NBATV Work From Home Featuring the Memphis Grizzlies Coaching Staff

Great work by Memphis Grizzlies Head Coach Taylor Jenkins and Memphis Grizzlies Assistant Coaches Brad Jones, David McClure, and James Penn on this morning’s NBATV “Work From Home.” The Memphis Grizzlies coaching staff highlighted finishing drills, ball handling and passing drills, and defensive drills that the audience can do safely at home. The NBCA, in[…]

NBCA Statement on the Passing of Coach Jerry Sloan

NEW YORK, May 22, 2020 – The membership of the National Basketball Coaches Association joins the NBA family in mourning the passing of legendary Head Coach and Hall of Famer, Jerry Sloan. Coach Sloan spent 23 years as the Head Coach for the Utah Jazz, making him second on the NBA’s all-time list for most[…]

NBATV Work From Home Featuring the Phoenix Suns Coaching Staff

Tune in tomorrow morning, Saturday May 16, at 8:00am ET to NBATV for “Work From Home” featuring Phoenix Suns Head Coach Monty Williams and Assistant Coaches Willie Green, Darko Rajakovic, Steve Blake, and Mark Bryant. The NBCA, in partnership with the NBA, Jr. NBA, NBA Entertainment, and NBATV, continues to produce the “Work From Home”[…]

Virtual Jr. NBA Leadership Conference powered by Under Armour featuring Dallas Mavericks Head Coach Rick Carlisle, Los Angeles Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers and Sacramento Kings Assistant Coach Lindsey Harding

The NBA Coaches Association is pleased to announce that the NBA will be hosting its virtual Jr. NBA Leadership Conference powered by Under Armour on Friday, May 15th at 12:00 pm ET. The virtual conference will bring together members of the youth basketball community to discuss the current state of youth sports. NBA Coaches Association[…]

Houston Rockets Head Coach Mike D’Antoni on Episode 1 of Basketball Jones with Mark Jones

Great first episode of Basketball Jones with Mark Jones featuring Houston Rockets Head Coach Mike D’Antoni. In this episode, Mark Jones and Coach D’Antoni discuss Coach D’Antoni’s playing career in both the NBA and internationally, the players he’s had the opportunity to work with during his NBA coaching career, and how he is staying connected[…]

Washington Wizards Head Coach Scott Brooks Introduces the “Brooks’ Looks Challenge” Presented by Fresh Vine Wine

Great work by Washington Wizards Head Coach Scott Brooks for announcing the “Brooks’ Looks” charity challenge, presented by Fresh Vine Wine. Coach Brooks will allow his daughter, Lexi, to cut his hair if donations to the MSE Foundation’s “Feeding the Frontlines” fund reach $25,000. All donations will go directly to helping feed the frontline workers[…]

Sacramento Kings Clinics on Instagram Live with Assistant Coach Jesse Mermuys

Join Sacramento Kings Assistant Coach Jesse Mermuys for the second and third segments of his three-part series in which he takes over the Kings Instagram account to share coaching tips and insight. Coach Mermuys was the 2019 Kings Summer League Head Coach and has 19 years of basketball coaching experience at the high school, collegiate,[…]

Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Lloyd Pierce Joins the NBA Together Virtual Roundtables

Tonight at 7pm on the NBA Twitter account, Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Lloyd Pierce joins the NBA Together Virtual Roundtables – a series of shows hosted by Caron Butler focused on unpacking issues facing communities of color. Tonight’s round table will focus on COVID-19 in the Correctional System. Coach Pierce speaks thoughtfully about his and[…]

NBA Coaches Association President and Dallas Mavericks Head Coach Rick Carlisle and Friends Pay Tribute to Mike Carey, the Late Boston Herald Sportswriter

NBA Coaches Association President and Dallas Mavericks Head Coach Rick Carlisle had a special relationship with the late Boston Herald sportswriter, Mike Carey. After Carey’s passing, Coach Carlisle spent time gathering thoughts about the longtime Boston Celtics writer from former teammates and Hall of Famers such as Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Robert Parish, and Bill[…]

Former Chicago Bulls Head Coach Phil Jackson in Montana on Inside Stuff

Episode 4 of the ESPN docuseries “The Last Dance” told the story of Chicago Bulls Head Coach Phil Jackson. Among Coach Jackson’s many accomplishments, which include his 10 NBA championships, he never had a losing record during any NBA season of his 20-year Head Coaching career. Take a look back to 1993, when Coach Jackson[…]

Oklahoma City Thunder Assistant Coach Vinay Bhavnani Shows Us How to Do Different Control and Ball Handling Drills Using Tennis Balls

Oklahoma City Thunder Assistant Coach Vinay Bhavnani shows us how to do three different control and ball-handling drills using a tennis ball while we all stay active in a healthy way and practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. These drills include basic individual tennis ball drills, 2 ball dribble move progression, and a behind[…]

Detroit Pistons Assistant Coach JD DuBois and his Podcast “The Right Conversation”

Check out Detroit Pistons Assistant Coach JD DuBois’ new podcast “The Right Conversation.” Every Thursday, Coach DuBois and Dr. Corey Yeager will look to help normalize the conversation around mental wellness – one story at a time. They will be joined by athletes, entertainers, influencers, and wellness professionals alike, creating a safe space to break[…]

Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Lloyd Pierce and his Family Donate to COVID-19 Relief

Great work by Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Lloyd Pierce and his family for encouraging community participation and donating through The ATL Pledge up to $25,000 for COVID-19 relief that will go to the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Hope Thru Soap. Hope Thru Soap serves Atlanta’s homeless and unsheltered community through mobile outreach, delivering resources[…]

Orlando Magic Head Coach Steve Clifford Aids Those Impacted by COVID-19

Great work by Orlando Magic Head Coach Steve Clifford for donating to the Heart of Florida United Way for their fund to support Central Florida residents whose financial stability is being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus of the fund is to support the A.L.I.C.E. (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population who are experiencing[…]

Utah Jazz Assistant Coach Mike Wells 25+ Year Coaching Career

Utah Jazz Assistant Coach Mike Wells started his career as an intern with the Houston Rockets in 1994 and was a member of the coaching staff when they won the NBA Championship in 1995. That internship shaped his coaching career forever. In his Coaches Story, Coach Wells discusses the opportunity and privilege to work under[…]

Flying Coach Podcast with Steve Kerr and Pete Carroll

Great first episode of the limited-edition podcast series “Flying Coach” by Bill Simmons of The Ringer with co-hosts Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr and Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll. Proceeds from the podcast go directly to COVID-19 relief. In this episode, we learn how Coach Kerr and Coach Carroll met in 2014,[…]

Dallas Mavericks Assistant Coach Jenny Boucek Never Compromised Her Dreams

Great video by Sam Gannon and Jeff Kolb of Fox 4 News on Dallas Mavericks Assistant Coach Jenny Boucek and her inspirational story about never compromising in her dreams to become both an NBA coach and a mother. Check out the full story and video at:

Los Angeles Lakers Assistant Coach Phil Handy’s Love of Basketball

Los Angeles Lakers Assistant Coach Phil Handy fell in love with the game of basketball because of his older brother. After playing for a couple of years at the University of Hawaii, Coach Handy played overseas, eventually retiring in Australia. He then started his renowned training company, 94 Feet of Game, which allowed him to[…]

San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich’s Close Bond With Tim Duncan

The relationship between Tim Duncan and San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich extends far beyond basketball. Coach Popovich and Tim Duncan have been through ups and downs and have changed and grown together during that time. Tim Duncan looks to Coach Popovich not only as a friend, but also as a father figure. Take[…]

Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Lloyd Pierce Hosts First-Ever Virtual Coaches Clinic

  On Wednesday April 1, Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Lloyd Pierce hosted the first-ever Hawks Virtual Coaches Clinic. Over 100 local Jr. Hawks basketball coaches attended the virtual clinic where Coach Pierce discussed strategy and execution via Zoom and brought on a surprise guest, Cam Reddish, to walk through Hawks game tape. Another great example[…]

Congratulations to Rudy Tomjanovich on Being Permanently Enshrined Into the 2020 Class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

SPRINGFIELD, MA (April 4, 2020) – Today on ESPN, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the nine honorees in the Class of 2020 presented by Fifty-Five South Ventures. The Class of 2020 will be enshrined in Springfield, Massachusetts, the Birthplace of Basketball, on Saturday, August 29, 2020. As previously announced, in light of[…]

Minnesota Timberwolves Head Coach Ryan Saunders Donates to Assist the Twin Cities Community

(Photo from David Sherman/NBAE/Getty Images via Great work by Minnesota Timberwolves Head Coach Ryan Saunders and his wife, Hayley, for donating and partnering with MATTER and Boys & Girls Club of the Twin Cities to support the Twin Cities community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Saunders’ donation will provide 10,000 healthy MATTERbox snack packs[…]

Basketball Can Wait: How NBA Coaches are Navigating an Unprecedented Season

(Photo via   Great article by Jackie MacMullan of ESPN on how NBA Coaches are navigating an unprecedented season and NBA hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic.   NBA Coaches are rooting in habit. From October 16 to mid-June, they know exactly what city they will be in, exactly what time they will arrive[…]

Mike D’Antoni Donates $100K to Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund

Great work by Houston Rockets Head Coach Mike D’Antoni and his wife, Laurel, for donating $100,000 to the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund and encouraging the community to band together in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Full article at:

Special COVID-19 Message from Miami Heat Head Coach and NBCA Vice President Erik Spoelstra

A special message from NBA Coaches Association Vice President and Miami Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra on fighting COVID-19 by staying clean and hygienic and staying home if possible. On behalf of the NBA Coaches, we want to thank all of the hardworking health professionals on the front line of this battle #NBATogether Link:

Chad Iske – Figuring Out Your Coaching Philosophy

Charlotte Hornets Assistant Coach Chad Iske is a true believer in taking the process one step at a time. In his video, Coach Iske discusses how he went from a small town in Iowa to the sidelines of the NBA by learning from his mentors and shaping his coaching philosophy each step of the way.[…]

John Bryant – How Passion and Persistence Led Him to the NBA

Philadelphia 76ers Assistant Coach John Bryant knew what he wanted to do from an early age. Thanks to a group of great mentors along the way, Coach Bryant was able to combine his passions for basketball, teaching and connecting people into a career in the NBA. Check out his Coaches Story to learn more about[…]

The Game Within the Game With Fred Vinson

Great video by New Orleans Pelicans insider Ryan Doyle on Pelicans’ Assistant Coach Fred Vinson and how he has motivated and helped Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball through their nightly shooting sessions. “It’s about the game within the game.”

