The guy in the box seats. The commissioner runs the league. He organizes the teams and schedules, manages the coaches, settles disputes, and is the ultimate authority when it comes to the sport.
Blows the whistle. Officials make sure the game is played by the rules. This isn’t the back-alley pick-up game. We have rules and we play fair. Officials need their space too, otherwise commissioners wouldn’t know who’s available for their games.
The guy in the box seats. The director runs the entire athletic department. He organizes the teams and schedules, manages the coaches, settles disputes, and is the ultimate authority when it comes to the sport.
The guy with the foam finger and the video camera--the loudest and proudest voice in the stands. The fans are the reasons the players take the field and give it their all. The fan follows his/her teams and favorite players, lifting them up when they are down, and celebrating in their victories. The game starts and ends with --the fans.
Beyond planning practices and making the line-up, coaches need to have the proper tools to schedule and manage the day-to-day operations for the sport at the team level.
Players have a unique insight into aspects of the game that fans don’t. In their days off, they can hang with fans and other teammates, but when game day comes around, they need to check the schedule and get to the court.