Feb 21, 2016
Don't miss this entertaining romp through the NBA Trade deadline (Detroit! Orlando!) as well as an informative and intelligent discussion of pop music and its place in our culture.
Feb 19, 2016
Stu Jackson, former Wisconsin, Knicks, and Grizzlies head coach, as well as the former Executive Vice President of the NBA and current Senior Associate Commissioner of the Big East and NBA TV Analyst, comes on the show to discuss his experiences with the game. Did he think Michael Finley would become such a great NBA player while playing at Wisconsin? Did the rules he instituted create the style of play we see today? How difficult was it to handle the Malice in the Palace and Suns vs Spurs fights? Rare insight into some seminal moments in the history of the NBA, so don't miss it!
Feb 18, 2016
Dave Futernick joins the pod to break down a fantastic all star weekend. Topics range from the dunk contest to Devin Booker's good looks to Matt's dinner and Dave's girlfriend's love of Derek Fisher.
Feb 17, 2016
Do not miss another great conversation between Coach Nick and University of Michigan Professor of Sports Studies Yago Colas. We go through his ambivalent feelings towards Steph Curry and the Warriors, how race is portrayed in basketball and whether the analytics movement is killing the creative soul of the game.
Feb 12, 2016
Don't miss another rollicking good time as I hop on with my Buddy Brian to discuss the failed CP3 trade and its ramifications on the Lakers, and what the heck the Knicks do to improve and become relevant again.
Feb 11, 2016
Will the Hawks break up this team in a trade? What exactly has been the cause of their drop in play this season? Why is Kyle Korver shooting so much worse this year? Do not miss KL Choinard of Hawks.com as he breaks down the latest in rumors and facts swirling around the Atlanta Hawks.
Feb 10, 2016
The Super Hoopers lead you through an entertaining and thoughful analysis of the NBA, this time digging deep into the Derek Fisher firing by the New York Knicks, as well as what the heck is going on with the Sacramento Kings?
Feb 9, 2016
Enjoy this fascinating insight into how Davidson professor Tim Chartier created a program using students to crunch the advanced analytics to help the Davidson Men's Basketball Team gain an edge. Follow their stats program on Twitter: Cat Stats
Feb 8, 2016
Get the latest and most complete informtation on why the Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks ended their relationship with Derek Fisher only a season and a half into the relationship. The Knicks are on a losing streak, Fisher had lost the lockerroom, and his off court troubles proved too much to overcome.
Feb 5, 2016
The latest edition to our podcast network, the Super Hoopers are Matt Hill and Jon Hill, two brothers from another mother who give their hilarious and insightful takes on the NBA.
Feb 4, 2016
Coach Nick welcomes Dave King, the managing editor of BrightSideOfTheSun.com to offer his insights into what was happening with the Suns and why the environment got so toxic so soon after a surpring 48 win season two years ago.
Feb 3, 2016
Adam Stanco's in-depth discussion with San Antonio Spurs broadcaster Sean Elliott, the 1989 National Player of the Year and a two-time NBA All-Star, as part of the Great Point Podcast series on BBALLBREAKDOWN. The college legend and longtime Spurs standout discusses why a childhood injury changed his life, the reason behind the uprising of Arizona basketball, and how he hit one of the most famous shots in NBA history. Elliott also reveals a side of Gregg Popovich the public doesn't see, how one team nearly sabotaged Elliott prior to the NBA Draft, a side of Gregg Popovich the public doesn't see, and how his brother saved his life. On Twitter... Adam Stanco: @NaismithLives Great Point Podcast: @GreatPointPod BBALLBREAKDOWN: @bballbreakdown
Feb 2, 2016
Coach Nick and his Buddy Brian create new positions since they both feel that traditional names like Point Guard, Shooting Guard, Small Forward, Power Forward, and Center are completely outdated. Find out what they came up with, as well as their interpretation of LeBron's coachability and where Luke Walton will end up as head coach.
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.
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