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The Basketball Podcast: EP221 with Mike Weinar on Attacking the Advantage

In this week's coaching conversation, Indiana Pacers assistant coach Mike Weinar joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on attack the advantage and NBA coaching insights. Mike Weinar, 37, is in his second season with the Pacers. He joined the Pacers coaching staff in 2021, after spending the previous 13 years with the Dallas Mavericks, including four as an assistant coach. He was a m...

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In this week's coaching conversation, Indiana Pacers assistant coach Mike Weinar joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on attack the advantage and NBA coaching insights. Mike Weinar, 37, is in his second season with the Pacers. He joined the Pacers coaching staff in 2021, after spending the previous 13 years with the Dallas Mavericks, including four as an assistant coach. He was a m...

The Basketball Podcast: EP221 with Mike Weinar on Attacking the Advantage

In this week's coaching conversation, Tennessee head coach Kellie Harper joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on defensive concepts to build their defense. One of only two coaches to guide four different programs to the NCAA Tournament, the 1999 UT graduate and three-time national champion point guard joined Jim Foster in that select company in 2020-21. She has done so while reshap...

The Basketball Podcast: EP220 with Kellie Harper on Defensive Concepts

In this week's coaching conversation, Ryerson head coach Carly Clarke joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on utilizing strengths and winning with your personnel. This past season Carly Clarke took home her first U SPORTS Coach of the Year, doing so on the heels of a dominant showing in the competition on their way to a conference regular season title, a conference tournament title...

The Basketball Podcast: EP219 with Carly Clarke on Winning with your Personnel

In this week's coaching conversation, former G-League and EuroLeague head coach Martin Schiller joins the Basketball Podcast to share European and G-League coaching takeaways. Austrian professional basketball coach who last served as head coach of Žalgiris Kaunas of the LKL and the EuroLeague. From 2010 until 2015, he served as an assistant coach for the Artland Dragons, and afterwards for t...

The Basketball Podcast: EP218 with Martin Schiller on International Coaching

In this week's coaching conversation, Scafati Basket assistant coach Francesco Nanni joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights into teaching out of 1-on-1 and European coaching insights. Francesco Nanni is an Italian professional coach, who has coached for over 10 years at various levels within Italy, from mini-basket to pro. Nanni currently coaches at Scafati Basket, one of the top tea...

The Basketball Podcast: EP217 with Francesco Nanni on 1-on-1 and European Coaching

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Basketball Canada's Women's High Performance Manager Mike MacKay joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss applying transformational and evidenced based ideas. Mike MacKay, a long-time basketball coach, mentor and educator, is Performance Manager of the women’s high performance program for Basketball Canada. In his roe MacKay is primarily resp...

The Basketball Podcast: EP123 Mike MacKay on Transformational Coaching

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Lipscomb University head coach Lennie Acuff joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the art of coaching, and how that art shapes his basketball and program's philosophy. With a 30-year storied coaching career, Acuff has established himself a proven winner and one of the best teachers in the game. In Acuff's first season at Lipscomb Universit...

The Basketball Podcast: EP122 Lennie Acuff on The Art of Coaching

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Boston University head coach Joe Jones joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss creating culture through goals. In 2020, Boston University defeated Colgate in the championship game of the Patriot League Tournament. The victory earned Jones what would have been his first NCAA Tournament appearance as a head coach, but the 2020 tournament was su...

The Basketball Podcast: EP121 Joe Jones on Creating Culture

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, former NBA player and current professional head coach Žan Tabak joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss modern post play. Offensive and defensive concepts around post player development, decision-making in different situations, and scenarios for playing with different types of post players are covered. Žan Tabak is currently serves as a head...

The Basketball Podcast: EP120 Žan Tabak on Modern Post Play

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Charlotte Hornets assistant coach Jay Hernandez joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss individual and team NBA player development. Jay Hernandez completed his second season as Assistant Coach and Director of Player Development with the Hornets. Hernandez started his tenure in the summer of 2018 as Head Coach for the Hornets in the Las Vegas...

The Basketball Podcast: EP119 Jay Hernandez on Individual and Team NBA Development

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Toronto Raptors lead assistant coach Adrian Griffin joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss developing a coaching philosophy. Adrian Griffin is currently an assistant coach for the reigning champion Toronto Raptors. In total he has been an assistant coach with 5 different organizations. By all accounts he is one of the top assistant coaches ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP118 Adrian Griffin on Developing a Coaching Philosophy

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, George Washington University head coach Jamion Christian joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss his leadership enhancement plan. Jamion Christian previously was the head coach at Siena and Mount St. Mary's. Mount St. Mary's hired Christian as head coach in 2012. Christian implemented an up-tempo offense and “mayhem” defense, comparable to ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP117 Jamion Christian on Leadership Enhancement Plan

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Perth Wildcats head coach Trevor Gleeson joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the flex offense and the concepts that make it successful. Since joining the Perth Wildcats of the Australian NBL, Gleeson has become the club's most successful coach, making the finals in every season and claiming five championships in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 20...

