This Week on the Basketball Podcast

The Basketball Podcast: EP158 Ashley Howard

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...

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In this week's coaching conversation, successful high school coach Mark Cascio joins the podcast to discuss modernizing high school basketball offense. Coach Mark Cascio enters his 15th season as a head basketball coach and his 9th season at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, LA. During his tenure at Catholic High School, the basketball program has experienced unprecedented success of 5 Di...

The Basketball Podcast: EP157 Mark Cascio on Modern Offense

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, the "Godfather" of player development, David Thorpe joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the evolution of player development, leadership, and the impact he has made on the game. David Thorpe’s career began as a successful high school basketball coach in Florida in 1987. In 1993 he left “team coaching” by opening the first specialized play...

The Basketball Podcast: EP156 David Thorpe

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

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Washington Wizards assistant coach Ryan Richman joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss moving from an assistant to a head coach and back to an assistant, and what he learned from those experiences. Ryan Richman enters his eighth season with the Wizards in 2020-21 as an assistant coach on head coach Scott Brooks’ staff, having served in a...

The Basketball Podcast: EP154 Ryan Richman on Assistant to Head Coach

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, international best-selling author, Doug Lemov joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss The Coach's Guide to Teaching. Lemov shares how the science of classroom teaching applies to the sports coaching world.  Doug Lemov is a former teacher and school principal. He helped found Uncommon Schools, a network of high-performing schools in under-s...

The Basketball Podcast: EP153 Doug Lemov

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

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...

The Basketball Podcast: EP150 Ognjen Stojakovic

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, Wright State Women’s 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 is the current 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 wins ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP148 Katrina Merriweather

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 im...

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

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Miami University head coach Jack Owens joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss coaching at the collegiate level and player development. Jack Owens was hired in 2018 as head coach at Miami University and began to make a positive impact immediately. In his first season, Miami won 16 games and made their first post-season appearance in nearly a d...

The Basketball Podcast: EP140 Jack Owens

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, life optimization coach David Nurse joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss optimization and player development. David Nurse is an NBA life and optimization coach, future bestselling author, and worldwide motivational speaker. As a former professional basketball player (both international and domestic) and a coach for the Brooklyn Nets, ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP139 David Nurse

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Spanish National Team head coach and Toronto Raptors assistant coach Sergio Scariolo joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the EuroLeague, NBA, Spanish development, coaching and the Spain pick and roll. Scariolo started his coaching career in the early 1980s, as the assistant head coach of Brescia, and then Pesaro In 1990, after return...

The Basketball Podcast: EP138 Sergio Scariolo

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, founder and CEO of ShotQuality Simon Gerszberg joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss optimizing a player and teams’ shot selection. Simon Gerszberg is the CEO and founder of ShotQuality, a product that calculates the quality of shots on a play-by-play basis. The goal of the www.shotquality.com website, used by more than 40 NCAA teams and 5...

The Basketball Podcast: EP137 Simon Gerszberg

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, University of St. Thomas head coach and Psychology Professor John Tauer joins the Basketball Podcast to share ideas on applying psychology to coaching. Coach Tauer, discusses psychology, motivation, youth sports, parents and so much more. Over the last 13 years, St. Thomas' winning percentage ranks near the top of Division III, with a 313-...

The Basketball Podcast: EP136 John Tauer

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Cleveland State head coach Dennis Gates joins the Basketball Podcast to share his philosophy around teaching and learning with ten ways to teach and ten ways to learn. In just one year Coach Gates has revived a Cleveland State program. In Coach Gates’ first year at the helm of the Vikings, Cleveland State won seven league games which is th...

The Basketball Podcast: EP135 Dennis Gates

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Serbian professional basketball coach Aleksandar Džikić joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss economy of coaching and other basketball philosophies. His last team as head coach was Movistar Estudiantes of the Liga ACB. He has also been head coach of three different EuroLeague teams, Union Olimpija, Lietuvos rytas  and Budućnost. Starting...

The Basketball Podcast: EP134 Aleksandar Džikić

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Florida International head coach Jeremy Ballard joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss a pressing fast tempo style of play. In two years, Ballard has established a new culture of winning while also starting to re-write the program’s record books.During his first year on the sidelines at FIU, Ballard guided the Panthers to a 20-14 record and ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP133 Jeremy Ballard

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Nebraska Wesleyan University head coach Dale Wellman joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss playing fast and free in the Princeton offense. Coach Wellman’s system took the program to 22 wins in 2015-16 (their most in 18 years), and then, amazingly to a Division III title in year four in 2018. Dale Wellman, the 2018 NABC/NCAA Division III Na...

The Basketball Podcast: EP132 Dale Wellman