Weekly Articles

Spurs Live in the Moment – http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/11595335/san-antonio-spurs-staying-live-moment-philosophy

Heat Adapting – http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/11594546/miami-heat-start-process-new-season-lebron-james

Better Basketball Positive Educator – http://betterbasketballtribe.com/motivation/the-power-of-a-positive-educator/

Task of Basketball Czar – http://mweb.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/24721735/the-nearly-impossible-task-of-being-a-basketball-czar-in-the-nba?v=1&vc=1

Bill Belichick Belistrator – http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/_/id/7518409/bill-belichick-everybody-critic-film-sessions

How Important is Pick And Roll in Today’s NBA – http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2199073-how-important-is-the-pick-and-roll-in-todays-nba

Weekly Articles

JJ Watt on Practice – http://www.si.com/mmqb/video/2014/09/10/one-question-interview-jj-watt

Team USA Coaching Staff – http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/sports/basketball/unique-mix-of-coaches-strives-for-one-voice.html?ref=basketball&_r=1

Bleacher Report Ranking Top Defenses in NBA History – http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2185159-ranking-the-nbas-20-best-defenses-of-all-time

Indy Star Andrew Luck Feature – http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nfl/colts/2014/09/05/two-sides-andrew-luck/15121289/

Coach K Feel It Moments – http://online.wsj.com/articles/how-coach-k-motivates-usa-basketball-1410474885

Team Catalyst – http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbelzer/2013/02/07/why-butler-basketball-holds-the-key-to-organizational-success/

Weekly Articles

Zach Lowe’s Observations About the World Cup – http://grantland.com/the-triangle/team-usa-fiba-world-cup-spain/

Allie Quigley Feature on ESPNW – http://m.espn.go.com/wnba/story?storyId=11471318&src=desktop&rand=ref~%7B%22ref%22%3A%22http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FpAZe69j0Vw%22%7D&wjb

Seattle Seahawks and Details – a href=”http://mmqb.si.com/2014/09/05/seattle-seahawks-green-bay-packers-nfl-week-1/3/

Tim Grover Column on Off Season Prep -http://www.si.com/edge/2014/09/03/tim-grover-there-is-no-offseason

Weekly Articles

Bleacher Report Kobe Bryant Feature – http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2172186-kobe-bryant-reveals-competitive-fire-unique-kindness-in-untold-stories

SI Kobe Bryant Feature – http://www.si.com/longform/kobe/

NBA.com Kenneth Faried Feature – http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2014/08/22/for-kenneth-faried-same-story-different-chapter/

Bleacher Report Klay Thompson Feature – http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2173236-team-usas-klay-thompson-breaks-down-the-skills-that-make-him-a-shooting-star

Weekly Articles

Chip Kelly Grantland Feature – http://grantland.com/features/chip-kelly-philadelphia-eagles-nfl-influence/

Mike Bailey Concepts of Effective Defense – http://hoopsroundtable.com/2014/08/16/concepts-for-an-effective-defense/

Guz Malzahn Feature – http://grantland.com/features/gus-malzahn-offensive-evolution/

Perception of Workout Guy – http://www.hoopconsultants.com/perception-of-a-workout-guy/

Chip Kelly ESPN – http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/11348255/how-philadelphia-eagles-coach-chip-kelly-converted-lesean-mccoy-believer-espn-magazine

LLWS Coach Speech – http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=11373945&ex_cid=sportscenterFB

Weekly Articles

The following is from Brandon Bailey, Video Coordinator, Boston Celtics:

Keyon Dooling on Doc Rivers and Rajon Rondo
http://hoopshype.com/articles/keyon-dooling/how-i-overcame-abuse-and-learned-to-lead-in-the-nba

Becky Hammon Features
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/becky-hammon-s-life-has-prepared-her-well-to-be-a-pioneer-012950651.html

http://espn.go.com/wnba/story/_/id/11313239/wnba-san-antonio-stars-future-spurs-assistant-becky-hammon-was-born-coach&ex_cid=espnnbaTwitter

Reavis on Belichick
http://nesn.com/2014/08/darrelle-revis-bill-belichick-is-very-open-to-suggestions-about-football/

Steve Clifford Features(I might have sent these out during the year, but it’s worth the read again)
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1952081-inside-the-coaching-principles-that-turned-around-the-charlotte-bobcats

http://grantland.com/the-triangle/the-facts-and-fiction-of-the-bobcatss-rising-defense/

Building Your Defense – Tim Trendel Article
http://www.ibcaillinois.org/news_article/show/407205?referrer_id=819604

News: Jimmer Fredette shines in D.J. Augustin’s absence

From CSNChicago.com and Aggrey Sam:

Considering that he was once the nation’s leading scorer as a BYU star, the 17 points Jimmer Fredette scored in Monday night’s 108-95 Bulls’ win over the Magic at the United Center was a rather modest total.

But for the reserve guard, who’s seen scant playing time since being acquired after being bought out by Sacramento, it was simply a pleasure to be a factor in a game that still means something. It doesn’t matter that he Fredette got his playing time because of the absence of D.J. Augustin — the Bulls’ regular backup point guard missed the game due to the birth of his son earlier Monday — just that he was a contributor.

“It’s been awesome to be with this team and see how their team camaraderie is, and see how they play basketball. So it’s been awesome to be part of the squad and to get some minutes, and to be able to help out with a win felt really good,” Fredette explained. “It felt very good. I was able to contribute in a meaningful game for us to try to help us get another win and get closer to our goal of trying to get that [No. 3] seed, and we’ll see how things go, but it felt really good to play.

“It’s something I’ve done a lot in my career so far, so you’ve just got to continue to be prepared and be professional, and like I said before, you never know when an opportunity’s going to come. So you’ve got to be able to take advantage of it when you get minutes and hopefully I was able to do that tonight,” he went on to say. “You always want to play as a competitor, but at the same time, you’ve got to be a good teammate and make sure your teammates know that you’re supporting them, and continue to do that. Whatever it is my role is on this team, that’s what you have to embrace and do the best job you can at it.

“You’re just trying to shrink the moment, and know that you’ve got to go out there and help the team, and not worry about yourself. Not worry about necessarily you have to play unbelievable right now. You’ve just got to go out there, do whatever it takes to help the team win because I feel like if you’re out there helping the team win, that’s the going to show good things on its own. So you’ve got to know that your teammates are out there, play with each other and do a little bit to make plays.”
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Will Wade’s Weekly Articles

Martell Webster has always had the physical tools to be a good NBA player. However, up until this year, his career has been filled with ups and downs combined with a bit of underachievement. By taking a different approach and playing with an improved mindset, Webster is starting to turn heads and play up to his potential.
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When New England Patriots running back Danny Woodhead went down with a thumb injury on the first drive of the game, many people figured the Patriots would have to lean on their wide receivers to get them through the AFC Divisional Championship with a victory. However, Woodhead’s back-up was more than up to the challenge. Shane Vereen seized his opportunity and answered the bell with a resounding 3 touchdowns and 124 all-purpose yards. Like any of his other teammates, Vereen stepped up when his name was called and carried out his role all in the name of winning.
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A lot of turmoil has surrounded the Los Angeles Lakers’ season this year. With the blockbuster additions combined with the underachieving record, the Lakers haven’t exactly made it difficult to create distractions. Yet, while there is debate over what trade should be made or which coach should be fired, the players in the Lakers locker room are coming together and taking on an interesting approach. With the playoffs still within reach, Kobe Bryant and Co., are finding a way to hit the reset button.
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