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Paul Hewitt, The Basketball Coaching Profession

Guest: Paul Hewitt, Current Scout for the Los Angeles Clippers

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, former college head coach Paul Hewitt joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the basketball coaching profession.

Hewitt is currently a scout for the Los Angeles Clippers. He is best known as a college basketball coach. He has been the head coach at Georgia Tech, George Mason and Siena University.

His head coaching career started at Siena where he revived a program that had been dormant since the mid-90's and molded it into one of the best in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. In 11 seasons at Georgia Tech, Hewitt went to the NCAA Tournament five times, played for two ACC championships, made one final four and played for a national championship.

 

Breakdown:

1:00 - Introduction

2:00 - Character in Team's Success

4:00 - About Jarrett Jack

5:00 - Knowing more deeply his Players

7:00 - Looking at Friends

9:00 - Things in Practice that Separate a Player

10:00 - Communication is Really Important

12:30 - Running Plays in the NBA and Evaluate

14:00 - Preparing and Scouting to Teams

15:00 - Is NCAA adapting to the New Modern Style?

16:30 - Looking to the Habit of Players

17:30 - How Much that Player Wants to get Better

19:00 - Being Professional

21:00 - Coach-led One-on-One Practice

22:00 - Talking about Fiba 3-on-3 Basketball

25:00 - Figuring out Player's Skills during One-on-One

27:00 - Ball Mastery

28:00 - Differences between Draft Process in Sports

32:00 - Best way to Change the Player's Behavior is the Market Place

33:30 - Player's Worth and Recruitment in different Sports

37:00 -  Player's Value in the Marketplace

38:00 - Corruption in Basketball

41:00 - Coach Untold Stories

42:00 - Being a Model

43:40 - Things that College Coaches can do to be Better

45:00 - Evaluated based on Wins and Losses, Not on the Development

46:00 - Teaching Players how to get Better

47:30 - Final Thoughts

 

Paul Hewitt’s Bio

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Hewitt

Email Address: phewitt@clippers.com

 

Basketball Immersion

Website: http://basketballimmersion.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion

Facebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion

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The Basketball Podcast by Chris Oliver, Basketball Head Coach.. - 3w ago

Dave Severns, Mistakes We Make in Coaching

Guest: Dave Severns, LA Clippers Pro Personnel Scout

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, LA Clippers Pro Personnel scout Dave Severns joins the Basketball Podcast with Chris Oliver to discuss mistakes we make in coaching. The conversation focuses on high school basketball, but applies to all coaching. Solutions to prevent or counter mistakes are also discussed.

Coach Severns was a long time assistant coach and director of player development. He was also an assistant coach with the Chicago Bulls as Assistant Coach for Player Development. Prior to his time with the Bulls, Severns spent 13 years in player development with Nike, working with college players at the All-American Camp, All-Asia Camp, Nike Skills Academies and Jordan Flight School. He also worked at Attack Athletics in Chicago under Tim Grover from 2005-08.

 

Breakdown:

1:00 - Introduction

2:00 - Pistols Offense

4:00 - Mistakes that Coaches Made in Coaching

5:00 - #1 Mistake: "Take the Bad Job"

6:00 - Take any Job

7:00 - Examples of Taking the Bad Job

8:00 - Coach-Led vs Admin Led

9:40 - #2 Mistake: "Failure to Improve at their Craft"

11:45 - Proficient Note Taking

13:00 - Pause Recall Method

14:00 - #3 Mistake: "Too Much Complaining at the Officials"

15:00 - Lay-off the Ref

16:20 - #4 Mistake: "Not Spending Enough Practice Time on Special Situations"

17:40 - How NBA Approach on these Special Situations

20:00 - "You gotta be in the Right Spot"

22:40 - #5 Mistake: "Excessive Talking in Practice"

24:00 - #6 Mistake: "Not Spending Enough Time Off the Court with Players"

26:00 - #7 Mistake: "More Devotion to Fundamentals"

27:00 - Fundamental Emphasis on the 3-point Shot has Changed

28:00 - Is There a Perfect Technique?

