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This is the podcast where you will hear real basketball coaching conversations. Whether you are a new or experienced coach at any level of basketball these coaching conversations will give you practical ideas to stimulate your coaching and make what you do even better. A member of the Armchair Media Network.

Chris Oliver | Armchair Media


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    Episode 216: Nate Oats, Insights Into How We Play and Practice

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 59:16

    Guest: Nate Oats, University of Alabama Head Coach    University of Alabama head coach Nate Oats joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights into how they play and practice. Nate Oats has a 157–79 record as a D-I head coach at Buffalo and now Alabama and has many accomplishments and honors.   The immediate success became evident in his second year at the helm of the program as Oats guided the 2020-21 Crimson Tide to one of its best seasons in the program's illustrious history. Alabama finished the year with a 26-7 overall mark, won 16 conference games (16-2), captured both the SEC regular-season and tournament championships, and ended the year ranked No. 5 in the Associated Press' final national rankings which matched the best end-of-season ranking in program history.   Nate Oats' has revitalized an Alabama basketball fanbase and returned the Crimson Tide to one of the top collegiate basketball programs in the nation. An indicator of Alabama's resurgence can be seen in the last two NBA Drafts. As a coach known for developing talent, Oats has now had an Alabama player selected in the NBA Draft Lottery (top-14 pick) in back-to-back years – a first in program history.   Prior to arriving in Tuscaloosa, Oats spent four seasons at the helm of the University of Buffalo where he took the men's basketball program to unprecedented heights. While there, Oats led the Bulls to a 96-43 (.691) record, three MAC tournament championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances, including reaching the round of 32 in 2018 and 2019. As a result, he was named the league's coach of the year and National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District 14 Coach of the Year in back-to-back seasons (2018 and 2019).   Prior to joining the Bulls, Oats spent 11 seasons as head coach at Romulus High School in Michigan, winning the school's first state title in 27 years in 2012-13 and finishing the season at 27-1. He was named the 2013 Detroit News State Coach of the Year, the Detroit Free Press State Coach of the Year, and the BCAM State Coach of the Year.   Breakdown 1:00 - Dribble Drive 4:00 - Offensive Perspective 8:00 - Fan Base 12:00 - Driving the 45 15:00 - Player Development Principles 18:00 - Attacking the Rim 19:58 - 20:41 - DR. DISH ADS 23:00 - Quizzing 28:00 - Competitive Component 31:00 - Scoring System 36:00 - How To Game The Point System 39:04 - 39:43 - JUST PLAY ADS 41:00 - Accountable to the Practice 44:00 - Transition System 47:00 - Freedom with Sets 51:00 - Playing Fast 54:00 - Selfless Love Concept   Nate Oats' Bio: Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nate_Oats (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nate_Oats) Twitter: https://twitter.com/nate_oats (https://twitter.com/nate_oats)   Basketball Immersion Website:http://basketballimmersion.com/ ( http://basketballimmersion.com/) Twitter:https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en ( https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en) YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion ( https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion) Facebook:https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion ( https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion) Immersion Videos: Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/ (https://www.immersionvideos.com/)

    Episode 215: Tomekia Reed, Building Beliefs, Relationships and Defense That Wins

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 54:59

    Guest: Tomekia Reed, Jackson State Head Coach   Jackson State head coach Tomekia Reed joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights into building belief, relationships and defense that wins.   In four seasons as head coach, Tomekia Reed has led Jackson State University women's basketball to the top of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. She has guided JSU to four consecutive berths in the SWAC Tournament semifinals (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022), three straight berths in the conference tournament finals (2019, 2021, 2022 after 2020 tournament canceled), three straight SWAC regular season titles (2020, 2021, 2022), and two straight SWAC tournament titles and NCAA appearances (2021, 2022). In making the program's second straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament, and the first as a #14 seed, Jackson State led in the fourth quarter in nearly achieving an historic tournament win over #3 LSU.   Breakdown 1:00 - Instilled Beliefs 4:00 - Lessons from 1st to the 2nd Years 8:30 - Involving Money 10:30 - Guaranteed Games 14:00 - Film Watching 16:00 - LSU Week 19:00 - Tip Play 20:25 - 21:23 - JUST PLAY AD 22:30 - Defensive Transition 25:00 - Flexibility 27:30 - Playing Better Offense 30:00 - Accomplishments on her Program 33:00 - Success 35:00 - Parents 38:00 - Finding Ways to Persevere 38:18 - 39:01 - Dr. DISH AD 40:00 - Negotiating Your Worth 46:00 - Squeeze and New Plays 49:00 - Coaching a Deaf Player 51:00 - Conclusion   Tomekia Reed's Bio: Bio: https://gojsutigers.com/sports/womens-basketball/roster/coaches/tomekia-reed/201 (https://gojsutigers.com/sports/womens-basketball/roster/coaches/tomekia-reed/201) Twitter: https://twitter.com/CoachTReed (https://twitter.com/CoachTReed) Basketball Immersion Website:http://basketballimmersion.com/ ( http://basketballimmersion.com/) Twitter:https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en ( https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en) YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion ( https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion) Facebook:https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion ( https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion) Immersion Videos: Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/ (https://www.immersionvideos.com/)

    Episode 214: Bryce Tully, Emotional Intelligence and Culture Analytics To Improve Performance

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 67:30

    Guest: Bryce Tully, Mental Performance Consultant and Co-Founder of Inner Logic    Mental performance consultant and co-founder of inner logic, Bryce Tully joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights into how emotional intelligence and culture analytics can improve performance. Prior to a co-founding inner logic, Bryce Tully worked as a mental performance and culture consultant for the Canadian Olympic Team, attending the Tokyo Olympics and countless World Championships. As a member of COC's mental health task force, culture task force, and gold medal profiling task force, Bryce has extensive knowledge and experience helping high-performance organizations enhance their results using social-emotion measures and assessments. Founded by sports scientists, including Bryce Tully, from the Canadian Olympic Team, inner logic was created to fill a meaningful gap in the sports landscape.  We know from experience how critical culture is and how broad an impact it has on both people and performance. This led to the creation of a company that helps sports organizations measure the state of their culture at all levels, ensuring sports environments are not only safe and supportive but also high-performing and aligned.   Breakdown 1:00 - Argument with a Player 4:00 - Emotional Intelligence 5:30 - Self Talk Perspective 11:00 - Ideal Performance State 13:00 - Baseline of Emotional Intelligence 16:00 - Detainment 19:00 - Practical Coping Strategy 19:14 - 19:57 - Dr. Dish ADS 22:30 - Different Progressions 27:00 - Regular Feedback 33:00 - ABCs 39:00 - Inner Logic 39:44 - 40:23 - Just Play ADS 46:30 - Finding Balance For Players 52:00 - Solutions versus Data 59:00 - 3-Man Weave 1:00:00 - Being Better People 1:03:00 -  Conclusion Bryce Tully's Bio: Bio: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryce-tully-2531ab49/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryce-tully-2531ab49/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/bryce_tully (https://twitter.com/bryce_tully) Website: Innerlogic.com Basketball Immersion Website:http://basketballimmersion.com/ ( http://basketballimmersion.com/) Twitter:https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en ( https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en) YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion ( https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion) Facebook:https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion ( https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion) Immersion Videos: Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/ (https://www.immersionvideos.com/)

    Episode 213: Josh Merkel, Lessons From Building a National Championship Program

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 61:56

    Guest: Josh Merkel, Randolph-Macon Head Coach    Randolph-Macon head coach Josh Merkel joins the Basketball Podcast to share lessons from building a national championship program. In 2021-22, Randolph Macon won its first national championship with the largest margin of victory in NCAA DIII history. The team won a program-best 33 games and capped a remarkable run of success for the program during Merkel's time there. Merkel has made four trips to the NCAA tourney and has the most NCAA wins in program history. He has been ODAC Coach of the Year five times and was named the Glenn Robinson National Coach of the Year during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons. The program is 148-38 in Merkel's seven seasons as head coach. He also engineered a 12-0 record during the 2020-21 campaign. Josh Merkel is the first coach or player to win one of http://collegeinsider.com/ (CollegeInsider.com) awards in consecutive seasons.     Breakdown 1:00 - Introduction 4:30 - Every Player Doesn't Shoot the Same 7:30 - Player Led Block 10:30 - All-Star Game Concept 12:30 - Building Connection 15:30 - Truth over Harmony 18:00 - Respond to Mistakes 19:00 - Footwork 19:37 - 20:16 - JUST PLAY AD 22:00 - The Mouse Game 25:00 - Two Foot Playing Off Two Foot 29:00 - Ignition and Asking Too Many Questions 32:00 - Language 36:30 - Coaching with Constraints 40:00 - Feedback Loop 40:53 - 41:37 - Dr. Dish AD 45:00 - 50 Point Game 51:00 - Defensive Outstanding Program 53:00 - Valuing Individual Differences 56:00 - Building a Championship Program 58:00 - Conclusion   Josh Merkel's Bio: Bio: https://www.rmcathletics.com/sports/mbkb/coaches/Merkel (https://www.rmcathletics.com/sports/mbkb/coaches/Merkel) Twitter: https://twitter.com/joshmerkel4 (https://twitter.com/joshmerkel4)   Basketball Immersion Website:http://basketballimmersion.com/ ( http://basketballimmersion.com/) Twitter:https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en ( https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en) YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion ( https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion) Facebook:https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion ( https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion) Immersion Videos: Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/ (https://www.immersionvideos.com/)

    Episode 212: Alex Sarama, Practical Applications of Evidenced Based Coaching Ideas

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 74:50

    Guest: Alex Sarama, Basketball Immersion    Basketball Immersion's Alex Sarama joins the Basketball Podcast to share practical applications of evidence based coaching ideas around constraints, affordances, movement solutions, and an ecological approach. Alex shares team and player development ideas for basketball coaches, teams, federations, and organizations all around the world. Alex's focus is on helping coaches stimulate their thinking by combining their personal & practical experiences with evidence-based coaching ideas. He continues to inspire us all with his practical applications of evidenced-based coaching ideas and particularly of late his Twitter threads where he connects so many dots for us coaches asking is there a better way?   Breakdown 1:00 - Developing The Ability To Shoot 7:00 - Constraint Led Approach 10:30 - Understanding Constraints 14:00 - Key Ideas on Constraint Led Approach 18:00 - Representative Learning 20:00 - Adding a Defender 27:00 - Problem with Fundamentals 30:00 - Ineffective Example Shooting 32:00 - Two-Hand Shot 37:30 - Player Development 44:00 - Differential Learning 46:00 - Creating Solution 50:30 - Game Model 54:00 - Take Advantage 56:00 - Connecting Video Game Into Practice 59:00 - Warm-Up and Adaptability 1:05:00 - Critical Analysis 1:07:00 - Importance of Positivity 1:11:00 - Conclusion   Alex Sarama's Bio: Bio: https://basketballimmersion.com/alexsarama/ (https://basketballimmersion.com/alexsarama/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexJSarama (https://twitter.com/AlexJSarama)   Basketball Immersion Website:http://basketballimmersion.com/ ( http://basketballimmersion.com/) Twitter:https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en ( https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en) YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion ( https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion) Facebook:https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion ( https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion) Immersion Videos: Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/ (https://www.immersionvideos.com/)

    Episode 211: Katie Meier, Seek The Gap and Creating an Effective Learning Environment

