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The Basketball Podcast


Aug 21, 2019

Scott Morrison, Head Coaching in the NBA Summer League

Guest: Scott Morrison, Boston Celtic’s Assistant Coach

In this week’s coaching conversation, Scott Morrison, an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics, joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss ideas to be a better assistant coach, and lessons from being a head coach in the NBA summer league.

On June 21, 2017 Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics head coach named him as an assistant coach. Morrison joined the Celtics after spending the three previous seasons as part of the organization as the head coach of the team’s NBA G-League affiliate, Maine Red Claws. During his remarkable rookie campaign at the helm (2014-15). Morrison led Maine to a franchise record 35-15 record, and the top spot in the NBA D-League Playoffs. His hard work resulted in accolades – Morrison won the Dennis Johnson Coach of the Year Award, given to the top coach in the NBA D-League. Prior to the 2014-15 season, Morrison was with the Red Claws as a player development coach for the 2013-14 campaign.

 

Breakdown

1:00 - New Perspective of Being an Assistant Coach

3:00 - Approaching the Head Coach with New Insights

4:00 - Approaching Easier as a Head Coach at G-League

6:00 - Balancing the Highs and Lows 

7:00 - Knowing he will be the Summer League Head Coach

9:00 - Mindset for his Coaching Staff

11:30 - Challenges in Managing his Coaching Staff

13:00 - Roles for his Coaching Staff

15:00 - Differences between Defensive and Offensive Inbound

19:00 - Freedom as a Head Coach in the Summer League

21:00 - Actionable Ideas

22:00 - Focus and Priorities of his Team

24:00 - How He Develop Culture to the Team

27:00 - Hardest Part of a Rookie Adjusting to the NBA

28:30 - His Hardest Adjustment From College to Pros

30:00 - How He Evaluate Himself as a Coach

32:30 - Relationship Building of his team in Summer League

34:00 - Preparation time in the Summer League

36:00 - Player Development

39:00 - Best Practices For Using Video

41:00 - Team Perspective in Team Film

44:00 - Is Team Film Still Part of the Culture Nowadays?

48:00 - What we don't know about the Boston Celtics

50:00 - Conclusion 

 

Scott Morrison’s Bio

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Morrison_(basketball_coach)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/scott_morrison

  

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