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basketball

February 5, 2010

Frosh Coach Suits Up To Play, Entire Staff Fired

Last month, San Gabriel High (Calif.) freshman girls basketball coach, Jannie Han, allegedly suited up and played in a junior varsity game. All coaches on staff, including varsity head coach Manny Flores and JV coach Mark Ho, have been fired for cove...


February 5, 2010

Florida Teen Dies At Halftime Of Game

Phillip Jackson, 18, a center on the Sandalwood High (Fla.) basketball team, died yesterday after collapsing during halftime of a game against Nease High. Faculty praised Jackson for his focus as he was doing well in academics, playing on the footbal...


February 5, 2010

Calipari Takes Part In Hoops For Haiti

John Calipari, the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Kentucky, took part in Hoops for Haiti yesterday in conjunction with the Red Cross, United Way and two local radio stations. The event raised more than $1 million in five hours...


February 3, 2010

Basketball Coach Makes No Excuses In Losing 65-0

Saying that "shots just weren’t going in," Wrenshall (Minn) High girls basketball coach Michelle Blanchard made no excuses why her squad lost 65-0 last week to Moose Lake-Willow River. MLWR played its junior varsity players for most of the seco...


October 2, 2009

The Big Cheese

He’s beloved in the Dairy State and revered in the Big Ten but it’s about time Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan receive overdue national recognitionCOACH: You began playing basketball at an early age as your father, Butch, coached youth baseball...


October 2, 2009

Basketball: Principles for attacking zone defenses

The zone defense remains the scourge of our basketball coaches. Many of them simply rely on superior talent to break all the zone defenses they face.  Other coaches use (1) complicated offenses with "rocket-science" theories, (2) the zone def...


October 2, 2009

‘5-on-4 Scramble:’ Taking the shell drill to another level

Several years ago, our varsity basketball team was struggling through the first half of its season, and it was beginning to affect the way it was practicing. By compromising our work ethic in practice, we had reached the point where one negative was ...


October 2, 2009

The Bear Necessities

Kim Mulkey-Robertson is waking up WacoCOACH: You grew up in Tickfaw, La. What was your childhood like?MULKEY-ROBERTSON: We grew up in the country and lived around my relatives: grandparents and aunts and uncles. My mother was self-employed. She owned...