Topic: Coaching

May 9, 2013

The greatest possible tribute to what Sir Alex Ferguson did during his 26 years with Manchester United is how hard it is to imagine the team, or the game, without him. Even when he retires, though, Ferguson won't quite be gone.

December 12, 2012

Call it soccer diplomacy if you like, but American coaches have slowly won over the hearts and minds—and won quite a few games, in the case of new Egyptian National Team head coach Bob Bradley—of soccer teams from the Netherlands to Iran.

November 29, 2012

We watch NBA basketball for the players, because the players are where the fun is. But in some rare cases, coaches are able to meld with their players in a way that enriches both. In Tom Thibodeau's case, it has created a team that functions as an extension of his manic, strange, and kind of awesome combination of will and anxiety.

May 29, 2012

The NBA's best teams are, unsurprisingly, the best at executing out of timeouts. But given that offensive sets after timeouts are probably the most coach-dictated part of the NBA, what were Vinny Del Negro's Clippers doing among the NBA's most effective post-timeout teams?

March 2, 2012

During his long life in basketball, Jeff Ruland has been a McDonald's All-American and NBA All-Star, and a successful college coach and NBA assistant. So what's the bruiser formerly known as McNasty doing coaching at the Division II University of the District of Columbia?

February 14, 2012

A few weeks ago, my son Isaac was ejected from a basketball game. It all started with Pistol Pete Maravich.