Making Your Team Better

2013 NBA DraftThe NBA draft took place in late June and free agency quickly began afterward. College coaches from across the country are embarking on a month long journey searching for players to fill available roster spots. If you’ve coached long enough, you usually have a pretty good idea of what you need to make your team better.

Sometimes it’s something intangible like leadership, which is difficult to acquire, so your focus is on the current roster and whether or not a leader can emerge.

Today we’re going to focus on how looking at statistics can help guide your decision-making as to what is needed to make your team better. …

Looking Deeper Inside Miami’s Championship

2012 Miami Heat Media DayAs basketball fans everywhere know, the Miami Heat won their 2nd straight NBA Championship last week. Sure having LeBron James, Dawayne Wade and Chris Bosh should make you the better team in most games you play, but that wasn’t the case two years ago when the Dallas Mavericks took down the Heat in six games. Since the Mavericks haven’t won a playoff game since then, it’s easy to simply state that it was a fluke or that the Mavericks were the ‘hotter’ team, but saying that would be a disservice to both teams. …