Kamehameha boys basketball coach Greg Tacon was kind enough to reflect and share his thoughts as the Warriors prepare for Friday’s ILH playoff final against Punahou. The winner secures a precious state-tournament berth, one of just two allotted to the ILH, and will meet ‘Iolani on Saturday for the league crown.
“When I look back at what happened this year, I can’t help but to be proud and honored to be a part of this incredibly competitive ILH season. I’m so proud of our league coaches and their staffs for preparing their teams and getting them to play at such a high level. You have to constantly evolve because of the adjustments you see from game to game. It forces you to be a better Coach that refuses to let his team go into a game unprepared.
“As for my team, I can’t express how honored I am to see how much they have grown and how great it’s been to see them mature into young men. They have constantly answered the bell after getting knocked down and have shown a incredible resolve to compete at their highest level every game. The intensity of an ILH game is like playing in state tournament game twice a week.”