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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.
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Guest: Stefan Weissenboeck, Brose Bamberg Player Development CoachBrose Bamberg player development coach Stefan Weissenboeck joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on how the work, the trust and the patience drive player development. Stefan Weissenboeck has been the Head of player development at nine-time German champion Brose Bamberg since 2010. Under his guidance players like P.J. Tucker or Daniel Theis managed to make their way to the NBA. Stefan has also been part of the Brooklyn Nets coaches staff and works with the NBPA and the Czech Federation, and trains separately with high-level clients of all ages.He is an international expert and a secret weapon when it comes to NBA players like Jarret Allen, Caris LeVert or Jakob Poeltl taking the next step in their career. Or when European greats like Nikos Zisis, Nicolo Melli or Tomas Satoransky want to optimize their game.Breakdown1:00 - Three Things for Player Development5:30 - Trust10:00 - Brose Bamberg Player Development13:30 - Comfort and Confidence17:30 - Finding Solutions21:00 - Parts of  Practice23:40 - 24:21 - Immersion Videos AD Jan 202325:00 - Individual Differences27:30 - Importance of Feet34:30 - Emotional Regulation37:00 - Mistakes40:00 - Feedback on Misses44:30 - How to be Better Coaches46:00 - ConclusionStefan Weissenboeck’s Bio:Bio: ImmersionWebsite: Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics:
Guest: Adam Forde, Cairns Taipans Head CoachCairns Taipans head coach Adam Forde joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on game models and tactical periodization.Between 2013 and 2019, Forde was an assistant coach with the Perth Wildcats and won four NBL championships. After a season as an assistant coach with the Sydney Kings in 2019–20, he served as their head coach during the 2020–21 season. He was appointed head coach of the Taipans in 2021, and in 2023 he was named the NBL Coach of the Year.Breakdown1:00 - Team Accountability4:30 - Freedom7:00 - Ignition Drills13:00 - Clips Applied in a Game15:00 - Tactical Periodization25:00 - Game Model28:52 - 29:26 - Basketball Immersion AD Jan 202329:30 - Tactical Dimension35:00 - Coaching Philosophy38:00 - Providing Guidance45:00 - Creating Trust48:00 - Make Mistakes51:00 - Putting Players in Best Situation55:00 - Ways to Manipulate Intensity59:00 - Building Program1:00:00 - ConclusionAdam Forde’s Bio:Bio: ImmersionWebsite: Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics:
Guest: Jacob Jackomas, Illawarra Hawks Head CoachIllawarra Hawks head coach Jacob Jackomas joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on assistant and head coaching and the 5-Out spread offense.Jacob Jackomas previously acted as Australia coaching legend Brian Goorjian's assistant coach for more than a decade, his extensive coaching resume includes stints in the NBL, China, and the Australian Boomers program over the past 6 years. Jackomas was recently made the International Scouting Coordinator for the Australian national basketball team, the Boomers.His assistant coaching resume includes stints with the Sydney Kings (2006-2009), Dongguan Leopards (2009-2015), Sydney Kings (2015-2016), and the Shanghai Sharks (2016-2017).Breakdown1:00 - Takeaways Working with Brian Goorjian9:00 - Scouting12:00 - Competition with Coaches14:30 - Olympic Learning18:00 - Pick and Roll22:00 - Flow31:00 - Running a First-Team33:03 - 33:45 - Immersion Videos ADS33:30 - Best Spots36:30 - The Spread Offense39:00 - Catch Attack Matchups43:00 - Penetration Reaction47:00 - Cuts52:00 - Creating Space55:00 - Shot Clock59:00 - Advice to Assistant CoachesJacob Jackomas’ Bio:Bio: ImmersionWebsite: Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics:
