Alex Caruso

“A big reason guys get stuck in the G League… they don’t realize the position they’re trying out for. It’s like going to a job interview thinking you’re going to be the CFO, and they’re looking for someone to clean the bathrooms.”

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Why Did You Take Me Out?

I took you out because it was time to put someone else in. It’s really that simple. Making these decisions is a big part of my job, and the goal is to put our team in the best position to win. We have a lot of players who can help us, and it’s always a […]

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Craig Counsell – New York Times

Is Craig Counsell the Best Manager in Baseball? His Brewers could win 100 games and his players can’t believe he’s never won the Manager of the Year Award. That he’s doing it at home in Milwaukee is icing on the cake. By James Wagner Sept. 15, 2021, 6:45 a.m. ET MILWAUKEE — The last time the Milwaukee […]

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Playing For Each Other

In my third year as a head coach at Rhode Island College we had a young, inexperienced but very talented team. We had just come off a 27-4, Elite 8 run season with a group of six seniors who had all moved on. That RIC team in 2007-08 – the year after the Elite 8 […]

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Values or Preferences

“A value isn’t a value until it’s been tested.” – Bob Richey, Furman Basketball I highly recommend this podcast, hosted by Chris Oliver, with Bob Richey, the head coach at Furman: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-basketball-podcast/id1398261897 Bob Richey makes a great point about your values. He uses the example of ball movement being a core value at Furman. But […]

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The Rent

“Success is not something you own; it’s something you rent, and the rent is due every day. When you stop paying rent on success, you start paying the rent on failure.” ~Tom Black

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Money Talks

High school athletes are three times more likely to play college sports if they come from money. https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/schools/study-from-the-oho-state-university-says-money-helps-if-student-athletes-want-to-play-in-college

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Why Managers Fear Remote Work

I found this piece in The Atlantic very interesting. It will make you think about your management style as a leader and how you evaluate production. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/07/work-from-home-benefits/619597/

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Empathetic and Demanding

Can you be demanding as a coach while also showing empathy to your players? It’s a great challenge for any head coach. When I was the head coach at Maine I learned to coach with empathy. I took over a program that was in a terrible place, and as I set about changing the culture, […]

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Empathy – Simon Sinek

Fourteen minute video from Simon Sinek on leading with empathy – worth the time. “You are not in charge, you are responsible for those in your charge.”

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