Posted by Steve Bzomowski on April 8, 2010
When I was a beginning coach, I worked Dave Cowens’ Basketball Camp in Weston, MA. One of the lecturers one of the weeks I was there was Togo Palazzi, College of the Holy Cross legend from the 1950s. Togo was older, crew-cutted, physical and fierce, energetic. He went through a defensive drill and the reward for winning was getting to play defense again. This got me to thinking: If I were your coach and I convinced you playing defense was paramount, when I suggested that once we got the ball, we should just give it back to the other team so we could play defense again, would you still want me to be your coach?