Simplicity

Something I learned early as a head coach is the value of keeping things simple.  Keeping things simple allows my players to be themselves, and get the most out of their ability.  Coaching is such a high pressure environment that the tendency is to always try and do more to help your team.  You want […]

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Donovan Mitchell on Listening

What Allowed Utah Jazz’s Best Player To Excel As A Rookie: I saw a lot of guys who I thought should have been stars but they don’t listen… there were guys in AAU system who I grew up playing with who were 10x better than me; but they didn’t listen. Many all star games that […]

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Perspective

Perspective is a particular attitude that you have towards something, a particular point of view.  It’s not just your attitude in general, the way you approach things in a big picture sense.  It’s intentional, the way you choose to look at something after reflection. The best players, the best coaches, the most successful people that […]

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Compete and Produce

To earn playing time in our program, you had to do two things: Compete and produce.  I learned to simplify things as much as possible for our players when it came to playing time.  I think a mistake I made early in my head coaching career was not defining exactly what the players had to […]

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