The Winning Play: Character On and Off the Court

Bob McKillop talks character and leadership with ESPN basketball analyst Jay Bilas in this conversation leading up to Friday's ceremony in New York when McKillop receives the Lapchick Character Award. The honor, shared with two distinguished broadcasters, echoes the "Trust, Care, Commitment" ideals he ingrains in his players and emphasizes the kind of integrity that fans want instilled across the sports world.
McKillop was named a Lapchick recipient as he enters his 29th season as head coach of Davidson Men's Basketball. Here he talks about the lessons he learns each season, about players balancing confidence and humility, and how what happens on the court reflects life.


  • October 4, 2017