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Episode 193: Shawn Dennis, Timeouts, D4 Principles, and Tagging Up
Episode 1938th December 2021 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Guest: Shawn Dennis, Nagoya Diamond Dolphins Head Coach 


Nagoya Diamond Dolphins head coach Shawn Dennis joins the Basketball Podcast to timeout effectiveness, D4 penetration reaction principles, tagging up and so much more.


Shawn Dennis has coached in the Japanese professional basketball league called the Japan B League since the 2016-17 season. The 2016 Australian NBL Coach of the Year with the Townsville Crocodiles has considerable experience coaching in Australia and New Zealand prior to his first coaching position in Japan as an assistant coach with the Link Tochigi Brex. His first head coaching position in Japan came the next season as he joined the Shiga Lakestars.


Dennis, who played 197 games in the NBL for Newcastle and Hobart before coaching becoming a head coach in the NBL with both the Newcastle Falcons and Townsville. He has experience at all levels of Australian Basketball but has also coached in New Zealand. Dennis was previously the New Zealand National Women’s Basketball Team Head Coach and won a New Zealand NBL Championship and the league’s coach of the year honor with the Hawkes Bay Hawks.



1:00 -  Coaching in a Different Culture

6:00 - Getting Out of Comfort Zone

9:00 - Improving Timeout Effectiveness

12:00 - FilmingTimeouts

16:00 - Reading Emotions

19:00 - Who Can Talk During Timeouts

26:00 - Defensive Transition

34:00 - Emphasis on Reducing Turnovers

38:00 - Playing Off Two Feet

42:30 - Peel Switching

48:30 - Building Shared Culture

56:00 - Conclusion


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