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coaching basketball

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...


October 2, 2009

Defending Various Delay Offenses

Last month we discussed a specific plan on how to defend the “Four-Corners” delay game. There are many other forms of delay games that offenses utilize for last second shots at the end of time periods and to preserve leads late in games. ...


October 2, 2009

Champaign Toast

Bruce Weber has made Illinois the big one in the Big TenInterview by Kevin NewellCourtesy of the University of IllinoisCOACH: Where were you born and what was your childhood like?WEBER: My two brothers and two sisters helped fill our little house in ...


October 2, 2009

Chip Off the Old Block

John Thompson III may be a legacy at Georgetown, but he’s proven after three seasons that he’s no daddy’s boyCOACH: You grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and played basketball for Gonzaga College High School, where in 1984 you we...


October 2, 2009

Brenda Frese

Combining a dynamic personality, a dogged determination, and an infectious enthusiasm, Maryland’s Frese has arrived as an upper echelon coach.Interview by Charlie PattonCOACH: How did growing up in Cedar Rapids develop your passion for basketba...


October 2, 2009

Billy the Kid is All Grown Up

At the tender age of 40, Billy Donovan, the former Providence gunslinger, became one of only three men (Dean Smith and Bobby Knight being the others) to both play in the Final Four and win a national championship as a head coach.COACH: Tell us about ...


October 2, 2009

The King of Queens

Coach Curran directing his baseball team Like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, Jack Curran is a treasured institution in New York City.He is New York City high school basketball and baseball. Since 1958, Curran has coached the boy...