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 54:37

    Guest: Katie Meier, University of Miami Head Coach   University of Miami head coach Katie Meier joins the Basketball Podcast to share her seek the gap philosophy and ideas on creating an effective learning environment. Katie Meier completed her 17th season at the helm of the Hurricanes' women's basketball program in 2021-22. A well-known and respected figure in women's basketball with 21 years of head coaching experience, Meier has worked tirelessly to put her mark on Miami's program and build a winning tradition. In her 17 seasons leading the Canes, Meier has amassed 10 20-win seasons and coached the team to 12 postseason appearances, including 10 straight from 2009 to 2019. Meier is the all-time winningest basketball coach – men's or women's – at Miami with 324 career victories. Through the 2021-22 campaign, Meier boasts a career record of 400-256 and holds a 324-210 mark during her time heading up the Miami program.   Breakdown 1:00 - Ball Screen Goes Follow 3:00 - Adaptive and Gap Philosophy 9:00 - Character People 11:00 - Having Fun 16:00 - Empowering Players 20:00 - Confidence 25:00 - Creating Opportunities 28:00 - Learning Environment 32:00 - Video in Practice 35:00 - Scouting 40:00 - Efficiency of Language 43:00 - Specific Game Prep 46:00 - Adaptability 48:00 - Empowering People 50:00 - Conclusion   Katie Meier's Bio: Bio: https://www.linkedin.com/in/noah-laroche-976a86197/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/noah-laroche-976a86197/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/noah_laroche (https://www.instagram.com/noah_laroche)   Basketball Immersion Website:http://basketballimmersion.com/ ( http://basketballimmersion.com/) Twitter:https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en ( https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en) YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion ( https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion) Facebook:https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion ( https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion) Immersion Videos: Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/ (https://www.immersionvideos.com/)

    Episode 210: Jason Terry, Shaping His Coaching Philosophy From His Coaching Experience

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 49:34

    Guest: Jason Terry, Former NBA player, and current NBA G-League Head Coach   Former NBA player and current NBA G-League head coach Jason Terry joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on shaping his coaching philosophy from his playing experiences. NBA Champion. NBA Sixth Man of the Year. 19-Year NBA Career. NCAA Champion. Pac-12 Player of the Year. That is just a start to the list of accolades that former Arizona Wildcats All-American Jason Terry can boast. 19-year NBA veteran brings a wealth of experience and basketball knowledge with him to the Denver Nuggets G League affiliate the Grand Rapids Gold. After wrapping up his prolific playing career in 2018, Terry spent the 2019-20 season as the Assistant General Manager for the G League's Texas Legends and the 2020-21 season as an assistant coach with his alma mater Arizona Wildcats. The Atlanta Hawks selected Terry with the 10th overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft and he earned NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors after averaging 19.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.3 steal in his first season in the league. After playing with the Hawks from 1999-2004, he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, where he played from 2004-2012. With the Mavericks, he was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2009 and won an NBA Championship in 2011. He would go on to play with the Boston Celtics (2012-13), Brooklyn Nets (2013-14), Houston Rockets (2014-16), and the Milwaukee Bucks (2016-18) to close out his professional playing career. Over the final 14 years of his career, he helped lead his team to the playoffs in 13 seasons. The sharpshooter currently sits in seventh place on the NBA's career 3-point field goals made list with 2,282. Terry finished his career playing in 1,410 career NBA games, a total that ranks ninth in NBA history. The sharp-shooting NBA Champion owns career averages of 13.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists.   Breakdown 1:00 - Why He is Coaching 3:30 - Coaching in G-League and College 6:00 - Best Practices in Managing People 8:30 - Struggles as a Young Player 11:00 - Mentorships 13:00 - Advice to Point Guards 17:00 - What's His Goal 21:00 - Best Way to Correct a Player 23:00 - Balancing Teaching and Coaching 25:00 - Teachings from Kevin McHale 28:00 - X Perspective on Defenders 33:00 - Shaping Philosophy of Coaching 39:00 - Yellers and Screamers 43:00 - Observing The Players 45:00 - Conclusion     Jason Terry's Bio: Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Terry (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Terry) Twitter: https://twitter.com/jasonterry31 (https://twitter.com/jasonterry31)   Basketball Immersion Website:http://basketballimmersion.com/ ( http://basketballimmersion.com/) Twitter:https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en ( https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en) YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion ( https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion) Facebook:https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion ( https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion) Immersion Videos: Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/ (https://www.immersionvideos.com/)

    Episode 209: Noah LaRoche, Researching and Tinkering with Basketball

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 76:39

    Guest: Noah LaRoche, Player Development Basketball Coach   In this week's coaching conversation, player development basketball coach Noah LaRoche joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights into researching and tinkering with basketball. Noah LaRoche is the owner of integrity hoops and as a player development consultant and coach he helps college players prepare for the draft he works with pros like Blake Griffin, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Harrison Barnes, Paul George, Victor Oladipo, and Diana Taurasi to name a few. After his playing career at Saint Joseph's of Maine playing for Rob Sanicola, LaRoche linked to Mike Procopio at Attack Athletics in Chicago, and for two summers he worked under world-renowned trainer Tim Grover, whose elite client list includes Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Charles Barkley, and other NBA stars. This experience earned LaRoche a job at Tilton Academy in New Hampshire, followed by a stint with a successful Chinese Basketball Association team. The next year, he made it to the NBA, working with the coaching staff of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Today, Noah LaRoche splits his time between the East and West Coasts. As a player development consultant for the Wasserman Media Group, an agency that represents over 50 WNBA and NBA players, he flies each spring to Los Angeles, where he helps college players prepare for the draft. In the summer, he works with pros. And in the fall and winter, it's back to Portsmouth and Integrity Hoops, where he helps players develop skills, character, and “basketball IQ.” The mission of Integrity Hoops is to positively transform lives through basketball.   Breakdown 1:00 - Blake Griffin Scientific Offseason 4:00 - Positioning 8:00 - Applying Evidence-Based Ideas 17:00 - Job Preservation 23:00 - Feedback 28:00 - Playing Offense 30:00 - Individual Player Development 33:00 - Player and Coach Led Development 36:00 - Differential Learning 42:00 - Independent of Decisions 48:00 - Shared Cognition 50:00 - Random and Variable Reps 56:00 - Intervention 59:00 - Workout Coach 1:01:00 - BDT 1:08:00 - Jerome Robinson 1:12:00 - Conclusion   Noah Laroche's Bio: Bio: https://www.linkedin.com/in/noah-laroche-976a86197/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/noah-laroche-976a86197/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/noah_laroche (https://www.instagram.com/noah_laroche)   Basketball Immersion Website:http://basketballimmersion.com/ ( http://basketballimmersion.com/) Twitter:https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en ( https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en) YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion ( https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion) Facebook:https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion ( https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion) Immersion Videos: Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/ (https://www.immersionvideos.com/)

    Episode 208: Jeremy Shulman, Coaching Success and End of Year Success

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 53:54

    Guest: Jeremy Shulman, Eastern Florida State College   Eastern Florida State College head coach Jeremy Shulman joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on his success and end-of-year meetings. Jeremy Shulman has built the Eastern Florida State College men's basketball program into a national power, reaching the Elite Eight of the NJCAA National Championship Tournament in five of the past seven seasons. In 12 seasons, Shulman has posted over 275 wins and been to the national championship tournament five times, finishing second in 2016-17 and third in 2017-18. He has been his conference's coach of the year eight times and the Titans have won their conference title nine straight years.   Breakdown 1:00 - Roster Turnover 5:00 - Importance of Building Relationships 7:00 - Learning Halfway 10:00 - Relationships 11:00 - Academics 16:00 - Goals for Next Year 19:00 - Peeling Off 23:00 - Asking Questions 26:00 - Feedbacks 31:30 - Specific Basketball Stuff 35:00 - Personal Experience 38:00 - Focusing on Academics 40:00 - Best Coach 45:00 - Secrets 48:00 - You Can't Be Dave Smart 50:00 - Conclusion    Jeremy Shulman's Bio: Bio: https://www.efsctitans.com/sports/mbkb/coaches/jeremy-shulman?view=bio (https://www.efsctitans.com/sports/mbkb/coaches/jeremy-shulman?view=bio) Twitter: https://twitter.com/efcoachshulman (https://twitter.com/efcoachshulman)   Basketball Immersion Website:http://basketballimmersion.com/ ( http://basketballimmersion.com/) Twitter:https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en ( https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en) YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion ( https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion) Facebook:https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion ( https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion) Immersion Videos: Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/ (https://www.immersionvideos.com/)

    Episode 207: Cody Royle, The Optimization of the Head Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 52:29

    Guest: Cody Royle, Author and Speaker   Author and speaker Cody Royle joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on the optimization of the head coach. Cody Royle is an author, international keynote speaker, podcast host, and football coach. He is a former head coach of AFL Team Canada, the men's national program for Australian Rules football. Cody is a standout voice on how pro sports teams create sustained success. He has shared his coaching lessons with elite teams around the world. He challenges the status quo in coaching and is a driving voice in a change in coaching. Royle believes that the greatest opportunity for performance gains is in the optimization of the head coach. Cody is the author of two books The Tough Stuff and Where Others Won't. The Tough Stuff is a #1 Amazon bestseller in Australia and Canada. Focused on the human experience of head coaching, The Tough Stuff outlines how the emotional and mental toll placed on head coaches detracts from their ability to perform when it matters most. Where Others Won't look at how intelligent teams are able to organize and utilize their people to create a competitive advantage. Often, the teams that create sustained success are those who break all the rules and search for ideas where others aren't willing to go.   Breakdown 1:00 - Why Coaches Need a Coach 3:30 - Third Party 5:00 - Navigating The Weight 8:00 - Stereotypes 10:30 - Importance of Self Talk 16:00 - Advocating Coaches 22:00 - Cultural Barrier 27:30 - Interpretation of Energy 31:30 - Right Players Can Win 35:00 - Experience 38:00 - Bravery 44:00 - Vision From His Team 48:00 - Conclusion   Cody Royle's Bio: Bio: https://www.codyroyle.com/ (https://www.codyroyle.com/)  Twitter: https://twitter.com/codyroyle (https://twitter.com/codyroyle)   Basketball Immersion Website:http://basketballimmersion.com/ ( http://basketballimmersion.com/) Twitter:https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en ( https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en) YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion ( https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion) Facebook:https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion ( https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion) Immersion Videos: Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/ (https://www.immersionvideos.com/)

