basketball

referee
August 15, 2022

Basketball Player Saves Referee Who Collapsed During Game

Myles Copeland is exactly the kind of teammate you want. While his semi-pro basketball teams won the game, it was Copeland that made a lifesaving play on a referee. When referee John Sculli collapsed during a game two months ago, Copeland, who works...


texas tech
August 8, 2022

Texas Tech Football & Women’s Basketball Teams Sign NIL Deals

Every single player on the 2022-23 Texas Tech football team was recently signed to a Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) one-year, $25,000 contract from a local collective called the Matador Club. The deal will be for all 85 scholarship players plus 1...


aau
July 21, 2022

Two Fights Breakout Between Refs, Fans, & Coaches during AAU Tournaments

Two AAU basketball referees were involved in physical altercations during summer tournaments in the midwest over the last weekend. In Oklahoma, a referee knocked out a male spectator after issuing a technical foul to a coach for stepping out onto ...


relationships
July 20, 2022

5 Steps to Continuing Relationships with Student-Athletes After Graduation

During the recruiting process, many coaches sell prospective student-athletes on how they strive to have lifelong relationships with their former players. But how many actually practice what they preach?   For most young people, the years spent ...


pivots
July 14, 2022

Jump Stops, Pivots, and V-Cuts

Having coached basketball at every level since 1970, including 21 years in the NBA, I always started with stops, starts, pivots, and v-cuts with every team I worked with.  In presenting at coaches and player clinics since retiring from the NBA, I...


toledo
June 15, 2022

Toledo Basketball Player Saves Ref’s Life During Game

An off-duty Ohio firefighter's instincts kicked in to save a life while playing in a men's league basketball game over the weekend. Myles Copeland is a firefighter for the Toledo (OH) Fire and Rescue Department and found himself in New York playin...


ole miss
June 13, 2022

Ole Miss Strength Coach Updates Basketball Weight Room

The weight room for any athletics program is vital for recruiting as well as functionality. Maximizing 2200-square-feet with all the necessary tools was important to Ole Miss assistant coordinator of men's basketball strength & conditioning Riley...


April 22, 2022

Kansas State Adds Baier as Strength & Conditioning Coach

First-year Kansas State head coach Jerome Tang continued the work of building out his coaching staff on Thursday (April 21) with the addition of Phil Baier as strength and conditioning coach. Baier arrives at K-State after spending the last th...