Yahoo Sports NBA: Chris Mannix

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Chris Mannix, one of the leading journalists covering the NBA for Yahoo Sports' platform The Vertical, will bring fans closer to the league in this weekly podcast series, The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix. Each week you will learn more about the the league and its personalities with in-depth conversations with the top names in the game, as well as what’s happening around the league.


Episode Date
Caron Butler
00:40:46

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports is former All-Star Caron Butler. Mannix and Butler look at Kevin Durant's two years in Golden State, LeBron James's actions in Game 1, James's future, the market for DeMarcus Cousins and more. 

Jun 11, 2018
Yahoo NBA writers Shams Charania and Michael Lee
01:19:25

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week are Yahoo NBA writers Shams Charania and Michael Lee. Mannix and Charania discuss Bryan Colangelo’s ouster as GM of the Sixers, Kawhi Leonard’s future in San Antonio, the market for restricted free agents and more. Later, Mannix and Lee dive into the NBA Finals, Kevin Durant’s two years in Golden State and have an extended conversation about how NBA players attack social issues.

Jun 07, 2018
NBA Finals Preview
00:53:16

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is Jason Lloyd from The Athletic and Mark Medina from the San Jose Mercury News. Mannix and Lloyd talk about LeBron's performance in the conference finals, what he has left for the NBA Finals, who needs to step up for the Cavs to have a shot against Golden State and more. Later, Mannix and Medina talk about the relationship between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green, the health of the Warriors, the bench, more

May 30, 2018
Jeff Zilgitt of USA Today and Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports
01:01:08

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week are Jeff Zilgitt from USA Today and Pete Thamel from Yahoo Sports. Mannix and Zilgitt dive into the Cavs-Celtics series, the Bucks hiring Mike Budenholzer, the impact of legalized sports gambling on the NBA and more. Later, Mannix and Thamel sit down at the NBA draft combine and discuss the performances of some of the top prospects, why some choose to skip it, if there is a clear No. 1 and more. 

May 21, 2018
Brian Scalabrine
00:42:36

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is Brian Scalabrine, former NBA forward and NBA Insider for Yahoo and NBC Sports Boston. Mannix and Scal talked Cavs-Celtics, the coaching change in Toronto, the battle over Mike Budenholzer, the Sixers offseason priorities and more

May 14, 2018
Bleacher Report's Howard Beck
00:54:24

Bleacher Report’s NBA writer Howard Beck joins Chris to break down the NBA Playoffs and give his thoughts on the Knicks hiring of new head coach David Fizdale.

May 08, 2018
Sarah Kustok
00:51:55

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is YES Network and Fox Sports NBA analyst Sarah Kustok. Mannix and Kustok examine the future of Oklahoma City, LeBron’s incredible first round series, Boston’s young stars and more

May 01, 2018
Ian Thomsen
00:55:14

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports is Ian Thomsen, longtime NBA writer and author of the new book, The Soul of Basketball. Mannix and Thomsen discuss LeBron James’s role in Thomsen’s book, his future in Cleveland, a combustible Kawhi Leonard situation in San Antonio, Thomsen’s lengthy interview with Gregg Popovich and more.

Apr 25, 2018
Dan Pfeiffer
00:57:45

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is Dan Pfeiffer, former White House Communications Director, author and co-host of Pod Save America. Mannix and Pfeiffer talk about the impact of basketball in the Obama White House, why Dan Trusts the Process, NBA players speaking out on social issues and more.

Apr 17, 2018
Nick Wright of FS1's First Things First
00:57:07

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is Nick Wright, the co-host of First Things First on FS1. Mannix and Wright take a deep dive into the state of the Cavs, LeBron James’s future, Kawhi Leonard’s trade value and what kind of season it’s been for Russell Westbrook and Oklahoma City.

Apr 10, 2018
Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe
00:27:17

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is Adam Himmelsbach, Celtics beat writer for the Boston Globe. Mannix and Himmelsbach discuss Boston's improbable winning streak, Kyrie Irving's knee injury, what the team needs from Al Horford and more. ​

Apr 03, 2018
Walter McCarty
00:34:19

Bonus pod! Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports is Walter McCarty, the former Celtics assistant and new Evansville head coach. Mannix and McCarty look back on McCarty's years playing for Rick Pitino, what he will adopt from Pitino's college coaching style, working for Brad Stevens and some of his best memories in Boston. 

Mar 28, 2018
Caron Butler and Donovan Mitchell
00:55:21

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is Caron Butler, two-time NBA All-Star and the co-host of Chris and Caron on Fox Sports Radio. Mannix and Butler dive into the drama in San Antonio, injuries to Stephen Curry and Kyrie Irving, the Cavs defense headed into the playoffs, and more. Later, Mannix sits down with Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell to talk about his shocking rookie season, his thoughts on the college basketball scandal, the next steps in his development and more.

