Why You Should Listen?
People dream about an opportunity to learn from individuals like Jerry West, Hubie Brown and Mike Fratello. Tony Barone, Sr. was fortunate to get that chance to learn from these basketball Hall of Famers. Tony has a PHD in basketball due to his experiences of playing at Duke, to being a head coach at Creighton and Texas A&M, being an assistant & head coach in the NBA and also Director of Player Development for the Memphis Grizzlies.
His son, Brian Barone, has had tremendous basketball experience as well playing and coaching under Tom Crean, being teammate of Dwyane Wade and assisting at the NCAA DI level for over 14 years. Even with all that experience, Tony, Sr. was the person that he has leaned on the most as he begins his first year as a college head coach.
Listen to this episode of the Jim Huber Show to hear the advice that Tony, Sr. gave Brian as he transitions from an assistant to a head coach. You will find out through Tony’s years of experience what to do and what not to do in order to have success as a head coach. As well coach Tony, Sr. will give you insights to what makes Jerry West and Hubie Brown so great at what they do, let you know key items to look for when evaluating players, nuggets for individuals how to get into coaching and move up the ranks, etc. There is so much beneficial information for coaches, parents and players that both coaches discuss throughout the show!
Enjoy this episode of The Jim Huber Show!
What You will Hear In This Podcast
- 0:27- Introduction of Tony and Brian Barone
- 3:15- Best lesson learned from Tom Crean
- 3:42- Brian’s experience playing with Dwyane Wade
- 4:31- The key to Jerry West’s greatness in constructing championship teams
- 5:59- Jerry West stood firm in nixing the Klay Thompson for Kevin Love trade
- 6:49- Do players in the NBA work hard at their craft?
- 7:50- Tony’s strategy in identifying Pau Gasol as a future NBA player without seeing him play in a game
- 11:16- Advice Tony gave to Brian on becoming a head coach at the college level
- 12:08- Tony’s lessons he learned on not what to do as a head coach
- 13:51- The high level of players that play at the Junior College Level
- 15:45- Tony tells a story about his experience coaching with Hubie Brown
- 17:42- Hubie Brown’s belief in repetition to develop good habits and confidence
- 19:21- Hubie’s skill in using constructive criticism to keep practice efficient
- 20:34- Tony uses basketball instead of basketball using him at Duke
- 22:26- Tony’s advice for an individual to get into coaching and advance to better opportunities
- 24:33- The reason why coaching is more challenging in today’s environment
- 24:33- The Trifecta with Tony and Brian Barone
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