Operating at Golden State Warriors Teamwork Level
In business we talk about the importance of Having the Right People on our teams. Here on this blog, I talk about how Teamwork makes the Dreamwork, how Teams Wear the Same Uniform, and the way the Golden State Warriors have been playing basketball, to start the 2015-2016 season, I am about to cut a Coach Or the Player Part Two Video any day now!
We need to be operating at a Golden State Warriors Teamwork level ….
We need to get our heads around the reality that these young Warriors are winning with their Coach on the sidelines …
Not to say that the ‘coach’ doesn’t matter, but regardless of what Luke Walton says, so long as he doesn’t try to Change what’s already working, he’s going to more than likely, continue to enjoy these wins. Because the Golden State Warriors are comprised of players who admire and respect one another. All of them are talented and yet they each recognize the talent in one another. this is true, all the way down to the reigning MVP, Steph Curry.
As incredible of a ball player as he is, he’s got plenty of help.
They move the ball around and ‘share the work load’ from night to night. They look for the best shot. What they’ve shown all of us who are paying attention is that all of the ball sharing they do, doesn’t harm their leading scorer one bit. He’s off to another amazing NBA Season. He might even pick up another MVP.
That’s what I mean by this, Golden State Warriors Teamwork Level.
There are a lot of levels out here and there are a handful of teams in the NBA right now playing at, or around that level. Many people might argue all the Warriors are doing is patterning their approach after another very successful franchise, the San Antonio Spurs. Under the coaching of Greg Poppavich several players have experienced the benefits of teamwork, as they’ve won 5 NBA championships over the past 2 decades. They’re also contenders just about every single year…
One of the players who won 2 championships under Greg Poppavich, was none other than the injured Golden State Warriors Coach, Steve Kerr.
There’s no doubt that, between playing for Poppavich, after winning 3 rings under Phil Jackson, that Steve Kerr was prepared for the job.
In his first year, last year, He won a 6th Championship, 1st time as a Coach – and if things continue to go the way they are going; he could be looking at back to back rings. Not a bad start to a career. It does help that he inherited a very good team. Put together mostly by Jerry West, and coached up by Mark Jackson, many of the players on the Golden State Warriors really learned how to ‘tap into their individual abilities’ first.
To me, the main difference that Steve Kerr brought to this team when he took over last year, was teaching them how to Play as a team.
…..and the LEVEL of Teamwork That the Golden State Warriors are playing at right now, is So high, that the Coach doesn’t even matter.
Everyone knows what to do, when to do it, and they’re Doing it very, very well.
Playing as a team Matters.
Especially in Sports and Business as well.