Santa Cruz Warriors’ head coach Kris Weems shares his journey through all levels of basketball, including the coaching keys that got him to the pros. Get a inside look at what it takes to be a professional on both the players’ side, and the coaches’. Coach Weems first dives into his own development as a player. He shares what he learned as a youth and collegiate athlete, which brought him all the way to a Final Four at Stanford and then onto the NBA. Weems’ lends insight on his coaching journey from high school ball to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA G League-- from player development, to the court, and organizational culture.
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To read about Ky Bowman’s NBa career:
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For more on Mike Montgomery’s coaching career:
For more on Joe Lacob and the warriors:
For Steven Kerr’s career stats:
To read about Aaron Miles:
To read about Blake Schultz:
For more on Warriors player Jeremy Pargo:
For more on Bob Myers, click the link below.
To read Kobe Bryant’s autobiography, The Mamba Mentality:
For more on representation within collegiate basketball coaches:
Nichols, B. A., Smith, M. A., & Stellino, M. B. (2020). Factors Influencing College Selection by NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Players. Journal of Amateur Sport, 6(1), 32-51.
Brown, F. (2020). Alarmingly Low Number of Women Coaches in College Basketball.
To explore different methods of high school coaches:
Munoz-Plaza, C., Pounds, D., Davis, A., Park, S., Sallis, R., Romero, M. G., & Sharp, A. L. (2021). High school basketball coach and player perspectives on warm-up routines and lower extremity injuries. Sports medicine-open, 7(1), 1-9.
For more on the importance of communication skills of a coach:
Kim, Y., & Park, I. (2020). “Coach Really Knew What I Needed and Understood
Me Well as a Person”: Effective Communication Acts in Coach–Athlete Interactions among Korean Olympic Archers. International journal of environmental research and public health, 17(9), 3101.
For more on the difference of amateur and pro basketball:
Druffel, A. (2020). A Decision between Amateur and Professional Basketball: A Look into American Basketball and How the NCAA Can Influence Top Athletes to Attend College through" SAHIPP". Miss. Sports L. Rev., 9, 38.