I read a lot from basketball coaches. I read their blogs and twitters, too. I attend Nike's Coaching clinics, and I observe any coach who will allow me to. Brian's writing (other books and his blogs) is very good because it's not only accurate, but simple to carry out into practice and fully supported.
DBI is the blueprint we use for our program. We may not use everything in it, and design a lot of our own "drills," but what Brian inspires is rather simple: teach your players how to play basketball. I've seen and read about all these coaches and their "motivation" techniques, but few actually speak of teaching. This book teaches point guards how to have vision, teaches your players how to move effectively, how to read the defense. It teaches kids how to pass and catch from a tactical perspective. It teaches kids how to read defensive cues and make good decisions.
DBI is a great book for not only youth coaches, but for a high school program. Considering the state of youth basketball and it's "win now" or "peak by Friday" mentality don't often develop or teach the game, high school coaches may need to use this at its Frosh/Soph levels.
Any coach who is sick of doing the same repetitive drills with little results needs this. Any coach sick of seeing players play with what seems like God-given skill needs this. As coaches, we can create ballplayers. This is a great book to help you do that.
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