The NBA Coaches Association Celebrates International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Charlotte Gibson of ESPN wrote a great article on the tremendous hard work and unique experiences our Coaches bring to the NBA. Click here to learn more:

Coach Donaldson’s Path to the NBA

(Photograph via The Star) Great 3-part series by Owen Siebring of the Siouxland News on Toronto Raptors Assistant Coach Brittni Donaldson and her path to becoming an NBA Assistant Coach. As a former star athlete for Sioux City North and the University of Northern Iowa, Coach Donaldson entered the league as a Data Analyst for[…]

Neckties, NBA Coaches, and the Value of Building Genuine Relationships with David Fogel

Photograph via Sports Business Classroom The National Basketball Coaches Association Executive Director, David Fogel, recently sat down with Sergio Millas for the Sports Business Classroom podcast. In this episode, they discussed how: David’s interest in labor relations was sparked through his family’s necktie business, the importance of building genuine relationships and learning from mentors, and[…]

Wharton Alum Taylor Jenkins Exceeds Expectations as Second-Youngest NBA Head Coach

Photograph via The Daily Pennsylvanian Great article by Charlie Dolgenos of The Daily Pennsylvanian on Memphis Grizzlies Head Coach and Wharton alum Taylor Jenkins and how he has flown through the ranks of the NBA becoming the league’s second-youngest Head Coach. Check out the full article here:

Coach Nurse and Coach Bjorkgren Together at NBA All-Star

Photograph via The Star Great article by Lori Ewing of The Canadian Press on Toronto Raptors Coaches Nick Nurse and Nate Bjorkgren and how their friendship began at the University of South Dakota and has led them to coaching together at the 2020 All-Star Game. Check out the full article at:

Coach JD DuBois and The Right Conversation

(Photograph via Everyone Has a Story website) On Thursday evening, JD DuBois and Everyone Has a Story (EHAS) hosted a panel focused on mental health to kickoff the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend. EHAS is a non-profit organization founded by Detroit Pistons Assistant Coach JD DoBois in 2016. The organization focuses on promoting compassion for others[…]

Mike Brown to Coach Olympic-bound Nigeria Basketball Team

Congratulations to Golden State Warriors Assistant Coach Mike Brown on being named the Head Coach of the Nigerian national basketball team that is heading to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Check out the full article here: 

Raptors’ Nick Nurse named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for January

Eastern Conference Coach of the Month Nick Nurse led the Raptors to a division-leading 12-3 record in the month of January. In the last 15 games, the Raptors dominated both ends of the floor averaging 10.0 steals per game and 12.8 3 pointers per game. Congratulations to Coach Nurse and the entire Raptors staff on this[…]

JJ Outlaw – Whoever You Are, Stay True to That

Cleveland Cavaliers Assistant Coach JJ Outlaw grew up around the NBA with his father Coach John Outlaw. JJ knew that after playing for the Philadelphia Eagles, he wanted to follow his father’s footsteps and coach in the NBA. From starting in the video room with the Los Angeles Lakers, to becoming an Assistant Coach first[…]

Mike Malone joins the Serbian national team

Congratulations to Denver Nuggets Head Coach Mike Malone on being selected to join the coaching staff of the Serbian national basketball team at the upcoming Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade. Coach Malone will continue his great coaching relationship with the Serbian national team and Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic. Check out the full story at:[…]

Represent Justice Campaign

In December 2019, the REPRESENT JUSTICE Campaign tipped off a series of basketball games at correctional facilities across the country between incarcerated individuals and NBA Coaches, with Players serving as honorary coaches. The first games to take place were the Sacramento Kings (December 12, 2019) and Milwaukee Bucks (December 18, 2019), with more activations with[…]

Atlanta Hawks Coach Lloyd Pierce and his connection to Dr. King’s Legacy

Great article by J.R. Gamble of The Shadow League on Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Lloyd Pierce’s connection to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, the Georgia Innocence Project and more. Check out the full article at:

The Brooklyn Nets Coaching Staff Hosted a Coaches Clinic for Over 100 Local Coaches

On January 8, 2020, the Brooklyn Nets Basketball Academy hosted a Coaches Clinic where over 100 Coaches received training and tips from members of the Brooklyn Nets Coaching Staff. To conclude the evening Positive Coaching Alliance made a presentation about “Coaching for Winning & Life Lessons.” Check out the full article here:

Dutch Gaitley – Pave Your Own Path

Charlotte Hornets Assistant Coach Dutch Gaitley grew up in a basketball family. From the courts of Temple University to the San Antonio Spurs video room, Coach Gaitley learned that it only takes one team to take a chance on you. Check out his Coaches Story to learn more about his journey to the NBA, his[…]


This video puts together three fantastic workouts from three great NBA Coaches: Brett Brown, Brad Stevens, and Steve Kerr. These three videos combined make for a perfect NBA-esque workout for anyone out there. Brett Brown covers ball handling with his pound series. Brad Stevens covers finishing with his Father and Son series. Steve Kerr covers[…]

Facing Adversity Head On, How Lionel Hollins Went from Junior College Standout to NBA Champion

According to Los Angeles Lakers Assistant Coach Lionel Hollins, the will to win goes beyond numbers. He credits his experiences growing up for much of his growth and development on and off the court. Check out his journey from junior college standout to NBA Champion, and much more. Subscribe on YouTube:… Like us on[…]

Steve Kerr teaches How To BECOME A GREAT 3 POINT SHOOTER

Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr teaches you some tips to help you become a great 3 point shooter. Steve Kerr is the NBA’s all time leader in 3 point field goal percentage making a whopping 45.4% of all 3 point attempts. Coach Kerr focuses on the fundamentals while giving his own personal preference on[…]

Empire State of Mind: How NYC Developed Denver Nuggets Head Coach Michael Malone

Great article by Eric Spyropoulos on how Denver Nuggets Head Coach Michael Malone’s childhood and early coaching years in NYC (some of which were alongside his father and former NBA Coach Brendan Malone) helped pave the way for his career in the game. Check out the full article at: Empire State of Mind: How NYC[…]

Lloyd Pierce and the Atlanta Hawks Partner with the Georgia Innocence Project

Head Coach Lloyd Pierce and the Atlanta Hawks recently announced a partnership with the Georgia Innocence Project (GIP) to produce co-branded merchandise, to raise awareness, and to help prevent wrongful convictions. At the Hawks game on November 20, 2019, Coach Pierce spoke to the fans in attendance about the imprisonment of innocent people in Georgia[…]

2019 NBA Coaches Association Health and Heart Screening

During the 2019 Las Vegas Summer League, the National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA) teamed up with Athletic Heart to provide free Health and Heart Screenings for all NBA Coaches which allowed them to gather the necessary information about their health and make a game plan to address any potential issues that arise from the various[…]

Nick Nurse Named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for October & November

Eastern Conference Coach of the Month Nick Nurse is building off last year’s success with a hot start to the 2019-20 season. During the months of October and November, he has led the Raptors to a 14-4 start thanks to an offense shooting 46.3% from the field and hitting 14.5 threes per game. Congratulations to[…]

Frank Vogel Named NBA Western Conference Coach of the Month for October & November

Western Conference Coach of the Month Frank Vogel lead the Los Angeles Lakers to division-leading 17-2 record during October/November. During this period, the Lakers defense dominated the western conference averaging 8.5 steals per game, 7.3 blocks per game and 35 defensive rebounds per game. Congratulations to Coach Vogel and the entire Lakers staff on this[…]

Get NBA HANDLES with This Dribbling Drill from Brett Brown of the 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers Coach Brett Brown concludes his pound series with the summertime dribbling drill. This drill is designed to have you and your players do whatever dribble moves they want to do over a 30 second period. Coach Brown teaches many dribble moves throughout the entire series. The entire series can be found by signing[…]

Jim O’Brien – “BEEF” Form Shooting Introduction

Assistant Coach Jim O’Brien of the Philadelphia 76ers brings you a great drill to improve your, or your players’, shooting form. Coach O’Brien calls it the BEEF method. Check out the full video, newly released on the eCoachBasketball platform, to see what BEEF stands for and to improve your shooting. iOS:… Apple TV:…[…]

Patrick Mutombo – The Journey of an Artist On and Off the Court

Defending NBA Champion and Toronto Raptors Assistant Coach Patrick Mutombo shares his journey, love of painting and how the connections he develops with his players not only allow him to impact their lives, but also helps him become a better leader. This story is a part of the NBCA Coaches Stories series. Join us as[…]

Taylor Jenkins Path to Becoming the NBA’s Second Youngest Head Coach

“‘[Jenkins] has the overall knowledge of everything that it takes to be a head coach. It always starts with a high basketball acumen […] but you also need an understanding of what’s happening in the [NBA] landscape,’ Budenholzer said. ‘How are you building culture, how are you building your team, can you work with a[…]

Meet the Coach Who Will Shape The Clippers’ Defense

Great article by Sean Deveney in Forbes about Los Angeles Clippers Assistant Coach Rex Kalamian and how he has come full circle from breaking into the NBA with the Clippers in 1992 under mentor and then Head Coach Bill Fitch, to beginning his second season of his second stint with the Clippers under Head Coach[…]

This NBA man became known for his trademark bow ties – and heart of gold

Michael H. Goldberg, the longtime former NBCA Executive Director relentlessly advocated for NBA Coaches from 1980 until his passing in 2017. For nearly four decades, Michael raised the profile of NBA Coaches both domestically and internationally and helped initiate and increase pension funding, annuity and disability plans and licensing and marketing programs for Coaches. He[…]

Scott Morrison – From Coaches Son to NBA Assistant Coach

Boston Celtics Assistant Coach Scott Morrison grew up a coach’s son and had the opportunity to learn a lot from his dad at a young age. Now as an NBA Assistant Coach Morrison has found a way to morph his own style and his dads together. One thing he has always found value in is[…]

Enjoy Your Journey, How David Vanterpool Made His Way to the NBA

According to Timberwolves Associate Head Coach David Vanterpool, the game of basketball always kept calling him. Coach Vanterpool’s journey has taken him from the playgrounds of Silver Spring, MD to Italy, China, Russia and beyond. Now as an NBA Coach he is imparting this mentality on his players: constantly learning from the journey more than[…]

One on One with NBA Assistant Coach Kara Lawson

“I think everyone feels that the tide is turning, not just in basketball, but in professional sports. That little girl that comes up to me today is going to have a better opportunity, a greater chance … the ability to take it farther than I have because that’s kind of how you hope society evolves[…]

“Memphis Grizzlies Head Coach Taylor Jenkins Launches “Coach Jenkins’ Assists for Education” Program for 2019-20 Season

On October 25, 2019, Memphis Grizzlies Head Coach Taylor Jenkins announced his “Coach Jenkins’ Assists for Education” Program for the 2019-20 season. Through the program, Coach Jenkins has pledged to donate $10 per Grizzlies assist throughout the 2019-20 regular season to reach his goal of providing $20,000 of support for students in Shelby County Schools.[…]

Frank Vogel’s Journey to Becoming the Lakers Head Coach

(Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images) To be able to step away and be a part of these other camps for a few days each time, you get to see a completely different way of doing things,’ Lakers coach Frank Vogel said of the year he spent visiting assorted college and NBA coaching staffs. ‘Whether it’s[…]

Behind the Scenes: Training Camp With the Washington Wizards Coaching Staff

“Inside Look: Wizards Coaches Meeting at Training Camp” On National Coaches Day (Oct. 6th), Coach Scott Brooks took the NBA inside a Coaches meeting at training camp. Head Coach Scott Brooks and Assistant Coaches Tony Brown, Mike Longabardi, Robert Pack and Jarell Christian discussed steps the Washington Wizards plan to take as they kick off[…]

NBCA and NBA Partner to Provide Continuing Professional Development Opportunities Through the NBA Coaches Equality Initiative

“New database, coaching summit can establish path for women in NBA” Thank you to the Sports Business Journal and Shira Springer for highlighting the work the NBCA and NBA are doing to provide continuing professional development opportunities through the NBA Coaches Equality Initiative and the new database launching later this season. “If the database works[…]

Steve Kerr: Learning the Step Back Introduction

Learn the basics to the infamous step back from Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr. Coach Kerr is a legendary shooter in the NBA and wants to help improve your arsenal of moves. Check out this introduction to his step back drill. The full step back drill has just been released on the eCoachBasketball platform.[…]

Sixers Head Coach Brett Brown Host’s His 5th Annual “Coach The Coaches” Clinic

On Monday, September 23, 2019, Philadelphia 76ers Coach Brett Brown hosted his 5th Annual “Coach the Coaches” Clinic. The clinic was free and open to basketball coaches of all ages and levels (youth, high school, college), who had the opportunity to participate in an interactive clinic and learn directly from Coach Brown and his great[…]

