Author Archives: coachmikemak

Huggins: Playground lessons lacking

MORGANTOWN — No one will argue that today’s basketball players throughout America are not better athletes than they once were, least of all West Virginia’s coach Bob Huggins, who himself once was a pretty good player. They are bigger, stronger, … Continue reading

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Gregg Popovich: Character

To me, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich represents the quintessential model of continued excellence. He’s been at the helm of the Spurs for almost twenty years, and in that time he’s won five NBA championships and three Coach … Continue reading

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Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets Of Navy SEALs And Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations. Know what else is really interesting? Learning how Olympic athletes deal with the pressure of competition when the entire world is watching. Know what’s the … Continue reading

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New York Yankees Motto

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Thoughts from Buddy Hield

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Syracuse Basketball: Dwayne “Pearl” Washington

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Forbes: Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant has left the building. Well, almost. Since October of last year, Kobe admirers started making pilgrimages across the country to catch a final glimpse of Bryant — one of the most polarizing figures in sports. His legacy will … Continue reading

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Gregg Popovich: The San Antonio Spurs Players

The San Antonio Spurs are enjoying an unprecedented run of success, currently cruising for a 69-win season and a 19th straight playoff appearance. There’s no single factor behind the Spurs’ success, but a big part of it has been the … Continue reading

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Inky Johnson: Powerful Message and Speech

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Navy Seal’s 40% Rule

The 40% Rule: A Navy SEAL’s Secret to Mental Toughness

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