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Episode 224: Joseph Blair, Accountability, Compassion and A Community Based Approach
Episode 22413th July 2022 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Guest: Joseph Blair, Washington Wizards Assistant Coach


Washington Wizards assistant coach Joseph Blair joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on accountability, compassion and a community based approach.


Joseph Blair has a tremendous basketball résumé, having played for over a decade in Europe and worked as an assistant coach in the NBA, college and G-League. His playing experience saw him play in the NBA, Euroleague and in many other countries and leagues. His coaching experience has led him to three stops with Philadelphia, Minnesota and Washington, and outside of the NBA, coaching in the G-League and in college basketball with Arizona.


Perhaps what distinguishes Blair’s past from other NBA coaches is the unique experience he had during the late 1990s playing for the Harlem Globetrotters.



1:00 - First Game as a Head Coach

4:00 - Playing Career

6:00 - Coaching Perspective

10:00 - Think Outside the Box

13:00 - Compassion

15:00 - Leadership and Accountability

21:00 - Expanding Player's Role

25:00 - Use of Video

27:00 - Struggling Player

32:00 - The Three E's

36:00 - Meaning of Leadership

39:00 - Psychological Safety

43:00 - Community-Based Approach

48:00 - Set Up

52:00 - Expertise

57:00 - Conclusion


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