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Old 08-15-2008, 03:57 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I agree with SJ, but there are other things to go with the motivation. Youth and inexperience tends to lead guys to favor relying on offense and not emphasizing defense. And the makeup of the locker room makes a big difference. If there's only the coach holding people accountable, then the emphasis just isn't going to be there. In the end - if the effort leads to wins it will continue. Bosh has had many a solid effort on both ends that ended in losses here, and that is a motivational killer.

I would say that Bosh already knows that he will be held fully accountable beyond the coaching this season, with JO there, and that he too will be looked upon to hold everyone else accountable. That makes a big difference, especially if the results come with it. I'm sure that same thing is playing out like it hasn't for some time on the US team.
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