    Episode 206: Tobin Anderson, Teaching a Pressing Defensive System

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 61:31

    Guest: Tobin Anderson, St. Thomas Aquinas Head Coach   St. Thomas Aquinas head coach Tobin Anderson joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on teaching a pressing defensive system. Tobin Anderson is the head coach of the St. Thomas Aquinas Spartans. During his tenure, he has averaged over 23 wins a season, has a .752 winning percentage and has led his team to six consecutive NCAA DII Tournament appearances. He has also been voted ECC Coach of the Year twice. Coach Anderson has over 16 years of coaching at the NCAA Division I, II, and III levels. Anderson joined the Spartan staff in 2013, as the 7th head coach in the program's history, bringing over 16 years of coaching experience at Division I, II, and III levels. Anderson comes to STAC after a two-year stint as an assistant coach for Division I Siena College. He had an immediate impact on the Saints as he led them to one of the most remarkable seasons in school history. With only a 6-man player rotation, Siena greatly overachieved with an 11-4 home record and a run to the MAAC Tournament semifinals. Before his time at Siena, Tobin Anderson was an established head coach at the Division III level at Hamilton College and Clarkson University. While at Hamilton, he posted a 118-63 record over a seven-year span, with a .652 winning percentage. The Continentals reached the league tournament five out of his seven years, including a tournament championship and a trip to the NCAA DIII tournament. Anderson guided his team to the second round of the NCAA's in 2006 as well as three regular-season titles. Prior to arriving at Hamilton, Tobin Anderson earned his first head coaching position at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y. Anderson's first team finished the 1999-2000 season with a 14-12 record, its first .500 season in 25 years, earning the program's first-ever postseason bid. In his five years with the Golden Knights, he broke the school record for wins, with a 19-10 season in 2001-02. The team advanced to the ECAC regional championship game and was the third-most improved Division III men's basketball team from the previous season. Anderson spent three years as an assistant coach; two years at Le Moyne College, from 1997-1999. He also started his college coaching career as an assistant at Clarkson in 1996, where he would later return.   Breakdown 1:00 - Power of Question 4:00 - Importance of Turnover Margin 8:00 - Philosophy of Winning Runs 10:00 - Rick Pitino System 15:00 - Defensive Decision Making 19:00 - Force Turnover Fatigue 21:00 - Tweak According to Scout 25:00 - Ball Defense 28:00 - Off The Ball Defenders 31:00 - Game-Based Play 33:00 - Creating Situation 36:00 - Recovery Aspect 39:00 - Alive vs Dead Dribble Trapping 42:00 - Psychology of Officials 45:00 - Attack Pressure 48:00 - Nike Clinic 52:00 - Restrictions in Practice Time 55:00 - Tobin Anderson Basketball Community 58:00 - Conclusion   Tobin Anderson's Bio: Bio: https://www.stacathletics.com/sports/mbkb/coaches/Anderson_Tobin (https://www.stacathletics.com/sports/mbkb/coaches/Anderson_Tobin) Twitter: https://twitter.com/andersontobin (https://twitter.com/andersontobin)   Basketball Immersion Website:http://basketballimmersion.com/ ( http://basketballimmersion.com/) Twitter:https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en ( https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en) YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion ( https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion) Facebook:https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion ( https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion) Immersion Videos: Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/ (https://www.immersionvideos.com/)

    Episode 205: Jared Grasso, Building a Program by Playing with Pace

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 54:21

    Guest: Jared Grasso, Bryant University Head Coach   Bryant University head coach Jared Grasso joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on building a program by playing with pace.   Jared Grasso enters his fourth season as the head coach of the Bryant University men's basketball program in 2021-22.   Grasso, the 2021 USBWA District I Coach of the Year, has turned the Bryant men's basketball program around in three short years on the sidelines. Bryant is 40-44 in three seasons under Grasso, after going 23-71 in the three years prior to his arrival. Grasso has helped the Bulldogs grow into one of the region's top mid-major programs and guided the Black and Gold into the mid-major top 25 in 2021 for the first time in eight years.   The 2020-21 season will go down as one of the best in program history for the Bulldogs as they went 15-7 overall, advanced to and hosted the Northeast Conference Championship for the first time in program history, and earned a postseason berth for the second time in DI program history.   Grasso was tabbed to lead the Bryant program after most recently working for the last eight seasons at Iona, where he helped the Gaels to unparalleled success both at Iona and in the MAAC. Prior to Iona, Grasso spent four seasons on the staff at Fordham, including the majority of the final year as interim head coach. He also served as an assistant coach at his alma mater Quinnipiac.   Breakdown 1:00 - Inherited Three 3:00 - Captive Audience 5:00 - Tim Clews Influence 7:00 - Running a Win 9:30 - Teaching Points 11:30 - Emphasizing For The Point Guard 15:00 - Recruiting Talks 18:00 - Flowing Into Concepts 22:00 - Too Much In Retrospect 25:00 - Diversity of Experience 27:00 - Playing One Way 29:00 - Shooting Test 31:00 - Conditioning 34:00 - Transition Defense 39:00 - Recruiting 46:00 - Evaluate Shooting in Recruiting 48:00 - Toughness 49:00 - Biggest Pieces of Turnaround   Jared Grasso's Bio: Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Grasso (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Grasso)   Basketball Immersion Website:http://basketballimmersion.com/ ( http://basketballimmersion.com/) Twitter:https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en ( https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en) YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion ( https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion) Facebook:https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion ( https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion) Immersion Videos: Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/ (https://www.immersionvideos.com/)

    Episode 204: Andy Bronkema, Simple Identity: Rebound, Run, Pass

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 44:58

    Guest: Andy Bronkema, Ferris State Head Coach   Ferris State head coach Andy Bronkema joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on running a program with a simple identity: rebound, run and pass.   Andy Bronkema, who took over prior to the 2013-14 season, led the Bulldogs to four-straight GLIAC Tournament Championships and NCAA Tournament appearances from 2015-18. The Bulldogs posted their sixth-straight 20-win campaign last year in 2019-20 while recapturing the GLIAC Championship and earning yet another NCAA Division II National Tournament berth.   In 2017-18, he led FSU to one of the most historic seasons in Division II basketball history as Ferris State claimed the school's first National Championship with a memorable 38-1 record, tying the all-time mark for most wins in D2 history. For his efforts, Andy Bronkema was a consensus choice as the National Coach of the Year and led the Bulldogs to a second-straight GLIAC regular-season crown and the school's fourth tourney title in a row.   In 2016-17, Ferris State posted a then-school all-time best 28-5 overall record under Andy Bronkema's direction while capturing both the GLIAC Regular Season and Tournament Championships. FSU advanced to the D2 Midwest Regional Semifinals and led the country in blocked shots for the second-straight year.   The Bulldog men's basketball squad closed a memorable 2015-16 campaign with a 24-10 overall record. FSU also reached the NCAA Division II Sweet Sixteen while finishing with its first back-to-back 20-win campaigns since the late 1980s. The Bulldogs made their first appearance in the NCAA Tourney under his direction in 2014-15 after claiming the league tournament title.   Breakdown 1:00 - Success at Ferris State 4:00 - Rebound, Run and Pass 6:00 - Winning with Imperfect Rosters 10:00 - Simple Identity and Motion 13:00 - Spacing Template 17:00 - Percentages in Practice 20:00 - Pressing 22:30 - Heated Up and Fortify 25:00 - Game Day 27:00 - Scouting Press 28:00 - Pressing on Misses 30:00 - Having Less Control 31:00 - Idea of Incorporating the Press 33:00 - Fast Break 34:30 - Coast to Coast 36:00 - Emphasize Off The Rim 38:00 - Running To Corners and Rim 39:30 - Challenges Within Success 41:00 - Conclusion   Andy Bronkema's Bio: Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Bronkema (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Bronkema) Twitter: https://twitter.com/coachbronks (https://twitter.com/coachbronks)     Basketball Immersion Website:http://basketballimmersion.com/ ( http://basketballimmersion.com/) Twitter:https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en ( https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en) YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion ( https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion) Facebook:https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion ( https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion) Immersion Videos: Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/ (https://www.immersionvideos.com/)

    Episode 203: Brandon Payne, Teaching Shooting and Lessons from Working with Steph Curry

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 63:58

    Guest: Brandon Payne, NBA Player Development Coach     NBA player development coach Brandon Payne join the Basketball Podcast to share insights on teaching shooting and lessons from working with Steph Curry.   Brandon Payne is the founder of Accelerate Basketball and Accelerate Basketball Online, an unprecedented resource that allows aspiring basketball athletes all over the world to train like 3x NBA champion and 2x MVP, Stephen Curry. Payne began crafting his 10-point basketball player development philosophy while coaching at Wingate University.   Payne has trained over 100 NBA, WNBA, and foreign professional athletes all over the world to be better and faster. The most notable of the athletes is the three-time NBA champion and two-time MVP Steph Curry. Since 2011, he has worked diligently as Curry's professional skills trainer and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CBSSports.com, Bleacher Report, NBA TV, and many other media outlets.   Payne uses innovative coaching techniques to accelerate the player's game and he believes in combining mind, body, and basketball skills to develop his players. He started using innovative techniques to position athletes to get better, faster. In 2009, he launched Accelerate Basketball. Since its conception, Payne has worked with his staff to develop youth basketball training programs throughout the Carolinas and opened his facility to groups of athletes from all over the world.   Breakdown 1:00 - Caddy 3:00 - Not Giving Repetition 5:00 - Interval Individualization 7:00 - Important Cues 9:00 - Push The Ground Harder 14:00 - Shooting in the Gym 18:00 - Breathing in Shooting 23:00 - Coming Off Screens 25:00 - Preparation For Shooters 27:00 - Shooting Off The Dribble Footwork 32:00 - Ball Pickup 34:00 - Overload 37:00 - Retrieval Practice to Permanent 40:00 - Catch and Shoot 44:00 - Reduction in Success 47:00 - Landing 52:00 - Dell and Steph Curry 54:00 - Workload Management 57:00 - Coaching a Star Player 59:00 - Conclusion   Brandon Payne's Bio: Bio: https://twitter.com/acceleratebball (https://twitter.com/acceleratebball) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachbrandonpayne (https://www.instagram.com/coachbrandonpayne)   Basketball Immersion Website:http://basketballimmersion.com/ ( http://basketballimmersion.com/) Twitter:https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en ( https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en) YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion ( https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion) Facebook:https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion ( https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion) Immersion Videos: Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/ (https://www.immersionvideos.com/)

    Episode 202: Seth Partnow, Coaching Lessons From The Midrange Theory

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 57:14

    Guest: Seth Partnow, Author and Basketball Researcher   Author and basketball researcher Seth Partnow join the Basketball Podcast to share insights on basketball's evolution in the age of analytics.   Partnow covers the NBA and basketball analytics for The Athletic. He is also a Special Advisor to the CEO at StatsBomb. He is the former Director of Basketball Research for the Milwaukee Bucks.   The Mid Range Theory book dives into topics From shot selection to evaluating prospects to considering aesthetics and ethics while analyzing the box scores, Partnow deftly explores where the NBA is now, how it got here, and where it might be going next. Check out the book here: The Midrange Theory   Before Seth Partnow's time in the NBA, he was lead writer and managing editor of The Nylon Calculus, a leading basketball analytics website. Seth previously worked as an educational consultant focusing on issues of cross-cultural communication and learning styles in Alaska. Though a very different context, this experience honed the skills needed to successfully navigate the often difficult divide between data science and statistics on one hand and sport-specific expertise on the other.   Breakdown 1:00 - Why We Will Read Your Book 3:30 - Cognitive Biases 7:30 - Ask Questions 9:00 - Analytics 11:00 - Dean Oliver's 4 Factors 15:00 - Open Shot 19:00 - Chin Example 22:30 - Advantage of Advantage 26:00 - What is Changing 30:00 - Short and Long Term Success 34:00 - Ball Screen 38:00 - Improving Players 42:00 - Defensive Metrics 45:30 - Lineup Balance 48:30 - The Mid Range Theory 52:00 - Added to the Next Book 54:00 - Conclusion   Seth Partnow's Bio: Bio: https://theathletic.com/author/seth-partnow/ (https://theathletic.com/author/seth-partnow/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/SethPartnow (https://twitter.com/SethPartnow)     Basketball Immersion Website:http://basketballimmersion.com/ ( http://basketballimmersion.com/) Twitter:https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en ( https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en) YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion ( https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion) Facebook:https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion ( https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion) Immersion Videos: Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/ (https://www.immersionvideos.com/)

