Recruiting at UMaine

The latest look inside our program from Courtside Pass gets into our recruiting approach and philosophy. http://www.goblackbears.com/sports/m-baskbl/2014-15/videos/20150206-ks0hzcvy

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The Middle of the Zone

The best way to attack a zone defense is to get the ball inside the zone, into the middle.  But the real key is who you get the ball to in the middle of the zone.  Many teams run zone offenses where their two big guys cut and dive through the middle of the zone. […]

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Rick Carlisle

“Rick Carlisle doesn’t worry about being friends with the players.  If they don’t do what he wants them to do, they don’t play.” – Rival scout

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Lao Tzu

“I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a […]

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Staying Put

Pretty compelling argument from Troy Record columnist Steve Amedio on why a school like Siena should not make the jump to a higher level. http://www.troyrecord.com/sports/20150117/steve-amedios-on-the-record-siena-should-just-stay-put

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The Miracle at the Meadowlands

Did you know that the offensive coordinator of the New York Giants who had Joe Pisarcik hand the ball off – which led to a fumble and the Miracle at the Meadowlands – got fired the next day and never coached again? Sometimes you have to remind yourself these are real people making these decisions. […]

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J.J. Watt

“When it comes down to that moment,” Watt says, “when it’s me against you, you know in your head whether you worked hard enough. You can try to lie to yourself. You can try to tell yourself that you put in the time. But you know — and so do I.” http://grantland.com/features/j-j-watt-houston-texans-2014-nfl-preview/

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Post Defense

How much time do you spend teaching post defense?  Do you have a specific way you teach defending in the post, or do you just base it on the player who you are guarding?  I’m a big believer in fronting the post.  I’ve always felt like offenses who get the ball in good position in […]

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Pride of UMaine Alumni

A nice article from One Bid Wonders about a couple of UMaine alums who have nice things to say about the foundation we are setting.  I’m constantly blown away by the passion our alumni have for the University of Maine. http://www.onebidwonders.com/2014/12/06/bob-walshs-black-bears-inspire-maine-basketball-alums/

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Albany Post-Game Press Conference

http://www.goblackbears.com/sports/m-baskbl/index

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