When you compare the #13 FCIR to the #8 BEIL, you see quite the contrast. One Brain Type views the bigger picture, while the other the fine details. One is keen on flexibility, adaptability, and taking in new ideas, while the other appreciates structure, organization, and sticking with what is tried and true. Derek Fisher, a #13 FCIR, who is now ex-coach of the New York Knicks, recently suggested that the that the triangle offense was difficult to teach and implement for his team.
Of course, the man who made the offense famous was Phil Jackson, a #16 BCIL, another design quite different than the #13. Now currently acting as interim coach for the Knicks is former Laker Kurt Rambis. Does anyone know Kurt’s Brain Type? It is a rare one not commonly found in the NBA, past or present. Yes, he is a #8 BEIL, and he strongly disagrees with Fisher’s assessment of the triangle offense, suggesting that Derek just didn’t dedicate enough time to teaching it. In his own words, If you want to learn something, and truly learn something, you have to immerse yourself in it. That probably goes for about anything. We didn’t fully immerse ourselves into practicing [the triangle], developing it, learning how to work with it, going through the breakdown drills to execute it properly so we kind of skirted over things.”
Ouch! Although the statement itself was not vindictive, it cast quite the shadow on Mr. Fisher. One journalist accurately pointed out, “The response highlights what seems to be a fundamental difference between Rambis and Fisher: their commitment to running the triangle offense. Rambis is fully committed to running it. Fisher vacillated between running sets with a one-guard front and running an offense with a two-guard front, which is the traditional triangle alignment.”
A #13 FCIR vacillating? You don’t say!
Rambis went on to state, “We’re constantly wavering, going back and forth. So to an extent, our players almost treat it like plays now rather than a real sequence of actions and a real system that you work under.”
Wow. If one article could accurately display the difference between the Empiracal, Left brain (Rambis), verses the Conceptual, Right brain (Fisher), this is it, folks!
As for difficulty? Rambis again says, “First off it’s not difficult. It’s like learning anything new.” Rambis thinks the team just needs more time. “Phil Jackson and Tex Winter have always felt it takes players, regardless of who they are, a good year when you’re staying in it, when you’re executing it the way it’s supposed to be executed.”
Yes, once again, the world just makes more sense when you posses the knowledge of Brain Types.
Written by: Staff
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