Here's the Latest Episode from Hardwood Hustle:
Today we are joined by Micah Hayes for an incredibly important conversation. A former player on TJ’s team and PGC Basketball Director, Micah is a part of the Hardwood Hustle family, and one of the wisest voices in the coaching community. He brings our listeners a perspective on the current state of social justice and the steps that need to be taken to move in the right direction for equality.
In the finale episode of our coverage on The Last Dance documentary, we continue turning entertainment into education with PGC Basketball’s Sam Allen. This episode dives into the 1998 championship victory, as well as some of the comments made by former Bulls since the documentary has aired. Adam, TJ, and Sam also share some of their biggest takeaways from the entire 10-episode documentary. Coaches, make sure to share this episode with your players. It could be a great way to connect with your team while discussing the best teachable moments from The Last Dance.
Today we bring you an interview with Brooklyn Nets guard Theo Pinson. We dive into Theo’s approach to being a great teammate, leading North Carolina to a championship, and his advice for coaches based on his experience with coaches at the highest level.
In Episode 349 we bring you a special interview with CEO of the Premier Lacrosse League, Mike Rabil. Mike shares incredible insight for our listeners on hustling to start a new sports league, creating a work environment of transparency and communication, and why team members should be encouraged to act like an owner.
In today’s episode we continue our breakdown of The Last Dance documentary, Episodes 7 & 8. PGC Basketball’s Sam Allen joins Adam and TJ to bring coaches and players the key takeaways and teachable moments. This episode specifically dives into Michael Jordan’s transition in to and out of baseball, as well as his highly debated leadership style.
We are joined by John Beckham and Jimmy Jenkins, Director’s of ‘Basketball County: In The Water’, to give you a behind the scenes look into their upcoming production. This documentary, Executive Produced by Kevin Durant and his team, highlights the basketball hotbed that is Prince George’s County (MD). Since 2000, with a population of under one million people, PG County has produced 25 NBA and more than a dozen WNBA players. However, Maryland is often left out of the conversation for best basketball in the U.S., listed behind the largely populated areas of New York, Chicago, and LA. This documentary highlights what makes this county special and why it produces so many of the best basketball players in the world. Watch the documentary this Friday (May 15) on Showtime at 9pm ET.
Through Adam’s work with Lead ‘Em Up, a recent topic of conversation that has continually come up is that of accountability. Coaches want to know how teammates can better hold each other accountable, as well as how to create a culture of accountability throughout their entire program. Today, Adam and TJ introduce a new, powerful thought process when approaching accountability that you may not have considered before.
We’re back with another breakdown of The Last Dance documentary, Episodes 5 and 6, as we try to take the episodes from a place of entertainment to educational. PGC Basketball’s Sam Allen joins us to share what we can learn and the teachable moments you can use with your team. Competitiveness, gambling, and branding are some of the specific topics we cover in Part 3 of this 5-part series.
We continue our series with PGC Basketball’s Sam Allen, breaking down episodes three and four of The Last Dance documentary. The story lines surrounding Dennis Rodman, the Bulls perseverance through the Pistons, and the addition of Phil Jackson are topics we go in-depth on in this episode with the goal of creating teachable moments for you and your team.
In addition to producing the Hardwood Hustle podcast, Tucker Herzberg (@tuckerherzberg) is also a certified athletic performance coach. During this time of quarantine, Tucker put out a free at-home training program for teams. The program requires no equipment, and each week builds off of the previous week to make sure your players are progressing. This episode breaks down the ideas behind the program and what players should be thinking about when it comes to their athletic development while they’re home.
Get the training plan here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12UxxRLI40mXSfF43WWIw_yjCWYW3rK8xRsLXYUuSQJg/edit?usp=sharing