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Episode 139: David Nurse, Optimization and Player Development
Episode 13925th November 2020 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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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.


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

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