May 6, 2016
Coach Nick welcomes friend of the show Ryan Ruocco - NBA Play By Play announcer for the YES Network. He covers the Brooklyn Nets and the NBA for ESPN and we sat down to have an in depth conversation on the nature of covering the NBA in real time. We discuss a lot of the techniques involved, providing a fascinating glimpse behind the curtain.
May 5, 2016
This has been a very long time coming: Bethlehem Shoals takes the time to join me on the podcast, to chop it up about laying the groundwork for NBA bloggers, his fondness for Darko Milicic, what puts the "super" in a "superstar (think we're going to tussle over this one), and how the current playoffs can shape legacies for the Cavaliers, Thunder, Warri weors, and the "gone fishin'" Clippers.
May 5, 2016
In this week’s episode, we talk about the fall of the Houston Rockets with friend Doug Beatty. We talk what it’s like to be a Rocket’s fan this season, Matt insults our guest right off the bat, and then we offer suggestions to “fix” and “motivate” James Harden. Then it’s Get @ Me Dog and beefs.
May 4, 2016
It's the return of the Instant Offense Podcast: Playoff style. I'm joined by ex-NBA big man with even bigger personality, Scot Pollard. Pollard spent 11 years battling with the best of the best in the NBA trenches, and I'm excited to talk Pacers, Kings, playing against (and with) Kevin Garnett, and he gives us an insider's view of the best big men he's battled. We also get his take on the current season and playoffs.
May 3, 2016
Adam Stanco's in-depth discussion with former NC State star and NBA player Chris Corchiani. Corchiani talks about his remarkable success in high school and in college as one half of the famed "Fire and Ice" tandem. The former all-time NCAA assist leader explains how how his bond with Rodney Monroe started over a fistfight and what made Jim Valvano so special, from his unique recruiting methods to his passion on the sidelines. Corchiani also reveals his mindset as a point guard, why he forgave an official who cost him an NCAA Tournament game, what playing with Shaq was like, and how he shocked an NBA head coach by telling him something no one had ever told him before. On Twitter... Adam Stanco: @NaismithLives Chris Corchiani: @Chris_Corchiani BBALLBREAKDOWN: @bballbreakdown
May 2, 2016
Join Bryan, Morten, and Sarah as they talk about the Portland Trail Blazers chances against the Golden State Warriors if Curry is out for an extended period. Also: what's next for the Clippers, as well as a big Spurs-Thunder breakdown. What will the Timberwolves look like with Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota and the Lakers under newly hired Luke Walton in Los Angeles.
Apr 27, 2016
This is a MUST LISTEN, as Coach Nick invited his mentor Coach Al Bennett on the show to discuss the nebulous term "Basketball IQ." What does it mean to have it? Is it something you can improve upon? Who in the NBA has a lot of it? And does it truly help you be a better basketball player. We systematically break down the components of basketball IQ into clear parts, discussing each - and it's truly a great conversation.
Apr 26, 2016
Matt gives his ranking of the playoff teams by their bandwagon-ability. Jon and Matt also discuss Thibs hiring and Jordan Clarkson's off the court activities.
Apr 17, 2016
They're back! After learning about the Hinkie resignation in the rice fields of Thailand, Jon and Matt are back to discuss and say goodbye to everything about the Hinkie era and the future of the Sixers in this special goodbye episode. Way cheaper than therapy!
Apr 15, 2016
In Morten's absence, Bryan and Sarah discuss the current state of the Philadelphia 76ers after the resignation of Sam Hinkie, as well as which playoff match-ups the two wish to see this upcoming post-season.
Apr 13, 2016
Join Mark Heisler, Hoops Hall Of Fame Writer and currently writing for the Los Angeles Daily News, as he recounts his experiences covering Kobe Bryant from his rookie year til today.
