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