With only a handful of really good teams, and a bunch of rebuilding clubs or teams in transition (read that: bad teams), the NBA opened for business this week. The owners, the fans, the press, and even the folks at league headquarters all have bought into “the build for the future” mantra. “Don’t worry,” they seem to say, “we have these young kids and we’ll be getting better each year, so be patient while they are learning how to play.” Take a look — everyone is all happy face, players after the games all smiles and hugging one another. When one falls down, three will rush to help pick him up. They will slap hands when making — or missing — a free throw. The coaches wave to each other, everyone is making a ton of money, and everyone is happy. Whew!
HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN
About the Author: Al Bianchi
Al Bianchi is a former professional basketball player, coach, general manager, consultant and scout. He now resides full-time in Phoenix and does independent consulting and scouting for teams desirous of his experience in both the NBA and college basketball.