Mar 27, 2018
Brian Scalabrine and CJ McCollum
01:06:17

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week are two guests: Former NBA forward Brian Scalabrine on Ty Lue’s health problems, Portland’s hot play, Utah’s second half surge, Boston’s injuries and more. Later, Mannix sits down with Blazers guard CJ McCollum. McCollum takes Mannix inside Portland’s post-All-Star break play, his relationship with Damian Lillard, practicing tough love on Jusuf Nurkic and more.

Mar 20, 2018
Paul Flannery of SB Nation and Anthony Slater of The Athletic
00:50:24

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week are SB Nation writer Paul Flannery and Anthony Slater from The Athletic. Mannix and Flannery discuss the surging Trail Blazers, Boston's injury woes, the playoff mess in the West and more. Later, Mannix and Slater take a deep dive into the Golden State Warriors season. How concerned is Golden State about Stephen Curry's ankle injuries? Are the Warriors more vulnerable this year than last? And much more. 

Mar 13, 2018
Ric Bucher
00:36:55

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports is Ric Bucher, longtime NBA writer, podcaster and radio host. Mannix and Bucher discuss the volatility atop the Eastern Conference, the tight Western Conference playoff race, the NBA’s tanking problem, LeBron’s chances of joining the Sixers and more.

Mar 06, 2018
Celtics broadcaster Mike Gorman
00:57:42

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is Mike Gorman, the longtime Boston Celtics broadcaster. Mannix and Gorman discuss Gorman’s 36-plus years calling Celtics games, his relationship with Tommy Heinsohn, the passings of Len Bias and Reggie Lewis and more.

Feb 27, 2018
Former NBA GM Billy King and Chris talks with Paul Pierce and Chris Bosh
00:56:38

Chris talks with the former NBA GM Billy King about the Cavs additions at the trade deadline, Celtics pre-break problems and Utah’s push to the playoffs. Chris also had a chance to talk with Paul Pierce and Chris Bosh in LA during All-Star Weekend. All that and more in this episode of the yahoo Sports NBA Podcast.

Feb 21, 2018
USA Today's NBA Insider Sam Amick
00:56:05

Chris talks with USA Today's NBA Insider Sam Amick about the moving up of the NBA Trade deadline, the Cavs moves, what those moves mean for the Celtics and the latest drama surrounding LaVar Ball and how he may have done major damage to his son Lonzo's career. All that and more in this episode of the yahoo Sports NBA Podcast.

Feb 14, 2018
Yahoo! Sports NBA writers and insiders round table
00:48:35

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is a round table of NBA writers and insiders. Mannix talks with Brian Scalabrine, Michael Lee and Shams Charania about the issues that surround the Cavaliers and LeBron's fututre. The guys also talk about the latest with the Boston Celtics. It's all here and more on The Yahoo Sports NBA Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Feb 07, 2018
Yahoo's Brian Scalabrine and College Basketball writer Seth Davis
01:05:59

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is the former NBA player Brian Scalabrine and Fieldhouse's Seth Davis. Chris talks with Scal about the lineup changes in Cleveland, struggles in Boston and the great play of the Thunder. Chris is also joined by Seth Davis and the guys talk about the potential incoming NBA rookies and look back at last years draft class and how they are doing in the NBA. It's all here and more on The Yahoo Sports NBA Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Jan 30, 2018
ESPN's Front Office Insider Bobby Marks
00:48:13

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is the ESPN front office Insider, Bobby Marks. Chris talks with Bobby about the Cavs and trade issues, the Kemba Walker news and the latest with 76ers rookie, Fultz. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Jan 23, 2018
Fox Sports 1 NBA Insider Chris Broussard
00:46:02

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is the NBA Insider for Fox Sports 1; Chris Broussard. Mannix talks with Broussard about the struggles the Cleveland Cavaliers have been facing defensively, what he thinks might happen before the trade deadline and if there is anyone that can challenge the Warriors. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Jan 19, 2018
Lakers insider Bill Oram and Cavs Insider Jason Lloyd
00:41:34

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is the Los Angles Lakers reporter for the SoCal News Group; Bill Oram and the Cleveland Cavs reporter for The Athletic; Jason Lloyd. Chris talks with Bill about the relationship with Lonzo Ball and Luke Walton, LaVar Ball, and if the Lakers are going to be sellers before the trade deadline. Mannix is also joined by Jason Lloyd who talks with Chris about what IT's return to the court means for the Cavs, and how they need to do a better job defensively if they want to make it out of the Eastern Conference. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Jan 11, 2018
Former NBA player and Vertical NBA analyst Brian Scalabrine
00:38:03

