Does John Calipari’s “Refuse To Lose” Edict Mean Doing Anything To Win?

Posted by Paul Gotham on August-20-2009 Add Comments

It’s one thing to lose—make sure you don’t lose twice.

Sage advice shared by many a coach.

In the past, the suggestion of such words offered perspective for young athletes. Losing a single contest should serve as an opportunity for learning. One needs to make sure to not lose respect through such a process—respect for the opponent, respect for the game, and respect for oneself.

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