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Episode 210: Jason Terry, Shaping His Coaching Philosophy From His Coaching Experience
Episode 2106th April 2022 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Guest: Jason Terry, Former NBA player, and current NBA G-League Head Coach


Former NBA player and current NBA G-League head coach Jason Terry joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on shaping his coaching philosophy from his playing experiences.

NBA Champion. NBA Sixth Man of the Year. 19-Year NBA Career. NCAA Champion. Pac-12 Player of the Year.

That is just a start to the list of accolades that former Arizona Wildcats All-American Jason Terry can boast.

19-year NBA veteran brings a wealth of experience and basketball knowledge with him to the Denver Nuggets G League affiliate the Grand Rapids Gold. After wrapping up his prolific playing career in 2018, Terry spent the 2019-20 season as the Assistant General Manager for the G League’s Texas Legends and the 2020-21 season as an assistant coach with his alma mater Arizona Wildcats.

The Atlanta Hawks selected Terry with the 10th overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft and he earned NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors after averaging 19.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.3 steal in his first season in the league. After playing with the Hawks from 1999-2004, he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, where he played from 2004-2012. With the Mavericks, he was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2009 and won an NBA Championship in 2011.

He would go on to play with the Boston Celtics (2012-13), Brooklyn Nets (2013-14), Houston Rockets (2014-16), and the Milwaukee Bucks (2016-18) to close out his professional playing career.

Over the final 14 years of his career, he helped lead his team to the playoffs in 13 seasons. The sharpshooter currently sits in seventh place on the NBA's career 3-point field goals made list with 2,282. Terry finished his career playing in 1,410 career NBA games, a total that ranks ninth in NBA history. The sharp-shooting NBA Champion owns career averages of 13.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists.



1:00 - Why He is Coaching

3:30 - Coaching in G-League and College

6:00 - Best Practices in Managing People

8:30 - Struggles as a Young Player

11:00 - Mentorships

13:00 - Advice to Point Guards

17:00 - What's His Goal

21:00 - Best Way to Correct a Player

23:00 - Balancing Teaching and Coaching

25:00 - Teachings from Kevin McHale

28:00 - X Perspective on Defenders

33:00 - Shaping Philosophy of Coaching

39:00 - Yellers and Screamers

43:00 - Observing The Players

45:00 - Conclusion



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