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31 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Fran Fraschilla. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Fran Fraschilla, often where they are interviewed.

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31 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Fran Fraschilla. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Fran Fraschilla, often where they are interviewed.

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Magic Weekly with Jake Chapman feat. Fran Fraschilla 11-5-20

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ESPN NBA Draft guru and former college head coach Fran Fraschilla joins Jake to discuss the 2020 NBA Draft, options for the Magic at 15, scouting players during a pandemic and the strength of the 2021 Draft class.
Nov 05 2020 · 32mins
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Fran Fraschilla, ESPN Commentator: Lessons From College & International Basketball

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My guest today is Fran Fraschilla, a college basketball analyst for ESPN and former Division I basketball coach.

In this episode we discuss his career path as a head coach, with stops at Manhattan, St. Johns and New Mexico. We hear what it was like to coach at St. Johns with players like Ron Artest and Felipe Lopez, what he wishes he had done differently as a head coach, and why he made the conscious decision to stay at ESPN after he left New Mexico. We also learn some of the most interesting things he’s witnessed when calling college games for ESPN and getting all access to shoot-arounds and practices of some of the most successful programs, and what led him to become ESPN’s go-to guy on international basketball prospects for the NBA Draft.

Show Notes:

(1:25) — Episode begins with starting his head-coaching career at Manhattan at the age of 34

(3:05) — What surprised him when he became a head coach for the first time

(5:02) — His time as head coach at St. John’s

(11:05) — Handling being fired from St. John’s

(15:00) — Coaching players like Felipe Lopez and Ron Artest at St. John’s

(19:02) — His favorite moments as a head coach

(22:50) — His belief in coaching etiquette

(25:10) — What led him to start his career with ESPN

(31:48) — The best things he’s seen coaches do at shoot-arounds

(36:10) — Some of different ways he’s seen coaches handle practices

(40:05) — Watching coaches make adjustments during games

(41:33) — How he became the international basketball scout for ESPN

(46:35) — What led foreign coaches to look at the basketball game differently than U.S. coaches

(49:08) — How he evaluates foreign prospects who aren’t seen as often as college players

(54:45) — How he directs his learning

(57:05) — What basketball has meant to him personally

(59:20) — End of episode questions

End of Episode Questions:

1. What’s 1 book every coach should read? 

2. Who is one person you’d want to hear as a guest on this podcast? Hubie Brown

3. What’s one area you’re looking to improve in over the next year? Being a better human being

4. What’s popular advice you hear people say that you think is wrong? Live in the moment

5. What advice do you have for young coaches who are listening to this? Grit, growth mindset, and servant leadership

6. What’s the darkest moment you experienced professionally and how did you overcome it? When he was fired from St. John’s, and overcame it by having faith and trusting there was a plan for him

Favorite Quotes:

“When you are starting out in the coaching profession and become a young head coach, you have to have a board of directors. You have to have 3 or 4 people in your life that can help you make tough decisions.”

“I think if you have a well coached team, you can leave practice for 2 or 3 days and there wouldn’t be any slippage based on what you’ve taught them about the culture of practices.”

“I think shoot-arounds are an art-form. I’ve seen so many good ones, I don’t think there’s one way to do it.”

“Gameday has to be a time when the team has to be focused and relaxed because if you haven’t prepared for the opponent in the days leading up to that game, there’s no pre-game speech, there’s no Bill Belichick speech that you can make, there’s nothing you can do in practice that day that can get you ready for the opponent. And being too intense and over the top intensity wise is not the answer.”

“I think it’s just absolutely necessary to be somebody who has an open mind to continue willing to get better.”

Oct 20 2020 · 1hr 7mins

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The Wide World of Basketball with Fran Fraschilla {ESPN}

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Slappin' Glass hosts one of the world's most renown thinkers, leaders, and champions of the game, Fran Fraschilla. In this deep-dive conversation the trio discuss the best European trends, reverse- engineering offenses, the great practice plans and coaches, the role of the commentator, getting to the "why", and much much more. 