Wrongful Conviction Day

Today, October 2, 2019, marks the 6th annual International Wrongful Conviction Day to raise awareness of the causes and remedies of wrongful conviction and to recognize the tremendous personal, social, and emotional costs of wrongful conviction for innocent people and their families. The collaboration between the NBA family and organizations of the Innocence Network began[…]

Steve Kerr: Spin Shooting Introduction

Golden State Warriors Coach brings a shooting drill that was created by Steve Nash. This drill is designed to help you go from moving incredibly fast to locking on to your target, which is the basket. The full drill is available now on the eCoachBasketball platform. iOS:… Apple TV:… Android:… Twitter:[…]

Pelicans Assistant Coach Teresa Weatherspoon Becomes the 11th Female Coach in the NBA

The Pelicans hired WNBA legend Teresa Weatherspoon on Thursday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Weatherspoon will work in a “player development role,” with New Orleans, per Wojnarowski. A 2019 inductee into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, Weatherspoon joins New Orleans with an impressive list of career accolades. She won the national championship with Louisiana Tech in[…]

Cavaliers Head Coach John Beilein is Inducted into Canisius Hall of Fame

John Beilein has always been thankful for Canisius College, even though it took the folks under the Golden Dome five years to come around and give him the job as their men’s basketball coach. In 1987, Beilein was a candidate to replace Nick Macarchuk at age 34 but the school went with Marty Marbach and[…]

Jim O’Brien: Tight Screen – Curls and Fades Introduction

Philadelphia 76ers Assistant Coach Jim O’Brien brings you a drill to help you learn how to read the defense and use screens to get your shot off. Do not look at the basketball until the defense commits. The full drill can be found on the eCoachBasketball platform. iOS:… Apple TV:… Android:… Twitter:[…]

Lloyd Pierce and the Hawks Coaching Staff Host Second Annual Coaches Clinic

Earlier this evening, Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Lloyd Pierce hosted his second annual Coaches Clinic at the team’s official practice facility, the Emory Sports Medicine Complex. This invite-only professional development clinic brought together more than 125 coaches from various high schools and colleges throughout the state of Georgia and the southeast region. Click here for[…]

Brittni Donaldson’s Unique Path to the Raptors Bench

Brittni Donaldson was almost literally born into basketball in Iowa, but even she could never have imagined her improbable path to becoming the league’s 10th current female assistant coach, and the youngest at just 26 years old. Donaldson spent the last two seasons as a data analyst — i.e., advanced stats guru — in the[…]

Raptors Head Coach Nick Nurse to Coach Team Canada in the 2019 FIBA World Cup

Nick Nurse could have been relaxing and recharging after the Toronto Raptors’ heady and historic — and long — NBA championship run. Instead, the 52-year-old Iowan was on the other side of the world on Saturday, a day before Canada’s hodgepodge men’s basketball team tipped off the FIBA World Cup against Australia, and a month[…]

Coaching Team USA has been a Dream Come True for Gregg Popovich

Even now, U.S coach Gregg Popovich remains a military man. Nearly a half-century after his graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy, it hasn’t been uncommon in recent San Antonio Spurs offseasons for Popovich to return for workouts on the wooded trails of that campus in Colorado. He’d be gasping thin air found at 7,700[…]

Mark Daigneault’s Path to the NBA

The game had ended hours ago, but Mark Daigneault still sat in his office with Michael Frazier. This was before Daigneault’s five-year G League stint as head coach of the Blue and his transition to Thunder assistant coach last month. He was a Florida assistant, coaching under Billy Donovan. And Frazier — then a Gators[…]

Former Utah Jazz Head Coach Tom Nissalke Passes Away at age 87

Thomas Edward “Tom” Nissalke, who won Coach of the Year honors in two leagues and helped establish a basketball legacy in Utah as the first head coach of the Utah Jazz, died Thursday at his home in Salt Lake City. He was 87. “The Miller Family, along with the Jazz organization, are saddened to hear[…]

Former Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt Reveals he has MS

Israeli-American basketball coach David Blatt revealed Monday that he was battling a progressive form of multiple sclerosis, but vowed to stay positive while fighting the degenerative disease. In an open letter published by the Greek team that he currently coaches, the 60-year-old Blatt said that he had been diagnosed with primary-progressive multiple sclerosis earlier this[…]

Steve Kerr: Shooting with Touch Introduction

Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr teaches you a drill to help you get better shooting at different spots on the floor. Shooting with touch is important because it trains your brain on how to shoot from different distances and angles. Check out the full drill on the eCoachBasketball platform. iOS:… Apple TV:…[…]

Milwaukee Bucks Assistant Coach Darvin Ham Graduates from Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) – This weekend, 13 current and former Red Raider student-athletes walked the stage and graduated from Texas Tech University. One of them is former Red Raider basketball player and current top assistant coach for the Milwaukee Bucks, Darvin Ham. Ham suited up for Texas Tech from 1993-96 seasons, and helped Tech to[…]

Jim O’Brien: Front Pivot Elbow Shooting Introduction

Philadelphia 76ers Assistant Coach Jim O’Brien teaches you a drill to help practice using a front pivot leading into a shot. This drill is great for players to practice shooting on the move while also bettering their footwork. Check out the full drill on the eCoachBasketball platform. iOS:… Apple TV:… Android:… Twitter:[…]

2019 Tex Winter Assistant Coach Lifetime Impact Award Winner: Bill Bertka

Former Lakers Assistant Coach Bill Bertka has seen it all during his 50 year coaching career. The 10-time NBA champion has now added the Tex Winter Assistant Coach Lifetime Impact Award to his trophy collection. During this year’s NBA Summer League we had the opportunity to sit down with Coach Bertka to see what this[…]

The Shelf Life of an NBA Coach

The unmistakable wail of electric guitar prompted Nick Nurse to bound to his feet. The grand finale he’d been waiting on was finally here, and the Toronto Raptors coach waved his arms to the heavens, gleefully swaying to the beat with the rest of the packed house at the Tropicana in Las Vegas. What Prince[…]

Stan Van Gundy: Post Drop Step Introduction

NBA Coach Stan Van Gundy continues his post moves series. In this video, Coach focuses on how to use the drop step to either go baseline or to attack the middle depending on how the defense is playing you. Check out the full drill on the eCoachBasketball platform. iOS:… Apple TV:… Android:…[…]

2019 NBCA Int’l Coaches Clinic

Some of the best minds in basketball came together to share ideas at this year’s 2019 NBCA International Coaches Clinic. Hosted in Las Vegas during the NBA Summer League, the clinic was headlined by George Karl, Mike D’Antoni, Nick Nurse and Bill Bertka sharing their wisdom in front of 100+ coaches on the college and[…]

Timberwolves Head Coach Ryan Saunders Stops by Vikings Training Camp

An extra coach made an appearance on the sideline for Monday’s Verizon Vikings Training Camp practice. Only, he took notes instead of giving them. Timberwolves Head Coach Ryan Saunders watched the Vikings practice along with Timberwolves rookies Jarrett Culver, Jaylen Nowell and Naz Reid, and a number of staff members. Saunders self-identified as a “die-hard”[…]

Terry Stotts Wins the 2019 Slats Gill Sportsperson of the Year Award

Stotts should not need much of an introduction to people in the Pacific Northwest. As the Portland Trail Blazers head coach, he has been instrumental to the team’s recent success, making the NBA playoffs during six of the seven seasons in Rip City. With a record of 345-264, Stotts is currently second on the Blazers[…]

Jim O’Brien: Press Breaker 1 Introduction

Philadelphia 76ers Assistant Coach Jim O’Brien teaches you a press breaker designed with an attack mentality. This press breaker is designed to put the ball in your best ball handler’s hands and to take advantage of teams that are pressing you. The full drill can be found on the eCoachBasketball platform. iOS:… Apple TV:[…]

NBA Coaches Inaugural Development Summit

Most people know that NBA Summer League is about development. It’s the first taste for rookies, both drafted and undrafted, of life in professional basketball. It also serves as an opportunity for younger players trying to earn playing time they missed out on during the regular season due to roster depth. What most don’t know[…]

Mike Budenholzer: 404 Drill Introduction

Milwaukee Bucks Coach Mike Budenholzer brings you a new warmup drill. This drill takes the typical 3 man weave and tweaks it to fit the new era of basketball by including the corner 3 as a shot of emphasis. The full drill can be found on the eCoachBasketball platform. iOS:… Apple TV:… Android:[…]

Steve Kerr: Beat the Pro Introduction

Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr teaches the beat the pro drill. This is a shooting drill that helps with your conditioning and shooting when you’re tired. The shooter gets one point per make and the shooter’s opponent, “the pro,” gets two points for every miss. Set a score limit and get to work! The[…]

Jim O’Brien – Team Chemistry Introduction

Philadelphia 76ers Assistant Coach Jim O’Brien teaches you a few methods to help build team chemistry and respect among the coach and the athletes. Team chemistry is crucial in becoming a successful basketball team. The full video can be found on the eCoachBasketball platform. iOS:… Apple TV:… Android:…

Milwaukee Bucks Head Coach Mike Budenholzer Wins NBA Coach of the Year

Mike Budenholzer has been named the NBA’s Coach of the Year for the 2018-19 season, the league announced tonight during the NBA Awards. Budenholzer, who is now a two-time winner of the award, joins Don Nelson as the only coaches in Bucks history to be named NBA Coach of the Year. “We are thrilled for[…]

Jim O’Brien – 4 Horsemen Into Thumb Up Introduction

Philadelphia 76ers Assistant Coach Jim O’Brien introduces you to the sideline 4 horsemen out of bounds play. Coach O’Brien transitions the out of bounds play into a thumb up set. The set is designed to help you score if the defense really tries to pressure the inbounds play. iOS:… Apple TV:… Android:…

Jim O’Brien: Automatic Against a Zone Introduction

Philadelphia 76ers Assistant Coach Jim O’Brien teaches you the “Automatic” set to run in an out of bounds situation after a timeout or foul shot. This set prepares your team to go against any sort of defense – trapping half court, man to man, and zone. This particular drill teaches you how to respond to[…]

Doc Rivers Wins the 2018-19 Rudy Tomjanovich Award

The Professional Basketball Writers Association (PBWA) announced today that L.A. Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers has won the 2018-19 Rudy Tomjanovich Award, which honors an NBA coach for his cooperation with the media and fans, as well as his excellence on the court. In his sixth season with the Clippers, Rivers, who previously won the[…]

Memphis Grizzlies Hire Former Bucks Assistant Taylor Jenkins

The Memphis Grizzlies have named Taylor Jenkins as the team’s new head coach. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Grizzlies will officially introduce Coach Jenkins as head coach at a media availability at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12 in the Don Poier Media Center at FedExForum. The availability will[…]

Nick Nurse’s Road to the NBA

Nick Nurse has certainly paid his dues to be the head coach of the Toronto Raptors as they try to win their first ever NBA title. It’s not only a special moment for him and the team, but also for many in the state of Iowa, including Nurse’s former coaches and teammates at Northern Iowa.[…]


TORONTO, Canada June 2, 2019— Frank Layden, one of the sports world’s most colorful characters and whose impact on the NBA transcended his coaching contributions, is the recipient of the 2019 Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Basketball Coaches Association announced today. “Frank Layden represents the very best in coaching,” said Dallas Mavericks Head[…]

Timberwolves Head Coach Ryan Saunders Donates Tickets to Minnesota Lynx Home Opener

