We are 8-5. Eight of the games have been decided on the final possession, and we are 5-3 in those games. We are above mediocrity, but miles from greatness. I have said the right things, but have too often missed the tone. I am struggling to find my team.
Teams are collections of people and thus imperfect. A puzzle assembled around strengths while concealing weakness. Strength against one opponent is weakness against another so the balance is fluid. We have won our last two games, and I hope found a balance.
Mainly, we play as disjointed individuals and not a connected unit. There has been a fundamental selfishness, likely rooted in a lack of experience and trust on both ends of the floor. This must be accepted and owned to be overcome. Though I have likely over emphasized this shortcoming at the expense of building a passion to play and compete.
We do not play for two weeks, but I am reflecting and we will be practicing during that time. We will build on recent success and strive to find our identity.