    Episode 201: Noelle Quinn, Transition to Coaching and Seattle Storm Offense

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 51:55

    Guest: Noelle Quinn, Seattle Storm Head Coach   Seattle Storm head coach Noelle Quinn joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on the transition from playing to coach, and the Seattle Storm offensive concepts.   Noelle Quinn joined the Storm coaching staff in 2019 following her first championship as a player in 2018 with the storm. Quinn has won a WNBA championship as a player and coach and has also been recently named an assistant coach with the Canadian National Women's Team, as well as previously serving as the head coach of the girls' basketball team at Bishop Montgomery High School during the WNBA offseason   For the 2020 season, Storm head coach Dan Hughes was forced to sit out the season for medical reasons. Gary Kloppenburg became head coach for the season, and Quinn was promoted to associate head coach, where she concentrated on the offense, while Kloppenburg focused on the defense. Seattle won the 2020 WNBA championship.   Since 2016, Noelle Quinn has been the head coach of the girls' basketball team at Bishop Montgomery High School during the WNBA offseason. She was a star there, having led the Lady Knights to four California state championships, three regional championships, and three division championships. She was also a McDonald's All-American and is the only player in school history to have had her jersey retired.   As a player, Noelle Quinn attended college at UCLA and graduated in 2007. Following her collegiate career, she was selected 4th overall in the 2007 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx. Quinn played for many WNBA teams including the Minnesota Lynx, Los Angeles Sparks, Washington Mystics, Phoenix Mercury and the Seattle Storm and for Botaş SK of the Turkish Women's Basketball League.   Breakdown 1:00 - Player to Coach Transition 3:00 - Appreciation from Coaching 5:00 - Heart to Heart Space 9:00 - Coach Players Like Pros 13:00 - Accountability 16:00 - Coaching High-Level Players 18:30 - Running The Play 21:00 - Legacy 23:00 - Challenges 27:00 - Developing Players as a Leader 30:00 - Seattle Storm Offense 33:30 - Fake Handoff Cues 35:30 - Open Ball Screens 38:00 - Single Double Action 42:00 - Transition and Analytics 46:00 - Greatest Area For Growth 48:00 - Conclusion   Noelle Quinn's Bio: Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noelle_Quinn (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noelle_Quinn) Twitter: https://twitter.com/noey_quinn (https://twitter.com/noey_quinn)   Basketball Immersion Website:http://basketballimmersion.com/ ( http://basketballimmersion.com/) Twitter:https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en ( https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en) YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion ( https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion) Facebook:https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion ( https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion) Immersion Videos: Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/ (https://www.immersionvideos.com/)

    Episode 200: Alex Sarama and Guests, Basketball Immersion Insights From Around The World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 81:37

    Guests: Andre Desjardins, Milena Moulisová, Samara Funnell and Zeon Gray       In this week's coaching conversation, Alex Sarama and guests join the Basketball Podcast to share Basketball Immersion insights from around the world in celebration of the 200th episode. Topics include youth coaching, coach education, teaching footwork, being a lifelong learner and so much more.   Andre Desjardins    Topics: Teaching Footwork and Pivoting in Non-Traditional Ways   Bio: Andre Desjardins is a teacher coach for over 25 years at Louis Riel, a sports school where he is the head coach of the girl's Prep program as well as the HC of the basketball Sports études program for boys and girls. He has been an assistant coach with the Bronze medal Canadian Cadette Women's National Team 2011-2014. André is a Learning Facilitator with the National Coaching Certification Program as well as a mentor coach to upcoming coaches. He has spent time as the head coach of the Ontario Center for Performance for both boys and girls.   Milena Moulisová    Topics: Youth Coaching Development Initiatives   Bio: Milena Moulisová is the head of Youth Basketball for the Czech Basketball Federation, a position she has held since 2014. Her focus is on players up until U15 and coach education. She has a background in Physical Education and holds many certifications including being a FIBA A License Coach. Milena has considerable coaching experience across the world having coached at several clubs in the US, Denmark, Slovakia, and Slovenia.   Samara Funnell    Topics: Youth Player Development   Bio: Samara Funnell is the Co-Head Coach of Player Development at Swoosh Training alongside Joe Reddish. She is also the clubs and development officer for the Franklin Basketball Association. She has coached teams ranging in age from Under 10 to Under 16. Funnell is also a former professional player who played for the Sydney Wildcats and Hills Hornets in the New South Wales ABA league in Australia.   Zeon Gray    Topics: Coaching Internationally and Life-Long Learning   Bio: Zeon Gray is the current director of the PSA (Premier Scholar Athletes) youth program in Asia. He has coached teams from high-level AAU in the United States to a youth club Nieder Olm in Germany. After playing collegiately in Canada, his playing career took him to Europe.   Breakdown Andre Desjardins 1:00 - Teaching Footwork 3:00 - Drill Makeover 5:00 - BDT Shooting and Footwork 7:00 - Using Constraints 9:00 - Reconnections 12:00 - Teach Pivoting 16:00 - Two Foot vs One Foot 18:00 - Fun and Creative Teaching 20:00 - Impact of Basketball Immersion Samara Funnell 23:00 - Swoosh Cub Program 24:00 - Self Discovery Learning 26:00 - Experience of Interaction 31:00 - Decision Making 34:00 - Handling Mistake Environment 35:00 - Great Effort Making a Mistake 37:00 - Impact of Basketball Immersion Milena Moulisová 38:00 - Czech Basketball Programs 43:00 - Better Education for Youth Coaches 48:00 - Value of Connection 50:00 - Coaching Coaches  52:00 - Interactive Experiences 54:00 - Offense vs Defense for Young Players 7:00 - Passion for Playing 58:00 - Impact of Basketball Immersion Zeon Gray  1:00:00 - Cross-Cultural Experience 1:04:00 - Lifelong Learner 1:06:00 - Reading Books  1:08:00 - Block Practice 1:09:00 - Value of Random Practice 1:11:00 - Reconnections 1:14:00 - Player Satisfaction 1:17:00 - Development Perspective 1:18:00 - Conclusion   Coaches' Bio: Andre Desjardins Bio: https://ottawasportspages.ca/2017/02/09/andre-desjardins-brings-team-canada-coaching-experience-to-louis-riel-girls-basketball-academy/ (https://ottawasportspages.ca/2017/02/09/andre-desjardins-brings-team-canada-coaching-experience-to-louis-riel-girls-basketball-academy/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/coachandre...

    Episode 199: Matt McMahon, In-Game Coaching Strategies and Situation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 62:36

    Episode 199: Matt McMahon, In-Game Coaching Strategies and Situation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 62:28

    Guest: Matt McMahon, Murray State Head Coach   Murray State head coach Matt McMahon joins the Basketball Podcast to share his insights on in-game coaching strategies and situations.   The 2021-22 season marks the seventh for Coach Matt McMahon to lead the Murray State men's basketball program. Heading into the season, McMahon is the dean of coaches in the Ohio Valley Conference with six complete seasons. He was named the Racers' 16th head coach on June 9, 2015. At the time, he was the third-youngest rookie head coach in NCAA D-I. In 2020, McMahon joined a select group of Racer coaches to have three-consecutive 20-win seasons.   McMahon's overall mark in six seasons at Murray State is 123-64 (.657). He's the twelfth in 16 Murray State head coaches to have a winning percentage of 60 percent or better. In his first six seasons at MSU, McMahon's Racers have won OVC games at a .707 clip with a mark of 75-31. In the 2017-18, 2018-19, and 2019-20 seasons, MSU won three-straight OVC regular-season titles and won two OVC Tournament titles which led the NCAA appearances in 2018 and 2019.   McMahon has been associated with some of the greats in MSU history both as an assistant and as head coach. In nine seasons at MSU (four as assistant for Steve Prohm and six as head coach), McMahon has coached an impressive group of All-Ohio Valley Conference performers including Isaiah Canaan, Donte Poole, Ivan Aska, Ed Daniel, Jarvis Williams, Cameron Payne, Jeffery Moss, Jonathan Stark, Terrell Miller, Shaq Buchanan, Darnell Cowart, Ja Morant, Tevin Brown, and KJ Williams. Stark and Morant were the OVC Player of the Year winners and OVC Male Athlete of the Year selections in 2018 and 2019.   Breakdown 1:00 - Approaching League Schedule 3:00 - Scout Preparation  6:30 - Empowering Players and Staff 8:00 - Communication 10:00 - Being Responsible for Rebounding 12:00 - Watching Defensive Transition 14:00 - Ball Screen Coverage 16:00 - Watching The Clock 19:00 - Winning and Communicating 25:00 - Group and Individual Communication 27:00 - Rewarding Players and Bench Players 30:00 - His 5 Core Values 35:30 - Team Culture 37:30 - What To Say In-Game 39:30 - Players Emotional State 41:00 - Triggers To Timeout 44:00 - Interventions on Timeouts 45:00 - Charting and Game Goals 50:00 - Playing Time 52:00 - Specific Play Calls 55:00 - Consistency of Success 57:00 - Favorite Books 59:00 - Conclusion   Matt McMahon's Bio: Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_McMahon_(basketball) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_McMahon_(basketball)) Twitter: https://twitter.com/coachmcmahon (https://twitter.com/coachmcmahon)   Basketball Immersion Website:http://basketballimmersion.com/ ( http://basketballimmersion.com/) Twitter:https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en ( https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en) YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion ( https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion) Facebook:https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion ( https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion) Immersion Videos: Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/ (https://www.immersionvideos.com/)

    Episode 198: Stan Johnson, DOC - Defense, Offense and Culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 61:40

    Guest: Stan Johnson, Loyola Marymount Head Coach Loyola Marymount head coach Stan Johnson joins the Basketball Podcast to share his insights on defense, offense, and culture or what he calls DOC. Born in Liberia, Johnson played his college basketball at Southern Utah and Bemidji (Minnesota) State before embarking on a coaching career that would take him to such schools as Cal State Northridge, Utah, Drake, Arizona State, and Marquette. The 2020-21 season saw meteoric growths across the board for LMU men's basketball. The Lions finished in the top three of the West Coast Conference standings for the first time since 2005-06. In his first season as head coach, Stan Johnson guided his team through the COVID-19 pandemic and posted a winning record in the WCC for the first time since 2011-12. LMU has posted a top-100 ranking in the NCAA's NET, college basketball's comprehensive metric that takes into account record, quality opponents faced, and game location, among others. LMU's 95 ranking is the highest NET (or RPI at that time) since the Elite Eight season of 1990. Johnson coached five seasons at Marquette University and was promoted to associate head coach in June of 2017 after helping guide the Golden Eagles to an NCAA tournament trip in 2016-17. Marquette also made a run to the NIT quarterfinals in 2017-18 and returned to the NCAAs in 2018-19. Johnson arrived in Milwaukee after working the previous two seasons at Arizona State and was on the opposing bench in a pair of matchups against the Golden Eagles. The Sun Devils, who went 16-1 at home, participated in the NCAA tournament in 2013-14 in his first campaign with the program and earned a spot in the National Invitation Tournament in 2014-15. Johnson also spent two seasons (2011-13) at Drake University after a three-year stint at the University of Utah, which advanced to the NCAA tournament in 2009. Johnson came to Utah after a one-year stint as an assistant coach at Cal State Northridge in 2007-08. The Matadors finished 20-10 overall and earned a share of their first Big West Conference regular-season championship with Johnson on the staff. Breakdown1:00 - Team Huddles5:00 - Year Two8:00 - Slow Down on Offense12:00 - Concept of Structured Unstructured17:00 - Positive Reinforcement Idea20:00 - Organization24:00 - Tone Change28:00 - Defense Offense Culture32:00 - Guarding More Against35:00 - Defensive Drills38:30 - Specific Play Calls41:00 - Walkthroughs45:30 - Exploit Advantages49:00 - Interviewing Potential Staff Members56:00 - Future Plans58:00 - Conclusion Stan Johnson's Bio:Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Johnson_(basketball_coach)Twitter: https://twitter.com/LMUCoachJohnson Basketball ImmersionWebsite: http://basketballimmersion.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersionFacebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersionImmersion Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Episode 198: Stan Johnson, DOC - Defense, Offense and Culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 61:35

