Utah Pump-N-Run, Utah Reign providing opportunities for players and coaches

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  • posterized Salt Lake City, UT
    May 23, 2012 4:58 p.m.

    I think that any good team is successful because they are practicing year round. Especially if they want to compete nationally like Lone Peak. Every other team has the same number of days and hours in a year to practice. It's not summer league basketball that creates an unequal playing field. I think all great coaches encourage their players to work hard in the off-season and keep in touch to see how they're doing. Coaches who don't aren't developing their players enough.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    May 10, 2012 9:55 a.m.

    Wow--benefits galore and good feelings abound in year round basketball! I don't suppose there could possibly be any downside to all of this. If there is, the author didn't seem to think they were worth mentioning. You discuss a coach who succeeds on the high school level, because he is--in effect, practicing with them year round. Might it not be worth mentioning that this could (just maybe)create an unequal playing field. Or is that just an "oh well," thing? I wonder if there have ever been disreputable "agents" present in Las Vegas tourneys? Mr. Gurney--next time, try writing a balanced and complete article.

  • TheNun Granstville, UT
    May 10, 2012 7:41 a.m.

    One of the resources coach phillips forgot to mention is the "salary" he's paid as the coach of pump and run. Nice gig to supplement his income, but I guess that's not one of the reasons why "he coaches"

  • Louisiana Cougar Pineville, LA
    May 9, 2012 7:05 p.m.

    I am glad to hear that Mika has some game and that he has played well for th Pump-n-Run team. Cougars need some quality bigs!

    Nixon is a player I am looking forward to see progress next year. He has a great hoops pedigree and I would love to see him become a Cougar.

    Thanks for this hoops fix!