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Episode 226: Chase Buford, Building a Program Environment, Defense and Offense
Episode 22627th July 2022 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Guest: Chase Buford, Sydney Kings Head Coach 


Sydney Kings head coach Chase Buford joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on building a program through creating an effective environment, defense, and offense.


Buford was hired as the head coach of the Sydney Kings of the NBL in June 2021. In May 2022 the Kings won the 2021-22 Australian NBL Championship. He played college basketball at Kansas, where he was a part of their 2008 NCAA Tournament-winning team. Buford has also been the head coach of the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League.


Buford began his basketball career as a regional scout with the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA before being promoted to video intern. He went on to be the coordinator of player development for the Chicago Bulls from 2015 to 2017 before becoming an assistant for the Erie Bayhawks, the G League affiliate of the Hawks in 2017. He was named an assistant for the Delaware Blue Coats, the G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers in 2018



1:00 - Enriching Your Environment

4:00 - Controlling Environment

6:30 - Controlling Messaging

8:00 - Shaping The Program

13:30 - Square Stance

14:48 - 15:41 - DR. DISH ADS

17:00 - Scout

23:30 - Ball Being Square

27:00 - Measuring Defense

29:00 - Measuring Offense

32:00 - Flow Emphasis

34:00 - Spacing and Counters

35:03 - 35:41 - JUST PLAY ADS

37:00 - Habits on Defense

39:00 - Stopping Practice

41:00 - Challenges

43:00 - Kick Concept

46:00 - Holding Accountable to NBA Players

48:00 - Fred Holberg

53:00 - Josh Longstaff

56:00 - Familiarity


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