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POLL: Who Will Florida Hire to Replace Billy Donovan?

As part of some new features on HoopDirt, we will begin asking poll questions to our audience. To start off the poll series, today’s question deals with the most high-profile job opening of this year’s coaching carousel: University of Florida. THIS POLL IS NOW CLOSED, as Florida has officially hired Michael White, former head coach

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FEATURE ARTICLE: Implementing Culture by Maurice Joseph (Assistant Coach GWU)

Implementing Culture by Maurice Joseph (Assistant Coach George Washington University) The term “culture” gets thrown around frequently in the world of sports, referring to the daily habits and norms of operation that organizations and programs generate, apply and sustain over the course of time. We often hear people talk about “rebuilding a program’s culture” or that

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Bob Walsh’s 3rd Annual Dynamic Leadership Academy

Maine men’s basketball head coach Bob Walsh will be hosting his third annual Dynamic Leadership Academy on June 8-9 at Rhode Island College in Providence, R.I. “We started the Dynamic Leadership Academy two years ago as a way for young leaders and coaches to learn and share ideas about leadership, and to develop their own

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UPDATE: Greg Kampe’s Beat Cancer Event

I just wanted to give an update on the event that Oakland Head Coach Greg Kampe is running in conjunction with the American Cancer Society. Kampe, who has been the head coach at Oakland for the past 31-years, has organized a one of a kind weekend, including golf and dinner with ten of the top

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Florida’s Video Tribute to Billy Donovan

The Florida Athletic Department just released this tribute video to Billy Donovan to commemorate his time in Gainesville. A classy gesture by the UF administration as Donovan heads to NBA to take over in Oklahoma City.  Definitely worth taking two minutes out of your day to take a peek at some of the highlights of

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Greg Kampe’s Beat Cancer Event

I spoke with Oakland head coach Greg Kampe today, and he filled me in on an unbelieveable event that he is running next month to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  Kampe, who has been the head coach at Oakland for the past 31-years, has organized a one of a kind weekend, including golf and

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Game Planning for Mother Nature

Game Planning for Mother Nature By: Bert DeSalvo With the recent storm postponing games throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England earlier this week, Head Coaches need to have a plan for their programs in case their weekly schedule suddenly changes. Here are some things to consider when adjusting to Mother Nature: 1. Safety First –

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Tips On Dealing With The “Uncoachable”

Tips On Dealing With The “Uncoachable” By: Brad Forestieri, Assistant Coach Men’s Basketball Coach Mercy College So far in my young coaching career, I’ve come across what some would call the “uncoachable” player. You know, the one who rolls their eyes when you say something to them or mumbles something under their breath.The one that

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