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Feb 14, 2020
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I have seen a lot on here about how Mark Pope has changed the culture

of BYU basketball. I don't disagree with this at all, the team this year looks completely different than previous teams and I am loving the change. My question is not so much DID he change it but HOW did he change it.

Based on watching the games, we are moving more without the ball, we are passing better than years previous, and the energy from the team just seems different.

How did Pope cause the team to move more and pass more? I mean, I am sure Rose would yell at the guys to move without the ball or to pass to the open player (both very basic things taught at every level). I remember my Jr. High coach yelling at me, "Hey if you are just going to stand there, you need to buy a ticket like all the other spectators." Was it simply a new offense was introduced and the guys clicked with it and figured out how to run it well? Or was it a belief system of trust in one another?

So how does a coach truly change the culture? I am asking because I would love to coach my children one day when they begin to play sports and I want to know how to develop a strong culture within the team.

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