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:[…]

Pacers’ Vogel, Blazers’ Stotts named Coaches of the Month for November

NEW YORK — The Indiana Pacers’ Frank Vogel and the Portland Trail Blazers’ Terry Stotts today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in October and November. Vogel led Indiana to a 15-1 (.938) mark as the Pacers started the season 9-0 — the best start in[…]

Breaking Down Gregg Popovich’s Extremely Successful San Antonio Spurs System

Gregg Popovich, the head coach of the San Antonio Spurs, has established his place on the Mount Rushmore of coaches, alongside Red Auerbach, Phil Jackson and Pat Riley. What makes him and his team so successful, though? Establishing he belongs with the greatest is not hard. According to Basketball Reference, Popovich is 247 games over .500 for his[…]