Guest: Mike Prada, NBA Staff Editor for The Athletic and AuthorNBA Staff Editor for The Athletic and author Mike Prada joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on how spacing and the three-point shot changed how we coach.Mike Prada is an NBA analyst, writer, and editor who specializes in writing about dense topics like Xs and Os in a way all fans can understand. He currently works for The Athletic after spending 10 years running SB Nation's NBA coverage. He is the author of Spaced Out: How the NBA’s Three-Point Revolution Changed Everything You Thought You Knew About Basketball, published by Triumph Books.Breakdown1:00 - Spaced Out Book4:30 - Importance of Space8:00 - Shooting the Three13:00 - Three-Point Revolution17:30 - Humans Playing Humans25:00 - Off The Ball Actions27:39 - 28:14 - BAsketball Immersion AD January 202328:30 - Analytics30:00 - Position Less vs. Defining Positions36:00 - Giving Freedom38:00 - Big Team Talk40:00 - Predefined Role43:00 - Notice Progress46:00 - Impact on Offense and Space Created51:00 - Evolution in Coaching54:30 - Curiosity55:30 - ConclusionMike Prada’s Bio:Bio: ImmersionWebsite: Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics:
Guest: Nelson Terroba, Texas Legends Associate Head Coach Texas Legends associate head coach Nelson Terroba joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on modern functional coaching.Nelson Terroba has filled many roles for the Texas Legends, an NBA G League Affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks, including Defensive Coordinator, player development coach and associate head coach. He has been with the Legends since 2019.Terroba has coached at the professional level for the Saskatchewan Rattlers, Saint John Riptide, Erie Bayhawks, and Bakersfield Jam.He has also been an assistant coach with the Congo National Team, and a head high school coach.Terroba started his coaching career at the University of Texas where he first served as a student manager and later became the special assistant to the head coach under Rick Barnes.Breakdown1:00 - Modern Functional Coaching5:00 - Transactional Leadership9:30 - Adapting The Model14:00 - Individual Differences17:30 - Authenticity and Humility20:30 - Diagnostics25:30 - Prescriptive and Diagnostic Nonstick28:43 - 29:24 - Immersion Videos AD Jan 202329:00 - Recreate, Recreate, Recreate35:00 - Point Guard College39:00 - Losing41:30 - Three-Auto Drill46:30 - Player's Parents49:00 - Talent Code53:00 - ConclusionNelson Terroba’s Bio:Bio: ImmersionWebsite: Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics:
Guest: David Hollander, Author of How Basketball Can Save The WorldDavid Hollander, the author of How Basketball Can Save the World, joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on how basketball can save the world.Hollander is an assistant dean and clinical professor with the Tisch Institute for Global Sport at New York University and received NYU’s highest faculty honor, the Distinguished Teaching Award. His innovative courses have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, SLAM, and CBS News. He sits on advisory boards for espnW, The Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball School, and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute. He holds his high school record for most technical fouls.Breakdown1:00 - Saving The World6:00 - Other Sports12:00 - Harmony and Balance15:00 - Belongingness21:00 - Isolation and Loneliness24:00 - Common Sense30:00 - Strengths and Weaknesses30:41 - 31:16 - Basketball Immersion January AD 202335:00 - Balance of Force and Skills39:00 - Position and Human Alchemy44:00 - Being Adaptable47:30 - Co Create Solution49:00 - Make it Global53:00 - Other Levels1:00:00 - ConclusionDavid Hollander’s Bio:Website: ImmersionWebsite: Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics:
