Oct 16, 2019
Fran Fraschilla, Best Practice Ideas He Has Learned
Guest: Fran Fraschilla, College Basketball Game and Studio Analyst
Fran Fraschilla joined ESPN as a college basketball game and studio analyst in 2003. He serves as an analyst primarily on Big 12 men’s basketball games, is a staple on ESPN’s coverage of the NIT and a regular on ESPN studio shows. In addition to men’s college basketball, Fraschilla previously worked as an analyst on ESPN’s NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship coverage from 2007-14.
Fraschilla also provides commentary for the NBA Draft, the FIBA Basketball World Cup and has covered the NBA and high school basketball.
Fraschilla coached at the collegiate level for 23 years as head coach at the University of New Mexico, St. John’s University and Manhattan College, posting an overall record of 175-100. When he joined ESPN, he ranked as the 34th winningest active coach in men’s college basketball. His teams made eight postseason appearances in nine years, including three NCAA Tournaments (1993, 1995 and 1998).
1:00 - Watching Other Basketball Programs to Learn
2:30 - Exposing to Practice
4:00 - Political Challenge and the Adjustments
5:30 - Coaches are more Adaptive nowadays
7:30 - Adaptability to Modern Ways of Basketball
9:30 - Emphasize Defense with Practice Offense
10:30 - Spacing Through 3-Point Line
12:30 - Defense is far more ahead than the Offensive Side
14:00 - How do Make Practice tougher than Games
16:30 - Cleaner Practices
19:00 - Connecting Concepts to the Players
24:00 - Adding Challenge to the Shell Drill
25:30 - Non-Negotiables
28:00 - Important things for him this year
31:00 - Knowing the Evidence and "Jasper Assist"
33:30 - Analytics and the Communicated Practice
35:30 - Pure Toughness
38:30 - Changes in his team
43:30 - Handling Consequences
46:00 - Game Observation and Preparation
48:30 - Physical Consequences
51:00 - Concept of Walkthrough
54:00 - Things Stimulating to Him that is Different
59:30 - Teams and Coaches that he studied over the years
1:02:00 - Essence of broadcasting
1:03:00 - Conclusion
Fran Fraschilla’s Bio