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Motivating Without Losing It

As a coach at any level you want to be able to get your message and point across to all of the players that you coach. You spend countless hours preparing for your team’s practices and games. We all want our players to be as invested and dialed in to the task at hand like […]

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Recruiting Brochure

When I was the Head Basketball Coach at the University of Delaware, 1966-71, I put together a recruiting brochure, with the help of my best friend in town, Charley Burns, a commercial artist for Du Pont. The guy was really a talent. So, he and I did the art work for the two pages you […]

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The Dean’s List: Inside The SoCon

Inside the SoCon For hoop fans, March is unequivocally the best time of the year. With the regular season now complete, it’s time to look to the post-season tournament. In a league like the Southern Conference, there’s nothing better as so much is riding on every possession in every game that it simply makes it […]

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Freshman Ineligibility

High profile commissioners from the Big Ten, Pac 12, the ACC and Big 12 conferences are openly talking about turning back the clock in an attempt to put the college back into college athletics. For the first time since 1972, Jim Delany, Larry Scott, John Swofford and Bob Bowlsby are reportedly lobbying for support from […]

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2015 Nike Extravaganza Recap

SANTA ANA, Ca. – To beat a Mater Dei High basketball team, especially within the walls of the program’s snazzy Meruelo Athletic Center, an opponent is best advised to bring its “A game” – and then some. The L.A. Fairfax Lions brought a 25-0 record into the building for the end of a nine-game Saturday […]

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Dean Smith, 1931-2015

No, I can’t say I was a friend of Dean Smith. But he was a friend to me, more than once. The U. North Carolina coaching legend accepted to play a game vs. my Chile National Basketball team on 10 November 1972. Of course, they were way too much for us, winning by a score […]

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