Shaun Lawton

Mark Emmert from the Portland Press Herald with a look at Shaun Lawton, one of our returning players at UMaine. http://www.pressherald.com/2014/10/31/umaine-mens-basketball-has-an-old-face-as-part-of-a-new-look/

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Exhibition Games

I’m excited to be preparing for our first exhibition game at the University of Maine.  We are heading down to play Southern Maine this weekend, the first time we’ll put on the Black Bear uniforms as a group.  Playing the game at their place will give us an opportunity to play in front of some […]

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“Division 3 Coach”

Ryan Restivo does a great job covering college basketball and some smaller conferences at NYCBuckets.com.  He had some kind words in this article about myself and Mike Maker. http://www.nycbuckets.com/2014/10/dont-call-mike-maker-bob-walsh-division-iii-coaches/ The question seems to be the first one on everyone’s mind – How are you going to handle the differences between Division 3 and Division 1? […]

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Bill Snyder

“The thing Bill Snyder does better than anything else is he never puts limitations on anybody’s capabilities.” Some really great stuff from people around Kansas State and former players on what makes Bill Snyder a great coach. I saw this stat recently after Kansas State beat Texas 23-0.  Since 2011 the average ranking of the […]

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March Against Domestic Violence

Every 9 seconds in the U.S. a woman is assaulted or beaten.  Glad that our athletic department and basketball program were able to be a part of this. http://www.goblackbears.com/sports/w-baskbl/2014-15/videos/20141027-8f64fgeh

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Finish With Hustle

We talk a lot as coaches about finishing plays, but you can also tell your guys how you wan them to finish plays.  You can’t count on everything happening exactly how you expect it to in a game, and you have to be able to react instinctively.  We talk to our players about “finishing with hustle.” […]

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Bruce Arians

So much great stuff in here about Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians.  Easy guy to root for. “Everybody needs a guy that believes in him, and Bruce was that guy for me. He made me believe I could do anything.” “If you’re being asked to do a drill and your coach can’t tell you why […]

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2 on 2 Rebounding

The best toughness drill we do.  You have to be willing to let your guys get after it a bit.  A huge part of the toughness we are trying to develop. I got this drill from Jeff Van Gundy.  He said it was the only rebounding drill he did when he was with the Knicks. […]

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Skip Chappelle Scrimmage

Pete Warner from the Bangor Daily News on our Skip Chappelle Scrimmage.  If the word “intense” is in the headline then we are off to a decent start. http://bangordailynews.com/2014/10/25/sports/umaine-mens-basketball-team-intense-during-chappelle-scrimmage/

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Derek Fisher

So much great stuff in this Derek Fisher interview.  Take the 15 minutes to read it when you have the chance. Q: What would you tell your team about what it was like winning a championship for the first time? A: That none of what we ask them to do, and none of what they’re […]

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