Why You Should Listen
We all want to learn from the best in a particular area in life. Charlie Miller gives his insights from playing for “The General” Coach Bobby Knight at the University of Indiana for four seasons.
Charlie Miller was a highly recruited basketball player out of high school. He averaged 32 points per game his senior year, while being named Florida player of the year and a McDonalds All-American. You will understand what Coach Knight did to win over Charlie’s heart. He will let you know about the secret motivation he used to deal with his difficult transition to Bloomington, Indiana. Charlie will take you behind the scenes in the locker room and practice to see the method to Coach Knight’s madness and a sensitive side that has been rarely seen.
Coach Charlie Miller runs Attack Basketball in Dallas, Texas and is a lead clinician for the Breakthrough Basketball Camps. His experience playing at Indiana University for four season, representing the United States in the Junior Olympics and playing professionally for seven years have developed skills that makes him an impactful coach .
Enjoy this episode of The Jim Huber Show!
What You will Hear In This Podcast
0:29 – Charlie Miller’s numerous basketball achievements
0:59 – Reason he chose Bobby Knight over Roy Williams, Rick Pitino, Eddie Sutton, Steve Fisher and others
1:56 – The kind gesture that Coach Knight showed to win Charlie’s heart
3:38 – The lessons that Charlie learned from his brother James who was paralyzed at birth
4:51 – How Coach Knight used James life to reach his team at IU
6:32 – How James helped Charlie get through the tough times playing for Coach Knight
7:12 – Recruiting tactics that college coaches used to persuade Charlie
10:21 – Opportunities to be coached by Charlie Miller and great reviews he gets from leading Breakthrough Basketball Camps
11:44 – Advice to work through adversity and play for a demanding coach
13:14 – Situations when it would be beneficial to transfer to another school or program
14:46 – 2 Best life lessons Charlie learned from Coach Knight during his 4 years at IU
16:27 – The difficult transition in life without playing competitive basketball
17:19 – Smart decision not telling Coach Knight he did not know how to evaluate a player
18:34 – The benefits of Coach Knights tough love
20:28 – Charlie’s tips for young players to achieve their goal to play at the college level
22:07 – One moment that Charlie stands up to Coach Knight