When winning, particularly play-off games, meant a bigger paycheck,after games we did not hug each other. Coaches frowned upon even talking to opponents in pre-game warm ups. So, when after the last two games of the Utah-OKC series, players walked off the floor without hugging each other, I loved it.
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.