December 12, 2011
Wishing you the happiest of Holidays and a healthy, sports - filled 2012.
From Brant Lake Sports Academy.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful speech by John Wooden, a truly exceptional man and former UCLA basketball coach. The messages that Coach Wooden relates remind me of those from two of the men who have been most inspirational to me: Dean Smith, the great, former coach of North Carolina, and my father, Bobby Gersten.
Dean Smith had a saying that "Tardiness is the height of egotism, as its message is that my time is important and yours is not".
Coach Wooden's view on competition mirror that which we seek and usually attain with Green and Gray -- it's the effort that is most important, or as Bobby G says each year -- "The scoreboard is incidental. Victory is in the heart. It is earned in the hard, clean fight and the knowledge that you have done your best."