The hardest part of refereeing basketball is not coaching. I watch players make the same mistake over and over, and I just want to help, but it’s not my place. Read the rest of this entry »
Originally published in Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletter 4.35. Similar articles available in Brian McCormick’s Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletters, Volume 4.
I believe Steve Nash is the best shooter to play in the NBA, at least since the NBA incorporated the three-point line. While my belief is based primarily on observation, the numbers support the theory. John Hollinger, the creator of the player efficiency rankings, ranks Nash as the all-time #1 shooter based on a combined shooting range (CSR) which adds 2-point percentage, 3-pt % and FT%. Read the rest of this entry »
Former Washington Wizards’ and Toronto Raptors’ Shooting Coach Dave Hopla explains the basics that he uses when instructing free throws. He keeps the instructions simple rather than over-complicating the shot, which tends to cause “paralysis by analysis.”
- “Toe – Tack – Target”
- “Valve the Basketball”