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My Dean Smith Memory

As an 18 year NCAA Division I head and assistant coach, I was blessed to have coached against the best.  Bob Knight, Coach K, Eddie Sutton, Tom Izzo, Tom Davis, Ralph Miller, Billy Donovan, Roy Williams……and Dean Smith. Our Miami of Ohio team won the 1990-91 MAC regular season and tournament championship.  Fortunately we were placed

5 Essential Phases of a Basketball Post-Game Routine

Some programs do not give this topic the attention it deserves, post-game routines need to be addressed with the same sense of urgency as the pre-game routines. As a college head coach, I ensured these five phases of post-game breakdown were part of our routine after every game. PHASE I: POST-GAME LOCKER ROOM MEETING Briefly address

Creating a Culture of Belief with Positivity from Jon Gordon

Last year on my trip to the Men’s Final Four, I was fortunate enough to hear renowned speaker Jon Gordon. If you are not familiar with Jon, I highly recommend you hop over to his website after reading and sign up for his newsletter and purchase his books, you won’t be disappointed. As the season is underway

Mick Cronin’s Cincinnati Bearcats Basketball Philosophy

Notes taken from the 2012 Brayden Carr Foundation Coaching Clinic. University of Cincinnati Men’s Basketball Coach Mick Cronin spoke on some of his on and off court philosophies for the Bearcats! Off the Court Each day his players are being recruited to not listen to him (from outsiders). Accept it and work to counteract that negativity-why

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