29:00 - One-hand Passing

31:30 - Defense is the Biggest Evolution in the Game

33:00 - #8 Mistake: "Not Worrying About Whose the Boss"

34:30 - Just Be on Time

35:30 - Professionalism of the Players

36:30 - #9 Mistake: "Thinking that Their Philosophy is More Important than their Personnel"

38:40 - #10 Mistake: "Falling in Love with Drills"

40:00 - Drill Make Us Feel Good

41:30 - Switching

43:00 - Attack on Switching

44:16 - Flipping and Flare Screen

45:30 - Worrying About the Switch

47:00 - Opposed Match Up or Perimeter Focused?

49:00 - Defense on Young Team

50:20 - Talking About Defense on High School Teams

52:00 - Conclusion

 

Dave Severns’ Bio

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dave_severns

Bio: https://basketball.realgm.com/staff/Dave-Severns/Summary/166

 

Basketball Immersion

Website: http://basketballimmersion.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion

Facebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion

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The Basketball Podcast by Chris Oliver, Basketball Head Coach.. - 1M ago

Sherri Coale, How to Teach Better Basketball

Guest: Sherri Coale, Oklahoma Women's Basketball Head Coach

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Oklahoma women's basketball head coach Sherri Coale joins the podcast to discuss what she teaches, and how she teaches the game of basketball. The conversation covers learning and teaching ideas about how to teach better basketball.

In 23 years as the head coach of Oklahoma, the numbers speak for themselves. Coale has been to three final fours, won six Big 12 Regular Season Championships, four Big 12 Tournament Championships, had 19 straight NCAA Tournament appearances, and nine Sweet 16 appearances. While developing 13 All-Americans and 64 All-Big 12 Team selections, Coale has also emphasized academics as the Sooners have had 127 Academic All-Big 12 honors. That progress and consistent success has elevated Coale to elite status in college basketball as well a spot in the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2016.

Breakdown:

1:00 - Introduction

2:00 - Quick Story about Dales

4:30 - Athlete as Learners

7:00 - Making Engagement Practice

8:30 - Growing as a Coach

9:30 - Chunking Process

11:00 - Teaching Kids to be Agile Thinkers

13:00 - Understanding that "Messy is Good"

14:00 - Whole Lot of Intestinal Fortitude

15:00 - "Only Way to Grow is to Fail"

17:00 - Practicing and Winning Closeouts

18:00 - How to Deal with Messiness

20:00 - Sacrificing Coaching Points

21:00 - Coaches are Notorious Tellers

22:00 - What is Nudging?

23:30 - Tradition of What you did wrong and Giving Answer

24:30 - Silence is Awkward

25:30 - "Showing Them is Different from Telling Them"

28:00 - The Speed of her Team's Progression and Not Wasting Time

30:00 - Example of Chunking Drills

31:00 - Practice Chunking Drill

33:00 - "What Happens a lot in a Game, Run!"

34:30 - The Gap

35:30 - Process of Doing Full Courts during Practice

37:30 - Full Check; Half Check                            

39:00 - Concept of Consequences

41:30 - Coaches want Students to change their Behavior

42:30 - Play with "Abandon" and Access of their Culture

45:00 - Positive Consequence

46:00 - Talking about Tennis

47:00 - Playing and Translating 1-on-1 during Practice

51:00 - Practice Routine

53:00 - Defensive Boot Camp - More on Environmental Chunking

55:00 - Interleaving Practice

56:30 - Defensive Warm Up

57:30 - Scouting Report and Slow Learning Reps

58:00 - Conclusion

 

Sherri Coale’s Bio

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sherricoale

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherri_Coale

 

Basketball Immersion

Website: http://basketballimmersion.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion

Facebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion

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The Basketball Podcast by Chris Oliver, Basketball Head Coach.. - 1M ago

Luke Yaklich on Building a Defensive Culture

Guest: Luke Yaklich, University of Michigan’s Basketball Assistant Coach

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, University of Michigan assistant coach Luke Yaklich joins the podcast to discuss defense. Entering his second season with Michigan, Yaklich helped Michigan build a strong defensive mindset that resulted in a program record 33 wins, a repeat Big Ten Tournament championship, and advancing to the Final Four for the second time in six years.

The defensive approach worked as Michigan led the Big Ten in scoring defense for first time since 1964 and were eighth nationally in scoring defense at 63.3 points per game allowed. Overall, Michigan was third in Defensive Efficiency according to the KenPom ratings (90.5).

