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The Basketball Podcast

Oct 9, 2019

Brian Adams, Season Planning and Training Camps

Guest: Brian Adams, Head Basketball Coach of Agua Caliente Clippers 


In this week’s coaching conversation, Agua Caliente Clippers head coach Brian Adams joins The Basketball Podcast to discuss season planning and preparing for training camps.

Brian Adams enters his second season as the head coach of the Agua Caliente Clippers after leading the team in 2018-19, to a 26-24 record. Prior to joining Agua Caliente, Adams spent four seasons as a coaching associate with the Clippers and previously held roles within the organization as the team’s Video Scouting Director and Head Video Coordinator. Before coming to L.A., Adams worked for three seasons as an assistant coach at the collegiate level, spending the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons at Harvard, and the 2013-14 season at Marist College.

Adams, who spent five years with the Celtics, was a member of the organization when Boston won the NBA title in 2008. After serving as a video intern for the Celtics in 2005-06, Adams was promoted to video coordinator and spent four seasons in that capacity with the franchise. A native of Pine Plains, N.Y., Adams began his career as a basketball operations intern for the New York Knicks.



1:00 - Advantages in the Video Room

3:00 - Plan For his Training Camps

6:00 - Clippers Run

9:00 - Team Like Collaboration

10:40 - Load Reports and Data

12:00 - Philosophy for a G-League Organization

14:00 - How he Approach Conditioning

16:00 - Building Culture

20:00 - Isolated Shooting Training

23:30 - 5 Actions in the NBA to Prepare For

25:00 - Nail Help

27:00 - Dealing of the Plays and the Statistics

29:00 - Treating Dribble Handoffs, Ball Screens Philosophically

33:00 - Preparation for Ball Screen Coverages

35:30 - Film Component in the Training Camp

38:00 - Approaching and Balancing Clippers Philosophy

42:40 - Balance the Competitive with the Development

45:00 - Flexibility is Part of Planning


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