Originally posted by crabman82:Originally posted by robniner:Originally posted by crabman82:Originally posted by cciowa:Originally posted by crabman82:the history of sports shows that the all time greats often have troubles teaching others how to do it. its like they see things others cant and cant really relay it to them for them to see it. i remember hearing larry bird saying it was very frustrating at times for him as the indiana pacers head coach.
bob gibson was a terrible pitching coach for the braves in 1982 and later said the pitchers of the modern era did not have the mental toughness he had and he could not coach them. ask green bay packer fans how they feel about bart star and forest gregg as players and then as head coaches .
wayne gretzky was also a failure as the phoenix coyotes head coach. it happens quite a bit. isiah thomas too.
It actually happens to HOFs in sports in general; superstars don't actually turn into great managers or head coaches. There have been a very,very few special exceptions.
i agree totally.
Funny, bench players or backups end up being the great managers or head coaches.