Extended minutes for Planinic against a weak perimeter defensive team is worth watching. A good look at Davis is worth watching. Otherwise, not much.Originally posted by <b>schub</b>!
Only if you're a big fan of Brandon Armstrong, Hubert Davis or Reece Gaines.
The Japanese, he explained for those who had slept through their American history classes, had enjoyed naval superiority throughout the early part of the war and had gotten lulled into a false sense of security because of it. The Americans used that cockiness against the Japanese, intercepting their radio signals and eventually suckering them into a trap that cost them four aircraft carriers and turned the tide of the war.
And, Frank told his team, he was concerned the same thing was going to happen to the Nets.
"It's called Victory Disease," Frank said. "You put together a string of victories. And all of a sudden because of overconfidence, and because you start slipping on your attention to detail, you lose your edge. That's what happened to the Japanese.
"The point was: Don't let winning allow you to become overconfident. Don't let winning allow you to forget your attention to detail, the attention that allowed you to get those wins. Don't let yourself be like the Japanese navy."
And here's the part that was perhaps most surprising: Not that an NBA coach invoked a six decades-old naval battle to motivate his team.
But that it worked.
"He can tell a story quite well," Jason Kidd said. "He motivates us. He grabs our attention quite well."