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Author Archives: Brian McCormick
Last summer, I wrote about the random and lucky manner in which I was hired to coach in Europe this past season. My goal when I was hired was to gain promotion for my club, which would enable me to … Continue reading
When we structure practices or training sessions, these are the skills that should be taught and emphasized.
Since the NBA Western Conference Semifinals, I have written several articles about the needlessness of the triple threat position based on the San Antonio Spurs ball movement (here, here, here, and here).
Our expectations and desires are incongruent with the way in which we teach the game of basketball. Judging by television, twitter, and conversations with coaches, we want everyone to play like this:
Earlier this month, I had two on-campus interviews for jobs in the academic world. Last year, I had an interview to be the head strength and conditioning coach at a Division I university. The hiring processes were dramatically different.
In 2001, I coached an u9 boys’ basketball team. When we thought about our system, and the shots that we wanted to take, we essentially eliminated mid-range shots. At nine-years-old, any outside shot was an inefficient shot. We set up a … Continue reading
Originally published in Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletter 6.3. To subscribe, enter your email address to the right. As we performed our usual shooting drill at the beginning of practice, I yelled at one player to curl into his shot, as … Continue reading
Earlier this season, the Director of Basketball Operations at a well-known Division 1 university emailed and asked about coaching in Europe. As I wrote last summer, I am asked frequently about landing a job in Europe. Many young coaches, it seems, … Continue reading