Guest: Sue Phillips, Archbishop Mitty Head CoachArchbishop Mitty head coach Sue Phillips joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on building a program and applying performance psychology.Sue Phillips, who is also a math teacher, has coached more than 50 players who went on to play in Division I and has more coaching wins than any girls high school basketball coach in Northern California history at 760+ and counting. The Tradition of Excellence she has established has led to 33 League Titles, 30 Central Coast Section Titles, 14 Nor Cal Championships, 6 CIF State Titles and her 2018 team earned top national rankings from ESPN, MaxPreps and USA Today and was declared the mythical national champion by USA Today and espnW.Breakdown1:00 - Planning a Season4:00 - Beginning a Program6:00 - How to Develop Coaches8:30 - Shaping a Successful Program11:00 - Coping Strategies13:30 - Art of Coaching with Science17:30 - Practice in Modern Era22:00 - Supporting Players25:30 - Coaching Talents28:30 - Higher Standards as a Gift30:05 - 30:45 - Immersion Videos AD 32:30 - Managing Parents40:00 - Carrot and Stick Approach45:00 - Managing Hype50:00 - Rules Around State Associations54:00 - Handling Officials57:00 - ConclusionSue Phillips’ Bio:Bio: Basketball ImmersionWebsite: Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics:
Guest: Ted Suihkonen, Hockey Development Coach, and EducatorHockey development coach and educator Ted Suihkonen join the Basketball Podcast to share insights on developing speed of hand, speed of foot, and speed of mind.Ted Suihkonen is the Head of Development for the ice hockey club EVZ in Zug, Switzerland. Prior to moving to Switzerland, he was the Head of Development for HC Lokomotiv of the KHL in Yaroslavl, Russia. During his time there, HC Lokomotiv was able to get 18 players from their junior system drafted into the NHL. He started his coaching career in the USA, before moving back to Sweden where he played professionally, to continue his coaching career. He also holds top education through USA Hockey and the Swedish Ice Hockey Federation, as well as a master's degree in Neuroscience.Breakdown1:00 - Two Sports are Connected4:00 - Resistance11:00 - Playing More in Practice13:00 - Concept of Skill Talk22:00 - Importance of Drills27:00 - Expecting to be Creative30:00 - Independent Performers35:00 - Coaches are Problem Solvers36:51 - 37:26 - Basketball Immersion AD Jan 202337:30 - Sticky Practice42:00 - Make Mistakes47:30 - Interleaving Mixing51:00 - How to Cheat that Constraint53:00 - Overload57:00 - Basketball Trainers1:00:00 - Lack of Gameplay1:02:00 - Embrace Chaos1:05:00 - Full Circle1:09:00 - ConclusionTed Suihkonen’s Bio:Bio: Twitter: Basketball ImmersionWebsite: Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics:
Guest: Megan Griffith, Columbia Head CoachColumbia head coach Megan Griffith joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on developing people, creating culture, and building community.Griffith has ushered in a new era of Columbia women's basketball. Her six-year tenure as head coach has combined to be the winningest six-year stretch in the NCAA Division I history of the program. Over that time, the Lions have earned seven power-conference wins, including their first victories over opponents from the ACC and Big East. Columbia has also qualified for the Ivy League Tournament in each of its last two seasons, playing in the championship game in 2021-22 before accepting the program's first bid to the Women's National Invitational Tournament (WNIT).The 2021-22 season was a landmark year as the team had its winningest season in program history, going 25-7 overall with a 12-2 Ivy League record.Breakdown1:00 - Columbia Basketball Program3:00 - Culture and Core Values5:00 - Communication9:00 - Defensive Communication12:00 - Foundation Things on Offense15:00 - Changing the Culture20:00 - Conversation24:00 - Better Practice24:29 - 25:03 - Basketball Immersion AD 202327:00 - Journaling35:00 - Wellness Check38:00 - Greetings and Handshakes39:30 - Buddy System43:00 - Journey Meetings48:00 - Unbalanced as Coaches51:00 - Multiple ExperiencesMegan Griffith’s Bio:Bio: Basketball ImmersionWebsite: Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics:
