Jeff Van Gundy, Quincy Pond, NBA discussed on The Woj Pod

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There is a business aspect of it all. But the business is in some cloud in the sky making decisions. The business is people making decisions that affect other people, and I feel like. It's a cop out when we talk about the business because we always say it's a business. Well, yeah, that's, that's a bit of a cop out. It's people making decisions that affect other people, I think we could do a better job. And this is just me of conveying. The message that we do care about you and for me, I'm probably most proud of that. In my career is having. A number of former players text me all the time or call me just to say what's up, or I appreciate what you did for me. I didn't agree with it. But I respect it at Quincy pond, Dexter we played in Toronto last week and got the game seven and I come out of the locker room and Quincy pond Xers waiting on me like that kind of stuff means a lot to me. And it also affirms that I may be doing a few things correctly. Monty in the when you were ready to be head coaching candidate, again, last year after the tragedy, and then you went to San Antonio in the front office for a year plus, but even in the year there, I think, after the first year there you ready didn't happen. You go to Philly. And then there's some opportunities, but I think maybe in the time where you're getting feedback from team is about either why they didn't want interview or you interviewed, and, you know, and I think listen, I know there's jobs you could have taken that maybe weren't the right. Ones, but you're sort of evaluating the feedback of what people are saying here, the questions we have about you, hear the things we like these five or six things. But this seven thing is stopping. Were you hearing a consistent thing was at different everywhere? The fee was anybo- surprising to you based on how they were evaluating your time in New Orleans. No, I didn't never heard anything that was consistently negative. I did hear certain things about being tough on players. Not always valuing, what they wanted to do, and that for me was good stuff for me because I want to be a better coach won't be a coach players. Feel like they can be the best version of themselves around me. But I didn't hear that a ton. I heard it a couple times, and I was thankful to hear that, because that's obviously something I want to improve on and also self evaluate but not be too critical. One thing we do when we're coaching is we tend to over valuate ourselves, especially after getting fired, and that can be a bit of a fallback at times. I mean just listen to some comments, you know, coach beeline is going to Cleveland. And he's calling around talking to different coaches, and I think Jeff Van Gundy told him like, you know, don't listen to everybody, like sometimes we listened to so many people that we forget that we are pretty good at what we do. I mean, I'm an NBA head coach and I'm one of thirty in the world, not thirty and a state like I'm one of thirty in the world. And I don't say that era greatly, but it is what it is. And I know that I'm. I'm pretty good. At what I do I want to be better. And I say that respectfully and so, yeah, you hear stuff. But I don't think that's bad. I mean there are guys who can't shoot they want to improve on shooting there guys who don't pass. Well, there guys who have bad character be. And they can't stick with teams when you hear that feedback. You have to take it in and get better, and I feel I'm no different when it comes to coaching your life experience, since your last ahead coached the tragedy. You've gone through a different role as a parent..

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