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

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...

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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 coaching conversation, Giessen 46ers German easyCredit BBL head coach Pete Strobl joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss connecting player and team development. Coach Strobl is currently the Head Coach in the German Bundesliga of the Giessen 46ers and has served as the Head Coach of the Basketball Löwen Braunschweig for two seasons as well as three seasons as an assistant coach...

The Basketball Podcast: EP180 Pete Strobl on Player and Team Development

In this week's coaching conversation, Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss their 5 Out offensive concepts and teaching points. Kevin McGuff 19-year head coaching career consists of nine years at Xavier University (214-73) and two years at the University of Washington (41-26) before arriving at Ohio State. He holds a .698 overall winning percentage with a...

The Basketball Podcast: EP179 Kevin McGuff on 5-Out Offense

In this week's coaching conversation, UC Irvine head coach Russell Turner joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss playing bigger and finding other advantages. Russell Turner, the winningest coach in UCI history, concluded his 11th season at the helm in 2020-21. Turner has guided the Anteaters to 227 wins, averaging over 20 wins a season. Turner who enters his 12th season as head coach at UC ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP178 Russell Turner on Playing Bigger

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, Tuomas Iisalo took over as head coach for the first div...

The Basketball Podcast: EP92 Tuomas Iisalo on Collective Basketball

In this week’s coaching conversation, Canadian Women's National Team head coach Lisa Thomaidis joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss driving success by building team identity. In addition to being the national team head coach, Coach Thomaidis is also in her 21st year as head coach of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. Coach Thomaidis Five-time Canada West Coach of the Year and two-t...

The Basketball Podcast: EP91 Lisa Thomaidis on Team Identity

In this week’s coaching conversation, Nenad Trunic joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss offensive and defensive concepts for teaching the pick and roll. A key lecturer with FIBA Europe clinics, the Serbian-born Nenad Trunic has spread his teachings on basketball in dozens and dozens of countries, and through two books. There are plenty of pins on Trunic world map where he's taught: Ital...

The Basketball Podcast: EP90 Nenad Trunic on Teaching the Pick and Roll

In this week’s coaching conversation, Basketball Australia's Head of High Performance Coach Development Peter Lonergan joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss coach education and player development. Best practices for teaching dynamic shooting, mentoring coaches, the “Fantastic Five” of player development, two-way teaching, small-sided games and so much more are outlined. Peter Lonergan ha...

The Basketball Podcast: EP89 Peter Lonergan on Coach Education and Player Development

In this week’s coaching conversation, Ryan and Dave Odom join the Basketball Podcast to discuss parents and children in coaching. Ryan and Dave Odom have both coached at the highest level of college basketball. They share insights into a coach's life from the perspective of a father and son. Ryan Odom is currently the head coach of the UMBC Retrievers men's basketball team. He was previous...

The Basketball Podcast: EP88 Dave and Ryan Odom on a Coach’s Life

In this week’s coaching conversation, Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence head coach Adam Caporn joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss Australian basketball player development. Key ideas around developing shooting, integrating sport science, and individual development within a team setting. The Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence program is designed to prioritise individual d...

The Basketball Podcast: EP87 Adam Caporn on Australian Player Development

In this week’s coaching conversation, Three-time National Champion and current Emporia State University head coach Craig Doty joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss program building. Doty currently has a career head college coaching record of 181-69 (.724) including an unprecedented 29-5 (.853) in post-season play.  On April 27, 2018, Doty was introduced as the new head men’s basketball c...

The Basketball Podcast: EP86 Craig Doty on Program Building

In this week’s coaching conversation, Baylor head coach, and former Atlanta Dream, head coach Nicki Collen joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss building a WNBA defense. Before becoming the head coach of Baylor women's basketball, Collen built the Dream into a top defense, and shares insights on what to she teaches, including the defensive analytics that shape her defense. Collen was nam...

The Basketball Podcast: EP85 Nicki Collen on WNBA Defense

In this week’s coaching conversation, Gridiron Genius author, and NFL Insider for The Athletic, Michael Lombardi joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss thinking differently as a coach. Lombardi shares what he learned working with coaching legends Bill Walsh of the 49ers, Al Davis of the Raiders, and Bill Belichick of the Patriots, among others, during his three decades in football. Lombar...

The Basketball Podcast: EP84 Michael Lombardi on Thinking Differently

In this week’s coaching conversation, Fuenlabrada head coach Jota Cuspinera joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss Spanish Basketball Development. Best teaching practices, and things that we used to teach and don't anymore, are presented throughout the podcast. This is Cuspinera's second stint as head coach of Fuenlabrada. In 2015, he arrived at Fuenlabrada as an assistant coach to Zan Ta...

The Basketball Podcast: EP83 Jota Cuspinera on Spanish Basketball

In this week’s coaching conversation, Willamette head coach Kip Ioane joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss special situations we aren't prepping for. His "Teams of Men" program that the Willamette men's basketball team has put into action in recent years is designed to develop character among Bearcat basketball players and is discussed at length on the podcast. Kip Ioane (pronounced "ey...

The Basketball Podcast: EP82 Kip Ioane on Teams of Men

In this week’s coaching conversation, New Zealand national team assistant coach Ross McMains joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the offensive system New Zealand implemented during the 2019 Basketball World Cup. McMains, who has been in various roles in the G-League and NBA, is currently an assistant coach with the New Zealand national team as well as an assistant coach with Melbourne ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP81 Ross McMains on Offense

In this week’s coaching conversation, former Samford head coach Jimmy Tillette joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss mixing the dribble drive and princeton offensive systems. Tillette, a basketball philosopher and educator at heart, shares philosophy, history and concepts that have shaped his coaching. Tillette is the former head coach of the men's basketball team at Samford University i...

The Basketball Podcast: EP80 Jimmy Tillette on Dribble Drive and Princeton