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So, what makes an effective coach?
Is it strictly playing experience? How about elite championship pedigree? Does it matter how many trophies are collecting dust on your fireplace mantle?
Well, it's those. But at the same time, it's not.
Frankly, there's just some people who are meant to take the reigns and lead.
Many times it's not the superstars, the hotshots, or the flashy names that end up being the best coaches. Great players are a dime a dozen, but a natural leader? That's a diamond in the rough.
Coaching stems from the intangibles—the ability to garner player's respect, the sought-after skill to be entrusted to lead, and that rare knack for bringing out the best from your players, making individuals a well-oiled single unit.
Coaching is a mighty thankless job, too. Millionaire players, countless fans, powerful owners, and intimidating team management are all looking towards you
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