“Each member of your team has a potential for personal greatness; the leader’s job is to help them achieve it.”

MICHAEL JORDAN IS REGARDED as the greatest player in the history of the NBA by pundits and experts alike, those who make a living speculating on who’s number one? The best? The greatest?

While I was teaching basketball at UCLA, several of our players, including Bill Walton, Lewis Alcindor, Jr. (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), Keith Erickson, Sidney Wicks, Walt Hazard, Keith (Jamaal) Wilkes, Gail Goodrich, and David Meyers, also received a great many accolades: MVP trophies, selection to All-Conference teams, media honors, and All-American awards.

Thus, I am often asked, “Who is the greatest player you ever coached?” ...

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