USA Basketball Staff Assistants

A look at the role of Mike Hopkins, Jeff Capel and Adrian Griffin as staff assistants for USA Basketball.   Coach K talks about how one of the biggest changes they made in 2008 was to add the support coaches. “Every trip I take a journal, and I write every day what is being said […]

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Radio With Rich Kimball

Our sports information staff put together a nice video of an appearance I made earlier in the summer on “Downtown with Rich Kimball” in Bangor. http://www.goblackbears.com/sports/m-baskbl/2013-14/videos/20140624-1nqsf9u9

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Hooplens.com

Hooplens.com is a basketball analytics website that makes it easy to get to analytical information about your team.  Pretty interesting approach here to compliment the film work coaches do. http://www.hooplens.com

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Coaching Without Ego

I’ve talked a lot about finding players who play without an ego.  I love the guys who play with a chip on their shoulder, who have something to prove, but it shows up in how they compete and never crosses the line to selfish play.  It’s a subtle difference, but playing without an ego is […]

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Chris Petersen

Chris Petersen was 92-12 as the head coach at Boise State.  Some really good stuff on culture in here. http://www.si.com/college-football/2014/08/11/inside-read-chris-petersen-washington-als-challenge

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Boss Vs. Leader

“Remember the difference between a boss and a leader… a boss says “Go.”  A leader says “Let’s Go.”

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“We Can Only Teach Them To Practice Things”

An interesting piece from the Op-Ed page of the New York Times on how you can coach kids in Math, not teach them. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/25/opinion/dont-teach-math-coach-it.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&_r=0

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Carl Parker

A great look at an AAU coach who goes about it the right way.  The quotes from his players really tell the story. “I’ve never wanted to work for a coach as much as I wanted to work for him.” “Coach Parker really gave me a certain confidence about the game.” “He’ll tell you exactly how […]

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Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

Emotional intelligence – the sum of self-awareness, self-management, empathy and social skills – as a key factor in leadership. http://www.success.com/article/the-leadership-secret-to-supercharging-your-team “Poor listening is the common cold of leadership today.”

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Best Practice

As I drove on to campus on Tuesday morning I watched the football team going through their morning practice before their afternoon scrimmage.  I realized I hadn’t been on a campus with a football team in over 15 years, and it was exciting.  The energy in the fall is a little different when their is […]

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