1. In Chapter 1, did Coach Wooden made the right decision by pulling Fred Slaughter from the championship game?
Yes. Even though Fred Slaughter was a fantastic player during the season, he was not doing well in the championship game. Coach Wooden could not risk losing the championship just because Fred was not playing well. All the players deserved a chance to win the championship.
2. Did Fred Slaughter respect Coach Wooden?
Yes. When he was pulled from the championship game, he did not get angry. Fred found Coach after the game to tell him he made the right decision. Fred was very happy for the team and was not upset with Coach.
3. In Chapter 1, Coach Wooden removes Walt Hazzard from several games for showing off. Why is showing off a negative thing?
Even if you have skills and talent, showing off is not appropriate because it draws attention away from the team as a whole. Showing off points only to the individual player and jeopardizes the unity of the team.
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