Category Archives: TEAM!

The most important concept in the sport of basketball is TEAM! TEAM attitude is the most important trait a player can have.

Blocker/Mover Motion Offense – Part II

TweetMotion Offense and the reasons to use a motion offense are a bit beyond this short article. A quick summary of the reasons would include adaptability to attack any defense, working on fundamentals is working on motion offense, it’s hard … Continue reading

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Coach Don Meyer and Coach John Wooden Featured On Video Page

TweetI have added two new categories of videos to select from on my video page. I have some video clips of Coach Don Meyer and some great video clips of Coach John Wooden. Also new is a short silent video … Continue reading

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Do Your Players KNOW How to Win?

TweetCompetitive athletes want to win. They practice hard, train hard, make sacrifices and dream of victory! But do they KNOW how to win? Seems like a silly statement but it is important for you as a coach to consider this. … Continue reading

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The 4 Certainties of Good Offense

TweetIn my 20+ years though I have learned only a few things I am certain of when it comes to offense. They are: 1) Team is the most important thing. 2) Execution of fundamentals is the only way any offense … Continue reading

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Fast Break Basketball is a Mindset: Part Two Discipline

TweetCritics of fast break basketball often say this approach to the game is undisciplined, wild and out of control. I would argue these are coaches and fans who are uncomfortable with anything different or not being in control. If you … Continue reading

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The Nine Essentials of Defense According to Meyer, Meyer and Krause

TweetReaders of this blog and my newsletter will know Coach Don Meyer, his son Jerry Meyer and Jerry Krause have had a big influence on me as a coach. The 18 summers I worked at Bison Basketball Camp were hugely … Continue reading

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5 Coaching Pointers for Screening – General Principles of Screening

TweetEven in this day and age of dribble penetration to initiate offensive play, screening is a critical component of effective offense. The following are sound general principles all players must learn to set effective screens, regardless of the type of … Continue reading

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Mike Dunlap – One of the “Good Guys” in our profession

TweetMike Dunlap, a journeyman coach, has landed the head coaching job of the Charlotte Bobcats. I wish him well. No, Coach Dunlap does not have the storied pedigree of high profile Division I or NBA jobs on his resume. Nor … Continue reading

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Team Attitude, the Boston Celtics and Having Fun Playing Basketball

TweetI am not old enough to remember the first Celtic Dynasty but I loved watching the Boston Celtics of the Second Dynasty play during the era of the Big Three: Bird, McHale and Parish. The intense Celtics/Lakers rivalry of the … Continue reading

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The Influence of UCLA’s John Wooden – The Wizard of Westward

TweetJohn Wooden was a one-of-a-kind in so many ways. His influence on the game and the profession of coaching is still felt today. Wooden’s feat of winning 10 NCAA Division I National Championships will likely never be repeated. What is … Continue reading

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