Thursday, June 28, 2007

Coach Mike Conley's Big Day

My earliest recollection of Coach Conley is having 14 6Th graders who were the most discipline and unselfish group of kids on a great team. This was because of his leadership and coaching. I know you are not only proud of your son and Greg Oden, but you also had coached Daequan Cook and Josh McRoberts. Coach thanks for doing things the right way. What people don't realized you coached an AAU team last summer without those guys and you did a great job. You are great for this game thank you. Another Old School Coach doing a great job with America's youth.

Taras Brown, I want to thank you for what you have done for Kevin Durant

Open letter to Taras Brown, I want to thank you for all the hard work and training you put into Kevin Durant. Old school Basketball coaches are extremely proud of you. Thanks for doing things the right way and we know this is a special day for you. We know you trained Kevin for the right reasons. Again thank you.

The Kevin Durant story it is all abouts Skills and hard work

Kids listen up Kevin Durant got this point of career by working shooting and other individual skills. He didn't do it by playing a million games. He has put up millions of shots in his training and that's how he became a great shooter. His trainer also instilled physical and mental toughness in Kevin. Thanks to old school trainer Kevin will be a long time all-star in the league. Old school still rules.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Best Individual skill development coaches

I would like your thoughts on individual skill development coaches. Steve Finamore does a great job with this.

Best High School Basketball Coaches in the USA

Please email your thoughts on the best high school Basketball coaches in the country. I want big school and small coaches that do a great job. Please email at with your thoughts.

Point Guard Development Ideas

In my opinion Bob Hurley and the late Dick Devenzio are two of the best sources for developing the point guard. Coaches please send me your thoughts and drills on developing the position I have information to share. Winning Hoops has just come out with a great report on Floor Generals Developing Prolific Point Guards.

Mike Conley is a winner at every level

Mike Conley who I have seen play since the 5Th grade is an old fashion pass first point guard. Mike can lead, pass, finish, defend, and in the area of shooting I know he will improve is shooting. He has great IQ for the game and His teams will win some NBA titles. He is my favorite player in the draft. I am hoping he slips down to my Celtic's. That brings me to another subject Mike's dad has done a great job of developing Mike and also Greg Oden and I have so much respect for him as a coach and developer of young men and players.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Running the Break and Pressing for tempo

Please email your ideas and I will exchange mine with you. My email address is I have great stuff from Pepperdine, Memphis, North Carolina, Hobbs High School in Hobbs New Mexico and Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs from the 1971 and 1973 State Champions teams that ran.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Summer Basketball Ideas for Coaches and kids

1. Skill Development - Shooting program consist of making 500 shots a day. Play 1 on 1 with a buddy or older kid. Work on attacking dribbles moves. Play 2 on 2 or 3 on 3 this summer.

2. Coaches please don't coach summer league, have somebody else coach your team. Instead get your players in the gym 3 times a week working on their skills and teach them how to play in mini-scrimmages with 2 on 2 games, 3 on 3, 4 on 4. Go and evaluate your team in games don't coach them.