    Guest: Stan Johnson, Loyola Marymount Head Coach   Loyola Marymount head coach Stan Johnson joins the Basketball Podcast to share his insights on defense, offense, and culture or what he calls DOC.   Born in Liberia, Johnson played his college basketball at Southern Utah and Bemidji (Minnesota) State before embarking on a coaching career that would take him to such schools as Cal State Northridge, Utah, Drake, Arizona State, and Marquette.   The 2020-21 season saw meteoric growths across the board for LMU men's basketball. The Lions finished in the top three of the West Coast Conference standings for the first time since 2005-06. In his first season as head coach, Stan Johnson guided his team through the COVID-19 pandemic and posted a winning record in the WCC for the first time since 2011-12.   LMU has posted a top-100 ranking in the NCAA's NET, college basketball's comprehensive metric that takes into account record, quality opponents faced, and game location, among others. LMU's 95 ranking is the highest NET (or RPI at that time) since the Elite Eight season of 1990.   Johnson coached five seasons at Marquette University and was promoted to associate head coach in June of 2017 after helping guide the Golden Eagles to an NCAA tournament trip in 2016-17. Marquette also made a run to the NIT quarterfinals in 2017-18 and returned to the NCAAs in 2018-19.   Johnson arrived in Milwaukee after working the previous two seasons at Arizona State and was on the opposing bench in a pair of matchups against the Golden Eagles. The Sun Devils, who went 16-1 at home, participated in the NCAA tournament in 2013-14 in his first campaign with the program and earned a spot in the National Invitation Tournament in 2014-15.   Johnson also spent two seasons (2011-13) at Drake University after a three-year stint at the University of Utah, which advanced to the NCAA tournament in 2009. Johnson came to Utah after a one-year stint as an assistant coach at Cal State Northridge in 2007-08. The Matadors finished 20-10 overall and earned a share of their first Big West Conference regular-season championship with Johnson on the staff.   Breakdown 1:00 - Team Huddles 5:00 - Year Two 8:00 - Slow Down on Offense 12:00 - Concept of Structured Unstructured 17:00 - Positive Reinforcement Idea 20:00 - Organization 24:00 - Tone Change 28:00 - Defense Offense Culture 32:00 - Guarding More Against 35:00 - Defensive Drills 38:30 - Specific Play Calls 41:00 - Walkthroughs 45:30 - Exploit Advantages 49:00 - Interviewing Potential Staff Members 56:00 - Future Plans 58:00 - Conclusion   Stan Johnson's Bio: Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Johnson_(basketball_coach) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Johnson_(basketball_coach)) Twitter: https://twitter.com/LMUCoachJohnson (https://twitter.com/LMUCoachJohnson)   Basketball Immersion Website:http://basketballimmersion.com/ ( http://basketballimmersion.com/) Twitter:https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en ( https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en) YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion ( https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion) Facebook:https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion ( https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion) Immersion Videos: Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/ (https://www.immersionvideos.com/)

    Episode 197: Travis Steele, What Happens From One Game To The Next Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 52:29

    Guest: Travis Steele, Xavier University Head Coach Xavier University head coach Travis Steele joins the Basketball Podcast to share his insights on what happens from one game to the next game during the season. Steele is 51-37 in three seasons, including a 13-8 mark in the COVID-shortened season of 2020-21. Steele led XU to a 19-13 record in the 2019-20 season, which was cut short prior to postseason play by the COVID-19 pandemic. Steele was a finalist for the Joe B. Hall National Coach of the Year Award, which is given annually to the nation's top first-year head coach in Division I. Steele, who finished 19-16 in his first season as the Xavier head coach, led XU to eight wins in its last 11 games. All of the opponents for those 11 games were in either the NCAA Tournament or NIT fields, including seven road and neutral site games. Prior to being named head coach Steele spent the previous 10 seasons at Xavier, including nine on the staff of his predecessor, Chris Mack. Steele has been a part of nine NCAA Tournament teams at Xavier, including five teams that reached at least the Sweet 16. The 2017-18 team won Xavier's first Big East Regular Season Championship, a school-record final AP ranking of No. 3 and the first NCAA Tournament No. 1 seed in school history. Former Xavier head coach Sean Miller hired Steele prior to the 2008-09 season as Xavier's Director of Basketball Operations. Mack promoted Steele to assistant coach after he took over the program prior to the 2009-10 season. Steele was promoted to Associate Head Coach following the 2015-16 season. Prior to Xavier, Steele worked on the staff at Indiana. He joined the Hoosiers in August of 2006, taking on the duties of the video coordinator. After serving as the video coordinator for a season and a half while at IU, he was promoted to the position of assistant coach in February of 2008. Prior to his time with the Hoosiers, Steele served as an assistant men's basketball coach at Wabash Valley College (2005-06) and spent a year with the Ohio State basketball program as a graduate manager (2004-05) under former XU head coach Thad Matta. Breakdown1:00 - Reactions After The Win6:00 - Playing Off Two Feet 7:30 - Identifying Plays9:00 - Referencing and Scouting12:00 - Nutrition and Fitness16:00 - Not Competing Day20:00 - Analytical Leaderboard21:30 - Skill Work25:00 - Hard work as Positive/Negative28:00 - Travelling31:00 - Focusing Their Stuff33:00 - Moments of Struggle36:30 - Player's Academics41:00 - Getting Response to his Players43:00 - Personal Preparation47:00 - Players Routine48:00 - Conclusion Travis Steele's Bio:Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travis_SteeleTwitter: https://twitter.com/coachsteelexu Basketball ImmersionWebsite: http://basketballimmersion.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersionFacebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersionImmersion Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Episode 196: George Galanopoulos, Ball Screen Concepts, and Coaching Internationally And In The G-League

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 63:05

    Guest: George Galanopoulos, Texas Legends NBA G-League Head CoachTexas Legends NBA G-League head coach George Galanopoulos joins the Basketball Podcast to share his insights on defense, ball screen concepts, and coaching internationally and in the G-League. Galanopoulos was a member of the Legends coaching staff for the 2016-17 season serving as an assistant before earning a call-up to the Dallas Mavericks. The 2016-17 season saw the Legends earn the most wins to that point in franchise history and earn a record five NBA Call-Ups. He spent two seasons as a video coordinator for the Mavericks and is currently on the bench with the Summer League team in Las Vegas. His first role with the Legends came out of an internship with the Mavericks as well when he went from player development intern in Dallas to assistant coach in Frisco. In 2017, Galanopoulos was named Uganda National Team Head Coach, a position that he still holds. He has helped spark great success for the Uganda program as they compete for their place in African and FIBA basketball. Along with G League, NBA, and FIBA international, Galanopoulos' resume includes collegiate experience. While at Indiana University, Galanopoulos worked with the Hoosiers' men's basketball team, which helped propel him to his first position with the NBA G League's Bakersfield Jam. After the Jam experience, Galanopoulos then ventured overseas to coach in New Zealand's NBL, returning to the States the following March hungry for another opportunity in the NBA. Having previously interned under Mike Procopio at legendary trainer Tim Grover's Attack Athletics in Chicago, Galanopoulos reconnected with his old boss, now a player development coach with the Mavericks spearheading their expansive internship program. Procopio minted Galanopoulos as one of the Mavs' 12 player development interns for the ‘15–16 season. Breakdown1:00 - Balancing National Team and G-League3:00 - Roster Inconsistencies6:00 - A Better Coach9:00 - Culture and Building a Roster12:30 - Basketball Around The World15:00 - Evaluating The Game17:00 - Process of Winning and Losing19:00 - International Trends21:00 - Determining Pick and Roll Coverage 27:00 - Determining Defensive Coverages30:00 - Defending Spain's Pick and Roll33:00 - Top Blocking Action35:00 - Covering The Cutter Off The Ball38:00 - Technique of Contesting44:00 - Offensive Counter47:00 - Team Philosophy49:00 - Personnel51:00 - Stagger Handoffs53:00 - Passion to Coaching57:00 - Living Close to the59:00 - Conclusion George Galanopoulos' Bio:Bio: https://twitter.com/georgegalanopTwitter: https://texas.gleague.nba.com/news/george-galanopoulos-named-head-coach/ Basketball ImmersionWebsite: http://basketballimmersion.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersionFacebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersionImmersion Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Episode 195: George Karl, Basketball Coaching Insights From The Legend

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 65:28

    Guest: George Karl, One of the All-Time Winningest Coaches in NBA History One of the all-time winningest coaches in NBA history George Karl joins the Basketball Podcast to share his basketball coaching insights from a legendary coaching career. The 2012-13 NBA Coach of the Year, George Karl most recently served as head coach of the Sacramento Kings from 2015 to 2016. Throughout his career, Karl collected 1,175 wins over 22 winning seasons with a .588 winning percentage. He also led his teams to 22 postseason appearances including the NBA Finals in 1996 with Seattle. Karl's NBA coaching career has included time with the Cleveland Cavaliers (1984-86), Golden State Warriors (1986-88), Seattle SuperSonics (1992-98), Milwaukee Bucks (1998-2003), the Nuggets (2005-13), and the Kings (2015-16). While with the Denver Nuggets, Karl became the seventh NBA coach to record 1,000 career wins. Karl was a standout high school star who was recruited to play at the University of North Carolina. In four seasons at Chapel Hill, Karl earned All-ACC honors three times and was selected by the New York Knicks in the fourth round of the 1973 NBA Draft. Karl made his head coaching debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1984, and would go on to coach 1,999 games for the Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Seattle SuperSonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, and Sacramento Kings. 680 of those games were for his hometown Nuggets.During Karl's career, his teams advanced to the playoffs 22 times in 27 seasons, making three appearances in the conference finals and one trip to the NBA Finals. Karl coached the likes of NBA icons Ray Allen, Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Allen Iverson, Shawn Kemp, and Gary Payton. Presently, Karl is a co-owner of Truth+Media, a media business developing rich and engaging content focused on sports and leadership. The Truth+ podcasts, Sonics Forever, and Truth+Basketball with George Karl have become top hoops podcasts internationally in countries including the US, Australia, Canada, and Spain. Breakdown1:00 - His Philosophy and Influence to Others4:00 - Aggressive Defensive Approach9:00 - Freedom To Players15:00 - Analytics17:00 - At The Rim22:00 - Giving Up At The Personnel24:00 - Modern Game28:00 - Learnings and Coaching Experience33:00 - Making Practice Fun36:00 - Playing Basketball in Practice43:00 - Suggestions to Young Coaches47:00 - Hiring Staff54:00 - Educating The Media58:00 - College Basketball1:01:00 - Player Development Movement1:02:00 - Conclusion George Karl's Bio:Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Karl Twitter: https://twitter.com/CoachKarl22 Basketball ImmersionWebsite: http://basketballimmersion.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersionFacebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersionImmersion Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Episode 194: Vince Macaulay, British Basketball Success, Longevity and Pathways

