Joe Vardon has been on the Cleveland Cavaliers beat for years, and now covers them and National NBA News for The Athletic. In a candid conversation, Vardon details the events surrounding the slightly surprising termination of Tyronn Lue as head coach of the Cavs. After leading the team to 4 straight finals and one title, it's hard to fathom Lue would get dumped so quickly, but after a disagreement with General Manager Koby Altman, his days were numbered.
Join Coach Nick and Dave DuFour as they go around the horn answering the best questions they got in their live post game show, ranging from Should Billy Donovan Be Fired, to whether Rondo and Ingram will start when they return from suspensions, and what's wrong with the Boston Celtics offense?
Get into the mindset of one of the winningest players in the NBA - having won 2 NBA titles with the Rockets and one with the Spurs, Mario Elie has a unique perspective on the league having been a player and an assistant coach. Coach Nick discusses how the Rockets were the progenitors of volume three point shooting back in the mid 90's, as well as how tough Gregg Popovich was in his early days of coaching.
While the first game in Boston was sloppy, the Celtics proved they are the class of the East as they blew out an undermanned Sixers team. In the night cap, the Thunder gave the Warriors a run for their money behind Paul George's hot second half, but Steph Curry and Kevin Durant were too much for anyone to handle, much less the Russ-less Thunder team. Coach Nick and Dave take live questions as well to help diagnose what just happened on Day 1 of the 2018-19 NBA Season. YOU IN?
Have you ever wondered how Steph Curry trained himself to be the all time best shooter the NBA has ever seen? Get a rare glimpse behind the curtain as Coach Nick discusses Curry's training with his personal player development coach Brandon Payne. They discuss what Steph has added to his game this year, and the key components to training shooters.
When the video of Ted Alexandro's comedy bit comparing his sexual prowess to the Celtics-era Shaq went viral, Coach Nick felt compelled to reach out to Ted to break down the process of writing this as well as a funny take on Steve Kerr's coaching.
When Coach Nick was a young student manager for the Men's Basketball Team at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, little did he know years later that he'd be able to interview his former boss. From being head coach of the Knicks, the GM of the Vancouver Grizzlies, and Vice President of the NBA itself, Stu Jackson has held every job at every level there is in basketball. Currently an analyst on NBA TV and Senior Associate Commissioner for Mens’ Basketball for the Big East, Coach Nick and Stu discuss what it was like coaching in the 90's, how the game has evolved, and his exciting storylines for the upcoming season.
Coach Nick and Dave DuFour are back together again for a new NBA Season! Find out their expert opinions on what the Lakers have in store for them in the West, and how LeBron James will integrate his game and also allow Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, and Lonzo Ball to flourish at the same time.
Plus, the latest on the Jimmy Butler saga and who's going to go first: Jimmy or Thibs.