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  1. Welcome to Hardwood: A Season on the Brink With Middle School Bas...

    Shea Serrano

    Hardwood: The Introduction I am the head coach of a seventh-grade basketball team and assistant coach of an eighth-grade basketball team. It isn't a job I was anticipating doing at the beginning of the school year, but the former coach — one o...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  2. 4 Thoughts on Washington's Hiring of Jay Gruden

    Robert Mays

    1. Brotherly Love Earlier this morning, the news broke that Washington had found its new head coach, in the form of Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. The first question — one that Twitter has asked many times today — is what pa...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  3. What Really Went Wrong With Robert Griffin III?

    Chris B. Brown

    Last week, the Washington Redskins benched quarterback Robert Griffin III. We've heard all sorts of explanations: that Griffin had taken too many hits; that the franchise needed to see what it had in backup Kirk Cousins; that head coach Mike Shanahan...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  4. The Designated Player: New York City FC's Smart Choice in Jason K...

    Graham Parker

    New York City FC has a lot to get right in a short amount of time, but appointing Jason Kreis as their first head coach is a very good start. Since the team was announced back in May, the MLS expansion side has been under intense scrutiny — ...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  5. How Efficient Is a Post-up Play?

    Brett Koremenos

    Earlier this week, Grantland ran a Q&A between Zach Lowe and Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. Among the fun tidbits of basketball knowledge sprinkled throughout this was an interesting conversation about post play. Here is the short exchan...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  6. About Last Night: Doc's House Call

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy running into a heavily padded man one last time for the kids, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Former Boston head coach Doc Rivers's emotional return to Boston was a success as his Clippers came from behind to...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  7. Mark Richt, the Carousel, and the Difficult-to-Define 'It' Factor...

    Ian Cohen

    As head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs, Mark Richt has spent 13 years giving the Bulldog faithful an average of 10 good reasons for his continued tenure and three rationales for his ouster that often seem far more compelling. He perennially appears on...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  8. Sark Week: Los Angeles Green-lit for 2014 Season

    Holly Anderson

    From a pure entertainment value standpoint, Ed Orgeron's elevation to interim head football coach at USC following Lane Kiffin's September ousting was an absolute godsend. Despite Orgeron's previous record as a head coach, and despite the decisive lo...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  9. Bill Barnwell on NFL coaches, Week 11

    Bill Barnwell

    Which coaches are really on the hot seat? Plus, the rest of the notable news from Week 11.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2013
  10. For Some USMNT Players, the Work to Reach the World Cup Has Just ...

    Noah Davis

    In January 2006, Freddy Adu was 16 years old and training with the United States senior team for the first time. Head coach Bruce Arena called the starlet into the team's January camp, a three-week training stint that played a massive role in determi...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  11. Put Me in, Coach: A Look at Good, Bad, and Bewildering NBA Rotati...

    Jim Cavan

    You don't just acquire depth in the NBA, you develop it. Sure, GMs can sign wily vets and boundlessly energetic youngsters to fill out the roster and spell their core players, but it's up to the head coach to take all those instruments and conduct an...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  12. Nate Boyer's journey from actor to starting long-snapper for Texa...

    Jordan Conn

    Nate Boyer's journey from failed actor to Sudanese refugee worker to the Iraq war and, finally, to starting long-snapper for the University of Texas.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  13. The Designated Player: Mike Petke Supports His Local Team, Part 2...

    Graham Parker

    In Part 1, Mike Petke discussed the cultural change that had allowed him to become Red Bulls head coach and his attempt to once more change the culture of the team to one that was more "accountable." When you hear Mike Petke talk about accountabil...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  14. Bill Simmons on quarterbacks, Week 6 picks

    Bill Simmons

    The Sports Guy navigates the delicate balance between being a solid starting quarterback and a total washout. Plus, the Week 6 picks.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  15. About Last Weekend: Pats Stay Perfect

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy arguing that Lane Kiffin really hasn't gotten a fair chance to prove himself as a head coach with a particularly stubborn stop sign, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Tom Brady finally synced up with his young ...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  16. 33-Day NBA Warning: In One Press Conference, the Riggin' for Wigg...

    Chris Ryan

    What does it say about an NBA team if one of the stated goals, from the mouth of the new head coach, is to be in shape? You're not trying to install a Thibodeau defense, or teach the Triangle. You just want the NBA players you pay to play basketball ...

    Blog | September 26, 2013