- Are we having fun yet? Opening with this question brings a little humor to a stressful situation. It gets the attention of the team in a more effective way than yelling something like, “What in the hell is wrong with you guys?”
- I need a little bit more dose of nasty. This is the set up for the rest of the talk. With this line, Popovich is describing the big picture of what he’s looking for from the team.
- I’m seeing a little bit of un-confidence. A little hesitation. Now, he’s getting more specific about what he’s been seeing from the team and what needs to be corrected. It doesn’t matter that un-confidence isn’t really a word. You don’t have to speak perfectly to get your point across.
- It’s not supposed to be easy. Every round gets tougher. This is a great perspective check. Remember, he’s talking to guys like Tim Duncan and Tony Parker who have won championships. He’s reminding everyone that they’ve been here before.
- Penetrate hard. Good passes. Shoot with confidence. This is beautiful. In seven words, Popovich gives very specific direction on three things that will turn it around for the Spurs. He’s giving them a clear and actionable set of instructions to overcome the un-confidence.
- I want some nasty! And the close. I want some nasty is a battle cry that sums up everything he’s just said. He opens with nasty; he closes with nasty and in between he explains exactly what nasty does and doesn’t look like. That’s something a team can work with.
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