|“Early on, it was probably more about wanting so badly to be successful,” says Donovan, 48. “You actually think you’re going to be more complete as a person (if you win a title). When it happens, you expect to feel more complete, and you don’t, necessarily. … What ultimately ends up completing you as a person are the relationships you have in your life and how genuine and sincere they are.”
Billy Donovan- Head Basketball Coach, Chicago Bulls (Formerly of the Florida Gators and Oklahoma City Thunder)
The framework for joy, fulfillment and success:
Uniting a group of athletes around a common goal
Developing them as athletes, people, and students with elite levels of preparation
High challenge, High Support and High Accountability
A journey that is marked by helping others become the best version of themselves and winning games.
*There is obviously a ton of nuance to this…but don’t discard this framework because it is ‘too simplistic’.
**For college coaches…this is dependent on recruiting…if you do all of the above, but can’t recruit at a high level, your success will be minimized)