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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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Playing into the Future

As the Barcelona vs Arsenal match approached, I saw this tweet: “To play ‘in the future’, a [F.C. Barcelona Manager Pep] Guardiola player is expected to know where the ball ought to go even before it reaches him.”

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Mind Maps: Developing Basketball Intelligence

A friend made this mind map based on Developing Basketball Intelligence:

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Geno Auriemma, Personal Trainers & Contextual Interference

After UConn humiliated Duke University, UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma took the opportunity to blast personal trainers (incidentally, on the same day, I wrote about Geno Auriemma and Bri Hartley’s personal trainer in an article). Auriemma said:

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Game Awareness Skills, the FIBA World Championships and College Basketball Recruiting

Every August and September, college recruiting heats up, and people argue whether a player fits into one program more than another. The comment made more than any other is that a player is an “up-tempo” player and would not fit … Continue reading

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