Former Phoenix Suns Head Coach, Earl Watson, Joins Gilbert Arenas To Talk NBA Coaching

On this episode of "No Chill with Gilbert Arenas," Agent Zero is joined by his 2001 draft buddy and former head coach for the Phoenix Suns, Earl Watson. This one goes way back to even high school and the guys talk about how former players can transition to coaching. Watch "No Chill with Gilbert Arenas" every Monday night at 8pm ET / PT on fuboTV or stream it FREE at fubosportsnetwork.com
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  1. Prez AC

    Prez AC

    15 цагийн өмнө

    6:44 R.I.P. #42 Lorenzen Wright, the realist dude outta Memphis, played High School, College, & NBA in Memphis #GrizzNation #GritNGrind 💪🏽🐐🤙🏽🙏🏽👁

  2. J Ng

    J Ng

    20 цагийн өмнө

    woah, basketball on another level.

  3. ricojonz3


    23 цагийн өмнө

    Damn i love how informative earl was during this interview. We rarely ever hear abt this side of basketball.

  4. Jeffrey Laryea

    Jeffrey Laryea

    Өдрийн өмнө

    This interview just made me question the van Gundy hire in New Orleans even more

  5. The Official EDC

    The Official EDC

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Didn't realize Nate Bjorkgren was his assistant in PHX! Now that Nate's the Pacers' HC, would love for Earl to join the Raptors somehow. Always liked him as a player.

  6. Levi Caskey

    Levi Caskey

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Robert Sarver needs to go! He has ruined the suns franchise

  7. Uzziyahu -YAHUAH is my Power

    Uzziyahu -YAHUAH is my Power

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Earl has a brilliant basketball mind and you can tell he went to UCLA

  8. S. Shephard

    S. Shephard

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    earl watson a true OG, the Suns were a trainwreck when he coached there, he needs another shot at it

  9. Tarik McDaniels

    Tarik McDaniels

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I just learned soooooo much listening to Gil and E.. Earl Watson definitely deserves a Head Coaching job! A.S.A.P.💯💯

  10. Evans Te

    Evans Te

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Murray watch out for the kid he’s poised I like his game.

  11. TriLL KinG Sportz

    TriLL KinG Sportz

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    26:00 listen to how these shitty owners and simp minded Morey style management teams justify : - Sinking your home team for a year - Firing your usually new coach - affect the numbers of current players and lower their value All in one conversation 🤣 then ESPN/ Brian Windhorst/ WOJ are now kings drunk with power who can dictate how guys like Ben Simmons/ Demar Derozan /Drummond are valued/marketed cuz "they can't shoot" like as if the NBA scouts and million $ brand wouldn't already completely know what their coming in the league with lol. These owners honestly need to be exposed with how bad they are at basketball period. There's like 2 or 3 that kinda get it and 1 that grew up around basketball for real. Outside of that its a Robert Sarver Style Shit Show.

  12. Harrison Moore

    Harrison Moore

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Watching this is gonna make me change the way I watch the game, looking at who’s a patterned player and who isn’t

  13. Try a little Tenderness

    Try a little Tenderness

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Idk why I didn’t like him as the suns coach. He cool as a fan.

  14. jabarilewis18


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    One of the best interviews I have heard in a long time so many gems in this conversation. If you know you know .....We the Ones lol.

  15. G Fears

    G Fears

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    I see why Earl Watson always has a job. Bro really is a basketball genius

  16. Chris.be.creme


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Earl “pattern player” watson

  17. Pugs& Hugs

    Pugs& Hugs

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    I remember when they made him head coach, I team played with lots of passion under him. He never got a fair shot

  18. nndlchModi


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Very insightful. You really don’t see content like this on the sports shows.

  19. Karl Stewart

    Karl Stewart

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    I disagree I would say ja more like early d rose baron and Gil not booming on ppl like ja is they had good dunks but ja booming and dishing thts early d rose or mvp d rose

  20. Skateboardian Skates

    Skateboardian Skates

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    His basketball IQis ridiculous

  21. Ash Christie Herds

    Ash Christie Herds

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    So would Kawhi be both a pattern and non pattern player? He played in system with Spurs but he has a midrange, isolation game. Aww man Suns destroyed his coaching career

  22. Inspired Mindz

    Inspired Mindz

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Bruh this trash music gotta go

  23. Stoner Kitchen

    Stoner Kitchen

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    This was such a great episode

