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Terry Porter: Players Need Short Memories So Mistakes Do Not Linger

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Terry Porter (@terryporter30) is the Head Men's Basketball Coach at the University of Portland. Porter also played in the NBA, primarily for the Portland Trailblazers. He played ten seasons with two All-Star Game appearances for Portland, spending 17 total years in the NBA as a player. Following his retirement as a player in 2002, he began coaching in the league and has twice been a head coach, first with his hometown Milwaukee Bucks, and then with the Phoenix Suns up until February 16, 2009.

Terry Porter speaks upon coaches reinforcing the fact that players need to have a short term memory when they make mistakes in sports. When athletes make a mistake they need to analyze it and understand how they made the mistake, but also don’t linger on the error too much as you could make another mistake because of it. Instead work harder on the next play and learn from your mistakes.