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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. A member of the Armchair Media Network.

    Episode 140: Jack Owens, Program Building and Offensive Transition

    Episode 140: Jack Owens, Program Building and Offensive Transition

    Guest: Jack Owens, Miami University Basketball Head Coach




    In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Miami University head coach Jack Owens joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss building a program and transition and half-court defense.




    Jack Owens is the current head coach at the University of Miami Ohio. He was hired in 2018 and began to make a positive impact immediately. In his first season, Miami won 16 games and made their first post-season appearance in nearly a decade. He has continued to build the program by having a top recruiting class in the MAC conference. Throughout the past two seasons, he has helped develop that talent into All-conference players while having success in the MAC conference.




    Before Miami Owens was an assistant and an associate head coach at Purdue. He was a part of the staff for nine years over the course of 2008-2017. During this time, Purdue averaged 23 wins a year and was consistently a top 25 ranked team. Coach Owens was heavily involved with the development of a number of NBA draft picks. Some of the most notable names Owens helped develop are Carsen Edwards, Caleb Swanigan, Aj Hammons, and Robbie Hummel.




    Jack Owens also was an assistant coach at Southern Illinois for 5 years. In his time there he helped lead the team to a 25-5 record and multiple NCAA Tournament berths. Owens also coached SIU to an NCAA Sweet 16 which is the furthest in the program's history.




    Owens has an incredible track record in his young coaching career. This includes 14 postseason appearances, 11 NCAA Tournament berths, and 4 trips to the Sweet 16. Jack has proven to be successful no matter the challenge and is an emerging coach to look out for this college basketball season.




    Breakdown

    1:00 - First Steps

    4:30 - Developing Relationships

    8:00 - Forming Better Relationships

    13:00 - Tweaking his Current Program

    17:00 - Balancing Priorities as a Head Coach

    23:00 - Recruitment

    26:00 - General Outline of their Defense

    30:00 - Offensive Rebound

    34:00 - Recover to Help

    37:00 - Take Away Rhythm Threes

    39:30 - His Closeout Philosophy

    42:30 - Philosophy in the Full and Half Court

    45:00 - Automatics

    47:30 - Tight Curls

    51:00 - Offense and Player Development

    53:00 - Playing Hard and Smart




    Jack Owens’ Bio:

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

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/miamicoacho




    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




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    • 58 min
    Episode 139: David Nurse, Optimization and Player Development

    Episode 139: David Nurse, Optimization and Player Development

    Guest: David Nurse, Life Optimization Coach




    In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, life optimization coach David Nurse joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss optimization and player development.




    David Nurse is an NBA life and optimization coach, future bestselling author, and a worldwide motivational speaker. As a former professional basketball player (both international and domestic) and a coach for the Brooklyn Nets, David has personally helped over 150 NBA players with their personal and professional development both on and off the court. He has been invited to speak in over 50 different countries on the topics of overall personal development, confidence building, leadership, and motivational growth.




    David’s new book, Pivot & Go is a compelling, hands-on blueprint to changing course and leading the life you want to live—today.




    In this energizing, adventurous, and actionable guide, David Nurse, a renowned optimization and life coach of more than 150 NBA players and CEOs, outlines a clear 29-day plan; not to living the life, but to live your absolute best life.




    His key is making mindset pivots, ones that allow you to shift your perspective by incremental, but profoundly powerful, degrees. Focusing on redefining success, failure, passion, joy, and confidence, Pivot & Go is here to help you find your genuine rhythm—one that will carry you through each chapter of life with energy and the ability to make the most of every day.