  24. Benjamin Upchurch

    Benjamin Upchurch

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    ‘The death of the midrange is more due to less practice.’ I heard Earl wax poetically about knowing what a players capable of and then he says this garbage. A league avg. 3 point shooter is 35% ok. Which means he scores 10.5 points every 10 shots. Shooting only 2 point shots you have to make 52.5% of your shots to make the same points. Only 52 players last season had a overall 2pt FG% over 52.5%. Only 22 could beat that from the 10ft to 3P line range with only 4 or 5 shooting for any volume. Neither Kobe, Dirk, Dwade, Steve Nash, etc could shoot a midrange jumper consistently at 52.5%. You avg Gaurd/Forward can hit 3’s around 35%. It’s not about practice, it’s about what’s actually physically possible on the court. ‘Your shooting 10 to 20 more threes a game, but only scoring 4 more points.’ Yes welcome to math. League avg for 3 pointer is 35%. League avg for 2 point midrange jumper is 43%. If you take 20 threes and make league avg. you score 21 points. I you take 20 midrange jumpers you score 17.2 points. Hallelujah math works. I you want to win your going to do anything to win even if its only a small change of 4 points that’s still better than what you had. ‘Analytics says we need to shoot 30 three pointers. With who? I guess we are getting a lottery pick.’ Earl you should have listened to the analytics guys advice. No team had a worse defense then you that year giving up 113 ppg. You had a solid offensive production at 107.7 (9th that year). On the other hand your were 3rd lowest in 3pt attempts and 2nd lowest in team assists. So with more three pointers and better ball movement you could have gotten offensive production up to say 109-110 ppg. Which in the west could have actually gotten you 5 to 10 more wins based on how other teams performed with a similar point differential that season.

  25. Vigilante Williamson

    Vigilante Williamson

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Listen to Earl Watson talk about D Book it makes you think every great player needs coach that helps them develop even if they don't maximize their teams winning potential. Its like Mark Jackson with Steph Curry.

  26. Cory Williams

    Cory Williams

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Aye somebody tell the Pistons to hit up Earl Watson we need all the help we can get and he a coach coach

  27. Seahawks and Sonics fan

    Seahawks and Sonics fan

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Bring us back to seattle

  28. Sebastian Rodas

    Sebastian Rodas

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Hahaha i just met earl watson the other day

  29. GodLee1


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Dope ass interview

  30. illwill718


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    1. Didn't know Earl Watson was so hood...lol Real down to earth cool kat. Sounds like a real players coach! 2. How doesn't he have a job?

  31. reputablehype


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Earl Watson looks like Mega Brain from Widget

  32. David Loera

    David Loera

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Yo these ads are relentless

  33. JB


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    would’ve Loved to see earl coaching lavine coby n lauri

  34. spidermonkey304


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    I remember Gil was such a beast he couldn’t be stopped. If it wasn’t for that injury and LeBron whispering in his ear to miss the foul shots we could have reached our potential as a team. Instead we had to rebuild and never truly recovered from that.

  35. jesus


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Awesome video. Did not know Watson had so much basketball knowledge. I love this inside basketball talk.

  36. Jouse Pena

    Jouse Pena

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    How many fucken addddddasssss

  37. BagLegend


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    earl watson face too small for his head



      6 өдрийн өмнө

      Your brain is to small for your head if you have one.

  38. Basedjesus


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    I always hated the ja and Westbrook comparisons

  39. Daron Smith

    Daron Smith

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Earl Watson the man , he’s engaged to Joy Taylor .... that alone makes him the man 💰

  40. Joe Turner

    Joe Turner

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    It's interesting hearing Watson speak, but I'm not buying the genius Coaching decisions he made with that Suns team that was one of the worst teams in the league LOL

  41. Chris Katona

    Chris Katona

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    In 2016, didn’t the suns draft Bender with the 4th pick? Murray went 7th, so they could have had Murray and Booker(but both guys are offense and don’t play too much defense) so it might not have worked out great. But right now to have Murray and Booker with Ayton would be scary.

  42. Anthony Singletary

    Anthony Singletary

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Y'all should take the the pistons good or the Timberwolves

  43. Live from 057

    Live from 057

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    A lot of coaching gems being dropped off in this video which I plan on taking full advantage of with my little league basketball squad this year!

  44. Windy City Nation

    Windy City Nation

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Earl need to get a head or assistant coach job

  45. 2 Gunz Films

    2 Gunz Films

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    He’s a lot better coach than his team record dictates. Sad what Phoenix did to him smh

  46. Samuel Estrada

    Samuel Estrada

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Earl Watson got great knowledge of the game need him on my coaching staff.

