What can basketball tell us about economic development?

Not much but as I watched my daughter’s team crush their opponents today I was having some fun watching the opposing coach. He was frustrated, angry, hysterical, etc.

But as I watched his little hissy fit, I had a thought.

It’s relatively easy to coach a team of stars.

It’s hard to coach a team of under achievers.

New Brunswick, in terms of economic development, is like that team that got creamed today in basketball.

But a good coach, a few maturing players and a little luck and that basketball team will be back next year to kick a little arse.