USA Basketball and NBA Announce Age-Appropriate Rules and Standards for Youth Basketball Competitions

Youth Guidelines Rules and Standards Video (Credit: NBAE) USA BASKETBALL AND NBA ANNOUNCE AGE-APPROPRIATE RULES AND STANDARDS FOR YOUTH BASKETBALL COMPETITIONS – Guidelines Promote Health and Wellness, Skill Development and Enjoyment of the Game for Boys and Girls of All Ages – - Recommendations Include Equipment and Court Specifications, Game Structure, Playing Tactics and Rules[...]

Frank Vogel Notches 300th Career Coaching Win

Source: John Denton, ORLANDO – On the surface, 300 coaching victories over parts of eight NBA seasons doesn’t seem to be overly impressive. It’s roughly a .520 winning percentage in a league where the games come in rapid-fire succession over marathon-like regular seasons that span a seven-month period of time. However, dig a little[...]

Doc Rivers’ Love For Coaching

Source: Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel LOS ANGELES —Doc Rivers accepted his first coaching job in 1999, joining the Orlando Magic as their head coach. Now in his 19th season as an NBA head coach, he acknowledges even he’s surprised by his longevity and by how much he’s loved coaching. He’s compiled a 840-613 regular-season record and[...]

Dave Joerger Records His 200th Victory as a Head Coach

Source: James Ham, NBC Bay Area SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Kings picked up their 21st win of the season on Friday evening, beating the Orlando Magic by a final of 94-88. In a 21-45 season, one win doesn’t hold a huge amount of significance overall, but this one has a special meaning for head coach[...]

The Long Lasting Friendship Between Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich

Source: Melissa Rholin, The Merury News OAKLAND – Gregg Popovich has no interest in running for president of the United States, but he was willing to entertain a hypothetical question about it: If he did run, would he choose Steve Kerr to be his Vice President? Popovich initially chuckled, brushing off the idea of a[...]

Q&A: Kings Assistant Coach Jenny Boucek

Source: Sydney Zuelke, This season, former Sacramento Monarchs and Seattle Storm head coach Jenny Boucek joined the Kings coaching staff, becoming the third woman to hold a coaching position in the NBA. In honor of Women’s History Month and the upcoming International Women’s Day, caught up with Jenny to discuss her basketball roots,[...]

Dwane Casey’s Journey to Becoming Head Coach

Source: Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated Four-and-a-half hours before tip-off Dwane Casey heads downstairs, to the basement of his three-story brownstone in midtown Toronto, and lowers the ironing board from the rack on the laundry room wall. The cover is baby blue with vertical stripes, a Christmas present from his wife, Brenda. She also bought him[...]

How Long Island Hoops Launched Kenny Atkinson’s Journey to the NBA

Source: Tom Dowd, From the backyard to the CYO gym to St. Anthony’s HS, Kenny Atkinson’s basketball story is a Long Island story. “A hotbed,” the Brooklyn Nets coach says of the Long Island hoops scene in the 1970s and 80s, the environment that molded him and sent him on to a life in[...]

Scott Brooks and Mike D’Antoni named February Coaches of the Month

Source: ABS-CBN Sports NEW YORK – The Washington Wizards’ Scott Brooks 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 February. Brooks led the Wizards to an 8-4 record in February, including a 6-1 mark on the road, as Washington[...]

Ron Adams: The Warriors’ Truth-Teller

Source: Kurt Streeter, The New York Times OAKLAND, Calif. — Out on the hardwood, toward a far corner of the gym, crouches a 70-year-old man, thin and bespectacled, with a crook in his back, a hitch in his step and braces on his wrists to protect them from bullet passes. He is drilling a quartet[...]

Terry Stotts: 1 Up Half Court Offense

Portland Trailblazers coach Terry Stotts runs you through the 1 Up set that his team uses. The Trailblazers use this set to get open shots for their star guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum. The set combines flares, turnouts, and the box set to cause misdirection. eCoach Home: eCoachBasketball: iOS: Apple TV:[...]

