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The Jonah Keri Podcast, Episode 31

22 March 2011

My guest this week is Tom Penders, former college basketball coach for 36 years and author of the new book Dead Coach Walking: Tom Penders Surviving and Thriving in College Hoops.

The topics we cover:

  • 1:30-7:10: How much control does a coach have over a player’s in-game awareness?
  • 7:11-15:24: Why isn’t the AAU better preparing players for the challenges of the college game?
  • 15:25-22:34: Aggressive boosters, NCAA rules, and changes through the years in youth sports
  • 22:35-27:37: Extending the free market system to college athletics
  • 27:38-37:19: The “student” in “student-athlete”
  • 37:20-42:56: An expert’s take on March Madness
  • 42:57-46:34: Dealing with the loss of a team’s best player before the tournament
  • 46:35-51:13: Players whose draft stock has risen in the tournament
  • 51:14-59:04: Instant replay and selective officiating based on circumstance
  • 59:05-end: Coping with losing

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