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James Naismith and the invention of basketball

James Naismith and the invention of basketball

  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. Those additional rules that Naismith spoke about, were later written d ...[Read More]

Dear Basketball

Dear Basketball

“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]

Jahlil Okafor – The Journey

This is Lauren Hill, and this is her season

This is Lauren Hill, and this is her season

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]

Respect between coaches gives player a special accomplishment

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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]

Legendary Coach Don Meyer Tribute

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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]

As we are together

As we are together

We push each other to get better.  We could NEVER be as good alone as we are together.  ~ Ryan Wittman  

We asked Fran Fraschilla

We asked Fran Fraschilla

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]

I don’t get a big charge out of being the leading scorer.  The object of competing is winning.  I just try to do what has to be done for us to win.  That might be anything at anytime – defense, rebounding, passing.  I get satisfaction out of being a team player.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Selfless

Selfless

Teamwork is the beauty of basketball.  People working together as one.  You become selfless. Adapted from a Mike Krzyzewski quote.