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February 1, 2019

Coach Throwback: John Wooden shares his fast-break offense

Throughout the year, Coach & Athletic Director will go back 25 years to share some of our best articles from 1994. The publication, formerly Scholastic Coach magazine, is closing in on 89 years of production. What better way to celebrate our long...

July 10, 2017

Basketball: Philosophy, drills to improve rebounding

Many coaches agree that rebounding is the most important phase of basketball when it’s weighed in comparison to offense or defense. For instance, we may not be a good shooting team, but we would not have to be if we rebounded well enough to get sec...

April 17, 2017

Crafting basketball plays to maximize talent

A lot of us have been there. You watch videos, read books or attend clinics to improve your coaching knowledge. Or you pick up some play or pattern you really like. You take notes, redraw your diagrams and look down proudly at the nugget that could p...

October 5, 2015

Basketball: Observations after taking a year off from coaching

After 21 years as a basketball coach, I was afforded the opportunity to take a season off. I remember a few years back one of my colleagues telling me that when you get out, "You will ask yourself 'why did I do it so long?' and think 'I can’t belie...

June 18, 2015

Basketball: The 12 attributes of elite point guards

Great point guard play is easy to recognize but can be difficult to define. You could bring up the names John Stockton, Magic Johnson and Chris Paul, and everyone would agree they’re all great point guards. However, if you asked coaches what they w...

March 30, 2015

NBA star Steph Curry backs coaching company

School and club sports provide numerous development opportunities for young athletes, but NBA star Steph Curry is putting his support behind a different avenue: private coaching. [caption id="attachment_11517" align="alignright" width="268"] Gold...

June 11, 2012

Coaches Say ’school Of Choice’ Program Hurts Communities

The Detroit Newshttp://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120611/SPORTS05/206110343/Some-coaches-say-schools-choice-program-robs-athletics-community?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGEMichigan’s schools of choice program, which was established in 199...

August 23, 2010

Drills for inbounding the basketball

Probably the most rewarding part of coaching basketball is breaking down the game to eliminate mistakes. The most successful coaches have the ability to see the little things that win or lose games. One of those simple "little things" has to be th...