COACHING PHILOSOPHIES

COACHING PHILOSOPHIES

Spurs Culture Creates Competitive Advantage

Earlier this month, Gregg Popovich, head coach of the San Antonio Spurs basketball team, won his 1000th NBA basketball game, making him the 9th NBA coach in history to achieve this feat. Popovich adds this to a long list of achievements including five NBA titles with the Spurs and three NBA Coach of the Year honors.  This[...]

Popovich: I can’t make every decision

Gregg Popovich, famously curt and sarcastic, revealed one of the secrets to the San Antonio Spurs‘ success in a moment of candid reflection Tuesday, saying empowering his players to communicate on the court as he does during timeouts is key to getting them to make the right decisions throughout a game. Popovich, speaking to media before[...]

How basketball lifer Steve Clifford is turning the Bobcats around

How do you fix a broken franchise? We’re not talking championships. We’re talking about just not having a team be a broken pile of wreckage, lying beside the shoreline as birds nest on it. Before you figure out how to win a title, you have to figure out the process for being a good basketball[...]

Miami Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra Gets Win No. 300

With Sunday’s 93-79 win over the Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra became the sixth-fastest coach in NBA history to reach 300 career regular-season wins. He needed just 448 games to accomplish the feat and now owns an impressive 300-148 record—good for a .670 winning percentage—since taking over as Miami’s coach before the 2008-09 season. Spoelstra’s first two seasons in Miami didn’t exactly set[...]

Talking defense with Scott Brooks

HANG TIME NEW JERSEY – When you think of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kevin Durant‘s scoring comes to mind first. He leads the league by a wide margin, after all. But the Thunder have been a better defensive team than offensive team this season. Heading into Thursday’s matchup with the Heat, they rank sixth in offensive efficiency and third in defensive[...]