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
    • 4.3 • 435 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 252: Megan Griffith, Developing People, Creating Culture, Building Community

    Episode 252: Megan Griffith, Developing People, Creating Culture, Building Community

    Guest: Megan Griffith, Columbia Head Coach
    Columbia head coach Megan Griffith joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on developing people, creating culture, and building community.
    Griffith has ushered in a new era of Columbia women's basketball. Her six-year tenure as head coach has combined to be the winningest six-year stretch in the NCAA Division I history of the program. Over that time, the Lions have earned seven power-conference wins, including their first victories over opponents from the ACC and Big East. Columbia has also qualified for the Ivy League Tournament in each of its last two seasons, playing in the championship game in 2021-22 before accepting the program's first bid to the Women's National Invitational Tournament (WNIT).

    The 2021-22 season was a landmark year as the team had its winningest season in program history, going 25-7 overall with a 12-2 Ivy League record.

    Breakdown
    1:00 - Columbia Basketball Program
    3:00 - Culture and Core Values
    5:00 - Communication
    9:00 - Defensive Communication
    12:00 - Foundation Things on Offense
    15:00 - Changing the Culture
    20:00 - Conversation
    24:00 - Better Practice
    24:29 - 25:03 - Basketball Immersion AD 2023
    27:00 - Journaling
    35:00 - Wellness Check
    38:00 - Greetings and Handshakes
    39:30 - Buddy System
    43:00 - Journey Meetings
    48:00 - Unbalanced as Coaches
    51:00 - Multiple Experiences

    Megan Griffith’s Bio:
    Bio: https://gocolumbialions.com/sports/womens-basketball/roster/coaches/megan-griffith/2752
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/cucoachg
     
    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

    • 55 min
    Episode 251: Seth Greenberg, Coaching, College Basketball, and Educating Players

    Episode 251: Seth Greenberg, Coaching, College Basketball, and Educating Players

    Guest: Seth Greenberg, ESPN College Basketball Broadcaster
    ESPN college basketball broadcaster Seth Greenberg joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on coaching, college basketball, and educating players.
     
    Prior to becoming an analyst for ESPN Greenberg was a coach for 34 years, the last 22 as a head coach. Greenberg has been the head coach at Long Beach State, the University of South Florida, and Virginia Tech. He was a two-time ACC Coach of the Year.
     
    Prior to becoming a head coach, Greenberg was an assistant coach at Columbia, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Miami and Long Beach State.
     
    Breakdown
    1:00 - Knowledge on Broadcasts
    5:00 - Access to Coaches
    8:00 - Imitating Coaches
    13:00 - Relationship on Players
    15:30 - Evolution of the Game
    20:00 - Coaching Them Hard
    25:55 - 26:36 - Immersion Video Ad
    26:00 - Philosophy Behind Meetings
    30:30 - Resist Trends
    36:00 - The Modern Game
    39:00 - Two-Way Contract
    43:30 - College Basketball
    46:30 - Set of Rules Internationally
    50:00 - CFL
    52:00 - Shot Clock on High School Level
    53:00 - Conclusion
     
    Seth Greenberg’s Bio:
    Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seth_Greenberg
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sethonhoops
     
    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

    • 56 min
    Episode 250: Jen and Chris Oliver, Learning, Unlearning, and Relearning

    Episode 250: Jen and Chris Oliver, Learning, Unlearning, and Relearning

    Guest: Jen Oliver, Entrepreneur, a Mother of two daughters, the Author of the International Best Selling Book, “The Love FitMama Way: Transforming the Core of Motherhood”
    Chris and Jen Oliver join the Basketball Podcast to discuss learning, unlearning and relearning and so much more from their experiences coaching, playing, and sharing the game.
     
    Jen Oliver is an entrepreneur, a mother of two daughters, and the author of the international bestselling book, The Love FitMama Way: Transforming the Core of Motherhood. Jen is an internationally recognized public speaker and has been a consultant, coach, and mentor for many successful online businesses and entrepreneurs since she started her first podcast in 2008. 
     
    As an Online Business Development and Mindset Coach, Podcaster, and TEDx Speaker, Jen Oliver inspires, educates, and motivates entrepreneurs around the globe to follow their vision for themselves and to do it with love. What she is most passionate about is spreading the message she draws on from science and mind-body data to support entrepreneurs in being their own biggest ally in business, relationships, and life. Jen has almost 1.8 million views on her viral TEDx talk, “How to Love Yourself to the Core”
     
    Breakdown
    1:00 - Basketball Immersion Podcast
    4:00 - Resistance
    7:00 - Decision Training
    11:30 - Practice with their Daughters
    14:00 - Asking Questions
    18:30 - Making Decisions
    21:00 - Technical Information
    24:00 - Human Interactions
    27:00 - New Variables to Practice
    29:00 - Messy
    32:30 - Concept of Learn, Unlearn, and Relearn
    36:00 - Learning New Things
    39:00 - Adaptable
    41:35 - 42:10 - Basketball Immersion AD
    43:30 - Player's Perspective
    46:00 - Rabbit Hole
    50:00 - Summer League
    55:00 - Sharing Experiences
    57:00 - Five-Page Essay
    1:00:00 - Psychological Safety
    1:01:00 - To Be Creative and Free
    1:04:00 - Active Participants
    1:08:00 - Enjoying The Sport
    1:10:00 - Limited in the Game
    1:14:00 - People Involvement
    1:16:00 - Premium Podcast and Bonus Materials
     
    Jen Oliver’s Bio:
    Bio: https://basketballimmersion.com/jenoliver/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/lovefitmama
    Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/JenOliver
     
    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 19 min
    Episode 249: Ben Taylor, Challenging New and Old Basketball Concept

    Episode 249: Ben Taylor, Challenging New and Old Basketball Concept

    Guest: Ben Taylor, Founder of Thinking Basketball
    The founder of Thinking Basketball Ben Taylor joins the Basketball Podcast to challenge and dive deeper into new and old basketball concepts that can help our coaching.
     
