Play Through The Horn

We always tell our guys in time and score situations to “play through the horn.” Don’t stop playing until you can’t hear the horn any longer. So many times you see kids play to the horn, thinking it’s about to go off. Play through the horn. Great principle to hammer home in your time and […]

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94 Feet

Going the length of the floor in limited time to get a good look isn’t easy. Three different options to get the ball up the floor quickly.

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Assistant Coach

I get the question a lot from young assistant coaches. How can you separate yourself as an assistant coach and provide true value to your head coach and program? Spend time with the players off the court Develop a relationship with them that isn’t about basketball. Figure out what makes them tick, what motivates them, […]

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Over Backdoor

I really like this over backdoor action that is pretty simple and creates so many possibilities if you don’t get the initial backdoor cut. I like the flair as the second action, but I also like the point guard going back to get the hand off from the post, and then a flair for that […]

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Shot Clock Awareness

3 questions to constantly ask your players about the shot clock: What does it mean when there is :10 on the shot clock? Nothing, we keep running our offense. What does it mean when there is :05 on the shot clock? We need to get downhill and make a play. Great teams get to the […]

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The Tension Created By Winning

I love being around great teams, teams that perform at a high level and expect to perform at a high level. I’ve been lucky enough to coach teams like this, and for 9 years at Rhode Island College we had a team that was expected to win. Every night. I love that feeling. You know […]

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Fouls To Give

Coach K is the best ever. I’m not really sure there is much of an argument, but even if you hate him or Duke or whatever, he’s in the conversation. He’s won over 1,100 games (chalk me up as # 1,050 on his resume’) and been to 12 Final Fours. I’m not trying to be […]

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When To Foul

Providence took a punch to the gut twice yesterday in the 2 OT loss at Georgetown. They were up 3 in the final seconds twice, and they gave up a game-tying 3 both times. I am a firm believer in fouling up 3, as it gives my team the best chance to win. Most statistical […]

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