Sports columnist Joe Posnanski on West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins:
And then there’s his belief that the worst thing a player can do is try to do too much. Watch Huggins on the sideline — it’s this that sets him off more than anything. If a player lunges for a steal and doesn’t get there — he leaves his team facing five on four. If a player jumps too early to block a shot, he sets himself up for a foul or to be out of position, again leaving his team at a disadvantage. If a player tries to take on two defenders, he is betraying his four teammates and particularly the one who is open. And so on.
“Why is that the worst thing?” I asked him.
“Because it’s selfish,” he said.
“It’s selfish to try too hard?” I asked.
“You don’t get it,” he said, and he shook his head because for decades now he has been thinking about this. “People who try to do too much are taking the easy way out.”