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Thinking Through your Off-Season

When I think about what makes a great basketball player a lot comes to mind, but seldom do I find myself thinking about strength first. To me the question is, are you the “right” kind of strong? Maybe it’s just the way my mind works, but I tend to categorize today’s players into two buckets, […]

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TEACHER of the GAME

I’m fortunate to be around some really good coaches at all levels. This summer I got to spend some time with Mater Dei head coach Kevin Kiernan at the Nike Girls Skills Academy. Wanted to wish him a great season! *I don’t really believe in luck, except at a carnival – you get out what […]

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Building Pre-Season Basketball Training

It’s that time of year… Football is in full swing (Go Ducks!) which means it’s time for pre-season season basketball training. I’m going to try and write a “Week in Preview” every Sunday for you leading up to the start of the season (no guarantees, but I’ll do my best). I started working with the […]

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Life and Basketball with Dee Brown

Life and Basketball with Dee Brown Wow! Great day is all I can say. I’m in August, GA for a few days and am blessed to be around some of the best in the game. Seriously feel fortunate to be here. Everywhere I go I try to get some really intentional time with people and […]

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Learning from John Lucas

Basketball is a Family Business. Sometimes you’re around people and you feel like they’re meant to be doing something. John Lucas is like that for me. He found the intersection in life that we all look for where passion meets work, joy, determination, and equals success. Not an easy road by any means to get […]

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Learn. Share. Grow. Girls Basketball

Best Things I’ve Heard Today… I’m really lucky to be in the position I’m in. I get to do amazing things and learn from some of the best in basketball, male or female. Today I made it a point to be a “fly on the wall” and just take in as much information as possible. […]

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Learn. Share. Grow.

Wrote this post in July after hearing Stuart Scott’s speech at the ESPY’s. Was touched to the core. Wanted to update it and pass my condolences to his friends and family. Thank you Stuart Scott for sharing your life, living with courage and being yourself. One of my favorite things in life is to see […]

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10 Life lessons from a Navy Seal

If you want to change the world… I had the honor of attending the wedding of player I began working with when he was in 7th grade and coached/trained through high school yesterday. Incredible experience. In some ways Hoop Diaries started in Connor’s backyard as we put in work and kept track of every set, […]

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A day with Steph Curry… (seriously)

Sometimes in life things just work out for whatever reason… Most of you know I am a Strength and Conditioning Coach and work on special projects at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, OR which gives me crazy opportunities to meet great people and do amazing things. Outside of that I chase my dream of working […]

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Success leaves footprints… Follow them

Every time I spend time around people that are successful I take away one thing… They’re constantly finding ways to get better, exploring, experimenting… pushing the envelope. I spent a few days in San Antonio, TX visiting my sister-in-law and brother-in-law, who are both professors at the college level. Both are constantly reading, learning and […]

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