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Grindin

“If it makes your heart feel good, start doing it more.” – Jeff Turner

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NCAA Rule Changes: Adopt FIBA’s Rules

According to Pat Forde, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee is examining ways to improve the game, specifically to increase scoring and speed up the game. There is no need to reinvent the wheel: adopt FIBA rules.

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The problems of a young head coach

Tyler Summit, the son of legendary coach Pat Summit, is now the 23-year-old head coach of Louisiana Tech University, and everyone seems to have an opinion. I don’t. I have never met the guy. However, I have been a young … Continue reading

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Self-Discovery, Exploration, and Coach Development

In the world of education, and coaching, more emphasis has been placed on flipping the classroom or using methods of self-discovery. Rather than tell students an answer, teachers are encouraged to give students the opportunity to discover the answer for … Continue reading

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Evaluating coaches based on the process or the result

On ESPN, Bill Barnwell reviews the decisions of NFL coaches after the weekend. This week, at the beginning of his column, Barnwell opens the discussion of the end of the Green Bay Packers’ game by writing, “You have to evaluate … Continue reading

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The Maldini Principle applied to basketball

In The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know about Soccer is Wrong by Chris Anderson and David Sally, they wrote about the Maldini Principle, otherwise titled, dogs that don’t bark. For the soccer illiterate, Paolo Maldini is one of the … Continue reading

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Coach development, not coach education

An article titled “Who’s scouting the ‘talented’ coaches” by¬†Karl O’Shaughnessy sparked my interest. O’Shaughnessy is a soccer coach from Ireland, so the coach education system is very different than our (non) system in the U.S. O’Shaughnessy made the argument for … Continue reading

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Thinking, innovation, and arguing

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Art and Leadership in Coaching

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The Fallacy of College Coaching Hires

In The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, Leonard Mlodinow writes that “mathematical analysis of firings in all major sports, however, have shown that those firings had, on average, no effect on team performance” (p. x). In fact, in … Continue reading

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