Tony Ronzone: Dallas Mavericks Director of Player Personnel

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the Tony Ronzone, Director of Player Personnel for the Dallas Mavericks. Tony is one of the NBA’s most respected and accomplished executives with an unmatched feel for the international game and relationships that are second to none. He truly has a passion for helping players and lives it out everyday in his career.

In this episode, Tony takes you through the foundations of his basketball career and how he established himself as the world’s most trusted international scout beginning with his start as a player/coach at the age of 22 in New Zealand. Tony then takes a deep dive into how the international game has grown from a developmental side at the youth level all the way up to the competition side in the FIBA ranks.

We then have some fun as Tony shares stories about some of his experiences drafting players over the years as well as a great story about Kobe Bryant from his time with USA Basketball. He also shares with our audience some of the most important traits that he looks for as he evaluates players that can apply to coaches at the collegiate level as well as they are evaluating players for recruiting purposes. 

All that and more on Episode 154 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

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Garrett Temple, New Jersey Nets

Coach Brendan Suhr is joined by the NBA Veteran Garrett Temple. In this episode, Garrett discusses his journey to becoming an NBA player, the mindset that has allowed him to thrive as a professional after breaking into the NBA in 2010, what he believes were some of the best traits that successful coaches he has played for possess including Doc Rivers, Gregg Popovich and JB Bickerstaff, his roll as Vice President with the NBPA (National Basketball Players Association), how he is preparing for life after basketball, his clean water initiative – Hoops2O as well as why he chose to sign with the Brooklyn Nets last summer and what he is looking forward to the most with his new team. All that and more on Episode 153 of the Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr!

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