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This Week on the Basketball Podcast

The Basketball Podcast: EP216 with Nate Oats on How they Play and Practice

In this week's coaching conversation, University of Alabama head coach Nate Oats joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights into how they play and practice. Nate Oats has a 157–79 record as a D-I head coach at Buffalo and now Alabama and has many accomplishments and honors to his name including 3 MAC Tournament (2016, 2018, 2019) 2 MAC regular season (2018, 2019) 2 MAC East Di...

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In this week's coaching conversation, University of Alabama head coach Nate Oats joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights into how they play and practice. Nate Oats has a 157–79 record as a D-I head coach at Buffalo and now Alabama and has many accomplishments and honors to his name including 3 MAC Tournament (2016, 2018, 2019) 2 MAC regular season (2018, 2019) 2 MAC East Di...

The Basketball Podcast: EP216 with Nate Oats on How they Play and Practice

In this week's coaching conversation, Jackson State head coach Tomekia Reed joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights into building belief, relationships and defense that wins. In four seasons as head coach, Tomekia Reed has led Jackson State University women's basketball to the top of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. She has guided JSU to four consecutive berths in the SWAC Tourn...

The Basketball Podcast: EP215 with Tomekia Reed on Relationships and Defense

In this week's coaching conversation, mental performance consultant and co-founder of innerlogic, Bryce Tully joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights into how emotional intelligence and culture analytics can improve performance. Bryce Tully Prior to co-founding innerlogic, Bryce Tully worked as a mental performance and culture consultant for the Canadian Olympic Team, attending the T...

The Basketball Podcast: EP214 with Bryce Tully on Culture and Emotional Intelligence

In this week's coaching conversation, Randolph-Macon head coach Josh Merkel joins the Basketball Podcast to share lessons from building a national championship program. In 2021-22, Randolph Macon won its first national championship with the largest margin of victory in NCAA DIII history. The team won a program best 33 games and capped a remarkable run of success for the program during Merkel...

The Basketball Podcast: EP213 with Josh Merkel on Building a Champion

In this week's coaching conversation, Basketball Immersion's Alex Sarama joins the Basketball Podcast to share practical applications of evidence based coaching ideas around constraints, affordances, movement solutions and an ecological approach. Alex Sarama shares team and player development ideas for basketball coaches, teams, federations, and organizations all around the world. Alex’s foc...

The Basketball Podcast: EP212 with Alex Sarama on Coaching with Evidence Based Ideas

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...

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, USC head coach coach Lindsay Gottlieb joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss pick and roll defense at all levels. Lindsay Gottlieb, who in her eight seasons at California led the Golden Bear women to seven NCAA appearances with a trip to the Final Four, was named the USC women’s basketball head coach in 2021. Lindsay Gottlieb recently began ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP141 Lindsay Gottlieb on Pick and Roll Defense

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 on Program Building and Defensive Transition

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 on Optimization and Player Development

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. Sergio Scariolo started his coaching career in the early 1980s, as the assistant head coach of Brescia, and then Pesaro In 1990, after...

The Basketball Podcast: EP138 Sergio Scariolo on The Euroleague, NBA, Spanish Development, Coaching, and the Spain Pick and Roll

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 on Optimizing Player and Team Shot Selection

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. John 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 313-6...

The Basketball Podcast: EP136 John Tauer on Applying Psychology to Coaching

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Cleveland State head coach Dennis Gates joins the Basketball Podcast to share his philosophy around teaching and learning with ten ways to teach and ten ways to learn. In just one year Coach Gates has revived a Cleveland State program. In Coach Gates’ first year at the helm of the Vikings, Cleveland State won seven league games which is th...

The Basketball Podcast: EP135 Dennis Gates on 10 Ways to Teach and Learn

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Serbian professional basketball coach Aleksandar Džikić joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss economy of coaching and other basketball philosophies. His last team as head coach was Movistar Estudiantes of the Liga ACB. He has also been head coach of three different EuroLeague teams, Union Olimpija, Lietuvos rytas and Budućnost. Starting ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP134 Aleksandar Džikić on Economy of Coaching

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Florida International head coach Jeremy Ballard joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss a pressing fast tempo style of play. In two years, Ballard has established a new culture of winning while also starting to re-write the program’s record books.During his first year on the sidelines at FIU, Ballard guided the Panthers to a 20-14 record and ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP133 Jeremy Ballard on a Pressing Fast Tempo Style of Play

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Nebraska Wesleyan University head coach Dale Wellman joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss playing fast and free in the Princeton offense. Coach Wellman’s system took the program to 22 wins in 2015-16 (their most in 18 years), and then, amazingly to a Division III title in year four in 2018. Dale Wellman, the 2018 NABC/NCAA Division III Na...

The Basketball Podcast: EP132 Dale Wellman on Playing Fast and Free with Princeton Offense

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, mindset and relationship expert Dr. Shyamala Kiru and Army assistant coach Zak Boisvert join the Basketball Podcast to openly discuss coaching with anger. Chris and Zak Boisvert dive deep into our emotions to share their challenges with their emotions, and Shyamala Kiru provides insights and solutions to move beyond coaching with anger. Shya...

The Basketball Podcast: EP131 Zak Boisvert and Shyamala Kiru on Coaching with Anger

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, former NBA coach and Co-founder of ChampionShift Bret Burchard joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss helping athletes and coaches remove distractions and relax under pressure. Bret Burchard is the co-founder of the mindset development company ChampionShift and co-author of “Catching Confetti: Developing the mindset of a champion." For the ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP130 Bret Burchard on Building Mindset

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, UCLA women's basketball head coach Cori Close joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss their mental performance plan. Cori Close was named UCLA Women’s Head Basketball Coach on April 21, 2011, and is currently 198-104 (.656) overall. The 2020-21 campaign will mark Close’s milestone 10th season at the helm of the Bruins. 2019-20 was an histori...

The Basketball Podcast: EP129 Cori Close on Mental Performance Plans

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Merrimack College head coach Joe Gallo joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the 2-3 zone they have used to great success, and tactical periodization as it applies to basketball coaching. After leading Merrimack to a Northeast Conference regular season title in 2020, its first season in Division I, Gallo was named conference coach of the ye...

The Basketball Podcast: EP128 Joe Gallo on 2-3 Zone Defense

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, former NBA head coach David Fizdale joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss reflection in coaching and lessons learned from his years in the NBA. Fizdale was most recently the head coach for the New York Knicks. He previously served as the head coach for the Memphis Grizzlies and was an assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks, Golden State Warr...

The Basketball Podcast: EP127 David Fizdale on Reflections in Coaching

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Vermont head coach John Becker joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss their defensive commitment. Under Coach Becker the University of Vermont men's basketball team has been consistently ranked as one of the nations top defenses. Their defensive philosophy and techniques are shared. In nine seasons at the University of Vermont, John Becker,...

The Basketball Podcast: EP126 John Becker on Defensive Commitment

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, NBA player development coach Phil Beckner joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss Damian Lillard, NBA shooting and player development. Phil Beckner is currently a Player Development Consultant for numerous NBA players helping them to perform at their highest level both personally and professionally. Phil also works with several high performi...

The Basketball Podcast: EP125 Phil Beckner on NBA Player Development

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, South Bay Lakers of the NBA G League head coach Coby Karl joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss simplicity and perspective in coaching basketball. His journey has taken him around the world (Spain, Italy and Germany) and allowed him the unique opportunity to live in multiple cultures as well as learn as a player from some of the best coa...

The Basketball Podcast: EP124 Coby Karl on Simplicity and Perspective in Coaching Basketball