Jeff Hornacek

Good look at how Jeff Hornacek installed his system with the Phoenix Suns http://mweb.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/24395786/calm-cool-and-collected-how-jeff-hornaceks-keeping-the-suns-hot?v=1&vc=1

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Rob “Fluff” McKiver

Always cool to see stories about former players who have turned a scholarship to college into a successful career.  Fluff spent a year with us at PC, it didn’t work out, and he ended up with Tom Penders at Houston.  Always enjoyed coaching Fluff. http://www.nhregister.com/sports/20140728/robert-mckivers-basketball-odyssey-makes-summer-stop-back-home

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July Notes

Just finished the NCAA live recruiting period in the month of July: It’s not what it used to be.  The NCAA now allows 3 four-day recruiting periods in consecutive weeks, from Wednesday at 5:00 to Sunday at 5:00.  When I last left division I 9 years ago, July was a free-for-all, with the recruiting period […]

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David Duchovny: What a Good Coach Does

David Duchovny with a great profile of his high school coach, Larry Brynes at Collegiate in Manhattan. http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052748704506004576174604278285350

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Alcohol and Muscles

A very basic, easy-to-understand explanation of the affect alcohol can have on training and building muscles, sent to me by Red Gendron our hockey coach at UMaine.  Great article to share with your athletes. http://www.askmen.com/sports/bodybuilding_200/218_fitness_tip.html

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11 Traits of Successful Leaders

“The successful leader must be willing to assume responsibility for the mistakes and shortcomings of his followers.” http://www.businessinsider.com/traits-all-successful-leaders-share-2014-6

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Feedback and Culture

“A winning culture starts with a simple step – ask for feedback.” I love the concept of the “goal coach.” http://www.forbes.com/sites/carminegallo/2014/07/11/why-your-culture-problem-is-about-to-get-much-worse/?utm_campaign=forbestwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

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True Genius

“True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain and conflicting information.”  – Winston Churchill

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July Recruiting Approach

Recruiting approach is always an interesting discussion. There are so many factors to consider – need, fit, culture, talent, character, etc… so there is no one path that works best. Every year, every team, every school, every coach may necessitate a different approach. In my first years as an assistant at Providence College – before […]

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Pawtucket Times on Antone Gray

Brendan McGair of the Pawtucket (RI) Times with a great look at a one of our new assistants at the University of Maine.  I’m very lucky to have such a talented staff. http://pawtuckettimes.com/content/st-raphael-alum-gray-jumps-division-i-coaching-ranks-maine

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