    Breakdown

    1:00 - What is a Life Coach

    3:00 - Habits

    7:00 - Changing NBA Player's Habits 

    10:00 - On and Off the Court Routine

    14:00 - Positive Thought Process

    18:00 - Habit Changes

    20:30 - Changing Struggles

    25:30 - Serve

    29:00 - Changing Negative Thoughts

    31:30 - Dealing with Player's Ego

    34:30 - Changing Routines

    38:00 - Sharing Experience

    40:00 - Swag Real

    42:30 - Roadblocks Along the Way

    46:00 - Importance of Educating Players

    49:00 - Player's Physical Training




    David Nurse’ Bio:

    Bio: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-nurse-0a334a35

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidNurseNBA

    Website: http://davidnurse.com/




    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




    BetOnline Website:

    Website: www.betonline.ag




    Best in the West Video Series

    Best in the West Website: http://bestinthewestclinic.com/

    • 55 min
    Episode 138: Sergio Scariolo, The Euroleague, NBA, Spanish Development, Coaching, and the Spain Pick and Roll

    Episode 138: Sergio Scariolo, The Euroleague, NBA, Spanish Development, Coaching, and the Spain Pick and Roll

    Guest: Sergio Scariolo, Spanish National Team Head Coach and Toronto Raptors Assistant Coach




    In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Spanish National Team head coach and Toronto Raptors assistant coach Sergio Scariolo joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the EuroLeague, NBA, Spanish development, coaching, and Spain pick and roll.




    Scariolo started his coaching career in the early 1980s, as the assistant head coach of Brescia, and then Pesaro In 1990, after returning to Pesaro, Scariolo won the Italian national league title, at age 29. In the following year, he moved to the Italian 2nd Division with Desio. In 1993, he was again in the Italian 1st Division, as the head coach of Fortitudo Bologna, where he remained until 1997. In that year, he moved to Spain, to TAU Vitoria, where he won the Spanish King's Cup and made it to the final of the Spanish national league. In 1999, Scariolo was hired by Real Madrid, which he immediately led to winning the Spanish national league title. 




    From 2003 to 2007, Scariolo was the head coach of the Spanish club Unicaja. In five seasons with the club, he was able to win the Spanish League championship, the Spanish King's Cup, and made it to the 2007 EuroLeague Final Four.




    From 2008 to 2010, Scariolo was the head coach of the Russian club Khimki Moscow Region. Starting with the 2011-12 season, he became the head coach of the Italian League club EA7 Milan. In June, he became the head coach of Laboral Kutxa.




    He was fired after the end of the 2013–14 season, and then dedicated all of his time to coaching just the senior Spanish national team. While the head coach of the senior Spanish national team, Scariolo won the gold medal at the EuroBasket 2009, EuroBasket 2011 and EuroBasket 2015, and the bronze medal at EuroBasket 2017. He also won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics and the bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. He also coached Spain at the 2010 FIBA World Championship. In 2019, Scariolo led Spain to victory in the FIBA Basketball World Cup.




    In July 2018, he was hired by the Toronto Raptors as an assistant coach, aiding them to win their first NBA championship.




    Breakdown

    1:00 - Euroleague National Team Experience

    3:00 - Coaching in the NBA

    7:00 - Comparing Euroleague and the NBA

    11:00 - Different Sets in NBA and Euroleague

    14:00 - Spanish Basketball Success

    18:00 - Technical, Tactical Philosophy

    22:30 - A,B, and C Plan

    27:00 - Game Day Adjustments

    29:00 - Allowing Players having Freedom

    33:30 - Process of Stopping to craft

    36:30 - Defending Opinion

    38:30 - Pick and Roll Decision Making

    40:00 - Preferred Back Screen Angle

    43:30 - Wrinkles

    46:00 - Spain Pick and Roll

    50:00 - Switch Process

    52:30 - Important Lessons as a Coach

    54:00 - Conclusion




    Sergio Scariolo’s Bio:

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

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sergioscariolo




    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




    BetOnline Website:

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    Best in the West Video Series

    Best in the West Website: http://bestinthewestclinic.com/

    • 58 min
    Episode 137: Simon Gerszberg, Optimizing a Player and Teams’ Shot Selection

    Episode 137: Simon Gerszberg, Optimizing a Player and Teams’ Shot Selection

    Guest: Simon Gerszberg, Founder and CEO of ShotQuality




    In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, founder and CEO of ShotQuality Simon Gerszberg joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss optimizing a player and teams’ shot selection.




