Financially it was tough in the beginning, but I always remembered what a mentor of mine used to say… “successful people are willing to do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do”. At that point in my life, I had learned that success was not how much money I made, it was measuring my success on how many young players that I could help (from start to finish). The more players I helped, the more fulfilled I would get.
We moved back to Canada to take everything I learned about player development and began teaching in Canada and around the world!! To date, we have trained thousands of players throughout Canada, the US, Japan, Seoul Korea, Europe, etc… I’m even more excited about the next 10 years as I now work side by side with my son Nolan who is already being recognized as one of the top skills training and player development people out there.
We have also recently launched our own sports management company to help our players get opportunities to play basketball professionally around the world. Like we always ask our players… WHY do you play this game? WHAT do you want to accomplish short and long-term? HOW are you going to accomplish those goals? I do what I do each day because I’m on a mission to give back to the game that gave me so much and it’s a legacy I can be proud of.