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: YouTube:
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BBALL BREAKDOWN NBA Basketball Podcast




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Mar 10, 2017

Coach Nick and Coach Dave discuss various NBA topics:

1:30 Warriors Struggles

5:06 KD Injury Update

8:26 LeBron's use of skip passes

16:13 Coach Of The Year: Brooks, Spoelstra, D'Antoni, Snyder

21:55 Russ pull up jumpers

27:04 The Decline of LeBron?

Mar 3, 2017

Coach Nick welcomes on ESPN's Ian Begley, who focuses on the Knicks, to give us the inside scoop on what is happening on the court with their offense. Why is Derrick Rose still struggling to understand the triangle offense? We also cover the Charles Oakley fiasco as well as whether Phil Jackson is long for the job.

CoachNick starts the podcast with some of his own insights from across the league.

Feb 27, 2017

Coach Nick and Coach Dave discuss various NBA topics in a proper mailbag:

1:50 Steph Curry's dominating play

3:40 Andrew Bogut's destination

5:30 Deron Williams to the Cavs

8:00 Marcus Smart's play with shorter hair

16:50 Pistons ceiling

20:22 Trading LaMarcus Aldridge?

25:00 Should the Celtics made some moves?

28:50 Are we surprised by the Jazz success?

32:38 Top Picks in the 2017 NBA Draft

Feb 25, 2017

Coach Nick and CSN Bay Area's Kings Insider James Ham discuss what it was like to be around DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins day in and day out.

1:31 When James first heard the rumors of the trade

7:15 DeMarcus Cousins agents trying to blow up the deal

12:30 The Kings promising not to trade Cousins

16:03 Boogie made a list of players live's a struggle each day

25:20 The new era of the Kings without Cousins

33:50 The George Karl Situation


Feb 22, 2017

Coach Nick and Trevor Lane of Lakers Nation and host of the the Court Cast podcast discuss the incredible events that led to a revolution in the Lakers front office.

1:50 Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss fired

3:05 Was the DeMarcus Cousins a factor in the shakeup?

5:59 Can D'Angelo Russell still be the star the Lakers are hoping for?

8:41 What did the Lakers offer for DeMarcus Cousins?

18:52 Why John Black, Lakers long time PR guy, was fired

24:06 Who wins the Lou Williams for Corey Brewer trade?

29:07 Tarik Black - is he an NBA player?

Feb 20, 2017

Coach Nick (@bballbreakdown) & Coach Dave DuFour discuss:

0:23 DeMarcus Cousins Trade

9:03 What Are The Kings Doing?

14:07 What Is The Pelicans Starting Lineup?

25:05 Any Other Potential Deals For Boogie That Fell Through

37:09 Where Will Chris Paul End Up Next Season?


Feb 15, 2017

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.

Feb 13, 2017

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?

Feb 10, 2017

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?

Feb 6, 2017

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.

Feb 3, 2017

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.

Jan 30, 2017

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.

Jan 27, 2017

Coach Nick sits down with Erik Horne, OKC Thunder beat writer for the Oklahoman and, 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. 

Jan 23, 2017

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

Jan 20, 2017

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.

Jan 16, 2017

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. 

Jan 13, 2017

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. 

Jan 9, 2017

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.

Jan 6, 2017

Always a fun and energetic conversation with'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.

Jan 3, 2017

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.

Dec 30, 2016

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.

Dec 28, 2016

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:

Dec 26, 2016

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. 

Dec 23, 2016

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.

Dec 21, 2016

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.

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