Mentally Ready For Practice

I think the biggest challenge a high school player faces when moving on to the college level is practice.  It’s a huge adjustment to the level of intensity and competitiveness at the college level.  That’s not an indictment of high school basketball or high school coaches, it’s more a statement about overall level of talent. […]

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The 76ers Culture

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23216496/nba-how-philadelphia-76ers-formed-culture-built-win

A look at how the 76ers built, and continue to build, their culture through team meals that include individual presentations.  Interesting how Brett Brown started this to build the culture off the court when the team was suffering through brutal losing seasons.

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The above video is a mock interview I did last year with Daniel Parker for AthleticDirectorU.com. I also did one this year at the Final Four in San Antonio for the NABC’s Professional Development Series, and I got a lot of questions from different people about the best approach to a job interview.  I’ve had […]

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After 10 years playing in the G League, Andre Ingram finds out he’s getting called up to the Lakers.

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Slate on Dan Le Betard

https://slate.com/culture/2018/04/espns-dan-le-batard-built-a-sports-talk-empire-by-talking-about-sports-as-little-as-possible.html

Whether you are a fan of Dan Le Betard or not, this article is so well done.

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The Personality of Your Team

In many cases a basketball team will take on the personality of their head coach.  Over time your players will start to exhibit the characteristics that you define as important and continually emphasize.  You’ll also recruit and attract those kinds of players as well.  If your team is tough, it’s probably because you are tough. […]

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Billy Beane and Torey Lovullo

https://www.mlb.com/news/billy-bean-torey-lovullo-friendship-strong/c-270651504

Tremendous story of a 30 year friendship.

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Becoming a Head Coach

I’ve always felt like our business doesn’t do a good job of training young assistants to be head coaches.  It’s such a competitive business, you do whatever you can to get on staff as an assistant wherever you can.  Then you put your head down and work your ass off for your boss, trying to […]

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John Beilein’s Family

http://buffalonews.com/2018/04/01/sean-kirst-at-ncaa-title-game-john-beilein-and-hate-to-lose-gene-of-the-nilands/

Terrific look at the family that helped make John Beilein who he is.

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Jim McElwain

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/florida-gators/2018/04/06/the-real-reason-ex-gators-coach-jim-mcelwain-took-a-loss-on-his-florida-home-isnt-so-funny/

Former Florida football coach Jim McElwain sold his house for a $400,000 loss and took a lot of heat after not winning enough games at Florida.  The reason he did it is awesome.

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