What Coach Popovich Looks for in Players

“For us, it’s easy. We’re looking for character, but what the hell does that mean? We’re looking for people – and I’ve said it many times – [who] have gotten over themselves, and you can tell that pretty quickly. You can talk to somebody for four or five minutes, and you can tell if it’s[...]

Coach Terry Stotts’ Positivity

via The Oregonian Despite having a roster that is $13 million under the salary floor, Portland Trail Blazers’ Head Coach Terry Stotts has maintained a positive outlook from the beginning and has his team in a position that not many thought that they’d be in. What has made Stotts “one of the top coaches in[...]

Billy Donovan’s Balanced Offensive Attack: Pushing in Transition vs. Working the Clock

The Thunder’s offense has been spectacular so far this season, scoring 110.1 points per 100 possessions (second best in the NBA) while shooting 47.6 percent from the field.  Part of the reason has, of course, been the incredible playmaking prowess of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Another reason has been the offensive concepts that Head[...]

Popovich featured in book about building character

It’s no secret that one of Gregg Popovich’s keys to his tenured success is character. His continued success with the same organization for almost twenty years is very rare in any major sport, especially basketball. This is why ‘Pop’ has been featured in the book, Forces of Charcter: Conversations about Building a Life of Impact.[...]