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Beno Udrih, Transitioning From Playing to Coaching

Guest: Beno Udrih, Former NBA Player

In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, former NBA player Beno Udrih joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss transitioning from playing to coaching. Udrih played 13 seasons in the NBA, and won two NBA championships playing with the San Antonio Spurs. Udrih played in the NBA for the San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Kings, Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat and Detroit Pistons.



1:00 - Introduction

2:00 - Things to Focus on Developing as a Future Coach

3:00 - Favorite Traits of Coaches he Played for

5:00 - Commitment and Comparing his Practice in Europe and US

7:00 - Scouting Report - Self Scout

8:00 - Workload Management

11:00 - being a Role Player/Backup Player

13:00 - Coaching and Helping a Role Player

14:00 - Noticing Progress and Success

15:00 - What Something that we Overteach?

17:00 - Some Tricks for Smart Playing

18:30 - Perceptual Abilities - How can we Teach this?

20:00 - Ideal Amount of Video Film to Watch

21:30 - Talking about Film Viewing

23:00 - Confidence

24:00 - Communicate Players All the Time

26:00 - In-Game Coaching

27:30 - One of the Toughest Actions

29:30 - Do you Value Ball Movement?

30:30 - Noticeable how Pace Has Changed

32:00 - Traits that he would Bring to his Coaching Now

33:00 - How was the Ball Movement Developed?

34:30 - Focus on One Thing

36:00 - What is a Close Out?

37:30 - Teaching Close Out Skills

38:30 - Footwork and Catch and Shoot

40:00 - Teaching Ball Pick-Up

41:00 - Catching the Ball and Working on Hands

43:00 - Strong Hand and Spots as a Player

44:30 - Transition from Player to Not Playing

46:40 - Building Relationship and Reaching Out

49:30 - Rationale on the One-foot shot/Balance Shot

51:00 - Conclusion

Beno Udrih’s Bio




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