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The Basketball Podcast

Jun 19, 2019

Will Weaver, Modern Coaching Ideas

Guest: Will Weaver, Sydney Kings Basketball Head Coach

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, newly named Sydney Kings head coach Will Weaver joins the podcast to discuss modern coaching ideas. Methods to intervene and to observe what is going on are discussed, along with lessons from mentors like Sam Hinkie, Brett Brown, Kenny Atkinson, Andrej Lemanis and Rick Barnes.

Last season, Coach Weaver was named the 2018-19 NBA G League Coach of the Year as the Long Island Nets head coach. Weaver joined the Brooklyn Nets as a special assistant to head coach Kenny Atkinson in 2016, and, in July of 2018, he was named the head coach of the Long Island Nets.

In his first season with Long Island, Weaver led the team to a 34-16 record in the regular season, which tied for the best record in the NBA G League. The team also led the Eastern Conference, won the Atlantic Division and clinched a playoff berth for the first time in franchise history.



1:00 - Balancing as a Father and as a Coach

2:40 - Modeling Parenting As a Coach

5:00 - Having a Supportive Partner

7:00 - How to Coach in a Modern Way

9:00 - Hire the Right People

11:00 - Humans

13:00 - Intervention

16:00 - Modelling Behavior

19:00 - Adding Good Days can Built Trust

23:00 - Using the Best Talents of our Coaching Staffs

27:00 - Reviewing Game Decisions with Coach Atkinson

29:40 - Games are Important

33:00 - Innovating Traditional Based Learning

35:00 - Applying Intervention

38:30 - Using the Time Constraints

42:30 - Factors in Deciding His Style of Play

46:00 - Takeaways From Sam Hinkie and Rick Barnes

48:00 - Takeaways From Brett Brown

50:00 - Takeaways From Kenny Atkinson

54:00 - Organization on Individual Development

56:00 - Takeaways from Andrej Lemanis

59:30 - What did you learn from Will Weaver?

1:01:40 - Conclusion


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