    Simon Gerszberg, a data analyst for Colgate Basketball, founded a product that calculates the quality of shots on a play-by-play basis. The goal of the website is to create actual change for coaches by optimizing their player and teams’ shot selection. www.shotquality.com is now used by over 40 NCAA teams and over 5 NBA teams.




    Shot Quality is calculated by multiplying the percent chance a shot has of going in, i.e. the probability that the basket is made and the type of shot, denoted by the no. of points that shot entails - either a 2-pointer or a 3-pointer.




    Over 90 disparate variables are incorporated to output the overall ShotQuality. The most important aspect of calculating ShotQuality is computing the individual player's shot-making ability, and there are a plethora of factors involved in quantifying this.




    Breakdown

    1:00 - Why ShotQuality.com

    3:00 - Calculating Shot Quality

    5:00 - Independent of the Outcome

    7:30 - Creating Paralysis by Analysis

    11:30 - Game Strategy

    14:30 - Shot Quality Defense

    16:30 - Quality of Opponent Affecting Metrics

    20:00 - Conversation about Player Development

    24:00 - Improving Shot Quality

    28:00 - Evaluating Shot Selection into Intuition

    31:00 - Dribble Threes

    33:30 - High School Coaches on Shot Quality

    36:00 - Offense vs Defense on Shot Selection

    40:00 - Assessment of Coaches

    42:00 - Pythagorean Theory Expectation

    44:00 - Unconventional Offensive Philosophy

    48:00 - Quality Rebounders

    51:00 - Conclusion




    Simon Gerszberg’s Bio:

    Bio: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-gerszberg

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/shot_quality

    Email: simon@shotquality.com

    Contact Number: 914-715-5337




    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




    BetOnline Website:

    Website: www.betonline.ag




    Best in the West Video Series

    Best in the West Website: http://bestinthewestclinic.com/

    • 55 min
    Episode 136: John Tauer, Applying Psychology to Coaching

    Episode 136: John Tauer, Applying Psychology to Coaching

    Guest: John Tauer, University of St. Thomas Head Coach




    In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, University of St. Thomas head coach and Psychology Professor John Tauer joins the Basketball Podcast to share ideas on applying psychology to coaching. Coach Tauer, discusses psychology, motivation, youth sports, parents and so much more.




    Over the last 13 years, St. Thomas' winning percentage ranks near the top of Division III, with a 313-66 record (.820 win %), including a 220-38 slate against conference opponents and four 30 win seasons. Tauer has twice been named a Division III National Coach of the Year -- in 2013 by Basketball Times, and in 2016 by both the National Basketball Coaches' Association and by D3 News. Tauer also has received West Region Coach of the Year in five in his seasons and five MIAC Coach of the Year Awards.




    Among Division III men's coaches, Tauer was the second-fastest in history to 200 victories and is believed to have won more games in his first five seasons than any coach in Division III history. His .808 win percentage ranks first among active Division III coaches, and in the top five among all active NCAA men's coaches.




    Tauer’s first nine Tommie teams have compiled a 211-50 overall mark (.808 win clip). Tauer's winning percentage ranks in the top five of all 1,000-plus NCAA coaches, and he is the only coach at any level with both an NCAA championship trophy and a winning percentage above .800. His record includes a 160-33 record against conference opponents, an 8-for-9 run in MIAC regular-season championships (solo or shared), and a 15-6 record in the NCAA tournament.




    Tauer was the first MIAC coach to sweep conference and playoff championships in each of his first two seasons as head coach. He’s also the lone conference individual -- and one of a small number of coaches nationally -- to have played in, been an assistant coach, and been a head coach at the Division III Final Four. In addition, he is the first MIAC coach to win regular-season titles in each of his first six seasons.




