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BBALL BREAKDOWN NBA Basketball Podcast

Join Coach Nick, the brains behind some of the best video analysis of the NBA, as he welcomes guests from all facets of basketball for in depth discussions on everything from how your favorite team is running their offense, to the latest trade rumors, to cutting edge training techniques, and new fundamentals of basketball being developed daily. Twitter: @bballbreakdown Facebook: facebook.com/bballbreakdown YouTube: youtube.com/bballbreakdown
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Oct 26, 2015
Sean Highkin is the Bulls beat reporter for Bleacher Report, and also contributes to NBC's Pro Basketball Talk. He gives his take on the Derrick Rose/Jimmy Butler feud, as well as how well Joakim Noah will accept coming off the bench. Coach Nick and Sean get into why athletes seem to get blamed for getting injured, as well as some insane trade ideas.
Oct 22, 2015
Months ago, AmeriLeague touted itself as a deluxe alternative to the NBA Development League. Now the proverbial poop has hit the fan. Chris Reichert of the D-League-centric UpsideMotor.com (@Chris_Reichert) joins me to untangle the web of misinformation.
Oct 22, 2015
Coach Nick sat down with Devin Kharpertian, Brooklyn Nets insider of TheBrooklynGame.com. We went through their starting lineup: Is Joe Johnson finished? Can Jarrett Jack be a bona fide starting point guard? Who will be their Small Forward? 
Oct 20, 2015
Coach Nick sat down with league commisioner Kevin Williams to discuss the expansion of the New Era Basketball League - a multi city league across the country designed to showcase the immense basketball talent the United States has to offer. With 10 teams across the country, NEBA plays a wide open and entertaining brand of basketball, and many of their players go on to lucrative careers around the globe. For more info on NEBA, click here: http://bit.ly/1Rmawu9
Oct 19, 2015
Coach Nick sat down with Detroit Pistons point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, who played at Colorado and came from the City League in Los Angeles, to talk about everything related to being part of an NBA team. From diet, to how to attack the pick and roll, to how he interacts with head coach Stan Van Gundy, this is a rare glimpse into the life of an NBA player and how it might differ from playing ball at lower levels.
Oct 16, 2015
The Mavs are at a crucial point in their franchise's timeline. The Rondo Debacle and DeAndre-Gate were just the latest two whiffs with big name players. My guy Kirk Henderson (that's @KirkSeriousFace on Twitter) comb through the minutiae. How much does Dirk Nowitzki have left in the tank? What was owner Mark Cuban's logic in giving Wes Matthews a max contract? How good is Chandler Parsons? What version of Deron Williams does Dallas get? All of these and more!
Oct 14, 2015
Dan Dickau was an All American at Gonzaga, played in the NBA for 6 years, and is now a basketball analyst for the Pac 12 Network, as well as host of the Dickau and Slim Show on ESPN Radio. Coach Nick and Dan discuss the many coaches he had and their impact on him, including Bob Bender and Mark Few. Dan also dove into the point guard position, explaining how he was able to exist as a shooter and a guy who had to set his teammates up.
Oct 9, 2015
I'm joined by ESPN.com's Justin Tinsley to talk what it's like to be part of the creation of ESPN's cultural imprint "The Undefeated" (dubbed the "Black Grantland"), thoughts on the Cavs' Finals showing, this season's top 5 players at each position, his rookies to watch, and how he sees the conference seedings shaking out. Fun talk, good times, great insight from a talented young writer.
Oct 8, 2015
Coach Nick sat down with Jerry Zgoda to discuss the current state of coaching duties with Flip Saunders being ill, as well as the development of Karl Anthony-Towns and Andrew Wiggins. He also breaks down his thoughts on the development of the team as they compete in the brutal Western Conference.
Oct 7, 2015
Draft Kings employee Ethan Haskell was emrboiled in a major controversy over the weekend when he won $350,000 in a Football Daily Fantasy League from rival Fan Duel. When he erroneously released lineup data a little early, it appeared he was profiting off of insider information. David Kitchen of FantasyInsiders.com, who's also a Draft Kings Analyst, joined Coach Nick to explain how this really went down and why most of the media reports are wrong. In addition, Coach Nick and David discussed the underlying fundamentals of Daily Fantasy and the best approach in order to succeed.
Oct 6, 2015
Josh Coleman of 3SOB.com joins me as we analyze the Memphis offseason and project their 2016 season. We talk the importance of Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, and debate if an overhaul might be in order. Don't miss it!
Oct 5, 2015
Comcast Bulls Insider Vincent Goodwill got on the Bulls beat recently, and talks about his experiences covering both the Pistons and the Bulls. Will Derrick Rose fit in? Can Jimmy Butler be the man? Will Fred Hoiberg get this team playing well together? All these questions and more are answered in this must listen for Bulls fans.
Oct 3, 2015
Coach Nick discusses the NBA, particularly his hometown James Harden and the Houston Rockets, with Curtlow - a hilarious radio personality known for calling in to Sirius XM's NBA Channel on a daily basis to offer his unique insights into the game.
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.
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