The San Antonio Spurs have set the example for more than a decade for how a sports team should be managed. Everyone in the organization represents the brand in a positive way - the players, the coaches, the administration, the ball boys ... everyone. It's a first class group. Recently the Spurs made a move that will surprise and even amaze people who follow the NBA and professional sports. They hired a girl to be a coach in a man's game. What were they thinking?
Heads are shaking in San Antonio and around the league with many asking why the best run sports franchise would take this risk. It's an unnecessary move with more questions than answers. It could cause some trouble, embarrass the team, create a distraction, and even cause the Spurs to lose a few games. What were they thinking?
My head is shaking too and it won't stop. It's moving up and its moving down. You see, the Spurs did not hire a girl. That's not the way they see it. The Spurs hired a coach. A coach who knows how to play ball and has proven herself on and off the court. They hired someone with smarts, with talent and with a ton of experience and passion for the game. The Spurs made a move to improve their team, to win more games, to win another championship. If it takes a girl to stay at the top, so be it.
It's the heads moving sideways that don't know what's going on. You know, those people that don't believe a girl has some game. What are they thinking?
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