On Sunday February 16th, 2014, LivOn Basketball hosted a Coaches Clinic during the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend amid a hive of activity in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event took place in the Fitzgerald-Skertich Arena at the Isidore Newman School in New Orleans’ picturesque Garden District. The Clinic was hosted by our very own Randy Livingston, a popular Newman alum whose #50 jersey was retired in December 2013 and hung in the rafters overlooking the Clinic.
This exceptional event brought together some of the top men’s and women’s college coaches from the Gulf Coast, including the legendary Dale Brown (former Men’s Head Coach, LSU), Johnny Jones (Men’s Head Coach, LSU), Ed Conroy (Men’s Head Coach, Tulane University), Lisa Stockton (Women’s Head Coach, Tulane University), Lori Jones (Women’s Head Coach, SELU), plus Coaching Consultant and Host, Randy Livingston.
The concept behind the Clinic was to bring top ranked men’s and women’s College basketball coaches from across Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, along with members of the National Basketball Retired Players Association to present and demonstrate key coaching concepts to an audience of predominantly high school basketball coaches from the New Orleans area and surrounds. These top coaches shared their mastery and insight into how they have nurtured talent to perform better and more consistently through their decades of coaching experience.
The speakers at this event were unified by their common belief that the quality of high school coaching directly impacts the quality of players coming up the ranks of amateur basketball and entering the ranks of the college elite.
Highlights of the program included:
Johnny Jones on Early / Up-tempo Offense
Lori Jones on Pick & Roll and Situational Defense
Ed Conroy on Man-to-Man Defense
Lisa Stockton on Quick Hits and Triangle Offense
Dale Brown on the 7 Essentials of Coaching
Randy Livingston also awarded the inaugural LivOn Basketball Lifetime Achievement Award to Coach William Robinson in recognition of his outstanding contribution to education and basketball. ‘Coach Rob,’ as he is affectionately known, recently retired due to health issues however he is still a keen follower of high school basketball and attends games whenever he can.
LivOn Basketball would like to acknowledge and thank our fantastic sponsors for helping to make the day possible. Sponsors included: