Bill Burgos (Head of Strength & Conditioning at Minnesota Timberwolves)

basketball coach nba strength and conditioning strength and conditioning for basketball Apr 27, 2024

Episode 6: I chat with Bill Burgos – Head of Strength & Conditioning for NBA team the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bill shares insights into his role at the Timberwolves, how to look after yourself and perform as a coach and we discuss his book which he has just released!

In this episode with Bill we discuss

  • Bills background
  • How did he get his current role at the Timberwolves
  • The Importance of networking for getting roles in teams
  • What does the department look like at the Timberwolves
  • Bills education in Athletic Training / medical background as EMT (Military)
  • What does a ‘typical’ day look like
  • What qualities / athletic qualities does Bill screen for in NBA players
  • How does Bill plan loading percentages, forces, velocities into his programs
  • How does Bill program physical training / work in season.
  • 10 Day floating periodisation
  • Collecting performance data from games
  • Bill explains how rookies transition from College/ Summer league through to the NBA
  • How are Key Injury areas trained or focussed on? Ie Tendons
  • What attributes do coaches need to be effective in the NBA
  • How does Bill look after him when he’s on the road or deal with pressure
  • Bills Book – Strength Training for Basketball
  • Where you can follow Bill