Giannis Antetokounmpo On Getting Benched

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Giannis Antetokounmpo was benched by Jason Kidd last night for not playing hard.  Every player should listen to his quote when he was asked about it after the game.  Fast forward to 2:36 on the video. “I love it.  You don’t do the right thing, sit your butt on the bench.  Coach did a great […]

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Tough

Tough is the ability to compete without fear.  Mentally tough, physically tough, it doesn’t really matter.  Tough kids compete without any fear.  And that ability isn’t as common as you might think. Ask any of your kids to raise their hand if they think their tough, and everyone is going to put their hand up. […]

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Freedom vs. Structure

I’ve always coached my teams to play with freedom and confidence.  As I got into coaching and came up as an assistant coach I saw too many teams that didn’t play with confidence.  They were paralyzed with the fear of making a mistake and getting yelled at.  I never wanted my players looking over their […]

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Get The Message

The first year I was a head coach was 2005 when I took over at Rhode Island College in September.  Obviously, there was no time to bring in any players as school had already started.  But I was lucky, because I took over a very talented team.  I didn’t know it at the time, but […]

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