Solving Basketball podcast

Solving Basketball

Jordan Sperber

A college basketball podcast hosted by Jordan Sperber focused on analytics, coaching, strategy, and x's and o's. Guests include college coaches, players, and media.

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    Episode #42 - Dan Dickau, Zags Legend

    45:02

    Dan Dickau, former All American at Gonzaga and NBA veteran, joins the podcast for episode 42. We discussed the use of technology and data in player development, the flex offense and the evolution of Mark Few's X's and O's, and this season's Gonzaga team -- including last night's win over UCLA. Solving Basketball is presented by Hudl! To learn more about Hudl Sportscode and/or to contact Hudl directly, click/tap this link. For more on Solving Basketball and Jordan Sperber, follow on Twitter @hoopvision68.
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    Episode #41 - Ken Pomeroy 3.0

    51:16

    Ken Pomeroy returns for episode 41. We went back through last season to discuss some of the statistical effects of the covid season on home-court advantage, scheduling, and the blue bloods. We also discussed UCLA and the Pac-12's NCAA Tournament success and Baylor's national championship. Solving Basketball is presented by Hudl! To learn more about Hudl Sportscode and/or to contact Hudl directly, click/tap this link. For more on Solving Basketball and Jordan Sperber, follow on Twitter @hoopvision68.
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    Episode #40 - Casey McGraw, Elmira College

    37:18

    Casey McGraw, head coach of Elmira College, joins the podcast for episode 40. Growing up, Casey was my high school and AAU teammate. In this episode, we reminisced over our playing days and early experiences as coaches. Solving Basketball is presented by Hudl! To learn more about Hudl Sportscode and/or to contact Hudl directly, click/tap this link. For more on Solving Basketball and Jordan Sperber, follow on Twitter @hoopvision68.
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    Episode #39 - Kim English, George Mason

    44:43

    Kim English, head coach of George Mason, joins the podcast for episode 39. We discussed player relationships as an assistant coach compared to as a head coach, press conferences and coach speak, analytics and shot selection, and Kim's relationship with former 76ers GM Sam Hinkie. Solving Basketball is now presented by Hudl! Link to the Hoop Vision newsletter: https://hoopvision.substack.com/ For more information on Solving Basketball and Jordan Sperber, follow on Twitter @hoopvision68.
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    Episode #38 - Paul Mills, Oral Roberts

    53:09

    Paul Mills, head coach of Oral Roberts, joins the podcast for episode 38. We discussed last season's March Madness run, the details of ORU’s spread pick and roll offense, grading post-game film, the intentional foul strategy used in the 2nd round win over Florida, and more. Solving Basketball is now presented by Hudl! Link to the presentation mentioned in the intro: https://vimeo.com/286301686 For more information on Solving Basketball and Jordan Sperber, follow on Twitter @hoopvision68.
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    Episode #37 - Ben Falk, Cleaning the Glass

    1:22:44

    Ben Falk, owner of Cleaning the Glass, joins the podcast for episode 37. After years of working in NBA front offices, Ben is currently a high school basketball coach. We discussed his coaching style and the differences between high school, college, and the NBA. Ben and Gibson Pyper's X's & O's course: https://www.learn-basketball.com/ For more information on Solving Basketball and Jordan Sperber, follow on Twitter @hoopvision68.
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    Episode #36 - Reggie Witherspoon, Canisius (Continuity Ball Screen)

    55:44

    Reggie Witherspoon, head coach of Canisius, joins the podcast for episode 36. Witherspoon is the "godfather" of the Continuity Ball Screen offense now run by many different teams. We discussed the origins of his offense, how it has evolved from early on during his time at Buffalo to now, and other top teams (Virginia, Dayton, etc) using it. For more information on Solving Basketball and Jordan Sperber, follow on Twitter @hoopvision68.
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    Episode #35 - Intentional Fouling with Ken Pomeroy & Jonathan Safir

    1:00:41

    Ken Pomeroy and Jonathan Safir return to the podcast for episode #35. They recently published an article: "The guide to fouling when leading (or tied)." We discussed the findings from that article, whether or not more coaches will actually choose to implement the strategy, and how Ken's rankings (and the NCAA selection process) would look if there are no non-conference games this season. For more information on Solving Basketball and Jordan Sperber, follow on Twitter @hoopvision68.
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    Episode #34 - Seth Partnow, The Athletic

    1:04:57

    Seth Partnow, NBA Analyst for The Athletic, joins the podcast for episode 34. Seth is in the middle of a series of articles on how the style of play in the NBA has changed over time. We discussed the findings from his research, the type of data used to quantify style of play, and similarities and differences between the NBA and college basketball. For more information on Solving Basketball and Jordan Sperber, follow on Twitter @hoopvision68.
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    Episode #33 - Stephen Gentry, Illinois

    51:40

    Stephen Gentry, assistant coach at Illinois, joins the podcast for episode 33. This season, Illinois drastically changed their style and scheme on both the offensive and defensive side of the floor. We discussed the changes from the Spread offense to ball screens and from pressure/deny defense to pack line -- including how data played a role in the decision making process. For more information on Solving Basketball and Jordan Sperber, follow on Twitter @hoopvision68.

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