Does Switching Make You Lazy?

I feel like no one ever beats a screen anymore. It seems like every team switches most like screens, or switches everything 1-4, or even at all five spots. It doesn’t seem like you ever see anyone actually fight through a screen anymore. This is probably due to two factors with regards to the way […]

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Where Are You Weak?

As a leader you should constantly be looking in the mirror. The easiest thing you can do is project your shortcomings onto the people around you. Take the things you don’t like and find someone to blame for it. As a basketball coach this is an easy trap to fall into. The players are the […]

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The Last Lesson

Eleven years ago I was the head coach at Rhode Island College and the Providence Friars were in Anaheim playing in the Wooden Classic Tournament over Thanksgiving. My father used to watch all of our games when I was an assistant at Providence and still liked to follow the Friars. So on the Sunday after […]

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Malcolm Mitchell

Great stuff from Patriots Wide Receiver Malcolm Mitchell who played a big role in helping the Pats win Super Bowl LI as a rookie. 1. Mitchell’s advice for Harry: One of the hot-button questions as the Patriots return from the bye for the final seven games of the season is how much rookie receiver N’Keal Harry might contribute, […]

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Asking For Help

When you first become a head coach you want everyone to know you are in control. You are the boss, you’ve been preparing for this for years, and you are ready. You want your players to see you as a strong leader from the jump, so you have to avoid showing any signs of weakness. […]

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Tell Me Something I Won’t Like

Truth to power is hard. In any organization, it’s difficult to tell the boss the truth when it’s something he clearly doesn’t want to hear. As the leader, you have to be aware of this if you want to continue to get better. You create the environment for your staff, and if all they are […]

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Al Golden – Temple Football

The sign over the locker room when Al Golden took the head coaching job at Temple summed up the journey facing the worst program in college football back in 2006. Golden hung a quote from British explorer Ernest Shackleton that will never be mistaken for a warm-and-fuzzy recruiting pitch: β€œMen wanted for a hazardous journey, […]

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