The Coaches Behind the Success

by RMTip21

Although there are some amazing basketball players who play a key part in winning games, it could be argued that the most important thing is to have a good coach. The sport has evolved over time and as the game progresses it changes strategically as well. A good coach is one that can innovate and think about the changes teams need to incorporate to stay one step ahead of the ever developing game.

One such coach is Gregg Popovich of San Antonio Spurs. Even though the Spurs lost to the Los Angeles Clippers during the first round of the play-offs this year, you can never write them off because they have such an amazing comeback ability. This is down to the coaching style of Popovich. When they seemed down and out a couple of years ago, they came back and won the title the next season. The coach is able to get the best out of his players each year. What they may lack in individual skill they make up for in teamwork. And the team seems to be maturing and gelling more and more each year. Popovich was the first coach to realize the league’s dependence on overloading styles of defense, and introduced a team-oriented scheme that stressed side-to-side ball movement. Many people have since tried to replicate this style but have found it difficult.

Someone who may be close to emulating Popovich’s innovative style of coaching is Mike Budenholzer of the Atlanta Hawks (see below). He is the former assistant of Popovich and it has been said that he may soon push the boundaries and develop a new style of play. With the Hawks, Budenholzer has taken an odd-fitting team and turned them into a thrilling and creative offensive force. He has layered an already offensive scheme with multiple tweaks to throw assuming defenses off the scent. His schemes also vary a lot so it is hard for the other team to second guess what he may do.

Although these coaches are very highly regarded, fans shouldn’t get too excited just yet. It would be fair to say that over the next few seasons they can expect to see great things from these two teams as the new styles develop. But with Spurs at 10/1 with betfair to win the NBA Championship at the time of writing, and Hawks at 28/1 with other firms, fans will need to show some patience.

Brave The Wild Ep#106:State Of The Wild 2015

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It’s time for the annual State Of The Wild show! Joey is finally back to talk all things Wild, first we put a bow on the 2014-2015 season, then jump into the 2015 draft and free agency!

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Timberwolves Explosion Ep#153:Super State Of The Timberwolves Part 2

The 2015 version of the annual State Of The Timberwolves is here at long last! Just like last year, this dragged into July, also like last year, someone from the great Courtside Podcast joins Joey. (Vince this time). Joey and Vince go wall to wall Wolves on the draft, on and off season wrap ups, along with some free agency talk, and just an overall look at the current (positive) makeup of the team!

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The Crossover Ep#165:The Name Game

The guys are back to quickly recap the Finals and discuss all things draft and free agent related. From Melo to D-Will and Guillermo to Juan-Pablo, all the big names get a mention today.

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Purple Mafia Ep#194:Draft, And Catching Up

Joey is finally back, and he’s once again joined by Sebastian Bahls, as we at last recap the draft, and get into other Vikings off season talk. facebook.com/purplemafiashow @purplemafiashow

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Timberwolves Explosion Ep#152:Making The Right Decision

The Minnesota Timberwolves are in great position to put this franchise on the road to bigger and better things. As the Wolves head into this summer, making the right decision will be history making in multiple ways, not only in the draft, but at head coach as well.

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Showtime And Twolves Ep#15:Duel Opportunities

The best possible scenario for the hosts of this show took place on the night of the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery. The Minnesota Timberwolves finally won the lottery for the first time in their 26 years, the Los Angeles Lakers came up second, much to Vince’s delight! Vince Germano takes over hosting this show, as he and Joey talk extensively about their teams’ awesome opportunities to get their franchises’ into contention sooner than later.

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Timberwolves Explosion Ep#151:It’s About Time!

For the first time in their 26 year history, the Minnesota Timberwolves won the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery, securing themselves the top pick in said draft! Joey continues talking about the NBA Playoffs, as there already is an apparent match up for the Finals. We continue to talk draft through out the show, as the Forcaster chimes in once again, giving his thoughts.

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The Crossover Ep#164:Playoff poundings and lottery losers

In episode #164, the boys discuss the Nets’ playoff exit, the Knicks’ lottery slide, and the likely outcomes of the conference finals in both the East and the West. To get in touch with the show, hit us up on Twitter at @tconetsknicks
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Timberwolves Explosion Ep#150:Clutch City All Around!

Joey talks about the NBA draft Lottery, as he uses the ESPN Lotto simulator, to imagine how things will go, and gives his opinions on the main guys in the top 4. We then go extensively into the post season conversation, including Joey’s ongoing views of the modern day NBA. Marcus the “Forecaster” even finds his way onto the show! (sort of)

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