Wasted Recruiting Trip

My first year at Rhode Island College my assistant Matt O’Brien gave me a list of kids he saw that he wanted me to call on.  The first call I made was a kid from New Jersey, and I spoke to his coach.  He told me the kid just committed to George Washington.  Matt and […]

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9/11 Heroes Run

Our basketball team participated in a 9/11 Heroes Run in downtown Bangor on Sunday, a 5K race organized to benefit victims of 9/11 and wounded veterans and heroes who are first responders in this country.  The proceeds helped benefit the Travis Manion Foundation.  You can read more about Travis below and visit the website: http://www.travismanion.org “1st Lt. […]

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Chinese Divers

If you’ve never read Daniel Coyle’s “The Talent Code” or his follow-up “The Little Book of Talent” you are missing out on an inside look at some of the best talent hotbeds in the world and how they operate.  This is from Coyle’s blog on the culture of Chinese Divers and how they develop their […]

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The Schedule

Our 2014-15 Black Bears basketball schedule was released, and can be found at this link: http://www.goblackbears.com/sports/m-baskbl/2014-15/schedule Scheduling is one of the more important and misunderstood parts of running a college program.  There are so many factors that go into scheduling that make it difficult.  You want to set up your schedule to look a certain […]

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Opportunity

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

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Develop Trust by Listening

Trust is earned.  It’s earned over time.  It needs to be cultivated and developed every day.  When you develop it within your program, it’s really powerful.  I still remember clearly in February and March when I was coaching at Rhode Island College when you could see the trust on the court.  I know that sounds funny, […]

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Chip Kelly and LeSean McCoy

Some great stuff on Chip Kelly and LeSean McCoy and getting talent to buy-in. http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/11348255/how-philadelphia-eagles-coach-chip-kelly-converted-lesean-mccoy-believer-espn-magazine

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Fit In Where You Produce

One question you hear a lot from recruits and their families is “How will I fit in with the offense you guys play?”  It seems to be an area of interest amongst recruits and their families to make sure they will fit in with your style of play. For us it’s a tough question to […]

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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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