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 54:15

    Guest: Vince Macaulay, Owner and Head Coach of British Basketball League Franchise London Lions Owner and head coach of British Basketball League franchise London Lions Vincent Macaulay joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss British Basketball success, longevity and pathways. A former player for Brixton TopCats, Tower Hamlets/London Towers and Hemel Royals, Macaulay acquired the Royals franchise (by then located in Watford) in 1998 for an upfront fee of £1,500 and relocated it to Milton Keynes. Under his reign as owner, Macaulay has seen his team progress from whipping-boys to Play-off contenders. On 17 May 2007 he returned to coaching the franchise for a third spell, after the dismissal of Tom Hancock. Macaulay last coached the club when they were based in Hemel Hempstead and also stepped in as caretaker coach the last time Hancock was at the club in 1999. Following this period he was the Chairman of the BBL. He passed on the duty to Paul Blake, Managing Director of the Newcastle Eagles, in 2005. Macaulay also acts as a pundit for Sky Sports on NBA Sundays. In 2011, Macaulay relocated the Lions franchise to London. In 2014, he became head coach of the club. Breakdown1:00 - The Process3:00 - Build Basketball in Great Britain6:00 - Creating Pathway for Players9:00 - Multicultural Attraction13:00 - Pressing Style of Play15:00 - Playing a Lot of Players20:00 - British Basketball Experience24:00 - Warm-Ups27:00 - Spacing is Key30:00 - Three Point Attempts32:00 - Double Gaps34:00 - Rolling Bigs37:00 - Setting the Screen Decisions39:00 - Fly By42:00 - Relationship with Barking Avi46:00 - Promoter50:00 - Conclusion Vince Macaulay's Bio:Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vince_MacaulayTwitter: https://twitter.com/vincemacaulay Basketball ImmersionWebsite: http://basketballimmersion.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersionFacebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersionBetOnline Website:Website: www.betonline.agImmersion Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Episode 193: Shawn Dennis, Timeouts, D4 Principles, and Tagging Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 59:48

    Guest: Shawn Dennis, Nagoya Diamond Dolphins Head Coach Nagoya Diamond Dolphins head coach Shawn Dennis joins the Basketball Podcast to timeout effectiveness, D4 penetration reaction principles, tagging up and so much more. Shawn Dennis has coached in the Japanese professional basketball league called the Japan B League since the 2016-17 season. The 2016 Australian NBL Coach of the Year with the Townsville Crocodiles has considerable experience coaching in Australia and New Zealand prior to his first coaching position in Japan as an assistant coach with the Link Tochigi Brex. His first head coaching position in Japan came the next season as he joined the Shiga Lakestars. Dennis, who played 197 games in the NBL for Newcastle and Hobart before coaching becoming a head coach in the NBL with both the Newcastle Falcons and Townsville. He has experience at all levels of Australian Basketball but has also coached in New Zealand. Dennis was previously the New Zealand National Women's Basketball Team Head Coach and won a New Zealand NBL Championship and the league's coach of the year honor with the Hawkes Bay Hawks. Breakdown1:00 - Coaching in a Different Culture6:00 - Getting Out of Comfort Zone9:00 - Improving Timeout Effectiveness12:00 - FilmingTimeouts16:00 - Reading Emotions19:00 - Who Can Talk During Timeouts26:00 - Defensive Transition34:00 - Emphasis on Reducing Turnovers38:00 - Playing Off Two Feet42:30 - Peel Switching48:30 - Building Shared Culture56:00 - Conclusion Shawn Dennis' Bio:Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawn_DennisTwitter: https://twitter.com/sdwithenergy Basketball ImmersionWebsite: http://basketballimmersion.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersionFacebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersionBetOnline Website:Website: www.betonline.agImmersion Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Episode 192: Rob Gray, How We Learn to Move

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 64:32

    Guest: Rob Gray, Professor, Researcher, Podcaster, and Author Professor, researcher, podcaster, and author Rob Gray joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the way we coach and practice sport skills. Rob Gray is a professor at Arizona State University who has been conducting research on and teaching courses related to perceptual-motor skill for over 25 years. He received his MS and PhD from York University in Canada with a focus on the visual control of movement. An important aspect of his work has been applying basic theory to address real-world challenges which he has done in positions with Nissan Motor Corp, the US Air Force, serving as an expert witness for driving accident cases, and consultant roles with several sports teams and organizations. In 2007 he was awarded the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology from the American Psychological Association. One of the accomplishments he is most proud of is the baseball batting virtual environment/virtual reality that he developed over the course of several years and which has been used in over 25 published studies. In 2017 (Gray, Frontiers in Psychology) he published the results of a 10-year study using a virtual reality training protocol which led to clear evidence of transfer of training to real performance. In his career, Gray has strongly emphasized the communication and dissemination of scientific knowledge. In 2015, he started the Perception & Action Podcast (perceptionaction.com) to help bridge the gap between theory and the field. With over 350 episodes and 2 million downloads, it has become a critical resource for individuals working in areas including coaching, talent development, training and rehabilitation. Breakdown1:00 - Ways Where Coaches Can Do6:00 - Player vs Coach Led Development8:00 - Evidence-Based Ideas11:00 - Shoot The Lamp14:00 - Interventions in Games as a Coach18:00 - Block Practice21:00 - Progressions24:00 - Constraint Ladder Approach28:00 - Googles31:00 - Individualization34:00 - Constraints to the Defense37:00 - Adding Variability in Practice40:00 - Conditioning43:00 - Education47:00 - Keep Them Coupled49:00 - Concept of Fake Unopposed Drills54:00 - Exaggeration and Teaching58:00 - Concept of Form Shooting1:00:00 - Conclusion Rob Gray's Bio:Bio: https://isearch.asu.edu/profile/391944 Basketball ImmersionWebsite: http://basketballimmersion.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersionFacebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersionBetOnline Website:Website: www.betonline.agImmersion Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Episode 191: Fred Hoiberg, Coaching Insights from the NCAA and NBA

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 49:08

    Guest: Fred Hoiberg, Nebraska Head Coach Nebraska head coach Fred Hoiberg joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss insights from the NBA and NCAA that can help your coaching. Fred Hoiberg brought a distinguished resume to Lincoln that includes four years as an NBA front office executive, four years as an NBA head coach, and five years at Iowa State, where he orchestrated the biggest turnaround in Big 12 history in 2011-12 and guided the school to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances. Following his 10-year NBA playing career, Hoiberg worked in the front office for the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves, serving as assistant general manager before being promoted to vice president of basketball operations. He left the Timberwolves to get into coaching, accepting the head job at Iowa State, his alma mater. Hoiberg led the Cyclones to four NCAA Tournament appearances and a pair of Big 12 Tournament championships in his five seasons at the school. His success in Ames led him back to the NBA as head coach of the Chicago Bulls, where he helped the Bulls to a playoff appearance in his second season. Fred Hoiberg has experienced incredible success at the collegiate level. He won more games than any other player during his time as a Cyclone guard and then returned to post the top winning percentage of any coach in Iowa State history. He won four NCAA Tournament games at Iowa State – a program record – and developed four players who eventually became NBA Draft picks and four All-Americans in his five seasons. Breakdown1:00 - Difference between NCAA and NBA Training Camp4:00 - COVID and Coaching during Pandemic9:00 - Play with Pace12:00 - Modern Spacing15:00 - Hunting Potential Mismatches19:00 - Spacing24:00 - Passing Ahead26:00 - Matchup Hunting28:00 - Ball Screen Defense33:00 - Centerfield Action36:00 - Preparing Him as a Coach40:00 - Building Relationships45:00 - Conclusion Fred Hoiberg's Bio:Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_HoibergTwitter: https://twitter.com/coachhoiberg Basketball ImmersionWebsite: http://basketballimmersion.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersionFacebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersionBetOnline Website:Website: www.betonline.agImmersion Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Episode 190: Ulric Maligi, Adrian Autry and Joel Justus, Assistant Coach Summit

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 74:39

    Guest: Ulric Maligi, Adrian Autry and Joel Justus In this week's coaching conversation, three power five assistant coaches, Ulric Maligi, Joel Justus and Adrian Autry join the Basketball Podcast to discuss roles, responsibilities and being the best assistant basketball coach you can be. Adrian Autry Adrian Autry returned to his alma mater Syracuse when he was named an assistant coach prior to the 2011-12 season. In March of 2017, Autry was promoted to associate head coach. Autry embarked on a coaching career in January 2006 when he was hired as associate head coach at Bishop Ireton Catholic High School (Va.). He became AAU basketball coach with Nova United in April 2006, leading the 14-Under team and then the 15-Under squad. In September 2007, he became assistant basketball coach at Paul VI High School (Va.). He was named an assistant coach on the AAU Triple Threat squad, working with the 17-Under team, in 2008. He moved into the collegiate ranks in 2008 when he was hired by then-head coach Seth Greenburg as director of basketball operations at Virginia Tech. He was later promoted to an assistant coach post. Autry started 116-of-121 games in four seasons with the Orange, a stretch that began in 1990 and ended in 1994. Autry still ranks fifth in career assists (631) and sixth in career steals (217) at Syracuse. Autry has strong, deep ties in the Northeast, particularly in the DC area, Canada and Upstate New York. Among the players he's recruited include Chris McCullough, Tyler Ennis, Jerami Grant and a host of others. Joel Justus Joel Justus joined Arizona State's staff in May of 2021 after working the previous seven seasons at Kentucky, including the past five as the assistant coach. He previously worked as the director of analytics and as the special assistant to the head coach. Justus came to UK after serving as the head coach at Davidson Day High School in Davidson, North Carolina. In both years at the helm, he guided the Patriots to the Elite Eight in the state tournament. Prior to his time at Davidson Day, Justus served as the head boys' basketball coach at Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry, Virginia, from 2008-12. During his time at Woodberry Forest, he guided his team to the Virginia Prep League regular-season championship in 2010 while advancing to the Virginia Prep League championship game in consecutive years, a first in more than two decades. Justus has spent time in college basketball as an assistant coach at Elon University from 2004-08, where he helped guide the Phoenix to a Northern Division title in 2006 and the Southern Conference championship game in 2008. While at Kentucky, Justus played a significant role in their recruiting success, recruiting a number of five-star recruits, including Bam Adebayo, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Immanuel Quickley, Keldon Johnson and a host of others. Ulric Maligi An assistant coach under Chris Beard at Texas Tech for the previous two seasons, Ulric Maligi enters his first year as Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at The University of Texas. Maligi brings 14 years of collegiate coaching experience to the Texas staff. Maligi worked as the national scouting director for John Lucas Enterprises in Houston for one year (2015-16). He spent three seasons (2012-15) as an assistant coach under legendary college and NBA head coach Larry Brown at SMU. Maligi worked as an assistant coach at the University of Houston for two seasons (2010-12). Prior to his time at Houston, Maligi spent three seasons (2007-10) as an assistant coach at Stephen F. Austin. Maligi accepted the job of assistant coach at UTA for the 2006-07 season when he was 21 years old, making him the youngest Division I assistant coach in the country at the time. He began his coaching career as the head manager during his undergraduate time at Howard University. Maligi has made his mark as a recruiter at every coaching stop. His strong relationships in Texas have led to success there, but also nationally. Danuel House, Mac McClung and Yanick Moreria are just a few of the top players Maligi has recruited. Breakdown1:00 - Important Value to Bring to his Head Coach3:00 - Attraction of Hiring Someone6:00 - Mentorship12:00 - Experience in Overseas16:00 - Work-Life Balance21:00 - Their Challenges in Coaching 31:00 - Humility33:00 - Institutional Knowledge36:00 - Feedback39:00 - Five Love Languages44:00 - Deeper Connections48:00 - Disagreeing with your Head Coach56:00 - Traits to Consider for an Assitant Coach1:01:00 - Staffing1:05:00 - What Makes Them an Ideal Head Coach1:08:00 - Modern Coaching1:11:00 - ConclusionCoaches Bio:Adrian AutryBio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_AutryTwitter: https://twitter.com/coachredautry Joel JustusBio: https://thesundevils.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster/coaches/joel-justus/4539Twitter: https://twitter.com/asucoachjustus Ulric MaligiBio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulric_MaligiTwitter: https://twitter.com/Coach_Maligi Basketball ImmersionWebsite: http://basketballimmersion.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersionFacebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersionBetOnline Website:Website: www.betonline.agImmersion Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Episode 189: Bart Lundy, Bootcamps and Creating Margins

