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Bill Belichick reminds Suffield Academy grads that there’s ‘no I in team’

05.28.11 at 9:59 am ET

Patriots coach Bill Belichick delivered the commencement address for 127 graduating students and their friends and family Friday morning at Suffield Academy in Connecticut.

Belichick, a parent of graduating senior Brian Belichick, stressed the importance of working hard and being a team player in his address, reminding students that over the past 10 years, no team in any one of the four major sports could boast an MVP on their roster.

‘€œThere’€™s no ‘€˜I’€™ in team, but there is an ‘€˜I’€™ in win,’€ he said, according to this Masslive,com story. ‘€œThat stands for individual achievement. You need to do your job, because without it, there’€™s no leadership.’€

Belichick told students that they should always do what’€™s right for the team, whether or not they want to do it.

‘€œThe greatest leaders I’€™ve coached just go out there and do their job with a good attitude,’€ he said.

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