• If you want a tough team, get tough players
  • If you want to make your team tougher, put them in tough situations in practice and hold them accountable for the result
  • If your team lacks the right leadership, it has to come from you
  • In late clock situations someone else is almost always open – pass the ball
  • Not every point guard is good in a ball screen
  • Every game being available for scout has created too much game planning – we forget to focus on what we are good at
  • You can’t just tell your team to communicate – you have to tell them what to say
  • If your players don’t know the plays in a game, it’s your fault
  • Feeding the post isn’t that easy
  • Spread out benches and coaches in golf shirts should be here to stay
  • I’ve never had a team that was too tough
  • They’ll walk if you let ’em
  • Paper scouting reports are essentially useless
  • Over-scouting makes your team worse
  • A point guard who throws a one-handed pass off the dribble with his weak hand is definitely good enough
  • Shooters need to think about their feet more at a younger age
  • Paint touches help get you to heaven
  • The restricted arc has not had the intended effect
  • We should all teach our help side defenders to jump straight up
  • It’s almost always a block
  • If I were in high school, I’d make sure I could make two shots – standstill threes and free throws
  • You can never practice time and score enough
  • Missing a free throw on purpose is hard
  • I’m still fouling up 3 every time
  • Fouling on purpose is also hard
  • The players see everything – they don’t need to hear it to know it
  • Players who can guard the ball one on one are extremely valuable
  • There are way too many illegal screens in every game
  • Officials do a great job ignoring head coaches instead of sticking them
  • A head coach who says he “never” calls the director of officials actually calls him after every other game
  • Indecision is a decision
  • We don’t spend enough time on BOB defense
  • It shouldn’t be illegal to foul on purpose
  • We need to work on not stepping out of bounds in the corner
  • Traveling remains the most inconsistent call in the game – if it looks funny, the whistle blows
  • Great shooters can play at any level
  • Points off turnovers doesn’t mean what you think it means in the box score
  • The best advantage you can have as a player is the ability to guard someone who can’t guard you
  • When I come back I want to be a face 4
  • If you have two guards who can really guard the ball, your defense can be special
  • A 5 who can drill 3s makes your offense really hard to guard
  • It’s easier to slow the pace down then speed the pace up
  • Being older doesn’t make you a leader
  • Rebounding margin isn’t a thing
  • One elite competitor can change the tone of your practices
  • I hate that you can run into an offensive player after he hands the ball off and get a whistle for an illegal screen
  • They have to start calling post defenders for walking underneath a post player when he’s finishing his move
  • When you are trying to get open against full court pressure, keep running
  • The best teams practice good habits
  • When you accept anything at a lower standard, get used to it

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