The Texas Game

It’s definitely the loudest I’ve ever heard the Dunk. January 5th, 2004. Texas. at Providence. It was one of those special nights in the old Providence Civic Center, where the energy in the building was something you could really feel. I remember the hazy in the building, coming from the restaurant up top, creating a […]

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Great Teams Check Each Other

The best teams check each other. On the court, in practice, every day. The players check one another. I mean they confront the bad behavior. Whether a teammate doesn’t run back or doesn’t sprint to help side, they are hearing it from someone else in a practice jersey. Not just the coaches. The best teams […]

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Settling In To Mediocrity

Over time it’s really easy to settle into mediocrity without even knowing it. You go about things the same way, and you’ve had some success, so you don’t see any reason to really change. You make some minor adjustments, but overall you keep your foot on the gas and continue doing what got you there […]

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Sacrifice And The Denver Nuggets

“You make it about the team and sometimes, being part of a team, you have to give up a part of yourself.”

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Does Switching Make You Lazy?

I feel like no one ever beats a screen anymore. It seems like every team switches most like screens, or switches everything 1-4, or even at all five spots. It doesn’t seem like you ever see anyone actually fight through a screen anymore. This is probably due to two factors with regards to the way […]

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What Great Listeners Actually Do

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Where Are You Weak?

As a leader you should constantly be looking in the mirror. The easiest thing you can do is project your shortcomings onto the people around you. Take the things you don’t like and find someone to blame for it. As a basketball coach this is an easy trap to fall into. The players are the […]

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The Last Lesson

Eleven years ago I was the head coach at Rhode Island College and the Providence Friars were in Anaheim playing in the Wooden Classic Tournament over Thanksgiving. My father used to watch all of our games when I was an assistant at Providence and still liked to follow the Friars. So on the Sunday after […]

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Malcolm Mitchell

Great stuff from Patriots Wide Receiver Malcolm Mitchell who played a big role in helping the Pats win Super Bowl LI as a rookie. 1. Mitchell’s advice for Harry: One of the hot-button questions as the Patriots return from the bye for the final seven games of the season is how much rookie receiver N’Keal Harry might contribute, […]

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Walter Bond – Shark Mindset