Talent and Coaching and Recruiting
It seems to me that there are two aspects to success: good players combined with good coaching. When a team loses there is always talk of how much better and easier it would be if the players were better. ("We need racehorses, not camels!") When the team wins its because the players were better than the others. Even when they haven't won before. ("They won because they have the best players, anyone could coach them to victory.") Someone who has won more championships in the NBA than any other coach, and coached some of the best players to have played the game, only one 'Coach of the Year' once, for this very reason. Now, I'm the first to say that its not about the coaches, its about the players. But somehow, somewhere, players who were camels become racehorses. The team that 'didn't know what it takes to win', somehow learned how to win. Where from? There has been a lot of research done about teams who get the '