Dec 30, 2016
Pete Zayas runs Laker Film Room - a Lakers-centric version of bballbreakdown, and he sat down with Coach Nick to discuss the ins and outs and X's and O's of this Lakers season as they struggle to grasp what head coach Luke Walton is teaching.
Dec 28, 2016
Leland Redfield is a strength and conditioning coach who focuses on training younger athletes. He sits down with Coach Nick for an enlightening conversation on many of the newer and innovative techniques for improving strength - particularly the grip and the core. You can find out more about Leland's training by visiting his website: EveryAdvantageBasketball.com
Dec 26, 2016
Do NOT miss one of the best pods of the year as Sirius XM NBA's Justin Termine joins Coach Nick for a rapid fire breakdown of the important story lines around the NBA. From the likelihood of a Cavs Warriors Finals rematch to the feel good Rockets resurgence.
Dec 23, 2016
Coach Nick and Dave DuFour begin by discussing the inflammatory remark ex-NBA Head Coach George Karl makes in his new book about Carmelo Anthony and Kenyon Martin. This sparked a wide reaching discussion about coaching and communicating with players. We also dug into an interesting comparison between Bucks forward Jabari Parker, Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins, and Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes.
Dec 21, 2016
Derek Bodner covers the Philadelphia 76ers for PhillyMag and the NBA Draft for USA Today. He joined Coach Nick for a deep discussion into the state of the Sixers, what they need to improve and which players might end up on the trading block.
Dec 20, 2016
ESPN and Basketball Insiders' Larry Coon joins Coach Nick to break down the new agreement between the NBA Players Association and the NBA owners. Larry is the foremost expert on the CBA, and teaches a master class each summer called The Sports Business Classroom in Las Vegas timed with the Summer League.
Dec 12, 2016
Join NBA TV's Rick Kamla as Coach Nick discusses his pick for the 2nd Best Player in the Eastern Conference as well as the differences between the style of play back in the 80's compared to now.
Dec 10, 2016
Coach Dave DuFour of the That Guy Basketball Podcast and a contributor to bballbreakdown.com joins Coach Nick for a new WEEKLY SHOW, where we answer questions submitted to us from the NBA Reddit page. We discuss topics like: Who Is Our Pick For MVP, What Do The Timberwolves Need To Do To Turn It Around, and Why Russ Would Be Better At Shooting Guard.
Dec 9, 2016
Steve McPherson of Rolling Stone, A Wolf Among Wolves, and 1500 ESPN joins Coach Nick to explain why the Wolves record is below expectations as well as compare and contrast the Thibodeau era to the Sam Mitchell era.
Dec 7, 2016
Coaches! Do NOT miss this incredibly insightfyl discussion on coaching across the globe with one of the bright young minds on the international scene. Ryan Pannone worked with ESPN's David Thorpe extensively, and has now brought his knowledge to multiple countries across the world. We talk footwork, coaching styles, communication, and lots more.
Dec 5, 2016
Ben Alamar, ESPN's Director Of Analytics, shares with Coach Nick some of his advanced stats to impress upon us how historic Russ has been this season. Does James Harden's season compare at all? And do teams have any hope of improving their rankings in various categories after 12 games are in the books?
Nov 25, 2016
Big Wos of ESPN's True Hoop Network joins Coach Nick for a new take on the podcast: What You DON'T Want To Talk About In The NBA. We discuss why the Sixers and the Nets are teams on his list, and why Coach Nick doesn't want to talk about the Knicks offense anymore either
Nov 18, 2016
Chris Vernon is the host of the The Ringer's NBA Show, and also does the pregame, halftime, and postgame shows for the Memphis Grizzlies on Fox Sports Southeast. He joins Coach Nick to go in depth on the state of the Grizzlies, from Marc Gasol's reluctance to be the man to Tony Allen's value on and off the court.
Nov 12, 2016
Do NOT miss J Michael, who is a Wizards and NBA Insider for CSN Mid Atlantic and has unique insights into what is happening with the Wasington Wizards this season. We take a deep look into Scott Brooks and what he has the team doing, plus how the bench can provide support to the starters led by John Wall and Bradley Beal.
Nov 9, 2016
Join Matt Bilinksy, an NBA Twitter pundit extraordinairre as he breaks down the Lakers from a very intelligent fan point of view. We talk about last season's balancing act of developing the young players like D'Angelo Russell versus giving Kobe Bryant his farewell tour. A brief dip into election politics as well, drawing on Matt's experience as a lawyer and rabid and impressive political knoweldge.
Nov 5, 2016
Ian Levy is a senior NBA Editor at Fan Sided and provides unique insights into how the advanced analytics of the NBA play into the strategy. Find out if it's worth fouling a bad free throw shooter!
Nov 2, 2016
Jared Yates Sexton, assistant professor of Creative Writing at Georgia Southern University and also a contributor to the New York Times, New Republic, and Atticus Review, has been covering the election for quite some time. He gives us his insight into the James Comey mess, Donald Trump supporters, and whether Hillary will even be able to govern if she wins.
Oct 31, 2016
Doug Gottlieb, host of the Doug Gottlieb Show on CBSSports.com, joins Coach Nick to discuss a range of topics like covering a game as an analyst in real time, the differences between how a basketball coach and a fan view the game, and how the game has evolved since the 90s.
Oct 26, 2016
Andy and Brian Kamenetsky have covered the Lakers for longer than most, and with their humorous and deep insight, they help Coach Nick decipher the landscape and what we can expect from them this season.
Oct 17, 2016
Kacy Sager, BBALLBREAKDOWN contributor and part of the Stat Team for the Atlanta Hawks, joins Coach Nick to discuss her insights into the latest version of the Atlanta Hawks, as well as regaling us with tales of Craig Sager's international travel adventures and bringing Charles Barkley to show and tell in elementary school.
Oct 8, 2016
Coach Nick is joined again by Brian McCormick, a basketball and skill development coach as well as an author of several fantastic books, who takes a unique approach to the game. Brian stresses that off foot layups ("Goofy Foot" in his parlance) should be encouraged, free play allowed, and simply not being stuck to age old fundamentals that don't apply to the real world of basketball games.
Oct 4, 2016
He's back! Dave Futernick joins us to discuss which of our teams belongs in the garbage. Matt and Jon argue about Nerlens Noel, we talk Over/Unders, and then we Get @ Steven Adams and beef with Kobe's trainer all while talking Jon off the ledge after hearing about the Simmons news.
Sep 26, 2016
The offseason rolls on so we discuss Dwight Howard's shoulders with Caleb Pitts. If you haven't read his post, check it out: https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/53ieec/dwight_howards_shoulders_an_indepth_analysis/
Sep 21, 2016
Zak Boisvert is an Assistant Coach at Army and is the man behind PickAndPop.net - a treasure of fantastic X's and O's information - joins Coach Nick to share his vast knowledge of the game. They get into coaching philosophies, methods of teaching, and hw technology has impacted the college ranks.
Sep 21, 2016
Do NOT miss John Henson, who you loved on E!'s Talk Soup and ABC's Wipeout, as he appears on Worst Cooks In America on the Food Network premiering TONIGHT, Wednesday September 14th. We take a fun jaunt through the 90's era Knicks, as well as a deep dive into what to expect this season. John also regales us with tales of filming Talk Soup and the sheer madness of the production schedule.
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