Aug 7, 2019
Joe Prunty, Big Picture NBA Coaching
Guest: Joe Prunty, Former NBA Assistant and Head Coach
In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Joe Prunty who has served as both an assistant and head coach in the NBA joins us to discuss the big picture of NBA coaching. In 22 seasons, Prunty has won three NBA Championships with San Antonio (1999, 2003 and 2005), one NBA Finals appearance with Dallas (2006), four Western Conference Championships (Spurs, Mavericks), and 16 NBA Playoffs appearances.
In 2017-18, Prunty had a 21-16 record while serving as the Bucks’ interim head coach and led the team to an NBA playoff appearance.
Prunty also served as the interim head coach for 17 games in 2015-16 while Jason Kidd underwent surgery. Bucks went 8-9 and ranked 4th in the East in Offensive Rating during this stretch.
Served as the head coach of the Great Britain National Team for five years (2013-17).
Appointed interim head coach when Jason Kidd was out for two games with the Brooklyn Nets in 2013-14.
On staff of Gregg Popovich and Avery Johnson when they won Coach of the Year Awards.
1:00 - Factors To Win an NBA Championship
2:30 - Chemistry is Important
5:00 - How to Make a Productive Staff
7:00 - The Right Amount of Discussion
10:00 - Trends that are Coming in the Next Years
13:00 - Actions more than Plays
15:00 - Defensive Mindset
17:00 - Talking about Cutting
20:00 - Influencing Concepts
21:30 - Structure to Unstructured
24:00 - Vision and the Fundamentals
26:30 - Expectations of an NBA Coach
29:30 - Importance of an Organizational List
34:00 - Coaching Unique Players or Unicorns
40:00 - Scouting an Opponent as a Head Coach vs Assistant Coach
43:00 - Self Evaluating their Post Game
46:00 - Defensive Coordinator Could be the Head Coach
49:00 - Real Changed When
Watching Playoff Basketball
Joe Prunty’s Bio