NBA Timeout Usage

Interesting look at timeout usage in the NBA. https://www.si.com/nba/2019/05/02/steve-kerr-gregg-popovich-mike-dantoni-brad-stevens-brett-brown-nba-coaches-playoffs-timeouts

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Vulnerability

Pat Scanlon is the head coach at Manhattanville College and has a very interesting thought process when it comes to coaching. I really like this blog he posted on vulnerability, something that I think is essential to creating the safe environment you need to get your kids to lay it all on the line.

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Style of Play And Your Culture

When you first take over a program, you have a vision of how you want it to look and the way you want to play. You want to get there immediately, and patience is hard to come by. Often you take over a team that just isn’t very good, so they might not be fit […]

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What I Learned At Maine

Coaching at the Division I level isn’t different – it’s the attention that surrounds the program that is different. The biggest difference for me was I no longer had to referee intramural football on Tuesdays. When the whistle blows and your team surrounds you at practice, it’s the same – they want to know if […]

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Mike Brey

“My goal is to always have them play with a free mind.”

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The Unemotional Warrior

“It is the unemotional, reserved, calm, detached warrior who wins, not the hothead seeking vengeance and not the ambitious seeker of fortune.” Sun Tzu, “The Art of War”

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Playing Slow

The idea that you can’t win big playing a certain style has always been absurd to me. Teams that run can win. Teams that press can win. Teams that play slow can win. Teams that play the best style that fits their personnel all have a chance to win. There was some talk about Virginia […]

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Preparing To Be A Head Coach

As an assistant coach you should have a game plan to prepare yourself to be a head coach. Think intentionally about what you need to do to be ready when you get your shot. Before I became a head coach, as I look back now, these are some of the things that I did that […]

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Kyle Smith – Nerdball

Kyle Smith and I went to college together at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. My first on-the-floor assistant coaching job at the D1 level was at San Diego, where I was an assistant with Kyle for one year under Brad Holland. That year in San Diego Kyle and I used to order pizza after practice […]

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Enjoy Every Swing

Jay Busbee is a golf writer for Yahoo.Com who won the media lottery this year and got a chance to play Augusta on Monday. You can read the entire column here. I loved the last 3 paragraphs. Places like Augusta will be around for a long, long time. But we might not be. We’ve all […]

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