COACHING PHILOSOPHIES

COACHING PHILOSOPHIES

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[...]

Jeff Hornacek and the Use of Sports Psychology

“Hate” is a strong word. I use it sparingly and am intentional when I do. I hate sports clichés. In my humble opinion, most are irrelevant and superfluous. Here are several commonly heard sports clichés that substantiate my claim: “It’s a game of inches.” Translation: Maybe, but you probably just have better players. “That was a gutsy play.” Translation:[...]