|Posted by shawn cassidy on October 4, 2012 at 12:00 PM|
The person who instills discipline and work is felt. KG is one who knows his players. KG's work ethic alone should provide some inspiration. Discipline is not instilled with the belt.Rather it is built by practice and errors with KG. It is not always easy to know how to win. When things get to be tricky and unpredictable, The coach turns to new ideas and new men. The Celtics have some high potential rookies this season, and KG may take the challenge as it seems like he has thus far.
Listening is a skill which makes things stable. KG will listen, but in turn so will the bigs. Bass will listen, and so will Wilcox. The game is normally won through team play. And that's the Celtics staple. KG knows when to take a loss. But it's not easy, but to teach sometimes, losing a game or two is the only way.
Kevin like a teacher must carry a burden in the sport. Sometimes a good coach gets angry. KG can get down right intense at times. Other times KG is warm and approachable. But when it comes down to winning the big games.The outcome is not negotiable.
Now the Celtics have two big-men coaches: Larranaga and Kevin Garnett.
While Garnett has always taken young big men under his wing, that role has seemingly increased in recent seasons. Over the past three years, we've seen Garnett giving private lessons to the rookies classes of Luke Harangody and Semih Erden, and JaJuan Johnson and Greg Stiemsma, and, now, Melo and Sullinger.
At this point, you know the rules: The young player has to listen and be committed to applying what Garnett is stressing. If not? We'll let Paul Pierce sum it up.
“Well, those guys don’t stick around long. Just to be honest," said Pierce. "You have seen those guys, and they’re not around here, and you can see why.”
After the Celtics' second practice of training camp wrapped up earlier this week, Garnett herded together all the team's big men for a quick tutorial on defending the pick-and-roll, and -- more importantly -- the necessary volume with which to announce the opposition's intentions of running the pick-and-roll (as to alert the defender on the ball-handler).
"Kevin’s been phenomenal," said Rivers. "He’s had a big-man camp of his own [earlier this week] and he’s done it almost every day. It’s nice when you can tell the veterans like the young guys, you can see that."
Paul Pierce did sum it up. All the bigs that KG has coached here have not survived without him. They thrived here more under KG's watchful eye. I think many of us are banking on Sully to take KG's advice, and run with it.