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This Week on the Basketball Podcast

The Basketball Podcast: EP169 with Brenda Frese on Sustained Excellence

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 ...

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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

In this week's coaching conversation, authors and sport researchers Leonard Zaichkowsky and Daniel Peterson join us to discuss their recent books The Playmaker's Advantage and The Playmaker's Decisions. The Playmaker's Advantage The Playmaker's Advantage is a groundbreaking book that will educate developing, young athletes, along with their parents and coaches, about this essential creati...

The Basketball Podcast: EP167 with Leonard Zaichkowsky and Daniel Peterson on The Playmaker’s Advantage

In this week's coaching conversation, Charlotte Hornets assistant coach Ronald Nored joins the podcast to how coaching players as if they're all NBA players can improve our approach and impact. Ronald Nored is in his third season as assistant coach for the Hornets. Nored brings four years of NBA experience to the Charlotte Hornets, most recently serving as head coach of the Long Island Nets,...

The Basketball Podcast: EP164 with Ronald Nored on Improving our Approach and Impact

In this week's coaching conversation, St. Peter's University head coach Shaheen Holloway joins the podcast to discuss his play hard and no-stars philosophy. In just his second season at the helm of the men’s basketball program, Holloway was named as the 2020 The Rock MAAC Coach of the Year. Holloway guided the Peacocks to an 18-12 overall record and 14-6 MAAC mark, good enough for a second-p...

The Basketball Podcast: EP161 Shaheen Holloway on Player Development

In this week's coaching conversation, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton joins the podcast to share insights on being adaptable in your coaching. Coach Mike Boynton has built the program over his four seasons leading to an outstanding 2020-21 season where the Cowboys advanced to the finals of the Big 12 Championship, earned a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament and ended the year ranked No...

The Basketball Podcast: EP166 with Mike Boynton on Being Adaptable

In this week's coaching conversation, former NBA and EuroLeague player, and current managing director of EuroLeague Players’ Association Bostjan Nachbar joins the podcast to discuss being in service of players. Nachbar is a former NBA and Slovenian national team player who had a 20-year pro basketball career. In 2002 he was the 15th pick in the draft by the Houston Rockets. He played 6 seaso...

The Basketball Podcast: EP165 with Bostjan Nachbar on Serving Players

In this week's coaching conversation, University of Minnesota head coach Ben Johnson joins the podcast to discuss transitioning into a head coaching position. Ben Johnson is the new head coach of the University of Minnesota. Johnson, who graduated from Minnesota in 2005, returns to his alma mater after spending three seasons at Xavier as an assistant coach. Johnson previously served as an as...

The Basketball Podcast: EP163 with Ben Johnson on Transitioning to a Head Coach

In this week's coaching conversation, University of New Mexico head coach Richard Pitino joins the podcast to discuss coaching transitions and program building. Richard Pitino is head coach of the University of New Mexico. He has previously been head coach at Minnesota and at Florida International University. Before that he was an assistant under his father Rick Pitino for two seasons at Lou...

The Basketball Podcast: EP162 with Richard Pitino on Coaching Transitions and Program Building

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...

The Basketball Podcast: EP158 Ashley Howard on Conceptual Offense

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Denver Nugget’s director of player development Ognjen Stojakovic joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the NBA player development and teaching decision-making. Coach Stojakovic has been with the Denver Nuggets for eight years and has recently been promoted to director of player development. This comes after the Nugget’s success over the past t...

The Basketball Podcast: EP150 Ognjen Stojakovic on NBA Player Development

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Melbourne United head coach Dean Vickerman joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss how coaches can impact the game and his open coaching style. Coach Vickerman took over as head coach for Melbourne United of the NBL in 2017. During his first season, Dean Vickerman started an ambitious overhaul of the team’s roster and culture. His hard wor...

The Basketball Podcast: EP149 Dean Vickerman on How Coaches Impact the Game

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Memphis University head coach Katrina Merriweather joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss how to build a successful program and the importance of player and coach relationships. Katrina Merriweather was previously the head coach of the Women’s team at Wright State. She took over in the Spring of 2016 and has guided the Raiders to over 100 win...

