Bob Taylor, Author of “The Old Man in the Gym”

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by Bob Taylor, Author of “The Old Man in the Gym”. In his new book, Bob Taylor uses his 30 years of coaching experience to deliver a culmination of real-life methods that have worked time and time again on the basketball court. In this episode, Coach Brendan Suhr and Coach Taylor take you inside so many of the key concepts inside the book including the importance of valuing development and instincts over tactics, the original green light test, building habits from a young age, the “LAW”, “SPONGES”, “RIP”, the secret to happiness and what he believes is the best way to coach youth basketball. All that and more on Episode 136 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

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Greg Gary, Mercer Bears Head Coach

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Head Coach of the Mercer Bears, Greg Gary. In this episode, Coach Gary shares his excitement for his new job as the Head Coach of Mercer, what he focused on as an assistant coach to prepare him to be a head coach again, how he will form his style of play on both ends of the floor, how he developed the offense for Purdue and approached playcalling, installs, counters, etc. He also shares many lessons he learned from Purdue’s Head Coach Matt Painter. All that and more on Episode 135 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

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Isiah Thomas, 2 Time NBA Champion and Hall of Famer

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by on of his dear friends, Hall of Fame player and 2 Time NBA Champion with the Detroit Pistons, Isiah Thomas. In this episode, Coach Suhr and Isiah discuss their recent reunion as they celebrated the 30 year anniversary of the Back-to-back World Champion Detroit Pistons “Bad Boys” teams. Isiah then discusses how both players and coaches should handle adversity and failure, his thoughts on today’s NBA as well as his take on some of the great players in the game today. He also takes you inside the day to day of running an NBA franchise, what leadership requires in a professional team setting, his thoughts on Magic Johnson stepping down from his position with the Lakers and a preview of the first round of the NBA Playoffs. All that and more on Episode 134 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

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