From the Bench

At-Home Basketball Drills for Young Players

The beauty of basketball is the simplicity of the game itself. All it takes to play is a person, a hoop, and a ball. That's it. So while many Ameri... more »

Lessons learned from the MJ doc, ‘The Last Dance’

The spring of 2020 was a challenging one for basketball fans, players, and coaches. Both the men and women's NCAA tournaments were canceled. The NBA s... more »

Lawsuit seeks Zion Williamson to admit family was paid for his Duke tenure

Former Duke star basketball forward and current NBA rookie Zion Williamson is caught in the middle of a lawsuit for receiving financial benefits from ... more »

Using statistics in planning ahead

At the end of each season, coaches find themselves in a reflective mode. They look back at the season and can recall various events. While they have t... more »

Transformational over transactional coaching

Recently I heard the phrase “be a transformational coach” as opposed to being a “transactional coach.” What is the difference between the ... more »

9 effective teaching methods for coaches

Productive coaches spend 75% of their time teaching the sport to their players and the other 25% of the time coaching. With younger athletes, this gap... more »

8 winning concepts programs must adopt

Field goal percentage, rebound margin, points off turnovers — these are all critical areas basketball teams must address to improve their chances of... more »

Better blueprints for running a successful basketball program

One facet of coaching that must be addressed more often is the process of establishing a successful program. The product of all your hard work, of cou... more »

12 qualities of great basketball teams

Last season was very gratifying for me, as I was able to return to basketball as a scout. While my focus was to gather the necessary information for m... more »

Preparation strategies for the game’s final minutes

As a young coach, I had the pleasure of hearing Hall of Fame coach Hubie Brown speak at a clinic. During his talk, he stressed the importance of the g... more »


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