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Money well spent
« on: June 25, 2019, 06:18:52 AM »

Offline rollie mass

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The maturation of Robert Williams using a private coach/life coach.Holding him out of summer league and not rushing his tendonitis..Having his apartment within walking distance to Auerbach Center. He had a front row seats to absorb and learn from the best.Add to that a season to adjust to travelling and NBA lifestyle.
Without a concerted effort by staff this talent may have fallen through the cracks,
Now he has three new rookies to motivate him and is surrounded with young role models.

Marcus won the NBA hustle award to add too All Defensive  -that makes him an all star in my books.

Romeo has tools and is the kid in our new rookie class but his size and wingspan will aid him to become special.A really good shooting coach maybe a Drew Hanlon program
« Last Edit: June 25, 2019, 06:27:38 AM by rollie mass »

Re: Money well spent
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2019, 06:41:55 AM »

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Sorry, money well spent on who? Marcus?

If so, yeah, that was an absolute bargain in hindsight
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Re: Money well spent
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2019, 06:47:20 AM »

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A private coach /lifestyle coach for Robert Williams.

Re: Money well spent
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2019, 07:03:36 AM »

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I find it pretty alarming that a professional athlete needs to be near his workplace so he wonít be late, have a life coach so he wonít be late, and needs motivation from a few rookies. Imagine how that would look for an employee who was NOT a professional athlete.

Williams needs to be self motivated. He can sleep in the Auerbach basement, or have a host of babysitters (letís call it what it is) and none of it will make a difference if he doesnít have the drive.
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Re: Money well spent
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2019, 07:30:50 AM »

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I find it pretty alarming that a professional athlete needs to be near his workplace so he wonít be late, have a life coach so he wonít be late, and needs motivation from a few rookies. Imagine how that would look for an employee who was NOT a professional athlete.

Williams needs to be self motivated. He can sleep in the Auerbach basement, or have a host of babysitters (letís call it what it is) and none of it will make a difference if he doesnít have the drive.

In a way it proves that those who raised questions about his discipline and focus last summer had a point

Re: Money well spent
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2019, 07:55:00 AM »

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I find it pretty alarming that a professional athlete needs to be near his workplace so he wonít be late, have a life coach so he wonít be late, and needs motivation from a few rookies. Imagine how that would look for an employee who was NOT a professional athlete.

Williams needs to be self motivated. He can sleep in the Auerbach basement, or have a host of babysitters (letís call it what it is) and none of it will make a difference if he doesnít have the drive.

In a way it proves that those who raised questions about his discipline and focus last summer had a point
I don't really know about all that. Seems like Eddie just wants to take issue with Rollie's post itself, for whatever reason
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Re: Money well spent
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2019, 07:59:30 AM »

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I find it pretty alarming that a professional athlete needs to be near his workplace so he wonít be late, have a life coach so he wonít be late, and needs motivation from a few rookies. Imagine how that would look for an employee who was NOT a professional athlete.

Williams needs to be self motivated. He can sleep in the Auerbach basement, or have a host of babysitters (letís call it what it is) and none of it will make a difference if he doesnít have the drive.

In a way it proves that those who raised questions about his discipline and focus last summer had a point
It doesn't prove anything.  This is just a repeat of what we've heard.

Not sure what is so surprising or alarming about a 20-year-old with maturity/work-ethic issues.  Has he ever held a full-time job?  Frankly, I'm surprised this doesn't come up more often with young players.

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I find it pretty alarming that a professional athlete needs to be near his workplace so he wonít be late, have a life coach so he wonít be late, and needs motivation from a few rookies. Imagine how that would look for an employee who was NOT a professional athlete.

Williams needs to be self motivated. He can sleep in the Auerbach basement, or have a host of babysitters (letís call it what it is) and none of it will make a difference if he doesnít have the drive.

I wish I had a life coach when I got my first job. All I had was my mom calling me at 6.30am every morning to make sure I woke up  :-\
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Re: Money well spent
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2019, 08:34:12 AM »

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I find it pretty alarming that a professional athlete needs to be near his workplace so he wonít be late, have a life coach so he wonít be late, and needs motivation from a few rookies. Imagine how that would look for an employee who was NOT a professional athlete.

Williams needs to be self motivated. He can sleep in the Auerbach basement, or have a host of babysitters (letís call it what it is) and none of it will make a difference if he doesnít have the drive.

Problem solved and Robert has not had an issue going forward

Jason Tatum brought his mom and she lives in apt same building.Then soon after was to follow a baby.
Jaylen Brown brought his best friend who was later commit suicide

Williams coming from a small town in Louisiana to a big city up north after being cocooned on a college campus.With Williams never expected to reach 27  and  had no tryouts or interviews.

I read stories of Okafor and Nerlen Noels poor adjustments to being responsible and lifestyle.
Fultz forgot how to shoot.
Simmons went Hollywood and instead of finding a jump shot he settled for a Kardashian.
Bird on the edge of fulfilling his dream  went crazy over a girl.
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I find it pretty alarming that a professional athlete needs to be near his workplace so he wonít be late, have a life coach so he wonít be late, and needs motivation from a few rookies. Imagine how that would look for an employee who was NOT a professional athlete.

Williams needs to be self motivated. He can sleep in the Auerbach basement, or have a host of babysitters (letís call it what it is) and none of it will make a difference if he doesnít have the drive.
I think this is too critical of Williams. Some young people are mature and can take care of themselves, some need structure and guidance. If a little structure helps Williams maximize his ability and contribute to the Celts, then by all means they should give it to him. There's a good chance he will mature and be more responsible as he gets older.

Re: Money well spent
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2019, 08:46:20 AM »

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I find it pretty alarming that a professional athlete needs to be near his workplace so he wonít be late, have a life coach so he wonít be late, and needs motivation from a few rookies. Imagine how that would look for an employee who was NOT a professional athlete.

Williams needs to be self motivated. He can sleep in the Auerbach basement, or have a host of babysitters (letís call it what it is) and none of it will make a difference if he doesnít have the drive.

In a way it proves that those who raised questions about his discipline and focus last summer had a point

Not really, more that there was a proactive approach to how he should be handled. We haven't really heard anything about Williams' lack of focus or motivation since he first became a Celtic. I understand that having a life coach sounds lame, but he was a 20 year old kid in the middle of a major transition. Some people just take a little time to adjust.

The fact that Williams was put into a situation where it would be difficult for him to fail (being close to practice facility and having help with his responsibilities) is great. He should know that the Celtics are behind him and he is in a nurturing environment. To succeed, sometimes you just need to feel comfortable.

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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2019, 09:00:27 AM »

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I find it pretty alarming that a professional athlete needs to be near his workplace so he wonít be late, have a life coach so he wonít be late, and needs motivation from a few rookies. Imagine how that would look for an employee who was NOT a professional athlete.

Williams needs to be self motivated. He can sleep in the Auerbach basement, or have a host of babysitters (letís call it what it is) and none of it will make a difference if he doesnít have the drive.

It may help you to consider that he was 19-20 years old and wasn't really prepared for a disciplined life. There are a substantial number of very successful people walking around today that were doing bong hits and waking up at noon when they were that age.

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I don't think it's fair to criticize someone for a weakness and also criticize them for their willingness to address and improve their weakness through a responsibly planned course of action.

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Delonte West would make a great life coach. That would be money well spent.