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The Basketball Podcast

May 29, 2019

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).



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


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