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coaching

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...


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...