200 episodes

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.

The Basketball Podcast Chris Oliver

    • Sports
    • 4.8 • 63 Ratings

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.

    Episode 260: Stefan Weissenboeck, The Work, The Trust, The Patience

    Episode 260: Stefan Weissenboeck, The Work, The Trust, The Patience

    Guest: Stefan Weissenboeck, Brose Bamberg Player Development Coach
    Brose Bamberg player development coach Stefan Weissenboeck joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on how the work, the trust and the patience drive player development. Stefan Weissenboeck has been the Head of player development at nine-time German champion Brose Bamberg since 2010. Under his guidance players like P.J. Tucker or Daniel Theis managed to make their way to the NBA. Stefan has also been part of the Brooklyn Nets coaches staff and works with the NBPA and the Czech Federation, and trains separately with high-level clients of all ages.
    He is an international expert and a secret weapon when it comes to NBA players like Jarret Allen, Caris LeVert or Jakob Poeltl taking the next step in their career. Or when European greats like Nikos Zisis, Nicolo Melli or Tomas Satoransky want to optimize their game.

    Breakdown
    1:00 - Three Things for Player Development
    5:30 - Trust
    10:00 - Brose Bamberg Player Development
    13:30 - Comfort and Confidence
    17:30 - Finding Solutions
    21:00 - Parts of  Practice
    23:40 - 24:21 - Immersion Videos AD Jan 2023
    25:00 - Individual Differences
    27:30 - Importance of Feet
    34:30 - Emotional Regulation
    37:00 - Mistakes
    40:00 - Feedback on Misses
    44:30 - How to be Better Coaches
    46:00 - Conclusion

    Stefan Weissenboeck’s Bio:
    Bio: https://stefan-weissenboeck.com/
    Website: https://basketball.eurobasket.com/coach/Stefan-Weissenboeck/13220

    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

    Immersion Videos:
    Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com

    • 48 min
    Episode 259: Adam Forde, Game Model and Tactical Periodization

    Episode 259: Adam Forde, Game Model and Tactical Periodization

    Guest: Adam Forde, Cairns Taipans Head Coach
    Cairns Taipans head coach Adam Forde joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on game models and tactical periodization.
    Between 2013 and 2019, Forde was an assistant coach with the Perth Wildcats and won four NBL championships. After a season as an assistant coach with the Sydney Kings in 2019–20, he served as their head coach during the 2020–21 season. He was appointed head coach of the Taipans in 2021, and in 2023 he was named the NBL Coach of the Year.
    Breakdown
    1:00 - Team Accountability
    4:30 - Freedom
    7:00 - Ignition Drills
    13:00 - Clips Applied in a Game
    15:00 - Tactical Periodization
    25:00 - Game Model
    28:52 - 29:26 - Basketball Immersion AD Jan 2023
    29:30 - Tactical Dimension
    35:00 - Coaching Philosophy
    38:00 - Providing Guidance
    45:00 - Creating Trust
    48:00 - Make Mistakes
    51:00 - Putting Players in Best Situation
    55:00 - Ways to Manipulate Intensity
    59:00 - Building Program
    1:00:00 - Conclusion

    Adam Forde’s Bio:
    Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Forde

    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

    Immersion Videos:
    Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 258: Jacob Jackomas, Assistant and Head Coaching and The Spread Offense

    Episode 258: Jacob Jackomas, Assistant and Head Coaching and The Spread Offense

    Guest: Jacob Jackomas, Illawarra Hawks Head Coach
    Illawarra Hawks head coach Jacob Jackomas joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on assistant and head coaching and the 5-Out spread offense.
    Jacob Jackomas previously acted as Australia coaching legend Brian Goorjian's assistant coach for more than a decade, his extensive coaching resume includes stints in the NBL, China, and the Australian Boomers program over the past 6 years. Jackomas was recently made the International Scouting Coordinator for the Australian national basketball team, the Boomers.
    His assistant coaching resume includes stints with the Sydney Kings (2006-2009), Dongguan Leopards (2009-2015), Sydney Kings (2015-2016), and the Shanghai Sharks (2016-2017).

    Breakdown
    1:00 - Takeaways Working with Brian Goorjian
    9:00 - Scouting
    12:00 - Competition with Coaches
    14:30 - Olympic Learning
    18:00 - Pick and Roll
    22:00 - Flow
    31:00 - Running a First-Team
    33:03 - 33:45 - Immersion Videos ADS
    33:30 - Best Spots
    36:30 - The Spread Offense
    39:00 - Catch Attack Matchups
    43:00 - Penetration Reaction
    47:00 - Cuts
    52:00 - Creating Space
    55:00 - Shot Clock
    59:00 - Advice to Assistant Coaches

    Jacob Jackomas’ Bio:
    Bio: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacob-jackomas-68608669
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jacobjackomas

    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

    Immersion Videos:
    Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 257: Mike Prada, How Spacing and the Three-Point Shot Changed How We Coach

    Episode 257: Mike Prada, How Spacing and the Three-Point Shot Changed How We Coach

    Guest: Mike Prada, NBA Staff Editor for The Athletic and Author
    NBA Staff Editor for The Athletic and author Mike Prada joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on how spacing and the three-point shot changed how we coach.
    Mike Prada is an NBA analyst, writer, and editor who specializes in writing about dense topics like Xs and Os in a way all fans can understand. He currently works for The Athletic after spending 10 years running SB Nation's NBA coverage. He is the author of Spaced Out: How the NBA’s Three-Point Revolution Changed Everything You Thought You Knew About Basketball, published by Triumph Books.

