What does it take from an environment standpoint to allow players to be open and honest with each other? This conversation stems from the many comments by Jimmy Butler’s teammates about his open and honest leadership style, and how effective it has been for the Miami Heat. As we’ve seen, this style doesn’t work in all scenarios. Why was this situation different and how did it work so well? Adam and TJ share their answers to this question, as well as challenge coaches to consider the environment of their own program.
Superteams have defined the last decade of the NBA finals. This year we see two LA superstars facing off with an incredibly balanced Heat team that has six players averaging double figure points during these playoffs. With the Heat making the finals lacking a 1st or 2nd All-NBA Team player, we ask the question, “Is team ball making a comeback?” Adam and TJ debate if this is the future of the NBA finals, or simply an outlier in the age of Superteams.
In today’s episode we introduce a new concept you may not have considered before. We know the positive impact coaches can have on their players when they celebrate them both publicly and privately, but are there also potential negative ramifications the celebration process can have if not done correctly? Adam shares an example of this concept that will get coaches thinking about how they can avoid this trap.
A surprise to most in the basketball community was the recent hiring of Steve Nash to the Brooklyn Nets, one of the most talented teams in the NBA when healthy. Adam and TJ share their perspective on the fit that Steve Nash will be with this team, the impact superstar players hiring coaches they are friends with may have, as well as what this decision means for the future of coaching hires.
Our friends at PGC Basketball recently released their new online shooting course led by their Director of Player Development, Tyler Coston. Tyler is a world-class player development coach and brings our listeners incredible insight in this episode, which is centered around a recent post he shared about why 10 toes toward the rim is not ideal for shooters. You’ll take away tangible tips that will get your players on a path to becoming great shooters.
In this episode Adam, TJ, and Sam Allen bring you their numerous years of experience and perspective on balancing empathy and standards. In addition to discussing the empathy and standards balancing act, the guys also share their thoughts on being a quote unquote soft coach, and if getting softer really means getting smarter. They also dive into empathy exceptions and the difficulties that comes with being a transformational coach.
In today’s episode Adam, TJ, and Sam Allen discuss the importance of every staff member and player being on the same page when it comes to building a world-class team culture. The episode also covers the importance of being a good follower, and the negative impact that comes from coaches being unwilling to do things that they ask their players to do. Be sure to share this with your coaching staff!
In this episode, TJ Rosene and Sam Allen give your team five defensive hacks to help you win more games this upcoming season. Through Key5 Coaching, TJ and Sam share these defensive hacks, must-use practice drills, and a Q&A with coaches to finish the episode. For more information about the content shared in this episode, make sure to visit key5coaching.com.
After the recent news of fall and winter sport seasons already being canceled in some counties, this episode poses the question, “Are high school sports essential?” Adam and TJ bring you their perspective as coaches who’ve worked with thousands of athletes at the high school and college level. After you listen, we’d love your response to this question. Send us a tweet at @hardwood_hustle!
In today’s episode we tackle the relationship between ego and humility. Your team success depends on the ability to balance this relationship. During the episode we share tangible ways to check your ego at the door, as well as three major pitfalls you may fall into if you have an unhealthy ego. Make sure to share this episode with your team!