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Meet Coach Stan Van Gundy

Detroit Piston’s Coach Stan Van Gundy discusses how he learned the game of basketball through players he’s been around, such as Udonis Haslem and J.J. Redick. He discusses how hard work was essential to these players finding a spot in the NBA and how he uses what he learned from them to help coach his[...]

The Baseline NBA Podcast Discusses eCoachBasketball

NBA Coaches Association Executive Director David Fogel and eCoach Director of Business Operations Collier Mills join The Baseline NBA Podcast to discuss eCoachBasketball. Fast forward to the 34 minute mark to listen to the eCoachBasketball segment!    

Coaches Reflect on the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Source: Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was a basketball player at the Air Force Academy on April 4, 1968, the day civil rights movement leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey was attending an all-black school in a racially segregated small town in Kentucky. DetroitPistons coach Stan[...]

On Erik Spoelstra’s mind these days: A berth, and a birth

via Tim Reynolds, AP Gone are the days when Miami coach Erik Spoelstra would spend the final few pregame moments wolfing down hot dogs while pulling on his suit jacket and hurrying to the court. It’s all different now, and more changes are coming. Chicken fingers and coffee have been replaced by green juice and[...]

What Steve Clifford Had To Change To Keep Coaching

via Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN Two years ago, Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford turned to the team’s medical staff, searching for something to dull his periodic headaches. They gave him medication to manage the pain, and Clifford marched the franchise into the 2016 playoffs. Time passed, but the headaches only worsened. Doctors ran him through a battery of[...]

Nate McMillan: Rebounding with the Move Drill

Indiana Pacers head coach, Nate McMillan, is adding a series of new videos on the importance of rebounding into the eCoachBasketball library on Friday January 12th. In this particular video Coach walks you through the rebounding “Move Drill” and gives tips on how to become a better rebounder. eCoachBasketball app now available on iOS: https://apple.co/2CAfbvi

NBCA Official Statement On Jeff Goodman’s ESPN Article About Coach Luke Walton

National Basketball Coaches Association Statement on the January 7, 2018 ESPN Article by Jeff Goodman on Coach Walton and the Lakers: ESPN and The Walt Disney Corporation have long served as a trusted partner of the NBA and the greater NBA family. NBA Coaches have valued this relationship with ESPN. They have willingly contributed to[...]

Nuggets Assistant Coach Bob Weiss Is A Man Of Many Talents

Source: Cealey Godwin, KUSA A 12-year NBA career. A championship title with the Philadelphia 76ers. A 34-year career as a professional basketball coach. It’s a ginormous list of accomplishments for any man or woman, but for Nuggets assistant coach Bob Weiss, there’s always room to add some more. “I like to kind of learn how things[...]

eCoachBasketball, Powered by the National Basketball Coaches Association, Instructional App Launching Today on iOS

NEW YORK (January 3, 2018) – The National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA), in alliance with eCoach, launches the eCoachBasketball instructional platform today on iOS, allowing athletes, coaches, parents and others globally to learn the game from the sport’s greatest teachers — current and former NBA Head and Assistant Coaches. Powered by a robust digital coaching[...]

Dwane Casey and Steve Kerr named December Coaches of the Month

Via NBA.com NEW YORK — The Toronto Raptors’ Dwane Casey and the Golden State Warriors’ Steve Kerr today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in December. Casey guided the Raptors to an Eastern Conference-best 11-3 record during December, including a 6-0 mark at Air Canada[...]

Gregg Popovich Reaches 5th On All-Time Coaching Wins

Via NBA.com San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich moved into fifth place in career coaching victories with Monday’s 100-91 triumph over the Knicks. Popovich now has 1,176 wins in 1,694 games dating back to 1997, all with the Spurs. Only former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan registered more victories with one team (1,223, which includes playoff wins). Most[...]

Dwane Casey Joins The Lowe Post Podcast with Zach Lowe

Via Zach Lowe, ESPN Toronto Raptors Head Coach Dwane Casey recently joined Zach Lowe’s The Lowe Post podcast to talk about the Raptors’ new look, coaching in Japan, the 2011 Dallas Mavericks and more! Click here to listen to the full podcast episode:  Dwane Casey, Raptors

Dwane Casey Unhesitant In Trusting Toronto Raptors Coaching Staff

Via Doug Smith, The Star They gather maybe 20 metres away from the bench during timeouts, Dwane Casey and his in-game Raptors assistant coaching braintrust, debating what’s working and what’s not, what they might do in the moment or later in the game, churning through plays and defensive assignments and what’s being done to them by the[...]

