duncan's Personal Life Tim's Impact on Basketball and Beyond Duncan's Legacy An excerpt from the book: Tim Duncan sits front row to praise for San Antonio’s system. He is acclaimed by many as the greatest player of his generation, and NBA players, media personalities, and fans alike are virtually unanimous in praising him. In Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals, Duncan missed a crucial layup in the final minute, slapped the floor in frustration, and was on the verge of tears in the postgame press conference answering for the loss and San Antonio’s ultimate defeat. For other stars, such a sequence would be viewed as fragility and a lack of clutchness. For Duncan however, in light of everything he has accomplished and who he is, no one complained; in fact, the floor slap has been used as a sign of Duncan’s greatness. That single burst of emotion spoke volumes coming from such a stoic man; had it been anyone else that had done it, such a display of raw emotion would have likely been overlooked. Through great personality and expert game play, Tim Duncan has elevated the Spurs to stand amongst the top of the Western Conference for over a decade. This is incredible for those of us who recognize that a half-decade ago, the Spurs were the most hated team in the league. In the eyes of the media and fans alike, they were not the brilliant and beautifully effective team that executed basketball to a level which no other team could. They were an unpopular, , defense-first, essentially boring team that would never hesitate to use dirty tricks, flop, or work the referees to beat more exciting, fun teams like the “Seven Seconds or Less” Phoenix Suns. Bruce Bowen was considered a nasty piece of work who would kick an opposing player in the face if he could get away with it, while Robert Horry hip-checked Steve Nash into the stands in the playoffs, and Manu Ginobili was generally deemed a cowardly flopper. Duncan may not have received quite the ire of his teammates, but he was boring. A superstar without a doubt, but one who got to play on stacked teams, unlike Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant, who struggled on mediocre teams in the mid-2000s.
The Legend Continues: The Official NBA Finals 2003 Retrospective
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Project 82: My Journey With The 2014-2015 San Antonio Spurs
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