Why You Should Listen
In our Origin podcast we tell you who we are and what we hope to bring to the table for Coaches, Parents and Players.
Jim Huber is dedicated to three things, his family, his faith and the game of basketball. As a Breakthrough Basketball National Camp Instructor and MOKAN Elite Head Coach he has coached and mentored kids from third grade to the NBA. In 2013, Coach Huber led his MOKAN Elite team to the Nike Peach Jam, and later that year captured the title at the Nike Global Challenge as the Head Coach of Team USA West, a team that featured future NBA talent like Stanley Johnson (Detroit Pistons) and Kelly Oubre (Washington Wizards). The lessons he imparted to his MOKAN Elite Point Guard Lou Rauls “Tum Tum” Nairn led some to compare the Michigan State Freshman to Magic Johnson in terms of leadership potential. NBA Lottery pick Willie Cauley-Stein (Sacramento Kings) is another Huber coached player that exhibits the qualities Jimmy constantly stresses, accountability, toughness and passion. He has sent over 40 players to the college ranks, many to colleges like Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Michigan State.
Jimmy’s co host, “Coach Troy”, is a Skills Instructor for Breakthrough Basketball, who retired from an award winning broadcasting career at some the of the nation’s premiere radio stations. He got back into basketball when his son got the itch and somebody had to rebound and pass the rock! His “touch” with sound won the AIR Award and garnered a nomination for Radio’s Highest Honor, The Marconi Award as the Best Large Market Personality in America. Troy also won the Children’s Cancer Research Funds “Butterfly Award” for his passion and work in raising literally millions of dollars to help kids and families facing childhood cancer. He has interviewed former President Jimmy Carter, NBA Hall of Famer Kevin Mchale, Tom Hanks, Will Farrell, and many other VIPs in the world of Sports, Politics and Pop Culture.
The “Jim Huber Show” will explore the power that coaching and sports have to create a better world. We will talk to the world’s premiere coaches, players and parents about where they have succeeded and maybe more importantly, where they have failed. Topics can include player development, character development, youth development, defense, offense, shooting, skills, and more.
This is a man on a mission to make a difference in the lives of kids, their families and in the lives of his fellow coaches. His passion to make people better has produced tremendous results on and off the court, and now he is bringing that passion to a podcast.
Together, these two friends hope to put together an entertaining and insightful podcast marked by passion, humor, honesty and occasional wisdom!
Enjoy this episode of The Jim Huber Show!
What You Will Hear In This Podcast
0:44- Who is Coach Jim Huber?
4:55- What is Nike’s Grassroots Basketball and the EYBL?
7:30- Transition of Coach Jim’s coaching philosophy
9:35- Using sports to teach character and life lessons
10:12- Who is Coach Troy?
10:58- Get to know the sensitive side of Coach Jim
12:31- How Coach Jim and Coach Troy met?
13:51- Tips on how to coach your child
16:11- Type of shows that will be produced
Resources Mentioned in This Episode