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Episode 261: John Rillie, A Storied Franchise, A Top Offense, and Coaching Experience
Episode 26129th March 2023 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Guest: John Rillie, Perth Wildcats Head Coach

Perth Wildcats head coach John Rillie joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on a storied franchise, a top offense, and coaching experiences that have shaped his philosophy.

John Rillie played 16 seasons in the NBL between 1995 and 2010 before embarking on a coaching career in the United States college system. Rillie has also been an assistant coach for the Australian Boomers, helping guide the Boomers to the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics. In 481 NBL games, Rillie averaged 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.1 steals per game. From 1997 to 2004, Rillie was a member of the Australian Boomers. He represented Australia at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Rillie played his college basketball at Gonzaga and joined Boise State head coach Leon Rice's staff in 2010. In 2017, he was hired as an assistant coach for the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. After his first season with the Gauchos, he was promoted to associate head coach.


1:00 - Points Per Possession

3:00 - Scaling

6:00 - Cues on Rolls

9:00 - Pro System

12:00 - Watching Film

13:30 - Low Turnovers and High Assists

16:00 - Ball Reversal

19:30 - Making the Decision to Cut

23:00 - Ideal Preference

25:04 - 25:39 - BI AD Jan 2023

27:30 - Game Wraps

30:00 - Recruiting College Players to Pro

33:00 - Evaluations

35:00 - Interactive Conversations

38:00 - Development Plans

41:00 - Tokyo Olympics Highlights

44:00 - Type of Interactions

45:30 - Concept of a Routine

49:30 - Improving this Off-Season

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