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Nov 23 2018 Las Vegas, NV U.S.A. Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo during the NCAA Men's Basketball Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational between Texas Longhorns and the Michigan State Spartans 78-68 win at The Orleans Arena Las Vegas, NV. Thurman James / CSM(Credit Image: © Thurman James/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

What Do YOU Think?

What Do YOU Think?

Counseling Coaches Series: What Do YOU Think? Forming your OWN thoughts about basketball matters. (Note: This blog originally appeared at radiusathletics.com and is reposted with permission.) In the summer of 2015 some coaching friends encouraged me to begin sharing basketball info on social media and in blogs. This information was well-received and thanks to some

November 4, 2018 - Madrid, Madrid, Spain - Ibon Navarro during Morabanc Andorra victory over Real Madrid (105 - 107) in Liga Endesa regular season game (day 7) celebrated in Madrid at Wizink Center. November 4th 2018. (Credit Image: © Juan Carlos Garcia Mate/Pacific Press via ZUMA Wire)

MoraBanc Andorra: Early Offense and Half Court Series

A look at the concepts and plays from coach Ibon Navarro that has his MoraBanc Andorra team scoring 90+ points per game.  The end of 2018 was a great time for MoraBanc Andorra of the Spanish ACB league. The team grabbed some big wins against Real Madrid and Baskonia, and also was perfect in EuroCup play with

January 9, 2019 - Minneapolis, MN, U.S. - Minnesota Preparatory Academy Head Coach for post-graduates Nick Broch led students in practice, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN.  The school is a newly-formed basketball-based prep school housed at Jerry Gambles Boys and Girls' Club in north Minneapolis. It was conceived to capitalize on a growing national trend of athletic-based prep schools that cater to the needs of kids who hope to have a basketball future past high school. The school was established using many of the players that led Brooklyn Center to the state Class 2A semifinals a year ago.    ]  ELIZABETH FLORES • liz.flores@startribune.com (Credit Image: © Elizabeth Flores/Minneapolis Star Tribune via ZUMA Wire)

Goal Coaching: Create Action Steps to Achievement

Once you have set your goals, it’s important to lay out the action steps that will lead you to achieving them. In last week’s post, “Be Goal-Driven,” I discussed the concept of setting challenging, achievable goals as you are preparing to create a successful year ahead. I stated that goals are the foundation that you must

March 20, 2013 - Lexington, KY, USA - Butler head coach Brad Stevens answers questions during a news conference as the team prepares for the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Butler plays Bucknell on Thursday. (Credit Image: © Pablo Alcala/TNS/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Goal Coaching: “Plan the Work, Then Work the Plan”

Setting goals can be daunting, but these goal coaching tips will help you prepare and achieve yours this year. 2019! Can you believe it? It’s here. And yet, it seems like at the beginning of every year, we say the year out loud and exclaim, “I can’t believe it’s (insert year). Where did last year go?” In fact,

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Coaching Development: How to Spend Winter Break as an Intern

How does an intern invest in coaching development? Hit the road to build relationships, learn the game, and embrace the process. Hello #FastModelFamily! It’s your favorite intern, Matt Barnthouse. To be upfront with you, it’s my dream to work in basketball, particularly at the college level. At the moment, I am a graduate student that

June 3, 2018 - Madrid, Community of Madrid, España - Real Madrid's Rudy Fernandez (C) in action against Herbalife Gran Canaria's Xavi Rabaseda and Nikola Radicevic during the Liga Endesa first semifinal series match between Real Madrid and Gran Canaria at the Wizink Center in Madrid, Spain, 03 June 2018. (Credit Image: © Kiko Huesca/EFE via ZUMA Press)

Pin Down Series: How Real Madrid Creates Open Shots

Down screen, pin down or coming off screen – whatever you call it, Real Madrid creates numerous open looks with the action. The reigning EuroLeague Champion, Real Madrid, are looking for a second title in a row. This season the squad is off to a great start in league play, currently sitting in second place just behind Fenerbahce

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#NBAXmas – The Best Plays from Christmas Day

We handed over our Twitter account to contributor Tony Miller to cover the best plays from NBA Christmas Day games. And he didn’t disappoint. Coach Miller not only shared his favorite #XsOs including BLOBs, SLOBs and ATOs, but also pointed out some great concepts and trends used by the elite NBA teams. Make sure to

Virginia Cavaliers guard Kihei Clark (0) during the NCAA Basketball game between the George Washington Colonials and the Virginia Cavaliers at John Paul Jones Arena on Sunday November 11, 2018 in Charlottesville, VA. Jacob Kupferman/CSM(Credit Image: © Jacob Kupferman/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

Pack Line Playbook: Lock And Trail

Pack Line Playbook: Defending single and double down screens within the Pack Line Defense using the “Lock and Trail” technique. The Pack Line style of defense features some unwaivering absolutes. There are specific rules and techniques that change little from game-to-game or opponent-to-opponent.The mindset is to do a few things and do them well. We will

November 6, 2018 - Ann Arbor, MI, U.S. - ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 06: Michigan Wolverines head coach John Beilein coaches Michigan Wolverines guard Zavier Simpson (3) during a timeout during the Michigan Wolverines game versus the Norfolk State Spartans on Tuesday November 6, 2018 at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, MI. (Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Steven King/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

Getting To 1.0

Getting to 1.0 points per possession (PPP) places your offense in the upper echelon of the competitive landscape. In the 2017-2018 NCAA basketball season 25 out of the 353 Men’s Division I basketball teams operated at 1.0 points per possession (PPP) or higher. That is roughly seven percent of all teams. (per Synergy Sports) On the

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