Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Portland Trail Blazers had a players-only meeting last night. They were in the vistors' locker room at Philips Arena in Atlanta and had just suffered their fourth loss in five games.

"Exactly what happened in this Blazers meeting was not revealed during interviews with Aldridge, Crawford and Wesley Matthews," says Jason Quick in The Oregonian. "They all said it needed to stay in the locker room. But in private conversations with all three, a common theme was that they felt like the players were so close to each other that no one was holding each other accountable for mistakes on the court."

As I read the article about a team that might be too nice, I started to wonder if the church is "too nice." Quick says this about the Trail Blazer team dynamics: "They like each other. They trust each other. They respect each other. Now they just need to find a way to hold each other accountable."