94 Feet In 6 Seconds

Really liked this quick set to get a good look at a 3 going full court that Providence ran against Marquette. Took less than 6 seconds to get a good look at a 3.

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The Tension Created By Winning

I love being around great teams, teams that perform at a high level and expect to perform at a high level. I’ve been lucky enough to coach teams like this, and for 9 years at Rhode Island College we had a team that was expected to win. Every night. I love that feeling. You know […]

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Bellarmine University

Good examination of Scott Davenport’s championship culture at Bellarmine University https://bit.ly/2FjVWad

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Fouls To Give

Coach K is the best ever. I’m not really sure there is much of an argument, but even if you hate him or Duke or whatever, he’s in the conversation. He’s won over 1,100 games (chalk me up as # 1,050 on his resume’) and been to 12 Final Fours. I’m not trying to be […]

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When To Foul

Providence took a punch to the gut twice yesterday in the 2 OT loss at Georgetown. They were up 3 in the final seconds twice, and they gave up a game-tying 3 both times. I am a firm believer in fouling up 3, as it gives my team the best chance to win. Most statistical […]

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UCLA at Oregon

Oregon fouled UCLA on purpose last night to avoid giving up a game tying 3. Then this happened: There is a lot going on here. The first thing to remember is that after you foul on purpose, and you expect your opponent to miss on purpose, you can violate the free throw lane on purpose. […]

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Kevin Eastman

Deal in Reality From Kevin Eastman, posted on Linkedin Published on January 7, 2019 Kevin Eastman I’m often asked what itʼs like to coach in the NBA, and one of the first things I talk about is that you must deal in reality at that level. There is no time and, quite frankly, no tolerance […]

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Giannis and the Bucks

Some really good nuggets in here about how Mike Budenholzer has approached building the Bucks into a championship contender with an unselfish offense, lockout days, vitamins, and telling his center he has to shoot. Great teams generally have a great player who wants to be coached. http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25571879/the-bucks-great-giannis-brooding

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Playing A Lot Of Guys

If you’ve read this blog you know I’ve always been a fan of playing a lot of guys. It probably started when I first became a head coach, because I had a lot of good players. There are a lot of benefits to playing a lot of guys, the biggest being how much it helps […]

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Division I Scheduling

A lot of fans aren’t sure why their teams schedule the way they do. This is a pretty good inside look. https://www.heraldonline.com/sports/college/big-south/winthrop-university/article222906070.html

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