Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr talks about fostering team chemistry.
Kerr believes it’s the role of the general manager to put together the right group of people to make chemistry happen in the NBA. At the highest level, Kerr says it’s crucial to get the right people in the right place, because even the most talented athletes won’t thrive or contribute to good team chemistry if their values and behaviors are not aligned with team culture. “It’s much more likely to happen, this magic you see sometimes, it’s more likely to happen if you’ve got just good people,” Kerr says.
Kerr fosters team chemistry through humor, playing music during warm-ups and birthday celebrations. For example, in video review sessions, Kerr often includes funny moments from the games to help his team relax, have fun, laugh and keep it light. “We’re constantly trying to keep it light, keep it fun and keep them entertained,” Kerr says. ” Kerr believes that the more good vibes you can generate, the more likely you are to build the strong team chemistry.
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