The Post Up Game: Don’t Call it a Comeback (or Call it a Comeback?)!

Thanks to Joe Ticotsky of the CT Starters for sharing this article with me the other day.

http://grantland.com/the-triangle/we-interrupt-this-eulogy-for-the-nba-post-up-game-to-bring-you-its-rebirth/ 

Great read — Makes you think about what analytics are really telling us and that sometimes a good ‘ol fashion high percentage post up IS the best shot!

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Basketball Coach Weekly – Issue 84

Here is an article I wrote for Basketball Coach Weekly: Distinguish Players In 5 Steps

This piece discusses ways that High School and AAU coaches can help their players attract attention and distinguish themselves during the recruiting process.

Enjoy!

~Coach DeSalvo

#SEIZE

Pops and The Art of War

I recently read the article, “Gregg Popovich and The Art of War” by Jesse Blanchard that he wrote on Popvich and how the Spurs transformed themselves. Using “The Art of War”as the basis of the Spurs’ new philosophy, Blanchard conveys how the Spurs adapted to their personnel.

It made me smile when I read this because I feel, even at the college level, that not all coaches are willing to adapt to their players. Coaches would rather have others adjust to them.

This “old school” mentality and stubbornness needs to shift.

This year, we ran offense that I had never run before as our primary offense. I felt as though if I had run what I have traditionally implemented, we would not had be been as successful. Therefore i made the change.

I believe it is our job as coaches to adjust to our players and put them in the best position to be successful.

If Pops is willing to adjust, we all should be able to.

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