Coaching a European Club – Week 11

This week was the first time that we have played a league game against a team that we have faced, so it was the first time that I have had an opportunity to prepare for an opponent in league. When we played our opponent the first time, we led the entire game, but they kept the game close by hitting a number of three-pointers, many from stagger screens. Therefore, we worked on our defense against screens as the major emphasis for the week.  […]

Coaching a pro women’s team: The big win

Published by Full Court Press, January 30, 2003

The National Team coach traveled to the island to watch our team play Telge Energi, a team he picked as a co-favorite at the beginning of the year in a re-match of a game that we won on the road after trailing by 13 at half time (he picked us as one of the league’s worst teams). Telge featured three players who played over the Christmas break with the National Team, which did not count their best player, a young power forward who’s father was an American professional player, who was somehow left off the roster (we had nobody who was considered, and the National coach told my assistant he did not think my best player, averaging 18 points and 9 boards, was very good). […]