Jan 31, 2016
William Bohl, contributing writer at AWolfAmongWolves.com, joins Coach Nick to discuss the candid interview Timberwolves head coach Sam Mitchell gave a few weeks ago. In it, he made some claims about how his teams played for him in Toronto, and William went through them to find out what's what. We also dive into his coaching style, and how Andrew Wiggins, Karl Anthony Towns, and Zach LaVine are fitting in.
Jan 30, 2016
Coach Nick welcomes on the show LeBron-Before-LeBron: Schea Cotton. Cotton was the first high school phenom to get nationwide notoriety in the pre-internet days. Hear how his journey took him through trying times, overcoming the intense pressure of the basketball world on his shoulders, to get where he is today.
Jan 28, 2016
Coach Nick sat down with Dan Woike, Los Angeles Clippers beat writer for the Orange Country Register, to discuss what really happened in this fight that resulted in Blake Griffin being out 4-6 weeks with a broken right hand. We also discussed what happened with the Josh Smith situation, as well as what happens to the Clippers in crunch time that might leave them susceptible to being beat.
Jan 27, 2016
My Buddy Brian comes on to pitch interesting trades, talk about salary caps, and what the Clippers did to trade Josh Smith and why he even bothered coming to LA in the first place.
Jan 25, 2016
Do not miss this explosive interview with Sirius XM NBA and 120 Sports host Brian Geltzeiler as we go through the ins and outs of David Blatt's tenure as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. How much influence did LeBron James have in this decision? Was Blatt set up to fail? Did Tyronn Lue play a role in his ouster? Don't miss this one, Sports Fans!
Jan 24, 2016
Adam Stanco's in-depth discussion with former Florida Gator, NBA player, and international basketball star Matt Walsh about the firing of David Blatt. Walsh provides unique insight into the Cleveland Cavaliers coaching situation because he played for Blatt in Europe and knows Tyronn Lue on a personal level. Walsh reveals a side of Blatt the public hasn't seen, the reason why the LeBron-Blatt relationship was doomed from the start, and how Lue might be the perfect elixir for what ails the Cavs. They also discuss the NBA's rare player-first power structure, how LeBron has more pull than anyone realizes, what's next in the Kevin Love saga, and how Shaq and LeBron have something in common. On Twitter... Adam Stanco: @NaismithLives Matt Walsh: @MattyVincent44 Great Point Podcast: @GreatPointPod BBALLBREAKDOWN: @bballbreakdown
Jan 23, 2016
Alex Kennedy is the Managing Editor at BasketballInsiders.com and offers his unique perspective on a variety of subjects across the NBA. We go through the Warriors recent trip through the Eastern Conference bullies, whether there will be more shakeups in Houston, whether the Mavericks would've been better with DeAndre Jordan, a host of other goings on around the NBA.
Jan 20, 2016
Join Ed Isaacson of NBADraftblog.com, and draft contributor for Pro Basketball Talk and Rotoworld, as he gives us an inside glimpse into the world of basketball scouting. Ed lets us into the process, what he looks for, and the challenges that exist in today's world.
Jan 18, 2016
Adam Stanco's in-depth discussion with Don MacLean, the Pac-12's all-time leading scorer as part of the Great Point Podcast series on BBALLBREAKDOWN. The UCLA legend and longtime NBA player discusses his playing career, his broadcasting, and how he's become the most important workout guru on the NBA Draft circuit. They explore how MacLean developed his skills, why he always played with a chip on his shoulder, how he was the original Stretch-4, the controversy he faced upon breaking Lew Alcindor's record, why he never won a National Championship at UCLA, his adjustment to the NBA game, his philopsophy as an analyst, how he's improved the draft stock of Karl-Anthony Towns and Paul George, and why NBA teams are constantly trying to pick his brain. On Twitter... Adam Stanco: @NaismithLives Great Point Podcast: @GreatPointPod BBALLBREAKDOWN: @bballbreakdown
Jan 17, 2016
Coach Nick's Buddy Brian joins him this to discuss the landscape of free agents in the NBA, particularly what Kevin Durant is facing this off season. This is an entertaining and rollicking good time that also brings the straight info you need on the NBA.
Jan 16, 2016
Coach Nick welcomes Curtlow back on the show to discuss what is going on with the Houston Rockets. If you ever listen to Sirius XM's NBA Channel, you'll hear Curtlow call in on a daily basis offer his unique opinion based in both straight basketball knowledge as well as deep seeded fandom of his beloved Rockets. Warning: This is a fun listen.
Jan 13, 2016
Coach Nick sat down with former Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors center Jim Petersen to talk about some of his experiences playing on great teams with seminal players like Hakeem Olaujuwon and Chris Mullin. We also go through the perils of working as a TV Analyst and how to convey information fairly. This is a rare glimpse behind the curtain, Sports Fans.
Jan 11, 2016
Do NOT miss this fantastic interview with one of the NBA's most respected voices in the business: Jack McCallum. Jack wrote on the NBA at Sports Illustrated for 30 years, and has written a number of books, most notably Seven Seconds Or Less about the Steve Nash/Mike D'Antoni Phoenix Suns, and Dream Team about the 1992 U.S. Men's Olympic Basketball team. Join us for a unique perspective on the history of the game and where it is going from one of the most knowledgeable journalists around.
Jan 8, 2016
My buddy Brian Kaplan, life long Bulls fan from Chicago, joins me in a rollicking good time to discuss the Bulls. HIlarity ensues as we discuss whether the Bulls should trade Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol, or package them together in some sort of interesting trade to the Grizzlies. You won't want to miss this one, Sports Fans!
Jan 6, 2016
Dwight Jaynes stops by the show to discuss the Portland Trail Blazers. With his inside insight as a TV analyst on Comcast SportsNet Northwest, he talks about their playoff chances, the old Blazers teams from the 80's, how shooters like Curry existed in the past but just didn't shoot it enough, and whether CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard can play together.
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