The Pan-Am Games

I was luck enough to be part of Ed Cooley’s staff for the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru, along with Kevin Willard and Mike Martin. It was an unbelievable experience, resulting in our team taking home the bronze medal. I’ve summarized my notes from the trip below. The challenge is unique. Pulling together […]

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David Griffin and Culture

https://www.si.com/nba/2019/08/01/david-griffin-pelicans-rebuild-zion-williamson-anthony-davis-trade-lebron-james-cavaliers I found this article really interesting with regards to culture and the impact it has on winning. David Griffin is trying to build a family-like culture with the Pelicans, and claims that the Cavs won “despite their culture” in Cleveland. So now he’s banking on building the right culture in New Orleans in order […]

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From The Assistant’s Chair

I spent the past year as the Technical Director at IMG Academy and spent a lot of time working with our post-graduate program because we were short one coach. So I was usually on the bench as an assistant coach for many of their games, helping out however I could. I was also incredibly lucky […]

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Why I Coach

A note I received recently from one of my former players at Maine. This is why I coach, when the kids recognize the impact you’ve had on them, even when doing the hard stuff. I know it’s late over on the East Coast but It’s actually crazy Coach Walsh, I was literally dying running up […]

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2 Questions To Ask About Leadership

I watched a lot of really good basketball this weekend. I was in Atlanta, Augusta and Birmingham at different points watching Nike, Under Armour and Adidas tournaments with high level players and coaches. It was great competition and a great evaluation environment, with college coaches getting to see the best play against the best (why […]

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What Halftime Statistic Best Predicts The Outcome?

Ken Pomeroy with a really interesting look at data from tied games at half time, and which statistic is the most reliable one in the half time box score to predict the winner. Three-point percentage is the statistic that most reliably predicts the winner, but it is the team with the worse three-point percentage that […]

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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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