Tag Archives: Tom Crean

PTRW #500 TOM CREAN

On the play of the point guard: “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 … Continue reading

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PTRW #426 TOM CREAN

On lay-ups: “We worked on all the different ways to make layups. We’re working against pads and contact. I’m not big about practicing fouling, but for a couple of minutes there was some of that, that they have to play … Continue reading

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PTRW #373 TOM CREAN

“You’ve got to get a toughness and a level of basketball IQ that matchup because that’s what the best teams have.”

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PTRW #239 TOM CREAN

“Your fundamentals, your technique, all your experiences, all those things are really, really important but there’s nothing bigger than energy and toughness. It’s got to be there constantly.”

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PTRW #219 TOM CREAN

“High school players should be thankful if they have a demanding, fundamental driven and high expectation coach. Babied and coddled doesn’t cut it.” 

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PTRW #174 TOM CREAN

“The more I coach the more I am convinced of this. Bad players get frustrated. Average players make excuses. Great players get determined.”

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PTRW #16 TOM CREAN

ESPN’S FRAN FRASCHILLA ON TOM CREAN: Anybody who says he works a team too hard probably doesn’t like hard work. He has a really good feel for his kids. We all wish we could do something different…it’s easy to say, … Continue reading

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