The Composure of the Raptors

To me, the toughest team to beat is the one that shows great composure. The loud, emotional, energetic team that was constantly talking never worries me as much, because I feel over 40 minutes that type of emotional investment is hard to maintain. With all of the ups and downs that happen in a game, […]

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The Best Way To Miss A Free Throw On Purpose

I’ve made it clear on this blog and on twitter that I’m a big believer in fouling on purpose when you are up 3 late in the game. Statistically, it gives you the best chance to win the game in regulation. I’m also a believer in violating the lane (assuming you have the possession arrow) […]

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Adidas “Black Opps”

The Oregonian with a good look inside of Adidas’ “Black Opps.” https://www.oregonlive.com/business/2019/02/basketball-bribes-how-adidas-bankrolled-a-black-market-for-top-teenage-talent.html

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Good Player, Not A Leader

How do you coach the kid on your team who is an important player but doesn’t always do the right thing? We’ve all had them. I’d say most of the teams I’ve coached have one or two guys like that. Good players, important pieces to your success. But not entirely bought in, or maybe just […]

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Kawhi Leonard’s Recruiting

Really good in-depth piece about the recruitment of Kawhi Leonard and how he ended up at San Diego State. “Who ever knows someone is going to be one of the five best players in the world? You don’t.” Recruiting is an art, not a science. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/aztecs/story/2019-05-31/sdsu-aztecs-basketball-kawhi-leonard-recruitment-nba-finals-toronto

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Strong Where You Are Weak

“Asking others who are strong in areas where you are weak to help you is a great skill that you should develop no mater what, as it will help you develop guardrails that will prevent you from doing what you shouldn’t be doing. All successful people are good at this.” Ray Dalio, Principles When you […]

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