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Episode 103: Jeff Van Gundy, Teaching and Coaching
Episode 1037th April 2020 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Episode 103: Jeff Van Gundy, Teaching and Coaching

Guest: Jeff Van Gundy, Current NBA Analyst, and Former NBA Head Coach 

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, current NBA analyst, and former NBA head coach, Jeff Van Gundy, join the Basketball Podcast to discuss basketball teaching and coaching. Van Gundy joined ESPN in 2007 and is currently an NBA analyst who has called 12 NBA Finals, the most Finals ever for a TV game analyst. He has also recently undertaken nine different USA Basketball assignments since 2017. He has compiled a 15-2 overall record as a USA head coach for a sterling .882 winning percentage.

Van Gundy boasts 18 seasons of NBA coaching experience, including 11 seasons as a head coach for the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets, and seven seasons as an assistant. All tallied, as a head coach he compiled an overall record of 430-318 (.575), and led teams to the NBA playoffs in nine of his 10 full seasons and posted a 44-44 all-time playoff record.


1:00 - Things Learned from Other Coaches

3:00 - Talking about Coach Nick Nurse

5:00 - Advantages of Having Experience in some Leagues

9:00 - Things that Coaches Don't Get Enough Credit For

11:00 - Improvisation

13:00 - Time in Practice

15:00 - Flop

17:00 - Perception and Repetition of the Game

20:00 - Things that are Challenging is good to the Players

23:00 - Right to the Point

24:00 - Playing 1-on-1

26:30 - Practice Less

28:00 - Organize the 1-on-1

33:00 - Overcoming Cultural and Historical Norms in Basketball

35:30 - Learning from International Coaching

37:30 - Ways to bring team back in a very short time

40:00 - Best Methods in Basketball Today

43:30 - Perspective of Coaching his best players more

45:00 - Receiving Feedback

49:00 - Load Management

51:00 - Early Specialization

53:30 - Words to the Parent

55:00 - Summer League

56:30 - Weight Room

58:00 - Sports Science

1:00:00 - Conclusion

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