After Coach Nick's tweet about Tom Izzo losing his sh*t on freshman Aaron Henry during the NCAA Tournament this year went viral, he produced a mini documentary on the incident and brought in a number of experts in the field to discuss. Mark Bennett was one of them, and his experience as a British Commando and senior instructor within the Army Physical Training Corps influenced greatly how he developed his methods of communication.
He has transformed his nearly 30 years of practice and research into developing the Performance Development Systems (PDS); a robust set of principles that can facilitate world class learning and performance cultures and environments.
He currently works as a consultant, coach trainer and mentor with various professional and national sport organizations, teams and Universities around the world, as well as Schools and community sports to help transform the leadership capabilities of every coach and teacher that he comes in contact with. Put simply, Mark makes people better “influencers.”
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Join Coach Nick and Jared Weiss of The Athletic as they dissect the most of the picks in the first round as it was happening.
Coach Nick welcomes Friend Of The Breakdown Jeff Siegel of https://earlybirdrights.com to break down the complexities of the trade the New Orleans Pelicans just agreed to with the Los Angeles Lakers. The timing of when the trade goes down is crucial if the Lakers are going to maximize cap space and still have time to sign another big name. Jeff expertly breaks down the intricacies of the rules and why the Pelicans don't want to wait til July 30th to get this deal done.
Coach Nick is joined by Friends of the Breakdown Noah Coslov and Adam Stanco in a free wheeling discussion of the NBA Finals, the ramifications of KD's injury to Free Agency, where Kawhi might go, and how all the other dominos fall as we head into the NBA Draft.
Coach Nick brings in the big guns to discuss this trade from all sides - as Trevor Lane from the Lakers Nation podcast breaks it down from the Lakers perspective, Will Guillory of The Athletic gives us the Pelicans feelings, and Mike Vorkunov gives us insight into how the rest of the NBA will be affected. As always, Jared Weiss joins Coach Nick to weigh in as well.
On the last Live Post Game Show of the season 😢, Coach Nick and Jared Weiss break down how Game 6 unfolded and whether the Warriors should've gone for all the marbles on their last shot attempt. Plus, what does this mean for the Raptors future? Will Kawhi Leonard stay? Can they repeat?
There were a ton of storylines from tonight's game: KD's return, KD's injury, the lead the Warriors built, the deficit the Raptors almost erased, and lots more to go through as Coach Nick and Jared Weiss break it all down.
The Toronto Raptors did everything right in Game 3, as well as take advantage of a severely shorthanded Warriors team, and now have a commanding 2-1 lead and home court advantage. Jared Weiss of The Athletic joins Coach Nick to discuss the game and answer key questions from the audience during their live show immediately after the game.
Coach Nick visited with Eric Pincus and Josh Martin of the Hollywood Hoops podcast to discuss all things Lakers - why Magic had his epic meltdown, who actually runs the franchise, and can they make significant improvements for next year.
Friend of the Breakdown Nate Duncan, of the Dunc'd On Podcast, joins Coach Nick to lend his unique expertise to what happened in Game 2. Did the Warriors adjustment on defense guarding Kawhi have an affect? Was Nick Nurse smart to go to a gimmick defense down the stretch to defend Steph Curry? How will this series play out? All these questions and lots more are covered by Nate and Coach Nick.