by Brandon Steiner December 03, 2012 0 Comments

In addition to Don Larsen, I was lucky enough to be able to ask Coach Bob Knight a couple of questions today.

Do you think you would have been as successful a coach if you had coached in the pre-Wooden era, or today’s era?

Yes. Why wouldn’t I be?

It seems like the whole college sports culture has changed.

That’s the problem. Too many coaches think they’re running Burger King: Have it your way.

You weren’t like that as a coach.

I was consistent, no matter where or when I was coaching.

I’m not sure exactly when this was, but it was when I was still at Indiana. The NCAA instituted a new rule – that practices could only be four hours long. From the time the athlete entered the locker room to change, to the time he showered and left – it could only be four hours at the most. Some coaches called me and said: “How are you going to deal with this new rule? How are you going to fit the whole practice in?” But it was never going to be a problem for me. I never had a practice longer than an hour and forty-five minutes. Because we were organized and disciplined. We always got our work in. I never ran a Burger King.

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Brandon Steiner is the founder and chairman of Steiner Sports Marketing and Memorabilia, the largest company of its kind in America. Considered a sports marketing guru, Brandon is a permanent fixture in the media as a regular on ESPN NY Radio 98.7 FM and as host of "The Hook-Up with Brandon Steiner" on YES Network. He has appeared frequently on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, ESPN, and in newspapers including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The author of The Business Playbook: Leadership Lessons from the World of Sports and You Gotta Have Balls: How a Kid from Brooklyn Started From Scratch, Bought Yankee Stadium, and Created a Sports Empire, Brandon lives in Scarsdale, New York, with his wife, Mara and children Crosby and Nicole.



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