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.
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.
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