This Week on the Basketball Podcast

The Basketball Podcast: EP320 with Víctor Lapeña on Driving Success

In this week’s coaching conversation, Canadian Women's National Basketball Team Víctor Lapeña joins the Basketball Podcast to share his philosophy on international coaching, development, and principles of play. Lapeña brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success to his current role as Head Coach of the Canadian Women's National Basketball Team. Prior to his appointment i...

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In this week's basketball coaching conversation, Chris Oliver joins NBA Shooting Coach Dave Love on the Coach Dave Love Podcast to share insights on skill acquisition concepts for shooting. Chris Oliver stands as a leading figure in integrating motor learning and skill acquisition principles into basketball training. With a track record of consulting for numerous NBA teams and National...

The Basketball Podcast: EP318 The Dave Love Podcast on Skill Acquisition Concepts for Shooting

In this week's coaching conversation, Penn State assistant coach Joe Crispin joins the Basketball Podcast to share his philosophy on cultivating creativity and adaptability in basketball. One of Penn State’s all-time great players and longtime professional athlete, Joe Crispin is an Assistant to the Head Coach at Penn State. Crispin last appeared on Episode 247 and his Immersion Videos produ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP316 with Joe Crispin on Creativity

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Ukrainian Superleague head coach Stas Ovdieienko joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on war and basketball. Stas Ovdieienko is a prominent Ukrainian basketball figure, who has made significant contributions to the sport as a player and coach. Stas Ovdieienko boasts an impressive 17-year career as a professional basketball pl...

The Basketball Podcast: EP 308 with Stas Ovdieienko on War and Basketball

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, author, podcast host, speaker and leadership consultant Jamy Bechler joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on failing forward, coachability, and modern leadership. Jamy Bechler combines his unique experiences as a championship athletic director, college basketball coach and executive business trainer to help take you and your team...

The Basketball Podcast: EP 306 with Jamy Bechler on Failing Forward

In this week's coaching conversation, Christopher Newport head coach John Krikorian shares insights on game philosophy, core principles, and his foundation series. Krikorian led Christopher Newport to remarkable success, including its first three Final Four appearances and first National Championship in the 2022-2023 season. Krikorian has led the Captains to nine NCAA Tournaments in 12 sea...

The Basketball Podcast: EP304 with John Krikorian on Game Philosophy

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

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Matt Langel, coach of Colgate University's men's basketball team, joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss methods of helping players to find success. Decision-making, shot selection, player development, and teaching players how to play are all covered. Matt Langel continues to establish a winning tradition for Colgate Basketball. Since arrivi...

The Basketball Podcast: EP63 Matt Langel on Helping Players to Find Success

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, basketball coaching legend Ettore Messina joins the podcast to share insights from Europe and the NBA. Messina is the head coach of Olimpia Milano of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA). Messina most recently worked with the San Antonio Spurs as an assistant coach for Gregg Popovich from 2014 to 2019. Ettore Messina has been named one of the...

The Basketball Podcast: EP62 Ettore Messina on Europe and the NBA

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, newly named University of Memphis Tigers assistant coach Cody Toppert joins the podcast to discuss player development and the implementation of analytics into building an offense.  Last year, Cody served as the Director of Player Development for the Phoenix Suns. In that role he created and managed the development plans for Phoenix Suns player...

The Basketball Podcast: EP61 Cody Toppert on Analytics in Player Development

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, newly named Sydney Kings head coach Will Weaver joins the podcast to discuss modern coaching ideas. Methods to intervene and to observe what is going on are discussed, along with lessons from mentors like Sam Hinkie, Brett Brown, Kenny Atkinson, Andrej Lemanis and Rick Barnes. Last season, Coach Weaver was named the 2018-19 NBA G League Coach ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP60 Will Weaver on Modern Coaching Ideas

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, European coaching legend Mike Taylor joins the podcast to discuss building a national team program and coaching trends in international basketball. Since 2014, he has coached Poland's national basketball team. He has helped end their 52-year World Cup absence of qualifying for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. This will be only the second FIB...

The Basketball Podcast: EP59 Mike Taylor on Coaching Trends

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Cal State Fullerton head coach Dedrique Taylor joins the podcast to discuss the slow build reality of most college programs. Taylor has built Cal State Fullerton into a program with national and league significance that has achieved many first in program history. He explains his philosophy on culture, style of play and the brilliance of James H...

