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Team Dysfunction Is Less Likely When You Have A Coaching Philosophy

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R.C. Buford is a PCA National Advisory Board Member and is the President of sports franchises for Spurs Sports and Entertainment. In this current position, Buford serves as the GM of the Spurs (@spurs) while overseeing the sports administration for the other three teams in the SS&E family (Austin Spurs, Silver Stars and San Antonio Rampage). In the summer of 1997 he became the Spurs Director of Scouting, was promoted to Vice President/Assistant GM in the summer of 1999, and became the Spurs GM in 2002. In Buford's time with the Spurs, the team has won five NBA championships.

For teams to function properly and achieve success, coaches need to establish structure and a basis of fundamental teaching. As Buford points out, having a coaching philosophy can bring a team together at any age.