Slappin' Glass


Exploring basketball's best ideas, strategies, and coaches from around the world.

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Bobby Gonzalez on Evaluating Talent, Pressure Defense, and Finding an Edge { Pro Coach }

Jul 23 • 51:16

Slappin' Glass sits down with former Seton Hall and Manhattan College Head Coach, and current International and Professional Coach, Bobby Gonzalez. The trio dive into Coach Gonzalez's successful career as a recruiter and evaluator of talent, the core philosophies and tenants of his full-court pressure system, and talk Baseline Out-of-Bounds plays, post moves, and watching ...

Joe Gallo on Risks, Rewards, & Philosophy of Zone Defense, "Paint Threats", and Not Fouling Up 3 {Merrimack College}

Jul 16 • 59:18

Slappin' Glass sits down with the Head Coach of NCAA D1's Merrimack College, Joe Gallo. The trio discuss all the in's and outs of Coach Gallo's stingy 2-3 Zone defense, winning at both the DII and DI levels, why Coach Gallo DOES NOT foul up 3, and end with a brand new game of "Over or Under?!" where they discuss "paint threats", offensive sets and more.

Listeners of the Sl...

Tom Thibodeau on Off-Season Growth, Flow vs. Sets, and Streamlining Decisions {NY Knicks}

Jul 9 • 48:34

Slappin' Glass sits down with the 2021 NBA Coach of the Year, the Head Coach of the New York Knicks, Tom Thibodeau. Coach Thibs shares his knowledge and thoughts on off-season growth, flow vs. sets, offensive rebounding concepts, as well favorite baseball stadiums and Adjusted Plus/Minus during the always fun "Start, Sub, or Sit.

Listeners of the Slappin' Glass Podcast can ...

Igor Milicic on Evaluating Role Players, Hedging Ballscreens, and Calculated Risks {Slam Stal Ostrow}

Jul 2 • 57:24

Slappin' Glass sits down with Head Coach of 2021 Polish Basketball League Champion, BM Slam Stal Ostrów, Coach Igor Milicic. The trio dive into evaluating and growing key role and bench players, the intricacies of "Hedging a Ballscreen", and talk "half-time stats", and end of game risks during the always fun "Start, Sub, or Sit?!"

For an in-depth film study of Coach Milicic...

Landry Kosmalski on Playing with Two Bigs, Simplifying Reads, and Instilling Toughness {Swarthmore College}

Jun 25 • 58:22

Slappin' Glass sits down with  the 2020 DIII Coach of the Year from Swarthmore College, Landry Kosmalski. The trio discuss the value of a hard, disciplined warm-up, playing with pace and flow in transition, spacing and playing with two bigs, and talk stats that matter, energy plays, Horns Sets, and more during the always fun "Start, Sub, or Sit?!".

For more about this podca...

Sue Bird on Game Management, Passing Windows, and Career Longevity {Seattle Storm}

Jun 18 • 54:54

Slappin' Glass sits down with one of the game's all-time greats, Sue Bird. The trio dive into managing the flow of a game, getting both stars and role players involved, creating passing windows on the break and in a PNR, and talk team parties, triple switching, and the value of a good game-day nap during the always fun "Start, Sub, or Sit?!".

To watch the video portion of t...

Eric Musselman on Competitive Staffs, Off-Ball Movement, and Creating Momentum { Arkansas }

Jun 11 • 01:05:23

Slappin' Glass sits down with the Head Coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks, Eric Musselman. The trio discuss building career and team momentum, creating competitive staffs, off-ball cutting and screening, and play a new game of "Over or Under?", where they dive into player rotations, paint touches, and "bench energy".  A fantastic interview from one of college basketball's be...

Mike Carlson on PNR IQ, Honing Skills, and Creating Player/Coach Synergy { Acunsa GBC }

Jun 4 • 54:08

Slappin' Glass travels to Spain in this conversation with Acunsa GBC Forward, Mike Carlson. The trio deep-dive into bridging disconnect between players and coaches when it comes to knowledge transfer, developing PNR IQ, screening concepts, creating synergy with guards in a PNR, and talk siestas, analytics, and the Mikan Drill during "Start, Sub, or Sit?!".

For more informat...

Tobin Anderson on Full Court Pressing, Winning on the Road, and Seizing Opportunities (St. Thomas Aquinas)

May 28 • 01:04:50

Slappin' Glass sits down with the Head Coach of NCAA DII St. Thomas Aquinas, Tobin Anderson, to explore all areas of his full court pressing system, what wins on the road, and how to seize opportunities in building a career. The trio also embark on a fun and insightful "Start, Sub, or Sit?!" segment where they explore Motion Cuts, Post Actions, and where you'll most likely...

Extra Pass: Matt Kingsley on Offensive Zone Concepts {Yale}

May 26 • 33:44

In this "Extra Pass" episode of the Slappin' Glass podcast Dan and Pat sit down with Yale Associate Head Coach, Matt Kingsley, to discuss all things Zone Offense.  In this 30 minute conversation the trio cover drills, philosophy, alignments, and the fundamental building blocks of all great Zone Offenses.

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