  47. Broderick Clark

    Broderick Clark

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    They need to bring sonics back i loved that gp and kemp team. I wonder if gp would have played jordan the first two games would they have one. I think that's was jordan worse shooting numbers in his finals career.

  48. Good Treasure Entertainment

    Good Treasure Entertainment

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Never heard Earl talk before but his explanations are so eye opening.

  49. FilsTV


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Earl Watson needs to coach the Rockets !!!

  50. OnlyPans


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    “Okay, we about to get a top pick” I honestly hope Earl gets another chance.

  51. SGANET


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Enjoyed it, thx

  52. Kobe


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    You should put this on Spotify

  53. David Mullins

    David Mullins

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    From hearing him speak I wish my bulls would’ve picked him up as an assistant coach

  54. Igrindjt 231

    Igrindjt 231

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Brandon knight was so weak 🤦🏾‍♂️

  55. Eyasu Kibur

    Eyasu Kibur

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    How is this guy even talking, Pheonix had the worst record ever. Dude should never be talking.

  56. P. to the A.

    P. to the A.

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    If everybody is a boss, then there is nobody working. Pattern players are needed to win championships. For every Kobe there's a Derek Fisher.

    • Tim Davis

      Tim Davis

      3 өдрийн өмнө

      A role player is valuable in his own right next to the star!!!

  57. Richie Rich

    Richie Rich

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    I like how Gil can be funny but also teach you shit at the same time. He has a great basketball mind

  58. ojkilledmacdre


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Always a great interview when Gil brings up Richard Jefferson! Lol

  59. Oliver Doc

    Oliver Doc

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    I absolutely loved this conversation..

  60. Gravity Gamer

    Gravity Gamer

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Luka is the literal example of a gamer, if you watch his practice, he misses tons of shots, but in game he transform into different kind of beast

    • Finesser


      4 өдрийн өмнө

      Luka also just isn’t the best shooter, but yes in game you can tell he has that switch

  61. Sleezo Porter

    Sleezo Porter

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Earl is a great basketball mind!!!

  62. Jay Wright

    Jay Wright

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    I like that they let him talk. This is why I like player pods.

  63. bloomMajor


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Eeeeeeyyy!!! Yall droppin jewels! 😁

  64. AKA KOS


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    I can see this show being picked up by a network

    • Fubo Sports

      Fubo Sports

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      We did pick it up. Welcome to fubo Sports Network.

  65. Bøviçe LaFlarë

    Bøviçe LaFlarë

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Random white guy getting paid to do absolutely nothing

  66. Jellings


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    This video is a coaches dream

  67. Khalil Dessaline

    Khalil Dessaline

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    When he said Rest In Peace Lorenzo Wright that hit different I appreciate you Mr Earl

  68. Terrill Moses

    Terrill Moses

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    With that hairline, Earl will NEVER go bald!



    7 өдрийн өмнө


  70. Boundless Rashidi

    Boundless Rashidi

    7 өдрийн өмнө


  71. Ya Father

    Ya Father

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    maybe he isnt a coach but theres no way he shouldnt be on a team for player development

  72. Keltners


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    never doubt analytics,. because setting team structure and culture in best for team that dont have the ability to sign free agents.

  73. Herbie Arana

    Herbie Arana

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Gil no need to worry about how to explain it to the kids! Each episode you drop knowledge on the game for all of us

  74. tightfoo


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Fubo, This was a great podcast but I have a critique. Podcast listeners are familiar with long form interviews and not one bit of editing except for camera angles. I felt that as the conversations were just getting good and you felt like you were at home with these guys I felt like we skipped through actual moments where we all connected on that conversation. Love Gil and Coach together and this was an awesome perspective but for future episode maybe a discussion in regards to full long form unedited recorded conversation.

  75. OG Robinson

    OG Robinson

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    It’s a completely different conversation when you listen to former NBA players who actually know and love the game of basketball compared to the constant bullshit debates you hear on ESPN or FOX

    • The BucketMan J

      The BucketMan J

      4 өдрийн өмнө


  76. El Chino

    El Chino

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Grateful for E for giving dbook an opportunity to shine! - suns fan

  77. jairus dennis

    jairus dennis

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    “You have to conform to your personal” that is what 95% of the league need to do. I got that feeling of mike Dantoni would have knew this he’d be at least a 2 time champ.

    • TriLL KinG Sportz

      TriLL KinG Sportz

      3 өдрийн өмнө

      Bro Houston deserves a way better coach than D'Antoni with Moreys hand up his back. As a ball fan I was happy for Houston when they got rid of both.

