Preparation remains key for Detroit Pistons Assistant Coach Malik Allen

Preparation was Malik Allen’s calling card during his 10-year NBA playing career. Admittedly not able to overwhelm opponents with his athletic abilities, Allen averaged 4.9 points and 2.8 rebounds in 378 games in large part due to always being ready and knowing league personnel. Those same characteristics are serving Allen, a former Shawnee High School[…]

Dwane Casey Reveals Secret to Team Building

The X’s and O’s are the lifeblood of any basketball coach, and trying to devise strategies that put his players in the best position to succeed and come up with wrinkles to confound opponents is what drives them. But there is so much more to the job than that, as Dwane Casey knows so well[…]

Coach Brett Brown Takes Sixers to Planetarium

76ers Head Coach Brett Brown took his team to the Hayden Planetarium before their contest with the Nets to help them grasp the “big picture” approach to basketball.  Among the many things the team got to do there, the highlight was talking to famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. “From time to time, when you go[…]

Nuggets playing the type of basketball Coach Malone envisioned

The Nuggets offense has exploded this month averaging 116 points per game, which is 2nd in the league in that span.  Head Coach Mike Malone is more proud of how they’re getting those points rather than the statistic itself.   “In my mind, in an ideal world we defend, we rebound, we run,” he said.[…]

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[…]