Simplicity

Something I learned early as a head coach is the value of keeping things simple.  Keeping things simple allows my players to be themselves, and get the most out of their ability.  Coaching is such a high pressure environment that the tendency is to always try and do more to help your team.  You want […]

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Teaching Accountability By Telling The Truth

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/15/sports/aaron-boone-yankees-indians.html

Aaron Boone teaches his team accountability by saying he’s sorry and telling the truth. So effective, seems so simple, yet so many of us avoid it.

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The Psyche of a Professional Golfer

http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/complicated-kevin-na-case-study-frailty-golfers-psyche

Kevin Na won his second PGA Tour event last Sunday in West Virginia.  This is a great insight from two years ago by Alan Shipnuck on the frailty of his psyche.  It really highlights the importance of the mental side of any sport.

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Donovan Mitchell on Listening

What Allowed Utah Jazz’s Best Player To Excel As A Rookie: I saw a lot of guys who I thought should have been stars but they don’t listen… there were guys in AAU system who I grew up playing with who were 10x better than me; but they didn’t listen. Many all star games that […]

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Perspective

Perspective is a particular attitude that you have towards something, a particular point of view.  It’s not just your attitude in general, the way you approach things in a big picture sense.  It’s intentional, the way you choose to look at something after reflection. The best players, the best coaches, the most successful people that […]

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“Culture Is Earned”

https://sports.yahoo.com/news/clean-office-clean-slate-archie-millers-reboot-indiana-starting-scratch-220143659.html

Archie Miller talks about the difference between identity and culture when he first took over at Indiana.

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We Are All Public Figures

https://elladawson.com/2018/07/08/we-are-all-public-figures-now/

Really thoughtful piece that is right on point.  Some good information to make the point to everyone in your organization.  In this day and age, we are all public figures.

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Ronnie Valentine

https://pilotonline.com/sports/columnist/harry-minium/article_5aee214c-7c5b-11e8-b344-8b846b3f63cb.html

Former ODU legend and NBA player Ronnie Valentine ended up on the streets in Miami.  A heart-wrenching story that magnifies the power of teammates.

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Compete and Produce

To earn playing time in our program, you had to do two things: Compete and produce.  I learned to simplify things as much as possible for our players when it came to playing time.  I think a mistake I made early in my head coaching career was not defining exactly what the players had to […]

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James Borrego on Player Development

https://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article210989524.html

A good look at how the new Charlotte Hornets coach defines and executes player development. “My philosophy is you maximize what they do well first.”

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