As Ventura takes an unbeaten women's basketball team to the state tournament this weekend, the most popular DVD in the state may be the game film of Ventura's 84-81 overtime win over Santa Barbara City.
Santa Barbara City coach Sandrine Krul knows how it feels to work at Blockbuster. Krul said "about 15" coaches have requested the DVD from her.
"I only give it out to a select few," said Krul. "If (Ventura coach) Ned (Mircetic) said to me 'Don't give it out,' then I wouldn't give it out."
Reached for comment, Mircetic said he has no problems exchanging films with opposing coaches.
Krul has some advice for any coach looking for film on Ventura.
"Nobody in California executes the way Ventura does," said Krul. "I just think it's hilarious. Don't watch the tape and say they can be beaten, because they can't.
"You need two-years preparation. They are well-oiled machine. They're so good it's irritating."