The greatest sin a coach can commit is to allow kids to slide by. This goes for the classroom as well as the court
X & O's aren't worth a damn without a team. If your team isn't with you it doesn't matter what you draw up. The team must respect what the coach is asking them to do
No one is bigger than the team. You're going to be on time, you're going play hard, you're going to know your job and you're going to know when to pass and shoot. If you can't do those four things you're not getting time here and we don't care who you are.
Don't try to imitate other coaches. Be your own person with your own style and do your own thing.
You always want to be able to convey items of interest, items that make the fan see what's happening, help them in their conversations of comparing teams or players and then be able to back it up to open his eyes to the history of the league.
No matter how good you are, at top pf your game, always remember that you're a half a step away from the street.
Winning teams at the NBA level, the college level, and the high school level all play team basketball. Championship teams have five players on the same page at all times.
Use different basketball offensive alignments to cause confusion for the other team.
TALENT and WORK ETHIC, the most important and RARE combination.
If something works for another school, use it. Don't act like you are too good to use other ideas
In planning any type of offense, when a player leaves a spot always replace him with another offensive player.
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