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!
Aug 27, 2015
Mark Jones of ESPN joined Coach Nick to discuss the process of his craft - especially the amount of work and preparation that goes into doing play by play for not only the NBA, but college football as well.
Aug 27, 2015
I'm joined by Bo Churney, HawksHoops.com's NBA aficionado, to discuss how the Hawks can keep the good times rolling. We talk where Paul Millsap and Al Horford rank among frontcourts, how Dennis Schroeder can make a jump, can Korver keep it going, and where the Hawks stack up to the rest of the East's elite.
Aug 26, 2015
Coach Nick sat down with Ben Bolch to go over all the acquisitions Doc Rivers made. Will Lance Stephenson excel? Can DeAndre Jordan handle a bigger role? WIll Paul Pierce hold back Father Time for one more season? Can Chris Paul overcome the demons of playoffs past, and will Blake Griffin find more time at the center spot. All this and more as Coach Nick dives deep into the NBA.
Aug 13, 2015
Coach Nick sat down with Bobby Marks, who started with the New Jersey Nets in the mid 90s and moved up to assistant General Manager by the time they moved to Brooklyn. We go over many of the complicated terms that are tossed around but never full understood like the stretch provision, traded player exception, and the tax apron. For a better understanding of how NBA contracts work, this is a must listen.
Aug 10, 2015
Founder and Editor Emeritus of 48MinutesOfHell.com Graydon Gordian joins me to talk all things Spurs: the rise of Kyle Anderson and Jonathon Simmons, the addition of LaMarcus Aldridge, the future of Kawhi Leonard, and where the Spurs reside in the West hierarchy.
Aug 6, 2015
Coach Nick sat down with Doug Eberhardt, the Canadian coach who spent multiple seasons embedded with the Mike D'Antoni's coaching staffs in New York. We talked about the 7 Seconds Or Less offense, how it was taught, and other insights into being an assistant at the NBA level.
Aug 3, 2015
Episode 3 of the Instant Offense Podcast finds me and LakersNation.com's Jabari Davis ( @JabariDavisNBA) diving into the Eastern Conference/Western Conference power disparity, rookies to watch, his thoughts on Free Agency, and much more. You won't want to miss this one!
Jul 29, 2015
On the second episode of The Instant Offense Podcast, James Holas spoke with New York legend and former NBA point guard Kenny Anderson about his playing days, defending Allen Iverson, today's "point guard heaven," and seeing his game in Brandon Jennings.
Jul 27, 2015
Welcome to the premiere of the Instant Offense NBA podcast, with yours truly talking to the best and brightest about the goings-on in the NBA. I'm joined by ChicagoRedeye.com's Bryan Crawford to talk about the new-look Chicago Bulls, and Salt Lake Tribune'sTony Jones to chop it up about the upstart Utah Jazz. Also, Hardwood Paroxysm'sChris Barnewall talks Orlando Magic and the Wall Street Journal'sChris Herring gives us the New York Knicks low-down. You won't want to miss the inaugural show!
Jul 24, 2015
Brian Geltzeiler, radio host on Sirius XM's NBA Channel, as well as 120 Sports and hoopscitic.com joins Coach Nick to discuss LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan, Reggie Jackson, the Spurs culture, and what's happening in Portland with their defections and Lakers long term prognosis.
Jul 15, 2015
Coach Nick sat down with renowned head coach of Delta State University Jim Boone, who is one of the most successful Division II head coaches around. He specializes in Pack Line defense, as well as teaching system based offensive basketball.
Jul 13, 2015
Coach Nick sat down with Miller Grove High School Head Coach Sharman White to discuss how he runs his program, which has led to 6 Georgia State Championships. Coach White is also part of the Team USA U16 coaching staff.
Jul 1, 2015
Coach Nick and Ben Heisler discuss the latest in free agency as it exists on the first day players can negotiate with teams. Will LaMarcus Aldridge get to the Spurs? Will Kevin Love shift back to the Western Conference? And will DeAndre Jordan leave the Clippers? All that and LOTS more in The Starting Five.
Jun 23, 2015
Coach Nick welcomes Yago Colas, a professor of Sports Studies in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. Professor Colas wrote an op-ed in response to an article from Marc Stein of ESPN, who chastised LeBron James for his behavior towards David Blatt.
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