Guest: Seth Greenberg, ESPN College Basketball BroadcasterESPN college basketball broadcaster Seth Greenberg joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on coaching, college basketball, and educating players. Prior to becoming an analyst for ESPN Greenberg was a coach for 34 years, the last 22 as a head coach. Greenberg has been the head coach at Long Beach State, the University of South Florida, and Virginia Tech. He was a two-time ACC Coach of the Year. Prior to becoming a head coach, Greenberg was an assistant coach at Columbia, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Miami and Long Beach State. Breakdown1:00 - Knowledge on Broadcasts5:00 - Access to Coaches8:00 - Imitating Coaches13:00 - Relationship on Players15:30 - Evolution of the Game20:00 - Coaching Them Hard25:55 - 26:36 - Immersion Video Ad26:00 - Philosophy Behind Meetings30:30 - Resist Trends36:00 - The Modern Game39:00 - Two-Way Contract43:30 - College Basketball46:30 - Set of Rules Internationally50:00 - CFL52:00 - Shot Clock on High School Level53:00 - Conclusion Seth Greenberg’s Bio:Bio: Basketball ImmersionWebsite: Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics:
Guest: Jen Oliver, Entrepreneur, a Mother of two daughters, the Author of the International Best Selling Book, “The Love FitMama Way: Transforming the Core of Motherhood”Chris and Jen Oliver join the Basketball Podcast to discuss learning, unlearning and relearning and so much more from their experiences coaching, playing, and sharing the game. Jen Oliver is an entrepreneur, a mother of two daughters, and the author of the international bestselling book, The Love FitMama Way: Transforming the Core of Motherhood. Jen is an internationally recognized public speaker and has been a consultant, coach, and mentor for many successful online businesses and entrepreneurs since she started her first podcast in 2008.  As an Online Business Development and Mindset Coach, Podcaster, and TEDx Speaker, Jen Oliver inspires, educates, and motivates entrepreneurs around the globe to follow their vision for themselves and to do it with love. What she is most passionate about is spreading the message she draws on from science and mind-body data to support entrepreneurs in being their own biggest ally in business, relationships, and life. Jen has almost 1.8 million views on her viral TEDx talk, “How to Love Yourself to the Core” Breakdown1:00 - Basketball Immersion Podcast4:00 - Resistance7:00 - Decision Training11:30 - Practice with their Daughters14:00 - Asking Questions18:30 - Making Decisions21:00 - Technical Information24:00 - Human Interactions27:00 - New Variables to Practice29:00 - Messy32:30 - Concept of Learn, Unlearn, and Relearn36:00 - Learning New Things39:00 - Adaptable41:35 - 42:10 - Basketball Immersion AD43:30 - Player's Perspective46:00 - Rabbit Hole50:00 - Summer League55:00 - Sharing Experiences57:00 - Five-Page Essay1:00:00 - Psychological Safety1:01:00 - To Be Creative and Free1:04:00 - Active Participants1:08:00 - Enjoying The Sport1:10:00 - Limited in the Game1:14:00 - People Involvement1:16:00 - Premium Podcast and Bonus Materials Jen Oliver’s Bio:Bio: - Basketball ImmersionWebsite: Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics:
Guest: Ben Taylor, Founder of Thinking BasketballThe founder of Thinking Basketball Ben Taylor joins the Basketball Podcast to challenge and dive deeper into new and old basketball concepts that can help our coaching. Ben Taylor is the founder of the Thinking Basketball YouTube channel, podcast and author of Thinking Basketball the book. In all his platforms, Taylor goes deeper on basketball analysis, history, philosophy and theory. Thinking Basketball challenges a number of common beliefs about the game by taking a deep dive into the patterns and history of the NBA. He explores how certain myths arose while using our own cognition as a window into the game's popular narratives.  He is a behavioral scientist who loves basketball. He has had his blog in some form or another since 2011. Since then he has developed a bunch of historical metrics, hand-tracked hundreds of games, tried to start a basketball data company, written a book about basketball and cognition, and started creating podcasts / YouTube content about the NBA. Breakdown1:00 - Difficult Concepts5:00 - Cognitive Scientist8:00 - Applied Science11:00 - Not Connecting Perception13:30 - Data Gathering15:00 - Evaluating Their Defense17:00 - Old vs New School Thinking20:00 - Advocating Coaches22:00 - Lob Pass24:30 - Passing28:30 - Yoga31:17 - 32:00 - Membership Sales Ads32:00 - Split Cut34:00 - The Right Structure38:00 - Coaching Perspective42:00 - Concept of pre Switching46:00 - Adaptability50:00 - Overload Concept55:00 - NBA Skill Sets59:00 - Goal of Offense1:02:00 - Empowering Players Ben Taylor’s Bio:Website: Thinking Basketball - - ImmersionWebsite: Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics:
