NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- When we sat down in the summer before he even coached in one practice, Stars coach Jim Montgomery laid out his philosophy, and it was indeed intriguing.
Montgomery said he wanted everyone to offer ideas -- from the assistant coaches to the players to the video staff -- but that the ultimate decision was his. He said he wanted to be surrounded by smart people, smarter than himself even, but that in the end one person had to have the final say.
"I know that if we're only relying on my ideas, we'll become predictable and we simply won't be the best team we can be," Montgomery said before the season. "I respect other people's ideas and I want to use the best ideas. I want to be the best team, and I think you need to look outside of yourself to do that."