 

Breakdown:

1:00 - Introduction

2:00 - Transition to High School to College Level Coach

4:00 - His Philosophy and the X and O Standpoint

6:00 - Towards the Goal

7:00 - Flexibility, Transition and the Sharing Knowledge with Coach Beilein

9:00 - Defensive Terminology Set

11:00 - Specific Actionable Things in Practice

12:00 - Great Communicators

13:30 - Reward the Player who Speaks a Lot

16:00 - Phrase Communication Possessions

18:40 - Building a Defensive Culture

21:00 - The Goal of Defense to his Players

22:00 - "It's okay to have a Weakness on Defense..."

23:30 - Offense and Defensive Matchups

24:30 - Ways to Focus on Covering the Ball

26:00 - Guard the Ball and the Ball Screen

27:30 - 4 to 5 minutes on Players Cover the Ball better...

29:00 - Emphasizing 3 to 5 things to focus on

30:00 - Stating

32:00 - 3-Point Defense

33:00 - Lack of Help and the On-Ball Defense

35:00 - Getting to get Beat

36:00 - Goal of the Defense and the Rebounding

38:00 - Emphasizing Rebounding

41:30 - "Pursue a 2"

43:00 - Zigzag Rebounding

44:00 - Concept of Kill Spots

46:00 - Scouting Reports

48:30 - Important Things in terms of Charting on Defense

51:00 - Coach Beilein's  "The tone on the Top"

53:00 - Fight and live for Your Core Values

55:00 - Conclusion

 

Luke Yaklich’s Bio

Bio: https://mgoblue.com/staff.aspx?staff=3672

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CoachYak

 

Basketball Immersion

Website: http://basketballimmersion.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion

Facebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion

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1-on-1 with Chris Oliver and Marwan Elrakabawy

Guest: Marwan Elrakabawy,  Assistant Coach for the NCAA Division III Schreiner University Men's Basketball

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Coach Marwan Elrakabawy discusses player development concepts, with the creative mind behind Basketball Immersion, Chris Oliver. Coach Elrakabawy attended a three day basketball camp run by Coach Oliver to learn first hand about BDT zero seconds, and the games approach to coaching basketball ideas, that are used to develop players of all ages. Coach Elrakabawy is beginning his second year an assistant coach for the NCAA Division III Schreiner University Men's Basketball program in Kerrville, TX. He also serves as head coach for the junior varsity team. Coach Elrakabawy's previous coaching experience came stints at Division III Southwestern University (TX), Division II St. Edwards University, and Division III Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.

 

Breakdown:

1:00 - Introduction

2:00 - Went to 3-Day Training Camp

4:00 - Impressions of the Training Camp

7:00 - Fight For Your learning and it's all the Struggle

8:00 - Coaching Clinics

9:30 - Warm Ups in the Training Camp

11:00 - Slow Learning is part of the Learning Process

13:00 - Moving to Some Shooting

14:00 - BDT on Training Camp

15:00 - Mixing the 2-in-1 Shooting to the BDT

17:00 - Focus of Training Camp is on Selfish Time

18:00 - Doing 1-on-1 on Training to build Confidence

19:00 - Advantage and Disadvantage of Basketball: Teammates

20:00 - Constraints

21:00 - Freedom and "Spin Dribble and Perimeter 3-on-2 shooting"

22:30 - Limiting Bounce Pass

23:30 - Layering of Skill

24:30 - Different Solutions

25:30 - "We want Skills to Evolve"

27:00 - Air Square

28:00 - Perceptual Layups

29:00 - 2 Perceptions: The Defender and The Rim

30:30 - Teaching Play 5-on-5 and Defensive Reps

31:30 - Desonate Opponents

32:30 - Sharing Concepts to Other Coaches

34:00 - Make a Drill Better by Adding a Defender

35:00 - The Initial Part of Learning is Distracting Enough

37:30 - "I want Adopters"

38:30 - Individual Player Development

40:30 - Mixed Drills

41:30 - Adding Challenges

42:30 - "What can I do to get better?"

44:00 - Self Discovering

45:30 - Valuing Players Own Development

47:00 - Interaction with the Teammates

48:00 - Motivation

49:30 - Building Self-Esteem through Motivation

50:30 - Conclusion

 

Marwan Elrakabawy’s Bio

Bio: https://www.schreinermountaineers.com/sports/mbkb/coaches/elrakabawy_marwan?view=bio

Twitter: https://twitter.com/melrakabawy

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachrockembaby/

 

Basketball Immersion

Website: http://basketballimmersion.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion

Facebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion

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