Buzz Williams – Everyday

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College Basketball Analytics

How men’s college basketball teams are using outside analytics firms to find an edge By CJ Moore September 29th, 2022 – The Athletic During the Big 12 tournament semifinals, Kansas guard Remy Martin took a mid-range fadeaway from about 17 feet. How the coaches on each bench felt about that shot when it left his hand […]

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Mark Schmidt Day 1

Adjust To Your Talent

In my second year at Maine, we had the most athletic team in the America East. We started three freshmen and two sophomores and we played at the fourth fastest pace in the country. We had a chance to be a top three team in our league the next year. But our young talent didn’t […]

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Leadership Development

Interesting concepts regarding the difference between horizontal and vertical leadership development. Many leaders fail, not because they don’t have the skill set, but because they struggle with insecurity and don’t understand or manage the mental and emotional side. A good six minute video.

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“Awareness of Yourself”

From the last chapter of former Disney CEO Robert Iger’s book, The Ride of a Lifetime. It’s a very easy read and a fun look at the inside of Disney as they dealt with leadership change. Maybe this is the case for many of us: No matter who we become or what we accomplish, we […]

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Think Again

A good book to read if you are looking is “Think Again,” by Adam Grant, about the “power of knowing what you don’t know.” It’s about re-thinking your opinions, and the power of un-learning and re-learning. Do you ever think about the non-negotiables you have as a coach and whether or not you should re-think […]

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Competitive Edge and Composure

I’ve learned over the years that the best players, the best coaches, the best leaders I’ve been around – people who can sustain elite success – have one thing in common: perspective. They all have the ability to handle everything that comes their way – good and bad – with the right amount of balance. […]

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It’s About Decisions, Not Answers

A great point to think about as a leader, from Chris Millette: As a leader, you may believe that you need to have all the answers. This is a myth. By virtue of the position, it’s often lonely at the top, but remember, you are not alone. In fact, when those at the top act as if they have […]

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Know Your Role

My second year as a head coach one of our post players, who was 6-9, asked me half-jokingly during the pre-season, “Coach, is it okay if I shoot 3’s?” I answered him with another question. “Well, can you make 3’s?” “Yes! I can make them.” “Well, I like made 3’s as much as anyone. I […]

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