Author Archives: Randy Sherman

May 6, 2018 - New Orleans, LA, U.S. - NEW ORLEANS, LA - MAY 06:   Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr talks to forward Kevin Durant (35) against New Orleans Pelicans during game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Semifinals at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA on May 06, 2018.  (Photo by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Stephen Lew/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

Spacing vs. Positioning

Spacing vs. Positioning

Spacing and Positioning both play a role in effective offense, so what’s the difference between these two concepts? (Note: This blog originally appeared in our September 15, 2018 newsletter. Subscribe here.) Often I receive an email that goes something like this… “Coach, I love the info you share and I really love the four-out and

October 17, 2017 - Cleveland, OH, USA - Fans celebrate after the Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love (0) sinks a 3-pointer to put the Cavs in the lead against the Boston Celtics in the fourth quarter on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The Cavs won, 102-99. (Credit Image: © Leah Klafczynski/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

Big Man Camp: Kevin Love

“Big Man Camp” featuring Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers demonstrating the high side and low side scoring series from the T-Post position. Summer is basketball camp season and below is a virtual “Big Man Camp” featuring Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers. In this series of videos, Love demonstrates moves from both the “High Side” and “Low Side” scoring series from

February 9, 2016: head coach Bruce Pearl of the Auburn Tigers during the NCAA basketball game between the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the Auburn University Tigers at Thompson Boling Arena in Knoxville TN Tim Gangloff/CSM(Credit Image: © Tim Gangloff/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

The Impact Of Optimism Bias

Optimism Bias can lead to unrealistic expectations, disappointment and emotional turmoil for coaches who do not guard against it. There are numerous cognitive biases – or mistakes in reasoning – humans are susceptible to. Coaches can and do fall prey to these biases as well. One such bias is the optimism bias and failure to

March 6, 2017 - Orlando, FL, USA - New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) is guarded by Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton (4) on Monday, March 6, 2017 at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. (Credit Image: © Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

The T-Post Position

Establishing the T-Post position helps the offense enter the ball to the post more often and gives an offense a spot to facilitate from. Post entries are on the decline in this era of pace and space. Some go as far to say post play is dead. That’s debatable, but the skills required from the modern big have

February 16, 2017 - Boston, Estados Unidos - Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown reacts to a play during the first half of their game against the Boston Celtics at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, USA, 15 February, 2017. (Credit Image: © Lisa Hornak/EFE via ZUMA Press)

The Pass Is King. Or is it?

The Passes Per Game statistic has been espoused by prominent coaches of late, but is it a worthwhile indicator? The Philadelphia 76ers had a breakout season. A healthy Joel Embiid and the addition of Ben Simmons helped the famed “Process” take a huge step towards fulfillment. The Sixers made the playoffs, won a series and

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