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Episode 27: Bryan Gates on Offense and Defense
7th November 2018 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Bryan Gates on Offense and Defense Guest: Bryan Gates, Sacramento Kings Assistant Coach In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Sacramento Kings assistant coach Bryan Gates joins the podcast to discuss NBA player development, offense and defense. Bryan Gates enters his tenth season in the NBA and third season in his return to Sacramento after serving as an assistant coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves last season and the previous five seasons in a similar capacity with the New Orleans Pelicans. He entered the NBA coaching ranks with the Kings during the 2009-10 season following a highly-successful three-year stint as a head coach in the NBA D-League with the Idaho Stampede.   Breakdown: 1:00 - Introduction 2:00 - Making Shooting Drills More Random 3:00 - NBA Players don't like to Pass in Shooting Drills 5:00 - Knowing Coach Gates 6:00 - The Shot Clock 7:00 - Guard Your Man 8:00 - Closeouts Stands and Controlling the Ball for a Second 9:30 - Value Your man and Understanding on the Offensive End 11:00 - Closeouts 13:00 - "Quicking" 14:30 - "3 feet" and Controlling the Ball for the First Second 15:30 - Arrive on a Catch 16:30 - One-way Closeouts 17:30 - In Denial Teams One Pass Away 20:00 - "You can't catch every raindrops" 21:00 - Defensive Guy 23:00 - Whispers in His Head 25:00 - Passing Drill in the NBA 27:00 - Passing Concepts 28:30 - Having a 5-and-0 Practice 30:00 - NBA are more Player Driven than Coach Driven 31:00 - Compete at a Higher Level at Practice 33:00 - Never Post Time on Practice 34:00 - Ideas of Being an Assistant Coach in the NBA 35:00 - Write Head Coach a Note, Text, Email 36:00 - Best Assistant Coach is Trying to help Head Coaches 37:30 - Helping Head Coach as Possible 38:00 - Assistant Coaches to Coach a Game 40:0 - Conclusion   Bryan Gates’ Bio Bio:   Basketball Immersion Website: Twitter: YouTube: Facebook: See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at