Is Lebron The Greatest Ever?

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2778733-whos-the-nbas-goat-lebron-may-have-already-answered-the-question?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial

Physically, as far as production over a long period of time, and the amount of minutes he’s played, Lebron has no equal. This is amazing: James has sent home All-Stars Al Horford and Kyle Lowry—the most senior players on their respective rosters—for three straight postseasons. If you lay Horford’s career minutes (27,661) and Lowry’s (26,651) […]

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Matt Kuchar Misses The Cut

Matt Kuchar missed the cut this past weekend at a new course on the PGA Tour, Trinity Forest.  It was a links-style golf course quite different than most of the courses played on the Tour, and Kuchar didn’t hide the fact that he didn’t like the course.  He had a consecutive cuts-made streak of 30 […]

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When To Light Them Up

I love Steve Kerr and have a ton of respect for him as a coach.  He’s generally very level-headed and composed, talking to his players and teaching them a lot more than yelling and screaming at them.  He doesn’t take himself too seriously and doesn’t react to every missed lay-up or turnover.  He treats his […]

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There's a tendency in our business, as in all businesses, to value the idea as opposed to the person or a team of people, but that's not accurate. Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they'll find a way to screw it up. Give a mediocre idea to a good team, and they'll find a way to make it better.

Ed Catmutt, President, Disney Pixar, as told to Daniel Coyle in The Culture Code

C-USA Scheduling

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/sports/marshall_sports/chuck-landon-c-usa-making-big-moves-in-hoops/article_dad0483a-c987-5b60-9041-bfc87418accd.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share

Interesting approach to scheduling for Conference USA, leaving the last 4 games of the season so the best teams can all play each other and try and maintain a higher RPI.  Forward thinking approach to a system that is geared towards the high majors.

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On The Road

The NBA Eastern conference finals hasn’t been very compelling through six games.  It’s actually been hard to watch.  The games haven’t been close and they haven’t been very well played.  And what’s striking to me is that both the Cavs and the Celtics look like completely different teams on the road than they do at […]

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Steve Kerr and Draymond Green

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2777471

This is a terrific deep dive into the relationship between Steve Kerr and Draymond Green.  So much great stuff from Kerr on his approach as a coach. It highlights something I learned over time as a head coach and something that is very hard to get comfortable with. To get the most out of your […]

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Dave Matthews

http://www.vulture.com/2018/05/dave-matthews-in-conversation.html

Whether you are a music fan or not, this interview with Dave Matthews was really interesting.  Self-aware and introspective – 2 qualities that really help you as a coach.

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Mental Toughness: Unaffected By Everything Happening Around You

Jack Clark, the Rugby Coach at Cal, defines mental toughness as “the ability to focus on the next most important thing.”  I like the definition, but to get more specific I’d say mental toughness is the ability to remain unaffected by everything happening around you.  It might be two different ways to say something similar, […]

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Carla Overbeck, Unlikely Captain

https://www.garycurneen.com/single-post/2017/12/07/Behind-Every-Winning-Team-Theres-Carla

“The truth about team leaders is that they’re middle managers.”

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