Jul 6, 2016
Join Coach Nick and ESPN and Basketball Insiders contributor Larry Coon as he explains the landscape of the new CBA and the huge increase in salary that each team has. If you felt like the contracts and salary cap were too confusing, this will help explain it all. We also dive into the state of the Thunder
Jul 1, 2016
Lakers beat reporter Mark Medina joins Coach Nick to break down the Timofey Mozgov deal, Jordan Clarkson's contract, and how the young core will develop as we move into the insanity of the free agent season.
Jun 29, 2016
The Hoopers dissect the draft and unveil their summer quest to own a basketball team somewhere in the world. Also we go to Take City and do some get @ me dawg.
Jun 28, 2016
Do NOT miss this in depth discussion on the Finals and its mini sub plots. How important was the Draymond Green suspension? Did Kyrie and LeBron simply beast out to take the series? Where will Mike Conley end up? How will the Ibaka Oladipo trade shake out for OKC? There's even more packed into this podcast, You In?
Jun 27, 2016
Adam Stanco's in-depth interview with UMass AD Ryan Bamford, one of the nation's most respected young leaders in the athletics department industry. They discuss the details behind hiring a Division I head basketball coach, creating a winning culture, and navigating the relationship between head coach and AD. They also talk about Bamford's decision to hire Brian Gregory at Georgia Tech, the role changing academic standards have made in the recent success of Yale and Harvard, and why he brought John Calipari back into the UMass community. Subscribe to the Great Point Podcast on iTunes. On Twitter... Adam Stanco: @NaismithLives Ryan Bamford: @UMassADBamford Great Point Podcast: @GreatPointPod BBALLBREAKDOWN: @bballbreakdown
Jun 22, 2016
We've got college basketball expert Aaron Torres of Foxsports.com with us today. We talk about the Cavs crushing Matt's heart, how JR made Jon cry, and Aaron gives us a rundown of this year's draft and what to expect from Ben Simmons.
Jun 21, 2016
Adam Stanco talks to Don MacLean, the Pac-12's all-time leading scorer and current workout guru, about the upcoming NBA Draft. MacLean explains why Ben Simmons is the only choice at No. 1, Kris Dunn is worthy of being a top two pick, Jakob Poeltl has serious NBA potential, Ron Baker is a future pro, and Marquese Chriss is shooting up draft boards. He also reveals what makes Tyler Ulis so special. They also discuss the public disagreement between Don and Byron Scott over D'Angelo Russell and why the Lakers could have a star on their hands. On Twitter... Adam Stanco: @NaismithLives Great Point Podcast: @GreatPointPod BBALLBREAKDOWN: @bballbreakdown
Jun 21, 2016
Adam Stanco and Matt Walsh go pick-by-pick through their NBA Mock Draft with ESPN's Seth Greenberg evaluating each selection.
Jun 20, 2016
Adam Stanco and former NBA player Matt Walsh discuss the top prospects in the NBA Draft. They talk about what should go into the Sixers' decision with the top overall pick, examine why Ben Simmons is such a special prospect, evaulate the strengths of Kentucky's Jamal Murray, and Matt reveals why a little known international player could become a star. On Twitter... Adam Stanco: @NaismithLives Matt Walsh: @MattyVincent44 Great Point Podcast: @GreatPointPod BBALLBREAKDOWN: @bballbreakdown
Jun 19, 2016
Listen to Coach Nick's preview of Game 7 of the NBA Finals between the Warriors and Cavaliers for all the marbles.
Jun 17, 2016
Adam Stanco and former NBA player Matt Walsh dive deep into the NBA Finals. They discuss Game 6 in-depth, analyze LeBron's legacy (dating back to his high school years), explain why the Warriors' role players are so vital to their success, and go over what's at stake in Game 7 for both teams and their stars. On Twitter... Adam Stanco: @naismithlives Matt Walsh: @mattyvincent44 Great Point Podcast: @greatpointpod
Jun 16, 2016
Coach Nick is joined by Sports Illustrated's Ben Golliver to discuss the topics of the day regarding the NBA Finals. Will Draymond keep his cool in Game 6? Will Kyrie repeat his scintillating Game 5 performance? And how will LeBron handle the pressure of a close out game at home? Ben has got his boots on the ground and has followed the Finals in person, so don't miss his insider's take. You In?
Jun 8, 2016
Jeff McMenamin joins Bryan to discuss the Nerlens Noel-for-Jeff Teague trade rumor, debate whether the Sixers should trade Noel or Jahlil Okafor this offseason, weigh Philly's draft options, and preview Game 2 of the 2016 NBA Finals.
Jun 7, 2016
Coach Nick is joined by SI's Andrew Sharp to discuss what is going on with the Cavaliers through the first 2 games of the NBA Finals. Is Kyrie not as good as we thought? How can JR Smith get on track? Is this the beginning of The Decline for LeBron James?
Jun 6, 2016
Jon and Matt spend a few minutes on the UCLA shooting before diving into the Thunder. Did they choke? What should they do in the off season?
May 30, 2016
Fred Katz is the Thunder Beat Reporter for the Norman Transcript and discusses with Coach Nick the meaning of Game 6 and how it might affect the outcome for the Thunder
May 28, 2016
Mercury News Sports Columnist Tim Kawakami covers the Warriors and lends his extensive knowledge of the team to explain how tongiht's epic Game 6 will go down against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
May 26, 2016
Do NOT miss TNT and NBA TV's Brent Barry as he joins Coach Nick to discuss the Thunder vs the Warrirors, the evolution of the 3 point shot, and whether the post up will ever become a viable offensive action.
May 24, 2016
It's a celebration!!! The Sixers won the draft lotto so Jon is on cloud nine. Matt and Jon talk about whether the lotto was rigged, who to pick at #1, and then, a HISTORIC Get @ Me Dog. Lots of shoutouts and no beefs because life is good when you're chilling with the #1 pick.
May 20, 2016
Coach Nick welcomes Daily Show Correspondent and comedian Ronny Chieng on the show. Ronny has been IN on the conversation at BBALLBREAKDOWN from the beginning, and now that he's a broadcast TV star with a blue tick next to his name on Twitter, he can join in on the podcast. Enjoy this freewheelin' and funny discussion on the NBA and how BBALLBREAKDOWN fits into Ronny's world.
May 18, 2016
Morten, Sarah and Bryan got together to record another episode wher they eulogized the Spurs, previewed the Western Conference Finals, and spoke briefly about some of the major recent coaching moves (Joerger to SAC, Skiles stepping down and McMillan to IND).
May 17, 2016
Becky Griffin, an Israeli columnist for Calcalist (think The Wall Street Journal in Israel) joins Coach Nick to discuss women journalists in sports, Steph Curry's place in culture and the NBA, and the murky waters of interacting with fans on social media.
May 16, 2016
Do you need a coach? Well there's plenty to choose from! This week, we're joined by Dave Futernick as we offer suggestions for new jobs for all the ex-coaches we lost this year. Then Get @ Me Dog, shout outs, and beefs.
May 11, 2016
Indianapolis Star Beat Writer for the Indiana Pacers (Extraordinairre) Candace Buckner joins Coach Nick to discuss the intricate details behind Frank Vogel's tenure as head coach of the Pacers and why Larry Bird decided to let him go.
May 9, 2016
Bryan Toporek and Sarah Cilea kicked things off with a huge Spurs-Thunder Game 2 rant, and then discussed CLE-ATL, MIA-TOR, GSW-POR and what they thought about IND letting Frank Vogel go.
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