Without Needing The Ball

One of the more amazing box scores I’ve seen in a game I’ve been a part of came when I was an assistant at Providence and we were playing at Villanova. John Linehan was our point guard, and he completely dominated the game and lead us to the win. When I looked at the box […]

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“You Never Know What Makes A Difference”

Holding For 1 Shot In The First Half

Kentucky at Louisville, Kentucky is up 10 in the last minute of the first half. Louisville has the ball and there’s about a 6-second differential on the clocks, so Kentucky is going to get the ball back. Louisville misses, and Kentucky gets the rebound and a chance to run. They throw a great hit-ahead pass […]

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Dabo Sweeney

Cool, short video about when Dabo Sweeney was tabbed to take over Clemson Football. He had never even been a coordinator, but he had an athletic director who believed in him.

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Stan Van Gundy – Part II

Second set of notes from Stan Van Gundy’s visit with us at IMG. Motivation o There is no magic formula to motivation – no one has the secret o If you are constantly thinking about motivation you are going to have a bad team o If it’s our 5th game in 7 nights, on the […]

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Stan Van Gundy – Part I

We were fortunate to have Stan Van Gundy visit us at IMG in December to spend some time with our coaches. Below are some notes from the time he spent with us. If you ever get the chance to talk to Stan or see him speak, don’t miss it. He’s both interesting and interested in […]

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Providence vs. Texas

I was watching Providence at Texas on Friday night, a game PC would go on to win. They kept referring back to a game Texas played at PC in 2004, a game that ended in controversy and would change the way officials called buzzer beaters in college basketball. I was on the bench at PC […]

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Confidence Makes You Selfless

Ask any player if the believe in themselves and they are all going to give you the same answer. Of course the do. I’ve learned that the best way to know if a kid really believes in himself is by how selfless he is. How much he cares about his teammates. A player who truly […]

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Belmont “Panic” Back Door

Rick Byrd is as good as it gets in our business.

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Fran Dunphy’s Palestra Memory

Dana O’Neill wrote a cool article about the Palestra through the eyes of the coaches and the players who competed there. I loved Fran Dunphy’s most significant memory, one of the toughest losses of his career, and how the way they handled it shaped a championship team. Feb. 9, 1999, began as a celebration at […]

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