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Episode 114: LaVall Jordan, The Butler Way
Episode 1142nd June 2020 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Episode 114: LaVall Jordan, The Butler Way

Guest: LaVall Jordan, Butler Basketball Head Coach

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Butler head coach LaVall Jordan joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the Butler Way. Packline defense concepts and the teaching process are covered.

Jordan, who helped Butler to conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances as both a player and an assistant coach has his tenure at the helm of the Butler program off to a great start. He has a pair of 20-win seasons and two post season appearances. 

Jordan is a former head coach of Milwaukee, as well as assistant coach at Michigan, Iowa, and Butler. In six seasons as an assistant coach under Michigan head coach John Beilein, Michigan advanced to the NCAA Tournament each year except 2015, won Big Ten Conference regular season championships in 2012 and 2014 and appeared in the Elite 8 in 2014 and the National Championship in 2013.


1:00 - Defense and Defensive Identity

4:00 - Defending the Three-Point Line

6:00 - Closeout

8:00 - One-on-One Defensive Mentality

12:00 - Butler One-on-One Sessions

14:00 - Off-season Sessions

16:00 - Value of Simplicity

20:00 - Outside of Transition Defense

22:00 - Defensive Transition Drills

24:30 - His Playing Career

25:40 - 26:40 - ARMCHAIR MEDIA BetOnline AD

27:00 - Help Improving Players Offensively and Defensively

29:00 - Listening to Podcasts

33:00 - Adjustments on Defense

36:30 - Defensive Calls he used

38:30 - Zone Defense

40:00 - Factors on Baseline Inbound Defense

42:00 - Importance of In-Depth Defense

43:00 - Importance of Mental Cues to Players

46:00 - Asks Questions for Clarity

48:00 - Sideline Inbound

50:00 - Talking about Feedback

52:00 - Conclusion

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