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This Week on the Basketball Podcast

The Basketball Podcast: EP227 with Jim Larrañaga on Teaching Methods

In this week's coaching conversation, University of Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on teaching methods, flexibility and 5-Out offense. At the University of Miami, head coach Jim Larrañaga has led the Hurricanes the NCAA tournament five times, while advancing to the Sweet 16 twice, and earning an Elite 8 appearance once. He has been named the Ass...

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In this week's coaching conversation, University of Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on teaching methods, flexibility and 5-Out offense. At the University of Miami, head coach Jim Larrañaga has led the Hurricanes the NCAA tournament five times, while advancing to the Sweet 16 twice, and earning an Elite 8 appearance once. He has been named the Ass...

The Basketball Podcast: EP227 with Jim Larrañaga on Teaching Methods

In this week's coaching conversation, Sydney Kings head coach Chase Buford joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on building a program through creating an effective environment, defense and offense. Buford was hired as the head coach of the Sydney Kings of the NBL in June, 2021. In May 2022 the Kings won the 2021-22 Australian NBL Championship. He played college basketball at Kansas...

The Basketball Podcast: EP226 with Chase Buford on Building a Program

In this week's coaching conversation, Denver Nuggets assistant coach Popeye Jones joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on how to teach a routine to become a pro. Popeye Jones was selected by the Houston Rockets in the second round (41st overall) of the 1992 NBA draft, but his rights were traded to the Dallas Mavericks. After playing professionally in Europe for a season, he played ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP225 with Popeye Jones on Teaching Routines to Become a Pro

In this week's coaching conversation, Washington Wizards assistant coach Joseph Blair joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on accountability, compassion, and a community based approach. Joseph Blair has a tremendous basketball résumé, having played for over a decade in Europe and worked as an assistant coach in the NBA, college and G-League. His playing experience saw him play in t...

The Basketball Podcast: EP224 with Joseph Blair on Leadership and Accountability

In this week's coaching conversation, Charlotte Hornets assistant coach Nick Friedman joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on NBA role players and advanced offensive concepts. Friedman also currently serves as the Associate Head Coach of the Haitian Senior Men’s National Team. He received a promotion to assistant coach after spending the last two seasons with the Hornets as a Playe...

The Basketball Podcast: EP223 with Nick Friedman on NBA Role Players and Offensive Concepts

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, current NBA analyst, and former NBA head coach, Jeff Van Gundy, joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss basketball teaching and coaching. Van Gundy joined ESPN in 2007, and is currently an NBA analyst who has called 12 NBA Finals, the most Finals ever for a TV game analyst. He has also recently undertaken nine different USA Basketball assig...

The Basketball Podcast: EP103 Jeff Van Gundy on Playing More 5-on-5

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, director at the Hoop Consultants Mike Procopio joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss how to dominate simple in basketball player development. Mike served as a player development coach, and the directory of player development for the Dallas Mavericks from 2013-2019.  Among his many achievements, Mike Procopio served as a Strategic Game Mana...

The Basketball Podcast: EP102 Mike Procopio on Player Development

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, long time Villanova women's basketball head coach Harry Perretta joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss his unscoutable zone, and 5-out man, offense. Harry Perretta just completed his 42nd, and final season, as head coach of the Villanova women's basketball program, Harry Perretta established himself as one of the most respected and knowled...

The Basketball Podcast: EP101 Harry Perretta on Zone and 5 Out Offense

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, founder and creative director behind the Basketball Podcast and Basketball Immersion, Chris Oliver, is joined by his wife Jen to discuss lessons from the podcast, relationships, heart math, emotional fitness, feedback and so much more. Thank you to all the supporters who have listened, shared and given the podcast a shout out over the first ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP100 Jen and Chris Oliver on Life Lessons

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, former NBA assistant coach and executive with Boston Celtics and LA Clippers Kevin Eastman joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss why the best are the best, and other insights from a lifetime in coaching. Kevin Eastman has been a student-athlete, a rookie coach, an assistant coach, a head coach and a college athletic director. He is a corpo...

The Basketball Podcast: EP99 Kevin Eastman on Why the Best are the Best

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, professional basketball and global skill coach Ganon Baker joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss coaching, training and trainers. Ganon Baker is regarded as one of the premier basketball skill coaches in the World. He has been around the game of basketball, the skill training business and the coaching world for over 30 years. Since June 20...

The Basketball Podcast: EP98 Ganon Baker on Player Development

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Union College head coach Kevin Burton joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss maximizing each possession of a basketball game. Coach Burton runs a system where the substitute throughout a game to treat each possession like the last possession in a game. The system, philosophy and grading system he uses to determine who plays in what situation...

