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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

The Impact Of Optimism Bias

Optimism Bias can lead to unrealistic expectations, disappointment and emotional turmoil for coaches who do not guard against it. Read more on Cognitive Biases and how they relate to coaching: Action Bias Pitfalls Avoiding Outcome Bias The Perils of Confirmation Bias Survivorship Bias in Coaching There are numerous cognitive biases – or mistakes in reasoning –

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

March 21, 2018 - Monaco, France - Aaron Craft (AS Monaco) - Jamar Wilson  (Credit Image: © Panoramic via ZUMA Press)

Offensive Elements: Twice

Twice: When it comes to creating an advantage, if at first you don’t succeed, screen twice! To round out our study of The Four T’s Of International Offense a pair of French professional teams, AS Monaco and ASVEL, will demonstrate the “twice” concept. Twice fits into the rescreen family as it is a second attempt

March 24, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA, USA - Michigan's Moritz Wagner (13) drives against Florida State's Ike Obiagu (12)during the first half of an NCAA Tournament regional final at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 24, 2018. (Credit Image: © Junfu Han/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

Michigan Wolverines – Find Use Create

An examination of how the Michigan Wolverines find, use and create offensive numbers advantages using a simple pick-and-pop It’s no secret that John Beilein is a terrific basketball coach. He has long been considered an offensive wizard. His Michigan Wolverines (32-7, #3 West Region) have advanced to the Final Four thanks in large part to

February 23, 2017 - NCAA Basketball: Marshall Thundering Herd guard Jon Elmore (33) dribbles around Old Dominion Monarchs guard Ahmad Caver (4) and Old Dominion Monarchs forward Trey Porter (15) during the Marshall Thundering Herd vs Old Dominion Monarchs game at Ted Constant Center in Norfolk, VA. Old Dominion beat Marshall 86-65. Jen Hadsell/CSM(Credit Image: © Jen Hadsell/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Marshall Drag Screen Concepts

The Marshall Thundering Herd have spaced and shot their way into the NCAA Tournament powered by the Drag Screen concepts of Coach Dan D’antoni. One of the hotspots for college basketball analytics is Huntington, West Virginia home of the Marshall University Thundering Herd (24-10, #13 Seed, East Regional). Coach Dan D’antoni has overseen a turnaround

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