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Episode 229: Scott Roth, Coaching A New Franchise with A Lifetime of Experience
Episode 22917th August 2022 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Guest: Scott Roth, Tasmania JackJumpers Head Coach


Tasmania JackJumpers head coach Scott Roth joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights coaching a new franchise with a lifetime of experience.


In the JackJumper's first year in the NBL, the team outperformed all expectations, finishing fourth in the regular season before defeating Melbourne United in the semi-finals, progressing all the way to the grand final, losing in three games to the Sydney Kings. Roth was also awarded 'Coach of the Year for his efforts in his debut season and won the faith of his team, fanbase, and the league at large. 


Roth enjoyed a playing career that saw him play 160 games in the NBA, as well as successful stints across Europe. He played games with the Utah Jazz, San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves. As an NBA coach, he served as an assistant coach for the Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors, and Detroit Pistons, before a season each in Europe and the NBA G-League ultimately led to him joining the Perth Wildcats for their 2020 NBL championship campaign.



1:00 - Introduction

2:30 - Tasmania

5:30 - Team Building Philosophy

7:30 - Blank Canvas

10:30 - Around Younger People

12:45 - 13:23 - JUST PLAY ADS

14:00 - Figuring Out Who He Is

16:00 - Limitations of Being in the NBA

21:30 - European Influence

24:00 - Perimeter Type Attack

27:30 - Identifying Switch

30:00 - Butter Time

30:18 - 31:01 - DR. DISH ADS

33:00 - Scouting Reports

36:00 - European Type Defense

39:00 - Advance Scout

43:00 - Different National Programs

46:00 - Advice to Coaches


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