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 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 dive deep into our emotions to share their challenges with their emotions, and Shyamala provides insights and solutions to move beyond coaching with anger. Shyamala Kiru Dr....

The Basketball Podcast: EP131 Zak Boisvert and Shyamala Kiru

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

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

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

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

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

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, NBA player development coach Phil Beckner joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss Damian Lilliard, 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 perform...

The Basketball Podcast: EP125 Phil Beckner

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

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. 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 responsib...

The Basketball Podcast: EP123 Mike MacKay

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

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

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. Tabak is currently serves as a head coa...

The Basketball Podcast: EP120 Žan Tabak

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

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Toronto Raptors lead assistant coach Adrian Griffin joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss developing a coaching philosophy. Adrian Griffin is currently an assistant coach for the reigning champion Toronto Raptors. In total he has been an assistant coach with 5 different organizations. By all accounts he is one of the top assistant coaches ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP118 Adrian Griffin

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, George Washington University head coach Jamion Christian joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss his leadership enhancement plan. Christian previously was the head coach at Siena and Mount St. Mary's. Mount St. Mary's hired Christian as head coach in 2012. Christian implemented an up-tempo offense and “mayhem” defense, comparable to VCU's "...

The Basketball Podcast: EP117 Jamion Christian

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Perth Wildcats head coach Trevor Gleeson joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the flex offense and the concepts that make it successful. Since joining the Perth Wildcats of the Australian NBL, Gleeson has become the club's most successful coach, making the finals in every season and claiming five championships in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 an...

The Basketball Podcast: EP116 Trevor Gleeson

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Phoenix Suns Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Cory Schlesinger joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss evidence based strength and conditioning ideas for basketball. Schlesinger is finishing his first season in the NBA working as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Phoenix Suns. Prior to the league, he was the Director of B...

The Basketball Podcast: EP115 Cory Schlesinger

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Butler head coach LaVall Jordan joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the Butler Way. Packline defense concepts and the teaching process are covered. Jordan, who helped Butler to conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances as both a player and an assistant coach has his tenure at the helm of the Butler program off to a great s...

The Basketball Podcast: EP114 LaVall Jordan

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Josh Longstaff joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss installing a defense. Coach Longstaff shares insights on defensive identity, defensive buckets, how they teach, how they use video, and a deeper discussion of their adjustments. Longstaff was previously the head coach of the Erie BayHawks, and an assista...

The Basketball Podcast: EP113 Josh Longstaff

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Phoenix Suns assistant coach Darko Rajaković joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss installing an offense. Coach Rajaković shares insights on offensive identity, offensive buckets, how they teach, how they use video, and a deeper discussion of their auto offense. Rajaković is also an assistant coach for the Serbia men's national basketball ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP112 Darko Rajaković