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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

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    • 4.3 • 476 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 309: Juli Fulks, Transformational Leadership, Positive Psychology and Playoff Preparation

    Episode 309: Juli Fulks, Transformational Leadership, Positive Psychology and Playoff Preparation

    Guest: Juli Fulks, Transylvania University Head Coach
    Transylvania University head coach Juli Fulks joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on transformational leadership, positive psychology, and playoff preparation.

    Juli Fulks has over 360 wins as a head coach and has been the head coach of the Transylvania University women’s basketball team for the past 10 years. Last year she led Transylvania to remarkable achievements. In the 2022-2023 season, her team achieved a perfect record of 33-0 and secured the NCAA National Championship. During this historic season, they dominated opponents, averaging over a twenty-point differential, scoring more than 70 points per game, while holding their adversaries to under 50 points. The Pioneers also clinched their fifth consecutive Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) title and completed two consecutive years of a perfect regular season.

    Fulks began her head coaching career at Lewis & Clark College. During her 10 years there, her team (also named the Pioneers) posted seven winning seasons and made three consecutive NCAA tournament appearances while attaining a national ranking of fifth in the country. Coach Fulks has been named conference Coach of the Year seven times in her career and coached several academic and athletic All-Americans.

    In addition to coaching, Juli holds a master’s in education degree from Defiance College (2004) and a Ph.D. in leadership studies (2022) from the University of the Cumberlands.

    Breakdown
    1:00 - Run on Transylvania University Basketball
    6:00 - Transformational Leadership
    8:00 - Generational Perspective
    12:00 - Positive Psychology
    14:30 - Common Sense
    18:00 - Evidence Based Stuff
    19:30 - Playing a Team Multiple Times
    22:00 - Reduction Intensity
    24:00 - Positive Framing
    25:32 - 26:28 - Hoopsalytics Ad 3
    26:28 - Endgame Situations
    30:00 - Five Minute Moments
    32:00 - Recovery
    35:00 - Coaching Behaviors
    38:00 - Special Situations
    41:00 - Efficacy
    45:00 - Risk Tolerance
    48:00 - Experiential Things
    51:00 - Conclusion

    Juli Fulks’ Bio:
    Bio/Website: https://transysports.com/staff-directory/juli-fulks/74
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Transy

    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

    • 54 min
    Episode 308: Stas Ovdieienko, War and Basketball

    Episode 308: Stas Ovdieienko, War and Basketball

    Guest: Stas Ovdieienko, Ukrainian Superleague Head Coach
    In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Ukrainian Superleague head coach Stas Ovdieienko joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on war and basketball.

    Stas Ovdieienko is a prominent Ukrainian basketball figure, who has made significant contributions to the sport as a player and coach. Ovdieienko boasts an impressive 17-year career as a professional basketball player. During this time, he achieved significant milestones, including being crowned the champion of Ukraine and securing the Superleague Cup. Transitioning from player to mentor, Ovdieienko spent 2 years as an assistant coach before taking the reins as the head coach of BC Zaporizhzhia in the Ukrainian Superleague.

    However, tragedy struck when the war reached his doorstep—quite literally. Despite his dedication to the sport, the conflict forced him to confront a new reality.

    Stas Ovdieienko’s journey exemplifies resilience, adaptability, and unwavering commitment to basketball, even in the face of adversity and I am grateful to share it with you.

