Zweifel tried to turn his youth and the fact that he was a local – one who had attended the very same high school, played on the varsity basketball team and had dated the sisters of some of his players – to his advantage. But none of this translated when it came to sinking baskets, nor did it mean a thing to a school board that only wanted to pay for a coach of a winning team.
With absolutely nothing to lose, including his employment for the coming year, Zweifel devised a strategy for a team that could not seem to catch an offensive rhythm and players that had protracted shooting slumps and ten-minute-long droughts. His solution, his only recourse, was defense.
(To be continued)
Chodesh Tov – have a pleasant month!