All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Phil Jackson’

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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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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Unawareness: Success’s Blind Side (How to fail, part 2b)

I love playing and coaching basketball so much that the game is still fun to me even when I lose. What I don’t like is losing and not really know why or how. Unawareness is a form of self-deception, and as such, is a killer of success.

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How the Lakers can beat the Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder seem to have complete control of the Lakers, but there is a way for the Lakers to beat the Thunder, a way they used to beat the Thunder just 3 weeks ago.

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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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If I were Phil Jackson…

If I were Phil Jackson and didn’t want to end my coaching career with a sweep, I would consider ideas …

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Jerry Sloan was right to resign

With Jerry Sloan retired and Phil Jackson retiring, they leave a generation who never figured out the difference between old school, and timeless.

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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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Defending Coach Jerry Sloan from so-called Utah Jazz fans

People need to quit bashing Sloan for their imaginary perception of him, and wake up to what he’s done in reality. Seriously, if the Jazz were to let go of Jerry Sloan today, and if Phil Jackson and Doc Rivers were to retire this summer like they are both talking about doing…

You can bet both the Lakers and the Celtics would give serious thought to hiring Jerry Sloan as their new head coach.

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