Episode 248: Gordon Herbert, Philosophy, Roles, and IdentityGuest: Gordon Herbert, German National Team Head CoachGerman National Team head coach Gordon Herbert joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on philosophy, roles and identity. Herbert has extensive experience having coached throughout Europe, most notably in the German League and the Euroleague, and in the NBA as an assistant coach with the Toronto Raptors, and the Georgian national team and the Canadian National Team. In September 2021, he was named head coach of the Germany national team. He guided the German team to a bronze medal at the 2022 European Championships. He also has coaching titles, winning the Basketball Bundesliga: 2003–04, the FIBA Europe Cup: 2015–16, the French Cup: 2006–07 and the Finnish Cup: 2009. Breakdown1:00 - National Team2:00 - Importance of Roles4:00 - Organization and Creativity6:00 - Concept of Spacing10:00 - Triggers14:00 - Offensive Advantage16:00 - Adjustments on the Wings21:00 - Influence of Hockey25:00 - FACC Program25:35 - 26:20 - Membership Sales Ad28:00 - Three Factors30:30 - Teaching Defense33:00 - Player Enjoyment36:00 - Defensive Decisions39:00 - Special Situations43:00 - Coaching with Nick Nurse45:00 - Pace in Practice52:00 - Sorting Roles to the Players55:00 - Conclusion Gordon Herbert’s Bio:Bio/Website: Basketball ImmersionWebsite: Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics:
Guest: Joe Crispin, Rowan Head CoachRowan head coach Joe Crispin joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on offense wins and how to help players enjoy the game more. As Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Rowan University, Joe Crispin has advanced the team to the NCAA Division III Championships and been selected as the NABC Atlantic District Coach of the Year and the Atlantic Region Coach of the Year. Prior to being named head coach, Joe spent two seasons as the assistant coach for both the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams at Rowan University. Joe Crispin is also the primary director for Crispin Basketball where he runs various camps, clinics, and club teams throughout the year. He focuses his energy on our overall development philosophy and programs. He enjoyed an extensive and successful playing career that has seen him play basketball for 28 different coaches. Breakdown1:00 - Offensive Tempo and Creating Pace6:00 - Have Fun11:00 - Mantra13:00 - Basics of Walking16:00 - Half and Full Court18:00 - Structure the Workout21:30 - Fundamentals25:00 - Three-Leg Program28:00 - Playing in the Triangle32:00 - Constraint-Led Approach35:19 - 36:04 - Membership Sales Ads37:00 - Game Situations39:30 - Constraints of the Shot Clock42:00 - Security vs Pressure49:30 - Importance of Recruiting52:00 - Creating Decisions55:30 - Changing Mentality1:02:00 - Mindset for Success1:07:00 - Part of the Process Joe Crispin’s Bio:Bio/Website: Basketball ImmersionWebsite: Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics:
Guest: Trevor Woodruff, Bucknell Head CoachBucknell head coach Trevor Woodruff joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on defense and mindset, and how it has made an impact everywhere he has coached. Through three seasons with the Bison, Woodruff has compiled an outstanding 57-17 (.770) overall record, including a 40-10 (.800) mark against Patriot League opponents. On top of that, Bucknell is 30-5 (.857) when playing at home under Woodruff and 4-2 (.667) in Patriot League Tournament contests. For his career, Trevor Woodruff owns a 170-27 (.863) record coaching NCAA women’s basketball and a 329-162 (.670) overall NCAA basketball record when factoring in his 11 seasons as the men’s coach at Misericordia. In all, Woodruff has eight conference titles, 