Well, college basketball is finally upon us, in full swing today. Most of y'all probably watched that great win by the consensus number one team UNC over Kentucky. I didn't watch the game live, but from the highlights and the boxscore, it looks like the Wildcats are still struggling to get into their 4-out 1-in motion offense in the half court.

Maybe Allen Iverson doesn't think much of it, but practice is THE key to success. It's a cliche, but coach Williams is right, "perfect practice makes perfect." I've said this a few times before, but if you want to know why the great teams are good year in and year out, you just have to observe one of their practices and you'll know why. On ESPN, this is an all-access with UNC head coach Roy Williams talking about the intensity of UNC practices and why practices are so important to their success.

Here are some notes that I went through recently from a coaches clinic on leadership with Roy Williams. Specifically, he talks about work ethic, why its important, why your hard work will rub off on your players:

Regardless of how hard you work, I will be working harder. It all starts at the top. Coach Williams talked about how his passion, commitment, and work ethic must set the tone for everyone in the program. He has to continually demonstrate in his actions the standard necessary to achieve success. The players see how much he invests in them and the program and are naturally inspired to give a high level of commitment back to him.

For more Roy Williams on video, check out Roy Williams' DVD on the Tar Heel Offense and Transition Drills. To discuss this and many more of your favorite basketball topics, head over to the X's and O's of Basketball Forum to talk with other coaches from around the world.