Happy Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day approaching, here are a few non-basketball things you should know about my mom Carolyn:

  • Mother of three
  • Married Glenn Borland at the age of 19
  • Lived most of her life in Madison, Wis.
  • Famous for her homemade pizza, K-bars and peanut butter cookies
  • Enjoyed playing golf and bowling
  • Was recognized by Sears as an outstanding sales associate

We love and miss you. Thank you for your dedication to our family. Happy Mother’s Day.

Three Pieces of Advice From Iconic Coaches

With the NBA playoffs in full swing, I thought I’d write a post about three pieces of advice from iconic coaches.

  1. Billy Donovan – “The real value and joy is what can be accomplished in a positive way when a group of players totally sacrifices and buys in and does something special that they know they can’t do by themselves.”
  2. Mike Krzyzewski – “Play because you love the game, not because of what you’ll get out of the game. And then give the game back what it deserves.”
  3. Tom Izzo – “A player-coached team is always better than a coach-coached team.”


Five Things to Know About Bo Ryan

William Francis “Bo” Ryan Jr., is a good friend of mine and will serve as co-producer of the upcoming Maynard 8 Miles movie. Here are five things you should know about the legendary basketball coach:

  1. While at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he led the Badgers to seven Big Ten titles, 14 NCAA appearances, seven Sweet 16s, three Elite Eights, two Final Fours and one national championship game.
  2. He has a winter home in La Quinta, California.
  3. Ryan was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017.
  4. He has helped raise more than $6 million for the American Cancer Society.
  5. Ryan has five kids and six grandchildren.