Coaching Feel

Sometimes you have to go against the grain a little bit as a coach, and maybe throw the book out the window. You have your core of what you believe in and you want to be consistent with those principles, but you also have to be flexible. A large part of coaching is the feel […]

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Mike Tomlin – Your Word Means Less

Interesting stuff from Mike Tomlin – how do you adapt to coaching in a world where your word means less?

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Belichick Mic’d Up

https://twitter.com/NFL/status/1060334467514957824

Great four minutes of Bill Belichick mic’d up on the sideline for a Patriots Monday night win over the Packers. The thing that strikes me the most is his composure. They show footage of him on the sidelines when he’s team is scoring touchdowns and when they are giving up touchdowns, and you would never […]

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The Timeout

Nick Nurse is getting a lot of criticism for the timeout he called late in the 4th quarter last night when his team was playing great, and, well, that’s life in the big leagues. He explained that NBA rule limiting the number of timeouts you can call in the final 3 minutes meant he would […]

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The Composure of the Raptors

To me, the toughest team to beat is the one that shows great composure. The loud, emotional, energetic team that was constantly talking never worries me as much, because I feel over 40 minutes that type of emotional investment is hard to maintain. With all of the ups and downs that happen in a game, […]

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Leadership – Make A Case

“You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.” – Ken Kesey

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Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.

Robert Jarvik

The Best Way To Miss A Free Throw On Purpose

I’ve made it clear on this blog and on twitter that I’m a big believer in fouling on purpose when you are up 3 late in the game. Statistically, it gives you the best chance to win the game in regulation. I’m also a believer in violating the lane (assuming you have the possession arrow) […]

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Adidas “Black Opps”

The Oregonian with a good look inside of Adidas’ “Black Opps.” https://www.oregonlive.com/business/2019/02/basketball-bribes-how-adidas-bankrolled-a-black-market-for-top-teenage-talent.html

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