During a court side interview during the 1st Annual Don Meyer Classic on ESPNU, Coach Meyer shared these three rules that he demanded of all all his players and coaches:
1. EVERYBODY TAKES NOTES
Coach Meyer wanted his basketball players and coaches to write everything down. He was always teaching. And, if they wrote notes, they’d have them to take away and study for later.
2. EVERYBODY SAYS ‘PLEASE & THANK YOU’ / ‘YES SIR & NO SIR’
When you’re courteous it pays. When you’re discourteous, you pay. Treating people who can’t do anything to you or for you well is a great mark what type of person you are.
3. MAKE SURE YOU CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF
Pick up after yourself and pick up after each other. Make your situation – on and off the court – as clean and presentable as it can be.
Thanks Don Meyer for the legacy you’ve created in basketball and in the countless lives that have been affected by your teachings.
“A life built on respect.”
Don Meyer is the winningest men’s college basketball coach among any division in NCAA history, earning 923 wins in a career that spanned four decades at three different institutions.
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