Basketball - The Coaches' Journal
Basketball | The Coaches' Journal


Jason King | Bleacher Report

The Perfect Marriage

Many people wonder why Mark Few hasn't left Gonzaga, but why mess with happy? The well-balanced coach has found his inner peace in the Pacific Northwest.

Chris Ballard | Sports Illustrated

You Can’t Give In

The death of Monty Williams' wife has taught the former NBA coach two lessons: the beauty of forgiveness and the need to move on, no matter how painful that might be.

Gary Smith | Sports Illustrated

Eyes of the Storm

When Tennessee's whirlwind of a coach, Pat Summitt, hits you with her steely gaze, you get a dose of the intensity that has carried the Lady Vols to unprecedented success.

Jackie MacMullan | ESPN

Brad Stevens’ Story Isn’t Exactly Storybook

Brad Stevens joined the Boston Celtics with impeccable credentials. His rise to the NBA, however, was forged in a fair share of failure.

Brendan F. Quinn | MLive

This is John Beilein

In 1975, after a few games coaching JV basketball, John Beilein found his fire. Losses crushed him. Wins lifted him. Teaching invigorated him.

Andrew Greif | The Oregonian

When Dana Altman Paid His Dues

How two junior colleges, one hot tub, and a career-altering recruit primed Dana Altman for success.

Howard Beck | Bleacher Report

The Can-Do Kid

Becky Hammon’s profile matched those of every Gregg Popovich disciple of the last 20 years. Here’s her incredible journey from Rapid City to the NBA.

John Branch | New York Times

Tragedy Made Steve Kerr See the World Beyond the Court

The Golden State Warriors coach draws from the assassination of his father to make sense of a complicated world.

Frank Deford | Sports Illustrated

The Rabbit Hunter

Bobby Knight may be tremendously successful on the court, but off it, Indiana's controversial basketball coach often stalks the insignificant.