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Episode 125: Phil Beckner, NBA Shooting and Player Development
Episode 12519th August 2020 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Guest: Phil Beckner, NBA Player Development Coach

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, NBA player development coach Phil Beckner joins the Basketball Podcast.

Phil Beckner is currently a Player Development Consultant for numerous NBA players helping them to perform at their highest level both personally and professionally. Phil also works with several high performing teams, organizations, and businesses, all to help enhance skills and maximize results. In doing so, Phil helps create a blueprint for development improving strategies to ultimately enhance leadership skills.

Prior to that, he spent 2 years at Boise State where he served as an assistant and then associate head coach. While at Boise State, Phil was part of 2 consecutive 20-win seasons, 2 NIT appearances, and was instrumental in the development of the 2018 NBA first-round Draft pick Chandler Hutchison (#22 Chicago Bulls).

Phil has been a collegiate coach for 10 seasons, plus one year as an assistant coach at the professional level. Before arriving at Boise State, he spent one season at Nebraska, and one season on staff with the Oklahoma City Blue, the NBA D-League affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder.


1:00 - Difference between a Coach and Trainer

3:00 - Training Sessions

5:00 - Process of who you Choose to Work with

9:30 - Player's Progress

12:00 - Normalize Lillard's Success

14:00 - Philosophies on Improving Player's Shooting

16:00 - Communication

19:00 - Working on Shooting

20:30 - Extending Player's Shooting Range

26:00 - Hard Last Dribble

30:00 - Providing Feedback to a Shooter

32:00 - Start with an Intention

36:00 - Real Barrier

39:00 - Periodization Process

42:30 - Extending Range for Some Players

45:00 - Most Common Hurdles in Developing a Player

49:00 - Player Development

51:00 - Incorporating Decision Making

52:00 - Conclusion

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