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    Episode 181: Gonzalo Rodriguez, Random and Next Pick and Roll Defense

    Episode 181: Gonzalo Rodriguez, Random and Next Pick and Roll Defense

    Guest: Gonzalo Rodriguez, Monbus Obradoiro Assistant Coach

     

    Monbus Obradoiro assistant coach Gonzalo Rodriguez joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the Next Pick and Roll Defense

     

    Coach Rodriguez has coached basketball at all levels for the last 32 years. The last 12 seasons he has been an Assistant Coach in the ACB league in Spain, one of the top leagues in the world. He is currently an assistant coach for Moncho Fernández with Monbus Obradoiro.

     

    Besides coaching, Gonzalo Rodriguez teaches a basketball coaching degree academy for the Galician Basketball Federation). He has also coached youth teams (under 20, under 18 and under 16) and has coached for Balneario de Archena, LEB Bronze, CB Murcia, Liga Endesa, Blu:Sens Obradoiro, LEB.

     

    Breakdown

    1:00 - Concept of Random Defense

    6:00 - Two-Sided a Single Side

    8:00 - Blitz

    11:00 - Last and Basics of Next Defense

    15:30 - Running Jump Type of Rotation

    21:00 - The Problem and the Solution

    25:00 - Main Advantages of Next Defense

    30:00 - Screen Defense

    33:00 - Calls

    36:00 - Building Another One

    41:00 - Defense Against Handoffs

    43:00 - Snaking The Ball Screen

    48:00 - The Concept of Last

    53:00 - Psychology for the Ball Handlers

    55:00 - Adding Randomness

    57:00 - Conclusion




    Gonzalo Rodriguez’s Bio:

    Bio: https://basketball.eurobasket.com/coach/Gonzalo-Rodriguez/Conspur-Bezana/24641

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/gonzarguez

     

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    Episode 180: Pete Strobl, Connecting Player, and Team Development

    Episode 180: Pete Strobl, Connecting Player, and Team Development

    Guest: Pete Strobl, Giessen 46ers German easyCredit BBL Head Coach

     

    Giessen 46ers German easyCredit BBL head coach Pete Strobl joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss connecting player and team development.

     

    Coach Strobl is currently the Head Coach in the German Bundesliga of the Giessen 46ers and has served as the Head Coach of the Basketball Löwen Braunschweig for two seasons as well as three seasons as an assistant coach for Ratiopharm Ulm.

     

    Pete Strobl started The Scoring Factory in 2009 upon settling in Pittsburgh after a successful nine-year career in the European professional leagues. He was a member of the Austrian National Basketball team and played in France, Austria, Germany, Iceland, Switzerland, and Ireland where he also served as Player–Coach.

     

    Prior to his professional playing career, Coach Strobl earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as a scholarship player at Niagara University, graduating in 2000. As a by-product of working through language barriers with international players of all ages and skill levels, Coach Strobl has developed a unique ability to break down shooting mechanics, footwork, and ball skills. His tactical knowledge of the game and a work ethic developed through years of fierce competition combined with excellent communication skills make him a sought-after clinician, speaker, and personal coach. He is also the award-winning author of Backspin: One Player's Journey From the U.S. to Europe and Back Again.

     

    Breakdown

    1:00 - Loving Player Development

    4:00 - FIBA Rules for Player Development

    6:00 - Playing Experience in Europe

    10:00 - Soccer Culture

    12:30 - Culture of Acceptance

    16:30 - Trial and Error

    20:00 - Dribbling

    25:00 - Big on Full Court Pressure

    30:00 - Touching

    34:00 - Scarecrow

    38:00 - Verbal Cues

    41:00 - Mistake Culture

    43:30 - Defensive Footwork

    49:00 - Slow Learning

    54:00 - Disruption

    58:00 - Advice to the Listeners

    1:00:00 - Conclusion




    Pete Strobl’s Bio:

    Bio: https://www.thescoringfactory.com/staff/pete-strobl/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/petestrobl




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    Episode 179: Kevin McGuff, 5 Out Offensive Concepts, and Teaching Points

    Episode 179: Kevin McGuff, 5 Out Offensive Concepts, and Teaching Points

    Guest: Kevin McGuff, Ohio State Heach Coach

     

    Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss their 5 Out offensive concepts and teaching points.

     

    Kevin McGuff’s 19-year head coaching career consists of nine years at Xavier University (214-73) and two years at the University of Washington (41-26) before arriving at Ohio State. He holds a .698 overall winning percentage with a career mark of 426-184. His Ohio State teams have broke single-season scoring records and went from the #52 scoring offense in the first year and #10 in scoring offense in the second year with 5 out an offense that we are going to discuss now.

