The big number is rooted in the little things.
Meticulous preparation, careful study and constant reinforcement of details that seem asinine — but for Roy Williams none of it is asinine.
Every little thing matters. All the tiny routines and small rituals add up. In Williams’ case, the sum is 600 wins at two of the most successful programs in college basketball during the last 21 years.
That’s an average of 27 wins per year, and for Williams’ career, a winning percentage of about .812. It took him only 739 games to win 600, and the only coaches to reach that milestone faster are Adolph Rupp and Jerry Tarkanian.
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