Boston Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla is willing to get physically bruised to prove he wants an open forum of discussion and debate with his assistant coaches. To achieve more candid dialogue, he plays in high-contact pickup basketball games with his assistants throughout the season.
This isn't a sports metaphor, so don't accuse it of being one... but this video right here is where Sac Kings fans knew the Mike Brown was going to be coach of the year (according to ESPN)
What you see is not just a coach willing to do anything he asks of the team, but he reduces his status to prove it... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFlZs8iOQ8I
We took our 15 minutes to discuss and unpack this topic. Someone’s jaw was wired shut in the conversation!