11 appearances in national postseason tournaments, and 10 Coach of the Year awards. Breakdown1:00 - Defensive Conviction4:00 - Offense6:00 - Mindset Training7:30 - Drills and Live Play10:00 - Non Negotiables14:00 - Ball Screen Defense16:00 - Passing Piece20:00 - Connecting Things to Mindset25:00 - Practice Plan29:38 - 30:23 - Membership Sales Ads30:30 - Weak Side33:30 - Base Defense38:30 - Weak Defensive Concepts41:00 - Challenges43:00 - Variability46:00 - Emphasis on Recovering50:00 - Shift52:00 - Offensive and Defensive Talent55:00 - Conclusion Trevor Woodruff’s Bio:Bio/Website: Basketball ImmersionWebsite: Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics:
Guest: Roy Rana, International CoachInternational coach Roy Rana joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on building an unbreakable mindset and a defensive base with adaptability. Roy Rana is a Canadian professional basketball coach who is the head coach for the Kyoto Hannaryz of the B.League and head coach of the Egyptian men's national basketball team. Rana served as head coach for Canada's Senior Men's National Team during the 2019 FIBA World Cup Americas Qualifiers where he led Canada to a 10-2 record and a first-place finish in Group F to secure a 2019 FIBA World Cup bid. Rana was a guest coach at the NBA Summer League for the Utah Jazz in 2014 and the San Antonio Spurs in 2015. In 2019, Rana was hired as an assistant coach by the Sacramento Kings of the NBA where he served in that role for three seasons. Rana has incredible international experience serving as the national team head coach for Canada at the senior level on down to the youth level. Most notably in 2017, Rana led Canada to the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup title, the nation’s first-ever title in the tournament. He also served as Germany’s lead assistant at the Tokyo Olympics last summer. Breakdown1:00 - Opportunities5:00 - Evolved Philosophy8:00 - Defensive Base10:00 - Heels14:00 - Scout16:00 - Professional Schedule20:00 - Driven by Imports22:30 - Defending Isolations23:30 - Analytics26:03 - 26:47 - Membership Sales Ad27:00 - Adaptability29:00 - Building Base32:00 - Natural Questioning34:30 - International Competition37:00 - Unbreakable Mindset39:00 - Player Development42:00 - Takeaways from the NBA45:00 - High School Coaching49:00 - Canada Basketball52:00 - Egypt Basketball55:00 - Conclusion  Roy Rana’s Bio:Bio/Website: Basketball ImmersionWebsite: Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics:
Guest: Gary Williams, Hall of Fame Basketball CoachHall of Fame coach Gary Williams joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on the flex offense, full-court pressure, and removing the grey areas. Gary Williams is the winningest head basketball coach in Maryland history. During his 22 seasons at the helm, the Terrapins went 461-252, a winning percentage of .646. His tenure included 14 NCAA tournament berths, seven Sweet 16 appearances, back-to-back trips to the Final Four, and the 2002 national championship. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014 and has the basketball court at the Xfinity Center named after him. Breakdown1:00 - Introduction3:00 - Flex Offense5:00 - Removing Down Screen9:00 - Less Structured13:00 - Manipulation and Flexibility16:00 - Vs. Pressure18:00 - Vs. Switching24:00 - Triangle Influence26:30 - Three Point Line29:24 - 30:08 - Membership Sales AD30:09 - Toughness33:00 - Press Defense37:00 - Sideline Press Defense40:30 - Points Per Possession43:00 - Playing Full Court47:00 - Remove The Grey Area51:00 - Cross Matchups and Press54:00 - Press Break59:00 - Playing 5-on-5 Press1:00:00 - The Current Game Gary Williams’ Bio:Bio/Website: Basketball ImmersionWebsite: Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics:
