This Week on the Basketball Podcast

The Basketball Podcast: EP243 with Randy Norton on Solution Based Coaching

In this week's coaching conversation, 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 ...

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In this week's coaching conversation, 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 ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP243 with Randy Norton on Solution Based Coaching

In this week's coaching conversation, University of 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 Inte...

The Basketball Podcast: EP242 with Tricia Cullop on Building Culture

In this week's coaching conversation, 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 ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP241 with Tom Hovasse on 5-Out and Basketball in Japan

In this week's coaching conversation, New Haven head coach Ted Hotaling joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on seeking basketball solutions to our questions as coaches. With 173 career victories, Ted Hotaling stands second among nine head coaches in the history of the New Haven men’s basketball program and with 27 more wins would become just the second coach in program history to ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP240 with Ted Hotaling on Basketball Solutions

In this week's coaching conversation, sport psychologist. consultant, author, blogger and podcaster Dan Abrahams joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on psychology, coaching and skilled performance. Dan Abrahams is a sport psychologist working alongside individuals, teams, coaches and organizations globally. He is known for his passion to de-mystify sport psychology and for creat...

The Basketball Podcast: EP239 with Dan Abrahams on Sport Psychologist

In this week's coaching conversation, 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 the former head coach of AFL Team Canada, the men's national program for Australian Rules football. Cody is a standout voice on how pro spor...

The Basketball Podcast: EP207 with Cody Royle on Optimization of the Head Coach

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 life long learner and so much more. Andre Desjardins (01:01:22) Topics: Teaching Footwork and Pivoting in Non-Traditional Ways ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP200 Insights from Around the World

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

The Basketball Podcast: EP199 with Matt McMahon on Game Coaching Strategies

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