The Van Gundy’s

Two of the great ones.  Tremendous coaches, better people.  A good look at their relationship.

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Fran Dunphy – Dynamic Leadership Podcast

One of only 8 coaches who has 200 wins and 6 NCAA Tournament appearances with 2 different programs, and the only one who never coached at the high major level.  Also one of the best people you’ll ever meet.

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A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities

Charles de Gaulle

Television Rights Bubble

Interesting article on TV money and what it is doing to salaries in the NBA.  When the bubble bursts, those salaries are going to go away.

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Charlie Strong

Pete Thamel is always terrific, and this is a great look at former Texas football coach Charlie Strong when he first took over.  Glad he’s having success so far at South Florida. “Every time I put on my pads I thought about not letting that man down.”

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When You Are Used To Winning

I spoke with Frank Martin from South Carolina a few weeks ago for a Dynamic Leadership Podcast (If you are interested, you can subscribe on iTunes here).  He told a great story about a timeout in the 2nd half of his teams opening round NCAA Tournament win over Marquette this year.  They won the game […]

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Are Women Held To A Different Standard?

Is it harder for a female coach in college athletics to be demanding and hold her players accountable than a man?  It’s an interesting question raised in this settlement between the University of Iowa and their former field hockey coach. “Everyone deserves to be coached to their full potential,” Griesbaum said Monday. “I’ve never felt […]

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The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance. It is the illusion of knowledge.

Stephen Hawking

5 Traits of the Most Successful Teams

Google spent two years studying the most successful teams. The idea of psychological safety probably translates well to our teams.  Do your players fell comfortable taking risks?  Are they free to voice their opinion and be themselves?  Creating that atmosphere in the gym allows you to get the most out of your guys.

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Buy In

In Patrick Lencioni’s great book “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” he states some specific behaviors of highly functional and dysfunctional teams.  There is some great stuff in there on what happens on high functioning teams that really translates to coaching. Five things happen on high functioning teams in this order – They learn to […]

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