Former Grantland Senior Editor and author of two books ("Pacific Rims" and "Two and Two") joins Coach Nick to discuss the ramifications of Rick Carlisle and Steve Kerr's response to ESPN's reporting on Lavar Ball.
Has Luke Walton lost the locker room?
Who are some of the surprise break out players this year?
Will the Cavs make a deal to improve their roster?
Do the Raptors finally have what it takes to beat the Cavs?
Are the Bucks making progress?
What is up with the Wizards and the rest of the East?
Coach Nick and Dave DuFour are back at it going through the crazy game last night where the Rockets blew a 26 point lead in Boston, culminating in a pair of offensive fouls called on Harden to seal their fate. Plus, we discuss how the Thunder are playing so much better and if there is any smoke, or fire, in Milwaukee surrounding Jason Kidd.
Have the Knicks turned a corner?
Why have the Celtics faltered recently?
Is Brett Brown on the hot seat?
Plus LOTS more from around the NBA.
Micah Lancaster is a skill enhancement trainer who has worked with a lot of NBA players to improve their output on the court. He joins Coach Nick to discuss some of the training methods he used with Victor Oladipo, which have been working so well, Oladipo is in the lead for Most Improved Player this year.
Coach Nick welcomes on correspondents from BBALLBREAKDOWN.COM to share their insights into the games played yesterday. Find out how Victor Oladipo thrilled the crowd to victory and how the Pelicans outlasted the Sixers.
Will the Thunder make a trade this year?
What does Kawhi’s imminent return mean to the Spurs and the western conference?
Is Donovan Mitchell the real deal for the Utah Jazz?
Join Coach Nick and Cavs insider Joe Vardon as they discuss the future of Derrick Rose and if/when he'll come back to the team. Ever wondered how much influence LeBron has over the coaching staff? And which dominos will fall once Tristan Thompson and Isaiah Thomas return from injury?
Why the hell was Dave Fizdale fired?
What happens to the Clippers now that Blake is out?
Which other coaches are on the hot seat?
Spurs guard Brandon Paul took a circuitous route to get to the NBA, and he sat down to discuss his journey across the globe with Coach Nick.
How did Brandon Paul make it to the NBA as a 26 year old rookie?
What did he learn along the way that kept him on that path?
Did his time in Europe help him improve to get to the next level?
And DON'T MISS Coach Nick's other podcast on culture & politics called: "Can You Hear Me Shaking My Head?"
How did the Celtics extend their winning streak over the Warriors?
Can this be a potential finals match up?
What’s the deal with Lonzo Ball?
Coach Nick and Dave DuFour get together to discuss the hot 3 point shooting from unlikely players like Tobias Harris, along with the Pistons surprisingly hot start. Is Lonzo Ball going to get it together on the court and live up to the hype? What should the Utah Jazz do in the wake of the Rudy Gobert injury that will keep him out 4-6 weeks?
How are the young Lakers keeping it together?
Is Kyrie a different player in Boston?
How can Andrew Wiggins improve?
Clippers pro personnel scout Dave Severns joins Coach Nick to discuss how the Clippers have surprised many with their play to begin the season:
How has Blake Griffin improved his shot so dramatically?
What is the definition of an open shot?
Are the Clippers a serious contender?
Coach Nick and Dave DuFour recorded their live Periscope show, discussing Cavaliers and Warriors, plus take questions from the audience.
What is wrong with the Cavs and the Warriors?
Are the Magic For Real?
Can the Pistons Make a break through this year?
Chris Oliver, head coach at the University of Windsor and founder of BasketballImmersion.com, shared his thoughts on attending 4 different NBA teams practices during training camp. Rare insight behind the curtain of how the Pistons, Cavaliers, Bucks, and Pacers ran their practices and taught the game.
Coach Nick and Dave DuFour dive deep into the NBA news and what's happening on the court. They run the gamut from the Suns to the Knicks and everywhere in between:
Where will Eric Bledsoe get traded?
How damn good is Giannis?
Why oh why did we sleep so hard on the Grizzlies?
Tim Bontemps in the National NBA Writer for the Washington Post, and he lends his expert insight in his discussion with Coach Nick.
Can the Bucks make a run at the top of the conference?
What happens to the Celtics without Hayward?
Have The Warriors Ruined the NBA?
What are our predictions for the major NBA awards?
Who will be on the hot seat?
How will the Conferences shake out?
Will Malik Monk Make Kemba expendable?
Can Kyrie Irving become a leader in Boston?
Does Andrew Wiggins know he’s now the 3rd option?
Coach Nick, as always, is joined by James Holas (twitter.com/snottiedrippen) to discuss:
Is the Joel Embiid extension worth it?
How has Russell Westbrook fit in with his new teammates?
Should NFL athletes take a knee?
Will the Nets be better than we all think?
How have the rockets integrated CP3 into their offense?
Can OKC give the Warriors a run for their money?
How is Kyle Kuzma the best player on the lakers?
Are the Clippers good enough to make the playoffs?
Did the All Star Game just get better?
Author of "Basketball Is Jazz," ESPN's David Thorpe joins Coach Nick to discuss basketball training methods and general coaching.
What’s the difference in training methods in Europe vs America?
Are coaches in general evolving with the game?
What are some of the things Coach Thorpe has done with his NBA players to improve them?