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Sunday, November 1, 2009


A lot of great thoughts from my most recent Crieghton Burns newsletter. He is constantly putting out great stuff to all of us -- I love coaches that share!

"Defense doesn't break down on the help. It breaks down on the recovery." -Chuck Daly

"We stop practice every time we see one of our players not blocking out." -Jim Calhoun

"You should spend more time planning practice than conducting practice." -George Raveling

"Players should think about three things when closing out: do not let the dribbler turn the
corner, do not give up the rhythm shot, and disrupt the offense." -Dick Bennett

"Do not discipline to punish. Discipline to teach." -MorganWootten

"The key to good basketball is (1) not throwing the ball away and (2) not taking bad
shots." -Abe Lemons

"It is important for a coach to shut up and let his kids talk on the floor." -Mike Krzyzewski

"Coaches spend too much time on how to do things and not enough time on why they do
things. Players must know the purpose of what they are doing." -George Raveling

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else." -Booker T. Washington

"Champions are champions not because they do anything extraordinary but because they do
all the ordinary things better than anyone else." -Chuck Noll

"Never underestimate the power of individual attention." -Stephen R. Covey

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