     

    In his first season, McGuff led a relatively young and inexperienced group to a 17-18 record against a schedule strength that consistently ranked in the top 3 throughout the year. In his second season, he guided Ohio State to a 24-11 overall record, a runner-up finish in the Big Ten Tournament, and an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Buckeyes took another step towards national prominence in season three as they earned a No. 2 seed and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The 2016-17 season was yet again, a step in the right direction as the team made it back to the NCAA Sweet 16, marking the first back-to-back trips since 1988 and 1989. The Buckeyes also claimed their 15th Big Ten Regular Season Championship, finishing with a record of 15-1. In 2017-18, McGuff and the Buckeyes won both the Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles and hosted first and second-round NCAA Tournament games for the second time in four seasons. 

     

    Prior to his arrival at Ohio State, McGuff, a Saint Joseph’s College (Ind.) graduate, went 41-26 in two years at Washington with two berths in the WNIT. In his first season, McGuff led the Huskies to a 20-14 finish — its first 20-win season since 2003 — and a trip to the quarterfinals of the WNIT. In the WNIT, Washington went on a memorable run, beating Cal Poly, Utah, and Oregon State before falling to San Diego in the quarterfinals. It was the first winning season for UW since 2006-07 and the first postseason appearance since 2009-10. In his final season, his Huskie squad finished 21-12 with a second-round finish in the WNIT.

     

    Prior to his stint in Washington, McGuff was the head coach at Xavier for nine seasons. As the head coach of the Musketeers, McGuff compiled a 214-73 record and set a school record for most wins in program history, reaching the postseason in each season he coached. His five consecutive NCAA tournament appearances were also a school record. During that stretch, McGuff’s Xavier teams were consistently the class of the Atlantic-10, sporting a 106-28 record in nine seasons. In his last two seasons, Xavier went undefeated (14-0) in the A-10 play.

     

    McGuff led the Musketeers to four A-10 tournament championships, including his final year at Xavier. That season, his team posted a 28-3 record (.903 winning percentage) and reached the second round of the NCAA tournament. McGuff made the NCAA tournament six times overall as the Xavier coach. His pinnacle was an Elite Eight appearance in the 2009-10 season, where his team was one missed layup away from the Final Four.

     

    Breakdown

    1:00 - Foundation of Dribble Drive

    5:00 - Dribble Drive

    8:00 - Attacking The Basket with Size Matchup

    11:00 - Automatic Actions

    16:00 - Teaching Points of Staggers

    21:00 - Relentless Pace Maker or Miss

    25:00 - Stagger Dribble Handoffs

    29:00 - Ball Movement

    32:00 - Offensive Rebounding

    36:00 - Runway Type of Effect

    39:00 - Type of Offensive Systems

    44:00 - Use Shot Clocks in Practice

    47:00 - Teaching Points to His Players

    50:00 - Conclusion




    Kevin McGuff’s Bio:

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

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/coachmcguff




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    • 55 min
    Episode 178: Russ Turner, Playing Bigger and Finding Other Advantages

    Episode 178: Russ Turner, Playing Bigger and Finding Other Advantages

    Guest: Russ Turner, UC Irvine Head Coach 

     

    In this week's coaching conversation, UC Irvine head coach Russell Turner joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss playing bigger and finding other advantages.

     

    Russell Turner, the winningest coach in UCI history, concluded his 11th season at the helm in 2020-21. Turner has guided the Anteaters to 227 wins, averaging over 20 wins a season. Turner who enters his 12th season as head coach at UC Irvine in 2021-22, has led the 'Eaters to six postseason appearances (2013 CIT, 2014 NIT, 2015 NCAA, 2016 CIT, 2017 NIT and 2019 NCAA).

     

    Turner became the only coach in UCI history to amass 200 wins. He has been named the Big West Coach of the Year four times in his career and has led the 'Eaters to Big West regular-season titles in five of the last eight seasons. On the national stage, Turner has been named a finalist for the Skip Prosser Man of the Year award in 2017 & 2020, and the Hugh Durham Award in 2019 & 2020. Bracketbusters.com also named him one of the Top-10 Big West Coaches of the Century.

     

    UCI's 2020-21 team was the second youngest in the country, and Turner led the Anteaters to a Big West Tournament final for the fourth-consecutive season. He is one of only seven coaches in Big West history to reach over 200 wins and currently ranks fifth all-time on the Big West career wins list.

     

    Turner was named UC Irvine's head coach April 9, 2010, after serving the previous six seasons as an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association following positions at Stanford University and Wake Forest University.

