From James Naismith himself – his story on how he invented basketball. This is believed to be the only known audio recording of Naismith. It is from a January 31, 1939 radio broadcast of “We the People”, hosted by Gabriel Heatter. It was recently discovered by a professor at the University of Kansas. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/237701980R ...[Read More]
“This season is all I have left to give.” @kobebryant pens a letter to basketball: https://t.co/hu5CUoXHhJpic.twitter.com/1ogKdH7buP — The Players’ Tribune (@PlayersTribune) November 29, 2015 Kobe Bryant took to The Players’ Tribune on November 29th to announce that this was his last season. In a beautifully penned poem to the game that he loves. It is open and honest, an ...[Read More]
ESPN ran a great feature on Mount St. Joseph University freshman Lauren Hill. Like many others, this story is a reminder for us to not take any day, any moment for granted. Lauren has brain cancer, and her life’s shot clock is running down. But Lauren is still working to keep her dream of playing college basketball alive. Lauren is a brave young lady and we are happy to share her story t ...[Read More]
West Virginia Head Coach Mike Carey asked his player to intentionally foul Villanova senior Emily Leer so that she had an opportunity to reach her 1,000th point before her career concluded. Leer was fouled and hit the front-end of a free throw to score her 1,000th and final career point. One of the best parts of coaching is the positive relationship that you are able to build with other coaches. ...[Read More]
We saw this great tribute video of late coach Don Meyer floating around on twitter and we could not wait to share it with our community. Coach Meyer is one of the winningest coaches of all time with 923 wins and only 324 loses. But really he is most remembered as an amazing servant leader. Coach Meyer coached for 38 seasons and even though his last years were impacted by his 2008 car accident a ...[Read More]
We push each other to get better. We could NEVER be as good alone as we are together. ~ Ryan Wittman
Fran Fraschilla is one of the best basketball minds in the world. His knowledge of the game both at home and internationally is unrivaled. Recently we sent Coach a tweet asking him “What one quote did you always tell your player?” His reply was awesome, and still relevant for today’s athletes: Do your work early As coaches we know that not all of our players have the same work ...[Read More]
Teamwork is the beauty of basketball. People working together as one. You become selfless. Adapted from a Mike Krzyzewski quote.