Instructional Videos From Top College and Pro Coaches

  • Date:
    Aug 15, 2012

If you're going to learn how to play basketball, why not learn from the best minds in the game?

Thanks to Championship Productions, iHoops now has an inside look at how top college basketball programs are able to win every season.

Whatever the program, these videos break down different basketball drills, tips and plays that these elite coaches use to be consistent winners. They're now sharing their secrets with the world, so you too can understand how a great basketball team operates.


Mike Krzyzewski

Since coach Mike Krzyzewski arrived in Durham, N.C. in 1980, the Duke Blue Devils have been one of college basketball's strongest programs. The Blue Devils won national championships in 1991, 1992, 2001 and 2010, and has had six national players of the year.

In these videos, the Blue Devils break down guard-specific tips and drills that have helped Duke All-Americans like Bobby Hurley, Jay Williams and Johnny Dawkins reach unprecedented success in college basketball.



Tom Izzo

Led by longtime coach Tom Izzo, Michigan State has win six Big Ten conference titles since Izzo arrived in 1995. The Spartans have been to six Final Fours since 1999, adding to the tradition started by Magic Johnson's championship team in 1979. Izzo led the Spartans to their second national title in 2000, led by Mateen Cleaves.

In these videos, Izzo breaks down different coaching philosophies that have helped his team achieve sustained success in college basketball over the last 15 years.



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Brad Stevens

He is one of the best young coaches in basketball, and at age 34 he's already done the unthinkable. Coaching a mid-major in Butler University, Brad Stevens led his team to the national championship game in 2010 and followed it up with another Final Four appearance in 2011. Butler was a 5-seed in 2010 and an 8-seed in 2011, taking down several giants along the way.

In these videos, Stevens shows his secrets and strategies for making the most out of your team when it's not the biggest, strongest or most talented squad on the floor. From rebounding secrets for undersized team to a breakdown of what intangibles makes a great team, Stevens can show you how to go from underdog to elite--something he knows a lot about.



Bob Knight

One of the greatest college basketball coaches of all-time, Bob Knight has won 902 games in 43 seasons at Army, Indiana and Texas Tech. He won three national championships at Indiana (1976, 1981, 1987) including the famous 1976 season in which the Hoosiers went 32-0. Knight retired in the middle of the 2008 season and has since been analyzing college basketball for ESPN.

In these videos, Knight breaks down different practice drills that he used to build skills, stamina and toughness since he first became a head coach at Army during the 1965-66 season.



Hubie Brown

Hubie Brown was inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame in 2005, near the end of his remarkable 30-year professional coaching career. Brown was named the NBA's coach of the year in 1978 and 2004. He most recently was coach of the Memphis Grizzlies in 2004 before moving back to the broadcast booth.

In these videos, Brown shows different offensive tips and drills that he used over the last three decades. Superstars like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Oscar Robertson and Patrick Ewing have worked under Brown's tutelage. Here are some of the tips that have worked for the coaching legend:


  • Tips for the Catch-and-Shoot: A quick catch-and-shoot can lead to open looks and lots of points. Here are Brown's main tips for players to keep in mind.
  • How to Shoot on the Move: A quick shot in movement is all about how you catch the ball. Watch as Brown gives tips on how to properly take a pass on the run and release a lightning-quick shot.

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