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MAAC RPM Thoughts?

As I showed last week, RPM projections aren’t perfect for the MAAC. Historically the model I’ve constructed has only been able to explain about 47% of a team’s rating. Still, 47% is better than nothing. Also, this will give us a chance to dive into some of the places where the system is weak.

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The Day Mike Maker Followed Pete Carril

At Fairfield’s first coaching clinic in 2012, Mike Maker found himself in an unusual position.

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Mike Maker and Sydney Johnson Meet Again

When Marist and Fairfield face each other this season, it will hardly be the first time that Mike Maker and Sydney Johnson have stared at each other on opposite sidelines.

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Analyzing The MAAC’s Sophomore Point Guards

The MAAC has a unique strength this season. The league is blessed with a number of talented sophomore point guards. Canisius’ Billy Baron and Manhattan’s Mike Alvarado showed just how important a quality lead guard can be in the chase for a league title. Now there will be a number of players vying to claim […]

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Coaches Diverse Answers to Alternate Career Paths

During the end of most interviews with a coach I haven’t talked to a lot, I try to ask them – if they didn’t go down the path of coaching, what do they think they would be doing as a career.

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Plenty to Do After First Week for Mike Maker

This list of tasks to accomplish appears endless for Mike Maker.

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Tim Murray on Marist’s Growth, Future

Uncertainty appears to be an understatement at this point for most college programs in the era of realignment.

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Tim Murray on Marist’s Unusual Position

Standing at a podium on June 18 at McCann Arena introducing his next hire as men’s basketball coach was probably the last place Tim Murray thought he would be a year ago.

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Mike Maker’s Hire Sends a Clear Signal for Marist

Most of the time it’s not the first answer a coach says that’s the most important, it’s the last.

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Marist Hires Mike Maker

After 26 years in the business, Mike Maker appears to have landed his first Division I head coaching job, becoming the 11th head coach in Marist College’s history.

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