Timberwolves Assistant Ed Pinckney Coaches at Basketball Without Borders

Minnesota Timberwolves Assistant Coach Ed Pinckney was in Los Angeles during All-Star Weekend to work with the best stars in the game today at the Basketball Without Borders Camp, which featured the top 65 boys and girls from 36 countries. Check out what he had to say about the experience. Click here to learn more[...]

Brad Stevens’ Advice to Red Sox

Source: Taylor Snow, WALTHAM, Mass. – New Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora had just walked out of his first major team meeting of Spring Training Monday, when he unexpectedly bumped into the familiar face of a fellow Boston sports figure. It was Celtics coach Brad Stevens, who had decided to spend a day[...]

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Toronto Raptors Head Coach Dwane Casey at All-Star Weekend

Dwane Casey and his staff took the Toronto Raptors into the break with the best record in the Eastern Conference and the opportunity to coach in the All-Star Game for the first time in franchise history.  In this exclusive NBCA interview, Coach Casey divulges what the experience means to him, how he feels about where[...]

Nate McMillan and the Pacers Continue to Thrive

Source: Clifton Brown, IndyStar Nate McMillan does not crave the spotlight, which is good. Because it usually shines on somebody else. The Indiana Pacers have reached the All-Star break as one of the NBA’s most surprising teams. Yet, when Pacers president Kevin Pritchard held his midseason news conference, McMillan’s name was not mentioned for 25 minutes.[...]

Coach Steve Kerr’s Passion for Surfing

Source: Cyrus Saatsaz, The Inertia At first glance, Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr resembles more of a surfer than a guy orchestrating x’s and o’s in the NBA — or maybe even a ski bum. Maybe it’s the blonde, spiked hair, blazing blue eyes, or the Southern California vernacular. Either way, Kerr doesn’t strike[...]

Meet Portland Trail Blazers Coach Terry Stotts

Terry Stotts is currently the head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers and has been around basketball and the NBA for many years. In this video, Coach Stotts discusses his time with the Dallas Mavericks and how Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd did what they needed to do to win to bring Dallas the 2011[...]

eCoachBasketball’s Continued Growth and Potential Impact

Source: Steve Aschburner, LOS ANGELES – Just because your NBA team of choice is shut down for a while over the All-Star break doesn’t mean you can’t brush up on skills, work on your game or otherwise pick the brains of the league’s brightest coaches. eCoach, the instructional platform “powered by” the National Basketball Coaches Association,[...]

Coach Dwane Casey Only Worries About Winning

Source: Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports TORONTO – Let’s call him “Coach A.” Coach A has been in City B for seven years. He inherited a team that was 22-60. By his third season, it was 48-34. He has made the playoffs for four straight seasons, advanced to a conference final and, entering the All-Star break,[...]

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

  Atlanta Hawks head coach, Mike Budenholzer, is adding a series of new videos on the Slide, Sprint, Shoot warmup drill into the eCoachBasketball library on Friday, January 19th. This particular video gives you a brief description of what the Slide, Sprint, Shoot drill entails, and how it can be good to help players warmup[...]

Dwane Casey Earns 300th Win as Raptors Head Coach

Source: Kaylee Pofahl, Sporting News Dwane Casey did what no Raptors head coach had done before Sunday. With the team’s 123-103 blowout victory against the Hornets, Casey became the first Raptors head coach to reach 300 career wins. Toronto also moved past Boston to the top of the Eastern Conference standings and extended its winning streak to five straight games.[...]

Steve Kerr Becomes Fastest Coach in Amercian Sports History to Reach 250 Wins

Source: Chris Haynes, ESPN OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr became the fastest coach to win 250 games after his team defeated the San Antonio Spurs 122-105 on Saturday night. The Golden State Warriors head coach reached the 250 career mark in just 302 games, 44 faster than Phil Jackson’s previous record. It’s also the fewest games to 250 wins[...]


NEW YORK, February 9, 2018 – The membership of the National Basketball Coaches Association (all Head and Assistant Coaches in the NBA and its alumni group) mourn the passing of Coach R.J. Adelman. R.J. worked for the Seattle SuperSonics, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, and Minnesota Timberwolves during his NBA career. National Basketball Coaches Association President[...]

