Mike Malone let All-Star team watch halftime show under one condition
Is there any wonder about why Mike Malone is considered a player-friendly coach?
Malone coached Team LeBron in Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game. His team was trailing at halftime and wanted to go watch the J. Cole concert that was going on. The Denver Nuggets head coach allowed them to under one funny condition – they play better transition defense in the second half.
At halftime with Team LeBron trailing, LeBron James asked Coach Mike Malone if him and his teammates could leave the locker room to watch the J. Cole concert. "I'll let you go watch the J. Cole concert if you all get your ass back on transition (in the second half)," Malone said
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) February 18, 2019
The team came back and ended up winning the game.
Let this be a lesson to those in leadership positions: you make a concession to what your people want, and they will often return the favor.