Bill James

A great look inside Bill James by one of the best writers out there, Joe Posnanski.  Really interesting self-analysis by James and some great stuff to make you think about your approach. http://sportsworld.nbcsports.com/bill-james-statistical-revolution/

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Florida Football Hero Back To Work

Mike McNeely scored a big touchdown for Florida on a fake kick on Saturday.  On Sunday he went back to work at Publix. http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/92592/floridas-mike-mcneely-fake-kick-folk-hero

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Austin Hatch “Uncommon Man”

Austin Hatch’s story is an incredible one.  How good is this quote? “I can hear their voices in my head when I face a difficult situation,” he said. “My dad and mom raised me to be an uncommon man. The uncommon man gets up at five in the morning to go work out, to get […]

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Kawhi Leonard

A really good look at the personality and approach of NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard. “How hard was it to guard Lebron James in the Finals?  You know when you don’t want to run that extra lap?  Harder than that.  But it was worth it.” http://m.utsandiego.com/news/2014/aug/16/sdsu-basketball-kawhi-leonard-contract/?

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Shaun Lawton

Mark Emmert from the Portland Press Herald with a look at Shaun Lawton, one of our returning players at UMaine. http://www.pressherald.com/2014/10/31/umaine-mens-basketball-has-an-old-face-as-part-of-a-new-look/

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Exhibition Games

I’m excited to be preparing for our first exhibition game at the University of Maine.  We are heading down to play Southern Maine this weekend, the first time we’ll put on the Black Bear uniforms as a group.  Playing the game at their place will give us an opportunity to play in front of some […]

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“Division 3 Coach”

Ryan Restivo does a great job covering college basketball and some smaller conferences at NYCBuckets.com.  He had some kind words in this article about myself and Mike Maker. http://www.nycbuckets.com/2014/10/dont-call-mike-maker-bob-walsh-division-iii-coaches/ The question seems to be the first one on everyone’s mind – How are you going to handle the differences between Division 3 and Division 1? […]

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Bill Snyder

“The thing Bill Snyder does better than anything else is he never puts limitations on anybody’s capabilities.” Some really great stuff from people around Kansas State and former players on what makes Bill Snyder a great coach. I saw this stat recently after Kansas State beat Texas 23-0.  Since 2011 the average ranking of the […]

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March Against Domestic Violence

Every 9 seconds in the U.S. a woman is assaulted or beaten.  Glad that our athletic department and basketball program were able to be a part of this. http://www.goblackbears.com/sports/w-baskbl/2014-15/videos/20141027-8f64fgeh

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Finish With Hustle

We talk a lot as coaches about finishing plays, but you can also tell your guys how you wan them to finish plays.  You can’t count on everything happening exactly how you expect it to in a game, and you have to be able to react instinctively.  We talk to our players about “finishing with hustle.” […]

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