This Week on the Basketball Podcast

The Basketball Podcast: EP198 with Stan Johnson on Defense, Offense and Culture

In this week's coaching conversation, 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, Dra...

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In this week's coaching conversation, 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, Dra...

The Basketball Podcast: EP198 with Stan Johnson on Defense, Offense and Culture

In this week's coaching conversation, 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 pla...

The Basketball Podcast: EP197 with Travis Steele on Game Preparation

In this week's coaching conversation, Texas 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...

The Basketball Podcast: EP196 with George Galanopoulos on Defense

In this week's coaching conversation, 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 ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP195 with George Karl on Coaching Insights

In this week's coaching conversation, 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 ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP194 with Vincent Macaulay

In this week's coaching conversation, 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 the Division I, II or III levels with at least five years of experience. The two-time Division II Coach of the Year ende...

The Basketball Podcast: EP186 with Molly Miller on Pressing and Pace

In this week's coaching conversation, Georgian National Team head coach Ilias Zouros joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the strong hand defense he has used to great success for years. Ilias Zouros is a Greek professional basketball coach who currently the head coach of Georgian National Team.  Zouros has gone through top-level European benches in addition to being the Greek national tea...

The Basketball Podcast: EP177 Ilias Zouros Strong Hand Defense

In this week's coaching conversation, Austrian professional basketball coach and current head coach of Medi Bayreuth of the German Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) joins the podcast to discuss switching defense, solving the resulting mismatches and post automatics. Raoul Korner is an Austrian Professional basketball Head Coach with experiences in Basket Clubs of Vienna (Austria, 1st div.), Matter...

The Basketball Podcast: EP173 Raoul Korner on Advanced Tactics

In this week's coaching conversation, Houston Rockets assistant coach Will Weaver joins the Basketball Podcast to interview Basketball Immersion founder and creative director, Chris Oliver, on coaching and coach development. Will Weaver is currently an assistant coach for the Houston Rockets. After a few years as a coaching assistant in the NCAA, Weaver was hired to coach alongside Brett Bro...

The Basketball Podcast: EP171 Will Weaver Interviews with Chris Oliver on Coach Development

In this week's coaching conversation, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton joins the podcast to share insights on being adaptable in your coaching. Coach Mike Boynton has built the program over his four seasons leading to an outstanding 2020-21 season where the Cowboys advanced to the finals of the Big 12 Championship, earned a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament and ended the year ranked No...

The Basketball Podcast: EP166 with Mike Boynton on Being Adaptable

In this week's coaching conversation, former NBA and EuroLeague player, and current managing director of EuroLeague Players’ Association Bostjan Nachbar joins the podcast to discuss being in service of players. Nachbar is a former NBA and Slovenian national team player who had a 20-year pro basketball career. In 2002 he was the 15th pick in the draft by the Houston Rockets. He played 6 seaso...

The Basketball Podcast: EP165 with Bostjan Nachbar on Serving Players

In this week's coaching conversation, University of Minnesota head coach Ben Johnson joins the podcast to discuss transitioning into a head coaching position. Ben Johnson is the new head coach of the University of Minnesota. Johnson, who graduated from Minnesota in 2005, returns to his alma mater after spending three seasons at Xavier as an assistant coach. Johnson previously served as an as...

The Basketball Podcast: EP163 with Ben Johnson on Transitioning to a Head Coach

In this week's coaching conversation, University of New Mexico head coach Richard Pitino joins the podcast to discuss coaching transitions and program building. Richard Pitino is head coach of the University of New Mexico. He has previously been head coach at Minnesota and at Florida International University. Before that he was an assistant under his father Rick Pitino for two seasons at Lou...

The Basketball Podcast: EP162 with Richard Pitino on Coaching Transitions and Program Building

In this week's coaching conversation, La Salle University head coach Ashley Howard joins the podcast to discuss coaching offense with concepts instead of plays. Ashley Howard has the storied La Salle University men's basketball program on an upward trajectory heading into his third season as head coach. The Explorers put together their first winning season since the 2016-17 season, and had...

