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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How Much Does Chemistry Matter?

Brad Stevens was pretty much considered the best young basketball coach in the world, and the Celtics were stocked with both young and proven talent. They were set to become a powerhouse in the East and compete with the Warriors for the NBA title. But then they didn’t. After underachieving a lot of the blame […]

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Mike Brey on Parents

Many coaches, like Brey, are setting clear boundaries with parents in order to preserve their sanity. They will not discuss playing time during the season, but they keep the lines of communication open through other coaches on staff. “Instead of complaining about it, I told our staff, We need to manage it,” Brey says. “It […]

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Identifying Competitors

When a kid walks into a gym he doesn’t know well and plays with guys he just met, and he doesn’t take any time to get comfortable on the court, it’s a good sign he’s a great competitor. So many players feel the game out especially in a new situation or when there are people […]

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