Help East Lansing coach Steve Finamore research ‘foul or defend’

December 21, 2012 in High School

By Patrick Hayes East Lansing coach Steve Finamore has long been intrigued by the ‘foul or defend’ debate and why coaches choose one or the other with their team up [...]

Hoop Convos: John Girdwood discusses ‘Our Dreams’ film

December 10, 2012 in Cover Story, Hoop Convos, Professional, Video

There are few things better than getting philosophical about the game of basketball. In ‘Hoop Convos,’BallinMichigan will do just that, engaging in (hopefully) meaningful, free-flowing conversations with compelling writers and thinkers [...]

Should Michigan State retire Terry Furlow’s jersey?

November 28, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes Earlier this year, Steve Finamore wrote a great story about one of the most underrated players the state of Michigan has produced, the late Terry Furlow. Eric [...]

Poll: Should high school basketball have a shot clock?

October 11, 2012 in High School

By Patrick Hayes East Lansing coach Steve Finamore posted this note on his blog after listening to Michigan State coach Tom Izzo speak at the annual BCAM Coaches Clinic last [...]

The Links: Paul Davis is the 54th best Washington Wizard of the last five years and Mark Cuban defends Chris Kaman

September 9, 2012 in Roundup

Our Sunday roundup of news from around the state. Bob Root steps down as head coach at Carman-Ainsworth. (Great Lakes Hoops) Grand Valley State will be holding tryouts Sept. 27. [...]

Ramsey Nichols hired as Kalamazoo Central basketball coach

August 22, 2012 in High School

By Patrick Hayes Another of the state’s remaining high profile basketball jobs has now been filled. East Lansing coach Steve Finamore first tweeted the news that former Jackson High School [...]

Many tributes to Dan Roundfield

August 7, 2012 in Cover Story, Professional

By Patrick Hayes Earlier, I linked to the tragic news that former Detroit and Central Michigan basketball great Dan Roundfield drowned while vacationing with his wife in Aruba. In the [...]

Greatness recognizing greatness

July 17, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes Nothing earth-shattering about this post, I just thought that this tidbit from Steve Finamore was pretty cool. Lansing area baseball great John Smoltz, now a baseball commentator [...]

Terry Furlow and unrealized potential

July 6, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes Covering basketball in Flint for a few years the Flint Journal, I quickly learned that although the players who made it out of Flint and found college [...]

The importance of parents keeping emotions in check

June 29, 2012 in High School

By Patrick Hayes Friend of the site and East Lansing High School coach Steve Finamore has a great post on his blog about young players and basketball preparation during the [...]