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Normally, we break down film, all that good stuff, but today we're gonna do it a little bit different.
We're gonna talk about Well, we're gonna talk about R.
You see r J. Barrett upon the screen, we're gonna talk about a lot of players.
We're gonna break down and get into how Tom Thibodeau on the coaching staff can reach each player right, as we know.
Okay, Every player has a different personality, okay, has different characteristics.
And if you're going to reach a player to get the best out of that guy, then the coach has got is sometimes go through some lengths, try to reach that player where that player is mentally and emotionally, right? So what I want to do today and he is just kind of talk about each player and what we think Tom Thibodeau needs to do to reach that guy to get the best out of that guy.
Okay, Uh, and of course we got to take into account Tom Thibodeau's you know, his characteristics as a coach and what we know of him as a coach.
And hopefully we're gonna get Thio.
You know, tomorrow we'll get to find out a little bit more from John Wallace, because don't forget tomorrow.
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We're gonna have a nice sit down and good conversation with John Wallace will get a chance to talk about Tom Thibodeau, so make sure you join it, but I think this is a good question.
You got a few players to go through, You know, talk about so be minds will start with R. J.
Barrett, right? You know, we all talk about RJ Barrett's mentality.
You know, the type of guy you know.
He's, you know, one of those strong minded, strong willed players.
How with Tom Thibodeau.
You know you got Tom Thibodeau.
You got Kenny pain there.
You got Mike Woodson.
You've got a strong coaching staff.
What do? What does that coaching staff have to do to reach R.
Barrett and get the best out of R.
J Barry knowing his mentality, the type of person that he is? What do you think we need? The coaching staff needs to dio, and I want you to think as a coach, right, because, you know, I came up with this topic because I'm just thinking as a coach in the way I've had Thio reach players, everyone.
I had it to differently.
You know, some players I could be like, man your garbage, even though they might be one of the best players on the team, and then some players.
I just couldn't do that because they might break down to start crying.
That's That's the That's the worst thing about coaching said, because you can't treat everybody the same, but you have to keep like you know the standard the same, at least for most of the guys.
So nobody gets, you know, offended that.
You know, I'm playing this guy more than that guy because of this and that.
And it's not always about basketball.
It's basically it's even more about off court things even, you know, than than basketball, because you know that the mental thing for have on the court is related way beyond the court, right? So, you know, from a coaching standpoint, I always preach five things, and it's like between the player and the coach, right? So it's like five pillars.
Gotta have communication.
Gotta have, you know, like that that positive reinforcement gotta have interest with the guy.
And it goes both ways.
Gotta be available for the kids or, you know, and the player for the coach.
And you gotta build trust on top of that, right? So I think the major thing here is is the communication because he's the new guy in town.
Let's say right, the players probably, you know, some might be new.
Some are here still, but you know, the first basic thing you've gotta, you know, reach the player, and that's gonna be via communication, right? Like like the communication channel.
And this is so it can only go two ways, as I see it right, you can go a democratic way, and you could go armor Crad**** way.
So, you know, communicating from Thebes standpoint no can be both ways, though.
He has assistance, right? So he can be the bad cop and, you know, go only by here's rules and stuff like that, and he can use the assistant coaches, you know, for getting into those young guys deeper.
And, you know, tell him, reinforce them.
You know the positive thing.
Tell them you know, he's so hard on you guys because he believes in you and stuff like that.
So this is a really difficult topic, and it's multi layer, right? It's not that easy.
Okay? I'm just gonna yell at the guys and they're gonna be better, right? Right.
Some are going to respond to that kind of leadership and coaching, and some are, you know, gonna prefer the democratic type, the open relationship that when a coach says something, you can raise your hand or tell him, Coach, why don't we try this or that right? And you know, sometimes it's gonna work out.
Sometimes they won't.
We saw this was, you know, going going the democratic way.
And I think it went too far.
You know, I don't believe the players were, you know, thinking that is gonna be that that available for the players to to ask him stuff and and then do things their way instead of, you know, being a little bit out of, you know, our Crad****, right? Like, you know that keeping statue, right? So I believe in this situation, not only with orange, about just with the whole theme, this is gonna be that main guy that's gonna do everything you know, by his way.
And if he is gonna want to listen to the players, he's gonna ask the coaches to go, you know, or, you know, have private meetings with them private workouts and then ask them out.
What do you think about this? What do you think about that? Those assistant cultures are going to get that in photo Him? Of course.
They're probably gonna be several situations where the player is gonna be like coach.
I can take this guy.
Just put me on him.
I'm gonna play defense on him and stuff like that, right? But I think in with thieves is gonna be more through the assistant coaches or a vet like Taj Gibson, right? Oh, he's gonna be that Spider that bit in the locker room.