The Basketball Podcast: EP148 Katrina Merriweather on Relationships

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Cairns Taipans’ head coach Mike Kelly joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss turning it around from one year to the next, plus how to install a competitive team culture and empower your players. Coach Kelly is the current head coach of the Cairns Taipans of the NBL in Australia. His Cairns Taipan team went went from 6-22 in his first seas...

The Basketball Podcast: EP147 Mike Kelly on Turning It Around

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, North Carolina A&T head coach Will Jones joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss how to play with multiple and changing defenses. Coach Jones is the current head coach of the men’s basketball team at North Carolina A&T. He started as an assistant with the Aggies in 2016 and was promoted to his current position in just two seasons. ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP146 Will Jones on Multiple Defenses

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, WNBA head coach Sandy Brondello joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss defensive coverages and coaching top talent. Coach Brondello is the current head coach and VP of player personnel of the Phoneix Mercury. She took over the helm in 2013 and made an instant impact. During her first season, Brondello coached her team to the best record i...

The Basketball Podcast: EP145 Sandy Brondello on Coaching Unique Talent

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, NBA assistant coach Jay Larranaga joins the Basketball Podcast to NBA discuss transition offense and defense tactics and techniques. Jay Larranaga is currently the top assistant for the Boston Celtics. Larranaga joined Doc Rivers coaching staff in 2012 and has been with the team since. Throughout his time in Boston, he has coached several ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP144 Jay Larranaga on Transition Offense and Defense

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, NBA assistant coach Joe Boylan joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss intelligent practice design including NBA skill development and the mental side of the game.Joe Boylan spent the last two seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans as the team’s Director of Player Development. During his time with the Pelicans, he has made a significant impact wit...

The Basketball Podcast: EP143 Joe Boylan on Intelligent Practice Design

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, long time NBA assistant coach Vinay Bhavnani joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss NBA player and skill development. Bhavnani also shares ideas about getting a coaching job and scouting at the NBA level. Vinay Bhavnani was most recently an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Bhavnani has also served as a video coordinator, the man...

The Basketball Podcast: EP142 Vinay Bhavnani on NBA Player Development

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach Lindsay Gottlieb joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss pick and roll defense at all levels. Lindsay Gottlieb recently began her NBA coaching career with the Cavaliers. She joined the staff with coaching great John Beilein last fall. This hiring made Lindsay the first NCAA women's basketball coach to move o...

The Basketball Podcast: EP141 Lindsay Gottlieb

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Miami University head coach Jack Owens joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss coaching at the collegiate level and player development. Jack Owens was hired in 2018 as head coach at Miami University and began to make a positive impact immediately. In his first season, Miami won 16 games and made their first post-season appearance in nearly a d...

The Basketball Podcast: EP140 Jack Owens

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, life optimization coach David Nurse joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss optimization and player development. David Nurse is an NBA life and optimization coach, future bestselling author, and worldwide motivational speaker. As a former professional basketball player (both international and domestic) and a coach for the Brooklyn Nets, ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP139 David Nurse

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Spanish National Team head coach and Toronto Raptors assistant coach Sergio Scariolo joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the EuroLeague, NBA, Spanish development, coaching and the Spain pick and roll. Scariolo started his coaching career in the early 1980s, as the assistant head coach of Brescia, and then Pesaro In 1990, after return...

The Basketball Podcast: EP138 Sergio Scariolo

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, founder and CEO of ShotQuality Simon Gerszberg joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss optimizing a player and teams’ shot selection. Simon Gerszberg is the CEO and founder of ShotQuality, a product that calculates the quality of shots on a play-by-play basis. The goal of the www.shotquality.com website, used by more than 40 NCAA teams and 5...

The Basketball Podcast: EP137 Simon Gerszberg

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, University of St. Thomas head coach and Psychology Professor John Tauer joins the Basketball Podcast to share ideas on applying psychology to coaching. Coach Tauer, discusses psychology, motivation, youth sports, parents and so much more. Over the last 13 years, St. Thomas' winning percentage ranks near the top of Division III, with a 313-...

The Basketball Podcast: EP136 John Tauer