Minnesota Timberwolves Head Coach Ryan Saunders has purchased and donated 500 tickets to the Lynx Home Opener on May 25, 2019 vs. the Chicago Sky. The tickets will go to several youth organizations through the Minnesota Lynx Tickets for Kids program. “I’m a big fan of the Lynx and head coach Cheryl Reeve and want[…]

Stan Van Gundy: 2 Ball Mikan Drill Introduction

NBA Coach Stan Van Gundy teaches you the two ball Mikan drill. The Mikan drill is especially useful in today’s game to help players learn to finish around the rim with both hands. This is a good drill to be done by yourself and there are ways to practice normal and reverse layups. The full[…]

Jim O’Brien: Jam the Passer Introduction

Philadelphia 76ers Assistant Coach Jim O’Brien continues his defensive series. It’s important to jam the passer on the wing by putting your forearm into the offensive player’s lower hip after defending their passing options. Your positioning allows you to keep an eye on the ball while keeping your options open as a defender. Check out[…]

NBA, NBCA aim to develop ‘level’ coaching pool

The NBA and the National Basketball Coaches Association are creating a partnership and program intended to prepare and illuminate a more complete pool of future NBA coaches, league officials told ESPN. “We are not talking about a quota system,” Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, president of the NBCA, told ESPN. “Rival leagues have proven that[…]

Kenny Atkinson: Hop Reverse Finish Introduction

Brooklyn Nets Coach Kenny Atkinson continues his finishing series. This video focuses on the hop reverse finish. This move is useful when a defender is on your side and you want to surprise them. Coach Atkinson’s full finishing series is available on the eCoachBasketball platform. eCoach Home: eCoachBasketball:

Terry Stotts: Introduction to Reading Flare Screens

Portland Trail Blazers Coach Terry Stotts teaches you how to read the defense when you’re running a flare screen offensive set. It is important to react to the defense’s decisions to get your man open. You can check out the full offensive sets series from Terry Stotts on the eCoachBasketball platform. eCoach Home: eCoachBasketball:[…]

The Portland Trail Blazers Coaching Staff Wore Bowties for Game 2 to Honor Jon Yim

If you’re watching Game 2 of the Portland Trail Blazers-Denver Nuggets series tonight then you’ve probably seen Portland head coach Terry Stotts rocking a bow tie. And while some are having fun with it on Twitter, there’s actually a special reason behind him wearing it. It’s a tribute to Jon Yim, the team’s video coordinator[…]

Luke Walton: Rip Through Off the Pin Down Introduction

Coach Luke Walton continues his pin down series. This drill focuses on performing a rip through move after coming off of the pin down screen. The full video, along with Coach Walton’s full Pin Down Series, is available now on the eCoachBasketball platform. eCoach Home: eCoachBasketball:

Former NBA Coach John MacLeod Passes Away at 81

John MacLeod, the coach who led the Phoenix Suns on an improbable run to the 1976 National Basketball Association finals against the Boston Celtics — a series that included one of the most memorable playoff games in N.B.A. history — died on Sunday. He was 81. MacLeod’s son, Matt, confirmed the death to The Associated[…]

Steve Kerr: Pump Fake Shooting Introduction

Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr continues his shooting series. Coach Kerr teaches you a drill to help you learn how to pump fake. The pump fake is good to get the defender off you for an open shot. The full drill, along with Coach Kerr’s full shooting series, is available on the eCoachBasketball platform.[…]

Steve Clifford Named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for March & April

ORLANDO – The NBA has announced that Orlando Magic Head Coach Steve Clifford has been named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for March/April 2019. It marks the second time during his career that Clifford has been named NBA Coach of the Month and the seventh time a Magic coach has won the award.[…]

Terry Stotts Named Western Conference Coach of the Month for March & April

PORTLAND, Ore. (April 11, 2019) – Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stottshas been named NBA Western Conference Coach of the Month for games played in March and April, the league announced today. Currently in his seventh season with Portland, Stotts led the Trail Blazers to a 10-5 record in March and a 5-1 mark in April.[…]

Lindsey Harding Becomes First Female Coach in 76ers Franchise History

PHILADELPHIA – APRIL 10, 2019 – Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Elton Brand announced today that the team has promoted Lindsey Harding to Player Development Coach. “Lindsey Harding has quickly become a valued member of our organization and she possesses a great basketball mind,” said 76ers General Manager Elton Brand. “Promoting Lindsey to Player Development Coach[…]

Nate McMillan: Multiple Pick and Rolls – Dribble Handoff Introduction

Indiana Pacers Coach Nate McMillan introduces you to his multiple pick and rolls defense series. This drill is focused on how to defend the dribble handoff coming out of the pick and roll. The full drill, along with the other drills in this series are available on the eCoachBasketball platform. eCoach Home: eCoachBasketball:

Bucks Head Coach Budenholzer Hosts Inaugural Assists for Hunger Dinner

To help raise awareness and funds in support of ending hunger challenges, Coach Budenholzer hosted his Inaugural Assists for Hunger Dinner along with the support of the Bucks players. All the funds raised benefited Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Click here to see the full gallery: Coach Bud’s Assist For Hunger Dinner Source:

Elton Brand: Screening to Get Open Introduction

Two-time NBA All-Star and 76ers General Manager, Elton Brand and 76ers Assistant Coach Jim O’Brien teach you about setting a good pick in order to force the defense to send help. The goal is to free up your teammate and get them open. The full drill is available on the eCoachBasketball platform. eCoach Home:[…]

How Sam Cassell Helped Timberwolves Head Coach Ryan Saunders Grow as a Coach

The NBA family is a close one, and most relationships have some history. Ryan Saunders’ relationship with Sam Cassell has plenty of layers. Both have a special place in Timberwolves history. Cassell was part of the 2004 Western Conference Finals team and although he played only two seasons with the Wolves, those two seasons were[…]

Stan Van Gundy: 1 Minute 3-Point Shooting Drill Introduction

NBA Coach Stan Van Gundy introduces a drill designed to help you become a better three point shooter and to help improve your conditioning. The goal is to see how many 3’s you can get up and how many 3’s you can make in a minute, all while coming off the dribble. The full drill[…]

Clippers Honor Assistant Coach Rex Kalamian with Armenian Heritage Night

The Clippers catered to Los Angeles’ Armenian fans Tuesday with a themed event they called Armenian Heritage Night. The evening marked the second consecutive season that the NBA franchise has paid tribute to the million-plus Armenians who reside in greater Los Angeles County. “I’m very proud of my nationality and heritage,” said Clippers assistant coach[…]

The Orlando Magic and Steve Clifford Hosted a Clinic for 75 Local Kids

ORLANDO – Imagine you’re a kid, you’ve recently started playing basketball and Evan Fournier gives you ball handling advice, Nikola Vucevic shows you how to box out and grab rebounds, Jonathan Isaac explains to you the art of making driving layups and Steve Clifford demonstrates how to get into a proper defensive stance. A dream[…]

Brad Stevens: Vegas Closeouts – Gapping a Driver Introduction

Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens continues his Vegas Closeouts defensive series. This video focuses on guarding down screens in a 3 on 3 format and how to respond when playing against a team of players that are more likely to drive the ball than shoot. The full drill is available on the eCoachBasketball platform. eCoach[…]

Terry Stotts: Corner Split Options Introduction

Portland Trail Blazers Coach Terry Stotts teaches you how to read defenses when running a split action and how to respond to those defensive sets. Coach Stotts’s full split action series is available now on the eCoachBasketball platform. eCoach Home: eCoachBasketball:

Jim Boylen’s Coaching Style is Winning Over Bulls

During a timeout as the Bulls earned a rare home victory over the Grizzlies on Wednesday to head into the All-Star break on a positive note, Zach LaVine spoke up to coach Jim Boylen. Mindful that Otto Porter Jr. was on his way to a career-high 37 points, LaVine, who took just 10 shots with[…]

Alvin Gentry’s Favorite Spots to Eat in New Orleans

Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry and Fox Sports New Orleans sideline reporter Jen Hale talk about their favorite New Orleans cuisine in this episode of Cadillac Carpool. Click here for the full video: Cadillac Carpool with Alvin Gentry: Episode 4 Source:

Bucks Coaching Staff Takes Time Out of Busy All-Star Weekend Schedule to Give Back

Bucks Coaches joined the NBA Rising Stars, Classroom Central and students from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools as they package school supplies for students and teachers across North Carolina. Headspace will also donate 2,100 subscription cards to be packed in the Classroom Central kits, which will be made available to teachers from low-income districts at no cost. Click[…]

Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich Honored as Air Force Hall of Fame Inductee

Air Force’s team captain in basketball from 1970 will headline this year’s academy Athletics Hall of Fame class. You may have heard of him. Gregg Popovich — Pop — has gone on to win five NBA titles with the San Antonio Spurs as one of the most successful coaches in American sports history. His career[…]

Clippers Assistant Coach Natalie Nakase is Living Out Her Dream Coaching in the NBA

Natalie Nakase is conspicuous among the towering men who, like her, are playing out their dreams on the Clippers’ practice courts. Instructing, high-fiving, passing, cajoling, prodding, commanding attention and effort, she is, unlike them, petite, female, of Japanese descent – “a really good example of the fact that passion for basketball can come in a[…]

Mike Weinar – Mavericks Assistant Has Been a Part of Championships at NCAA and NBA Level

Dallas Mavericks Assistant Coach Mike Weinar cut his teeth as a grad assistant at the University of Florida, where, during his time there, they won back to back NCAA Championships. After his tutelage under Billy Donovan, Coach Weinar joined Rick Carlisle’s staff and shortly after won an NBA championship. Despite his success early on in[…]

Luke Walton: Curling Off the Pin Down Screen Introduction

Los Angeles Lakers Coach Luke Walton teaches you how to run a pin down play to get your shooters open. The screener needs to make sure they have the correct angle to screen the defender and the shooter needs to cut close to the screener to lose his man. Coach Walton’s full offensive series of[…]

Jr. NBA Selects Kings Assistant Coach Bryan Gates to Join Leadership Council

Today, the NBA announced that Sacramento Kings Assistant Coach Bryan Gates was selected to join the Jr. NBA Leadership Council scheduled to meet in Charlotte during NBA All-Star Weekend 2019. “The Jr. NBA program makes basketball accessible to our youth, teaching them the fundamentals and core values of the game and I am honored to[…]

How Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers Unoffically Started His Coaching Career

The unofficial start to Doc Rivers’ coaching career began ominously on an icy day in Grand Rapids, Mich., 20 years ago this winter. Rivers had arrived to observe the coaching staff of the Grand Rapids Hoops of the Continental Basketball Association, but before he ever got to the arena to learn the nuances of a[…]

Mike Budenholzer Named Head Coach for Team Giannis at 2019 NBA All-Star Game

NEW YORK — Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer and his staff will coach Team Giannis in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 17 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C. The 68th NBA All-Star Game, featuring Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis, will air live at 8 p.m. ET on TNT and ESPN Radio in the United States.[…]

Mike Malone Named Head Coach for Team LeBron at 2019 NBA All-Star Game

NEW YORK — Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone and his staff will coach Team LeBron in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte, North Carolina. The 68th NBA All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, Feb. 17 at Spectrum Center, airing live on TNT and ESPN Radio in the United States at 8 p.m. ET.  NBA All-Star[…]

Mike Budenholzer: Slide, Sprint, Shoot: Whole Team Introduction

Milwaukee Bucks Head Coach Mike Budenholzer introduces you to a warmup drill he does with his entire team – the slide, sprint, shoot drill. This drill is a good drill to get bigs, guards, and wings geared up and ready for a good practice. Coach Bud’s full video series on the slide, sprint, shoot drill,[…]

