As for Carey, when you ask him how he’s done it, he answers like he coaches … straight forward.
• “First, they like each other,” Carey said.
• “Second, they bought into defense,” he added.
• “Third, they bought into the style of coaching.”
That may be the most important part, for they accept Carey for what he is and believe in him as much as they believe in each other.
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