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The Basketball Podcast

Jul 25, 2018

Offensive Basketball with Coach Nate Oats

Guest: Nate Oats, Buffalo Basketball Head Coach

In this week's basketball coaching conversation, Nate Oats joins the podcast. Oats is beginning his fourth season as the head basketball coach at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He lead Buffalo to a school record 27 wins last season, and their third NCAA Tournament appearance in four years. In the podcast, one of the brightest offensive minds in NCAA basketball discusses some of his offensive philosophies.


1:00 - Introduction

4:00 - High School Program transfer to both levels that gave a lot of attention

6:00 - Transferring knowledge to College Basketball

7:30 - Offensive Ranking and Statistics

8:00 - Success on Offense - Player Development

11:00 - Set Concepts, Philosophies, Break Options and Automatics

12:00 - The Concept of Tempo and Transition

16:00 - “Standing in the Corner” Concept

17:00 - “The Two Side Fast Break” Concept

18:00 - Moving the Point Guard to the Head Spot

20:00 - Training to be Point Guards

22:00 - Framing a Player to be Unselfish to shoot an Open Shot

23:00 - Defining Shot Selection to Coach Nate’s Players

25:00 - Contested and Uncontested Shots

27:00- In-Game Offensive Charting

30:00 - Points per Possession in Wide-Open Three’s

31:40 - “All of your 5 can make Three’s”

33:00 - Go and Attack

34:00 - Packed on Defense

36:00 - Switching Offense/Defense and Ball Movements

39:00 - Boomerang Concept

40:00 - Defense Chart In-Game

43:00 - Giving Players Summary on Offense or Freedom to Play

45:00 - Concept of Foul

47:00 - Fouling on Bigs


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