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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, 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 Direc...

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 sq...

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

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