In the end, the question that haunts every season is what to do next.
After a season of disappointment, fans will look back on their own failures, and will wonder whether the season was worth the wait.
If you are the type of person who always feels like you are going to be right back where you started, and you are not, here are a few ways to get back on the winning streak in the new year.
Don’t give up.
It’s no secret that fans and coaches want to get it right this year.
In this post-Brent Musburger world, where you have the ability to make your team better, you have to do your best to win games, no matter what.
That’s a sentiment echoed by the head coach of the New York Knicks, Derek Fisher, who said during a recent appearance on ESPN Radio’s “The Joe Rogan Experience” that it was the most important thing he’s ever taught his team.
Find the right people.
If the season didn’t go your way, make a point of contacting all the coaches, players, and front office personnel you interacted with last year.
If all went well, they may even be able to find a replacement.
Don, don’t do anything drastic.
Fisher, for example, took his team to the Finals in 2015.
He didn’t have the luxury of signing a free agent, and that may have been the biggest reason why his team couldn’t win the title.
If he’d stuck with his plan and kept the same personnel, he may have made it all the way to the NBA Finals.
Play to your strengths.
Don the right moves for the right situations, and don’t let your team stagnate.
Make a habit of doing everything in your power to improve the team’s overall play.
It won’t always be easy, but it will come.