Thanks to my guy Clarence Gaines (Follow him on Twitter, @ClaranceGaines2) for sending me a great interview with Jeremy Lin’s high school basketball coach, it’s worth reading.
Mitch Stephens of Max Preps on the new, New York Knicks sensation.
“I’m not saying he’s Steve Nash,” Diepenbrock said. “But everywhere he’s gone they’ve loved him. But someone just needed to give him a chance, a real chance to play say 20 minutes a game for 10 games.”
Tom Noie of the South Bend Tribune with ND’s road win at WVA. I’ve been saying it for 3 weeks, Mike Brey is Big East Coach of the Year and National Coach of the Year.
Janet Rebeor-Dexter of Pall Times.com on a girls high school basketball coach that has been put on administrative leave.
An anonymous email was also sent Friday to administrators and news media, including The Palladium-Times, that quoted the note. According to the note, Reed was disappointed in what he considered a lack of senior leadership. “Is the season over? Are the seniors just going to give up on the rest of the season and not be leaders for the younger members of the team?” the note said. “Do the younger kids not want to use every opportunity they have to prepare for their future? Do we not understand that preparation for the future is happening or at least can and should be happening every day? I’ll be honest with you, this type of season is so foreign to me that I don’t really know how to deal with it — it makes me sick my last couple of years have been so difficult — I guess allowing teenagers to make good decisions for themselves is a big mistake! I should have been the rotten bastard that I needed to be to get you players to practice the right way!”
We are hearing more and more situations like this around the game of basketball. I talked to a good friend who coached me back in the 80′s and I asked him if he ever had problems with parents and he said, “yes.”
Last night I went to my daughter’s 7th grade basketball game and there were 2 parents in the stands from the visiting team verbally abusing the official during the game. After the game, one of the parents ran up to a supervisor of the gym and complained about the players…
Officials need to eject parents from the gym if they direct their frustration towards the official.
Michael Brown of the NZ Herald on a basketball player looking to change his behavior.
Wilkinson knows better than most what it means to fall off the rails. It might be hard to imagine now when you look at the clean-cut, personable American and devout Mormon but in a past life he was cut from his high school basketball team because of a bad attitude, lived off a diet of drugs, alcohol and partying, dropped out of school and lived a hedonistic existence for about five years.
Taylor Bern of the Las Vegas Sun on the big game coming up Saturday between UNLV and San Diego State.
Terry Hutchens of the South Bend Tribune on the first player in 40 years to play at I.U. – wow, that’s amazing.
I feel bad for Chauncey Billups of the LA Clippers – he’s out for the year with a torn Achilles.
Wasn’t Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants voted by NFL players as the least likely coach they would want to play for?
Quote of the Day: “There’s a lot of things that go into being a point guard. You have to understand how you play but you also have to understand what everyone else needs. And you have to play at both ends. -Tom Crean