Monthly Archives: May 2014

Warriors need a new coach

The Warriors fired Mark Jackson for philosophical differences and need a new coach. Willie Brown the politician wrote in his Column “Willies World” that the Warriors need a coach who is a glamorous salesman and can drink martinis with corporate clients if they want to move to San Francisco and charge more for tickets.

The warriors play well as a team and none of the warriors were arrested for Battery, weapons violations or sexual assault, and made it to the finals. They have character.

Three point shots are a big part of warrior’s offense and made the games exciting. Mark Jackson was a point guard. Steph Curry is the best point guard in the NBA. Is this a coincidence or does it have meaning?

The San Francisco Giants have won two world series with Bruce Bochy as manager. Bruce Bochy was a catcher. Buster Posey is the best catcher in the major leagues. Is it a coincidence or does it have meaning?

It could be a coincidence. However it could mean that a player learns more from a coach that they can identify with. Empirical research has demonstrated that students learn more from a teacher they identify with.

If the Warriors want a glamorous salesman that can drink martinis with the corporate clients they should hire Willie Brown.

If the Warriors believe in evidence based research they should hire a competent coach that the players can identify with and has the soft skill to keep the Warriors playing cohesive group. It would be smart to hire someone who will not offend the front office or scare away corporate clients in this market. The Warriors should also have Steph Curry or another player on the hiring committee.

 Note: Giants outfielder Hunter Pence has good work ethic and played in all 162 games during the 2013 season. It is rumored that he is drinking Kale Smoothies to enhance his performance. It would not hurt the Warriors to ask the Giants what they are drinking.