IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (3-30-2020)
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While searching the Internet this past week to see the reaction of coaches and athletes around the country to the coronavirus, I was impressed by the comments of Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens.
Stevens is a former high school basketball star, graduated from Depauw University in Greencastle, and coached Butler University to back to back Final Four appearances in the NCAA basketball tourney.
Stevens, who always takes the high road, said basketball matters are not top priority. The article, written by Jim Fenton, quoted Stevens speaking from his Boston home.
"We're like the rest of the world. Basketball has taken a far back seat. I think it's more important right now we're a community of co-workers and a community of friends and people that care about each other that get on line and make sure we are all doing OK. I don't think it's appropriate right now to be hammering basketball with our guys."
Stevens went on to say that he and his family were staying home and it was no inconvenience. He added that "there's so many people working so hard everyday to try and help our communities and help the sick and putting their own selves at risk."
Some wise words from a great coach who just a few years back was in your shoes and playing high school sports in Zionsville, Indiana!
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