The Basketball Podcast: EP116 Trevor Gleeson on Flex Offense

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Phoenix Suns Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Cory Schlesinger joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss evidence based strength and conditioning ideas for basketball. Cory Schlesinger is finishing his first season in the NBA working as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Phoenix Suns. Prior to the league, he was the Director o...

The Basketball Podcast: EP115 Cory Schlesinger on Evidence Based Strength and Conditioning for Basketball

  In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Butler head coach LaVall Jordan joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the Butler Way. Packline defense concepts and the teaching process are covered. Jordan, who helped Butler to conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances as both a player and an assistant coach has his tenure at the helm of the Butler program off to a grea...

The Basketball Podcast: EP114 LaVall Jordan on The Butler Way

  In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Josh Longstaff joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss installing a defense. Coach Longstaff shares insights on defensive identity, defensive buckets, how they teach, how they use video, and a deeper discussion of their adjustments. Longstaff was previously the head coach of the Erie BayHawks, and an assi...

The Basketball Podcast: EP113 Josh Longstaff on Installing a Defense

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, current Memphis Grizzlies assistant, and former Phoenix Suns assistant coach Darko Rajaković joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss installing an offense. Coach Rajaković shares insights on offensive identity, offensive buckets, how they teach, how they use video, and a deeper discussion of their auto offense. Darko Rajaković is also an ass...

The Basketball Podcast: EP112 Darko Rajaković on the Phoenix Suns Auto Offense

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Arkansas women's basketball head coach Mike Neighbors joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss why he does what he does. Mike Neighbors enters his third season at the helm of Arkansas, coming off of one of the best and most dynamic seasons in program history, as his 2018-19 Hogs became one of just four Razorback squads since the turn of the centu...

The Basketball Podcast: EP111 Mike Neighbors on Why?

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Appalachian State head coach Dustin Kerns joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss practice and culture building ideas. In his first season at the helm of the Mountaineers, Kerns led App State to its best season in a decade. The Black and Gold posted its most wins (18) since 2009-10 and most Sun Belt wins (11) ever. Kern's 18 victories in his...

The Basketball Podcast: EP110 Dustin Kerns on Practice and Culture Building Ideas

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, NBA trainer Joe Abunassar of Impact Basketball joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss basketball player development. He is one of the industry leaders in player development.  Abunassar is the founder of Impact. Impact now has 3 locations as well as programs running in over a dozen foreign countries - and growing. Over 130 NBA Draft picks in...

The Basketball Podcast: EP109 Joe Abunassar on Player Development

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg, and Basketball Bundesliga, head coach John Patrick joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss full and half court defensive concepts. Coach Patrick is one of the few pro coaches who has used a pressing style of play in the full-court, and balances it with a more conservative half-court defense. In January 2013, Patrick w...

The Basketball Podcast: EP108 John Patrick on Full Court Defense

 In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Fergus Connolly joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss applying high performance lessons for coaches. Fergus helps coaches to improve performance with evidence-based analysis and athlete-focused training. Dr. Fergus Connolly is one of the world’s leading experts in team sport and human performance. His highly acclaimed book Game Changer is the...

The Basketball Podcast: EP107 Fergus Connolly on High Performance Lessons

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, San Diego State head coach Brian Dutcher joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss building a defensive culture.  Brian Dutcher, a long-time San Diego State men's basketball assistant coach, is entering his third season as head coach after two years in which he led the Aztecs to back-to-back Mountain West title games, their conference-high 1...

The Basketball Podcast: EP106 Brian Dutcher on Defense

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, mentor, writer, coach, and sports consultant J.P. Nerbun joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss coaching culture and transformational leadership. J.P. Nerbun helps leaders implement systems and strategies to improve their culture. He supports leaders in sports all across the world, at the professional, collegiate, and youth level to grow as...

The Basketball Podcast: EP105 J.P. Nerbun on Coaching Culture

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, USA Basketball National Director for Coach Development and 10x Gold Medalist Don Showalter joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss teaching skills.  Don Showalter is a 10-time USA Basketball gold medalist head coach while serving as head coach of USA men's U16 and U17 national teams from 2009-2018. In May 2016, he was hired as a coach direct...

The Basketball Podcast: EP104 Don Showalter on Teaching Skills