Apr 11, 2016
Adam Stanco's in-depth discussion with Lamar Hurd, the Pac-12 Network college basketball analyst, former Oregon State standout and president of "The Other Side of Basketball," as part of the Great Point Podcast series on BBALLBREAKDOWN. Hurd discusses his remarkable basketball journey, in which he transformed into one of the nation's elite dunkers, struggled to overcome confidence issues at Oregon State, and gave up a possible NBA future to grow his youth basketball organization. On Twitter... Adam Stanco: @NaismithLives Great Point Podcast: @GreatPointPod Lamar Hurd: @L_Hurd BBALLBREAKDOWN: @bballbreakdown
Apr 9, 2016
Tim MacMahon is part of the team at ESPNDallas.com and provides his insider's look into what's happening with the Dallas Mavericks. How has JJ Barea been lighting it up? What's the latest on Deron Williams' injury? Can Dirk Nowitzki find his stroke? Follow Tim at @espn_macmahon
Apr 8, 2016
Bryan Toporek, Morten Jensen, and Sarah Cilea tackle the Association one subject at a time, with a personal, humanistic twist. The show invites listeners to share their opinions and accepts soundbites for its "Depressed Fan Scale" segment. In today's epsiode, we tackle the Spurs vs Warriors and how this matchup shapes up, and if any other Western Conference opponent can give them a game. They also dissect how the Cavaliers pieces can fit together in better harmony.
Apr 6, 2016
Coach Nick gets into a deep discussion with Rob McClanaghan, NBA Skills trainer who works with Derrick Rose, John Wall, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Brandon Jennings, Kevin Love, and more. Find out his philosophy on working with some of the best players in the world, how he shapes his workouts, and what he does to give these guys an edge.
Mar 31, 2016
Luke Bonner, former college player, current sports and entertainment marketing manager at GYK Antler, sits down with Coach Nick to discuss important issues in collegiate sports like paying athletes and giving them adequate representation.
Mar 29, 2016
Coach Nick welcomes Jonathan Tjarks, the newest member of Bill Simmons latest venture The Ringer, to talk about the NCAA Tournament and the NBA.
Mar 25, 2016
Matt and Jon talk about the Pelicans shutting AD down and Matt puts forth his unified theory of LeBron. Inspired by Dwight Howard's stickum scandal, The Super Hoopers pitch new methods for players to get a competitive edge. Then the guys Get @ Bill Walton and shout outs and beefs.
Mar 23, 2016
Coach Nick caught up with NBA National Writer and NBA TV Contributor Scott Howard Cooper to discuss the latest in the NBA. We get into the psyche of Matt Barnes, whether Jahlil Okafor is a good kid who just made some young mistakes, whether Byron Scott's coaching methods actually worked for D'Angelo Russell, and more.
Mar 22, 2016
Dan Dickey (@Hoops_Nerd) joins Coach Nick to discuss their initial predictions before the tournament started (VERY), as well as give unique insight into the Sweet 16 matchups.
Mar 19, 2016
Coach Nick and Marcus Thompson sat down to discuss a variety of NBA topics, like Kawhi possibly being the best player in the NBA, the Warriors culture, and more!
Mar 14, 2016
Adam Stanco's in-depth discussion with Ed Feng, the founder of The Power Rank and author of the "How to Win Your NCAA Tournament Pool" audiobook. They discuss the algorythm Ed uses to compare college basketball teams and everything you need to know about the 2016 NCAA Tournament, including the best advice for winning your office pool and who has the best chance of reaching the Final Four.
Mar 14, 2016
Coach Nick is joined by Basketball Analyst Dan Dickey - who has some of the most robust statistical models to predict player performance and team performance. We discuss teams that should have gotten in the field, some prime upset candidates, and under the radar players who you should definitely tune in to see.
Mar 13, 2016
Join Matt Hill and Jon Hill as they lead us through a fun jaunt through the NBA. Today, their focus is on Kevin Durant and how he fits into the Thunder's plan, as well as defending LeBron from the current media onslaught.
Mar 10, 2016
Anthony Slater is the Thunder Beat Writer for the Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Find out what Kevin Durant's options are this summer in Free Agency, how Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant get along, and whether head coach Billy Donovan has enough control over the team to get them over the top and win a title.
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