What he said to his team the night before they won the national title: “Early for curfews. Early for meetings. Relentless work ethic. You’ve kept this hotel clean. I’ve asked you to do it, and you did. No bullshit. Character. Character wins,” he says, his deep, unmistakeably halting voice booming throughout the room. “Poise. No […]
Recruiting is an art, not a science. There’s no right way to do it, no formula to make sure you are evaluating correctly. Even with the advent of analytics, and some schools using statistical data to evaluate recruits, there are still plenty of misses. As college coaches we spend an incredible amount of time evaluating […]
“It’s a make or miss league.” It’s a common cliche’ used to describe the NBA. You hear a lot of coaches at all levels going to something similar – “We got the shots we wanted, we just couldn’t make any,” or “We just gotta make some shots.” I’m not really a fan of that mentality. […]
Admitting your mistakes and showing vulnerability is such an important part of coaching and leadership.
Philip Atiba Goff with a great approach to helping solve racial issues. Look at behaviors, not attitudes. 12 minute video.
I’m a strong believer in accountability. I don’t think you can sustain elite success without a high level of accountability. It’s an essential part of high-performing organizations. Accountability is about taking personal responsibility for your actions, and within teams a shared sense of accountability is extremely powerful. Sharing accountability amongst a group creates a very […]
It’s a common narrative you see with coaches who are struggling, especially coaches who have been around for a few years. You hear questions about whether or not he can “relate” to his players anymore. Connecting with your players is certainly important, but it’s more than just being active on social media or having a […]
Interesting look at a concept that seems to be prevalent in all levels of basketball these days, and is causing some tension in the NBA. https://syndication.bleacherreport.com/amp/2869726-all-we-do-is-find-reasons-for-guys-not-to-work.amp.html?__twitter_impression=true