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Happy To Be Here!

Hey everyone,

    I've just recently joined this site as my pursuit of a career in the basketball world is beginning to inch nearer and nearer.  I am a Senior at Miami University located in Oxford, OH and have started to begin networking for jobs centered around the best sport in the world.  I am currently working as a student manager with the Miami Redhawks Men's Division I Basketball team here on campus, as this will be my first year working, taping, and traveling with the team.  It…


Added by Patrick Kollmeier on October 4, 2011 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Brad Stevens Pyramid of Success

I was at the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan clinic this weekend, which by the way had an awesome lineup, and Brad Stevens spoke a bit on his newly created Pyramid of Success.  I think it's important to note that he did say his pyramid is definitely inferior to that of John Wooden's and contains far fewer principles but this system works for him. It is based heavily on Bill Walsh's book -…


Added by Hoop Coach on October 4, 2011 at 10:34am — No Comments

Locked Out...

Well, well, well!! I know… it’s been FOREVER since you’ve heard from me on a blog post! Good news… I'm back on it!! My new blog entries will be much more frequent and much shorter in length. The objects for these posts are to stimulate some conversation, (even debate) about things that are on my mind. I NEED FEEDBACK; I CRAVE TO HEAR YOUR OPINIONS ABOUT THE TOPICS. Please pass on the links to your friends and their friends so I can have as many…


Added by Jayson Wells on October 3, 2011 at 11:48pm — No Comments

Bruce Pearl's Former Assistants

Gary Parish from CBSSports wrote a really interesting piece about life after Tennessee for Bruce Pearl's former assistants.  At UT Pearl's assistants Steve Forbes and Jason Shay had salaries of $200,000 and $160,000 respectively. Working together at Northwest Florida State, a junior college in the panhandle, Forbes as the head coach is making $60,000 and Shay is making $20,000 as a JUCO assistant.  Quite a dramatic drop from…


Added by Hoop Coach on October 3, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Big Apple and Big Rivals Highlight Shuckers Inaugural Schedule

Bay Area Shuckers Release 2011-2012 ACPBL 14-Game Schedule


Severna Park, MD (September 30, 2011) – Manhattan Meets Severn, Maryland could be the headline for the Bay Area Shuckers inaugural 2011-2012 season as the pro team based in Severn provides local sports fans a rare treat from the Big Apple as they host the Manhattan Pride as one of their nine home games this season.

The Bay Area Shuckers released…


Added by Bay Area Shuckers on September 30, 2011 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Kelvin Sampson Article

Interesting article about Kelvin Sampson on The article touches on Sampson's time with the Milwaukee Bucks and on his NCAA violations.   Sampson's five year show cause penalty for making illegal phone call violations could be construed as a bit harsh....granted he did it twice, at two different schools, but the punishment does seem a little much after reading this quote from a high ranking NCAA official:

"We don't even care about that anymore. We aren't even wasting our…


Added by Coach Drew on September 30, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Creating Your Shot Off Dribble Moves

New video clip on YouTube. Hal Wissel teaching how to create your shot off the dribble moves at one of his SHOOT IT BETTER Mini Camps for NBA players and prospects. 

Added by Hal Wissel on September 29, 2011 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Pervis Ellison Takes High School Job

Pervis Ellison the overall number one pick in the 1989 NBA draft has taken a high school job at Life Center Academy, a private school in Burlington, N.J.  Got to admire a guy looking to give back to the sport that gave him so much.

I wonder if it will help with recruiting to have a one-time #1 NBA Draft pick coaching your team?  You got to figure with all the…


Added by Coach Drew on September 29, 2011 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Bay Area Shuckers Announce Dance Team!

Talented Team Has Dancers from Two States and Five Maryland Counties


Severna Park, MD (September 26, 2011) – After open tryouts and an extensive search the Bay Area Shuckers of the Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League (ACPBL) have named their Dance Team for the 2011-2012 season.

