From the Bench

Hurricane watch

Miami was the only team to beat Duke last season and miss the NCAA Tournament, a fact that still haunts coach Jim Larrañaga. His Hurricanes manhandle... more »

Power rebounding: Drills and strategies for improvement

Many coaches agree that rebounding is the most important phase of basketball when it's weighed in comparison to offense or defense. For instance, we m... more »

Rushing the court poses too many risks

But Utah Valley's upset victory over New Mexico State this season showed us why we should consider a universal ban on court storming. It's dangerous a... more »

Training with a Passion

Coaching is a logical career choice for athletes unable to shake their passion for the game, but that never quite satisfied Ganon Baker. Countless hou... more »

Prevent ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ with better coaching

Free throws are not difficult, and any basketball player who commits a moderate level of their time practicing them should be "average" at worst. The ... more »

How Jim Crutchfield created one of basketball’s most explosive offenses at West Liberty

There's no telling what coaches might give to learn the secrets behind West Liberty's high-octane offense, but none of it would matter. You can't have... more »

Getting on board with new technology in basketball programs

When Kyle Murphy began working at Hudl nearly seven years ago, it was led by no more than a handful of employees. The staff there today numbers more t... more »

Great ideas come from unexpected places

Great coaches are students. Period. I make that distinction because I've never met a first-rate coach that lived a bubble, burdened with tunnel vis... more »

The seven signs of a struggling coach

I recently read an article about the seven characteristics of unhappy people. It made me think about my teaching and coaching, and the happy and unhap... more »

Why reliable stat keepers are critical to programs

Give greater attention to one of the most important jobs on your team It's also the job that can determine what you do in practice, and it's the ... more »


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