Sep 19, 2018
Tab Baldwin, Lessons From a Lifetime of Coaching
Guest: Coach Tab Baldwin, Ateneo De Manila Basketball Head Coach
In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Coach Tab Baldwin will joins the podcast. Tab Baldwin is an American-New Zealand basketball coach who currently serves as the team consultant for the Manila based PBA team, Talk N Text, and the head coach of the Ateneo Blue Eagles basketball team of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines. Coach Baldwin has coached professionally for 37 years including stints with 5 national teams: Malaysia, New Zealand, Lebanon and Jordan.
His most notable career highlight would certainly be the final four performance of his NZ Tall Blacks national team at the 2002 FIBA World Championships. This utterly unheralded team shocked the basketball world with this placing and propelled Coach Baldwin into the professional coaching ranks in Europe and ultimately a total of 10 countries.
1:00 - Introduction
2:00 - How Coach Tab's Life Experiences moved him Across the world to be a Successful Coach
4:00 - "New Zealand is Amazing!"
6:00 - Passion and Love of the Philippines for Basketball
8:00 - Coach Tab's Philosophy and his Team's Philosophy
9:50 - "The Greatness of an Opponent brings out the Best in Us"
10:40 - "...Our Limitations are Temporal"
11:14 - Honor the Star in Every Player
13:30 - Work Smarter
14:20 - No changes in Philosophy
15:40 - Coach Tab's Team vs Coach Chris Team during Jones Cup
17:30 - Helping One Another and the Resiliency
18:40 - "That is Coaching" not only in Players
19:40 - Running Hand-Offs out of the Low Post
20:40 - The term "Pitch Pass"
22:00 - Using Backdoors to Decoy
23:00 - Flat Cut
24:20 - Teaching the Game by the Basis of Decisions
26:00 - No Time Restrictions in Practice
27:00 - Individual Development of Coach Tab's Player using Scientific Approach
28:20 - Teaching His Players Terms and Plays in Basketball
30:00 - He and His Team Playing Tournaments Overseas During Off-Season
31:00 - Weak Side Actions in Asian Basketball
34:30 - Korea Basketball Set Plays - Weak Side Cutter
36:00 - Spain's Basketball Set Plays
37:30 - Masking Actions
39:00 - Recruiting Lengthy and Disruptive Players for Coach Tab
39:30 - Active Weak Side
40:30 - What's gonna Beat you?
41:00 - Players and their Skill Development
43:00 - Finishing at the Rim and "Wide Lay-up"
44:30 - Rim Attacks like "Floaters"
45:00 - Abbreviated Drive and One-Hand Scope
45:30 - All About Ball-Screen Defense
47:20 - Communication in the Ball Screen is First and Foremost
47:30 - Execution is the Second
48:00 - Giving Players a Weak Side Freedom
48:30 - "Don't Teach and Don't Teach Well" during Ball Screen
50:00 - The Player on the Ball Should not Be Picking..They should not be looking at the Ball Screen.
51:00 - Re-screening
52:00 - Keeping Under-Under
53:00 - What's the best way to call Plays?
54:00 - Calling Other Terms in their Primary Plays
57:00 - Best Advice from Coach Tab
58:00 - Value of the Coach and the Players
59:00 - Dedicate Yourself for your Player's Development
Tab Baldwin’s Bio