"One of the most difficult things to do as a staff is to get everyone on the same page, because everyone has their own agenda. To get players to think of others, and to think of others in the same one way, is difficult. I feel like this team is what every coaching staff would aspire to. So it is very, very gratifying.""
As a side note, columnist Art Thiel, who's written for the Seattle paper for almost 30 years, contends that "the breakdown of individual egos and the reassembly into a team is about 90 percent of game coaching at the college level."
Nearly every blue-chip recruit who comes to a school in a big-time conference thinks he's an NBA prospect. Nope. Nearly all of them are wrong. Over the past 15 or so years, the influx of talent from around the world has significantly reduced the already small chance of making it in the NBA, although a good living can now be made in many other countries.