Steve Kerr Named Western Conference Coach of the Month for January

Steve Kerr has been named the Western Conference Coach of the Month after leading the Golden State Warriors to the NBA’s best record in January. The Warriors lost their first game in January, and their final one, as well. They won everything in between, putting together a dominant 11-game winning streak. They finished the month 11-2, with[…]

Mike Budenholzer Named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for January

  Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer has been named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for January, the NBA announced today. Budenholzer led the Bucks to an Eastern Conference-best 12-3 (.800) record in January, while staying atop the league standings entering February at 37-13. This is the third time in Budenholzer’s career that[…]

Kaleb Canales – Knicks Assistant Coach Stays True To His Laredo, TX Roots

New York Knicks Assistant Coach Kaleb Canales grew up with ambitions similar to most kids in Texas: to play sports professionally. When that didn’t pan out, he turned to the next best thing to keep himself close to the game he loves: coaching. After 10 years in Portland, his career has taken him through Dallas[…]

Minnesota Timberwolves Ryan Saunders is the First Millennial Head Coach in the NBA

The newly minted head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves wears a Fitbit on his left wrist to track his exercise and a Whoop band on his right wrist to monitor his sleep. While overseeing a late-January shoot-around, the longtime sneaker-head rocked Air Jordan 11s but expressed a preference for the Jordan 3s, first released in[…]

The Nets Kenny Atkinson Team Up With The Innocence Project to Host a Discussion on Wrongful Convictions

The Brooklyn Nets are partnering with the Innocence Project to hold a panel discussion about wrongful convictions on Tuesday, January 29 when the team hosts the Chicago Bulls at Barclays Center. The pregame panel will begin promptly at 5:30p.m. in the arena’s Billboard Lounge. The discussion will focus on raising awareness about wrongful convictions and criminal justice reform in the Brooklyn[…]

Kristi Toliver’s Journey From the WNBA to the Washington Wizards

Catch up with the Wizards new Assistant Coach, Kristi Toliver as she made history by becoming the first active WNBA player to serve as an NBA assistant. Click here for the full feature:All-Access with Wizards Assistant Coach Kristi Toliver Source:

How Hornets Head Coach James Borrego Made a Name for Himself as a Video Coordinator

Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego often tells a story about that day more than a decade ago when Gregg Popovich asked him what he thought about a particular strategy. Borrego, then the San Antonio Spurs’ video coordinator, never imagined Popovich, the Spurs’ Hall of Fame coach, soliciting his opinion. He was lost for words, and[…]

How NBA Coaches Deal With the Grind

Luke Walton began a wellness program for his Lakers coaching staff. Steve Kerr reached out to Steve Clifford after each spent significant time away from the sideline because of debilitating headaches and other symptoms. Coaches around the league are taking preventive measures to help deal with the grind and stresses of a long NBA season.[…]

If Raptors Nick Nurse wasn’t a head coach he would be a college professor

As the head coach of the Toronto Raptors, Nick Nurse has plenty of opportunities to share his knowledge with others. In fact, some would argue that doing so is literally what he is paid to do. And it’s something that he’s been doing pretty effectively. Following five years as an assistant coach with the organization,[…]

Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich Climbs to 3rd in All-Time Wins

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich stands alone, now third all-time in NBA career coaching victories. With the Spurs’ 154-147 double-overtime victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, Popovich earned his 1,222nd career win to pass Jerry Sloan. With another “W”, Popovich will again tie Sloan, this time for most victories coaching a single team (Sloan’s 1,223 with the Jazz,[…]

A Day in the Life of an Assistant Coach

Diehard NBA fans can name every player on their favorite team as well as the head coach and general manager, but how many can name every assistant coach on the bench? How many know what an assistant’s job entails? Countless individuals grind every day to rise through the coaching ranks, hoping to one day secure[…]

Mavericks Coach Jenny Boucek Has Found the Right Balance Between Motherhood and Coaching

On the far end of the Mavericks’ practice court, out of reporters’ hearing range, assistant coach Jenny Boucek is casually monitoring the free-throw routine of 6-foot-11, 265-pound DeAndre Jordan, by percentage the fourth-worst marksman from the so-called charity stripe in NBA history. Two dribbles. Fluid follow-through. Swish. Two afternoons later, in her townhome barely a[…]

Nate McMillan Named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for December

Indiana Pacers head coach Nate McMillan has been named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for games played in December, the NBA announced Wednesday. McMillan led the Pacers to the best record in the NBA in December with a 12-3 mark. The Pacers posted seven straight wins from Dec. 4-16, and closed the month with[…]

Mike D’Antoni Named Western Conference Coach of the Month for December

Today, the NBA announced that Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni was named Western Conference Coach of the Month for December.  It is his franchise-record fourth Coach of the Month award and the ninth of his career. The Rockets were 11-4 in December, winning 10 of their final 11 games.  Houston won a season-high tying five straight[…]

Lloyd Pierce – Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Has One Main Goal: Help Players Get Better

Atlanta Hawks first year Head Coach Lloyd Pierce leaves no question as to where his coaching roots come from: his alma mater Santa Clara University. After playing for professionally for several years overseas, he was given his fist coaching position from his college coach, Dick Davey. In the NBA, he attributes his ascent to simply[…]

Jim O’Brien: Thumb Up Offense Introduction

Philadelphia 76ers Assistant Coach Jim O’Brien introduces you to his thumb up offense series. The thumb up offensive series provides you with multiple post up opportunities as well as multiple shot options. There are a variety of options out of a thumb offense, which Coach O’Brien teaches in this series. The full series is now[…]

David Fizdale: Introduction to Ball Handling in the Post

New York Knicks Coach David Fizdale introduces you to his ball handling series. This series includes both ball handling in the post and just general ball handling. The series also incorporates passing mechanics. The full series from Coach Fizdale is available on the eCoachBasketball platform. eCoach Home: eCoachBasketball:

Ettore Messina – San Antonio Spurs Assistant Is An Italian Coaching Legend

San Antonio Spurs Assistant Coach Ettore Messina’s accolades stretch a page long and worldwide. But he will be the first to tell you that he is still a student of the game, and he is lucky enough to be under the tutelage of possibly the best teacher. Messina began coaching in his home country of[…]

Fred Hoiberg: Transition Shooting Introduction

Chicago Bulls Coach Fred Hoiberg introduces you to his complete shooting series. This video focuses on the transition shooting segment of his tips and drills. There are many other shooting videos in Coach Hoiberg’s series, located on the eCoachBasketball platform. eCoachBasketball: eCoach Home:

Gregg Popovich Climbs to 4th of All-Time Coaching Wins

SAN ANTONIO — Self-deprecating as usual, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich walked away before the obvious question could leave anyone’s lips just minutes after he moved past Pat Riley for fourth on the NBA’s all-time wins list with San Antonio’s 111-86 triumph Tuesday night over the Phoenix Suns. Informed of his latest milestone, Popovich turned around and reached for the door.[…]

Nate Loenser – Chicago Bulls Assistant Coach And Remarkable Overachiever

Despite being born without part of his left arm, Chicago Bulls Assistant Coach Nate Loenser has always set out to be the best at everything he possibly can. At Northern University High School in Cedar Rapids, Coach Loenser earned 11 varsity letters in 4 different sports – Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Golf. In addition to[…]

Nick Nurse Auctions Off Two VIP Experiences to Help The Family Resource Center in Iowa

The Toronto Raptors and Nick Nurse auctioned off a VIP experience including complimentary hotel rooms, meet and greet with the Raptors coaching staff, tickets, two signed jerseys and a swag bag for The Family Resource Center in Iowa. The Family Resource Centers goal is to stock the ‘client needs closet’ year-round but also create awareness[…]

Nate McMillan: Introduction to Multiple Pick and Roll Defense

Indiana Pacers head coach Nate McMillan and assistant coach Dan Burke bring you their multiple pick and roll defensive drills series. Coach Burke says that this drill is ideal for building trust between teammates and learning how to respond to pick and roll situations. The full series is available on the eCoachBasketball platform. eCoach Home:[…]

The Hawks Coaching Staff Hosted a Coaches Clinic for over 350 Local Coaches

Coaches got to hear from experts in the industry including Hawks Assistant Coaches Matt Hill and Nate Babcock; Carol Callan of USA Women’s Basketball, and Hawks Alumni Joe Smith just to name a few. For the full gallery click here: Hawks Welcome More Than 350 Coaches At Clinic Source:  

Nick Nurse, Doc Rivers named Coaches of the Month for October-November

Nick Nurse The Eastern Conference honours Nick Nurse as the Coach of the Month in his first month as the head coach of the Toronto Raptors. He becomes the fourth head coach in Raptors’ history to receive this honour, joining Dwane Casey, Sam Mitchell and Lenny Wilkins. He is also the first rookie head coach[…]

Alvin Gentry: Ball Screen Introduction

New Orleans Pelicans Coach Alvin Gentry brings you his ball screen series. The screen and roll offense is an integral part in most offenses in the modern game of basketball. It is a fairly simple set to run, but there are multiple options that can be utilized. The full series is available now on the[…]

Why Mike D’Antoni Coaches

Mike D’Antoni has been the Houston Rockets Head Coach for 15 years and gave us an inside scoop on why he coaches. In this interview Coach D’Antoni explains the similarities and differences between being a player and a coach and the sense of accomplishment he experiences when coaching. Source: For the full interview click[…]


Sacramento, CA. – The devastation for families in California due to The Camp Fire is enormous. As our neighboring community of Paradise, CA home to over 20,000 continues to grapple with this tragedy, the Dave Joerger Foundation wanted to help. Showing our gratitude for the volunteer firefighters on the front lines, we have donated funds[…]

Mike Budenholzer and the Bucks will Pledge $15 for Every Assist Tallied this Year

This season, Coach Budenholzer will donate $15 to Feeding Wisconsin for every assist the Bucks tally during the 2018-19 season, with a minimum commitment of $25,000. Should the donation reach $25,000 before the season ends, Budenholzer will continue to donate $15 for every assist the Bucks record until the season concludes. Click here to see[…]

Pelicans Head Coach Alvin Gentry’s Coaching Philosophy

Take a step inside the mind of New Orleans Pelicans Coach Alvin Gentry and see his philosophy behind the way he coaches. Over the course of a 15 year coaching career Gentry has found the right way to convey a message to his players with topics ranging from confidence to negative feedback. Click here to[…]

Lloyd Pierce: Introduction to Team Defense

Atlanta Hawks Coach Lloyd Pierce introduces his defensive series of drills. These are drills Coach Pierce has used with the likes of Lebron James, Mike Conley, and Tony Allen – all members of All NBA Defensive Teams. Coach Pierce focuses on proper positioning and how to react to the opposing team’s offense as a unit.[…]

Darren Erman – New Orleans Pelicans; From Attorney at Law to NBA Coach

  Watch New Orleans Pelicans Assistant Coach Darren Erman talk about how a kid from Kentucky went from being a lawyer to an NBA coach. Erman sacrificed nearly everything to pursue a dream that began when he watched the 1980 Louisville basketball team win the national title as a young child. Now his “eat, sleep,[…]

From the G League to the NBA How Nick Nurse and Quin Snyder Became Lifelong Friends

Quin Snyder and Nick Nurse had coached against each other before. There just weren’t that many people around to see it. “We didn’t have pre-game media,” Snyder told reporters before Monday night’s game between the Utah Jazz and the Toronto Raptors, “and sometimes we didn’t have post-game media either.” “One of my favorite things about[…]

Melvin Hunt – Atlanta Hawks Assistant and a Fisherman of Life

Watch Atlanta Hawks assistant coach recount a memory of meeting his basketball hero as a child. The 17-year NBA coaching veteran is currently on the 6th stop of his career, but it all got started for him in Houston. Hunt acknowledges those that gave him his shot and have played the biggest roles in his[…]

Brett Brown: Three on Zero Introduction

Philadelphia 76ers Coach Brett Brown introduces you to his three on zero team drill. This drill is designed to help you learn how to put pressure on the rim, how to get past your man and collapse the defense, how to receive the ball, and how to execute the push pass. The full drill is[…]

Brett Brown: 1 on 1 Around Staggered Cones

Philadelphia 76ers Coach Brett Brown teaches you a drill that can be used to help your finishing game around the rim along with your 1 on 1 transition defense, depending on which role you are filling in the drill. This drill, along with another one on one cone drill, are now available on the eCoachBasketball[…]

Journey Back Through the Career of a 42 Year Coaching Veteran

Watch recently retired NBA coach and military veteran Jeff Bzdelik recount his career, shed light on getting a coaching job, and reflect on some of the people that had the biggest impact on him. This series is produced by HallPass Media.