That's gonna, you know, communicate with face what the young guys think what the rest of the team thinks.
And if they have anything to say, You know, I think I think that they're gonna go through through a vet or assistant coach.
I don't think they're just gonna you know, I'm not saying he's not going to respect the world, right? Or the player, because he will respect it.
Then I believe he's gonna be at the at the beginning, at least open.
But I think the deeper we go, the more things is gonna be the guy and only my work matters.
So that's gonna I think the team is gonna respond and for sure, arteries going to respond.
I think that all J is the kind of guy that likes obviously, I don't know, I just It's just what I get from him.
From what I see from him, he's the kind of guy.
I think that likes to have a relationship with his coach on.
And I think that him and tips have probably have a similar mentality.
You know, the way they want to approach the game on.
So I think that tips can really approach RJ bluntly.
You know, I think he has that type of personality.
RJ does where you can approach him bluntly and say, Hey, you're not doing this.
You're not doing that.
Uh, this is what I expect from you.
And this is what I need from you, right? Uh, and I think he might be able to do it without it being, You know, some players from my experience.
You gotta have a sit down with him, right? You gotta you gotta say, Hey, come on, let's sit down.
Let's have this discussion.
Let's talk about blah, blah, blah, am.
I think largely he's the kind of guy and say, Hey, you know, just walking down the heart.
And since there are, they come here for a minute.
You did such and such and such and such and such.
That's not what I expect from you.
The next time you do that, this is what's gonna happen.
I think RJ is the kind of guy that will respond to that type of coaching.
Um, that that kind of coaching style.
Tom Thibodeau was good for that, you know? So I just I don't feel like you gotta soften any blows for R. J.
I think it could be straightforward.
Um, you know, give it to him, you know? You know, give it to him. Raw. No chaser.
You know, I mean, yeah, I agree with least with r.
Because you know, when we go down the line, I feel we're gonna have few solid eyes.
Now I'm looking in the chat and I see Ralph Diaz.
He said, R j my eyes is the kind of guy.
Um, he said, R J in my eyes, it's kind of dangerous because in my eyes it's possible he has the au mentality.
Um, I don't know if he has to au mentality.
Yeah, you know, and do just you know, at what you say that that, you know, stages a guy that, you know, it's gonna pull over a guy and stuff like that and that they that you don't need to soften the blow right for RG as long as it's you know, they have the same point of view and it's like, you know, winning or, you know, having the same goal is gonna be fine when the goals, you know, split up and you know the coaches want, want you won't want this and that to happen And you're thinking Okay, I'm going to still do this because I think this is better.
That's when the you know the collision and the rift might happen.
But I don't think RJ, you know, we'll have cause or even know any locker room problems.
So e believe whatever things way goes with R J.
He's going to respond, you know, positive and good for the team. I agree.
I think that our Jane Tips are going to I really do think they're gonna get along.
Um, tips is maybe kind of, you know, e don't want to say maybe I do want to say Ah, perfect coach for R. J.
You know, they've got the same kind of the meet him.
So you know, I'm not worried about RJ and tips, but I am a little bit worried about this next guy in tips.
Okay? We'll be talking about Julius Randle.
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I am a little bit worried about Julius Randle because, you know, Julius Randle has been He's been in the league long long enough where? I mean, some people coming to the league, and I already got a new inflated ego.
I don't know if he was like that when he came into the league, but I'm pretty sure he has at least some sort of an ego as a player, Right? And, you know, if you look at his contract Julius Randle, you know, he had some things in his contract where if he made the all star team Hey, got a bonus if he made, uh, all defensive team or whatever, You know, he got a bonus.
Okay, so that right there tells you somebody I don't know if I want to Expectations.
Yeah, yeah, somebody. Yeah.
There were individual goals, you know, individual things in this contract, but that gives you right there, Like where some of his expectations are as a person in a player.
And where he thinks he may be on the cusp of being one of those type of players.
Which means he might have that mindset already that you know what? I'm here.
This is This is you know, this is where I met.
How does time tip it all? Approach him, right? In my opinion, what I do what players like that is I smoothed their confidence a little bit, right? You know, he's the type of player to me.
Yeah, just from what I see of Julius Randle as I spoke about with R. J Barrett, R.
Barrett, you could just walk about like, Hey, you didn't do this, That this and that.
This is what I expect from you. Get it done.
I think with Julius Randle, you gotta sit down.
Say, Hey, come on.
We need to talk about some things.
Let's have a serious conversation, alright? And approach the situation maybe a little bit differently.
And then you hit him with.
Listen, I love it when you do this.
I see this. I like that. I see that.
But here, a few areas where I think you need some work here and then tell me what resource is Can I give you so that we could get these type of things done, you know, now.
And the way that I'm saying is people say