Oct 02 2020 · 1hr 4mins
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Fran Fraschilla

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On this episode of the Pursuing Excellence Podcast, former college basketball coach and ESPN college basketball reporter, Fran Fraschilla joins to talk about this path to where he is today
Sep 21 2020 · 45mins

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Ep 28: Fran Fraschilla, ESPN College Basketball Analyst

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ESPN College Basketball Analyst Fran Fraschilla joins Real Talk Basketball with Rex Walters. Fran talks about his coaching experience, how the NBA has changed and the upcoming draft.
Sep 16 2020 · 42mins
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Fran Fraschilla - ESPN College Basketball Analyst

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Fran Fraschilla talks hoops with Nick! ESPN College Basketball Analyst Fran Fraschilla stops by to talk some hoops with Nick. They discuss The Tournament, the Elam Ending, what makes Bill Self special, how Greg McDermott has evolved, Fred Hoiberg at Nebraska, College Basketball's issues, and more!

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Jul 16 2020 · 46mins
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The Basketball Tournament and Fran Fraschilla Edition

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Fran Fraschilla joins Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich to discuss The Basketball Tournament following the bracket reveal. The guys get into the health and safety protocols being put in place in Columbus, Ohio, why this could be the best version of TBT since its inception, the high level of play, what it means for players looking for jobs, why there isn't a Duke or UNC alumni team, and if The Money Team can check their egos and play together.
Jun 17 2020 · 34mins
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Fran Fraschilla, ESPN

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ESPN basketball analyst and international draft expert Fran Fraschilla joins host Pat Price in today's episode. It's a lively discussion covering Fraschilla's love for the sport, particularly the influences that international basketball has made on the U.S. game. 

After a successful coaching career with stops at Manhattan, St. John's and New Mexico, Fraschilla has spent the last 17 seasons on the more comfortable side of the court, as a talented announcer on the ESPN broadcasts.  His in-game analysis has made him one of the top announcers in the sport.  His niche with ESPN was serendipitous, as he was asked to be the lead international analyst for the NBA draft.  This proved to be a great fit, as his genuine interest in the sport fueled his research in both the international players and the FIBA style of play in general.

He discusses fine details of the game, and how the FIBA style has become so influential in the modern USA game.  He also offers career advice to young professional players and coaches, and the responsibilities they have as international travelers.  We finish with a discussion on his evolving point of view on the NCAA  NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) issues with elite players. 

Thanks again for listening!  

Jun 10 2020 · 41mins
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Wide Right ReCYcle Ep. 8: 2014 Big 12 Title vs Baylor with Fran Fraschilla

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Oh boy do we have a treat for you, Cyclone and Big 12 super fan Fran Fraschilla joins the program to rewatch the 2014 Big 12 Championship victory over Baylor.

This is not a normal episode in our ReCYcle series, but it’s better. We got to pick Fran’s brain from coaching to plays to his favorite moments. We cut back on the normal segments this week, but that’s made up for in some off-topic questions.

Fran talks about his love for Ames, his questionable relationship with KU fans, Brent Musburger’s gambling stories and his relationship with all the players on this Iowa State team.

As far as the game goes, Iowa State started 0-13 from the floor and didn’t score a field goal in the first eight minutes. Five Cyclones scored in double figures en route to their first Big 12 Championship in 14 years.

Once again, we want to thank Fran for hopping on, it was a ton of fun. As always, we want to thank our sponsor, Es Tas Bar & Grill for making this happen. 

May 18 2020 · 1hr 32mins
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ESPN Analyst Fran Fraschilla on Big 12 Hoops and International Talent in the Draft

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John Fanta is joined by ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla, who discusses whether Baylor has caught Kansas, who are the top international players in the Draft and which new rule he thinks is 'stupid.' Plus, which coaches' film does he love to watch - one of the answers will surprise you.

Apr 30 2020 · 40mins