Guest: Randy Norton, UAB Head Coach UAB head coach Randy Norton joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on communication, attitude, and solution-based coaching. Since Randy Norton arrived on campus in 2013, he has guided the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) to at least 15 wins in seven of the last eight seasons. From 2017-2020, he led the Green and Gold to three consecutive 20 win seasons for the first time in school history. He led UAB to its first C-USA Regular Season title in 2017-18. Randy Norton was named the 2017-18 C-USA Coach of the Year after leading the Blazers to a record-setting 27-7 overall record and a 13-3 conference record. The Blazers have finished with 12 or more conference wins from 2017-2020. Breakdown1:00 - Work On Their Own6:00 - Positive Things During Practice9:00 - Useless Information11:00 - Timeouts and Coaching15:30 - Communication18:00 - Mental Toughness22:00 - Thinking Solutions27:00 - Being Proactive28:12 - 28:59 - Membership Sales Ads30:00 - UAB Player-Led Development33:00 - 5-and-538:00 - One on One43:00 - Competition46:00 - Shooting Drills51:00 - Challenges Coaching Randy Norton’s Bio:Bio/Website: Basketball ImmersionWebsite: Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics:
Guest: Tricia Cullop, Toledo Head Coach Toledo head coach Tricia Cullop joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on how to build by culture and the blue collar gold standard. As the winningest coach in University of Toledo Women’s Basketball history, Head Coach Tricia Cullop has transformed the program into a nationally-recognized powerhouse. The 2022 WBCA Carol Eckman Integrity in Coaching Award is a testament to her success in creating space for authenticity and community on and off the court throughout her 30-year coaching career. Under her leadership, Toledo has made nine trips to the postseason and has hung five championship banners, including a postseason WNIT title in 2011, a MAC Championship in 2017, and three MAC regular-season championships (2010-11, 2012-13, and 2021-22). The Rockets’ 2011 WNIT Championship was the first major postseason tournament title won by a Mid-American Conference team. Cullop has been named MAC Coach of the Year a record-tying four times (2009, 2011, 2013, and 2022). Breakdown1:00 - Conversation Around Lynn Roberts8:00 - Done It That Way11:00 - Mindset Training14:00 - Challenges During COVID17:00 - Built By Culture20:30 - Blue Collar Gold Standard22:00 - Great Schedule25:00 - Playing Man to Man27:56 - 28:41 - Membership Sales Ad29:00 - Adavantages of Switching35:00 - Rebounding38:00 - Special Situation41:00 - Constructive Criticism46:00 - Captain Ideas49:00 - Highlights and Lowlights51:00 - Individual Freedom53:00 - Ball Screens55:00 - Perception Precedes Communication Tricia Cullop’s Bio:Bio/Website: Basketball ImmersionWebsite: Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics:
Guest: Tom Hovasse, Japan National Men’s Team Head Coach Japan National Men's Team head coach Tom Hovasse joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on the 5-Out offense style of play and Japanese Basketball. During his career as head coach of the Japanese women’s basketball team, Tom Hovasse did what no one thought possible, leading the team to silver at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Tom is now channeling his skills into coaching the Japanese men’s team. Tom played college basketball at Penn State and played professionally from 1989 to 2001, including a brief stint with the Atlanta Hawks and 10 seasons for teams in Japan.He also served as assistant coach to the Japanese national team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where the Japan team made it as far as the quarterfinals. Breakdown1:00 - Japan Women's Team Success3:00 - Adapting 5-Out System5:00 - Mirroring8:30 - Creating Gaps13:00 - Calling Plays16:00 - Freedom From Choice18:00 - Overload Spacing21:00 - Screens24:00 - 24:46 - Membership Sales Ads25:00 - Tagging Up Concept28:00 - Offensive Rebounding System32:00 - Putting in Long Hours36:00 - Following Structure41:00 - Best Roster44:00 - Conclusion Tom Hovasse’ Bio:Bio/Website: Basketball ImmersionWebsite: Videos:Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics:
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Can you please re upload this episode? It only goes up to the 36th minute. Very informative. Thanks,

Jan 7th
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