The Basketball Podcast: EP58 Dedrique Taylor on Culture

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, one of the winningest active Division I coaches with over 450 career wins and 13 NCAA Tournament appearances to his credit, Bruce Weber joins the basketball podcast to discuss defensive concepts.Weber has guided the Wildcats to 20-win seasons and NCAA Tournament appearances five times during his tenure, including consecutive 25-win campaigns th...

The Basketball Podcast: EP57 Bruce Weber on Defensive Disruption

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, New Zealand professional coach Zico Coronel joins the podcast to talk about visiting the Houston Rockets, reimaging scouting reports, and using analogies in coaching. A lifelong learner, Coronel has spent time with some of best basketball programs in the world as a guest coach including the Houston Rockets, Valencia Basket, the University of Pi...

The Basketball Podcast: EP56 Zico Coronel Reimaging Scouting Reports

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Nova Southeastern head coach Jim Crutchfield joins the podcast to talk about his pressing uptempo philosophy. Crutchfield is one of the most successful coaches in NCAA basketball history. NCAA coaching legend Jim Crutchfield will begin his sixth year and fifth season at the helm of the Nova Southeastern men's basketball program in 2022-23. ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP55 Jim Crutchfield on Uptempo Philosophy

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Purdue head coach Matt Painter joins the podcast to talk about Purdue basketball concepts. Transition defense, the influence of football, offensive play calling and coaching great players are all discussed. With five Sweet 16 appearances, 12 NCAA Tournament berths, three Big Ten regular-season championships, a Big Ten Tournament title an...

The Basketball Podcast: EP54 Matt Painter on Purdue Basketball

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, NCAA D3 Grinnell head coach David Arseneault Jr discusses their fastbreak system and style of play. David Arseneault Jr. took over duties from his father, David Arseneault. The elder Arseneault, who created the Grinnell system, retired in June 2018. The Grinnell System, sometimes referred to as The System, is a fast-tempo style of basket...

The Basketball Podcast: EP53 David Arseneault Jr on the System

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, UMBC head coach Ryan Odom discusses offensive spacing and reaction. In a six-day span, In the 2017-18 season, Odom lead UMBC to an an America East Conference title and followed up by engineering the first victory for a No. 16 seed over a No. 1 seed in NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament history. Ryan Odom was named the head men's basketball...

The Basketball Podcast: EP52 Ryan Odom on Offensive Spacing and Reaction

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, learn about the matchup based offensive and defensive coaching philosophy of Carleton head coach Dave Smart. Smart has architected one of the most dominant dynasties in collegiate sport history. He served as the head men's basketball coach at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario from 1999 to 2019, where he led the Ravens to thirteen of the te...

The Basketball Podcast: EP51 Dave Smart Part 2 on Competitive Philosophy

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, learn the competitive coaching philosophy of Carleton head coach Dave Smart. Smart has architected one of the most dominant dynasties in collegiate sport history. He served as the head men's basketball coach at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario from 1999 to 2019, where he led the Ravens to thirteen of the team's fourteen U Sports national ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP50 Dave Smart Part 1 on Matchup Based Offense and Defense

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, European professional coach Pascal Meurs join the podcast to discuss moving away from preprogrammed drills and applying analytics in simple ways. Meurs is a professional basketball coach with experience at the highest level in Belgium, The Netherlands, France and Luxembourg. Most recently Meurs was the Head Coach of T71 Dudelange, one of...

The Basketball Podcast: EP49 Pascal Meurs on Preprogrammed Drills

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, one of the most innovative minds in basketball brings his approach and philosophy to the basketball podcast as Vance Walberg shares some ideas on the dribble drive offense. Vance Walberg's Dribble Drive system has evolved into an offensive attack adopted, and adapted, with thousand of coaches of all levels all over the world. Walberg has...

The Basketball Podcast: EP48 Vance Walberg on the Dribble Drive

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Brendan Suhr joins the podcast to discuss coaching development. Coach Brendan Suhr is viewed as one of the most respected figures in basketball with nearly 30 years as a coach and executive in the NBA and 13 seasons as a coach at the collegiate level. Suhr has been a part of some of the most historical basketball teams of all time while ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP47 Brendan Suhr on Coaching Development

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Basketball Champions League head coach Igor Miličić joins the podcast to discuss creative coaching. Coach Miličić is head coach of Polish League team Anwil Włocławek. His team competes with "underdog tactics" against much higher budgeted teams. On the podcast, he explains ideas to give your team the best chance to succeed. Miličić has co...

The Basketball Podcast: EP46 Igor Miličić on Underdog Tactics