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“tough to find a coach out there who can mirror Derek’s basketball mind”

“I had the pleasure of coaching Derek as a player for 4 years at UMass. He was also one of my assistant coaches at Memphis for 8 years.

It is tough to find a coach out there who can mirror Derek’s basketball mind, and the way he can teach the game to players/coaches at every level.”

John Calipari
Head Coach, University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball

“He always finds time to teach his basketball drills to anyone”

“Derek is an absolute inspiration. I have never seen someone work so hard to obtain the level of success he has achieved.

What amazes me is that he always finds time to teach his basketball drills to anyone who needs help because his true passion

is focusing on the betterment of the game on a global level.”

Tony Barbee
Head Coach, Auburn Men’s Basketball

Basketball Defense Drills

In basketball, often it is the defense that wins games and not the offense. Playing good defense is definitely a hard skill to master. As a coach, you need to have good basketball defense drills to keep your players at their peak condition and ready for anything. Basketball is all about team work, but it's also about winning. To win you need to have a strong defense, learned from practicing hours of basketball defense drills on the court. If you don't have good defense then you probably aren't going to win many games. Even if your offense is really good, your players will get very frustrated when they cannot play good defense and stop the other team from penetrating. Make sure you give your players what they need, good basketball defense drills to make sure they are ready for the next game.

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