Safe And Brave

I have a t-shirt with the names Yusef, Kevin, Antron, Korey and Raymond on it. Those are the names of the Central Park Five, five young black men who were falsely accused of rape in New York City in the late 80s. I bought it after I watched “When They See Us,” a great film […]

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Tulsa Race Riots

How is it possible that I have never heard of one of the deadliest acts of racial violence in the history of our country? On what was known as “Black Wall Street” in Tulsa, 36 blocks were burned, 1,200 houses destroyed, and over 300 people were killed. It happened 99 years ago and this is […]

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Who Cleans Your Office?

Who cleans your office? It always struck me as a little odd. Every morning I try and get a workout in and then sit down at my desk to get the day started. I usually have a banana and some yogurt for breakfast. And usually at some point between 10-11 AM, someone comes into my […]

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What Can I Do?

When I was in high school I was walking through my hometown of Larchmont, NY on a Friday night with a couple of my teammates, heading towards a friends house. We were pretty bored and obviously stupid walking down a dark street that didn’t have street lights. We walked past a few houses that had […]

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John Stockton

If you ever needed a reason to like John Stockton even more… he throws teams out of his gym if they aren’t playing hard enough in Sunday pick-up. From Seth Davis’ article in The Athletic about the culture Gonzaga has built. The most exclusive game in town is the weekly Sunday morning run overseen by […]

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The Worm

It’s interesting to see how much analysis there is of a 10-part series that involves an inside look of one of the greatest basketball dynasties, when that series is shown during a global pandemic and there are no live sports. I found “The Last Dance” to be an interesting watch, although I was disappointed that […]

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Jeff Duncan-Andrade

I was recently able to participate on a Zoom call with Jeff Duncan-Andrade, a former basketball coach and now professor at San Francisco State University. Jeff has written multiple books and has a unique approach education. Below are my notes from his Zoom discussion. https://www.educationdive.com/news/5-practices-of-highly-effective-urban-educators/264628/ Biggest mistake coaches and teachers make – “they don’t clearly […]

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