This Week on the Basketball Podcast

The Basketball Podcast: EP245 with Roy Rana

In this week's coaching conversation, international coach Roy Rana joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on building an unbreakable mindset and a defensive base with adaptability. Roy Rana is a Canadian professional basketball coach who is the head coach for the Kyoto Hannaryz of the B.League and head coach of the Egyptian men's national basketball team. Rana served as head coach fo...

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In this week's coaching conversation, international coach Roy Rana joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on building an unbreakable mindset and a defensive base with adaptability. Roy Rana is a Canadian professional basketball coach who is the head coach for the Kyoto Hannaryz of the B.League and head coach of the Egyptian men's national basketball team. Rana served as head coach fo...

The Basketball Podcast: EP245 with Roy Rana

In this week's coaching conversation, Hall of Fame coach Gary Williams joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on the flex offense, full court pressure and removing the grey areas. Gary Williams is the winningest head basketball coach in Maryland history. During his 22 seasons at the helm, the Terrapins went 461-252, a winning percentage of .646. His tenure included 14 NCAA tournament...

The Basketball Podcast: EP244 with Gary Williams on the Flex Offense and Pressure Defense

In this week's coaching conversation, UAB head coach Randy Norton joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on communication, attitude and solution based coaching. Since Randy Norton arrived on campus in 2013, he has guided the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) to at least 15 wins in seven of the last eight seasons. From 2017-2020, he led the Green and Gold to three consecutive 20 ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP243 with Randy Norton on Solution Based Coaching

In this week's coaching conversation, University of Toledo head coach Tricia Cullop joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on how to build by culture and the blue collar gold standard. As the winningest coach in University of Toledo Women’s Basketball history, Head Coach Tricia Cullop has transformed the program into a nationally-recognized powerhouse. The 2022 WBCA Carol Eckman Inte...

The Basketball Podcast: EP242 with Tricia Cullop on Building Culture

In this week's coaching conversation, Japan National Men's Team head coach Tom Hovasse joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on the 5-Out offense style of play and Japanese Basketball. During his career as head coach of the Japanese women’s basketball team, Tom Hovasse did what no one thought possible, leading the team to silver at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Tom is now channeling his ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP241 with Tom Hovasse on 5-Out and Basketball in Japan

In this week’s coaching conversation, Estudiantes 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. After spending nine seasons as an assistant coach in ACB teams, since 2015 he has been the head coach in several teams in the sam...

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

In this week’s coaching conversation, Houston Cougars head coach Kelvin Sampson joins the Basketball Podcast to defensive disruption and building a culture of toughness. A veteran of 15 NCAA Tournaments longtime college veteran Sampson led the 2018-19 Houston team to one of the greatest seasons in school history. He guided the Cougars to a 33-4 overall record with a 16-2 mark in American At...

The Basketball Podcast: EP79 Kelvin Sampson on a Culture of Toughness

In this week’s coaching conversation, ESPN college basketball game and studio analyst Fran Fraschilla joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss best practice ideas he has learned. Fran Fraschilla joined ESPN as a college basketball game and studio analyst in 2003. He serves as an analyst primarily on Big 12 men’s basketball games, is a staple on ESPN’s coverage of the NIT and a regular on ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP78 Fran Fraschilla on Best Practice Ideas

In this week’s coaching conversation, Dribble Handoff CEO Frank Dehel joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss underutilized strategies that increase win percentage. Frank Dehel is founder and CEO of DribbleHandoff, the analytical platform for coaches of all levels. Frank analyzes NCAA and NBA data to share underutilized strategies and develop unique metrics, including his much-acclaimed ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP77 Frank Dehel on Underutilized Strategies

In this week’s coaching conversation, Agua Caliente Clippers head coach Brian Adams joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss season planning and preparing for training camps. Brian Adams enters his second season as the head coach of the Agua Caliente Clippers after leading the team in 2018-19, to a 26-24 record. Under Adams’ leadership, rookie Angel Delgado was named G-League Rookie of th...

The Basketball Podcast: EP76 Brian Adams on Season Planning

In this week’s coaching conversation, Citadel head men’s basketball coach Duggar Baucom joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss playing fast, shooting a high volume of 3-point shots, and competing with less talent. Baucom was hired as the Citadel's head coach following the 2014–15 season. He was previously the head coach at Virginia Military Institute. He's also served a coach at Tusculum,...

