Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Montgomery hopes Warriors make grade

Just like the Warriors, Monty's improving as well. You couldn't possibly expect him to be the 2nd coming of Larry Brown or Greg Popovich, as he made the transition from college to the NBA. This year he feels more comfortable and has a better grasp of how to coach in the pros. This is a good article about Mike's changes and adjustements from year 1 to year 2. Here's the first couple paragraphs.
Warriors Coach Mike Montgomery begins his second NBA season Wednesday with an improved grasp of his players, opposing players, the rules, the refs, the teams, the routines, other coaches, his coaches and himself. Especially himself.

Montgomery might have learned more in his rookie year in ``The League'' than he did in 18 seasons on The Farm.

``I became very comfortable with a certain kind of person at Stanford,'' he said recently. ``They come from good homes, they have more money, they're overachievers. . . .

``The NBA reality is different. You have kids from different countries, from broken homes, education levels are different. There was an adjustment. This is more real than Stanford. This is life. This is society. It has taken me out of my comfort zone in order to be effective dealing with different people.''


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