He went to the opposing team’s locker room and gave them words of encouragement.
“I know you’re mad and upset guys, and you should be mad because you’re a talented team,” Cuonzo told the Lumberjacks. “One thing I always tell our players, guys, is it doesn’t matter (what’s on) the front of the jersey. Y’all got just as much talent as we’ve got, man.”
Acknowledge and applaud good plays, even when it’s your opponent that makes them. Whether you win or lose, congratulate the other team on a game well played. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, “Therefore, encourage one another and build
each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
Whatever we do, work at it with all our heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since we know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ we are serving.
Cuonzo spoke his words with all his heart, helping even more young men grown beyond basketball.