Want success? Better have a good system like the Atlanta Hawks according to the L.E.A.D. Ambassadors

There are companies and organization in Atlanta like my organization L.E.A.D. that should be watching the success of the Atlanta Hawks very closely.

Some say that the Hawks are lucky and some recognize that they are winning because of a great system.

I challenged our L.E.A.D. Ambassadors today to share their thoughts about the Hawks’ winning system.

Good afternoon gentlemen. I need your help with a blog. With 25-50 words, please explain to me the system that is in place that allowed the Hawks to reach the Eastern Conference Finals. You may text or email your responses to me. Thanks for your help in advance.

L.E.A.D. Ambassador Tyquavious Noland, Maynard Jackson High School

The Hawks are very focused and structured this year. They are able to keep winning games because of teamwork and humility. The system that is in place now is based on being organized and passionate. Therefore, they are able to keep being successful in the playoffs.

CJ Stewart: What happens when players on the team stop being humble?

Tyquavious Noland: When players on the the team stop being humble, the team will stop being successful.

L.E.A.D. Ambassador Tyquavious Noland is empowered by L.E.A.D. to lead the way
L.E.A.D. Ambassador D’Anthony Morrow, Benjamin E. Mays High School

The system that is in place for the Hawks is team ball. The Hawks are executing when needed and sharing the ball. When their plans are executed, the Hawks are unstoppable. When they are not executing they are not scoring. Coach Mike Budenholzer is putting the right players in at the right time to make things happen. The Hawks have the talent to go to Finals if they execute plays. Go Hawks!

CJ Stewart: Thanks D’Anthony. So what happens when the coach puts the wrong players in?

D’Anthony Morrow: When the wrong players are in, they try to do more than what is required and force plays which causes turnovers.

CJ Stewart: So the Hawks did a good job before the 2015 season started of selecting good guys that can play good unselfish basketball?

D’Anthony Morrow: Yes sir.

L.E.A.D. Ambassador Cameron Tucker, Henry W. Grady High School

The system that the Hawks have is one that empowers everyone to play their role. #teamwork

CJ Stewart: What is your role as a L.E.A.D. Ambassador?

Cameron Tucker: My role as a L.E.A.D. Ambassador is to empower an at risk generation to lead and transform our city of Atlanta.

L.E.A.D. Ambassador Cameron Tucker will be attending Tuskegee University as a student-athlete fall 2015

L.E.A.D. Ambassador Jaquavious Gaither, New Schools at Carver

The reason why the Atlanta Hawks made it to the Eastern Conference Finals is because of the role of the players, staff and management. Mike Budenholzer (head coach of the Hawks) had his team inspired last night and told his team that “we would make history today. The next time we play will be at home in the Eastern Conference Finals against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.” That’s what got the Hawks fired up.

CJ Stewart: Who inspires L.E.A.D. to win on and off the field?

Jaquavious Gaither: Mizuno and Georgia’s Own Credit Union helps us win on and off the field because they believe that we will lead the way for the future of Atlanta and the world.

CJ Stewart: What happens if companies like those stop supporting L.E.A.D.?

Jaquavious Gaither: We would have to find other companies and organizations that believe in us.

L.E.A.D. Ambassador Sam Katz, Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School

The Hawks were successful in reaching the Eastern Conference Finals because of teamwork, humility, trust, faith, determination, patience and loyalty. The Hawks worked as a team and not as individuals. I didn’t like when Paul Pierce was show boating about his shot and how he called “game”.

CJ Stewart: How should coaches handle show boats?

Sam Katz: I think that the most effective way to correct a show boat is by taking away playing time from him. A player can’t show boat from the bench. In Paul Pierce’s case, there was still eight major seconds left in the game and he was distracted.

CJ Stewart: What are you suggesting distracted Paul Pierce with eight seconds remaining?

Sam Katz: His celebration took away from his focus.

CJ Stewart: Would the Hawks system allow its players to celebrate prematurely and lose focus?

Sam Katz: Absolutely not. They all treat each other as one and know their responsibilities before and after each play. They would celebrate after the game and as a team. Not one player wins it for the Hawks. It’s a team effort.