Coach Drew's Blog – September 2011 Archive (11)

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

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

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

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

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

Rick Pitino is pissed teams are leaving the Big East

Rick Pitino is firing shots at the Big East members that left for the ACC.  Not only is he speaking his mind he's also laying out some compelling facts. On his blog, Pitino asks "Didn’t they check Boston College’s championship totals since leaving the BIG EAST -- one, in soccer in 2005".  Good question.


He also wants the Big East to quickly secure four football schools to join the conference. His suggestions:

"Central Florida?  Is Baylor or Iowa State…


Added by Coach Drew on September 27, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

ACC and Big East Realignments

Apparently, I am not smart enough to fully understand these realignments.  Is it just me or did it feel like the media made the Big East out to be the greatest basketball league in the history of the game last season?  Then somehow the following season three of the big boys leave for greener pastures.  I think I read somewhere that this has something to do with others sports like Football and Lacrosse. I suppose I can see the football angle as it is a huge revenue generator for the the…


Added by Coach Drew on September 26, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Advanced Basketball Statistics - APBRmetrics

I am reading the book Moneyball ahead of the movie coming out and naturally my thoughts turned to a way to apply Sabremetrics to…


Added by Coach Drew on September 22, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Crowd Simulation Software

 At the very least this crowd simulation software is fun. But there is also the possibility that is incredibly useful. Not being a scientist I can't confirm but I did run a little test.


What the…


Added by Coach Drew on September 21, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Hoop Coach News 9/9/11 Newsletter

A digest of Basketball Coach discussions, blog posts, jobs and plays from…


Added by Coach Drew on September 9, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Krossover Video Analysis

Not sure if everyone is familiar with a company called Krossover Intelligence out of NYC but they are awesome. I read an article about them in Fast Company a few months back and was originally…


Added by Coach Drew on September 3, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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