In Game 1 of Michigan State's NCAA Tournament run, head coach Tom Izzo lost control while yelling at freshman Aaron Henry, sparking a huge debate across the basketball world - fueled in part by Coach Nick's tweet of the footage.
Also, the NBA Playoff race at the bottom of each bracket is heating up and Coach Nick and Jared break down some of the surprises.
The Athletic's Jared Weiss is back in the saddle with his weekly appearance on the pod, and he and Coach Nick discuss the Denver Nuggets in detail. Is Jamal Murray the X-Factor? Does Mike Malone give them an edge during the playoffs? They also wander over to San Antonio to discuss what makes them so competitive this year, with a big reason being Derrick White, mama.
A rare behind the scenes look at the preparation that goes into calling the premiere games of the week in the NBA, Coach Nick goes in depth with Mike Breen on what it's like to be courtside at all the best games. Plus, they discuss interacting with some of his more eccentric partners like Bill Walton and Walt "Clyde" Fraizer. Breen also recounts the horror of being in the middle of the Malice At The Palace when the Pacers and Pistons got into an all out brawl that spilled out into the stands.
Coach Nick is joined IN STUDIO by the insightful and hilarious John Henson - comedian/Knicks fan as seen on TV in the shows Wipe Out and Talk Soup, among many others. They go in on the Knicks with great analysis and lots of humor, plus they express their love and astonishment for Mitchell Robinson way too much.
The Lakers season is slowly falling off a cliff into the sea, and Coach Nick and Jared Weiss go through their various issues. The Celtics are in a better position, but have some real issues of their own, and it's unclear if they'll right the ship before the end of the season. Plus, Andrew Bogut's return to the Warriors speaks volumes about the play of DeMarcus Cousins.
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