    Breakdown
    1:00 - Spaced Out Book
    4:30 - Importance of Space
    8:00 - Shooting the Three
    13:00 - Three-Point Revolution
    17:30 - Humans Playing Humans
    25:00 - Off The Ball Actions
    27:39 - 28:14 - BAsketball Immersion AD January 2023
    28:30 - Analytics
    30:00 - Position Less vs. Defining Positions
    36:00 - Giving Freedom
    38:00 - Big Team Talk
    40:00 - Predefined Role
    43:00 - Notice Progress
    46:00 - Impact on Offense and Space Created
    51:00 - Evolution in Coaching
    54:30 - Curiosity
    55:30 - Conclusion

    Mike Prada’s Bio:
    Bio: https://theathletic.com/author/mike-prada/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MikePradaNBA

    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

    Immersion Videos:
    Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com

    • 58 min
    Episode 256: Nelson Terroba, Modern Functional Coaching

    Episode 256: Nelson Terroba, Modern Functional Coaching

    Guest: Nelson Terroba, Texas Legends Associate Head Coach 
    Texas Legends associate head coach Nelson Terroba joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on modern functional coaching.

    Nelson Terroba has filled many roles for the Texas Legends, an NBA G League Affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks, including Defensive Coordinator, player development coach and associate head coach. He has been with the Legends since 2019.

    Terroba has coached at the professional level for the Saskatchewan Rattlers, Saint John Riptide, Erie Bayhawks, and Bakersfield Jam.He has also been an assistant coach with the Congo National Team, and a head high school coach.

    Terroba started his coaching career at the University of Texas where he first served as a student manager and later became the special assistant to the head coach under Rick Barnes.

    Breakdown
    1:00 - Modern Functional Coaching
    5:00 - Transactional Leadership
    9:30 - Adapting The Model
    14:00 - Individual Differences
    17:30 - Authenticity and Humility
    20:30 - Diagnostics
    25:30 - Prescriptive and Diagnostic Nonstick
    28:43 - 29:24 - Immersion Videos AD Jan 2023
    29:00 - Recreate, Recreate, Recreate
    35:00 - Point Guard College
    39:00 - Losing
    41:30 - Three-Auto Drill
    46:30 - Player's Parents
    49:00 - Talent Code
    53:00 - Conclusion

    Nelson Terroba’s Bio:
    Bio: https://basketball.realgm.com/staff/Nelson-Terroba/Summary/25921
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/coachterroba

    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

    Immersion Videos:
    Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com

    • 58 min
    Episode 255: David Hollander, How Basketball Can Save The World

    Episode 255: David Hollander, How Basketball Can Save The World

    Guest: David Hollander, Author of How Basketball Can Save The World
    David Hollander, the author of How Basketball Can Save the World, joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on how basketball can save the world.

    Hollander is an assistant dean and clinical professor with the Tisch Institute for Global Sport at New York University and received NYU’s highest faculty honor, the Distinguished Teaching Award. His innovative courses have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, SLAM, and CBS News. He sits on advisory boards for espnW, The Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball School, and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute. He holds his high school record for most technical fouls.

    Breakdown
    1:00 - Saving The World
    6:00 - Other Sports
    12:00 - Harmony and Balance
    15:00 - Belongingness
    21:00 - Isolation and Loneliness
    24:00 - Common Sense
    30:00 - Strengths and Weaknesses
    30:41 - 31:16 - Basketball Immersion January AD 2023
    35:00 - Balance of Force and Skills
    39:00 - Position and Human Alchemy
    44:00 - Being Adaptable
    47:30 - Co Create Solution
    49:00 - Make it Global
    53:00 - Other Levels
    1:00:00 - Conclusion

    David Hollander’s Bio:
    Website: https://howbasketballcansavetheworld.com/
    Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/david-hollander-how-basketball-can-save-the-world/id1603012439?i=1000567342555

    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

    Immersion Videos:
    Check out all our all-access practice and specialty clinics: https://www.immersionvideos.com

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

CoachW1lls ,

Best basketball podcast!!

My go to podcast for the morning drive to work and my afternoon drive home. So informative with so many different strands of topics within the basketball universe. Definitely worth listening to from front to back!!! Must recommend!!

23TP81 ,

A Coaches Must

Knowing where Coach Oliver’s come from to where he is today is a testament to his ability to continually rethink the game. He continually challenges norms and makes coaches at every level think outside the box. He now brings us some of the most brilliant coaches in the world and gives coaches like me a glimpse inside the way they think. Every coach must give his podcast a listen. I’m hooked!

heu55 ,

Share the game!

This podcast always stimulates my learning and urges me to think outside the box. It’s never too late to change your coaching philosophies or add concepts that will help your players. The various coaches on this podcast will take your coaching to the next level. Figure it out!

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