Keith Mumphery Sexual Assault

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/30/sports/keith-mumphery-michigan-state.html

I’ve never understood why Universities conduct their own investigations in cases of alleged sexual assault and rape.  We have to get away from this model.  It is unfair to people on both sides. “His mother lives in a trailer. He amassed excellent grades and excelled in sports. None of this inoculates him against the terrible […]

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Feedback

Loved this from Daniel Coyle’s “The Culture Code” on feedback and creating a safe place to give effort. One misconception about highly successful cultures is that they are happy, lighthearted places.  This is mostly not the case.  They are energized and engaged, but at their core their members are oriented less around achieving happiness than […]

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Youth Coaches

I was recently at a CYO basketball game for 11-year old girls.  It’s not that often I get to youth basketball games for kids that are below the high school level. The coaching on one side was appalling.  The coach was angry with his players from just about the opening tip.  He was visibly frustrated […]

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Is Lebron The Greatest Ever?

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2778733-whos-the-nbas-goat-lebron-may-have-already-answered-the-question?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial

Physically, as far as production over a long period of time, and the amount of minutes he’s played, Lebron has no equal. This is amazing: James has sent home All-Stars Al Horford and Kyle Lowry—the most senior players on their respective rosters—for three straight postseasons. If you lay Horford’s career minutes (27,661) and Lowry’s (26,651) […]

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Matt Kuchar Misses The Cut

Matt Kuchar missed the cut this past weekend at a new course on the PGA Tour, Trinity Forest.  It was a links-style golf course quite different than most of the courses played on the Tour, and Kuchar didn’t hide the fact that he didn’t like the course.  He had a consecutive cuts-made streak of 30 […]

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When To Light Them Up

I love Steve Kerr and have a ton of respect for him as a coach.  He’s generally very level-headed and composed, talking to his players and teaching them a lot more than yelling and screaming at them.  He doesn’t take himself too seriously and doesn’t react to every missed lay-up or turnover.  He treats his […]

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C-USA Scheduling

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/sports/marshall_sports/chuck-landon-c-usa-making-big-moves-in-hoops/article_dad0483a-c987-5b60-9041-bfc87418accd.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share

Interesting approach to scheduling for Conference USA, leaving the last 4 games of the season so the best teams can all play each other and try and maintain a higher RPI.  Forward thinking approach to a system that is geared towards the high majors.

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On The Road

The NBA Eastern conference finals hasn’t been very compelling through six games.  It’s actually been hard to watch.  The games haven’t been close and they haven’t been very well played.  And what’s striking to me is that both the Cavs and the Celtics look like completely different teams on the road than they do at […]

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