     

    Breakdown

    1:00 - Staff Continuity

    3:30 - Coaches That Influenced Him

    5:30 - Recruiting

    7:00 - His Defensive Philosophy

    10:30 - Understanding The Individual

    12:00 - Butter Possessions

    15:00 - Focus Cue

    20:00 - Undervalued Defensive Players

    23:00 - Playing Deep

    27:00 - Transition Defense

    30:00 - Fouling

    33:00 - Importance of Scoring Area Defense

    35:00 - Push Deny Concept

    39:00 - Communicating Around Screens

    45:00 - Not Switching On and Down

    47:00 - Don Nelson

    50:00 - Shooting with Young Kids

    52:00 - Progressive Mindset

    56:00 - Conclusion




    Russ Turner’s Bio:

    Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Turner_(basketball)




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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 177: Ilias Zouros, Strong Hand Defense

    Episode 177: Ilias Zouros, Strong Hand Defense

    Guest: Ilias Zouros, Georgian National Team Head Coach 

     

    Georgian National Team head coach Ilias Zouros joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the strong hand defense he has used to great success for years.

     

    Ilias Zouros is a Greek professional basketball coach who is currently the head coach of the Georgian National Team.  Zouros has gone through top-level European benches in addition to being the Greek national team coach.  Some of the teams Zouros has been a head coach of include: Olympiacos Piraeus, Sagesse Beirut, Peristeri Athens, Aris Thessaloniki, Paris Basket Racing, Panellinios Athens, Žalgiris Kaunas, and Efes Istanbul. He was named the 2010 EuroCup Coach of the Year. He lastly managed Peristeri of the Greek Basket League.

     

    Breakdown

    1:00 - National Team Coach vs Team Coach

    7:00 - Strong Arm Defense

    12:00 - Forcing To The Baseline

    20:30 - Keep The Ball in Front

    23:30 - Arm Position on Defense and Offense

    29:00 - Passing Problems

    33:00 - Communication on Forcing Opponent

    36:30 - Rim Sizes

    39:00 - Take Away Dominant Hand

    42:00 - Developing Defense

    46:00 - Low Post and Strong Arm Defense

    49:00 - Defending Down Screen and Zipper Screen

    54:00 - Conclusion




    Ilias Zouros’ Bio:

    Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Jones_(basketball,_born_1979)

    Website: https://twitter.com/nsucoachjones




    Basketball Immersion

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    • 58 min
    Episode 176: Robert Jones, The Floppy Defense

    Episode 176: Robert Jones, The Floppy Defense

    Guest: Robert Jones, Norfolk State Head Coach

     

    Norfolk State head coach Robert Jones joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the floppy defense and the keys to his program's success.

     

    Head coach Robert Jones sets out on his ninth season leading the Norfolk State men’s basketball program in 2021-22 and his 15th year overall with the Spartans. He led the program to its second-ever MEAC title in 2021 and an NCAA Tournament First Four win over Appalachian State. Jones’ overall head coaching mark now stands at 142-119, including 92-32 in MEAC play.

     

    The 2019 MEAC Coach of the Year, Jones signed a five-year contract extension following the NCAA Tournament appearance, keeping him at the helm of the program through 2027-28. He has led NSU to a .742 win percentage in MEAC play – fifth in the nation among coaches with at least 100 games coached – and made six postseason appearances in seven years of postseason play.

     

    After serving as an assistant coach on NSU’s first NCAA Tournament squad, Jones led the 2020-21 team to a share of the MEAC Northern Division title (8-4) in addition to the MEAC Championship. It marked the first time NSU won both the regular season and tournament titles in the same year. The Spartans went on to defeat Appalachian State, the only current MEAC school to win two games in the NCAA Tournament. The program was named the HBCU Large School National Champion by the Black College Sports Network (BCSN).

     

    Jones was named the MEAC Tournament Most Outstanding Coach and the HBCU Co-Coach of the Year by HBCU All-Stars LLC/CBS Sports. He was a finalist for three CollegeInsider awards: Ben Jobe (top minority coach), Hugh Durham (top mid-major coach) and Skip Prosser (success on the court and integrity off the court). NSU went 17-8 overall in 2020-21, his seventh .500 or better overall record in eight years as head coach.

     

     

    Breakdown

    1:00 - Regular Season Success

    4:00 - Guarantee Games

    8:00 - Competing with Imperfect Roster

    11:00 - Communication and Possession

    15:00 - Triggers

    17:00 - Number of Possessions

    20:30 - Floppy Defense

    23:00 - Full Court Pressure

    25:30 - Technical and Tactical

    29:30 - Ball Screen Defense

    32:00 - Within His Zone Defense

    35:30 - Recruiting

    39:00 - Play on Turnovers

    42:00 - Other Influences on Him

    44:30 - A Great Person

    46:00 - From Press Break Into His Offense

    48:00 - Ball Screens

    50:00 - Teaching Decision Making

    52:00 - Conclusion




    Robert Jones’ Bio:

    Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Jones_(basketball,_born_1979)

    Website: https://twitter.com/nsucoachjones




    Basketball Immersion

    Website: http://basketballimmersion.com/

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

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    Facebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion




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