Jul 25, 2016
Dan Carson, from Fox Sports, joins the Hoopers to discuss JR Smith and only JR Smith. Welcome to the off-season.
Jul 21, 2016
Hall of Fame player Rick Barry, who won an NBA title with the Golden State Warriors in 1975, joins Coach Nick to talk about underhanded free throw shooting, what offense was like back then, and the differences in free agency then and now.
Jul 16, 2016
Utah Jazz legendary coach Frank Layden, who coached the team from 1981-89, sat down with Coach Nick to discuss what coaching was like in the 1980s. Layden also described the process of identifying John Stockton and Karl Malone before drafting the two hall of famers as well as his version of advanced analytics.
Jul 12, 2016
Futernick back! This week we're joined by actor David Futernick and we go through all the off season trades so far. Then we talk Ben Simmons vs Brandon Ingram in Summer League, Knicks free agency, and then Matt goes off on a certain Durant-less city.
Jul 11, 2016
Adam Stanco's in-depth interview with Kerry Keating, the former Santa Clara head coach and assistant coach at Seton Hall, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Appalachian State, Tulsa, Tennessee, and UCLA. Keating reveals details about how he recruited Russell Westbrook, what he saw in the future NBA star when he was simply a little known recruit, who Westbrook truly is as a person, and the relationship between Westbrook and Kevin Durant. They discuss recruiting for Ben Howland, including the remarkable recruiting tales of how he signed UCLA legends Kevin Love and Darren Collison. Plus, Keating explains how a fantastic coaching journey paved the way for him becoming one of the first video coordinators in college basketball and privately seeing Tim Duncan's talents before the rest of the world did. He also unearths the challenges of being a head coach at the Division I level. Subscribe to the Great Point Podcast on iTunes. On Twitter... Adam Stanco: @NaismithLives Kerry Keating: @kerrykeating3 Great Point Podcast: @GreatPointPod BBALLBREAKDOWN: @bballbreakdown
Jul 6, 2016
Adam Stanco's in-depth interview with Oregon assistant coach Mike Mennenga. They discuss Mennenga's long basketball journey, including his former coaching stints with Maine, Buffalo, Iowa State, Providence, and Canisius. He talks about the Ducks' excellent season and how he landed some of the team's top talents. He explains explains how he recruits at a high level, helped Canadian basketball reach new heights, and rebounded from the controversy that almost knocked him out of coaching for good. Subscribe to the Great Point Podcast on iTunes. On Twitter... Adam Stanco: @NaismithLives Mike Mennenga: @mennenga32 Great Point Podcast: @GreatPointPod BBALLBREAKDOWN: @bballbreakdown
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.
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