Wisconsin in Clutch Time

I found this to be amazing – Eamon Brennan on how good Wisconsin (and Kentucky) have been this year in the last 5 minutes of close games. Kentucky was devastating in the closing minutes of games. Well, so was Wisconsin. In the 42 minutes of its season in which the score was within five points […]

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Individual Development

Our guards doing fundamental/station work with our staff.  I love the individual development program our assistants have set up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t75-m7_WtyI

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Your Next Move

I get to have a good number of conversations with assistant coaches looking to make a move. Some important things I’ve learned and seen, for coaches trying to make a move: Put together a plan – Think long-term about where you want to end up as a coach. What is the best way to get […]

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Courageous Acts of Leadership

12 Courageous Acts of Leadership: – Doubt first thoughts and question intuitions. – Extend trust. – Stop talking and listen. – Let others be right. – Ask awkward questions. – Confront issues that hurt others. – Challenge average in order to pursue exceptional. – Comfort. – Connect. – Say, “I was wrong. Please forgive me.” […]

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Rick Barnes

Hard not to have a ton of respect for Rick Barnes.  When told by his AD he needed to fire his staff or he would be fired, Barnes refused to get rid of his guys. “I couldn’t do that. That would be me saying this is about me. I’ve been carried by a lot of […]

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Late Clock – Find an Open Teammate

http://www.cbssports.com/video/player/collegebasketball/419657283939/0/3-notre-dame-vs-1-kentucky-highlights The last play of the Notre Dame-Kentucky game illustrates a really important teaching point you can use in time and score. Check the video again (forward to the 2:30 mark to see the final play) and watch what the Kentucky defense does as Jerian Grant starts racing the ball up the court. 3 Kentucky […]

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Notre Dame Culture

Really good stuff in here about how Notre Dame basketball bounced back from a bad year last year. http://www.forbes.com/sites/jerrybarca/2015/03/18/pat-connaughton-and-the-cultural-transformation-of-notre-dame-basketball/ Are you able to call out your teammates for bad behavior?  Are you willing to listen and accept it when one of your teammates calls you out?  Essential characteristics of great teams.

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The Intentional Violation

As an assistant coach at Providence I was often the guy who had to shoot during rebounding drills.  Whatever drill we were doing I was usually the “shoot-to-miss” guy – trying to miss every shot, but miss them close enough so that they came off the rim as a game-like miss. Making a couple of […]

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Ilija Stojilijkovic – Highlights

Some highlights of one of our incoming freshmen for next year at the University of Maine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Jj4O5hc1Yg

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Justin Verlander: I Don’t Deserve It

Love seeing a superstar athlete take ownership of his poor performance. http://www.freep.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2015/03/20/detroit-tigers-justin-verlander-opening-day/25107643/

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