    Breakdown

    1:00 - Offensive Success

    3:00 - How to Reduce Turnover

    5:30 - How they Practice as a Team

    8:00 - Intrinsic Motivation and offensive Philosophy

    11:00 - Journals in Psychology

    16:00 - Dealing with Parents

    21:00 - Learning how to be Resilient

    24:00 - Dealing with Difficult Parents

    27:00 - How Athletes Cope with Stress 

    31:00 - Roles and Ideal Performance

    36:00 - Danger of Generalization

    40:00 - Ability to be Creative

    47:00 - Finding the Balance

    53:00 - Dealing with Playing Time

    58:00 - Parents at Practice

    1:02:00 - Character Build

    1:07:00 - Peer Rankings 

    1:09:00 - Noticing Success of Players

    1:14:00 - Strategies on Addressing Struggling Players

    1:19:00 - Conclusion




    John Tauer’s Bio:

    Bio: https://www.tommiesports.com/sports/mbball/roster/coaches/johnny-tauer/142

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyTauer




    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




    BetOnline Website:

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    Best in the West Video Series

    Best in the West Website: http://bestinthewestclinic.com/

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 135: Dennis Gates, 10 Ways to Teach, 10 Ways to Learn

    Episode 135: Dennis Gates, 10 Ways to Teach, 10 Ways to Learn

    Guest: Dennis Gates, Cleveland State Head Coach




    In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Cleveland State head coach Dennis Gates joins the Basketball Podcast to share his philosophy around teaching and learning with ten ways to teach and ten ways to learn. In just one year Coach Gates has revived a Cleveland State program.




    In Coach Gates’ first year at the helm of the Vikings, Cleveland State won seven league games which is the most since the 2014-15 season. The program won three consecutive non-conference games for the first time since the 2014-15 season. Following his efforts in his first season, Gates has rewarded a share of the Horizon League Coach of the Year after Cleveland State won seven games in Horizon League play, the most for the school in five years. Gates is only the second head coach in Cleveland State history to be named Horizon League Coach of the Year




    Gates, who owns 16 years of Division I coaching experience, has spent the previous eight seasons on Leonard Hamilton’s staff at Florida State. Gates’ tenure at Florida State mirrored the Seminoles rise to national prominence. With Gates on the staff, the Seminoles played in four NCAA Tournaments, advanced to the Elite Eight of the 2018 NCAA Tournament, and advanced to the Sweet 16 in both 2012 and 2019.




    Gates began his career as a coaching assistant with the Los Angeles Clippers as a skill development coach during the 2002-03 season. He worked with a collection of players that included 10 prospects with three, or fewer, years of experience including future All-Stars Elton Brand and Lamar Odom.




    Gates has learned from some of basketball’s all-time great coaches including Hamilton who ranks as one of the top 10 all-time winningest coaches in ACC history. He played, and coached, under Braun at Cal, Tom Crean at Marquette, Ricardo Patton at Northern Illinois, and David Carter at Nevada.




    Breakdown

    1:00 - Masters in Adult Education

    5:00 - Objective Learning

    9:00 - Solutions

    11:00 - Visual Learning

    16:00 - Inquiry-Based Learning

    19:00 - Concept of Asking Question

    22:00 - Leading Into Discussion

    25:00 - Reflective Learning

    30:00 - Student-Led Learning

    32:30 - Leader

    35:00 - Experimental Learning

    39:00 - Games as Experiment

    45:00 - Corrective Learning

    49:00 - Observation learning

    52:30 - Proactive Discipline

    56:00 - Conclusion




    Dennis Gates’s Bio:

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

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/coachdgates




    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




    BetOnline Website:

    Website: www.betonline.ag




    Best in the West Video Series

    Best in the West Website: http://bestinthewestclinic.com/

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