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Doc Rivers: Filling Players' Emotional Tanks

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This podcast series features Positive Coaching Alliance staff interviewing prominent former athletes, coaches and general managers. Each episode, these influential stars share insights from their own sports careers. Listen in as they talk about filling emotional tanks, bouncing back from mistakes, staying motivated through long seasons to continually give 100% effort, and how they translated their sports experience to invaluable life lessons.

In this episode, Jim talks with NBA Milwaukee Bucks Head Coach Doc Rivers (@DocRivers) about how to keep players’ emotional tanks full. Doc shares his strategies for coaching positively from the sidelines, how to involve both starters and bench players, how players can fill each others’ emotional tanks, and even shares some of his techniques used in pre-game and half-time chalk talks. Doc relays real-life experiences and provides great examples that both coaches and players can use. Here's where you'll find Doc talking about featured topics:

  • Injury- 9:50
  • Mistakes- 14:35

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