Really nice Graham Hays article on UConn coaching staff

Discussion in 'UConn Women's Basketball' started by Jimbo, Jan 11, 2017.

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  1. Jimbo

    Jimbo Running to Stand Still

    Jan 1, 2016
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    I've really been enjoying his articles lately, and this is another good one with some nice insights:

    The core four behind UConn's 90 straight wins

    "Dailey recalled that the first time she put together a scouting video ahead of a game against Tennessee, a rivalry that would come to define women's basketball, Auriemma chided her that it was so long that she should have included an intermission and offered popcorn and drinks. Many teams spend long stretches in darkened rooms going over opponents. UConn's assistants spend the same long hours as their peers breaking down video, but the Huskies watch maybe 6-8 minutes before a given game.

    In a world of finite practice time, each minute is its own zero-sum game. Do you spend it on your opponent or on yourself? For UConn, it might be less important to have a specific response to a specific opponent's ball screen than to understand the basic principles of defense."

    Also loved this from Shea: "When I played for him, I didn't like him very much. I like him a whole lot now." :cool:
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