Hail the method actor
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Coach Reggie Theus's move to the NBA was a long time coming. Before the Kings, Theus coached in the ABA, at Louisville, New Mexico State...Deering High. It's been remarked upon before--and all over the Internet today--but a coach who gets a team with a girl small forward and a 250-lb shooting guard to a championship is the second coming of John Wooden. What's lost, though, is how Theus motivates his troops. Clearly saving his energy for his next job, Theus "inspires" his team with a laidback, laissez-faire attitude perfect for North California. And think of how his fatherly admonishments wil go over! I'm sure Ron-Ron is just waiting for a scolding right now.
With the exception of the too-easy Fred Thompson analogy, there aren't many comparisons to Theus's move from Saturday morning sitcoms to Sacramento's bench. John Stamos (Uncle Jesse) to be named Green Day's new front man? Mr. Belding for Secretary of Education?
posted by Crucifictorious @ 01:24,