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Big Fellas Basketball, hosted by John Hartofilis, is a Gen Z Basketball, Coaching, and Sports Business Podcast. John sits down with prominent Players, Coaches, Executives, Agents, and Reporters from across the Sports Industry.

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    • 4.9 • 106 Ratings

Big Fellas Basketball, hosted by John Hartofilis, is a Gen Z Basketball, Coaching, and Sports Business Podcast. John sits down with prominent Players, Coaches, Executives, Agents, and Reporters from across the Sports Industry.

    40. Tas Melas - NBA Personality

    40. Tas Melas - NBA Personality

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    Tas Melas, NBA Personality at the Athletic and Co-Host of the No Dunks Podcast, Joins Coach John On Big Fellas Basketball To Talk About Co-Hosting The Starters On NBA TV, His Predictions On The Upcoming 2021 NBA Season, And The Evolution Of A Day 1 Raptors Fan.

    (1:27) - Going On Air In College

    (2:52) - Getting Reps When No One Is Listening

    (4:35) - Transitioning Into An NBA TV Studio

    (7:10): The Birth Of No Dunks

    (8:53) - The Evolution Of A Day 1 Raptors Fan

    (16:30) - The Evolution Of The Toronto Raptors

    (18:30) - Favorite Raptors Of All Time

    (22:52) - The State Of The Greek Freak

    (25:37) - “I Want To Thank Tas Melas For Hating On Me”

    (28:03) - Being Doc River’s Locker Room Motivation

    (30:15) - Predictions For The 2021 NBA Season

    (33:40) - What’s Next For You?

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    No Dunks

    • 36 min
    39. Chris Oliver - Basketball Immersion

    39. Chris Oliver - Basketball Immersion

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    Chris Oliver, President Of Basketball Immersion, Joins Coach John On Big Fellas Basketball To Talk About Creating The Largest Online Basketball Coaching Resource On The Planet, Interviewing Over 140 Of The Brightest Minds In Basketball, And Why It’s So Important To Share The Game.

    (1:40) - Sharing The Game

    (3:00) - The Inspiration Behind Basketball Immersion

    (4:05) - Executing On Your Ideas

    (6:07) - Experimenting With Trial And Error

    (8:13) - Being Head Coach Of Basketball Immersion

    (10:07) - Young Coaches Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

    (12:25) - Giving Your Players “Dessert”

    (14:23) - Lessons From Over 140 Of The Game’s Best!

    (17:15) - Changing Your Process Through Immersion

    (20:48) - What’s Next For Basketball Immersion?

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    Basketball Immersion

    • 23 min
    38. Otas Iyekekpolor - All Things Otas

    38. Otas Iyekekpolor - All Things Otas

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    Otas Iyekekpolor, 6’8 Forward In The Portuguese Basketball League, Joins Coach John On Big Fellas Basketball To Talk About His Journey From Canada To The U.S. To Chase His Dream, How He Keeps Transforming His Game To Keep Going To The Next Level, And What It Means To Have Ambition!

    (1:48) - Learning The Game In Canada

    (3:12) - Diversifying The Sports You Play As A Kid

    (4:15) - Otas’ International College Recruiting Process

    (5:20) - The Adjustment To Basketball In The U.S.A

    (6:52) - Becoming KNOCKDOWN

    (9:12) - Changing The Scouting Report

    (10:23) - Mentors That Otas Followed

    (12:33) - Having AMBITION

    (14:30) - Pro Portuguese Basketball In A Pandemic

    (18:05) - Don’t Sweat The Small Things

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    All Things Otas

    • 21 min
    37. Bryan Tibaldi - Canton Charge Assistant Coach

    37. Bryan Tibaldi - Canton Charge Assistant Coach

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    Bryan Tibaldi, Assistant Coach For The Canton Charge, Joins Coach John On Big Fellas Basketball To Talk About Coach Bryan’s First Year With The G League Affiliate For The Cleveland Cavaliers, How He Got His Foot In The Door Through The Video Room, And The Key Differences He’s Seen Along The Way.

    (1:40) - Being Surrounded By The Game

    (2:35) - Lessons From Michigan State Basketball

    (5:42) - Draymond Green’s Beginnings At Michigan State

    (7:05) - Learning In The Video Room

    (9:35) - Back To College, Then The League

    (14:00) - Working With The Canton Charge

    (19:12) - THE Sir. Dominic Pointer

    (23:10) - Coach Bryan’s Advice Best Coaching Advice

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    • 26 min
    36. Greg St. Jean - LA Lakers Assistant Coach

    36. Greg St. Jean - LA Lakers Assistant Coach

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    Greg St. Jean, Assistant Coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, Joins Coach John on Big Fellas Basketball to Talk About Getting into Coaching While Still Playing, Climbing the Coaching Ranks at a Young Age, and Winning an NBA Championship Down in Orlando.

    (1:28) - Being Bred To Coach

    (2:38) - The Opportunity To Coach While Playing

    (6:32) - Starting In The Video Room

    (9:35) - Being A Young Coach In The NBA

    (15:00) - Working With Chris Mullin at St. John’s

    (19:50) - Going From St. John’s To The Lakers

    (27:05) - Being A Coach AND A Scout

    (28:50) - Lebron’s Focus For Championship #4

    (31:00) - The Four Events That Stopped LA

    (35:32) - Advice To A 20-Year-Old Coach Greg

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    • 39 min
    35. Nate Loenser - Former Chicago Bulls Assistant Coach

    35. Nate Loenser - Former Chicago Bulls Assistant Coach

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    Nate Loenser, Former Chicago Bulls Assistant Coach and Former Head Coach of the Windy City Bulls, Joins Coach John on Big Fellas Basketball to Talk About Coach Nate’s Time Coaching his Favorite NBA Team, Taking the Reins of a G League Team in Windy City, and Being Seen By Being Unseen.

    (1:30) - Coach Nate’s Introduction To The Game

    (11:42) - The Unique Characteristics Of The G League

    (16:47) - How Draft Rights Work In The G League

    (23:55) - Being Seen By Being Unseen

    (33:15) - Coaching Your Favorite Teams

    (39:10) - Coach Nate’s Best Advice

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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

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