Managing Expectations – Part I

The following video interview comes from What Drives Winning ( and was recorded at the What Drives Winning Conference on June 11th, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri.. The “What Drives Winning” book is a guide that will help give you a practical strategy on how to apply this multidimensional approach within your program. Author Brett Ledbetter is a human performance coach, lead trainer at Ledbetter Basketball Academy and founder of the Filmroom Project, a nonprofit organization. Find out more.

A One on One Conversation with Billy Donovan, NBA Coach, Oklahoma Thunder

Billy Donovan was the 2nd youngest coach in the history of Division I Basketball to reach 500 wins. He has experienced nearly everything college basketball has to offer in his 20+ years as a head coach. Through that journey his perspective has evolved. In part I of his interview, hear how he’s dealt with:

  • Trust issues from players
  • Judgement and shame inside the team
  • Unrealistic expectations placed on his players

Billy reflects on what his best teams had. Listen to see what characteristics those teams had to help them overcome the issues that make teams fragile.