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Eric Musselman's Basketball Notebook
Notes, observations, and commentary on basketball and coaching.
Friday, October 17, 2008
recently held open tryouts for his Bakersfield team. He talks about the tryouts, his offseason coaching travels, and the upcoming season on his podcast, which
you can watch here
Eric Musselman is head coach at the University of Nevada. Previously, he was the head coach of the NBA's Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings.
Game has gotten easier for LeBron
Taking pride in your position
Analyzing play-calls upside-down and inside-out
A point guard lists the NBA's best point guards
It's about life experiences
Strong defense helps Lakers get off to quick start...
John Wooden's 8 Principles of Practice
A mind once stretched has a difficult time going b...
A wonderful story of perseverance and determinatio...
Parker: My biggest role will be to get everybody ...
If you can't coach both sides, you probably should...
The role of inbounder
In search of "smart power"
Rose more physical than expected as Bulls top Buck...
Observations from the Lakers-Blazers game
Blazers' "Diamond" takes shape
When you have Jason Kidd, you've got to have an up...
NBA's best cities/arenas
NBA Eurolive Coaches Clinic notes
Doc Rivers: Misery + Joy = Coaching
LeBron: There's always work
When you win, you're better, and that comes from h...
One coach's loyalty for another coach
Players don't really want a coach to be in the spo...
Life is like high school
Kerr: I'm willing to pay the price
Confidence is born of demonstrated ability
A proven system
Broadening a player's perspective
Coach Harris on the similarities between Avery Joh...
You do the best scouting through your friends
Celtics had a group of guys who were willing to be...
The four benefits of precisely scheduled practices...
Where to do the walkthrough
Leadership is different than success
SAM: Spacing, Angles, Movement
For coaches, being judged by others is part of the...
Players must learn the difference between criticis...
When you start talking about getting younger guys ...
Lakers defense active as preseason winds down
Nellie: I'd prefer an ass-kicking veteran team
A key to NBA coaching success
The structure of your practice is a key to your su...
If you can't set or read a screen, you can't run a...
The 11 practices of good teaching
Sensing when the culture has changed
Giving a team something to visualize
The job of a coach is to get the best out of his p...
Avoid the flash
Different coaches, unique approaches
Efficiency is a key to the point guard position
The 10 Secrets of Great Groups
Talent is overrated
Enthusiasm boiling over
Wanting to hear it from the head coach
Preparation is the backbone of quick decisions
The importance of having a system
Setting the tone
The advantage of remaining cool under all circumst...
The more free throws you shoot, the more rest ther...
In a team mentality, it's never about you
Flip Saunders on the Match-Up Zone
Rules without interaction will lead to rebellion
Championship teams make championship decisions
A bond between coach and player
Every minute in our life counts
The three window panes of life
Q&A with Avery Johnson
Making progress in the preseason
Why we hate to admit we made a mistake
Coach as psychologist
Charity time is almost over
We all bought in, and it's become addictive
A willingness to admit when you mess up
Most people aren't willing to go through the disco...
Knowing your role
Disrupting the flow
The difference between life-and-death and fun-and-...
All of my teammates are my bosses
Leadership inside the locker room
One program's quest for perfection
Lean on me
Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did...
If you use your energy just doing your job, things...
It all starts with confidence
How a simple observation can give you an advantage...
Six keys to playing with four guards
Even if you're not having a good day, you have to ...
A cry for accountability
Reaching out to players in the world where they li...
When the ship is sinking, the rats are the first o...
The essence of leading is not commanding, but teac...
After the first six minutes, it's all about adjust...
Making a commitment to toughness
When humility is refreshing
Why judgment calls about people are the most criti...
Coach Kruger on chemistry, attention to detail, an...
How training camps are like classrooms
The latest wrinkle for (football) coaches to obses...