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Pete Philo Longtime NBA Scouting Director

The Lottery

Jon Wasserman talks with Pete Philo, former director of scouting for the Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks and current president of TPG Sports Group, about how the pre-draft process really works. Pete talks about scouting, workouts, medical reports, trade discussions and what actually goes down in the war room on draft night.


12 Jun 2019

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How to become an NBA scout with Former Minnesota and Dallas scout Pete Philo

Aussie Hoopla NBL & NBA Podcast

Buy a basketball t-shirt from our eBay store. Proceeds go to promoting Aussie Hoops. We know only Hoops Tragics listen to this show, so for something different we sit down with who spent 13 years as an NBA scout with the Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks. Pete goes into great detail as to how you can become an NBA scout and what NBA scouts really have to do. Tune in for a great learning experience about NBA scouting. Topics on the show include; Update on Larry Kestelman's plan to purchase the WNBL and the Harlem Globetrotters (2:00) Update on what Australian's are doing well as NBA scouts right today (11:30) What skills do people need to become an NBA scout (14:00) Why did Brad Newley never make it to the NBA? (18:30) How has the G-League changed how players make the NBA from outside the college system (20:30) What does the average day of an NBA scout look like? (22:30) Who was a guy you scouted that you got totally wrong (27:00) Terrance Ferguson's NBL experiment and how that's viewed by NBA scouts (32:00) How did Isaiah Thomas get drafted with the last pick of the 2011 NBA Draft and the curious case of Tanguy Ngombo (38:00) How do NBA scouts get it so wrong sometimes, are there common mistakes being made? (48:00) What did Pete learn scouting the Australian Boomers during the 2012 Olympics (58:00) What do NBA scouts think of the NBL (1:00:00) Did you ever scout an Aussie who didn't make the NBA you thought should have? (1:11:00) All of this and a whole lot more.... Listen to our previous interviews with the biggest stars in Australian Basketball, head to Aussiehoopla.com. Check out previous podcasts featuring; Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Torrey Craig, Jason Cadee, Ronald Roberts, Stephen Holt NBA Stars Past & Present - Matthew Dellavedova, Stephen Jackson, Randy Livingston, Acie Earl, Josh Childress, Reggie Smith, Todd Lichti Aussie Basketballers Abroad - Ryan Broekhoff, Brock Motum, Jack White, Ben Madgen, Cling Stiendl, Ater Majok, Rhys Carter, Daryl Corletto Australian Boomers Legends - Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Andrew Vlahov, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Brad Newley The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Terry Dozier, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams Our Finest Coaching Minds - Brian Goorjian, Joey Wright, Adrian Hurley, Aaron Fearne, Rob Beveridge, Phil Smyth, Ian Stacker, Shawn Dennis, Dean Vickerman, Trevor Gleeson, Lindsey Gaze And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chuck Harmison, Jeff Van Groningen All that and much more. Follow @AussieHoopla on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and email at info@aussiehoopla.com

1hr 18mins

22 Oct 2017

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Ep 243 | Pete Philo Joins to discuss Pro Scout School NBA Draft & Vegas Summer League

The Baseline NBA Podcast

Pro-Scout and NBA Executive Pete Philo joins to discuss his coveted Pro Scout School in Vegas and gives insight life inside the Team War Room and NBA Draft ProcessLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 21mins

21 Jun 2017

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NBA Front Office Ep. 2: Former NBA Executive Pete Philo

NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane

In this episode former NBA front office executive Pete Philo joins Keith to discuss his wide-ranging basketball career from player overseas to scout to executive. Pete and Keith also discuss Pete’s team at TPG Sports Group and their Pro Scout School and Sports Tank events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 6mins

13 Jun 2017

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Ep 71: NBA podcast with former NBA scout, Pete Philo and Thomas Bilde of TV 2.


Denne udgave byder på en snak med den tidligere Bakken Bears spiller og NBA scout Pete Philo. Fra et mesterskab i Aarhus N til 14 år i NBA - en spændende historie og indsigt i hvad der sker lige inden en spiller bliver tradet og draftet. Lyden er ikke god - men det er historien. Så vi håber at det går!


28 May 2017

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Ep. 24: Pete Philo on NBA scouting and Pro Scout School

Fieldhouse Files: Scott Agness on the Indiana Pacers

Less than one month out from the 2016 NBA Draft, there’s no better time to talk with a longtime NBA scout about the job, sacrifices required, and how one can improve in their player evaluations.Pete Philo has worked for three NBA teams spanning 13 years. Most recently, he was the Pacers Director of International Scouting for almost three years. Prior to that, he worked in the front offices of the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Dallas Mavericks.[Pete Philo leaves Pacers scouting department]Philo’s job required him to travel the world, spending more than 200 days each year on the road. It also was critical that he developed strong relationships with key resources overseas.Philo’s now dedicating his time to TPG Sports Group, an organization for which he’s the owner and president. And one of their biggest projects each year has been the Pro Scout School, held annually in Las Vegas for aspiring front office personnel.Subscribe to the Pacers Podcast on iTunes. (And, if you like the podcast, please leave a review.)I welcome your questions and comments @ScottAgness on Twitter or via email.Topics Discussed:* The sacrifices required to be a scout* What is taught at the Pro Scout School* The art of developing relationships* How exactly scouts document their observations


25 May 2016