  78. Salvs Cerera

    Salvs Cerera

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    He is right, reason why the bucks lost to the heat because they choose predictable bledsoe over brogdon who can actually create half court offense for giannis.

    • Money-making Mitch

      Money-making Mitch

      4 өдрийн өмнө

      Brogdon is what you call jrue holiday tough shot makers

    • Written Mirror

      Written Mirror

      5 өдрийн өмнө

      @Divine Strength Saw him play some really intelligent ball in the bubble but TJ Warren malfunctioned and Oladipo wasn't his full self so it was in vain...

    • Divine Strength

      Divine Strength

      6 өдрийн өмнө

      @Written Mirror exactly that!!!! And gets you a bucket when you NEED one! That alone is an irreplaceable asset to me!!

    • Written Mirror

      Written Mirror

      6 өдрийн өмнө

      Brogdon is a much better fit for that team. He's really good at controlling tempo and creating...

    • Divine Strength

      Divine Strength

      6 өдрийн өмнө

      Bro!!!!! When they chose Bledsoe over Brogdon I literally SCREAMED!!!!!!!! I STG I felt like I shouldve been their GM!!

  79. Ryan Yates

    Ryan Yates

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    I have been really enjoying the content. Keep going!

  80. Gerardo Mata

    Gerardo Mata

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Earl Watson seems like a good a coach havent seen a coach like him

  81. ntnnot


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Earl talks about wanting to draft Tatum and Murray, but PHX ended up picking Josh Jackson and Dragan Bender. Tatum was just sniped before PHX turn, but Murray was still available. BOS sniped Tatum and Jaylen Brown both times at #3 when PHX had the 4th pick. Poor picks by PHX regardless.

  82. Aaron Wong

    Aaron Wong

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    The Kobe story starting at 31:04 - DBook tells it differently in his interview with Broussard "In the Zone' with Chris Broussard Podcast: Devin Booker (Full Interview) - Episode 35 | FS1" - Book doesnt mention Earl once. Could be both right - but seems odd Book doesnt mention Earl in his interview, considering how Earl makes it seem HE was the reason Book met with Kobe. *shrug emoji *

  83. Bleezy 63

    Bleezy 63

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    I just found out about this podcast. This was a dope episode. Loved it! But why so many edits.

  84. Alexander TAG

    Alexander TAG

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    This dude had Jennifer Freeman (My wife and kid) and Joy Taylor yikes

  85. Robert Turner

    Robert Turner

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Clicked fast off the first clip

  86. Julius Burchett

    Julius Burchett

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    I hope Earl gets another job!

  87. VL Family

    VL Family

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    I don’t think you understand how much these podcast have broaden my basketball knowledge each video is its own unique way of being able pick someone’s brain that I would never get the chance to I’ve learned so much about the game from these videos it amazes me. I wish I had this type of access in middle school or high school

  88. Eric R

    Eric R

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Yo! DOC RIVERS!! GET EARL on the staff

  89. Swa M

    Swa M

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    I s

  90. Yasser Cacho

    Yasser Cacho

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    This man created a Monster with D Book fr

  91. future62


    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Lot of LIFE gems in this one. I don't even watch basketball

  92. mommatoldme


    8 өдрийн өмнө

    wooden look like a lizard

  93. G Lopez

    G Lopez

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Just found out Earl Watson Half Mexican 🤟🏻🤟🏻🤟🏻🤟🏻

    • Savoy Jasper

      Savoy Jasper

      6 өдрийн өмнө

      I thought he was full mexican. The more you knw

  94. Jackjr26


    8 өдрийн өмнө

    I loved this interview but I'd rather see an unedited version.

  95. Nick Shwartz

    Nick Shwartz

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    This is gold.

  96. Marques Boyd

    Marques Boyd

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Hearing earl talk makes me hope that we could get him in Chicago with Zack and Coby.

  97. Marques Boyd

    Marques Boyd

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Take a drink every time Earl points to his eyes

  98. Marv Sewell

    Marv Sewell

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Sorry earl wen u coach my team I give you a lot of Blame not knowing that it’s the exec to be blame

  99. Marcus Marshall

    Marcus Marshall

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    All Gil has to do is find an Adidas sponsored Prep School and he can be an assistant coach tomorrow

  100. Nuhjeea


    8 өдрийн өмнө

    These non-pattern players just kind of sound like good iso players.

    • Theo Byrd

      Theo Byrd

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      It just means within the confines of the offense is what I am gathering essentially it is guys that cannot get there own shot in crunch time but, can score if a play is ran but that becomes predictable and easy to guard.