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Coach Casey is looking for winners on and off the court

The Detroit Pistons are starting up their pre-draft interview. Interviews in the NBA, a majority of them are usually all about basketball. But, head coach Dwane Casey is asking an out-of-the-box question to all of the prospects. Detroit New’s Rod Breed reported that Casey is asking all of the prospects in the interview if they make their bed in the morning or not. 

Why it’s important to fix your bed?

Most are wondering why Casey would even ask that question. Well, there have been studies that there are benefits to fixing your bed. The studies show that if you make your bed, it helps your organization, improves focus, and helps you sleep better. Studies have also shown that people who make their beds are more active and have a healthier lifestyle. 

While most think that GMs and coaches should stick to just basketball questions, others would argue it’s essential to ask questions like these. Retired U.S. Navy Admiral Seal William H. McCraven, in a commencement speech at the University of Texas, emphasizes the importance of making your bed every day. 

 In the speech,  he states, “If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another. And by the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed.”

Later on in this speech, he states, “if you can’t do the little things right, you’ll never be able to do the big things right.”

Casey wants to draft the right players

Casey wants to bring in winners on and off the court. Even if a win, it includes making your bed. It shows to a coach that you are ready for the day, and want to be great all day long.

 I love how Coach Casey is asking questions like these to the players. Because it shows how much a player cares about themselves from a mental and health standpoint. 

Suppose a player does not care about being healthy and staying organized. Then it will translate to them being unorganized on the court. The player would also bring in a negative attitude in the locker room than a positive one.

The franchise is looking for someone willing to do the little things rights in order to then accomplish the big things. If the player can’t do a simple task like making their bed in the morning. It will translate to task on the court from making passes, to even last second shots.

The Pistons know this is a big draft for them as an organization. Lots on the line to find a franchise player and help speed up the rebuilding process. The organization wants to make their to find their guys who want to come into the winning culture that is being built by Casey. Hopefully Casey finds his guy (hopefully Cade Cunningham) who is organized and dedicated on the court and off the court. 

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