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Episode 43: Hanno Mottola, Developing A Program Wide Philosophy
20th February 2019 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Hanno Mottola, Developing A Program Wide Philosophy Guest: Hanno Mottola, Finnish Basketball Coach In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Finnish basketball coach Hanno Möttölä joins the podcast to share ideas to help your program define its playing style. Möttölä shares ideas from his playing and coaching career, as a leading figure in Finnish basketball, to help us to better understand how to run a basketball program. Möttölä has been with the Helsinki Basketball Academy’s as an assistant coach since 2012. In that role he assists with player development, player recruitment, NCAA recruiting and many other roles. He also currently serves as an assistant coach for the Finnish men’s A2 team. As a player, Möttölä became the first Finnish player in the NBA when he played for the Atlanta Hawks, and the first Finn in the Euroleague. He helped lead Utah to the NCAA Final 4 in 1998 playing for Rick Majerus. He was also captain of the national team for 15 years appearing in one World Cup in 2014, and three European Championships (1995, 2011, 2013). Breakdown: 1:00 - Introduction 3:00 - Story of Lauri Markkanen 5:00 - Skipping Fundamentals 6:40 - Steph Curry Effect 10:00 - Working on Lauri's Shooting Form 13:00 - Concept and Process of Brad Steven 15:30 - Finland Basketball 18:00 - Big Mobile Big Guys 19:30 - Controlling The Ball 20:40 - Ball's in The Deny Trailer 23:00 - Forcing Offense to Run Higher 24:10 - Needing a Game Plan for Denial 27:00 - Weak Side Eye 30:00 - Aggressive on the Ball 31:00 - Defending the Post 32:00 - Fronting the Post 35:00 - Transitioning to Offense 37:00 - Unselfish Society 38:00 - Running Ball Screen All The Time 40:00 - Set Plays 42:00 - Cutting Players 44:00 - Implementing Offense 45:00 - Synergy of the Game 47:00 - Lithuania 49:00 - Finland National Team 51:00 - Strategy 55:00 - Final Words   Hanno Mottola’s Bio Bio: Twitter:   Basketball Immersion Website: Twitter: YouTube: Facebook: See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at




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