Teammates

A great story from Sam Perkins of One Bid Wonders on two of our teammates who are best friends despite being from countries torn apart by war. http://www.onebidwonders.com/2015/01/14/zarko-valjarevic-marko-pirovic-brothers-enemies/

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Developing Trust While Making Things Uncomfortable

Change can be very uncomfortable.  In fact when you are trying to create change or establish something new with a team, you want things to be uncomfortable.  Phil O’Brien made a great point at our Dynamic Leadership Academy about “increasing the dissatisfaction level” when you are trying to introduce change, and it’s a real key.  To […]

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The 12 Toughest Challenges Of Leadership

“Confidence during setbacks” and “Encouraging constructive dissent” are really interesting and difficult challenges. https://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/the-12-toughest-challenges-of-leadership/

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Jim Boylen – Family Man

Came across this cool article on Jim Boylen, now a Spurs assistant and UMaine graduate class of 1987. http://www.nba.com/spurs/features/130828_boylen_rodriguez

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Urban Meyer and Motivation

Pete Thamel with a great look at Urban Meyer’s approach to motivating his team. http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/01/13/ohio-state-buckeyes-urban-meyer-national-championship

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Shoe Companies in the Recruiting Game

Rob Dauster has a take on high level recruiting and the influence of major shoe companies. http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/09/16/thoughts-on-antonio-blakeney-shoe-companies-and-a-decommitments/

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Winning DNA

Jack Andrade from a local Providence website wrote an article about our program at RIC after last season that referenced our “Winning DNA.” http://www.golocalprov.com/sports/rics-season-ends-after-8th-straight-ncaa-tournament-appearance

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Youth and Injuries

Two things I don’t ever want to talk about as a head coach are being young and having injuries.  The way I look at is this – every college basketball team has both.  It’s our job to be prepared for them and to deal with them.  They are both factors every season, just like so […]

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