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This Week on the Basketball Podcast

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

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...

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In this week's coaching conversation, Bellarmine University head coach Scott Davenport joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss pressing on offense with the pass. Scott Davenport became the 11th coach in Bellarmine University men's basketball history, and in six years took Bellarmine all the way to the top by leading the Knights to the 2011 NCAA Division II Tournament national championship. F...

The Basketball Podcast: EP185 with Scott Davenport on Pressing on Offense

In this week's coaching conversation, Southern Utah head coach Todd Simon joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss scoring offense, triggers and a relationship based program. At the start of the 2021-22 season, Todd Simon will be in his sixth year at the helm of the Southern Utah University men's basketball team after being named the head coach on March 24, 2016. Simon led the Thunderbirds...

The Basketball Podcast: EP184 with Todd Simon on Scoring Offense

In this week's coaching conversation, Boston Celtics assistant Joe Mazulla joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss simplified principles of play and the teaching process. Mazulla coached the 2021 Boston Celtics summer league team. He joined Boston’s coaching staff in 2019-20 after guiding Fairmont State University to a 43-17 record over two seasons as the program’s head coach from 2017 to 20...

The Basketball Podcast: EP183 with Joe Mazzula on the Teaching Process

In this week's coaching conversation, Northwest Missouri State head coach Ben McCollum joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights in his coaching, including how the defense will show you what to do and how love your player's strengths. McCollum is quite simply one of the most successful collegiate coaches of all-time. Over the past five seasons, McCollum has guided Northwest to a mark of...

The Basketball Podcast: EP182 with Ben McCollum on Northwest Missouri State Basketball

In this week's coaching conversation, Monbus Obradoiro assistant coach Gonzalo Rodriguez joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the Next Pick and Roll Defense. Coach Rodriguez has coached basketball at all levels for the last 32 years. The last 12 seasons he has been an Assistant Coach in the ACB league in Spain, one of the top leagues in the world. He is currently an assistant coach for Mo...

The Basketball Podcast: EP181 with Gonzalo Rodriguez on Next Pick and Roll Defense

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

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 on Developing a Coaching Philosophy

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, George Washington University head coach Jamion Christian joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss his leadership enhancement plan. Jamion 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 ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP117 Jamion Christian on Leadership Enhancement Plan

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 and 20...

The Basketball Podcast: EP116 Trevor Gleeson on Flex Offense

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. Cory 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 o...

The Basketball Podcast: EP115 Cory Schlesinger on Evidence Based Strength and Conditioning for Basketball

  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 grea...

The Basketball Podcast: EP114 LaVall Jordan on The Butler Way

  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 assi...

The Basketball Podcast: EP113 Josh Longstaff on Installing a Defense

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, current Memphis Grizzlies assistant, and former 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. Darko Rajaković is also an ass...

The Basketball Podcast: EP112 Darko Rajaković on the Phoenix Suns Auto Offense

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Arkansas women's basketball head coach Mike Neighbors joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss why. We dive deep into why he does what he does. Mike Neighbors enters his third season at the helm of Arkansas, coming off of one of the best and most dynamic seasons in program history, as his 2018-19 Hogs became one of just four Razorback squads sinc...

The Basketball Podcast: EP111 Mike Neighbors on Why?

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Appalachian State head coach Dustin Kerns joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss practice and culture building ideas. In his first season at the helm of the Mountaineers, Kerns led App State to its best season in a decade. The Black and Gold posted its most wins (18) since 2009-10 and most Sun Belt wins (11) ever. Kern's 18 victories in his...

The Basketball Podcast: EP110 Dustin Kerns on Practice and Culture Building Ideas

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, NBA trainer Joe Abunassar of Impact Basketball joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss basketball player development. He is one of the industry leaders in player development.  Abunassar is the founder of Impact. Impact now has 3 locations as well as programs running in over a dozen foreign countries - and growing. Over 130 NBA Draft picks in...

The Basketball Podcast: EP109 Joe Abunassar on Player Development

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg, and Basketball Bundesliga, head coach John Patrick joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss full and half court defensive concepts. Coach Patrick is one of the few pro coaches who has used a pressing style of play in the full-court, and balances it with a more conservative half-court defense. In January 2013, Patrick w...

The Basketball Podcast: EP108 John Patrick on Full Court Defense

 In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Fergus Connolly joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss applying high performance lessons for coaches. Fergus helps coaches to improve performance with evidence-based analysis and athlete-focused training. Dr. Fergus Connolly is one of the world’s leading experts in team sport and human performance. His highly acclaimed book Game Changer is the...

The Basketball Podcast: EP107 Fergus Connolly on High Performance Lessons

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, San Diego State head coach Brian Dutcher joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss building a defensive culture.  Brian Dutcher, a long-time San Diego State men's basketball assistant coach, is entering his third season as head coach after two years in which he led the Aztecs to back-to-back Mountain West title games, their conference-high 11t...

The Basketball Podcast: EP106 Brian Dutcher

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, mentor, writer, coach, and sports consultant J.P. Nerbun joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss coaching culture and transformational leadership. J.P. helps leaders implement systems and strategies to improve their culture. He supports leaders in sports all across the world, at the professional, collegiate, and youth level to grow as leader...

The Basketball Podcast: EP105 J.P. Nerbun

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, USA Basketball National Director for Coach Development and 10x Gold Medalist Don Showalter joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss teaching skills.  Don Showalter is a 10-time USA Basketball gold medalist head coach while serving as head coach of USA men's U16 and U17 national teams from 2009-2018. In May 2016, he was hired as a coach direct...

The Basketball Podcast: EP104 Don Showalter

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, current NBA analyst, and former NBA head coach, Jeff Van Gundy, joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss basketball teaching and coaching. Van Gundy joined ESPN in 2007, and is currently an NBA analyst who has called 12 NBA Finals, the most Finals ever for a TV game analyst. He has also recently undertaken nine different USA Basketball assignm...

The Basketball Podcast: EP103 Jeff Van Gundy

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, director at the Hoop Consultants Mike Procopio joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss how to dominate simple in basketball player development. Mike served as a player development coach, and the directory of player development for the Dallas Mavericks from 2013-2019.  Among his many achievements, Procopio served as a Strategic Game Managemen...

The Basketball Podcast: EP102 Mike Procopio

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, long time Villanova women's basketball head coach Harry Perretta joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss his unscoutable zone, and 5-out man, offense. Perretta just completed his 42nd, and final season, as head coach of the Villanova women's basketball program, Harry Perretta established himself as one of the most respected and knowledgeable...

The Basketball Podcast: EP101 Harry Perretta