Create Your Shot: With Dwayne Killings

On the 10th episode of Create Your Shot, Smallz and Tyler welcome on Dwayne Killings aka DK, assistant basketball coach for the UCONN Huskies. The guys talk all things networking and relationships and listen to DK talk about creating looks for others as well as how he handled his journey. A fast riser in the world of college basketball, DK has worked in the NBA, the America East, Atlantic-10 and AAC in the last ten years.

0:44 – Tyler and Smallz Intro – 10th Episode Hype – Networking and Relationships
6:45 – Bonus Create Your Shot episodes
8:01 – Welcome Dwayne Killings
8:46 – DK is fluent in coach speak
9:20 – DK’s journey in basketball
11:00 – How relationships guided his journey
14:17 – Taking chances and how DK networks
16:15 – Helping others connect and staying in touch with contacts
17:30 – Making time for people
19:00 – DK “How You?” – On checking in
20:45 – The difference between levels of college basketball
25:20 – Developing your coaching acumen, how to get better at “Xs and Os”
27:15 – Tyler gets called out…Getting comfortable in your own skin, while working for different personalities
28:40 – Stepping out of your comfort zone and owning your actions and doubts
31:05 – DK’s playing career and understanding player relationships.
33:20 – Balancing family and work
36:06 – Is DK part of the CrossFit cult?
36:44 – Being able to disconnect
39:20 – Ultimate career goals
41:38 – Coach Speak
42:00 – Pat Chambers on staying in the moment
45:30 – Goalsetting as a team and coach
48:05 – JB Bickerstaff on respecting the game of basketball
51:02 – City Review — Amherst, MA – DK’s hometown
52:40 – Does DK shave his head with a Mach 3 or Dollar Shave Club. #FreeAds
54:10 – DK humblebrag – Sometimes he eats vegan
55:30 – Tyler and DK’s intramural basketball championship meltdown.
57:54 – Ten Touches
58:01 – Funniest player DK has ever coached
58:27 – Olean, NY
59:04 – Favorite book and TV Show
1:00:00 – The Dwayne Killings State Farm Insurance Agency
1:00:57 –Lavar Ball is back!
1:02:33 – Offensive goaltending and uniform rules in basketball globally
1:03:52 – Favorite and least favorite practice drill.
1:04:40 – Pregame routines
1:05:45 – Smallz and DK think Tyler is high maintenance
1:07:30 – Best basketball recruiting area
1:08:18 – Temple vs. Indiana in the 2013 NCAA tournament
1:10:05 – Respecting the game and how to learn from it.
1:12:38 – Preparing for the moment prior to the actual game or situation
1:13:40 – Parting Shots
1:13:45 – Valuing people and the impact of DK’s father on his live and personality
1:15:01 – Face-to-Face with your 18 years old self – Getting comfortable being uncomfortable
1:17:20 – Taking pieces from all of coaches careers
1:17:45 – Network with the right purpose

 

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