Coach Nick takes a slight detour from basketball content to discuss the writing of the screenplay for the incredible movie Hidden Figures. The script itself is a beautifully crafted telling of the true life heroes of the NASA program: 3 unheralded African American women instrumental in getting the Mercury 7 astronauts into space.
Coach Nick and Coach Dave are at it again in their weekly podcast focusing on the latest NBA news. What did Kyle Lowry mean when he went to the press to complain about the way the Raptors have been playing? Is DeMarre Carroll upset for the same reason? Who won the Jusuf Nurkic for Mason Plumlee trade between the Nuggets and Trail Blazers? And who's at fault for this simmering feud between the Thunder and the Warriors - which erupted in a trash talk scene on Saturday?
Coach Nick sat down with Larry H. Russell of the Celtics Beat Podcast to discuss all things Celtics. Brad Stevens continues to play with his lineups, Isaiah Thomas can't guard anybody, and does Avery Bradley have enough of an impact?
Every Monday, Coach Nick and Coach Dave lead you through a spirited and fun journey through the NBA: Zach LaVine's season ending injury, how the Super Bowl and basketball strategy have parallels (fascinating), did the Warriors just steal the playmaker the Cavaliers needed, and more.
Golden State Warriors beat writer Anthony Slater (Mercury News/Bay Area Newsgroup) sat down with Coach Nick to discuss how the Golden State Warriors are destroying the rest of the league with most of their lineups. Steph Curry and Kevin Durant have figured out how to play together, and the rest of the league hasn't caught up yet.
Coach Dave joins Coach Nick for a free flowing conversation that started briefly with the Enes Kanter (stupid) injury, crossed into the Carmelo Anthony trade the Knicks are trying to make, dipped into the Bulls issues (and there are a lot), and even made parallels between the current political situation and how GMs communicate with the media.
Coach Nick sits down with Erik Horne, OKC Thunder beat writer for the Oklahoman and NewsOK.com, to discuss what the Enes Kanter arm injury means for the team. Plus, they go in deep on how the team is helping Russ get more rebounds this year, as well as their prognosis for the season.
Coach Dave joins Coach Nick to go in depth on the Sixers recent success, whether the Raptors have found the right lineups, who should be the starting PG for the East in the All Star Game (hint: NOT Kyrie), and a discussion of some interesting ref's calls during the Spurs Cavaliers and Bulls Kings games
Seth Davis of CBS, Sports Illustrated, Campus Insiders, as well as color commentator for the Big Ten Network, joins Coach Nick to discuss some of the college stars from this season. They also go in depth on college coaching, the refereeing, and John Wooden's place in history based on Seth's book: Wooden: A Coach's Life.
Join Coach Nick and Coach Dave DuFour as they go in depth on Russell Westbrook's season and whether it should be ranked as an all time great one. Plus, they ponder the question: Is Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich infallible? And a preview of tonight's epic matchup between the Cavaliers and the Warriors - plus a LIVE POST GAME SHOW immediately after the game tonight on Facebook Live.
Danny Leroux appears all over the internet with his incredibly insightful and rational NBA analysis, and today he joins Coach Nick for a fast paced journey across most of the NBA: from Kawhi's role compared to Russell Westbrook - to the state of the Cavaliers and the Warriors and everything in between.
Coach Nick and Dave DuFour discuss how they feel about the Rockets (good), the Raptors (ehh), as well as the Draymond Green explosion at Kevin Durant regarding the Warriors late game struggles. We answer a bunch of your questions as well, like: Who would you pick first - Myles Turner or Nikola Jokic.
Always a fun and energetic conversation with Hoop-Ball.com's Aaron Bruski, who goes in depth on the Miami Heat's situation, the looming trade deadline, Dan D'Antoni's comments on the 3 pointer, and what's happening with the Phoenix Suns.
On this week's episode, Coach Nick and Dave discuss the MVP race, the pieces around Russell Westbrook in OKC, whether the Bulls have a good coach, and all sorts of other fun topics from around the NBA.
Pete Zayas runs Laker Film Room - a Lakers-centric version of bballbreakdown, and he sat down with Coach Nick to discuss the ins and outs and X's and O's of this Lakers season as they struggle to grasp what head coach Luke Walton is teaching.
Leland Redfield is a strength and conditioning coach who focuses on training younger athletes. He sits down with Coach Nick for an enlightening conversation on many of the newer and innovative techniques for improving strength - particularly the grip and the core. You can find out more about Leland's training by visiting his website: EveryAdvantageBasketball.com
Do NOT miss one of the best pods of the year as Sirius XM NBA's Justin Termine joins Coach Nick for a rapid fire breakdown of the important story lines around the NBA. From the likelihood of a Cavs Warriors Finals rematch to the feel good Rockets resurgence.
Coach Nick and Dave DuFour begin by discussing the inflammatory remark ex-NBA Head Coach George Karl makes in his new book about Carmelo Anthony and Kenyon Martin. This sparked a wide reaching discussion about coaching and communicating with players. We also dug into an interesting comparison between Bucks forward Jabari Parker, Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins, and Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes.
Derek Bodner covers the Philadelphia 76ers for PhillyMag and the NBA Draft for USA Today. He joined Coach Nick for a deep discussion into the state of the Sixers, what they need to improve and which players might end up on the trading block.
ESPN and Basketball Insiders' Larry Coon joins Coach Nick to break down the new agreement between the NBA Players Association and the NBA owners. Larry is the foremost expert on the CBA, and teaches a master class each summer called The Sports Business Classroom in Las Vegas timed with the Summer League.
Coach Dave DuFour of the That Guy Basketball Podcast and a contributor to bballbreakdown.com joins Coach Nick for a new WEEKLY SHOW, where we answer questions submitted to us from the NBA Reddit page. We discuss topics like: Who Is Our Pick For MVP, What Do The Timberwolves Need To Do To Turn It Around, and Why Russ Would Be Better At Shooting Guard.