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Michael Austin
July 16, 2012

Remove Statue Of Delusional Paterno

I'm confused why the statue of Joe Paterno still is standing on the Penn State campus. Maybe I'm delusional but glorifying enablers of child molesters seems like something a university might want to shy away from. Paterno actually is the one who r...

Kevin Hoffman
July 2, 2012

Getting Tough On Abusive Coaches A Difficult Task

by Kevin Hoffman, Associate Editor

My first sports writing job out of college brought me to a regional Little League tournament in western Kentucky. As a casual observer, only in attendance to snap a few photos, I got my first taste of over-aggressive coaching. It started with name...

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July 2, 2012

Scott Brooks Last Huddle Speech from NBA Finals Game 5

Oklahoma City's Scott Brooks huddled up his team in the waning moments of Game 5 of the NBA Finals to deliver this powerful message to his team....

June 18, 2012

Summer Camp Contests Are A Great Way For Players To Improve, Have Fun

At our summer camps, daily contests are a big part of motivating the players and keeping the atmosphere fun. At the end of camp, the contest winners are given awards and championship posters. The posters are used throughout the camp to keep track of...

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June 18, 2012

Purdue men’s basketball coach Matt Painter

Purdue men's basketball coach Matt Painter discusses his approach to recruiting:...

May 11, 2011

Mid-Range Games Means More Points Part II: Improve your team’s shooting accuracy

This is the second of a two-part article on developing your players' mid-range game. Part I ran in the last issue of 94 Feet on April 28. Accuracy consists of only two categories — left/right and distance (long/short). What affects left/right is ...

April 27, 2011

Critical elements for teaching a 4-out offense

Many coaches stymie their players by giving them too much structure within an offense. Our program experienced a lot of success after we made the switch from a 3-out motion offense to a 4-out motion. A 4-out motion offense allows the players more ro...

April 27, 2011

Developing proper form for the mid-range jumper

The mid-range game is a major source of point production — if exploited properly. It's an excellent complement to both the low-post and perimeter player, and it has a substantially higher success rate than shooting from 3-point land. When you cons...

Bob Hurley3
March 28, 2011

Hurley’s Heroics

Editor's Note: This article appeared in the September/October 2008 issue of Winning Hoops. Read to the end of the article to see the movie trailer for last year's "The Street Stops Here, which opened a year ago about Hurley and his basketball prog...

Shaka Smart2
March 16, 2011

Shaka Smart a great hire for VCU

Editor's Note: This article appeared in the September/October 2009 issue of Winning Hoops, shortly after Smart's hire at VCU. In junior high school, he was writing up zone offenses. In high school, he set the Oregon High (Wis.) school record for ...