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 51:31

    Guest: Bart Lundy, Queen's University Head Coach Queen's University head coach Bart Lundy joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss how to run boot camps and to create margins. Bart Lundy enters the ninth season of his second stint at the Queen's University of Charlotte, and his 14th year overall, as the winningest coach in Queens Basketball history. After leading his team to a sixth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance in 2020-21, Lundy holds a record at Queens of 303-99 (.754 win pct.) and an overall coaching record of 399-186 (.682 win pct.) in 19 seasons as a head coach in NCAA Division I and Division II. Lundy first took over the Queen's program at the age of 25 after helping then-head coach Dale Layer as an assistant for two years. In his first stint as head coach (1998-2003), Lundy took the Royals to their first regional title and Elite Eight appearance in 2001 and followed the success with a trip to the national semifinals in 2003. Three times in the five-year span Lundy's teams set the school record for wins in a season. In his 11 years leading the Royals, Lundy has guided Queens to all four of its Elite Eight appearances, eight NCAA Tournament berths, five conference regular-season titles, and two conference tournament titles. Lundy was also named Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year in 2000-2001, Southeast Region Coach of the Year in 2003, and has coached one National Player of the Year, three conference players of the year, 13 first-team all-conference selections, and all seven All-Americans in program history. Under Lundy's direction, from Nov. 24, 2015 – Dec. 31, 2019, Queens spent 65 consecutive weeks ranked in the coaches' poll (1,498 days), the longest such streak in program history. Lundy returned to Queens after a one-year stint at The University of North Texas (2012-13), where he served as an assistant to first-year head coach Tony Benford and helped develop first-round NBA draft pick, Tony Mitchell. Prior to North Texas, Lundy coached at Marquette University where he assisted head coach Buzz Williams for three years (2009-2012). In that time, Marquette made three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and two-straight Sweet 16 appearances with a roster that featured eight future NBA players including All-Star Jimmy Butler and Jae Crowder of the Miami Heat. Breakdown1:00 - Bootcamp5:00 - Shared Suffering7:00 - Around The Horn9:00 - Modern Version Coping Strategies13:00 - Idea of Setting an Intention17:00 - Competition20:00 - Leadership and Habits25:00 - Rite of Passage30:00 - Biggest Challenges in the Bootcamp34:30 - Analytics38:30 - Goals to Accomplish43:30 - Understanding the Margins45:00 - Post Game Analytics46:00 - Succeeding Off The Court48:00 - ConclusionBart Lundy's Bio:Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bart_LundyTwitter: https://twitter.com/coachbartlundy Basketball ImmersionWebsite: http://basketballimmersion.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersionFacebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersionBetOnline Website:Website: www.betonline.agImmersion Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Episode 188: Jeff Linder, Minimize Three-Point Attempts, Free Throws, and Offensive Rebounds

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 56:01

    Guest: Jeff Linder, University of Wyoming Head Coach University of Wyoming head coach Jeff Linder joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss how to minimize three-point attempts, free throws, and offensive rebounds. Jeff Linder led the Pokes to a 14-11 overall record in his first season. The Pokes went 6-1 in non-conference play including a road win over an Elite Eight team in Oregon State. Wyoming won six total road games on the season for the most away from Laramie since the 2012-13 season. UW also had a winning record on the road since the 2000-01 season. The Cowboys featured the top offense in the Mountain West in Linder's first season. He revamped the Cowboy offense to averaging 76.5 points per game. Wyoming also led the MW in three-point field goals per game at 10.1. The Pokes ranked No. 12 in the nation in three-point field goals per game as well. Jeff Linder was previously an assistant coach at Emporia State, Midland, Weber State, San Francisco, and Boise State from 2001 to 2016. Linder posted an impressive 80-50 (.615) record in four seasons at Northern Colorado. He was named the Big Sky Coach of the Year during the 2018-19 season leading the Bears to 15 conference wins for a program record. The Bears tied that record of 15 conference wins again in the 2019-20 season. Over the last three seasons, Linder led UNC to the most wins during a three-year stretch in program history, with 69 wins. The Bears also finished in the top-100 of the NCAA NET Rankings. He also helped lead Northern Colorado to its first postseason title in 2017-18, as the Bears won the College Invitational Tournament. It marked the first postseason title for any Colorado school since the 1940 season. It was also the first postseason title for a team from the Big Sky Conference. During the 2017-18 campaign, UNC won a school-record 26 games on their way to the CIT Championship. The Bears finished the season ranked in the top-100 of the RPI. Prior to his time at Northern Colorado, Linder spent six seasons at Boise State with the last three years serving as associate head coach of the Broncos. Linder helped guide Boise State to two NCAA tournament appearances and the team's first Mountain West Conference Championship during his tenure. Breakdown1:00 - Defense Behind the Arc5:00 - Offensive Philosophy9:30 - Using Video To Teach14:00 - Playing 5-on-518:00 - Video Sessions 21:00 - Scouting Report Terminology24:00 - Shot Clock28:00 - Three-Point Line Conversation32:00 - Defensive Rebounding Philosophy36:00 - Help40:00 - Minimizing Attempts44:00 - Imagine Emphasis48:00 - Getting Threes51:00 - Recruiting52:00 - ConclusionJeff Linder's Bio:Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_LinderTwitter: https://twitter.com/jtlinder Basketball ImmersionWebsite: http://basketballimmersion.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersionFacebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersionBetOnline Website:Website: www.betonline.agImmersion Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Episode 187: Amy Eagan, Make Them Adjust To Us

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 49:34

    Guest: Amy Eagan, Drury University Head Coach Drury University head coach Amy Eagan joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss how to make your opponent adjust to you. Amy Eagan will enter her second season as the Drury Lady Panthers head coach in 2021-22 and her 13th year as a collegiate head coach. Eagan was named head coach at Drury on April 13, 2020, after serving as an assistant coach for the Lady Panthers in 2019-20. While Eagan inherited a team that had gone 32-0 the year before, the squad graduated two All-Americans including the two-time NCAA-II Player of the Year, Hailey Diestelkamp. She followed that season, working the challenges of a season clouded by the uncertainty of a global pandemic, with an NCAA-II Runner Up finish for the second time in program history. The won their fifth-straight Great Lakes Valley Conference championship, and finished 24-2. The team produced the NCAA-II Player of the Year for a third straight season as junior Paige Robinson was voted as the nation's top player, and Eagan was named the national Coach of the Year in D-II by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. The Lady Panthers also produced seven Academic All-GLVC performers, and won a GLVC Team Academic Award. Paige Robinson was named a CoSIDA Academic All-American, and was named the GLVC Student-Athlete of the Year in women's basketball. She will enter this season with a career record of 211-144 (.594). Eagan has been the head coach of teams that have reached three NCAA-II tournaments, one NAIA tournament, and have won three conference championships (two GLVC titles, 2021 with Drury, 2014 with Truman St., and a Midwest Classic title at St. Ambrose in 2007). Eagan came to Drury after a successful tenure as the head coach at Truman State. In six seasons with the Bulldogs, she became the program's all-time leader in career coaching wins and winning percentage posting a mark of 111-62 (.642). Breakdown1:00 - Expectation on Molly Miller Leaving3:00 - Relationship-based7:30 - Roles11:00 - Blending Style14:00 - Building Offense and Defense18:00 - Balancing the Floor21:00 - Transition Fundamentals23:00 - Benefits of Crossing the Nail27:00 - Set Spots on Initial Transition32:00 - Dribble Drive35:00 - Adjustments to the Game39:00 - Value of Personal Growth42:00 - Buy-In45:00 - Advice on Coaches47:00 - ConclusionAmy Eagan's Bio:Bio: https://drurypanthers.com/sports/womens-basketball/roster/coaches/amy-eagan/1868Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmyEagan Basketball ImmersionWebsite: http://basketballimmersion.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersionFacebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersionImmersion Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Episode 186: Molly Miller, Full-Court Pressure and Playing Uptempo

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 56:39

    Guest: Molly Miller, Grand Canyon University Head Coach Grand Canyon University head coach Molly Miller joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss full-court pressure and playing uptempo. Miller holds the highest career winning percentage (.892) of any NCAA men's or women's basketball coach at Division I, II or III levels with at least five years of experience. The two-time Division II Coach of the Year ended her Drury career with the DII national runner-up in 2019 and an undefeated, top-ranked 2020 team when the national tournament was canceled because of COVID-19. Miller made an immediate impact at GCU by guiding her Lopes to the program's first WAC Tournament championship game appearance. She did it by instituting her style of full-court pressure defense and uptempo offense. In 2020-21, GCU ranked second nationally for steals (13.4 per game) and turnover margin (plus-8.4 per game) while also coming in fourth for turnovers forced (23.3 per game). Miller maintained Drury's tradition upon becoming head coach at age 28 and she ascended the program to reach the 2019 Division II Final Four and post a 32-0 record in 2019-20, when the Panthers were ranked No. 1 every week in the Division II poll. If an undefeated mark does not state Drury's dominance under Miller enough, the Panthers also led Division II in scoring margin for her last two seasons there. Drury won by 27.9 points per game in 2018-19 and 28.5 per game in 2019-20. Breakdown1:00 - Buy-In5:00 - Starting with Defense8:00 - Building Up Drills12:00 - Getting the Ball Over Halfway14:00 - Full Court Pressure Preference17:00 - Run Jump20:00 - Randomness21:00 - Using Different Terminologies24:00 - The Tagging Concept26:00 - Attacking the Weak Side29:00 - Tools for Better Switching32:00 - Managing Substitution35:00 - Analytics that She Valued37:00 - Unorthodox Approach in Recruiting39:00 - Defense is the Priority42:00 - Unstructured Offensive Possessions47:00 - Scouting Reports50:00 - Inbound Set Plays54:00 - ConclusionMolly Miller's Bio:Bio: https://gculopes.com/staff-directory/molly-miller/573Twitter: https://twitter.com/MollyMiller33 Basketball ImmersionWebsite: http://basketballimmersion.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersionFacebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersionImmersion VideosCheck out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Episode 185: Scott Davenport, Pressing On Offense

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 61:56

    Guest: Scott Davenport, Bellarmine University Head Coach Bellarmine University head coach Scott Davenport joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss pressing on offense with the pass. Scott Davenport became the 11th coach in Bellarmine University men's basketball history, and in six years took Bellarmine all the way to the top by leading the Knights to the 2011 NCAA Division II Tournament national championship. For his efforts, he was named national Coach of the Year by two different organizations: the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the Division II Bulletin. Davenport's career record of 378-117 (through the 2020-21 season) ranks him as Bellarmine's all-time winningest coach both in terms of total wins and winning percentage (.763). In the 2020-21 season, Davenport guided the Knights to a highly successful transition as an NCAA Division I school. Bellarmine sported a 14-8 record overall and earned an invitation to a national postseason tournament (CBI) after falling just one game shy of capturing the ASUN Conference regular-season crown. The national basketball community took notice of the Knights' success, and Davenport was nominated for the Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year Award and the Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year, which recognizes coaches from mid-major conferences. At the Division II level, Davenport experienced nearly unequaled success and was a four-time Great Lakes Valley Conference Coach of the Year. His teams won five GLVC Tournament titles and won or shared six regular-season conference titles. Breakdown1:00 - Philosophy of Heavy Offense5:00 - Making Defense Uncomfortable8:00 - Adhere to the System13:30 - Good Shot Percentage17:00 - Stats of the NBA25:00 - Passing the Ball Fast30:00 - Teaching Shot Selection33:00 - Balance and Catching to Shoot37:00 - Passing Drills40:00 - No Floaters and Cut to Score44:00 - Inside Out Advantage47:00 - Free Throw Lockouts50:00 - Valuing Possessions55:00 - Transition in Division One Story1:00:00 - Conclusion Scott Davenport's Bio:Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Davenport Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bellarminehoops Basketball ImmersionWebsite: http://basketballimmersion.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersionFacebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersionBetOnline Website:Website: www.betonline.agBest in the West Video SeriesBest in the West Website: http://bestinthewestclinic.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Episode 184: Todd Simon, Scoring Offense, Triggers, and a Relationship-Based Program

