Why I do this

jim314.com is one guy in his spare time. I own and operate this site and thoroughly enjoy doing so. 2016-2017 is my 16th year putting up basketball brackets on the internet. None of this is possible without coacht.com and the hundreds of you that enter data there so that I can create and update the brackets.

As a boy, I sat on the bench with my dad when he coached. I was with him whenever the Eaglettes had a tournament in some far-off place (like Lawrenceburg, White County, or Altoona).

No one taught me to love basketball; I caught a love for the game. I’m asked often, “Why do you do all of this?” The answer is simple—I love the game. I love a hot gym in the middle of July getting ready for a new season. I love the sound the net makes when the ball never touches the rim. I love squeaking shoes on a clean hardwood floor. I love a half-court trap that catches an unsuspecting point guard off-guard. I love tournament time when the whole season is on the line. I love the game that has given me so much and brackets.jim314.com is how I give back.

Grace and peace,

Jim