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Episode 57: Bruce Weber, Kansas State Defensive Concepts
29th May 2019 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Bruce Weber, Kansas State Defensive Concepts Guest: Bruce Weber, Kansas State Wildcats Basketball Head Coach In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, one of the winningest active Division I coaches with over 450 career wins and 13 NCAA Tournament appearances to his credit, Bruce Weber joins the basketball podcast to discuss defensive concepts. Weber has guided the Wildcats to 20-win seasons and NCAA Tournament appearances five times during his tenure, including consecutive 25-win campaigns the past two seasons for the first time in school history. K-State recorded its first 25-win season in five years and made its 12th trip to the Elite Eight in 2017-18 then followed it with another 25-win campaign and a third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2018-19. The school is one of just 24 nationally, including 15 in power conferences, to win at least 25 games in each of the last two seasons. He is the first Wildcat head coach to lead the program to multiple 25-win seasons (three).   Breakdown 1:00 - Culture of Effort 2:40 - Flexible, Continue to Change, Believing Defense 4:00 - Things That Helped Them Build the Culture of Effort 5:30 - Keys to his Defensive Success 7:00 - His Defensive Players 8:40 - Practice 10:00 - Jailbreak and Jammer Bumper 12:30 - How Spred You Want your Defense? 14:00 - Defensive Side Pressure 16:00 - Defending the Post 18:20 - Change in Ball Screens 20:15 - FlatHeads 22:00 - Change in Transition Defense 23:50 - Talk 25:00 - Quick Drag Screen out of Transition 26:00 - Beat the Best Teams in the League 28:00 - Ability to be Flexible in Every Game 31:00 - Things that Changed Him in Coaching 34:00 - Conclusion   Bruce Weber’s Bio Bio: Twitter:   Basketball Immersion Website: Twitter: YouTube: Facebook: See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at