Hardwood Hustle


Basketball PodCast


  • Episode 354 – Jake Rosen

    Episode 354 – Jake Rosen

    26/06/2020 Duration: 51min

    Today we welcome Jake Rosen to the show. Jake is a former Maryland high school basketball player that Adam worked with though Lead ‘Em Up, and also runs a basketball blog called Jake in the Paint. In this episode Jake shares some of the incredible wisdom he has around the game of basketball, specifically sharing […]

  • Episode 353 – Read the Room

    Episode 353 – Read the Room

    26/06/2020 Duration: 24min

    In today’s episode we jump into a discussion about a skill that is critical for coaches to have, with that skill being the ability to read the room well. Coaches must be able to feel and interpret the energy and emotion of their team in order to connect and lead them well. Along with sharing […]

  • Episode 352 – Micah Hayes

    Episode 352 – Micah Hayes

    02/06/2020 Duration: 52min

    Today we are joined by Micah Hayes for an incredibly important conversation. A former player on TJ’s team and PGC Basketball Director, Micah is a part of the Hardwood Hustle family, and one of the wisest voices in the coaching community. He brings our listeners a perspective on the current state of social justice and […]

  • Episode 351 – The Last Dance (Part 5)

    Episode 351 – The Last Dance (Part 5)

    27/05/2020 Duration: 57min

    In the finale episode of our coverage on The Last Dance documentary, we continue turning entertainment into education with PGC Basketball’s Sam Allen. This episode dives into the 1998 championship victory, as well as some of the comments made by former Bulls since the documentary has aired. Adam, TJ, and Sam also share some of […]

  • Episode 350 – Theo Pinson

    Episode 350 – Theo Pinson

    20/05/2020 Duration: 30min

    Today we bring you an interview with Brooklyn Nets guard Theo Pinson. We dive into Theo’s approach to being a great teammate, leading North Carolina to a championship, and his advice for coaches based on his experience with coaches at the highest level.

  • Episode 349 – Mike Rabil (CEO) Premier Lacrosse League

    Episode 349 – Mike Rabil (CEO) Premier Lacrosse League

    20/05/2020 Duration: 49min

    In Episode 349 we bring you a special interview with CEO of the Premier Lacrosse League, Mike Rabil. Mike shares incredible insight for our listeners on hustling to start a new sports league, creating a work environment of transparency and communication, and why team members should be encouraged to act like an owner.

  • Episode 348 – The Last Dance (Part 4)

    Episode 348 – The Last Dance (Part 4)

    17/05/2020 Duration: 34min

    In today’s episode we continue our breakdown of The Last Dance documentary, Episodes 7 & 8. PGC Basketball’s Sam Allen joins Adam and TJ to bring coaches and players the key takeaways and teachable moments. This episode specifically dives into Michael Jordan’s transition in to and out of baseball, as well as his highly debated leadership style.

  • Episode 347 – Basketball County: In The Water

    Episode 347 – Basketball County: In The Water

    13/05/2020 Duration: 38min

    We are joined by John Beckham and Jimmy Jenkins, Director’s of ‘Basketball County: In The Water’, to give you a behind the scenes look into their upcoming production. This documentary, Executive Produced by Kevin Durant and his team, highlights the basketball hotbed that is Prince George’s County (MD). Since 2000, with a population of under […]

  • Episode 346 – Accountability

    Episode 346 – Accountability

    11/05/2020 Duration: 28min

    Through Adam’s work with Lead ‘Em Up, a recent topic of conversation that has continually come up is that of accountability. Coaches want to know how teammates can better hold each other accountable, as well as how to create a culture of accountability throughout their entire program. Today, Adam and TJ introduce a new, powerful […]

  • Episode 345 – The Last Dance (Part 3)

    Episode 345 – The Last Dance (Part 3)

    09/05/2020 Duration: 44min

    We’re back with another breakdown of The Last Dance documentary, Episodes 5 and 6, as we try to take the episodes from a place of entertainment to educational. PGC Basketball’s Sam Allen joins us to share what we can learn and the teachable moments you can use with your team. Competitiveness, gambling, and branding are […]