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Episode 111: Mike Neighbors, Why?
Episode 11112th May 2020 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Episode 111: Mike Neighbors, Why?

Guest: Mike Neighbors, Arkansas Women's Basketball Head Coach 

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Arkansas women's basketball head coach Mike Neighbors joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss why. We dive deep into why he does what he does.

Neighbors enters his third season at the helm of Arkansas, coming off of one of the best and most dynamic seasons in program history, as his 2018-19 Hogs became one of just four Razorback squads since the turn of the century to win at least 22 games.

Known for his offensive philosophy, Neighbors’ 2018-19 squad broke several school records, including most points in a single season, a record that had stood at Arkansas since the 1981-82 season. The Hogs were also lethal from deep, as they made a school-record 296 three-pointers over the course of the season.

Prior to Arkansas, Neighbors guided Washington to four seasons of unprecedented success, highlighted by the 2016 NCAA Final Four and two NCAA Sweet 16 appearances. Named the program’s head coach after two years as an assistant, Neighbors led the Huskies to a 98-41 record that was fueled by three consecutive 23-plus win seasons and included four postseason appearances (3 NCAA, 1 WNIT).


1:00 - Playing with Set Fastbreak Positions

3:00 - Contrarian Thinker

5:00 - Example of one of his Why's

9:30 - It's Marketing

12:00 - Using these colorful words

15:00 - Live Ball Coaching

19:30 - How he actually do Practice

22:00 - Workload Management

26:00 - Setting Team Goals

35:00 - Why he Liked to be called Coach

38:00 - Power

42:30 - Rewarding Effort over Success

47:30 - Organized and Rank Things

53:00 - Talking about Defense

56:00 - Full Court Pressure but Pack line in Half-Court

1:00:00 - Differences of his Shoot-Around 

1:05:00 - Supporting Analytics to what he is saying

1:07:00 - Conclusion

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