This Is John Beilein

Brendan F. Quinn with a great look at how John Beilein got to where he is today. http://www.mlive.com/john-beilein/

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New Culture

Things to think about daily when trying to build a new culture: Focus on the process Make sure the message is clear and consistent Think long-term Listen Communicate relentlessly Set a high standard Be positive and demanding Earn respect and trust Explain why Expect pushback Understand it’s not for everyone

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Dave Hixon – What Has Sustained Your Interest in Coaching?

I loved competing against Dave Hixon’s Amherst teams when I was at RIC.  Unfortunately we didn’t have great success, but preparing to beat his teams made me a lot better as a coach. I loved his answer to this question from D3hoops.com about what has sustained his interest in coaching. D3: After nearly 38 years, […]

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Never Accept Average

“I don’t want anyone associated with our program to be comfortable or accepting of average, mediocre, or sub-par.” http://www.onebidwonders.com/2014/12/24/maine-coach-bob-walsh-getting-better-isnt-good-enough/

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“I Said Get The Kid His Peaches”

One of my favorite Christmas Day stories and lessons from the LA Times.  Merry Christmas. http://articles.latimes.com/print/1986-12-25/local/me-537_1_peaches

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Bret Bielema – Baby Steps

Some interesting stuff on the culture change with Arkansas football. From Inside Read on SI… • Second-year Arkansas coach Bret Bielema likes to joke that his team is like Bill Murray’s character in the comedy What About Bob? In the flick, Richard Dreyfuss plays a psychotherapist who counsels Murray, his troubled patient, to try taking […]

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Belief

On November 3rd, 2006 we took our Rhode Island College team down to New York to take on Iona College in an exhibition game.  It was my second year at RIC, and we had most of our team back from a team that went 19-10 in my first year – a year that was inconsistent […]

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Maine Staff – Zak Boisvert

Very lucky to have an elite staff of young coaches who love being in the gym making our players better.  Our Courtside Pass takes a look at Zak Boisvert. http://www.goblackbears.com/sports/m-baskbl/2014-15/videos/20141219-uwpn5rdm

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Mark Helfrich

Good look at Oregon football coach Mark Helfrich, and what it’s like to take over for Chip Kelly. http://grantland.com/features/mark-helfrich-oregon-ducks-chip-kelly/

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The Warriors

Great look at the Golden State Warriors – how they got to 21-3 and what they can do next – by Zach Lowe of Grantland. How great is this paragraph about Draymond Green making the extra pass?  A great description of what team basketball and trust can do: It’s such a selfless play. It is […]

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