Throwback: Does the Butler Way Lead to Celtic Pride?

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SBNation.com (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

When I’m able to get caught up with the NBA, I’m usually checking in on the progress of our young Bucks’ team in Milwaukee and my two favorite teams to learn from, the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs, but when I can, I also want to follow the progress of two young coaches who made the jump from college basketball, Brad Stevens with Boston and Billy Donovan with Oklahoma City.  Both of them are not just so technically sound in their coaching, but both are master organizers who can teach all of us about leading any type of organization!

So, for our Throwback article for today, let’s focus on Brad Stevens.   Please check out the 3PW article from 2014 when Stevens first took on the Celtic job:

Does the Butler Way Lead to Celtic Pride?

And then for added information on how he’s been doing, check out these articles on his progress:

Brad Stevens is the Celtics’ Biggest Reason for Hope from SBNation.com

Celtics’ Plans to Build in Brad Stevens’ Vision Will Pay Dividends from the Boston.com

Can Coach Brad Stevens Put the Celtics Together Again? from Bostonmagazine.com

You Learn Every Day: Brad Stevens’ Experiment Nears End of First Year With Celtics by Justin Barrasso of GreenStreet.weei.com

The Way a Sports Spectrum article about Stevens’ Christian faith from 2011.

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Are You Thankful for Adversity?

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As we take time to consider our blessings and to be thankful for all that we have, are you thankful for adversity? Nobody enjoys disappointments or difficulties, but once again basketball provided me with another nugget of practical wisdom.  Last night our team dropped a tough game on the road.  For much of the game we overcame another huge size disadvantage with our scrambling defense and our unselfish, unrelenting ball movement on offense.  In fact, it’s hard to believe that we lost – but we did, and then had to hop on the bus for a four-hour drive home.  There’s no doubt about it that as we were manhandled on the boards and we suffered through another officiating crew’s interpretation and administration of this year’s rules we faced adversity.  But as with the rest of my life, I am very quickly sensing that some good can come from this! Continue reading

Throwback: Showing Gratitude

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(AP Photo)

Even though we have already had our first significant snow in Wisconsin and even though the historic farming town turned suburb in which we live is already decked out with holiday lights, it’s Thanksgiving week and my goal this week is to buck the trend these days to just blow throw it.  This is an important week, so please look back with me to the story of Zach Hodskins and to the wise words of John Wooden, Jon Gordon, George Washington, and the Apostle Paul in:

Showing Gratitude on the Basketball Floor

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