Pat Sullivan Close to Home Coaching with the Knicks

Jay Mahoney never thought Pat Sullivan would become a coach. Back when Sullivan was playing for the long-time Bogota boys basketball coach, Mahoney didn’t see that career in Sullivan’s future. But looking back, the traits were all there. Sullivan had the work ethic, the commitment, the desire to improve and learn. He never wanted to[…]

Hornets Don’t Mind Jay Triano’s Passion for Basketball in Canada

Go find something to love the way Charlotte Hornets lead assistant Jay Triano loves Canadian basketball. The former Raptors coach is back in Toronto for Monday’s game. Triano, who grew up on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, has a book coming out on his lifelong love affair with hoops and Canada. He’s in his[…]

Kenny Atkinson Looks Back at all the Coaches Who Influenced His Career

Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson entered his third season as an NBA head coach with a reputation as one of the league’s more progressive coaches in terms of embracing what he tends to describe as “the modern NBA” with its offensive emphasis on high-value shots beyond the 3-point line and at the rim, a defensive[…]

Hawks Head Coach Lloyd Pierce Looks to be More Than Just a Coach in Atlanta

ATLANTA — Lloyd Pierce is not your typical NBA head coach. In the same summer where the Charlotte Hornets named James Borrego the first full-time Hispanic head coach in the NBA, Pierce made the move from Philadelphia to Atlanta. He’s soft-spoken but respected. He prides himself on defense but also worked with Stephen Curry during[…]

Boston Celtics Coaching Staff Hosts Coaches Clinic to Close Jr. NBA Week

This past Saturday the Boston Celtics coaching staff hosted a Coaching Clinic for all the Jr. Celtic coaches to wrap up Jr. NBA week. The clinic was hosted at the Auerbach Center and was comprised of an open Celtics practice and complete run down of the Jr. Celtics practice plan. Click here to see the[…]

How Steve Clifford’s NBA Dreams Became a Reality

ORLANDO – Every day that Steve Clifford steps onto the basketball floor, be it the Orlando Magic’s practice court or the Amway Center parquet, he thinks about his unlikely journey to this point, the lessons taught by his coaching father and basketball-loving mother and the manner in which his mentors seriously approached the profession. Clifford,[…]


NEW YORK, October 11, 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 Tex Winter. During an impressive NBA career, Tex Winter coached for the Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers. Tex was the recipient[…]

Elton Brand: How to Post Up

Two time all star Elton Brand and Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Jim O’Brien bring you the basics of posting up. Elton Brand was a historically great post player during his 17 year NBA career and wants to help you get better. Elton Brand has an entire collection of post up tips and drills to teach[…]

Kings Assistant Coach Phil Ricci Excited for 2018-19 Season

  “We just have to come in and do our jobs, get these guys ready to go and win games.” That’s the sentiment this season from Kings Assistant Player Development Coach Phil Ricci. After joining Sactown’s coaching staff last season, Ricci says he feels more accustomed to the NBA lifestyle. Gaining invaluable experience from the[…]

Rick Carlisle: Mavs Closeouts

Dallas Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle introduces you to a defense and conditioning drill known as the “Mavs Closeouts” drill. The name derives from his team’s name and is a good way to help you get conditioned and improve your defensive footwork. The video, along with other defensive videos from Coach Carlisle, are now available on[…]

Hawks Head Coach Lloyd Pierce Able to Make an Impact Through Coaches Clinic

Last month Lloyd Pierce hosted his first coaching clinic as the Hawks Head Coach and the impact the event had was unmeasurable. Pierce is trying to develop a sense of community between local High School and College coaches in the area and the clinic was a great first step. Click here to see more: HEAD COACH[…]

Kristi Toliver Part of Wizards Training Camp Coaching Staff

In the final portion of the Washington Wizards‘ practice last Wednesday, a new, 5-foot-7 coach dished set-up passes for players to put up jump shots. That coach came closer than the Wizards did to winning a championship last season — a WNBA championship. It was Kristi Toliver, the Washington Mystics’ point guard, whom the Wizards[…]

Steve Kerr: Shooting Series Introduction

Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr is here to teach you how to properly should a basketball. Coach Kerr is an all time great shooter and is now the coach of three all time great shooters in Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Kevin Durant. Steve Kerr’s shooting series a variety of different drills and workouts[…]

Wrongful Conviction Day

Wrongful Conviction Day is an international day to raise awareness of the causes and remedies of wrongful conviction and to recognize the tremendous personal, social, and emotional costs of wrongful conviction for innocent people and their families. Wrongful Conviction Day began as an effort of the Innocence Network, an affiliation of organizations dedicated to providing[…]

Lionel Hollins Hosts Coaching Clinic with NBA Italy in Trieste

Last Friday in Trieste, Lionel Hollins and NBA Italy hosted a coaching clinic that was a huge success. The feed back received from the Federation and coaches was outstandingly positive. The clinic hosted 220 coaches and was streamed live online as well. The main focus of the clinic was player development and offensive/defensive strategy. After[…]

Nate McMillan and Pacers Staff Host Coaches Clinic for Jr. NBA Week

Led by Head Coach Nate McMillan and the entire Pacers Coaching Staff, 200 youth coaches will participate in a Coaches Clinic, providing instruction on offense, defense, practice, and teamwork. Each coach in attendance will walk away with a bag of swag, including a Jr. Pacers T-shirt, Jr. Pacers Clipboard, Jr. NBA Practice Curriculum, and game[…]

The Woman Behind the Hornets Head Coach James Borrego

The pungent smell of ammonia in hair-perm formula is hard to forget. “James smelled a lot of perms in his life,” said Lydia Borrego, mother of new Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego. For the Borrego family, that was the scent of industriousness. Lydia was a single parent raising James and his sister, Jessica, in Albuquerque,[…]

Coach Brad Stevens Masters Player Productivity

Brad Stevens is a basketball mastermind. His ability to help a team become greater than the sum of its parts is what every coach aspires to. At Butler, Stevens led the humble mid-major to consecutive Final Four appearances. In his current role as head coach of the Boston Celtics, Stevens has guided the franchise to[…]

Two Part Interview with Pelicans Head Coach Alvin Gentry

In Part I, New Orleans Pelicans Head Coach Alvin Gentry talks about the crazy finish to last year and the key pieces that helped the Pelicans make the playoffs. In the second segment, Coach Gentry spoke about the offseason moves the Pelicans made and what it will take for them to be a playoff team[…]

Recap of the Philadelphia 76ers 4th Annual Coach the Coaches Clinic

Last night Philadelphia 76ers Head Coach Brett Brown and his staff hosted 1,000 coaches of all levels (youth, high school, college) at the Sixers Practice Facility for Coach Brown’s 4th annual Coach the Coaches Clinic. This was a great opportunity for local coaches to learn and interact with the Sixer’s staff and players. The clinic[…]

Hawks and Head Coach Lloyd Pierce Host Coaching Clinic at Practice Facility

For the first time as the Atlanta Hawks Head Coach, Lloyd Pierce and his staff hosted a coaching clinic at the Hawks Practice Facility. The clinic was open to high school and college coaches. This gave Coach Pierce and his staff the opportunity to pass along the schemes and drills they use everyday to local[…]


NEW YORK, September 12, 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 legendary Assistant Coach, Don Newman. Coach Newman won two NBA championships and was instrumental to the success of the San Antonio Spurs as an assistant[…]

Head Coach James Borrego Looks to Better Ball Movement to Help Rebuild in Charlotte

Anyone accomplished enough to coach a major-league team typically has a non-negotiable: an imperative that coach’s players either abide by or risk not playing. For instance, if you didn’t get back on defense for former Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford, you were in deep trouble. Loafing in the initial seconds after the opponent rebounded the[…]

Sixers Head Coach Brett Brown to Host Fourth Annual Coach the Coaches Clinic

Sources: Philadelphia 76ers Head Coach Brett Brown will host his fourth annual coaches’ clinic at the Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex. The clinic is free and open to basketball coaches of all ages and levels (youth, high school, college), who will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive clinic and learn directly from Coach[…]

David Vanterpool’s Transition From Playing to Coaching

Source: David Vanterpool started his coaching career after playing his final season with European power CSKA Moscow in 2007. Even now after his playing days are over he looks fondly on his experiences playing abroad and 5 championships. In fact, Vanterpool gives much of the credit to his teammates and the situations they put[…]

2018 NBCA Int’l Coaching Clinic

The NBCA International Coaches Clinic was a great opportunity for coaches to learn from great basketball minds including Sergio Scariolo, Igor Kokoškov, Erem Can, Maurizio Gherardini, and Rick Carlisle. Coaches gathered in Las Vegas, Nevada during the NBA Summer League to learn new schemes to help take their teams to the next level.

Los Angeles Clippers Assistant Coach Natalie Nakase’s Journey to Coaching in the NBA

Source: Michelle Uzeta, Six years ago Natalie Nakase told former NBA point guard and Phoenix Suns coach Earl Watson that she wanted to coach in the NBA. Through hard work and steely determination, she has finally reached that goal. In 2018-19, Nakase will be just the fourth woman to coach during a regular NBA[…]

Legacy of Former Celtics Head Coach Red Auerbach

Source: Jesse Cinquini, The Boston Celtics are a historic franchise that are known for their tradition of winning. Without Red Auerbach, this team may have never been relevant. The seventeen banners that hang in the rafters. The world-famous parquet floor. These are both iconic structures located inside the TD Garden. Without Red, the Boston[…]

Minnesota Timberwolves Coach Tom Thibodeau Visits the Minnesota State Fair

Source: Kyle Ratke, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Tom Thibodeau made his annual trip to the Minnesota State Fair on Monday afternoon. He chatted with Jerry Zgoda, who is no longer on the Wolves beat (we’ll miss you, Jerry!), at the Star Tribune stand. The Great Minnesota Get-Together — Timberwolves[…]

Before the Pros: Brad Stevens Discusses College Coaching Career

Source: Bill Burt, The Daily News Brad Stevens has done something not even his idol, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, has been able to accomplish. Five seasons into the job, his teams have improved every year. Stevens’ Celtics now are arguably ready to compete for a championship. Vegas currently has them as the No.[…]

Meet Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr

Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr talks about his basketball career. Coach Kerr fell in love with the game of basketball when he first walked into Pauley Pavilion to watch UCLA play. The atmosphere and energy propelled Coach to pursue a career in basketball. Arizona was the destination for Coach’s college career, and it led[…]

Mavs Head Coach Rick Carlisle Making an Impact at the Jr. NBA World Championships