“The talent on the 2011-2012 Bay Area Shuckers Dance Team is phenomenal.  All of the girls are highly skilled dancers and…


Added by Bay Area Shuckers on September 29, 2011 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Using Technology to Coach Basketball

The National High School Basketball Coach Association (NHSBCA) has a good read on using technology to communicate with your players and simplify the process of running your program.  It doesn't reveal any thing ground breaking but has a few good ideas for getting a hold of players, what technologies to use in order to teach your kids the game, and also how to promote your program.  Worth reading -…


Added by Coach Drew on September 29, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Knee to Groin Saves Player's Life

Turns out getting busted in the balls while attempting to take a charge was the best thing that could of happen to a prep school player from southern California.  Lingering swelling and pain from the incident sent him to the doctor office where he was diagnosed with testicular cancer.  Rather then spending the following months chasing a D1 scholarship he was forced to refocus on beating cancer.  Fortunately, he won and is now playing D2 ball at California Baptist University.  I will go as…


Added by Hoop Coach on September 29, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Could moving to the ACC destroy Pitt basketball?

Mike DeCourcy from the Sporting News thinks that Pitt's move to the ACC could be so detrimental to recruiting that it could ruin the program.  He argues that talent is so sparse in the Pittsburgh area that Jamie Dixon has been forced to hit the fertile recruiting grounds of NYC, DC, Philly and Baltimore for any chance of landing a top recruit.  Further he explains the only hook Pitt has for these out of town players is the lure of…


Added by Hoop Coach on September 29, 2011 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Duke standout Chris Carrawell gets D-League gig

Duke standout Chris Carrawell has landed an assistant coaching job with the New Jersey Nets affiliate the Springfield Armor.   Carrawell will assist Bob MacKinnon Jr., the new head coach of of the Springfield Armor.


Carrawell has played all over the place including a stint in the D-League.


Read more: Chris Carrawell lands D-League…


Added by Hoop Coach on September 28, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Five Star Fall Clinic - St. Rita's H.S. October 8th











Added by Hoop Coach on September 28, 2011 at 8:11am — 1 Comment

Florida Southern College - Part-time Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Florida Southern College, an NCAA Division II institution, is seeking applications for the position of Part-Time Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach. This is a part-time position with no benefits. Duties include assisting head coach with all aspects of the men’s basketball program, including: organization, administration, recruiting, conditioning, academic supervision, scheduling, coaching practices and contests. Must abide by NCAA, Florida Southern College and Sunshine State Conference rules…


Added by Hoop Coach on September 28, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Tom Crean - Shine 4 Lauren concert

Nice read about Indiana basketball coach Tom Crean helping with the search for a 20 year old missing IU student.  Love to see coaches taking part in the community in which they coach.  Shows life is not all about wins and losses......


Tom Crean - Shine 4 Lauren Concert

Added by Coach Drew on September 28, 2011 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg on ACC Expansion

My initial thought was that Coach Greenberg's reaction to Syracuse and Pitt joining the ACC would be something along the lines of "Shit, now we'll never get in the NCAA tournament......especially the way the committee dumps on us."  Turns out he has a much more positive, politically correct response. Suppose that is why he is an ACC coach and I am just writing about him.


Read it: …


Added by Hoop Coach on September 27, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Q and A with Indiana coach Tommy Crean

Yahoo has a pretty substantial interview with IU coach Tom Crean.  The interviews touches on his family life including his two NFL head coach brother in-laws, his frequent use of Twitter, and even some basketball.


Read it: Q and A with Indiana coach Tommy Crean

Added by Hoop Coach on September 27, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Kobe Bryant Punched in Face

For everyone who ever wanted to see LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant get punched in the face.  Courtesy of the best show on television the Simpsons.


Kobe Bryant punched in face on Simpsons

Added by Hoop Coach on September 27, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments

Harvard getting Blue Chip Recruits?

It's incredible what an historic season can do for recruiting.  After barely missing the NCAA Tournament, Harvard has cranked up the recruiting just a tad.  Last weekend Coach Amaker hosted eight prospects, six of whom are ranked in the top 100 of their prospective classes.  I'm wondering how many top 100 recruits it would take to have an impact in the Ivy League.  Not many I presume.  You can read the full article in the Harvard Crimson - …


Added by Coach Drew on September 27, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

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