    Breakdown
    1:00 - Ongoing Conflict in Ukraine
    6:00 - Impact of Conflict on Ukraine Basketball
    11:00 - Normality
    12:30 - Leadership
    15:30 - Humor
    16:23 - 17:31 - Hoopsalytics AD 2
    18:30 - Mental Toughness
    21:00 - Solution-Based Coaching Interventions
    26:00 - Talk To Yourself
    28:30 - Team Building
    31:00 - Conclusion

    Stas Ovdieienko’s Bio:
    Bio/Website: https://vk.com/stise
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/prostoj

    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

    • 34 min
    Episode 307: Anthony McClish, Ownership of Decisions, Relationship, and Organization Building

    Episode 307: Anthony McClish, Ownership of Decisions, Relationship, and Organization Building

    Guest: Anthony McClish, G-League Ignite General Manager
    In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, G League Ignite general manager Anthony McClish joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on ownership of decisions, relationships, and organization building.
    Anthony McClish is a distinguished basketball executive with a rich history of accomplishments within the industry. He is the current General Manager of the NBA G League Ignite, a role he began in 2022. Under his guidance, the team experienced significant growth and success, with McClish playing a central role in shaping strategic initiatives, refining player development programs, and fostering an environment conducive to achieving excellence both on and off the court.

    Prior to his tenure with the G League Ignite, McClish served as the General Manager for the Stockton Kings. Within the Sacramento Kings organizations, he honed his expertise as a Basketball Operations Assistant at the Sacramento Kings where he gained invaluable insights into player management, team dynamics, and the intricacies of operational efficiency within a premier basketball franchise.

    McClish started his professional career as an intern with basketball operations with the San Antonio Spurs. He has also served as a consultant with USA Basketball. He holds an Executive MBA in Business Administration and Management from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

    Breakdown
    1:00 - Incredible Questions
    3:30 - Being Confrontational
    7:30 - Mentorship Model
    10:00 - Organic Moments
    12:00 - Team Building
    15:00 - Building Geniune Relationships
    18:00 - Ownership of Decisions
    25:30 - Integrity
    28:07 - 29:14 - Hoopsalytics Ad 1
    29:14 - Nonlinear Development
    31:00 - Life Skills
    35:00 - Coping Strategies
    38:00 - Qualitative/Quantitative Data
    41:00 - Conflict Resolution Perspective
    45:00 - Voicing Concern
    51:00 - Trial and Error
    54:00 - Conclusion

    Anthony McClish’s Bio:
    Bio/Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-mcclish-mba-63626335/

    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 306: Jamy Bechler, Failing Forward, Coachability, and Modern Leadership

    Episode 306: Jamy Bechler, Failing Forward, Coachability, and Modern Leadership

    Guest: Jamy Bechler, Author, Podcast Host, Speaker, and Leadership Consultant
    Author, podcast host, speaker, and leadership consultant Jamy Bechler joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on failing forward, coachability, and modern leadership.

    Jamy Bechler combines his unique experiences as a championship athletic director, college basketball coach, and executive business trainer to help take you and your team's results and leadership to the next level. He is a professional speaker, author, podcast host, and leadership consultant who works with teams ranging from major corporations to the NBA.

    Jamy spent 20 years in organized athletics as a college basketball coach and athletic administrator. He now leads leaders and is a coach to coaches as a team consultant and leadership trainer. He is the host of the popular "Success is a Choice" podcast and is the author of six eBooks and four published books. You can learn more about him at www.JamyBechler.com

    Breakdown
    1:00 - Best Version of Themselves
    6:00 - Concept of Coachability
    11:00 - Players
    13:00 - Filtering the Information
    17:00 - Pursuit of Excellence
    24:00 - Intentional Communication
    26:57 - 28:09 - Hoopsalytics AD
    28:09 - Modern Way of Communicating
    31:00 - Leadership
    36:00 - Looked Back in the Mirror
    41:00 - Moments on the Bench
    44:00 - Sports Team
    46:00 - Bus Trip
    52:30 - Leadership Development
    56:00 - Conclusion

    Jamy Bechler’s Bio:
    Bio/Website: https://jamybechler.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CoachBechler

    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 305: Sherrie Coale, Intention, and the Writing, and Coachign Process

    Episode 305: Sherrie Coale, Intention, and the Writing, and Coachign Process

    Guest: Sherrie Coale, Retired College Coach, and Current Author, Speaker, and Consultant
    In this week's coaching conversation, retired college coach, and current author, speaker, and consultant, Sherri Coale joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on intention, and the writing and coaching process.

