Bailey Howell anecdote on Red Auerbach.
"One night, during a severe snow storm in Boston, (player-coach Bill) Russell was unable to make it to the stadium. Then, Red became the substitute coach for the night.
"A few minutes into the game, I failed a couple of consecutive shots that I would normally score. My head was playing games with me.
"Red asked for a timeout and said, 'Howell, forget those missed shots. I am the one who has to worry about your shots. You need to remember that if you have shots like those from here on and you don't take them, then you'll be sitting in the bench next to me.'
"I went out and started asking for the ball, I thought I was hot and that's how the ball started to go in. He was a true master in the art of driving people, a master of sports psychology."
--Ken Shouler, ESPN.com.