Giannis Antetokounmpo On Getting Benched

http://www.nba.com/bucks/video/teams/bucks/2017/12/29/1826987/1514521845926-giannis-postgame-171228-1826987

Giannis Antetokounmpo was benched by Jason Kidd last night for not playing hard.  Every player should listen to his quote when he was asked about it after the game.  Fast forward to 2:36 on the video. “I love it.  You don’t do the right thing, sit your butt on the bench.  Coach did a great […]

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Becky Bonner

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2751025-you-can-be-a-pioneer-meet-the-women-ready-to-revolutionize-the-nba

“I speak player.” A great article about Becky Bonner and women in the front offices of NBA franchises.

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Changing The Culture At Rutgers

http://www.app.com/story/sports/college/2017/11/09/rutgers-basketball-how-steve-pikiell-changed-culture-sweating-small-stuff/847876001/

Good stuff on Steve Pikiell turning things around at Rutgers.  Really like the idea of the three shelves.

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Tough

Tough is the ability to compete without fear.  Mentally tough, physically tough, it doesn’t really matter.  Tough kids compete without any fear.  And that ability isn’t as common as you might think. Ask any of your kids to raise their hand if they think their tough, and everyone is going to put their hand up. […]

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Dynamic Leadership Podcast – Chris Mooney

https://athleticdirectoru.com/audio/the-dynamic-leadership-podcast-richmonds-chris-mooney/

Some great stuff here on how we need to adjust the way we communicate with players with regards to social media, and how we have to adapt as coaches to the talents of our players.  Chris is one of the most intelligent coaches out there.

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St. Bonaventure Beats Vermont At The Buzzer

https://twitter.com/BonniesMBB/status/942175040723935233

In late-clock plays there is almost always someone else open.  The defense gets so fixed on the basketball.  Big-time shot from Matt Mobley but a great play to hit ahead by Jaylen Adams.

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Freedom vs. Structure

I’ve always coached my teams to play with freedom and confidence.  As I got into coaching and came up as an assistant coach I saw too many teams that didn’t play with confidence.  They were paralyzed with the fear of making a mistake and getting yelled at.  I never wanted my players looking over their […]

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Had St. Anthony’s stayed open, he might have surpassed Morgan Wooten for second on the all-time wins list. “But what’s that matter?” he says.

Get The Message

The first year I was a head coach was 2005 when I took over at Rhode Island College in September.  Obviously, there was no time to bring in any players as school had already started.  But I was lucky, because I took over a very talented team.  I didn’t know it at the time, but […]

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The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence – it is to act with yesterday’s logic.

Peter Drucker