Sep 30, 2015
I'm joined by Red94.net's (of ESPN's TrueHoopNetwork) Rahat Huq as we dive into the Rocket's off-season. We talk the impact of losing Josh Smith, the dominance of James Harden, the health of Dwight Howard, the fit of Ty Lawson, the importance of Clint Capela, the coaching of Kevin Mchale, and where he sees the Rox finishing this year. Can this team win it all?
Sep 29, 2015
In this must listen podcast, Coach Dayne Gingrich sits down with Coach Nick to outline his 1% Mindset - a way to acheive your goals by shaping the overall vision of what you want first. By using that as the reference, everything else gets reversed engineered to help acheive that goal while keeping you in a positive mindset that won't get overwhelmed by the task at hand. This podcast will uplift and motivate you to acheive whatever goal in whatever field you've chosen.
Sep 25, 2015
The season Preview series rolls on, as ESPN's Ethan Sherwood Strauss ( @SherwoodStrauss on Twitter) swings by to talk about the defending champ Golden State Warriors. We talk Kerr's coaching acumen, the importance of Draymond Green, exactly what Klay needs to do the take another "leap", the Harrison Barnes Conundrum, what to expect from Andrew Bogut, the development of Festus Ezeli, and who he thinks is the Warriors most dangerous Western foe. Great stuff, don't miss it!
Sep 24, 2015
Myles Brown is a contributor to GQ Magazine, as well as an alumn of Slam Magazine. He weighs in on what NBA Twitter means and how to navigate its treacherous waters, as well as covering the post KG Timberwolves and the mess that was Randy Wittman.
Sep 21, 2015
Coach Nick caught up with the managing editor of NBC's Pro Basketball Talk to discuss a wide range of basketball centric topics. The re-design of ProBasketballTalk.com's site has been a revelation, as well as key players in the international game that might threaten the U.S.'s dominance. Closer to home, we discuss the potential explosiveness of the New Orleans Pelicans - with an older and wiser Anthony Davis and new coach Alvin Gentry juicing their offense. We discussed the Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal era Lakers and what made them tick, as well as LeBron's performance in the Finals.
Sep 17, 2015
The team eaveryone wants to know about is in our crosshairs: FearTheSword.com's Justin Rowan ( @Cavsanada on Twitter) joins me to talk the dominance of LeBron James, the contract issues of Tristan Thompson, the place of Timofey Mozgov's place in the center heirarchy, the growth of Kyrie Irving, the fit of Kevin Love, the aptitude of coach David Blatt, and the ineptitude of J.R. Smith and Matthew Dellavedova.
Sep 15, 2015
Listen as Ethan Skolnick describes what it was like to be in the arena, on the road, and everywhere in between as the circus came to town with LeBron James and his decision to join the Miami Heat. With Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, the Big Three took the league by storm, getting to 4 straight NBA Finals and 2 titles. Ethan give us a unique insight into the team dynamic, particularly how Coach Erik Spoelstra was able to deal with his personnel and shape it into a title winning team.
Sep 9, 2015
Coach Nick sat down with Danny Leroux of the Sporting News and RealGM to hold a free wheeling discussion on all sort of NBA Topics. Danny is interested in restructuring the mega stars' contracts to reward them for their stellar play without destroying the team's salary cap, as well as debated the merits of LeBron's iso ball in the finals.
Sep 9, 2015
I'm joined by PistonPowered.com's Brady Fredericksen (@Brady_Fred on Twitter) to talk the rise of Reggie Jackson, the coming of Andre Drummond, the dynamics of Stanley Johnson, Marcus Morris, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the development of Spencer Dinwiddie, and the Channing Frye of Anthony Tolliver.
Sep 8, 2015
Coach Nick sat down with ESPN's Doug Kezirian to discuss how he climbed the ladder from small market TV personality to Sportscenter Anchor. He walks us through how much preparation is involved in producing a live show for a huge network, and how they organize the mountain of information across so many different sports. Doug discovered the importance of being himself, and avoid trying to be someone he's not. Great advice, and a great podcast.
Sep 7, 2015
Coach Nick had the honor to sit down with 2015 Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee George Raveling to discuss an incredible coaching clinic he is hosting September 26-27, 2015 at Loyola Marymount University. He also discussed important concepts like leadership, communication, and fostering a culture. Coach Raveling also opened up about his experience with the 1984 U.S. Olympic team and what made Michael Jordan so special and why Charles Barkley did not make that team. This is a must listen to gain valuable perspective on the evolution of the game.
Sep 3, 2015
Alex Kennedy, the well connected NBA insider from BasketballInsiders.com, joins Coach Nick to discuss some of the latest NBA news. Kennedy higlights the teams with the best off seasons, like the Spurs signing LaMarcus Aldridge, the Clippers grabbing Paul Pierce, Lance Stephenson, and Josh Smith, and the Bucks acquisition of Greg Monroe. Alex also weights in on where he thinks Kevin Durant might end up next season.
Sep 1, 2015
We're joined by ESPN and DailyThunder.com's Royce Young ( @RoyceYoung on Twitter) to talk about one of the most intriguing team's of the upcoming season. How will Russell Westbrook's ascendant '15 season affect him moving forward? Where is Kevin Durant in the pantheon of the current elite players? How does Enes Kanter fit in with Durant and Westbrook? Does Ibaka have another "Leap" in him? We tackle the tough stuff. Don't miss it!
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