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Communication for Better Coach/Player Relationships

“Genuine relationship” building takes time. More than ever before, coaches have to really make a conscience decision to develop genuine relationship with their players. The ability to communicate with your players is an invaluable skill. These relationships allow coaches to earn the respect and trust of their players. Once these “genuine relationships” have been built […]

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Summer Rundown – Class of 2016

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Ca. – There was no shortage of options that presented themselves as I tried to come up with my choice for the “Most Outstanding Player from the Class of 2016” based upon what was accomplished during the multitude of summer events. In fact, I could have tabbed any of six or so players […]

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The Assistant Coach

As a Head Coach, the most important people you choose, other than your spouse, are your assistants. I personally started with no paid assistants and had to recruit within the College and the community, but over the years things changed and I ended up with a maximum number allowed by the NCAA. I’ve had very […]

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1st Team All-Summer – Class of 2017

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Ca. – The national high school Class of 2017 has a hefty share of high-quality “post” players – or, if more “wing” than “post” – players who stand 6-foot-8 or taller. Five of those landed spots on my 10-player first team all-Summer of 2015 for the Class of 2017. And, after the last […]

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Canada Basketball Sets Its Sights On Rio

TORONTO– Think of this. Canada is producing more than its share of NBA first round picks these days as well as others who dot the league’s rosters. If the country was to field its best team in international competition, the roster might like something like this: center Kelly Olynyk, Robert Sacre, forwards Tristan Thompson, Trey […]

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