The Basketball Podcast: EP97 Kevin Burton on Maximizing Possessions

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Larry Shyatt joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss all things coaching including best teaching concepts, transition defense, free throw practice, the NBA and NCAA, changes in the game, culture and so much more. Download Defensive Notes from Larry Shyatt by clicking here: Defensive Thoughts and Drills for Practice Larry Shyatt has bee...

The Basketball Podcast: EP96 Larry Shyatt on Basketball Coaching

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, WNBA championship head coach Mike Thibault joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss adding the 3 point shot to your offense. Thibault is the WNBA's all time winningest coach and a WNBA champion after winning the title in 2019. Mike Thibault was named the head coach/general manager of the Washington Mystics on December 18, 2012. Following the ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP95 Mike Thibault on the 3-Point Shot

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, we are joined by shooting coach to 3 NBA teams and dozens of NBA players Dave Love. Coach Love has worked as an NBA shooting consultant with the Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, as well as a number of other teams and national programs. He also has conducted shooting clinics around the world. For the past 18 years, Dave has c...

The Basketball Podcast: EP94 Dave Love on Shooting

In this week’s coaching conversation, California Baptist head coach Rick Croy joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss team leadership. Croy was named the California Baptist University men’s basketball head coach in the spring of 2013 and completely revitalized the program. In six years, Croy’s Lancers boast a 148-44 overall record, including an 87-14 mark at home. During the Croy era, th...

The Basketball Podcast: EP93 Rick Croy on Team Leadership

In this week’s coaching conversation, HAKRO Merlins Crailsheim head coach Tuomas Iisalo joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss collective basketball. Iisalo has been head coach in the Basketball Bundesliga, the highest level league of professional club basketball in Germany, since March 2016.   After the end of his playing career, Tuomas Iisalo took over as head coach for the first div...

The Basketball Podcast: EP92 Tuomas Iisalo on Collective Basketball

In this week’s coaching conversation, Canadian Women's National Team head coach Lisa Thomaidis joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss driving success by building team identity. In addition to being the national team head coach, Coach Thomaidis is also in her 21st year as head coach of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. Coach Thomaidis Five-time Canada West Coach of the Year and two-t...

The Basketball Podcast: EP91 Lisa Thomaidis on Team Identity

In this week’s coaching conversation, Nenad Trunic joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss offensive and defensive concepts for teaching the pick and roll. A key lecturer with FIBA Europe clinics, the Serbian-born Nenad Trunic has spread his teachings on basketball in dozens and dozens of countries, and through two books. There are plenty of pins on Trunic world map where he's taught: Ital...

The Basketball Podcast: EP90 Nenad Trunic on Teaching the Pick and Roll

In this week’s coaching conversation, Basketball Australia's Head of High Performance Coach Development Peter Lonergan joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss coach education and player development. Best practices for teaching dynamic shooting, mentoring coaches, the “Fantastic Five” of player development, two-way teaching, small-sided games and so much more are outlined. Peter Lonergan ha...

The Basketball Podcast: EP89 Peter Lonergan on Coach Education and Player Development

In this week’s coaching conversation, Ryan and Dave Odom join the Basketball Podcast to discuss parents and children in coaching. Ryan and Dave Odom have both coached at the highest level of college basketball. They share insights into a coach's life from the perspective of a father and son. Ryan Odom is currently the head coach of the UMBC Retrievers men's basketball team. He was previous...

The Basketball Podcast: EP88 Dave and Ryan Odom on a Coach’s Life

In this week’s coaching conversation, former Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence head coach, and current Brookly Nets assistant, Adam Caporn joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss Australian basketball player development. Key ideas around developing shooting, integrating sport science, and individual development within a team setting. In 2021, Caporn was named the head coach of the ...

The Basketball Podcast: EP87 Adam Caporn on Australian Player Development

In this week’s coaching conversation, Three-time National Champion and current Emporia State University head coach Craig Doty joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss program building. Doty currently has a career head college coaching record of 181-69 (.724) including an unprecedented 29-5 (.853) in post-season play.  On April 27, 2018, Doty was introduced as the new head men’s basketball c...

The Basketball Podcast: EP86 Craig Doty on Program Building

In this week’s coaching conversation, Baylor head coach, and former Atlanta Dream, head coach Nicki Collen joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss building a WNBA defense. Before becoming the head coach of Baylor women's basketball, Collen built the Dream into a top defense, and shares insights on what to she teaches, including the defensive analytics that shape her defense. Collen was nam...

The Basketball Podcast: EP85 Nicki Collen on WNBA Defense

In this week’s coaching conversation, Gridiron Genius author, and NFL Insider for The Athletic, Michael Lombardi joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss thinking differently as a coach. Lombardi shares what he learned working with coaching legends Bill Walsh of the 49ers, Al Davis of the Raiders, and Bill Belichick of the Patriots, among others, during his three decades in football. Lombar...

The Basketball Podcast: EP84 Michael Lombardi on Thinking Differently