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This Week on the Basketball Podcast

The Basketball Podcast: EP174 Mike Young on Being Yourself

In this week's coaching conversation, Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss his offensive and defensive philosophy, and how to be yourself. Mike Young was named 2020-21 ACC Coach of the Year as the Hokies made the NCAA Tournament. Under his watch in 2020-21, led Tech to being 4-0 versus the AP’s Top 25, with the four wins being tied for the most ranked w...

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In this week's coaching conversation, Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss his offensive and defensive philosophy, and how to be yourself. Mike Young was named 2020-21 ACC Coach of the Year as the Hokies made the NCAA Tournament. Under his watch in 2020-21, led Tech to being 4-0 versus the AP’s Top 25, with the four wins being tied for the most ranked w...

The Basketball Podcast: EP174 Mike Young on Being Yourself

In this week's coaching conversation, Florida State associate head coach Brooke Wyckoff joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss moms in coaching and serving as an interim head coach. Brooke Wyckoff was the Interim Head Coach for the 2020-21 year as Sue Sem Rau took a one year leave of absence. The result was leading Florida State to its eighth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and a 4th...

The Basketball Podcast: EP172 Brooke Wyckoff on Balance in Coaching

In this week's coaching conversation, Florida Gulf Coast head coach Karl Smesko joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss his offensive system, shooting psychology and the things that helped him become one of the most successful coaches in women's college basketball history. Karl Smesko’s resume sits among the best all-time in NCAA Division I women’s basketball as he enters his 22nd season on ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP170 Karl Smesko on Offensive Basketball

In this week's coaching conversation, Maryland head coach Brenda Frese joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss relationships, switching and transition, along with many of the things that have sustained her remarkable success.  Few coaches across any sport can claim the level of consistency and standard of excellence as Brenda Frese can in her 19 years at Maryland. Two-time National Coach of ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP169 with Brenda Frese on Sustained Excellence

In this week's coaching conversation, Ohio University head coach Jeff Boals join us to discuss positive coaching and a next play mentality. Boals spent seven years as an assistant coach for the Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team under the tutelage of Thad Matta before replacing Steve Pikiell as the head coach for the Stony Brook Seawolves for three years. In the 2020-2021 season Jeff ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP168 with Jeff Boals on Positive Coaching

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. Sergio Scariolo started his coaching career in the early 1980s, as the assistant head coach of Brescia, and then Pesaro In 1990, after...

The Basketball Podcast: EP138 Sergio Scariolo on The Euroleague, NBA, Spanish Development, Coaching, and the Spain Pick and Roll

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 on Optimizing Player and Team Shot Selection

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. John 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 313-6...

The Basketball Podcast: EP136 John Tauer on Applying Psychology to Coaching

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 on 10 Ways to Teach and Learn

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 on Economy of Coaching

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 on a Pressing Fast Tempo Style of Play

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 on Playing Fast and Free with Princeton Offense

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, mindset and relationship expert Dr. Shyamala Kiru and Army assistant coach Zak Boisvert join the Basketball Podcast to openly discuss coaching with anger. Chris and Zak Boisvert dive deep into our emotions to share their challenges with their emotions, and Shyamala Kiru provides insights and solutions to move beyond coaching with anger. Shya...

The Basketball Podcast: EP131 Zak Boisvert and Shyamala Kiru on Coaching with Anger

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, former NBA coach and Co-founder of ChampionShift Bret Burchard joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss helping athletes and coaches remove distractions and relax under pressure. Bret Burchard is the co-founder of the mindset development company ChampionShift and co-author of “Catching Confetti: Developing the mindset of a champion." For the ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP130 Bret Burchard on Building Mindset

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, UCLA women's basketball head coach Cori Close joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss their mental performance plan. Cori Close was named UCLA Women’s Head Basketball Coach on April 21, 2011, and is currently 198-104 (.656) overall. The 2020-21 campaign will mark Close’s milestone 10th season at the helm of the Bruins. 2019-20 was an histori...

The Basketball Podcast: EP129 Cori Close on Mental Performance Plans

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Merrimack College head coach Joe Gallo joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the 2-3 zone they have used to great success, and tactical periodization as it applies to basketball coaching. After leading Merrimack to a Northeast Conference regular season title in 2020, its first season in Division I, Gallo was named conference coach of the ye...

The Basketball Podcast: EP128 Joe Gallo on 2-3 Zone Defense

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, former NBA head coach David Fizdale joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss reflection in coaching and lessons learned from his years in the NBA. Fizdale was most recently the head coach for the New York Knicks. He previously served as the head coach for the Memphis Grizzlies and was an assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks, Golden State Warr...

The Basketball Podcast: EP127 David Fizdale on Reflections in Coaching

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Vermont head coach John Becker joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss their defensive commitment. Under Coach Becker the University of Vermont men's basketball team has been consistently ranked as one of the nations top defenses. Their defensive philosophy and techniques are shared. In nine seasons at the University of Vermont, John Becker,...

The Basketball Podcast: EP126 John Becker on Defensive Commitment

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, NBA player development coach Phil Beckner joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss Damian Lillard, NBA shooting and player development. Phil Beckner is currently a Player Development Consultant for numerous NBA players helping them to perform at their highest level both personally and professionally. Phil also works with several high performi...

The Basketball Podcast: EP125 Phil Beckner on NBA Player Development

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, South Bay Lakers of the NBA G League head coach Coby Karl joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss simplicity and perspective in coaching basketball. His journey has taken him around the world (Spain, Italy and Germany) and allowed him the unique opportunity to live in multiple cultures as well as learn as a player from some of the best coa...

The Basketball Podcast: EP124 Coby Karl on Simplicity and Perspective in Coaching Basketball

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Basketball Canada's Women's High Performance Manager Mike MacKay joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss applying transformational and evidenced based ideas. Mike MacKay, a long-time basketball coach, mentor and educator, is Performance Manager of the women’s high performance program for Basketball Canada. In his roe MacKay is primarily resp...

The Basketball Podcast: EP123 Mike MacKay on Transformational Coaching

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Lipscomb University head coach Lennie Acuff joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the art of coaching, and how that art shapes his basketball and program's philosophy. With a 30-year storied coaching career, Acuff has established himself a proven winner and one of the best teachers in the game. In Acuff's first season at Lipscomb Universit...

The Basketball Podcast: EP122 Lennie Acuff on The Art of Coaching

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Boston University head coach Joe Jones joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss creating culture through goals. In 2020, Boston University defeated Colgate in the championship game of the Patriot League Tournament. The victory earned Jones what would have been his first NCAA Tournament appearance as a head coach, but the 2020 tournament was su...

The Basketball Podcast: EP121 Joe Jones on Creating Culture

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, former NBA player and current professional head coach Žan Tabak joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss modern post play. Offensive and defensive concepts around post player development, decision-making in different situations, and scenarios for playing with different types of post players are covered. Žan Tabak is currently serves as a head...

The Basketball Podcast: EP120 Žan Tabak on Modern Post Play

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Charlotte Hornets assistant coach Jay Hernandez joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss individual and team NBA player development. Jay Hernandez completed his second season as Assistant Coach and Director of Player Development with the Hornets. Hernandez started his tenure in the summer of 2018 as Head Coach for the Hornets in the Las Vegas...

The Basketball Podcast: EP119 Jay Hernandez on Individual and Team NBA Development