In any profession in which you work developing value should be your number one goal. There are too many people on this planet that just want to be part of the pack never wanting to better themselves to add value to their profession. Long term thinking must be something that must be a daily routine.
As an assistant coach in college, you must bring value to your head coach and making their job easier. First off there are very few paid positions in basketball and you should feel grateful for being there and never take that for granted. Being a college assistant is one thing, being one that can make your head coach’s job easier is a completely different level.
Players are the lifeblood of any level of basketball. You can be Popovich, Jackson, Auerbach, Pitino, and Calipari put together as a coach, but if you don’t have talent sustaining a winning program is impossible. Recruiting new talent into your program must be something that you take seriously and do with a purpose. Don’t just follow the rest of the people in your business and keep the same standard, be different and do something that sets you a part from the rest.