Family or Team?

3×5 Leadership looks into the question – are we a family or a team? I don’t think we value being part of a team enough, or do enough to understand the dynamics of elite teams. I’ve never liked to call my team a family, for one simple reason – my love for my family is […]

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Zone Attack

Why do teams switch to zone? It’s rare that a team plays zone as their main defense, usually they are going to zone as their change-up. They may play it because they don’t think you can shoot, or you run a lot of great stuff and they don’t want to guard it. They may play […]

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Draymond

In game 5, Draymond Green bounced back from an awful start to the NBA Finals with 8 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in the Warriors big win. He played 35 minutes, which is what he averaged in the first four games. Steve Kerr has done a great job managing Green, a key player on […]

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You Aren’t Working Out

If you stop to check your phone, you are shooting around, you aren’t working out. If you don’t break a sweat, you are shooting around, you aren’t working out. If you are walking after the rebound, you are shooting around, you aren’t working out. If you are talking trash with your boys, you are shooting […]

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Delivering Your Message

“Many communicators try to make themselves look smart. Great listeners are more interested in making their audience feel smart.” – Adam Grant, Think Again Think about how you deliver your message to your team. What is your goal? My ability to deliver the right message to my team has evolved over the years. When you […]

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Golden State’s Front Office

Terrific look inside Golden State’s approach to rebuilding their team while still competing for a championship. So many great gems in here. Inside the Warriors’ restructured front office at the end of a validating NBA Finals season Preseason. Los Angeles. An overall meaningless night to the viewing public in what was then known as Staples […]

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Connected

When I watch the Celtics play, especially late in the year and in the playoffs, the word I think about is ‘connected.’ They are connected on both ends of the floor, but especially on the defensive end. The hardest teams to beat – and the best teams I’ve ever coached – are connected. They play […]

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