The Basketball Podcast show

The Basketball Podcast

Summary: 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.

Podcasts:

 Episode 72: Chris Holtmann, Supporting Change and Better Influencers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:22

Chris Holtmann begins his third season at the helm of the Buckeyes in 2019-20. His two seasons at Ohio State have followed the blueprint established during his tenures at both Gardner-Webb and Butler — Success.

 Episode 71: Mark Bennett, Supporting Change and Better Influencers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:39

Basketball Podcast to discuss how his Performance System Development (PDS) can support change for managers, teachers, coaches, and athletes.

 Episode 70: Craig Pedersen, Competing With A Smaller Talent Pool | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:17

In this week’s coaching conversation, Craig Pedersen, the head coach of the Iceland men's national basketball team, joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss competing with a smaller talent pool. Coach Pedersen talks about adjusting playing styles and competing with talent challenges. He also previews some of the teams for the upcoming World Cup of basketball in China.

 Episode 69: Scott Morrison, Head Coaching in the NBA Summer League | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:44

In this week’s coaching conversation, Scott Morrison, an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics, joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss ideas to be a better assistant coach, and lessons from being a head coach in the NBA summer league.

 Episode 68: Mike Sotsky, Less is More Philosophy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:53

In this week’s coaching conversation, Mike Sotsky, an assistant coach with Harvard's men's basketball team, joins The Basketball Podcast. Sotsky was a part of Duke's 2015 NCAA championship team, serving as the senior manager, and was a co-recipient of the Gopal Varadhan Award, presented annually to the program’s top upperclassman manager.

 Episode 67: Joe Prunty, Big Picture NBA Coaching | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:14

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Joe Prunty who has served as both an assistant and head coach in the NBA joins us to discuss the big picture of NBA coaching. In 22 seasons, Prunty has won three NBA Championships with San Antonio (1999, 2003 and 2005), one NBA Finals appearance with Dallas (2006), four Western Conference Championships (Spurs, Mavericks), and 16 NBA Playoffs appearances.

 Episode 66: Mike Longabardi, NBA Defensive Concepts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:10

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, two time NBA champion and long time NBA assistant coach Mike Longabardi joins the podcast to discuss NBA coaching, with a focus on defensive philosophy, techniques and tactics. Coach Longabardi is currently an assistant coach for the Washington Wizards. He was previously an assistant coach  for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, the Boston Celtics, and the Phoenix Suns, winning an NBA Finals championship with both the Celtics and Cavaliers.

 Episode 65: Eric Musselman, Life Long Learning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:50

Currently, he is the head coach of the men’s team at the University of Arkansas. Upon hiring Musselman in April 2019, Arkansas  Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek said, “Eric Musselman is a coach that has had experience at every level of basketball from the NCAA to the NBA ... He was practically born into the game and his passion for basketball is unmistakable.”

 Episode 64: Will Voigt, Rethinking Defensive Concepts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:28

Bring an atlas along as the amazingly well-travelled Will Voight brings his fascinating resume to The Basketball Podcast, including hoops talk about his current role as the head coach of the national men's team of Angola.

 Episode 63: Matt Langel, Helping Players Find Success | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:26

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Matt Langel, coach of Colgate University's men's basketball team, joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss methods of helping players to find success. Decision-making, shot selection, player development, and teaching players how to play are all covered.

 Episode 62: Ettore Messina, Lesson From A Coaching Legend | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:57

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, basketball coaching legend Ettore Messina joins the podcast to share insights from Europe and the NBA. Messina is the head coach of Olimpia Milano of the Italian LegaBasket Serie A (LBA). Messina most recently worked with the San Antonio Spurs as an assistant coach for Gregg Popovich from 2014 to 2019.

 Episode 61: Cody Toppert, Player Development And Building An Offense | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:10:07

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, newly named University of Memphis Tigers assistant coach Cody Toppert joins the podcast to discuss player development and the implementation of analytics into building an offense. 

 Episode 60: Will Weaver, Modern Coaching Ideas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:19

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, newly named Sydney Kings head coach Will Weaver joins the podcast to discuss modern coaching ideas. Methods to intervene and to observe what is going on are discussed, along with lessons from mentors like Sam Hinkie, Brett Brown, Kenny Atkinson, Andrej Lemanis and Rick Barnes.

 Episode 59: Mike Taylor, International Coaching Trends | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:20

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, European coaching legend Mike Taylor joins the podcast to discuss building a national team program and coaching trends in international basketball. Since 2014, he has coached Poland's national basketball team. He has helped end their 52-year World Cup absence of qualifying for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. This will be only the second FIBA World Cup appearance for Poland.

 Episode 58: Dedrique Taylor, Program Building | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:43

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Cal State Fullerton head coach Dedrique Taylor joins the podcast to discuss the slow build reality of most college programs. Taylor has built Cal State Fullerton into a program with national and league significance that has achieved many first in program history. He explains his philosophy on culture, style of play and the brilliance of James Harden, who he helped recruit and coach at Arizona State.

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