Posts by Brett Koremenos
In Pursuit of Technical Perfection: How Steve Nash Changed the Coaching World
While coaches could steal individual attributes from certain players, Nash served as a catch-all: one name, one game, and one approach that encapsulated technical perfection.
How to Conquer Kentucky: A Five-Step Guide to Beating the Best College Basketball Team in America
Instead of debating potential Cinderellas and the merits of a handful of teams capable of winning it all, college hoops fans across the country have only one question on their minds: “Can anyone take down Kentucky?”
Bo Builds a Bully: How Ryan’s Wisconsin Became the Best Team in the Big Ten
As you can probably guess by their style of play, the key to Ryan and the Badgers’ annual success is nothing extreme or sexy. It boils down to just three basic elements: tall shooters, rebounding, and math.
How Larry Krystkowiak and Delon Wright Brought Utah Basketball Back to National Prominence
A win over Arizona would certainly grab the attention of the college basketball world, but the signs that Utah is back? They’re already here.
A Rivalry Reversed: Is Duke the New North Carolina?
Ever since Vince Carter and Antawn Jamison left Chapel Hill, the identities of the two schools seem to have slowly shifted.
In Praise of Giannis, Jared Dudley, and Khris Middleton: The Swiss Army Knives of the Milwaukee Bucks
With their locker room looking like a MASH unit, you wouldn’t expect much from a team that won just 15 games last season. Yet, barring an epic collapse, the Bucks are a virtual lock to participate in the postseason.
How to Make It As a Mid-Major: Wichita State and Northern Iowa’s Game of the Weekend
It’s in the land of Kurt Warner and President-approved public WiFi that two Missouri Valley Conference heavyweights — 12th-ranked Wichita State and 18th-ranked Northern Iowa — will square off for the first of what promise to be two epic conference showdowns.
Pack-Line Progeny: How Tony Bennett Used His Father’s System to Turn Virginia Into an Undefeated Defensive Powerhouse
It’s been more than 30 years since the University of Virginia last made a Final Four run, but with Bennett now leading the way, the undefeated Cavaliers look poised to end the three-decade drought.
How Tom Izzo Turned Michigan State Into a Rebounding Factory
A 6-foot-5 walk-on won’t become Andre Drummond if he goes to Michigan State, but he’ll leave the program a better, more aggressive rebounder than when he entered. And it all begins with one infamous drill.
Could the Jazz Be This Year’s Suns?
To say the least, Quin Snyder’s predecessor did not maximize the potential of his talent during his three and a half years in Utah.