Life Lessons: Tom Crean IU Basketball Coach

I want to say that Tom Crean is everything you've heard and probably more. That guy is dynamic and has charisma. Definately the right guy for the job at IU.

 He has 4 simple rules for his basketball teams, which on the surface are as baseline and simple as it gets. It applies to being a good person, a good parent or a coach.

1) Make eye contact

2) Be on time

3) Say please and thank you

4) Never let your teammates (or those around you) fail.

He wrapped this up in some analogies to get the kids to understand, but in a nutshell he gave those kids a basket full of life lessons in 20 minutes. Be respectful and be a leader--speak up and don't let those around you fail. He talked about hard work and what it takes to be great, which is mastering the fundamentals.

Good lessons at any age.

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