Source: Brad Townsend, Judging from the excitement in Rick Carlisle’s voice, one would think Mavericks training camp was commencing now, not in six weeks. Speaking to The News by cellphone, Carlisle was, in fact, standing on a basketball court. He had just finished doing what comes naturally to him, teaching basketball, but his pupils were not[…]

Coach Popovich Letter Announcing Innocence Project Partnership

In 2016 at the Innocence Network Conference in San Antonio, I heard from Sunny Jacobs, who nearly lost her life on Florida’s death row, but remained hopeful by “turning my cell into a sanctuary”; Sylvia Barnes, who visited her son Steven in prison each weekend for 20 years until he finally made it back home[…]

Innocence movement teams up with NBA Coaches and NBA Voices

The Innocence Project and the Innocence Network are teaming up with the National Basketball Coaches Association and NBA Voices to build greater understanding about wrongful convictions. The Innocence Project and the Innocence Network’s partnership with the National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA) will expand to include NBA Voices, the NBA’s initiative to promote inclusion, uplift voices[…]

David Fizdale: Facing Up in the Post Introduction

Recorded February 2017 New York Knicks Coach David Fizdale introduces you to his facing up in the post series. This set of videos is an expansion on his back to the basket series already on the eCoachBasketball platform. These new videos focus on incorporating multiple types of pivots, shot fakes, step throughs, drop steps, and[…]

PODCAST: Charlotte Hornets Head Coach James Borrego Joins the Woj Pod

Charlotte Hornets Head Coach James Borrego joins Adrian Wojnarowski’s The Woj Pod to discuss his new role as a head coach, what he learned from Gregg Popovich during his time with the San Antonio Spurs, building relationships with players and more! Listen to the full podcast below:

PODCAST: Head Coach Alvin Gentry & eCoach’s Rich Hempel Join the Baseline NBA Podcast

New Orleans Pelicans Head Coach Alvin Gentry and E-Coach CoFounder Rich Hempel recently joined the Baseline NBA Podcast after Coach Gentry’s eCoach recording session during the NBA Summer League to discuss the potential growth of the eCoach Basketball platform, the past season & future for the Pelicans and more! Click below to listen to Alvin[…]

The Coaching History of New York Knicks Coach David Fizdale

Recorded February 2017 New York Knicks Coach David Fizdale discusses the path he took to become a head coach in the NBA. Coach Fizdale’s entire journey started by taking an internship in the video room with the Miami Heat. Coach Fizdale met his good buddy Erik Spoelstra while working in the video room. Coach Fizdale[…]

NBA Coaches are Making the Extra Effort to Better their Health

SOURCE:, Steve Aschburner LAS VEGAS – The stakes are low. The atmosphere, casual and relaxed. The urgency that hounds NBA coaches daily for most of the calendar year – the next play, the next basket, the next decision, the next opponent – barely makes it to town for the Summer League basketball. “Working vacation” might[…]

Tim Grgurich Named 2018 Tex Winter Assistant Coach Lifetime Impact Award winner

Las Vegas, July 10, 2018—Tim Grgurich, a basketball lifer who is widely credited with being at the forefront of player development in the NBA, is the 2018 Tex Winter Assistant Coach Lifetime Impact Award winner, the National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA) announced today. “Simply put, Tim Grgurich is the godfather of modern player development,” said[…]

Dwane Casey Named 2017-18 NBA Coach of the Year

SOURCE: ESPN Dwane Casey was named the NBA’s Coach of the Year on Monday night for a season in which he led the Toronto Raptors to their best regular season, only to be fired after they were ousted for a third straight playoffs by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Casey, who has since been hired as the head coach[…]

Oklahoma City Thunder Assistant Coach Maurice Cheeks to be Honored by his Alma Mater

SOURCE: For more than 40 years, Maurice Cheeks has brought great distinction to West Texas A&M University (WT) with his outstanding career as a player and coach in the National Basketball Association and his recent induction into the prestigious Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.   WT, along with the help of teammates, peers, friends and[…]

Chicago Bulls Head Coach Fred Hoiberg Discusses the Bulls’ 2017-2018 Season

SOURCE:, Steve Aschburner A year ago, on the night of the 2017 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls switched gears. Jimmy Butler was traded to Minnesota, taking with him any pretense that the Bulls were a legitimate playoff team. In that moment, Chicago committed to a rebuild, which is to say, a dive into the[…]

Coach Monty Williams Surprises U.S. Troops at Work

SOURCE: USO, Sandi Moynihan As part of the NBA Cares Hoops for Troops program, NBA legend Kevin Martin, coach Monty Williams and WNBA legend Ruthie Bolton embarked on a multi-day USO tour to three U.S. military installations in Kuwait. During the tour, the trio surprised troops at work, learned about the military and participated in[…]

Podcast: Doug Moe with Newy Scruggs on NBC Sports Radio

Legendary Coach Doug Moe joins the Voices of the Game with Newy Scruggs podcast on NBC Sports Radio to discuss the 2018 Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award,  his innovative Run & Gun Style and more! Listen to Coach Doug Moe’s  interview with Newy Scruggs here:

VIDEO: Doug Moe’s 2018 Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award Acceptance Speech

The National Basketball Coaches Association presented Doug Moe with the 2018 Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award on June 3  before Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Moe is considered to be the Godfather of the Run ‘n Gun offense that is heavily featured in the modern NBA. Watch Doug Moe receive the 2018 Chuck Daly[…]

Nate McMillan: Defensive Shell Drill Introduction

Indiana Pacers’s Coach Nate McMillan introduces you to the Shell Drill. The Shell Drill is a team defense focused drill that helps you on long closeouts, tagging the cutters in the gaps, and jumping on the ball. Nate McMillan breaks the drill down into three parts: Long Closeouts (featured here), Testing the Gaps, and Jumping[…]

The Playing History of Indiana Pacers’s Coach Nate McMillan

Indiana Pacers Head Coach Nate McMillan talks you through his basketball playing history. Coach McMillan started by playing with people that were much older than him, which helped him learn to play the game. Coach was offered a full scholarship to a junior college where he played for two years before transferring to his favorite[…]

Luke Walton: How to Post Up Introduction

Los Angeles Lakers Coach Luke Walton introduces you to his post up series. In this series, Coach Walton discusses many different strategies and moves to employ while you’re working in the post. Coach Walton also teaches you how to successfully pass the ball into the post. The full series is now available on the eCoachBasketball[…]

How Luke Walton Turned into an NBA Coach

Los Angeles Lakers Coach Luke Walton discusses his path from retirement of being an NBA player to becoming an the head coach of one of the NBA’s most historically successful franchises. Coach Walton discusses his time with the Golden State Warriors as a head assistant coach and how that helped him get an opportunity with[…]

Alvin Gentry: Fundamentals of Dribbling Introduction

New Orleans Pelicans Coach Alvin Gentry introduces you to his dribbling moves series. This series is focused on helping you improve your dribble moves through a series of cone drills. All good ball handlers have an array of dribble moves at their arsenal, including these go to moves. eCoach Home: eCoachBasketball:

Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Lloyd Pierce’s Roots Have Brought Him a Long Way

SOURCE: The Undefeated, Marc J. Spears During the summer of 1990, I made numerous trips to Cherry Park in San Jose, California, to play some of the best pickup basketball in the Bay Area. It’s where you learned toughness playing against grown men, were challenged playing against former and current college players and high school[…]

Tyronn Lue’s Impact as a Head Coach

  SOURCE: The Undefeated, William C. Rhoden What makes a great NBA coach? A question with a multitude of answers has intensified throughout the NBA playoffs, but especially in the East. The centers of attention are Brad Stevens and Tyronn Lue. Stevens is described as the Celtics’ “bright young coach” who wins with strategy and[…]

Steve Kerr Wins 2018 Rudy Tomjanovich Award

Source: ESPN Golden State’s Steve Kerr has won the Rudy Tomjanovich Award, given to an NBA coach in recognition of his cooperation with media and fans as well as excellence on the court. The Professional Basketball Writers Association announced the winner Tuesday. The award is named for Tomjanovich, the former Houston Rockets coach. Kerr, who also won[…]

The NBA Coaching History of Pelicans Coach Alvin Gentry

New Orleans Pelicans Coach Alvin Gentry discusses his journey throughout the coaching world of the NBA. Coach Gentry got his start in NBA coaching with Coach Larry Brown and the San Antonio Spurs in 1989. Since then, Coach Gentry has been with many different teams, and has been the head coach of the New Orleans[…]

Meet Philadelphia 76ers Assistant Coach Lloyd Pierce

  Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Lloyd Pierce discusses the culture that the 76ers coaching staff is attempting to instill within their team. Coach Pierce says the team focuses on three mantras: Philadelphia Hard, Philadelphia Real, and Philadelphia Edge. Hear more from Coach Pierce on the eCoachBasketball platform. eCoach Home: eCoachBasketball:

Byron Scott: Half Court Ball Handling Introduction

Coach Byron Scott introduces you his ball handling series. The focus in this drill is to get you warmed up with different dribble moves. This is a drill that he used to run during his practices to help players improve their dribbling skills with both hands. The full video and series is now on the[…]

From Player to Coach: Sam Cassell and his Tenure With The Clippers

Source: Thomas Fenn, Fansided From the court to the sidelines, Sam Cassell has been through the ups and downs of being with the Los Angeles Clippers. Widely known as one of the most lopsided trades in NBA history was that which brought the seasoned Sam Cassell to the Clippers in 2005. Cassell had been through[…]

Meet Coach Byron Scott

Former Los Angeles and New Jersey Nets Coach Byron Scott discusses his adventure through playing professional basketball in the NBA and overseas in Greece. Coach Scott came into the league as the 4th overall pick in the 1983 draft. He was drafted by the San Diego Clippers and traded to the Los Angeles Lakers –[…]

Thank You: Dwane Casey’s Letter to Toronto

Source: The Star Dwane Casey spent seven years as head coach of the Toronto Raptors, leading the club to a 320-238 record, four Atlantic Division titles and three straight 50-win seasons, including a franchise-record 59 this season. On Friday, the team announced it was parting ways with the 61-year-old following a third straight playoff loss[…]

Kenny Atkinson: 1 Foot Punish and Finish Introduction

Brooklyn Nets Coach Kenny Atkinson introduces you to his finishing moves series. This series focuses on getting to the rim and finishing around the defense. This specific drill is tailored to help you use contact with a defender to create separation and score under the basket. The rest of the series is now on the[…]

Meet Brooklyn Nets Coach Kenny Atkinson

Brooklyn Nets Coach Kenny Atkinson walks you through part of his basketball journey. Coach Atkinson played professionally for 13 years overseas. He says it was not only a great basketball experience, but also a great cultural experience. Coach Atkinson learned a lot of his basketball knowledge from all of the different types of coaches overseas.[…]

Rick Carlisle: 3 on 3 Let Me Through Introduction

Dallas Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle introduces you to a good defensive drill known as the 3 on 3 Let Me Through Drill. This drill focuses on defensive coordination and communication a transition scenario. This drill is good for defensive players to learn to talk to their teammates and to react accordingly. The full drill is[…]

This Houston Rockets Assistant Coach Is Rewarded by His Players Success

After finishing an 8 year career in the NBA and overseas, Houston Rockets assistant Coach Roy Rogers seized the opportunity to stay close to the game by getting into coaching. More video content from the NBA Coaches Association here: This series is produced by HallPass Media.

