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Episode 171: Will Weaver, An Interview with Chris Oliver on Coaching and Coach Development
Episode 1717th July 2021 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Guest: Will Weaver, Houston Rockets Assistant Coach


In this week's coaching conversation, Houston Rockets assistant coach Will Weaver joins the Basketball Podcast to interview Basketball Immersion founder and creative director, Chris Oliver, on coaching and coach development.


Will Weaver is currently an assistant coach for the Houston Rockets. After a few years as a coaching assistant in the NCAA, Weaver was hired to coach alongside Brett Brown with the Philadelphia 76ers and eventually landed under Kenny Atkinson with the Brooklyn Nets in 2016. Weaver went on to be the head coach of the Nets’ G-League affiliate, the Long Island Nets, and took them to the Finals in the 2018-19 season while winning Coach of the Year.


Weaver was also previously head coach of the Sydney Kings in the NBL (Australian league) and led the team to the league’s best record (20-8) and into the NBL Grand Final.


Chris Oliver is the founder of Basketball Immersion, The Basketball Podcast and Immersion Videos.


As an expert in basketball decision training, he coaches, trains, and mentors coaches to maximize their players’ potential and enjoyment of practices and games. What he is most passionate about in his work is sharing evidence-based coaching ideas that can stimulate your coaching to get better results. The goal is to improve your players’ retention and transfer of the things you teach to their performance.



1:00 - Introduction

2:00 - Integration

6:00 - Sports Psychology

12:00 - Constraints

16:00 - Position of Authority

20:00 - Conceptual Offense

24:00 - On Air Training

32:00 - Coach Development

37:00 - Professional Growth

46:00 - Learning from Different Approaches

52:00 - Innovation

55:00 - Learning from Basketball Immersion

1:00:00 - Role Models

1:02:00 - Teaching

1:06:00 - Sharing Through the Podcast

1:08:00 - Conclusion

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