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After a recent loss: “We didn’t play with any heart, and that’s the summary of the game. It comes down to toughness and [saying] ‘I’m going to stop my man.’ And the lack of effort that we showed out there … Continue reading

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Following the Bulls loss to the Clippers: “We let guys do whatever they wanted out there. I know we have to start winning; can’t keep waiting. The time is now. No answers. I don’t know why we do it (inconsistency). … Continue reading

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After the Bulls lost to the Clippers: “No grit, no toughness; closeouts were lackadaisical. A lot of that is we didn’t do a good job staying in front of the ball.

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“When we play in the Olympics, the physicality in the Olympics is actually — they’re more physical than the NBA is. It’s the silliest thing in the world. The NBA used to be the toughest, strongest league in the world, … Continue reading

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On what he looks for in a player: “I always say there’s four things that make up a good player on a good team: No. 1 is talent. No. 2 is toughness. You’ve gotta be a tough kid, mentally, emotionally, … Continue reading

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I’m sad to report that former NBA power forward Maurice Lucas has passed away. Today I write about ‘Toughness’ in our 90 Day Basketball Improvement Plan. Day 65 – Toughness Nobody ever said it would be easy; that goes for … Continue reading

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Last season ESPN’s Jay Bilas wrote a great piece on ‘toughness’. I thought it was a great read; one of the greatest pieces of advice on the game ever! Everyone raved about it; coaches all across America printed it and … Continue reading

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