Remember when Scott Brooks played basketball? I really don’t, seeing as I was like six at the time of this clip. I do vaguely remember him playing for Rockets during both of their title runs, but I more remember Sam Cassell’s alien skull over anything else off that team. And how Robert Horry looked just like the Fresh Prince. And oh yeah, Otis Thorpe. What an old-sounding name. But I’ve always heard about what a scrapper Brooks was and how he kind of was to basketball what David Eckstein is to baseball. And this clip really shows it. He looks like a little kid when he breaks away for a fast break layup. Legs churning, that blonde mop on fire and dang determined to put the ball in the basket. I like having a coach that played with such a hard-nosed style. Makes me confident that he can pass that sort of mentality on to other players.