Evaluating Pace

The pace that somebody plays at is one of the first things I notice. Guys who are comfortable at a fast pace, and seem to be able to slow things down for themselves, stick out. If the game speeds up and they are still comfortable and productive, they have a natural level of talent that […]

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Changing Offenses in College Basketball

Jordan Sperber with a very interesting look at the best offensive teams in college basketball. Is the prevalence of the 3-pointer making offenses more diverse or less? https://hoopvision.substack.com/p/game-done-changed-hv-weekly-11620

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A Leadership Guide For Players

Leadership is a skill, not a rank. Being a good player gives you more influence, but it doesn’t make you a better leader. Make sure your side of the street is clean. Being curious about your teammates goes along way towards getting the most out of them. Leadership isn’t the right to tell other people […]

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Stan Van Gundy on Culture

“Culture has very little to do with what you say, and it has everything to do with what you do on an everyday basis.” https://www.thebirdwrites.com/2020/11/2/21537489/stan-van-gundy-new-orleans-pelicans-culture-zion-williamson-brandon-ingram-lonzo-holiday-miami-heat

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Changing a Losing Mentality – Book Excerpt

I’m excited to be publishing my book “Entitled To Nothing – An Uncommon Approach to Leadership,” in December. Here is a short excerpt from the book: Changing a Losing Mentality One thing that gnawed at me that first season was the way we played on the road. We looked like a different team in someone […]

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An Environment Where Excellence is Expected

Regis High School is a small catholic high school located on 84th street on the Upper East Side in New York City. It is the only all scholarship catholic high school in the country. It serves about 500 students and all of them attend for free. Regis has a reputation as an excellent academic school […]

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Process vs. Outcome

https://www.tampabay.com/sports/rays/2020/10/28/for-rays-kevin-cash-a-restless-night-and-the-same-decision/ Kevin Cash’s decision to pull is starting pitcher in game 6 of the World Series will be debated for a long time. Interesting article on his thoughts, and the thoughts of his GM after the decision. You have to make the best decision for your team at the time. A bad result doesn’t always […]

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Credibility

Think of your credibility as a coach like a bank account. You make small deposits each day and your credibility starts to build over time. As your time in front of your team increases, the buy-in to your approach grows. Eventually you have a lot of money in the bank, and the ability to afford […]

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Recruiting Jae Crowder

Buzz Williams spent the early part of his career writing letters on a weekly basis to coaches in an attempt to develop relationships with people he respected. One of the coaches he wrote, over and over again, was Mark Adams, who is now on Chris Beard’s staff at Texas Tech. But in the 2009-2010 season, he […]

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Chaka Daley – Dynamic Leadership Podcast

“Don’t think less of yourself, think of yourself less…”

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