Coach Neighbors is one of my favorite coaches to learn from. This article does a great job showcasing how Coach Neighbors moved from goals and traditional coaching logic, and as a result ended up in the final 4.
“’As we sat in Iowa City and I heard my team saying ‘this is so great. We did it! We are here!’ I realized we were done the minute the field of 64 was announced.’ That, says Neighbors, was the moment he decided to do the unthinkable for a coach – banish goals. Goals, he reasons, are limiting and the Huskies had no need to go further once they reached the goal they had set many months before of reaching the NCAA tournament.”