What They're Saying: Steve Kerr

“If I were the czar of American basketball and I had to say, ‘all right, I’m in charge of youth basketball in America.' I would make every player coming through the youth basketball program play football [soccer] because it translates directly. The problem in basketball today [is] the young players are coming up and they just try to beat everybody one-on-one with the dribble. They’re unbelievably gifted dribbling the ball, but they don’t understand the pass and the move. Which is what football would teach them.”

-- Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr extolling the virtues of soccer and how it teaches athletes to understand passing concepts and how to move off the ball. (Men in Blazers)

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1 comment about "What They're Saying: Steve Kerr".
  1. Bob Ashpole, November 22, 2019 at 5:29 p.m.

    Wow. My generation and the generation that I coached (my kid's) I said the reverse. My introduction to tactics for invasion sports playing high school JV basketball.   

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