Managing in Professional Sports

Posted by Tom Locke on March 1st, 2018 filed in Business, History, Sports ... All Sorts

The harsh reality in professional sport is that the only thing that keeps a manager/coach’s job is the ability to win often enough to keep the owner(s) and fans happy.

Unfortunately, the winning is in the hands of the players and the manager/coach is nothing more than a guide.   Whether the players listen to the “guide” or not and they win, then the guide is considered successful.

The iconic baseball manager, Casey Stengel, perhaps said it best, “Managing is getting paid for home runs someone else hits.”

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