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Motivation

To become a self starter You must have a goal The challenge is exhilarating As you see it unfold Before your very eyes It was always there You just have to “think” it And then declare It’s yours for the taking It’s meant just for you This is one of many dreams That will come […]

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Olympia Milan Hall of Fame

This year, my old club, Olympia Milan, inducted two more people, both players: Ferdinando Gentile and Franco Boselli. They are the 34th and 35th people elected to the OHOF. I’ve done profiles on the first 33 and have sent those … about a year or so ago. I just wanted you to know that I […]

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44 Minutes?…. C’mon now!!

As everyone probably knows, the NBA experimented with a 44 minute, (4, 11 minute quarters) game this past Sunday when The Nets played the Celtics in Brooklyn. The experimental game ended in a time of 1 hour and 58 minutes, approximately 15-20 minutes shorter than an average 48 minute NBA game. OK, Mr. Silver, the […]

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Attack The Rim! Protect The Rim!

With its 3-D rule, which prohibits any defender from ‘camping out’ in the 3″ lane for three seconds, the NBA has, in effect, a rule against zone defenses. With this, their coaches preach this mantra: “Attack the rim.” Meaning, drive the lane and score or draw a foul … or both. The thought was that […]

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TIME: UNC

Well, this pretty much does it: the U. North Carolina sham course scandal has TIME Magazine down its throat. Of course, I shouldn’t say this but I have a question: Does anyone think this sort of thing is limited to North Carolina in Chapel Hill? Please. You know where this sort of thing does NOT […]

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We Owe Them Our Best

They come in every variety. Some swagger to hide their fears. Some are full of hesitation and their self-doubt is written in their every gesture. Some are loud and their speech says the world is their turf, just for them. You can barely hear some, suddenly they seem limited to a whisper. Some wear the […]

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Hiring: Backing Your Man

A disclaimer: There is a slight difference between (a) hiring someone in an administrative or coaching position and (b) signing an American player for your team, as I did 15 times in 14 years here in Italy’s Series A-1. Though the situations are not exactly the same, the hiring principles are quite similar: (a) you […]

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The Triangle Offense

They are saying the NY Knicks are having early-season struggles because they have not been able to grasp the subtleties of the Triangle Offense. I happen to think their early-season troubles are the result of other things. They just do not have: (a) the right mix of players; (b) enough talent; (c) enough quality depth; […]

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