Let's Talk Hoops


Let’s Talk Hoops with Kumbeno Memory and Chris Foss is a podcast that takes a dive into all things basketball. Join us as we talk Recruitment, Basketball IQ, Player and Team Development and more from a coach and player perspective as we sit down with some of the most influential people in the sport as they tell their stories. read less


Episode 9 - Larry Hall
Sep 6 2023
Episode 9 - Larry Hall
This week Beno & Foss sit down with Larry Hall of adidas Basketball! Larry talks about making the transition to sports marketing after a 12-year professional basketball career that took him ALL AROUND THE WORLD and I Yi Yi! His career with adidas has him working directly with the signature athletes Donovan Mitchell, Damian Lillard, and many more! Larry touches on the vulnerability of betting on himself, elevator pitches and humility, pairing that with the values and skills he learned from his hoop career. 00:00 - Intro 03:15 - Playing in Portland 5:35 - Purpose of Positioning 7:30 - "Once you tell me that, Ima do it again" 8:30 - Professional Playing Career 10:15 - "Bet on yourself"12:15 - Transition to post-playing career16:15 - Getting on with adidas17:15 - "Evolve from stress"20:00 - Court Connections to Networks22:00 - "Athletes are the most insecure people on the planet"26:40 - A day in the life at adidas31:45 - Translating basketball skills to the work place36:20 - Getting into sports marketing38:00 - Importance of vulnerability in networking38:40 - Toughest lesson learned from basketball Follow HOOP DREAMS BASKETBALL, Kumbeno Memory & Chris Foss Here: INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/hoopdreamsbball TWITTER: https://twitter.com/hoopdreamsbball TWITTER: https://twitter.com/coachcfoss New episodes release on Wednesdays! ALL Players, Coaches, Parents & Basketball Enthusiasts.....don't forget to SUBSCRIBE & hit the notification Bell to get notified of our "DAILY UPLOADS"!