The Basketball Podcast: EP75 Duggar Baucom on Playing Fast

In this week’s coaching conversation, former Duke and Texas head coach Gail Goestenkors joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss coaching full circle.  One of the most accomplished women’s basketball coaches in the nation, Gail Goestenkors, guided squads at Duke University and the University of Texas-Austin. During her tenure, she guided her teams to 18 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances...

The Basketball Podcast: EP74 Gail Goestenkors on Coaching Full Circle

In this week’s coaching conversation, former two-time NBA head coach Jay Triano joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss special situations. Triano is currently the lead assistant coach of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He previously served as the head coach of the NBA's Toronto Raptors and the interim head coach of the Phoenix Suns. A former Canadian men's...

The Basketball Podcast: EP73 Jay Triano on Special Situations

In this week’s coaching conversation, Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss how his how he has built his programs at Gardner-Webb, Butler and Ohio State.  Coach Holtmann begins his third season at the helm of the Buckeyes in 2019-20. His two seasons at Ohio State have followed the blueprint established during his tenures at both Gardner-Webb and Butler —...

The Basketball Podcast: EP72 Chris Holtmann on Building Programs

In this week’s coaching conversation, consultant, coach trainer and mentor Mark Bennett joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss how his Performance System Development (PDS) can support change for managers, teachers, coaches, and athletes. Mark Bennett MBE has spent nearly 3 decades identifying the 'untangibles' that impact on athlete performance & engagement in both practice and competit...

The Basketball Podcast: EP71 Mark Bennett on Performance System Development

In this week’s coaching conversation, Craig Pedersen, the head coach of the Iceland men's national basketball team, joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss competing with a smaller talent pool. Coach Pedersen talks about adjusting playing styles and competing with talent challenges.  Craig Pedersen  is a Canadian basketball coach and is one of the longest serving national basketball team coa...

The Basketball Podcast: EP70 Craig Pedersen on Competing with Less Talent

In this week’s coaching conversation, Scott Morrison, an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics, joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss ideas to be a better assistant coach, and lessons from being a head coach in the NBA summer league. On June 21, 2017 Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics head coach named him as an assistant coach. Morrison joined the Celtics after spending the three previous sea...

The Basketball Podcast: EP69 Scott Morrison on Being a Better Assistant

In this week’s coaching conversation, Mike Sotsky, an assistant coach with Harvard's men's basketball team, joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss the less is more philosophy of coaching. Sotsky is heading into his fourth season working with the Crimson under coach Tommy Amaker.  The 2018-19 season was a good one for Harvard, as the team won its second-straight Ivy League championship, and...

The Basketball Podcast: EP68 Mike Sotsky on Less is More

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Joe Prunty who has served as both an assistant and head coach in the NBA joins us to discuss the big picture of NBA coaching. For all the NBA championships (three while with the San Antonio Spurs), all the years coaching elite athletes Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Duncan, and Giannis Antetokounmpo, for Joe Prunty, basketball comes down to one simple goa...

The Basketball Podcast: EP67 Joe Prunty on NBA Coaching

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, two time NBA champion and long time NBA assistant coach Mike Longabardi joins the podcast to discuss NBA coaching, with a focus on defensive philosophy, techniques and tactics. Coach Mike Longabardi is currently an assistant coach for the Washington Wizards. He was previously an assistant coach  for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, the...

The Basketball Podcast: EP66 Mike Longabardi on NBA Defense

How do you do justice to the career of Eric Musselman in just a few paragraphs? You can’t. His remarkable career in basketball is not just lengthy—at more than 30 years—and varied, but it is on-going and meaningful. His visit to The Basketball Podcast covers a lot of ground. Currently, he is the head coach of the men’s team at the University of Arkansas. Upon hiring Eric Musselman in April 2...

The Basketball Podcast: EP65 Eric Musselman on Passion

Bring an atlas along as the amazingly well-travelled Will Voight brings his fascinating resume to The Basketball Podcast, including hoops talk about his current role as the head coach of the national men's team of Angola. Voigt's early days were in rural Cabot, Vermont, shooting hoops on the side of a barn, but he went cross-country to Pomona College in Claremont, California, for college, wh...

The Basketball Podcast: EP64 Will Voigt on Peel Switching