James Kane finds his place on Murray State coaching staff
MURRAY, KY. -- James Kane is entering his third year as an assistant with the Murray State Racers, and his coaching style hasn't changed since his first day.
"I try to teach these guys everyday," Kane said. "When it's time to go to practice, I need to hold them accountable and maximize their talents."
Kane wears many hats throughout any given week. Some days are spent putting together game film for upcoming games, while others are spent trying to develop the teams chemistry on the court.
"Talking and communicating is new to them," he said. "We need to do that every time we step on the floor. Last years team knew how to do that, and this years team will eventually get it."
He doesn't consider himself a vocal coach, but knows when its his job to step in.
"Sometimes I like to sit back to watch, listen and observe," Kane said. "I let Prohm do most of the coaching and when I need to I will step up so these players understand what we are trying to do."
And his relationship with the Murray State players only helps his ability to coach them.
"We crackup, and have a good time on the court," he said. "But these guys know that when we step in between the lines, coach Prohm and the coaching staff demand that they do their job."
Kane is now entering his seventh season as a coach, learning from several coaches along the way. And in that time, there is one thing that he has learned from each of them.
"The best leaders are the ones who serve," he said. "The ones who maximize those who work and play for them. That is the most important thing I have learned in this business."