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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

LARRY BROWN'S KEYS TO WINNING ON THE ROAD


Thanks to the Arizona men's basketball program and their monthly newsletter for this great road list. Ryan Reynolds does a great job of putting the newsletter together.

Back before the 2007-08 season begun, the Xavier basketball team under Sean Miller was set to have a great season. Know that they had many tough road games in the season ahead, Sean was looking to find ways to motivate his team to win games on the road. Sean contacted long time friend and Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown to pick his brain for his thoughts on what it takes to win on the road. Coach Brown gave 5 keys to a team winning on the road:

#1 BE A FAMILY
Develop trust in each other, the staff and the system. Work together to win as a team.

#2 BE A PLAYMAKER
Always play to win -- don't play not to lose. Be aggressive in your approach. What do you have to lose?

#3 WORK HARD AND CONCENTRATE
Be willing to prepare to win. Knowing the scouting report and your teams game plan. How can you win when you don't know what you're doing?

#4 SILENCE THE CROWD
Enjoy the atmosphere and the challenge of doing it. There is nothing more fun than winning on the road. Have fun doing it.

#5 BETTER THAN ANYONE
To win on the road you must defend