    Sherri Coale retired from her position as the head coach of the University of Oklahoma Sooners women’s basketball team in 2021 after serving for 25 years. Currently, she is a writer, speaker, and consultant. Coale’s book, Rooted to Rise, is a collection of essays about people, and her must-read blog titled A Weigh of Life is available at sherricoale.com.

    Coale last appeared on EP28 of the Basketball Podcast. She served as the head coach of the University of Oklahoma Sooners women’s basketball team for 25 years, from 1996 to 2021. During her tenure, her teams won multiple Big 12 championships, qualified for 19 straight NCAA tournaments, and earned their way into three Final Fours. She had the privilege of coaching 4 All-Americans, 14 WNBA draft selections, and a whole bunch of remarkable women who rewarded her still with their lives.

    In addition to working the Oklahoma sideline, Coale participated in USA Basketball as an assistant coach in 2001 and as the head coach in the 2013 World University Games where her squad defeated Russia on their home floor to bring home the gold.

    Breakdown
    1:00 - With Intention
    5:00 - Inspiration to Write
    8:00 - Trusting the Process
    11:00 - Importance of Foundations
    16:00 - Asking Coach
    20:00 - Self Discovery
    26:00 - Story Telling
    27:08 - 28:20 - Hoopsalytics AD
    28:30 - Getting Unstuck
    33:00 - Human Interaction
    38:00 - Being Beside Someone
    44:00 - Asking Great Questions
    49:30 - Retrieval Practice
    52:00 - Conclusion

    Sherrie Coale’s Bio:
    Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherri_Coale
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sherricoale

    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

    • 53 min
    Episode 304: John Krikorian, Game Philosophy, Core Principles, and Foundation Series

    Episode 304: John Krikorian, Game Philosophy, Core Principles, and Foundation Series

    Guest: John Krikorian, Christopher Newport Head Coach
    Christopher Newport head coach John Krikorian shares insights on game philosophy, core principles, and his foundation series.
    Krikorian led Christopher Newport to remarkable success, including its first three Final Four appearances and first National Championship in the 2022-2023 season. Krikorian has led the Captains to nine NCAA Tournaments in 12 seasons, including the last seven tournaments. CNU is the only school in the nation to win at least one game in each of the last seven NCAA tourneys, and Krikorian now has a career mark in tournament games of 23-7. His overall record at CNU is 290-65 (.817) through his first dozen years at the helm. He was named the National Coach of the Year by the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) following his national title in 2023.

    Krikorian’s teams at CNU have won at least 18 games per season since he took over, and have advanced to the conference championship game every year for the last nine seasons in the Capital and Coast-To-Coast Athletic Conference.

    The National Championship team of 2022-2023 tied the school mark for victories with 30, finishing 30-3, and ending the year on a 15-game winning streak. Krikorian’s coaching resume now includes six seasons as an NCAA Division I assistant and 16 as a Division III head coach. His overall head coaching record is 355-107.

    Breakdown
    1:00 - National Championship
    3:30 - Game Competitive Spirit
    6:00 - Cliques and Outliers
    10:00 - Empowering Everyone
    13:00 - Stereotype of Leadership
    18:00 - Risk Tolerance
    22:00 - Empowering Players as Leaders
    25:56 - 27:08 - Hoopsalytics ADS
    27:08 - Breathing Practices
    30:00 - Balance
    32:00 - Foundation Series
    36:00 - Defensive Philosophy
    38:00 - Adjustments on Defense
    41:00 - Drop Coverage
    43:00 - Offensive Philosophy
    45:00 - Spacing Template
    47:00 - Conclusion

    John Krikorian’s Bio:
    Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Krikorian
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-krikorian-96345a183/
     
    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

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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476 Ratings

476 Ratings

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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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