Empowerment

Interesting, simple thoughts on empowerment. https://3x5leadership.com/2019/07/18/the-4-cs-of-empowerment/#more-2066

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2 Questions To Ask About Leadership

I watched a lot of really good basketball this weekend. I was in Atlanta, Augusta and Birmingham at different points watching Nike, Under Armour and Adidas tournaments with high level players and coaches. It was great competition and a great evaluation environment, with college coaches getting to see the best play against the best (why […]

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What Halftime Statistic Best Predicts The Outcome?

Ken Pomeroy with a really interesting look at data from tied games at half time, and which statistic is the most reliable one in the half time box score to predict the winner. Three-point percentage is the statistic that most reliably predicts the winner, but it is the team with the worse three-point percentage that […]

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Le Betard on “Send Her Back”

Everyone should spend a few minutes listening to this, especially if your not sure as to how or why the “send her back” statement and chants are so offensive.

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Family Or Team?

Very interesting thoughts here on the use of the term “family” as opposed to “team.” I’ve never been a big believer in the word “family” when it comes to a team you are coaching. I think being a part of a team is special, and being on team should be enough to keep you connected […]

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Continuity and Improvement

Some really good data here on teams that return most of their team from one year to the next, and the ability of those teams to take a “leap” to the next level. https://www.three-man-weave.com/3mw/continuity-vs-improvement

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Sometimes You Just Get Beat

Serena Williams had a chance to tie the all-time record for majors in women’s tennis on Saturday but she got beat in the finals. She didn’t just get beat, she got beaten pretty handily, losing in straight sets in less than an hour. In reading about the match online it was amazing to me to […]

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Managing Instead of Coaching

My last season at RIC we really struggled to play at a high level consistently. We had lost some talent from the year prior including an All-American point guard who led us to 26 wins. But we had a lot of important players coming back and brought in some good players as well. We were […]

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Taking A Job

Three questions come to mind when coaches ask me for advice on whether they should take another job. Will you make an impact? Will you get better as a coach? Will you be surrounded by good people? I know there are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to moving to a new […]

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