Greg concludes his entrepreneurial leadership talk with Phil Weber. Phil is a professional basketball coach who has guided men everywhere from New York, to Phoenix, and all the way to India. Phil is also a Leadership Consultant for the NBA players association and the author of the upcoming book, “How Do You Make Them Thirsty”. Phil tells Greg how losing his job inspired him to have ‘the greatest year of his life,’ why the ability to lead requires a relationship, and the reason ‘cheerleading’ is overrated.
About Phil Weber:
Phil has over 30 years of coaching experience in the college and professional ranks. Weber began his coaching career serving in the NCAA as an assistant coach at the University of Florida (1984-89), before moving on to Chaminade University (1990-91) and Iona College (1991-95). Weber made the transition to the NBA in 1999, serving as an assistant with the Phoenix Suns until 2008, where he coached alongside current Pelicans Head Coach Alvin Gentry. From 2008-12, Weber served as an assistant with the New York Knicks.
Weber served as the head coach of the NBA Development League’s Sioux Falls Skyforce, leading the Skyforce to the team’s first ever division championship. Before Sioux Falls, Weber served as an offensive advisor for Miami during the HEAT’s back-to-back championship runs in 2012 and 2013.
A native of Northport, N.Y., Weber led Long Island Lutheran High School to a New York State Championship. After high school, Weber played for legendary coach Jim Valvano at North Carolina State, where he was a member of the 1983 NCAA Championship team.