All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Michael Jordan’

Zone Defenses: Evolve or Die

The problem isn’t that zone defenses fail to teach young players proper defense, the problem is too many coaches fail to teach proper defense when teaching zones.

Don’t shoot the message, shoot the messenger.

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Unattended Cutters: a Basketballogy Exclusive

Unattended cutters are an unheralded way to attack zone defenses. Let data from MIT’s Sloan Sports Analytics conference, and the 2012 NBA Finals and 2012 London Olympics show you how to give your offense another weapon against the zone.

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How excuses, blaming and complaining undermine mental toughness (how to fail part 2d)

Whether or not you realize it, when we are tempted to blame, complain or make excuses we are actually standing at a crossroads: one is marked “victim” and the other “victor.”

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Denial: It ain’t just a river in Egypt (how to fail, part 2c)

Hope is much better than merely having a positive attitude, because hope acknowledges the reality that sometimes things don’t look so good, but likewise embraces the rest of the truth: that things will look up — particularly if you make good choices now.

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Self-Deception: Success’s TRUE Nemesis (How to Fail, part 2a)

A decision is only as good as the information it was based on. Self-deception prevents us from correctly interpreting the data failure is trying to provide us to guide our way.

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How to Fail in Basketball and in Life (part 1 of 3)

Part 1 of 3: Those who understand failure’s relationship to success see failure as feedback and adjust their efforts accordingly. Those that don’t, fear failure and avoid it altogether — thus deceiving themselves into inadvertently becoming their own biggest obstacle to success.

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Are the Lakers Still Relevant?

I really wonder if the Lakers are title contenders anymore, and here is why. In game 2 of the 1992 …

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The NBA Lockout: Is it about the money? Or Pride?

The scorched earth NBA players are creating as they stubbornly “stand” against a 2.5% pay cut will certainly cost them more than 7% of their fans, and their associated revenue.

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It’s Up the Players to End the NBA Lockout

Reading message boards around the Internet, you get a sense of how most fans see the NBA labor dispute. There …

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Lebron is no Michael — Or Kobe for that matter

Regardless of whether you think it was right or wrong for LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to take …

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