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Episode 231: Kyra Elzy, Commit To It Goals and Being Built Different
Episode 23131st August 2022 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Kentucky head coach Kyra Elzy joins the Basketball Podcast to share insights on commit to it goals and being built different.


Kyra Elzy has spent more than a decade building the Kentucky women’s basketball program into a national power. For eight seasons she served as an assistant coach and an associate head coach for the Wildcats before being named the eighth head coach in program history in 2020. UK Athletics


In just two seasons as the head coach, she has crafted an unprecedented resume. Kyra Elzy became the first head coach in program history to lead Kentucky to back-to-back NCAA Tournaments in their first two seasons. This past season Elzy led Kentucky to its second SEC Tournament title in program history, and its first since 1982, when it defeated No. 1 South Carolina. The national prominence of Kentucky women’s basketball over the last decade has been a direct reflection of Elzy’s leadership. Elzy helped produce the program’s first ever No. 1 WNBA Draft pick in Rhyne Howard, who was taken first overall by the Atlanta Dream.



1:00 - Introduction

3:30 - Structured Scripted Time

5:00 - Winning Tools

7:30 - Defense and Three-Point Shooting

9:00 - Dominoes

14:00 - Top 3 Analytics

16:30 - Through Contact

18:00 - First Wave Concept

19:04 - 19:43 - JUST PLAY AD

20:00 - Pattern Defense

22:00 - Switch Horns

24:00 - Non Pattern

26:30 - Disruptive on Defense

29:00 - 2-3 Zone Stuffs

31:30 - Play and Survive

35:00 - Role in Loyalty

36:29 - 37:12 - DR. DISH AD

37:00 - SEC Tournament Final

40:00 - Special Segments of Practice

43:00 - Time Constraints

45:00 - Conclusion


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