Don’t Put Them In A Box

Confirmation bias is essentially interpreting something new as confirmation of what you already believe. And as a coach it comes into play a lot. If you like a kid you are recruiting, when you go see him play you are going to find things to like about him – even if he doesn’t play that […]

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Great Defense Travels

Virginia 48, Syracuse 34. On opening night, Tony Bennett, who lost 4 starters off of last year’s title team, went on the road to Syracuse and held the Orange to 34 points. That score makes me think two things – 1) Tony Bennett is playing chess and we are all playing checkers. 2) Great defense […]

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UVA Football – AND

UVA Football coach Bronco Mendenhall believes in the concept of “AND.” So many great quotes in here from Mendenhall. Definitely a guy I want to root for. “I think decisions are made based on principle, and I think principles are governed by beliefs. AND is one of our guiding principles, and that’s based on my […]

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“The NCAA Will Implode”

Strong, interesting and educated comments on where the NCAA is headed. http://www.oudaily.com/sports/the-ncaa-will-implode-ou-professor-expert-in-intercollegiate-athletics/article_1cbb81d8-fc36-11e9-8803-2f7072b8ff1e.html

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Longevity In The League

Some terrific stuff from longtime NBA vets about longevity and being a great teammate to survive. https://www.theringer.com/nba/2019/10/17/20917755/nba-kendrick-perkins-sticking-around

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AJ Hinch and Gerrit Cole

The Astros lost game 7 of the World Series in the late innings and they didn’t use their best pitcher. AJ Hinch said the plan was to use Gerrit Cole with a lead so he could help the Astros win the World Series. He also wanted to bring him in to start an inning because […]

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Scramble Drills

So much of teaching the game is teaching your kids how to react. We like to control every drill in practice – to set up scenarios that your team is going to see in a game and teach them how to handle them. The problem is so much of the game is out of your […]

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Historic Basketball League

A new league looking to pay college talent, guarantee them an education and challenge the NCAA. https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2019-10-26/historical-basketball-league-prep-athletes-pay-salary-hbcu-college-education-ncaa

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Pinch on Free Throws

Defensive rebounding on free throws is probably something we don’t practice enough. I know I was guilty of that as a head coach. And if we do practice it, I’m not sure we actually teach the right technique. You hear the word “pinch” a lot when it comes to the defensive team getting ready to […]

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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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