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Episode 201: Noelle Quinn, Transition to Coaching and Seattle Storm Offense
Episode 2012nd February 2022 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Guest: Noelle Quinn, Seattle Storm Head Coach


Seattle Storm head coach Noelle Quinn joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on the transition from playing to coach, and the Seattle Storm offensive concepts.


Noelle Quinn joined the Storm coaching staff in 2019 following her first championship as a player in 2018 with the storm. Quinn has won a WNBA championship as a player and coach and has also been recently named an assistant coach with the Canadian National Women’s Team, as well as previously serving as the head coach of the girls’ basketball team at Bishop Montgomery High School during the WNBA offseason


For the 2020 season, Storm head coach Dan Hughes was forced to sit out the season for medical reasons. Gary Kloppenburg became head coach for the season, and Quinn was promoted to associate head coach, where she concentrated on the offense, while Kloppenburg focused on the defense. Seattle won the 2020 WNBA championship.


Since 2016, Noelle Quinn has been the head coach of the girls’ basketball team at Bishop Montgomery High School during the WNBA offseason. She was a star there, having led the Lady Knights to four California state championships, three regional championships, and three division championships. She was also a McDonald’s All-American and is the only player in school history to have had her jersey retired.


As a player, Noelle Quinn attended college at UCLA and graduated in 2007. Following her collegiate career, she was selected 4th overall in the 2007 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx. Quinn played for many WNBA teams including the Minnesota Lynx, Los Angeles Sparks, Washington Mystics, Phoenix Mercury and the Seattle Storm and for Botaş SK of the Turkish Women's Basketball League.



1:00 - Player to Coach Transition

3:00 - Appreciation from Coaching

5:00 - Heart to Heart Space

9:00 - Coach Players Like Pros

13:00 - Accountability

16:00 - Coaching High-Level Players

18:30 - Running The Play

21:00 - Legacy

23:00 - Challenges

27:00 - Developing Players as a Leader

30:00 - Seattle Storm Offense

33:30 - Fake Handoff Cues

35:30 - Open Ball Screens

38:00 - Single Double Action

42:00 - Transition and Analytics

46:00 - Greatest Area For Growth

48:00 - Conclusion


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