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Brad Stevens: How To Overcome A Loss

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PCA National Advisory Board Member and Head Coach for the Boston Celtics, Brad Stevens (@BCCoachStevens) is known as a positive coach. Before joining the Celtics, Stevens rose to prominence as the preternaturally calm and cool coach of the Butler University basketball team that he led to consecutive NCAA title game appearances.

In this video, Stevens explains how his players handle losses effectively. If his players act with character and maturity, it is much easier for them to overcome a loss. He explains that his players know that they left it all on the court and controlled what they could. Mature athletes understand that games come down to inches and bounces, and that sometimes they won’t win. As long as players illustrate tough character and put themselves in a position to win, it easier for them to handle things that are out of their control and move on to the next game after a loss.