Just about every player you talk to in the recruiting process will tell you the same thing. They want to play for someone who is going to be upfront and honest with them. The parents always say the same thing – even if you tell them something they might not want to hear, they appreciate […]
Sometimes you have to go against the grain a little bit as a coach, and maybe throw the book out the window. You have your core of what you believe in and you want to be consistent with those principles, but you also have to be flexible. A large part of coaching is the feel […]
Interesting stuff from Mike Tomlin – how do you adapt to coaching in a world where your word means less?
Great four minutes of Bill Belichick mic’d up on the sideline for a Patriots Monday night win over the Packers. The thing that strikes me the most is his composure. They show footage of him on the sidelines when he’s team is scoring touchdowns and when they are giving up touchdowns, and you would never […]
Nick Nurse is getting a lot of criticism for the timeout he called late in the 4th quarter last night when his team was playing great, and, well, that’s life in the big leagues. He explained that NBA rule limiting the number of timeouts you can call in the final 3 minutes meant he would […]
To me, the toughest team to beat is the one that shows great composure. The loud, emotional, energetic team that was constantly talking never worries me as much, because I feel over 40 minutes that type of emotional investment is hard to maintain. With all of the ups and downs that happen in a game, […]
“You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.” – Ken Kesey
I’ve made it clear on this blog and on twitter that I’m a big believer in fouling on purpose when you are up 3 late in the game. Statistically, it gives you the best chance to win the game in regulation. I’m also a believer in violating the lane (assuming you have the possession arrow) […]