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 55:11

    Guest: Todd Simon, Southern Utah Head Coach In this week's coaching conversation, Southern Utah head coach Todd Simon joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the scoring offense, triggers, and a relationship-based program. At the start of the 2021-22 season, Todd Simon will be in his sixth year at the helm of the Southern Utah University men's basketball team after being named the head coach on March 24, 2016. Simon led the Thunderbirds to their first-ever Big Sky Championship during the 2020-21 season, as they were named Big Sky Conference Regular Season Champions after finishing conference play with a record of 12-2. Simon was named interim head coach of the UNLV men's basketball program in January 2016 and immediately led them to three consecutive victories. During Simon's 17 games, the Runnin' Rebels ranked as the number one team in the nation in adjusted tempo, scoring more than 100 points in four games. UNLV finished with a 9-8 record, despite playing with as few as five scholarship players. Prior to being named interim head coach, Simon was in his third year as associate head coach with UNLV and had a critical role in assembling UNLV's roster, which Rivals.com ranked its 2014 recruiting class No. 5 in the nation, while the 2015 class was ranked No. 11. Prior to his tenure as a Runnin' Rebel, Simon served Findlay Prep for seven years in both head and assistant coaching roles. As head coach at Findlay Prep in 2012-2013, he led the team to a 35-1 record, including eight wins over top-25 ranked teams. Breakdown1:00 - Tempo and Scoring Offense4:00 - Painted Rim7:00 - Cutting10:00 - Practice Stats13:00 - Putting Pressure on the Floor17:00 - Attacking the Weak Side21:00 - Having Counters25:00 - Working with Elite Players28:00 - Managing Expectations32:00 - Psychological Adaptation35:30 - Actual Game Situations39:30 - Repetitions42:00 - Caring for Mental Health44:00 - Retaining Players in the Program47:00 - Middle Drive49:30 - Non-Negotiables on 5-on-551:00 - ConclusionTodd Simon's Bio:Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Simon_(basketball)Twitter: https://twitter.com/CoachTsimon Basketball ImmersionWebsite: http://basketballimmersion.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersionFacebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersionBetOnline Website:Website: www.betonline.agBest in the West Video SeriesBest in the West Website: http://bestinthewestclinic.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Episode 183: Joe Mazzulla, Simplified Principles of Play and the Teaching Process

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 70:53

    Guest: Joe Mazzulla, Boston Celtics Assistant Coach Boston Celtics assistant coach Joe Mazzulla joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss simplified principles of play and the teaching process. Mazzulla coached the 2021 Boston Celtics summer league team. He joined Boston's coaching staff in 2019-20 after guiding Fairmont State University to a 43-17 record over two seasons as the program's head coach from 2017 to 2019. His Falcons went 22-9 in 2018-19 to claim the program's fifth NCAA Tournament bid over the last seven years. In joining the Celtics organization, Mazzulla returns to the Northeast where he served as an assistant coach for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G League during the 2016-17 season. In addition to his two years as a head coach in the collegiate ranks, Mazzulla brings five years of assistant coaching experience between Fairmont State (2013-2016) and Glenville State College (2011-2013). Mazzulla attended West Virginia University, where he played collegiately for all four seasons under head coaches John Beilein and Bob Huggins. He advanced to the NCAA Tournament all four years and was named to the Big East Academic All-Star Team three times (2007, 2009-10) with the Mountaineers. Breakdown1:00 - Interviewed For a Head Coaching Job4:00 - Takeaways From Successful Coaches6:00 - Preparations for Summer League Coaching Job9:00 - Player Development12:30 - Retrieval Practice Leads to Retention16:30 - Feedback20:00 - Cold Calling23:00 - Communicating Players26:00 - Game Film29:00 - Explaining to Players his Process32:30 - Game Context36:00 - Switching Situation39:00 - Getting Back into Gameplay43:00 - Recreations47:00 - Concept of Positive Framing51:00 - Building Player's Self Advocacy54:00 - Measurement Phase57:00 - Giving Postgame Debriefs1:01:00 - Situational Basketball1:03:30 - Scripting1:05:00 - Giving Advice to Other Coaches1:06:00 - ConclusionJoe Mazzulla's Bio:Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_MazzullaTwitter: https://www.instagram.com/coachmazzulla Basketball ImmersionWebsite: http://basketballimmersion.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersionFacebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersionBetOnline Website:Website: www.betonline.agBest in the West Video SeriesBest in the West Website: http://bestinthewestclinic.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Episode 182: Ben McCollum, The Defense Will Show You What To Do and Love Your Player's Strength

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 74:41

    Guest: Ben McCollum, Northwest Missouri State Head Coach Northwest Missouri State head coach Ben McCollum joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights in his coaching, including how the defense will show you what to do and how love your player's strengths. McCollum is quite simply one of the most successful collegiate coaches of all-time. Over the past five seasons, McCollum has guided Northwest to a mark of 159-8 and three NCAA Division II national championships (2017, 2019, 2021). Over the past three seasons, Northwest has gone 97-3. McCollum has guided the Bearcats to eight straight MIAA regular season titles and five consecutive MIAA tournament crowns. In 12 seasons at Northwest, McCollum has an overall record of 300-78. Northwest captured the program's third NCAA Division II national championship in the 2020-21 season. McCollum guided the Bearcat to a 28-2 overall record. Northwest set an NCAA Elite Eight record by winning its three games by a total of 78 points - the most ever by a Division II national champion. McCollum was named the MIAA Coach of the Year for the seventh time after he helped guide the Bearcats to an MIAA record 21 league victories. • Career record of 300-78 (183-55 MIAA)• 2021 NABC Division II National Coach of the Year (4th time - most in NABC Div. II history)• 2020 NABC Division II National Coach of the Year• 2019 John McLendon National Coach of the Year (all divisions)• 2019 NABC, Basketball Times, HoopDirt.com Division II National Coach of the Year• 2019 Kansas City Sports Awards Coach of the Year• 2017 NABC and DII Bulletin Division II National Coach of the Year• Nine MIAA Regular Season Titles (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)• Five MIAA Tournament Titles (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)• 23-5 NCAA Div. II Tournament Record (2017 NCAA National Champions, 2019 NCAA National Champions, 2021 NCAA National Champions)• Seven-Time MIAA Coach of the Year (2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021) Breakdown1:00 - How to Stay Motivated3:00 - Developing Competitiveness6:00 - Loving team's Strength12:00 - Hunt Matchup Relentlessly14:00 - Process of Cutting Off The Ball21:00 - Playing Pickup24:30 - Decision by the Screener27:00 - Philosophy on the Cutter Emptying30:00 - Compliment34:00 - Teaching Shooters on Ball Spacing36:00 - Scouting Report40:00 - Communicate to his Players45:30 - Attacking Switches48:30 - Drawback52:00 - Eliminating Unnecessary Progressions56:00 - Teaching1:01:00 - Talking Too Much in Practice1:04:00 - Process of Connecting the Game1:07:00 - Develop a Process Focus Team1:09:00 - ConclusionBen McCollum's Bio:Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_McCollumTwitter: https://twitter.com/coachmccollum Basketball ImmersionWebsite: http://basketballimmersion.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersionFacebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersionBetOnline Website:Website: www.betonline.agBest in the West Video SeriesBest in the West Website: http://bestinthewestclinic.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Episode 181: Gonzalo Rodriguez, Random and Next Pick and Roll Defense

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 62:12

    Guest: Gonzalo Rodriguez, Monbus Obradoiro Assistant Coach Monbus Obradoiro assistant coach Gonzalo Rodriguez joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the Next Pick and Roll Defense Coach Rodriguez has coached basketball at all levels for the last 32 years. The last 12 seasons he has been an Assistant Coach in the ACB league in Spain, one of the top leagues in the world. He is currently an assistant coach for Moncho Fernández with Monbus Obradoiro. Besides coaching, Gonzalo Rodriguez teaches a basketball coaching degree academy for the Galician Basketball Federation). He has also coached youth teams (under 20, under 18 and under 16) and has coached for Balneario de Archena, LEB Bronze, CB Murcia, Liga Endesa, Blu:Sens Obradoiro, LEB. Breakdown1:00 - Concept of Random Defense6:00 - Two-Sided a Single Side8:00 - Blitz11:00 - Last and Basics of Next Defense15:30 - Running Jump Type of Rotation21:00 - The Problem and the Solution25:00 - Main Advantages of Next Defense30:00 - Screen Defense33:00 - Calls36:00 - Building Another One41:00 - Defense Against Handoffs43:00 - Snaking The Ball Screen48:00 - The Concept of Last53:00 - Psychology for the Ball Handlers55:00 - Adding Randomness57:00 - ConclusionGonzalo Rodriguez's Bio:Bio: https://basketball.eurobasket.com/coach/Gonzalo-Rodriguez/Conspur-Bezana/24641Twitter: https://twitter.com/gonzarguez Basketball ImmersionWebsite: http://basketballimmersion.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersionFacebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersionBetOnline Website:Website: www.betonline.agSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Episode 180: Peter Strobl, Connecting Player, and Team Development

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 65:55

    Guest: Peter Strobl, Giessen 46ers German easyCredit BBL Head Coach Giessen 46ers German easyCredit BBL head coach Pete Strobl joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss connecting player and team development. Coach Strobl is currently the Head Coach in the German Bundesliga of the Giessen 46ers and has served as the Head Coach of the Basketball Löwen Braunschweig for two seasons as well as three seasons as an assistant coach for Ratiopharm Ulm. Pete Strobl started The Scoring Factory in 2009 upon settling in Pittsburgh after a successful nine-year career in the European professional leagues. He was a member of the Austrian National Basketball team and played in France, Austria, Germany, Iceland, Switzerland, and Ireland where he also served as Player–Coach. Prior to his professional playing career, Coach Strobl earned both Bachelor's and Master's degrees as a scholarship player at Niagara University, graduating in 2000. As a by-product of working through language barriers with international players of all ages and skill levels, Coach Strobl has developed a unique ability to break down shooting mechanics, footwork, and ball skills. His tactical knowledge of the game and a work ethic developed through years of fierce competition combined with excellent communication skills make him a sought-after clinician, speaker, and personal coach. He is also the award-winning author of Backspin: One Player's Journey From the U.S. to Europe and Back Again. Breakdown1:00 - Loving Player Development4:00 - FIBA Rules for Player Development6:00 - Playing Experience in Europe10:00 - Soccer Culture12:30 - Culture of Acceptance16:30 - Trial and Error20:00 - Dribbling25:00 - Big on Full Court Pressure30:00 - Touching34:00 - Scarecrow38:00 - Verbal Cues41:00 - Mistake Culture43:30 - Defensive Footwork49:00 - Slow Learning54:00 - Disruption58:00 - Advice to the Listeners1:00:00 - ConclusionPete Strobl's Bio:Bio: https://www.thescoringfactory.com/staff/pete-strobl/Twitter: https://twitter.com/petestroblBasketball ImmersionWebsite: http://basketballimmersion.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersionFacebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersionBetOnline Website:Website: www.betonline.agBest in the West Video SeriesBest in the West Website: http://bestinthewestclinic.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.