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March 2, 2012

Basketball: How Mark Few puts games out of reach

Eight games into the West Coast Conference season (through Jan. 31, 2012), the Gonzaga Bulldogs have struggled in the first half of games before putting away opponents in the second half. Gonzaga held a 274-231 scoring advantage during the first ...

January 24, 2012

Lessiter Publications Team Sports Division Announces New Appointments

Brookfield, Wis. - Lessiter Publications, Inc., the publishers of Coach And Athletic Director, Winning Hoops, Team Sports Strategies and the Real AAU, has promoted Patrick Sharpe to Vice President of Audience Development.

January 5, 2012

Winning Revitalizes Baylor Athletics

USA Today, Jeff Millerhttp://tucsoncitizen.com/usa-today-news/2012/01/04/spirits-finally-soaring-for-baylor-athletics/That “dear old Baylor spirit,” from the school song, has been tested mightily for decades. Losing was so pervasive among...

November 30, 2011

With lockout nearing end, basketball back in focus

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BKN_NBA_LABOR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-11-30-22-57-18NEW YORK (AP) -- These are the kinds of negotiations NBA fans have been waiting for.Teams began talking to agents Wednes...

March 24, 2011

Basketball: Shaka Smart’s three best inbound plays

DIAGRAM 1: Inbound Play 1 (A). From a box set, 5 screens for 4. 4 heads toward the ball-side corner. 5 then receives a backscreen from 2. 5 rolls to the hoop while 3 shifts for a possible outlet pass.       DIAGRAM ...

February 18, 2011

Basketball: Two plays to create mismatches

'Toronto' DIAGRAM 1: 'Toronto' (A). 1 dribbles into the set and receives a screen from 4. 5 pops out. 1 passes to 5. 1 moves to the opposite wing. 2 and 3 pop to the corners.       DIAGRAM 2: 'Toronto' (B). 4 sets a ba...

January 27, 2011

Basketball: Tom Crean’s full-court play

Coaches, especially young ones, often don’t spend enough time game planning for specific situations. You need to be ready for anything when you are on the basketball court, which is an important lesson I learned from studying the likes of Morgan Wo...