The coach is responsible for his/her athletes' safety and well-being while they are in the coach's care in practice or in a game. As coaches, all athletes in your care must be treated with utmost respect and care. It is also important to remember that the coach has moral and legal responsibilities. There are many legal and ethical roles which a basketball coach will find are within the realm of their responsibility regarding their athletes' safety and care. The coach has a duty to the team and staff to assist them with their physical and mental preparedness. They have moral and legal obligations to their team.