Eugene, Ore. -- Oregon head women's basketball coach Kelly Graves sat down with KEZI 9 Sports Director Andrew Haubner for the newest edition of the podcast. The two touched on a variety of topics, including...
2:04 - On the 3 point line being introduced to the NCAA in his final year of college.
4:32 - On road trips in the old Mountain West.
5:41 - Taking the LSAT the day of a game.
6:18 - Deciding between the LSAT and playing basketball.
7:25 - Why he chose to coach women's basketball.
7:53 - His first coaching job at Big Bend Community College.
9:05 - On being a 24 year old head coach.
10:37 - The most surprising thing about his 30+ years of coaching.
11:25 - His biggest coaching influences.
14:07 - Learning to delegate as being a head coach.
15:20 - On whether or not he thought Oregon's celebrity status as a program was possible when he took the job.
17:42 - On the Civil War rivalry.
19:36 - Compartmentalizing the outside noise as a program.
21:51 - On Sabrina Ionescu's rise to stardom.
22:30 - How Sabrina has transcended women's basketball.
24:44 - What kind of leader Sabrina is.
28:10 - How she's prepared for the 2019-2020 season.
30:33 - How she can help the WNBA from an exposure standpoint.
34:00 - Balancing being an advocate of the sport while keeping the focus on the athletes.
39:10 - His best memories from the 2019 Final Four.
43:05 - His flight with Harrison Ford and time with Robert Redford.