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BBALL BREAKDOWN 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: facebook.com/bballbreakdown YouTube: youtube.com/bballbreakdown
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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.
Mar 8, 2016
Back in 2007, John Amaechi, who had been retired from the NBA for 4 years, publicly came out, becoming the first gay NBA Player to do so. We discuss how he grew up in England learning the game late in life, and how it brought him on a remarkable journey to Penn State (as they joined the Big 10), through the NBA, and life as a pyschologist and public speaker now.
Mar 6, 2016
Coach Nick welcomes The Hoops Nerd Dan Dickey on the show to talk about his predictive Draft Model and how accurate it truly is. In a fascinating discussion, learn how stats can be amassed to accurately predict future production in the NBA, even from players who only play one year in college.
Mar 3, 2016
Sekou Smith, senior analyst at NBA.com and NBA TV, joins Coach Nick to discuss the what is going on with Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Is it a failure of coaching? Can they improve their decision making? Will they ever get it together to take on the toughest teams in the West?
Mar 2, 2016
It's the people vs. the LA Clippers as we put the Clippers' likability on trial. Special guest Andrew Johnson defends their honor from prosecuting attorney Matt. Will Jon find the Clippers guilty or will they walk? There is also another round of "Get @ me, dawg" and beat writer fashion choices are discussed.
Feb 29, 2016
Noah Coslov, NBA Analyst at Cinesport, Sirius XM's NBA Channel, and Bleacher Report Radio, joins Coach Nick to discuss his humble beginnings as an intern at the NBA in the pioneering days of putting sports content on the internet. They also break into a discussion on sports journalism and how radio hosts can juggle multi sports in the same segment.
Feb 26, 2016
Alan Stein, the renowned basketball peformance coach, spends much of his time traveling across the country helping trainers and coaches understand the correct techniques to enhancing basketball ability. He doesn't stop at weights, flexibility, and explosion. He focuses on the mind and how to best operate under pressure. Do NOT miss this insightful podcast, as we go through some very important concepts on how to teach kids the proper way to learn the game of basketball from the ground up.
Feb 25, 2016
Don't miss the informative Josh Martin, lead NBA Writer for Bleacher Report, as he chops it up with Coach Nick in a good old fashioned NBA discussion. They dive deep in to the Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls, and lots more. 
Feb 23, 2016
Coach Nick sat down with freelance writer and newspaper reporter Tony Biasotti (Ventura County Star) to discuss the issue of "sources say," aggregate news reporting, and being biased in the sports world. Lots of fascinating points come up, so listen before you sit down to read your favorite national or beat writer wax poetic on your favorite team.
Feb 21, 2016
Don't miss this entertaining romp through the NBA Trade deadline (Detroit! Orlando!) as well as an informative and intelligent discussion of pop music and its place in our culture.
Feb 19, 2016
Stu Jackson, former Wisconsin, Knicks, and Grizzlies head coach, as well as the former Executive Vice President of the NBA and current Senior Associate Commissioner of the Big East and NBA TV Analyst, comes on the show to discuss his experiences with the game. Did he think Michael Finley would become such a great NBA player while playing at Wisconsin? Did the rules he instituted create the style of play we see today? How difficult was it to handle the Malice in the Palace and Suns vs Spurs fights? Rare insight into some seminal moments in the history of the NBA, so don't miss it!
Feb 18, 2016
Dave Futernick joins the pod to break down a fantastic all star weekend. Topics range from the dunk contest to Devin Booker's good looks to Matt's dinner and Dave's girlfriend's love of Derek Fisher. 
Feb 17, 2016
Do not miss another great conversation between Coach Nick and University of Michigan Professor of Sports Studies Yago Colas. We go through his ambivalent feelings towards Steph Curry and the Warriors, how race is portrayed in basketball and whether the analytics movement is killing the creative soul of the game. 
Feb 12, 2016
Don't miss another rollicking good time as I hop on with my Buddy Brian to discuss the failed CP3 trade and its ramifications on the Lakers, and what the heck the Knicks do to  improve and become relevant again.
Feb 11, 2016
Will the Hawks break up this team in a trade? What exactly has been the cause of their drop in play this season? Why is Kyle Korver shooting so much worse this year? Do not miss KL Choinard of Hawks.com as he breaks down the latest in rumors and facts swirling around the Atlanta Hawks.
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