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Episode 241: Tom Hovasse, 5-Out Style of Play and Japanese Basketball
Episode 2419th November 2022 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Guest: Tom Hovasse, Japan National Men’s Team Head Coach


Japan National Men's Team head coach Tom Hovasse joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on the 5-Out offense style of play and Japanese Basketball.


During his career as head coach of the Japanese women’s basketball team, Tom Hovasse did what no one thought possible, leading the team to silver at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Tom is now channeling his skills into coaching the Japanese men’s team.


Tom played college basketball at Penn State and played professionally from 1989 to 2001, including a brief stint with the Atlanta Hawks and 10 seasons for teams in Japan.

He also served as assistant coach to the Japanese national team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where the Japan team made it as far as the quarterfinals.



1:00 - Japan Women's Team Success

3:00 - Adapting 5-Out System

5:00 - Mirroring

8:30 - Creating Gaps

13:00 - Calling Plays

16:00 - Freedom From Choice

18:00 - Overload Spacing

21:00 - Screens

24:00 - 24:46 - Membership Sales Ads

25:00 - Tagging Up Concept

28:00 - Offensive Rebounding System

32:00 - Putting in Long Hours

36:00 - Following Structure

41:00 - Best Roster

44:00 - Conclusion


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