The Basketball Podcast: EP158 Ashley Howard on Conceptual Offense

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Jen Oliver hosts a discussion between Chris Oliver and Alex Sarama who join the Basketball Podcast to geek out on Basketball Immersion concepts. Chris and Alex provide insights on keywords like games approach, constraints, BDT, random practice, zero seconds, and the Basketball Immersion membership community. Chris Oliver Chris is the f...

The Basketball Podcast: EP155 Alex Sarama and Chris Oliver on Basketball Immersion

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Denver Nugget’s director of player development Ognjen Stojakovic joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the NBA player development and teaching decision-making. Coach Stojakovic has been with the Denver Nuggets for eight years and has recently been promoted to director of player development. This comes after the Nugget’s success over the past t...

The Basketball Podcast: EP150 Ognjen Stojakovic on NBA Player Development

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Melbourne United head coach Dean Vickerman joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss how coaches can impact the game and his open coaching style. Coach Vickerman took over as head coach for Melbourne United of the NBL in 2017. During his first season, Dean Vickerman started an ambitious overhaul of the team’s roster and culture. His hard wor...

The Basketball Podcast: EP149 Dean Vickerman on How Coaches Impact the Game

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Memphis University head coach Katrina Merriweather joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss how to build a successful program and the importance of player and coach relationships. Katrina Merriweather was previously the head coach of the Women’s team at Wright State. She took over in the Spring of 2016 and has guided the Raiders to over 100 win...

The Basketball Podcast: EP148 Katrina Merriweather on Relationships

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Cairns Taipans’ head coach Mike Kelly joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss turning it around from one year to the next, plus how to install a competitive team culture and empower your players. Coach Kelly is the current head coach of the Cairns Taipans of the NBL in Australia. His Cairns Taipan team went went from 6-22 in his first seas...

The Basketball Podcast: EP147 Mike Kelly on Turning It Around

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, North Carolina A&T head coach Will Jones joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss how to play with multiple and changing defenses. Coach Jones is the current head coach of the men’s basketball team at North Carolina A&T. He started as an assistant with the Aggies in 2016 and was promoted to his current position in just two seasons. ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP146 Will Jones on Multiple Defenses

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, WNBA head coach Sandy Brondello joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss defensive coverages and coaching top talent. Coach Brondello is the current head coach and VP of player personnel of the Phoneix Mercury. She took over the helm in 2013 and made an instant impact. During her first season, Brondello coached her team to the best record i...

The Basketball Podcast: EP145 Sandy Brondello on Coaching Unique Talent

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, NBA assistant coach Jay Larranaga joins the Basketball Podcast to NBA discuss transition offense and defense tactics and techniques. Jay Larranaga is currently the top assistant for the Boston Celtics. Larranaga joined Doc Rivers coaching staff in 2012 and has been with the team since. Throughout his time in Boston, he has coached several ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP144 Jay Larranaga on Transition Offense and Defense

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, NBA assistant coach Joe Boylan joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss intelligent practice design including NBA skill development and the mental side of the game.Joe Boylan spent the last two seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans as the team’s Director of Player Development. During his time with the Pelicans, he has made a significant impact wit...

The Basketball Podcast: EP143 Joe Boylan on Intelligent Practice Design

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, long time NBA assistant coach Vinay Bhavnani joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss NBA player and skill development. Bhavnani also shares ideas about getting a coaching job and scouting at the NBA level. Vinay Bhavnani was most recently an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Bhavnani has also served as a video coordinator, the man...

The Basketball Podcast: EP142 Vinay Bhavnani on NBA Player Development

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach Lindsay Gottlieb joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss pick and roll defense at all levels. Lindsay Gottlieb recently began her NBA coaching career with the Cavaliers. She joined the staff with coaching great John Beilein last fall. This hiring made Lindsay the first NCAA women's basketball coach to move o...

The Basketball Podcast: EP141 Lindsay Gottlieb on Pick and Roll Defense