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coaches and athletic directors

October 2, 2009

The Gold Standard

U.S. Women’s Olympic Basketball Coach Anne DonovanAs one of the most highly decorated women’s basketball players in U.S. history, Hall of Famer Anne Donovan will lead the charge at the Beijing Olympic Games.COACH: You were born and raised...


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...


October 2, 2009

Basketball: The benefits of a ‘2280 control defense’

While the 3-point concept has changed the way we think offensively in basketball, it's another story defensively. At every level of play, the offensive goal seems to be get the ball out of bounds as quickly as possible, dribble penetrate to the of...


October 2, 2009

Something’s Bruin

Ben Howland is bent on restoring UCLA’s championship legacyCOACH: You were born in Lebanon, OR, in 1957 and grew up in Southern California. What was your childhood like? How did you pass the time as a youth?HOWLAND: I had a great childhood. I s...


October 2, 2009

Intense Situation Coaching In Basketball Part 3

Winning basketball evolves from the same general pattern of all the other sports. It has a sound philosophy, a specific plan, and the right players in the right positions, and fully capitalizes on the energies and resources involved in the plan.The g...


October 2, 2009

Intense-Situation Coaching in Basketball Part 1

How many basketball games every year are decided by a final winning play or a final clutch shot? And how many of those losses are sustained by the superior team?A team that had out-prepared, out-hustled, and out-played, its opponents, but couldn&rsqu...


October 2, 2009

Intense Situation Coaching In Basketball

Part 2, DefenseQuestion: How many different defensive schemes, methods, and philosophies can a basketball team absorb during a season? Since there isn’t a really right or wrong approach to the philosophy of a sport, the approach must be careful...


October 2, 2009

Dressed For Success

With his Armani suits and slicked back hair, Pat Riley has brought style and panache to the hardwood. He is perhaps the most recognizable coach in sports. Sartorial splendor aside, the man who presided over "Show Time" in Los Angeles and not only coi...