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Episode 232: Becky Bonner, Service Based Player Development and Basketball Operations
Episode 2327th September 2022 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Guest: Becky Bonner, Orlando Magic Director of Player Development and Basketball Operations


Orlando Magic Director of Player Development and Basketball Operations Becky Bonner joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on service-based player development and basketball operations.


In her role with Orlando, Magic Becky drives the personal and professional development of the Orlando Magic players. She performs a wide variety of on-court and off-court tasks, including scouting and player evaluation, implementing facility upgrades, and service inspiring personal and professional growth to help players maximize their NBA careers on and off the court.


Bonner played basketball in college at Stanford University and Boston University before playing professionally in Europe. She has been on the coaching staff at the University of Maryland and the University of Louisville. She worked for the NBA as part of the league’s Basketball Operations International and was in an operations support role for USA Basketball and the national men’s team for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.



1:00 - Introduction

2:00 - Coaching Development and Personal Coaching

6:00 - Openness

9:00 - Future Players

10:27 - 11:09 - Dr. DISH AD

12:00 - Skills Improvement

14:00 - Space Decision Making

17:30 - Defensive Concepts

19:00 - Celebrating The Process

20:30 - Top Tier Players

25:00 - College Experience

26:00 - Importance of Decision Making

27:51 - 28:29 - JUST PLAY ADS

28:00 - Complexity of Defense

30:30 - Veteran Lead Habits

33:00 - Loss and Learning

35:00 - Holistic Development

37:00 - Integrating Mental Skills

39:00 - Conclusion


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