Seat of Humility

Mike Brown, left; Steve Kerr, right

Mike Brown was hired as an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors after last season’s NBA playoffs. When head coach Steve Kerr became unable to perform his duties as he battled extreme back pain, Brown took over the head coaching responsibilities. Brown did quite well, guiding the Warriors to a perfect record in the playoffs until Kerr was able to resume his position on the bench.

Brown has shown a remarkable amount of humility through all this. He was willing to accept an assistant coach’s job even though he had 563 career regular season wins and 47 playoff victories as a head coach. Then, when Kerr was able to come back and coach again, Brown humbly returned to his seat as Kerr’s assistant.

There is a lot to be said for this kind of humility. In a sport where egos are typically inflated to the point of being ridiculous, Brown’s unassuming manner of putting the team first is quite refreshing indeed.

Every church could benefit from this kind of humility.

What kind of a team player are you?

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.”—1 Peter 5:6.


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2 Responses to Seat of Humility

  1. Tom, I think you meant 1 Peter 5:6. “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”, is what 1 Peter 5:7 says. I like the whole chapter. Nice read by the way.

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