Jay Triano Coaches the Suns to a Last Second Victory

Via ESPN An interim coach’s play and a little-known rule lifted the Phoenix Suns past the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night. The Suns notched a 99-97 win, thanks to Phoenix big men Dragan Bender and Tyson Chandler connecting on an out-of-bounds alley-oop that provided the winning margin in the final second of play. Bender delivered the pass to Chandler, who threw home a[...]

New Tradition For Morell’s Scott Morrison

Source: Jason Malloy. The Gaurdian Scott Morrison grew up in a religious family where the reason for the Christmas season was evident. But Dec. 25 also brought another gift to the Morell family’s household: A marathon of basketball games. “That was a big part of the day in our house,” Morrison told The Guardian this week.[...]

How Kenny Atkinson and Sean Marks are Helping Reshape the Nets

Via Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer A black, glossy sign hangs on the wall outside of Sean Marks’s office at the Brooklyn Nets’ two-year-old practice facility on 39th Street in Brooklyn. An intricately designed maze, like the one in Westworld, lies in the middle. A light-blue line maps the correct path in and out of the puzzle. Above it,[...]

76ers Unveil Maurice Cheeks Statue Outside Training Complex in Camden

Via Marc Narducci, philly.com With Maurice Cheeks in Philadelphia as an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder, the 76ers unveiled a statue of their former point guard outside the training complex in Camden. During the second timeout of the first quarter of Friday’s game at the Wells Fargo Center with the Thunder, the fans and Cheeks[...]

Tyronn Lue Wins 100th Game as Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach

Via Joe Vardon, Cleveland.com CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers toasted coach Tyronn Lue’s 100th win Saturday with popcorn. Hey, it beats the water the Cavs usually dump on someone for a personal milestone inside the locker room. Cleveland’s 109-100 victory over the Utah Jazz was the 100th of Lue’s head coaching career, which dates to Jan. 23, 2016. He[...]

Erik Spoelstra Passes Pat Riley With Most Wins in Franchise History

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra became the franchise’s all-time wins leader, earning his 455th victory when his team beat the LA Clippers 90-85 at home on Saturday night. Spoelstra passed Pat Riley to break the record. Spoelstra is only one of two active head coaches in the NBA to post at least 450 wins with their current team, joining[...]

Tyronn Lue and the Cavs Make Their Annual Hospital Visit

Via Cavs.com It may be the most wonderful time of the year for many people, but for youngsters having to stay in the hospital, the holidays can be anything but. So with that in mind, the Cleveland Cavaliers set out to make spirits brighton Wednesday, visiting the patients at Cleveland Clinic Children’s as part of the Cavaliers Season of Giving, presented[...]

Memphis Grizzlies Hire Greg Buckner as Assistant Coach

Via Ronald Tillery, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee The Grizzlies hired Greg Buckner as an assistant coach, and he will join the bench Friday night when they host the Toronto Raptors, according to a source close to the team. Buckner, 41, most recently served as an analyst for Fox Sports Southwest. He opined during the pregame, halftime[...]

Brad Stevens and Mike D’Antoni named October/November Coaches of the Month

NEW YORK – The Boston Celtics’ Brad Stevens and the Houston Rockets’ Mike D’Antoni today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in October and November. Stevens guided the Celtics to an NBA-best 19-4 record during October and November, including a 9-2 mark at home and a 10-2 mark on[...]

Behind the Scenes: Pacer Practice with Nate McMillan

Take a look at this behind the scenes feature of Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan mic’d up for a recent practice at the St. Vincent Center. This feature provides an exclusive look at how McMillan runs practices and motivates his players. Source: FOX Sports

Mike Budenholzer: Warming Up with the Slide, Sprint, Shoot Drill

Atlanta Hawks Coach Mike Budenholzer likes his team to warm up with a series of full court drills where players have to defend first, and then transition to the offensive end for different shots. In the Slide, Sprint, Shoot Series Coach Budenholzer just dropped in your library, he teaches you what the Atlanta Hawks do[...]