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, 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. 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 sin...

The Basketball Podcast: EP111 Mike Neighbors

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Appalachian State head coach Dustin Kerns joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss actional 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 victori...

The Basketball Podcast: EP110 Dustin Kerns

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

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

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 i...

The Basketball Podcast: EP107 Fergus Connolly

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

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, founder and creative director behind the Basketball Podcast and Basketball Immersion, Chris Oliver, is joined by his wife Jen to discuss lessons from the podcast, relationships, heart math, emotional fitness, feedback and so much more. Thank you to all the supporters who have listened, shared and given the podcast a shout out over the first ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP100 Chris Oliver

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, former NBA assistant coach and executive with Boston Celtics and LA Clippers Kevin Eastman joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss why the best are the best, and other insights from a lifetime in coaching. Kevin Eastman has been a student-athlete, a rookie coach, an assistant coach, a head coach and a college athletic director. He is a corpo...

The Basketball Podcast: EP99 Kevin Eastman

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, professional basketball and global skill coach Ganon Baker joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss coaching, training and trainers. Ganon Baker is regarded as one of the premier basketball skill coaches in the World. He has been around the game of basketball, the skill training business and the coaching world for over 30 years. Since June 20...

The Basketball Podcast: EP98 Ganon Baker

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Union College head coach Kevin Burton joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss maximizing each possession of a basketball game. Coach Burton runs a system where the substitute throughout a game to treat each possession like the last possession in a game. The system, philosophy and grading system he uses to determine who plays in what situation...

The Basketball Podcast: EP97 Kevin Burton

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Larry Shyatt joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss all things coaching including best teaching concepts, transition defense, free throw practice, the NBA and NCAA, changes in the game, culture and so much more. Download Defensive Notes from Larry Shyatt by clicking here: Defensive Thoughts and Drills for Practice Larry Shyatt has bee...

The Basketball Podcast: EP96 Larry Shyatt

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, WNBA championship head coach Mike Thibault joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss adding the 3 point shot to your offense. Thibault is the WNBA's all time winningest coach and a WNBA champion after winning the title in 2019. Mike Thibault was named the head coach/general manager of the Washington Mystics on December 18, 2012. Following the ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP95 Mike Thibault

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, we are joined by shooting coach to 3 NBA teams and dozens of NBA players Dave Love. Coach Love has worked as an NBA shooting consultant with the Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, as well as a number of other teams and national programs. He also has conducted shooting clinics around the world. For the past 18 years, Dave has c...

The Basketball Podcast: EP94 Dave Love

In this week’s coaching conversation, California Baptist head coach Rick Croy joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss team leadership. Croy was named the California Baptist University men’s basketball head coach in the spring of 2013 and completely revitalized the program. In six years, Croy’s Lancers boast a 148-44 overall record, including an 87-14 mark at home. During the Croy era, th...

The Basketball Podcast: EP93 Rick Croy

In this week’s coaching conversation, HAKRO Merlins Crailsheim head coach Tuomas Iisalo joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss collective basketball. Iisalo has been head coach in the Basketball Bundesliga,the highest level league of professional club basketball in Germany, since March 2016.   After the end of his playing career, Iisalo took over as head coach for the first division cl...

The Basketball Podcast: EP92 Tuomas Iisalo