Meet Philadelphia Sixers Head Coach Brett Brown

76ers Coach Brett Brown discusses his time coaching underneath Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs. Coach Popovich put a huge emphasis on holding everyone, even the stars, accountable as well as forming lasting relationships with his staff and his players. Coach Brown talks about how his experiences with many Hall of Fame coaches, as[...]

Michael Malone Collects 100th Victory as Nuggets Head Coach

Source: Christopher Dempsey, One-hundred wins. It’s a nice early milestone for coaches, and Nuggets coach Michael Malone collected his 100th victory in the win over Oklahoma City on Thursday night. But what does it mean to Malone? He gave a thoughtful look at how he views it after shootaround on Saturday morning. “One hundred[...]

Brett Brown Earns 100th Win as Head Coach

Source: David Goodman, The Philly Sports Cave Brett Brown joined the Philadelphia 76ers as head coach way back in August of 2013, one of the first hires by former GM Sam Hinkie. When he was hired by the organization, Brown knew that there would be a lot of pain before there would be any pleasure. Three years[...]

Erik Spoelstra and Terry Stotts named January Coaches of the Month

NEW YORK – The Miami Heat’s Erik Spoelstra and the Portland Trail Blazers’ Terry Stotts today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in January. Spoelstra led the Heat to a 10-5 record for the month, tied for the best mark in the Eastern Conference.  Miami went[...]

Podcast: Jim Boylen Discusses Coaching Strategies

Chicago Bulls associate head coach Jim Boylen joins the Dunc’d On Podcast with Nate Duncan to discuss the evolution of the Bulls this year, his favorite drill, his journey from San Antonio to Chicago, and more. This was a revealing talk with a lot of new NBA defensive terminology. Fast forward to the 34:20 mark to[...]

Dwane Casey to Coach Team Lebron at 2018 All-Star Game

Source: NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2018 – Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey and his staff will coach Team LeBron in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 18 in Los Angeles (8 p.m. ET). Casey becomes the Raptors’ first All-Star Game head coach.  He earned the honor for the first time in his nine[...]

Mike D’Antoni to Coach Team Stephen at 2018 All-Star Game

Source: NEW YORK – Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni and his staff will coach Team Stephen in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 18 (8 p.m. ET) at Staples Center in Los Angeles.  D’Antoni joins Rudy Tomjanovich (1997) as the Rockets’ only All-Star Game head coaches. A two-time NBA Coach of the Year, D’Antoni[...]

Meet Atlanta Hawks Coach Mike Budenholzer

Atlanta Hawks’ Coach Mike Budenholzer briefly discusses his coaching path and how he ended up becoming the head coach in Atlanta. He is a part of the Gregg Popovich coaching tree and was with the Spurs for many years before getting the head coaching job in Atlanta. He has coached notable players such as David[...]

Spurs Assistant Becky Hammon Has Made An Impact On, Off The Court

Source: Terrence Thomas, San Antonio Express News Leigh Anne Gullett faced a conundrum. It was NBA All-Star weekend in Houston in February 2006, and Gullett was new to her job as public relations director of the WNBA’s San Antonio Silver Stars. While working the event, Gullett was waiting in line one day at a Starbucks[...]

New Year, New You – NBA FIT Week

Source: Stacy Goldberg, MPH, RN, BSN / NBA FIT NBA FIT Content The year 2017 has come and gone, and we now embark on a glimmering New Year in 2018. Did you set health and wellness goals or resolutions in 2017? Do you even remember what they were? Did you stick to them? Has your[...]

Podcast: Nate McMillan Reflects On His Coaching Career

Indiana Pacers head coach Nate McMillan sat down with NBC Sports Northwest’s Jason Quick for a two-part podcast interview, discussing how he got into coaching, the player he’s had the best connection with and Brandon Roy’s coaching career. McMillan was head coach of the Blazers between 2005 and 2012, compiling a record of 266-269 with three playoff appearances. NBC Sports Northwest Trail[...]

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:

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 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 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, 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 — 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 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

Rick Carlisle’s Hoops for St. Jude Week Message

President of the National Basketball Coaches Association and Head Coach of the Dallas Mavericks, Rick Carlisle, shares a message in honor of Hoops for St. Jude Week in the NBA. Click here to see how you can get involved: