"Passing the basketball is the most important item of all. Being able to pass -- whether it's hockey, soccer, football -- is the most important skill of all. It's important because there is nothing you can do at any level without being able to pass the ball.
Dribbling is an individual skill, shooting is an individual skill. Passing is the only skill that can be individual and add to the team concept. All the Xs and Os in the world can't go anywhere without passing the basketball."
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
There is nothing you can do at any level without being able to pass the ball
Going back through the book "Winning is an Attitude" with former Temple coach John Chaney (who guided the Owls to 17 NCAA tournament appearances) and came across several good sections, including this one: