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Monday, September 10, 2007

Indiana Pacers Coach Jim O'Brien on the Connections Between Basketball and Chess

In two previous posts I discussed some connections between chess and other sports (Basketball, Chess and Boxing, Part I and Basketball, Chess and Boxing, Part II). Indiana Pacers Coach Jim O'Brien has been coaching for three decades but he has been playing chess even longer than that. He learned the game of kings in college and O'Brien sees similarities between what it takes to become proficient at chess and what it takes to become a good coach. O'Brien also has a strong answer to anyone who thinks that college basketball is more strategically complex than NBA basketball. These subjects and more are discussed in my newest article for Chess Life Online:

Chess and Basketball

posted by David Friedman @ 2:22 AM

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