David Griffin was the general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2014 to 2017.
David Griffin helped the Cleveland Cavaliers reach three straight NBA Finals in his three year tenure with the Cavs.
As general manager, Griffin repositioned the organization for continued and sustainable success via the draft and trades, while managing the salary cap to sign key free agents in the summer of 2014, namely LeBron James.
In this video, David Griffin shares that if a player can be taught the fundamentals to the game, (in this case to pass, dribble and shoot) they can make a difference in the game.
They don't have to dribble like Kyrie Irving, shoot like Kyle Korver or pass like LeBron James to make a difference, but if you as a coach can teach fundamentals and put your players in the right position to make plays, any player can make a difference.
Griffin urges coaches to start with, "we're going to be basketball players" and then build from there as players develop.
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. PCA has partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver live group workshops, online courses and books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson that help those involved in youth and high school sports create a positive, character-building youth sports culture.