G League

I recently attended a G League game between the Long Island Nets and the Lakeland Magic in Lakeland, Florida. Will Weaver, a friend who I used to work camps with coming up is the head coach of the Long Island Nets, and he invited me to spend some time with he and his staff. It […]

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Get Your Point Guard Downhill

I was talking with another coach recently about quick-hitters to get your point guard downhill. Here are 3 of my favorite ways to do it.

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The Last Play Of The Game

If you watched the Patriots-Dolphins game on Sunday you saw one of the most ridiculous endings in the history of the NFL. The Dolphins went hook-and-ladder on the last play and ripped the Patriots hearts out with a game winning touchdown. The last player with a chance to save the game for the Patriots was […]

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“I Hate Losing”

As a head coach trying to build championship teams, I learned that your relationship with losing is important. A huge part of competitive excellence is how you deal with negative results. You hear from a lot of athletes and coaches that they just “hate losing,” and often it’s in the context of explaining bad behavior. […]

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Elite athletes are willing to embrace the boredom of consistency

Justin Su'a - Mental Performance Coach, Tampa Bay Rays

Deandre Jordan’s Free Throws


A really interesting look at some of the things Deandre Jordan and the Mavericks have done to help him with his free throws.

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Understanding Your Boss

Truth to power is hard, and the head coach is the one with the power. As an assistant coach, much of your job will come down to navigating the delicate balance. Your job is to help, to make things easier on your boss and better for your players. But sometimes that is going to mean […]

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Zone Attack

Some basic notes we’ve prepared on how to attack a zone. Zone attack to me is so much more about how you play than what you run. It’s really about what you emphasize against a zone. When you teach zone attack, try either starting the offense in a stagnant 1-3-1 alignment with no movement, so […]

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The Last Lesson

Ten years ago today, on the Monday after Thanksgiving, I was getting ready to head down to practice at RIC when my cell phone rang. At RIC my office was in the Recreation Center, across campus from the Murray Center where we practiced and played, so we had to actually get into our cars and […]

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Danny Hurley Q&A


Transparent stuff from Danny Hurley.

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