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Episode 69: Scott Morrison, Head Coaching in the NBA Summer League
21st August 2019 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Scott Morrison, Head Coaching in the NBA Summer League Guest: Scott Morrison, Boston Celtic’s Assistant Coach In this week’s coaching conversation, Scott Morrison, an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics, joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss ideas to be a better assistant coach, and lessons from being a head coach in the NBA summer league. On June 21, 2017 Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics head coach named him as an assistant coach. Morrison joined the Celtics after spending the three previous seasons as part of the organization as the head coach of the team’s NBA G-League affiliate, Maine Red Claws. During his remarkable rookie campaign at the helm (2014-15). Morrison led Maine to a franchise record 35-15 record, and the top spot in the NBA D-League Playoffs. His hard work resulted in accolades – Morrison won the Dennis Johnson Coach of the Year Award, given to the top coach in the NBA D-League. Prior to the 2014-15 season, Morrison was with the Red Claws as a player development coach for the 2013-14 campaign.   Breakdown 1:00 - New Perspective of Being an Assistant Coach 3:00 - Approaching the Head Coach with New Insights 4:00 - Approaching Easier as a Head Coach at G-League 6:00 - Balancing the Highs and Lows  7:00 - Knowing he will be the Summer League Head Coach 9:00 - Mindset for his Coaching Staff 11:30 - Challenges in Managing his Coaching Staff 13:00 - Roles for his Coaching Staff 15:00 - Differences between Defensive and Offensive Inbound 19:00 - Freedom as a Head Coach in the Summer League 21:00 - Actionable Ideas 22:00 - Focus and Priorities of his Team 24:00 - How He Develop Culture to the Team 27:00 - Hardest Part of a Rookie Adjusting to the NBA 28:30 - His Hardest Adjustment From College to Pros 30:00 - How He Evaluate Himself as a Coach 32:30 - Relationship Building of his team in Summer League 34:00 - Preparation time in the Summer League 36:00 - Player Development 39:00 - Best Practices For Using Video 41:00 - Team Perspective in Team Film 44:00 - Is Team Film Still Part of the Culture Nowadays? 48:00 - What we don't know about the Boston Celtics 50:00 - Conclusion    Scott Morrison’s Bio Bio: Twitter:    Basketball Immersion Website: Twitter: YouTube: Facebook: See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at