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The Basketball Podcast


Dec 5, 2018

Stan Van Gundy, Basketball Philosophy and Tactics

Guest: Stan Van Gundy, NBA Analyst and Former NBA Head Coach

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, former NBA head coach Stan Van Gundy joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss basketball philosophy and tactics.

Currently an NBA analyst, Stan Van Gundy most recently served as the head coach and president of basketball operations for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 2014 to 2018. From 2003 to 2005, he was the head coach of the Miami Heat. Van Gundy then coached the Orlando Magic for five seasons from 2007 to 2012, leading them to the 2009 NBA Finals.

 

Breakdown:

1:00 - Introduction

2:00 - Learning by Playing Philosophy

3:30 - Full Court Work

5:00 - Philosophy of Providing Feedback

6:30 - NBA Players Want to be Better

7:30 - Discussing Criticisms to NBA Players

9:30 - Need to be Specific than Generalize

10:30 - The Term “We”

12:30 - How He Handle Struggles for a Player

13:30 - Figuring Why Players Cannot Execute

15:15 - How We Help Players Accept their Roles

16:00 - Need to have Honest Conversation to the Players

17:00 - Positive on Giving Roles to the Players

18:30 - Limit of a Coach because of the Tradition

21:30 - Judgement of Coaches Plans

23:30 - “Coach the Why”

24:30 - Coach Game Day Card that He have in Every Game

27:00 - Main Part of his Game Day Shoot Around

29:00 - Some Type of Their Recall

30:30 - Strategies to help with Timeout Focus and Understanding

32:00 - One Thing for Assistant Coach

34:00 - Strength and Weaknesses of his Staffs

36:00 - Stay Down or Challenge Shots by Leaving our Feet?

37:30 - Balance Keeping Elite Players

40:00 - Defend a Mid Post Up Strategies

41:30 - Situational Denial

43:30 - Extend the Catch

44:50 - Perfect NBA Defense

46:50 - Switching Things

49:00 - Limit Threes

50:30 - Best Methods of Handling Dribble Hand Offs

53:00 - His Term Use in Practice

55:00 - Is it able to drop and Ice Dribble Hand Offs?

57:30 - Forcing Direction at Other Levels?

59:30 - His Philosophy on Pick&Roll

1:01:00 - Fundamentals, Fundamentals, Fundamentals

1:03:00 - Methods to Evaluate his Own Coaching

1:06:00 - Decisions to Careful On

1:08:00 - Taking Criticisms

1:09:30 - You’re Going to Get Criticize

1:10:30 - Evaluating Objectively

1:12:00 - Final Thoughts

 

Stan Van Gundy’s Bio

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Van_Gundy

 

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