    Ben Taylor is the founder of the Thinking Basketball YouTube channel, podcast and author of Thinking Basketball the book. In all his platforms, Taylor goes deeper on basketball analysis, history, philosophy and theory. Thinking Basketball challenges a number of common beliefs about the game by taking a deep dive into the patterns and history of the NBA. He explores how certain myths arose while using our own cognition as a window into the game's popular narratives. 
     
    He is a behavioral scientist who loves basketball. He has had his blog in some form or another since 2011. Since then he has developed a bunch of historical metrics, hand-tracked hundreds of games, tried to start a basketball data company, written a book about basketball and cognition, and started creating podcasts / YouTube content about the NBA.
     
    Breakdown
    1:00 - Difficult Concepts
    5:00 - Cognitive Scientist
    8:00 - Applied Science
    11:00 - Not Connecting Perception
    13:30 - Data Gathering
    15:00 - Evaluating Their Defense
    17:00 - Old vs New School Thinking
    20:00 - Advocating Coaches
    22:00 - Lob Pass
    24:30 - Passing
    28:30 - Yoga
    31:17 - 32:00 - Membership Sales Ads
    32:00 - Split Cut
    34:00 - The Right Structure
    38:00 - Coaching Perspective
    42:00 - Concept of pre Switching
    46:00 - Adaptability
    50:00 - Overload Concept
    55:00 - NBA Skill Sets
    59:00 - Goal of Offense
    1:02:00 - Empowering Players
     
    Ben Taylor’s Bio:
    Website: https://thinkingbasketball.net/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/elgee35
    Podcast: Thinking Basketball -  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/thinking-basketball/id1428290303?mt=2
    Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/thinkingbasketball
    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 5 min
    Episode 248: Gordon Herbert, Philosophy, Roles, and Identity

    Episode 248: Gordon Herbert, Philosophy, Roles, and Identity

    Episode 248: Gordon Herbert, Philosophy, Roles, and Identity
    Guest: Gordon Herbert, German National Team Head Coach
    German National Team head coach Gordon Herbert joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on philosophy, roles and identity.
     
    Herbert has extensive experience having coached throughout Europe, most notably in the German League and the Euroleague, and in the NBA as an assistant coach with the Toronto Raptors, and the Georgian national team and the Canadian National Team. In September 2021, he was named head coach of the Germany national team. He guided the German team to a bronze medal at the 2022 European Championships.
     
    He also has coaching titles, winning the Basketball Bundesliga: 2003–04, the FIBA Europe Cup: 2015–16, the French Cup: 2006–07 and the Finnish Cup: 2009.
     
    Breakdown
    1:00 - National Team
    2:00 - Importance of Roles
    4:00 - Organization and Creativity
    6:00 - Concept of Spacing
    10:00 - Triggers
    14:00 - Offensive Advantage
    16:00 - Adjustments on the Wings
    21:00 - Influence of Hockey
    25:00 - FACC Program
    25:35 - 26:20 - Membership Sales Ad
    28:00 - Three Factors
    30:30 - Teaching Defense
    33:00 - Player Enjoyment
    36:00 - Defensive Decisions
    39:00 - Special Situations
    43:00 - Coaching with Nick Nurse
    45:00 - Pace in Practice
    52:00 - Sorting Roles to the Players
    55:00 - Conclusion
     
    Gordon Herbert’s Bio:
    Bio/Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Herbert
     
    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 247: Joe Crispin, Offense Wins and Enjoy The Game More

    Episode 247: Joe Crispin, Offense Wins and Enjoy The Game More

    Guest: Joe Crispin, Rowan Head Coach
    Rowan head coach Joe Crispin joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on offense wins and how to help players enjoy the game more.
     
    As Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Rowan University, Joe Crispin has advanced the team to the NCAA Division III Championships and been selected as the NABC Atlantic District Coach of the Year and the D3Hoops.com Atlantic Region Coach of the Year. Prior to being named head coach, Joe spent two seasons as the assistant coach for both the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams at Rowan University.
     
    Joe Crispin is also the primary director for Crispin Basketball where he runs various camps, clinics, and club teams throughout the year. He focuses his energy on our overall development philosophy and programs. He enjoyed an extensive and successful playing career that has seen him play basketball for 28 different coaches.
     
    Breakdown
    1:00 - Offensive Tempo and Creating Pace
    6:00 - Have Fun
    11:00 - Mantra
    13:00 - Basics of Walking
    16:00 - Half and Full Court
    18:00 - Structure the Workout
    21:30 - Fundamentals
    25:00 - Three-Leg Program
    28:00 - Playing in the Triangle
    32:00 - Constraint-Led Approach
    35:19 - 36:04 - Membership Sales Ads
    37:00 - Game Situations
    39:30 - Constraints of the Shot Clock
    42:00 - Security vs Pressure
    49:30 - Importance of Recruiting
    52:00 - Creating Decisions
    55:30 - Changing Mentality
    1:02:00 - Mindset for Success
    1:07:00 - Part of the Process
     
    Joe Crispin’s Bio:
    Bio/Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Crispin
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/joecrispin
     
    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 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
435 Ratings

435 Ratings

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Great resource/ other than commercials

Love it coach. Just because of the dumb gambling and man scape commercials I give 4 stars

Dr. Smithenstein ,

State of the art

You will like this pod if u hv a growth mindset and want to learn outcomes based coaching from great minds and coaches. If you’re a coach that knows it all and has all the answers, this pod isn’t for you.

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