This is the podcast where you will hear real basketball coaching conversations. Whether you are a new or experienced coach at any level of basketball these coaching conversations will give you practical ideas to stimulate your coaching and make what you do even better.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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).
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
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.
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