Developing Elite Basketball Players – Coach Joey Wright (Part 3)

Coach Joey Wright talks about his perspective on developing elite basketball players including his thoughts on greatness and motivating athletes.

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So, this is the final part of Coach Craig Rowe’s conversation with former NBL Coach Joey Wright who shares a funny story from the NBA Summer League.

Joey also discusses the calibre of coaches in Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL).

Both Coach Rowe and Coach Wright chat about developing elite level basketball players.

And each speak to their thoughts and experience of self-motivation and the role of coaches in motivating athletes.

They also discuss work ethic and athletes who eat, sleep, breathe the game of basketball as lifers and the best athletes to work with.

0:00 Introduction
1:48 NBA Summer League Experience
4:47 What Happens in Vegas
5:32 NBL Coaching Quality
7:00 Developing Elite Level Basketball Players
8:50 Self-Motivation and Work Ethic
10:15 Criteria of Greatness
10:35 Conversation Conclusion

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