Piggy was John Wooden’s old coach at Purdue. And John Wooden was quite possibly the greatest coach ever, the “Wizard of Westwood!”

In his book, They Call Me Coach, John credits Piggy with keeping coaching simple by focusing on the right mental attitude. He believed this attitude was achieved by conditioning – getting in the best mental and physical shape possible to play, by fundamentals – executed quickly and skillfully in an uncomplicated way, and by team spirit – developed by consideration at all times for one’s teammates.

Wooden maintained that when we complicate the game, we lose sight of the beauty and grace.

I don’t really think I need to add anything to that. Thanks, Coach!

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