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#34: Coach Dick Bennett (part 2): “You have to recruit guys you can lose with”

Sport and the Growing Good

Dick Bennett was one of the great coaches in Wisconsin basketball history. In part 2 of our SGG conversation, Coach Bennett discussed:1.  The “brotherhood” among coaches.2.  How his son Tony and bible study influenced the formation of Dick’s beliefs and core pillars: humility, passion, unity, servanthood, and thankfulness.3.  Modeling his life and ways of coaching after Christ.4.  Getting “players you can lose with” – those who will stay the course during difficult times.5.  How do you get players to play defense like that? “Every night!” (…and pay attention to the ball pressure)6.  A lesson from Vince Lombardi: Execution comes through repetition…and keep it simple.7.  The third great coach in the Bennett family.8.  Wisdom from Ben Hogan on how to get really good at something. “It’s every day.”9.  “Stay the course, push them – without being nasty.”10.  His annual summer gathering with former players.11.  The importance of the time you spend with players, especially at the high school level: “They’re like sponges.”12.  Owning up to mistakes and apologizing.

30mins

24 Apr 2020

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#33: Coach Dick Bennett (part 1): “All there was to the job was a love of the game and a love for the kids”

Sport and the Growing Good

Dick Bennett was one of the great coaches in Wisconsin basketball history. Coach Bennett mastered the “re-building of programs,” achieving success at every stop from small high schools to major Division 1 programs – including leading the Wisconsin Badgers to the NCAA Final Four. Coach Bennett has served as a mentor to countless players and coaches, and he impacted countless lives along the way. In part one of our conversation on the SGG podcast, we discussed: 1.  Reconnecting with his high school basketball coach, Jerry Grunska, who had a significant influence on Coach Bennett wanting to become a coach. 2.  Why high school was his favorite level at which to coach. “All there was to the job was a love of the game and a love for the kids.” 3.  Making early mistakes and learning on the job during his first years as a high school coach: “I don’t think I made it quite simple enough.” 4.  Taking a coaching class from Marquette’s Al McGuire, attending clinics around the Midwest – and sitting, listening to Adolph Rupp, John Wooden, and Henry Iba. 5.  Seeing the game the same way as Bob Knight – who almost became the Wisconsin Coach. 6.  The Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association. 7.  Advocating for Terry Porter in tryouts for various national teams. 8.  Having dinner with Coach Knight in Bloomington the night before playing the Hoosiers, and maintaining a long-term friendship with him. 9.  Coach Knight’s proposed “son swap” that never happened. 10.  Al McGuire’s advice about scheduling opponents.

42mins

23 Apr 2020

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03-20-20: Jaytalking Ep. 48 - Badgers 2000: Coach Dick Bennett on his Final Four team

WTMJ Conversations & WTMJ Features

He talked one-on-one with WTMJ's Jay Sorgi.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

27mins

23 Mar 2020

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Coach Tony Bennett podcast: Virginia Final Four, 2019 Championship, Dick Bennett, Pack Line Defense

Hangin With A Hoo

UVA Coach Tony Bennett sits down with Mark Jerome and Justin Anderson to talk shop. Watch as Coach Bennett gets comfortable chatting about the championship. They talk about the father/son/coach relationship, Coach Bennett brings up his gray hairs bc of Justin Anderson. Mark asks him about the night after UMBC. Coach Bennett talks about a time when he lost his cool as a player!

17mins

6 Nov 2019

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Special episode: A look back at the Wisconsin Badgers 2000 run to the Final Four with Dick Bennett and players from the team

Milwaukee Brewers Podcast

Nearly two decades ago, the Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team made an improbable run to the Final Four and set the table for a cycle of success that featured 19 consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament for a program that was seldom a qualifier for the Big Dance beforehand. Hear from players on that team -- Mike Kelley, Andy Kowske, Mark Vershaw, Jon Bryant and Maurice Linton -- as well as coach Dick Bennett. They think back to those four wins in March and subsequent loss in the national semifinal and attempt to paint a picture of how a team without any all-conference players could have huge postseason success. This special episode and more can be found at the Journal Sentinel Wisconsin Badgers podcast feed at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify.  Audio clips from NCAA on YouTube. Music: Scott Holmes, "Driven To Success" available at freemusicarchive.org.

55mins

21 Feb 2019

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Special episode: Look back at the 2000 Final Four run with Dick Bennett and members of the team

Wisconsin Badgers Podcast

Nearly two decades ago, the Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team made an improbable run to the Final Four and set the table for a cycle of success that featured 19 consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament for a program that was seldom a qualifier for the Big Dance beforehand. Hear from players on that team -- Mike Kelley, Andy Kowske, Mark Vershaw, Jon Bryant and Maurice Linton -- as well as coach Dick Bennett. They think back to those four wins in March and subsequent loss in the national semifinal and attempt to paint a picture of how a team without any all-conference players could have huge postseason success.  Audio clips from NCAA on YouTube. Music: Scott Holmes, "Driven To Success" available at freemusicarchive.org.

55mins

21 Feb 2019

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Special episode: Wisconsin Badgers run to the 2000 Final Four with Dick Bennett and players from the team

Milwaukee Bucks Point Forward Podcast

Nearly two decades ago, the Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team made an improbable run to the Final Four and set the table for a cycle of success that featured 19 consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament for a program that was seldom a qualifier for the Big Dance beforehand. Hear from players on that team -- Mike Kelley, Andy Kowske, Mark Vershaw, Jon Bryant and Maurice Linton -- as well as coach Dick Bennett. They think back to those four wins in March and subsequent loss in the national semifinal and attempt to paint a picture of how a team without any all-conference players could have huge postseason success. This special episode and more can be found at the Journal Sentinel Wisconsin Badgers podcast feed at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify.   Audio clips from NCAA on YouTube. Music: Scott Holmes, "Driven To Success" available at freemusicarchive.org.

56mins

21 Feb 2019