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Coach Nick is joined by Jared Weiss of The Athletic to discuss why Vlade Divac is being inducted into the hall of fame – as a way ahead of his time ball handling center. They also discuss Russell Westbrook’s off the court persona, and why 3 point percentage in the NBA isn’t rising.
In another entertaining and informative off season discussion on the NBA, Coach Nick and Jared Weiss go back and forth about what it takes to get into the Hall Of Fame, defend the value of Julius Randle, and argue about whether the Brooklyn Nets are ready to leapfrog over the Boston Celtics this year. Read
Don’t miss another triumphant return of Dave DuFour to the podcast, joining Coach Nick and Jared Weiss as they break down the twitter chicken feud between Popeye’s and Wendy’s (Chic-Fil-A won) as well as go around the league to discuss the Lakers center problem, the depth of the West, and more!
Dave DuFour jumps back into the pod to join Coach Nick and Jared Weiss to discuss a host of off season topics, including whether Derrick White and De’Aaron Fox are ready to make the leap into star level players, plus we discuss Jaren Jackson Jr’s ceiling and the egregious traveling that might never go punished.
David Griffin, current Pelicans GM and former Cavaliers GM, discussed the ups and downs being the GM for LeBron in Cleveland with Sports Illustrated, and Coach Nick and Jared Weiss of The Athletic delve into the issues. Plus, they go over the marquee games of next season and who is the at the top of
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Another great LIVE show is in the books, as Coach Nick and The Athletic’s Jared Weiss discuss how the Nets will look with Kyrie Irving on the floor, as well as a deep dive across the NBA to discuss a ton of other teams and moves, especially a great viewer question: Who are the most
Coach Nick welcomes on Friend Of The Breakdown Marc Skelton, the head coach at Fannie Lou Hamer High School in the Bronx. Not only has Marc won two New York City titles, he wrote an extraordinary book “Pounding The Rock”, chronicling the 2016-17 season that overcame tremendous adversity both on and off the court to
The aftershock of the LA Earthquake wasn’t felt in the ground – it was Kawhi’s decision to join the Clippers on the contingency they traded for Paul George. These things all fell into place in the middle of last night, and now it’s time to figure out how good this team will be.
Coach Nick sits down with Celtic legend and radio analyst Cedric Maxwell to discuss the Kyrie situation and how it affected the Celtics last season. Rod Boone, Hornets beat writer for the Athletic, then joins Coach Nick to discuss Kemba Walker’s game and how it potentially fits in with his new team.
It was an insane day of moves by over half the NBA, with surprises like Durant joining Kawhi in Brooklyn to Kemba Walker signing in Boston with all sorts of shockwaves and ripples in between. And after the dust settled the first day, we STILL don’t know where Kawhi Leonard is going.
Coach Nick welcomes Friend Of The Breakdown Jeff Siegel of https://earlybirdrights.com to break down the complexities of the trade the New Orleans Pelicans just agreed to with the Los Angeles Lakers. The timing of when the trade goes down is crucial if the Lakers are going to maximize cap space and still have time to sign
Coach Nick is joined by Friends of the Breakdown Noah Coslov and Adam Stanco in a free wheeling discussion of the NBA Finals, the ramifications of KD’s injury to Free Agency, where Kawhi might go, and how all the other dominos fall as we head into the NBA Draft.
Coach Nick brings in the big guns to discuss this trade from all sides – as Trevor Lane from the Lakers Nation podcast breaks it down from the Lakers perspective, Will Guillory of The Athletic gives us the Pelicans feelings, and Mike Vorkunov gives us insight into how the rest of the NBA will be
On the last Live Post Game Show of the season 😢, Coach Nick and Jared Weiss break down how Game 6 unfolded and whether the Warriors should’ve gone for all the marbles on their last shot attempt. Plus, what does this mean for the Raptors future? Will Kawhi Leonard stay? Can they repeat?
The Toronto Raptors did everything right in Game 3, as well as take advantage of a severely shorthanded Warriors team, and now have a commanding 2-1 lead and home court advantage. Jared Weiss of The Athletic joins Coach Nick to discuss the game and answer key questions from the audience during their live show immediately
Friend of the Breakdown Nate Duncan, of the Dunc’d On Podcast, joins Coach Nick to lend his unique expertise to what happened in Game 2. Did the Warriors adjustment on defense guarding Kawhi have an affect? Was Nick Nurse smart to go to a gimmick defense down the stretch to defend Steph Curry? How will
Join Coach Nick on his live show as he welcomes Stefan from the wildly popular YouTube Channel Heat Check to discuss Paskal Siakam’s incredible game, a bit of a meltdown from the Warriors, and what this means for the rest of the series (it should be a long one).
Coach Nick welcomes beat writers from both teams to get in depth on what the Raptors should expect heading into their first Finals ever, as Doug Smith of the Toronto Star weighs in. Then Brady Klopfer from SBNation breaks down the Warriors chances, and illustrates some key points that might hurt them if DeMarcus Cousins
In another great Live post game show, Coach Nick and Jared Weiss of The Athletic provide their immediate analysis of the pivotal Game 5 between the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks. They go through all the adjustments made, strange ref’s calls, and key moments like not properly taking the foul with 23 seconds left that
Join Coach Nick and Jared Weiss as they give their immediate reaction to Game 3 as the Warriors have taken complete control of this series. Another near perfect first half for the Trail Blazers wasn’t enough to overcome the furious defense Golden State used to wear Portland down early in the 3rd. Plus, they muse
Coach Nick and Jared Weiss of The Athletic sat down immediately after the game to discuss their thoughts on the almost perfect 1st half of basketball Portland played, and the incredible ferocity the Warriors brought in the 3rd quarter to get back in the game – leading us to an incredibly exciting finish we won’t
Coach Nick and Jared Weiss off their instant analysis of the Nuggets Trail Blazers game, and answer a ton of listener’s questions via the live stream. They discuss the ramifications for the Nuggets, what the Portland Golden State series will look like and: Who’s Better: Damian Lillard or Kyrie Irving?
Both the Philadelphia 76ers and the Portland Trail Blazers extended their series to 7 games – Philly with a decisive beat down of the listless Raptors and Portland used key contributions from Rodney Hood (Momma) and CJ McCollum, along with some DAME TIME to give us 2 game 7s on Mother’s Day.
Get Coach Nick’s immediate reaction to the big win by the Portland Trail Blazers over the Denver Nuggets in Game 2. Jared Weiss of The Athletic joins Coach Nick, as always, and they break down the adjustments and performances of the players and coaches. Plus, a mailbag as the live audience asks questions directly and