Meet Dallas Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle

Dallas Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle discusses his journey as a basketball player that led into him becoming a professional coach. Coach Carlisle was drafted in the third round of the 1984 draft by the Boston Celtics. Due to Coach Carlisle’s unique skillset, he was able to play in the league for a few years before[…]

Alvin Gentry: Passing Fundamentals Introduction

New Orleans Pelicans Coach Alvin Gentry introduces you to his passing fundamental videos available on the eCoachBasketball platform. Coach Gentry walks you through the proper way to hold the ball, and the proper form when throwing the ball to a teammate. This video focuses on both chest passes and bounce passes. eCoach Home: eCoachBasketball:[…]

Meet New Orleans Pelicans Coach Alvin Gentry

Coach Alvin Gentry grew up in basketball rich North Carolina, where the seed for his love of basketball was planted. Coach Gentry tells the story of how he had to guard his cousin and former NBA All Star, David Thompson, during his high school playing days. In one of their high school meetings, Coach Gentry’s[…]

Steve Clifford Joins The Woj Podcast

Steve Clifford joins The Woj Pod to discuss his dismissal as the Charlotte Hornets coach, Kemba Walker, earning players’ respect in the NBA, the loss of practice time in the NBA, coaching Yao Ming. Click below to listen to the podcast episode:

Fred Hoiberg: Early Offense Introduction

Chicago Bulls Coach Fred Hoiberg introduces you to his early offense series on eCoachBasketball. Coach Hoiberg walks you through a series of offensive sets that can be run after a missed basket on the other end. This series covers multiple options to run when your point guard has the ball. eCoach Home: eCoachBasketball:

Assistant Coaches Noted as Possible Head Coach Candidates

Source: Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN Excerpt: As teams with openings survey the coaching talent pool, they’ll recognize a few subspecies among the candidates. We’ve been performing this exercise since 2013 (five of the seven names on that list were subsequently hired as head coaches). Our 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 lists included Quin Snyder, Atkinson and Tyronn Lue. Following are some names that have[…]

Meet Chicago Bulls Coach Fred Hoiberg

Chicago Bulls Coach Fred Hoiberg discusses his journey into coaching in the NBA to you. Coach Hoiberg has held positions coaching at both the collegiate and professional levels. Before coaching with the Chicago Bulls, he coached college ball at his alma mater, Iowa State. Coach Hoiberg also played in the NBA for nearly a decade[…]


NEW YORK, April 19, 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 Erin Popovich, wife of Coach Gregg Popovich. Our Coaches are deeply saddened by the loss of Erin Popovich and join the greater NBA community in[…]

Bill Bayno’s Coaching Technique to Help Develop Young Star

Source: Scott Cacciola, The New York Times Domantas Sabonis, the forward caught by surprise when the Oklahoma City Thunder traded him to the Indiana Pacers last July, was in store for even more shock when he arrived in Indianapolis for summer workouts: Bill Bayno, an assistant coach for the Pacers, outfitted himself with huge pads on[…]

Meet Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens

Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens walks you through part of his journey in becoming an NBA head coach. Coach Stevens is originally from Indiana and didn’t anticipate to be in basketball after college. He planned on going into the corporate by starting a job at a pharmaceutical company. Shortly after that job, Coach Stevens realized[…]

Elton Brand and Jim O’brien: Control the Middle – Duck in Drop Step

Philadelphia 76ers former two-time NBA All Star Elton Brand takes you through the proper position to control the middle of the post. This lesson focuses on a move out of the post known as the duck in drop step. Elton Brand is working with 76ers assistant coach Jim O’Brien to help you learn when to[…]

Assistant Coach Johnnie Bryant’s Impact on the Utah Jazz

Source: Kyle Goon, The Salt Lake City Tribune He hacks. He shoves. His critiques are quiet, yet they cut. Johnnie Bryant finds a player’s limit in a workout then he pushes him past it. He still playfully argues with former Jazzman Ronnie Price about an offseason workout they had a few years back. After a[…]

Steve Clifford: Post Entry – Middle Cut

Charlotte Hornets Coach Steve Clifford introduces you to his post offense series. Coach Clifford emphasizes using your big men in the post combined with offensive cuts from your guards and wings to create open shots around the basket. Steve Clifford advises you to play stress free and to have fun with the game. eCoach Home:[…]

Brett Brown, Quin Snyder named Coaches of Month for March-April

NEW YORK — The Philadelphia 76ers’ Brett Brown and the Utah Jazz’s Quin Snyder today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in March and April. Brown led the 76ers to an NBA-best 20-3 record during the extended month. Philadelphia closed the regular season with a franchise-record[…]

How Quin Snyder and the Utah Jazz Clinched a Playoff Spot

Source: John Gonzalez, The Ringer When Utah got Rudy Gobert back in January, the Jazz were in bad shape. That tends to happen when you lose your franchise center and one of the best defenders in the league for long stretches. Gobert was out for 11 games after suffering a bone bruise to his right[…]

Becky Hammon Finds Success With Spurs

Source: Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker It was August, 2012, and Becky Hammon, the point guard of the Silver Stars, San Antonio’s franchise in the W.N.B.A., was on her way home from the London Olympics. While waiting to board a connecting flight in Atlanta, she spotted the craggy face of Gregg Popovich, the head coach[…]

Meet Charlotte Hornets Coach Steve Clifford

Charlotte Hornets Coach discusses his journey in basketball. Coach Clifford discusses how Jeff Van Gundy recruited him to be an assistant which led to his breakthrough into the NBA. Steve Clifford loves coaching the guys on his team such as Kemba Walker and Dwight Howard. Coach is extremely grateful for the opportunity to coach among[…]

Inside the Locker Room with Jesse Mermuys

Source: Mike Trudell, When the Lakers fly back from road games, assistant coach Jesse Mermuys takes his seat next to head coach Luke Walton in the middle section of the team charter plane. For the colleagues and friends who first met in 1999 in Tucson, Arizona, first comes a video breakdown of that night’s[…]

Brett Brown’s Goal Coming to Fruition

Source: Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports PHILADELPHIA — Through all of the embarrassing losing streaks, a ghastly 10-win season, and a patience-testing string of top draft picks being forced to sit out all or significant portions of their first seasons, Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown somehow saw hope. When the 76ers were laser-focused on Andrew Wiggins[…]

A look into the life of Laker Coach Mark Madsen

Source: Trent Toone, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Standing at 7-feet tall, Los Angeles center Brook Lopez is taller than Lakers assistant coach Mark Madsen, who is 6-9, but Lopez still looks up to Madsen in many ways. Both big men played college basketball at Stanford University. Lopez appreciates Madsen’s high-energy, “Mad Dog” mentality[…]

Brad Stevens’ Approach to Helping the Boston Celtics Move Forward

Source: Chris Forsberg, ESPN BOSTON — The pizza parlor style Ms. Pac-Man table, once a beloved daily diversion, has been gathering dust. Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens used to plop down at the glowing cabinet — a gift from his wife, Tracy, a few years back — and play a dozen rounds of the 1980s arcade favorite[…]

Luke Walton and Joe Prunty’s Unique Path to Coaching in the NBA

Source: Bill Oram, Orange County Register   LOS ANGELES — Luke Walton has grown accustomed to bumping into his high school coach since they both reached the NBA. When the Lakers traded Walton to Cleveland in 2012, Joe Prunty worked as a Cavs assistant. Not until Friday, however, had the two men with ties to[…]

How One Toronto Raptors Assistant Coach Found His Passion

Toronto Raptors Assistant Coach Rex Kalamian brings a fiery passion to the court each and every day. We took a look at his journey to NBA coaching from his childhood in East Los Angeles. More video content from the NBA Coaches Association here: This series is produced by HallPass Media.

Brett Brown and the Sixers Host Basketball Clinic for Autism Awareness Day

Source: NBATV takes a look at the Philadelphia 76ers and their work within the community to ‘Bounce Out the Stigma.’ In honor of Autism Awareness Day, the Sixers and Head Coach Brett Brown partnered with youth coach “Mighty Mike” Simmel to host a basketball clinic for children with an autism spectrum disorder.  

Jim O’Brien: Free Throw Routine

Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Jim O’Brien teaches you the importance of having a free throw routine. Coach O’Brien emphasizes keeping the routine simple and easily repeatable in both games and in practice. Top free throw shooters like Steve Nash and Steph Curry have a simple form that helps them focus on actually shooting the ball,[…]

Jason Kidd Inducted into the 2018 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Source: Jeff Borzello, ESPN SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Former NBA stars Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Ray Allen and Grant Hill headline the 2018 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class announced Saturday. Other inductees include longtime college basketball coach Lefty Driesell, women’s basketball standouts Katie Smith and Tina Thompson, and four-time NBA All-Star Maurice Cheeks.[…]

Maurice Cheeks to be Inducted Into the Hall of Fame

Source: Fred Katz, The Norman Transcript SAN ANTONIO — It took long enough. Thunder assistant coach Maurice Cheeks will finally be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Cheeks has been eligible to make the Hall since 1998, five years after he retired from a 15-year playing career that[…]

Meet Philadelphia 76ers Assistant Coach Jim O’Brien

Philadelphia 76ers Assistant Coach Jim O’Brien walks you through his basketball path. Coach O’Brien first fell in love with the game of basketball when he was eight years old due to his coaches having great enthusiasm for the game of basketball. Coach O’Brien has been coaching for many years and has coached collegiate teams as[…]

Miami Heat’s Dan Craig Ready to be a Head Coach

Source: Tom D’Angelo, Palm Beach Post MIAMI – Erik Spoelstra was a little busy to watch assistant Dan Craig’s unofficial NBA coaching debut Sunday, but he has caught up since spending that day welcoming his first child into the world. Spoelstra, who returned to the bench for Tuesday’s convincing victory over Cleveland after he and his wife,[…]

NBA Coach of the Year Race Heating Up

via In case you haven’t noticed, we’re in a Golden Age of NBA coaching. A better understanding of analytics and the importance of a strong team culture has many teams operating with incredible precision and chemistry, which makes this season’s race for NBA Coach of the Year particularly close. This year’s candidates are the usual mix[…]

Erik Spoelstra and Wife Nikki Welcome Their First Child

Source: Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra’s wife gave birth to their first child on Sunday. The Heat announced that Nikki Spoelstra gave birth to a healthy son, at 6 pounds, 8 ounces, 19 inches. The baby’s name was not immediately released. It is the first child for the Heat coach, 47, and his wife,[…]

Luke Walton: Guarding the Ball Screen

Los Angeles Lakers Coach Luke Walton discusses the proper steps to guarding the ball screen from multiple positions. Coach Walton focuses on the importance of communication among teammates, knowing the scouting report and which way players needs to be forced, and proper ways to provide good help defense and when it is needed. eCoach Home:[…]

Podcast: Steve Clifford Talks Health and Previous Coaching Jobs

Charlotte Hornets Head Coach Steve Clifford recently sat down with Zach Lowe on his “The Lowe Post” podcast to discuss his health scare, the Ty Lue situation, Kemba Walker’s development, the mid-2000s Rockets, Stan Van Gundy Magic, and more. Click here to listen to the podcast on ESPN Radio: Lowe Post Podcast: Steve Clifford, Hornets

Meet Los Angeles Lakers Coach Luke Walton

Lakers Coach Luke Walton discusses how he entered into the coaching realm. Coach Walton had a serious back injury several years into his playing career and slowly started to fade away from his team. His coach at the time, Phil Jackson, offered Coach Walton the chance to sit in on staff meetings and help take[…]

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[…]

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:

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,[…]

Gregg Popovich Sees the Positive Through Recent Struggles

Source: Jeff McDonald, San Antonio Express-News Spurs coach Gregg Popovich might be a glutton for punishment. The Spurs limped into Monday’s game against Memphis 2-8 in their previous 10 games, having slumped to sixth in the Western Conference, on a four-game losing streak at home, and — as always — an injury plagued mess. “It’s[…]

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