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is the NBA analyst for Yahoo Sports NBA and NBC Sports Boston; Brian Scalabrine. Chris talks with Scal about the return of IT to the NBA, the rise of the Toronto Raptors and what's going on in South Beach withThe Heat. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Jan 03, 2018
Former NBA player and Yahoo Sports NBA Analyst Brian Scalabrine
00:33:32

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is the NBA analyst for Yahoo Sports NBA and NBC Sports Boston; Brian Scalabrine. Chris talks with Scal about the Boston Celtics early success and few struggles as of late, the play of Celtics Rookie Tatum, and the return of IT for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Dec 26, 2017
Yahoo's Michael Lee and Orlando Magic Head Coach Frank Vogel
00:43:07

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is The Vertical's Michael Lee and the Orlando Magic Head Coach; Frank Vogel. Chris talks with Michael about the Cavs play of late and the issues with the OKC Thunder. Chris is also joined with by Frank Vogel and the guys talk about the early play of the Magic. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Dec 19, 2017
ESPN's Bobby Marks
00:49:04

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is Bobby Marks, ESPN’s front office Insider. Mannix and Marks dive into the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Houston Rockets being one of the best teams in the NBA and Jahlil Okafor on the Nets. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Dec 12, 2017
Former NBA player and The Vertical's NBA Analyst Brian Scalabrine
00:46:21

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is the NBA analyst for The Vertical and NBC Sports Boston; Brian Scalabrine. Chris talks with Scal about the Cavs winning streak, David Fizdale getting fired, the recent play of Devin Booker and the drama that surrounds the Ball family. It's all here and more, on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Dec 05, 2017
FS1 NBA analyst Chris Broussard and Pistons beat reporter Vince Ellis
00:53:34

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is the NBA analyst for FS1; Chris Broussard and the Detroit Pistons beat reporter Vince Ellis. Mannix talks with Chris about the Boston Celtics start to the season, John Wall's injury, and the future or D. Rose. Chris is also joined by Vince Ellis who talks about the start to the season for the Pistons and the future of this team. It's all here and more, on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Nov 28, 2017
Former NBA GM Billy King and Boston reporter A. Sherrod Blakely
00:45:19

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is the former NBA GM Billy King and the Boston Celtics reporter for NBC Sports Boston; A. Sherrod Blakely. Chris talks with Billy about Lonzo Ball and how he would handle Lonzo if he were in charge of the Lakers. Chris and A. Sherrod talk about the Celtics and this amazing winning streak they have been on to start the season. It's all here and more, on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Nov 21, 2017
Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder and ESPN’s Bobby Marks
01:15:37

Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports this week is Bobby Marks, ESPN’s front office Insider. Mannix and Marks dive into Boston’s hot start, Cleveland’s struggles and if Detroit is a true conference contender. Later, Mannix sits down with Jazz coach Quin Snyder to talk about how Utah is moving forward after the loss of Gordon Hayward.

Nov 14, 2017
Hall of Fame Basketball Writer Jack McCallum
00:49:26

Hall of Fame hoops writer Jack McCallum joins Chris Mannix on the podcast this week to talk about his new book about the Lakers of the 70's and 80's and the rise of the Golden State Warriors.

Nov 07, 2017
Actor Michael Rapaport joins the podcast
00:55:23

Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the actor and NY Knicks super fun Michael Rapaport. Chris talks with Michael about is new book, Lebron James and the future of the New York Knicks. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Oct 31, 2017
Milwaukee Bucks GM Jon Horst
00:36:07

Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the GM of the Milwaukee Bucks; Jon Horst. Chris and Jon talk about rise of Giannis Antetokounmpo, building a team around him and retaining talent in a small market. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Oct 24, 2017
Washington Post NBA writer Tim Bontemps and Stephen Bulpett
01:05:42

Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is The Washington Post NBA writer Tim Bontemps. Chris and Tim talk about the upcoming NBA season, game 1 between the Cars-Celtics and Kyrie Irving's return to Cleveland. Chris is also joined by the Celtics reporter; Stephen Bulpett and the guys talk about the Celtics additions and how long it might take to gel. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Oct 17, 2017
Sarah Kustok and Nick Collison
01:17:16

Chris is joined by Brooklyn Nets TV analyst Sarah Kustok to take a look at how she is preparing for her new role with the team and how she handled the social media backlash once her new position was announced. Plus, Nick Collison stops by to talk about watching the development of a Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook up close and if an NBA team will ever call Seattle home again. All that and more in this episode of The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Oct 10, 2017
Washington Wizards PG John Wall and The Vertical's Michael Lee
01:03:12

Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is The Washington Wizards star PG John Wall and The Vertical's Michael Lee. John sits down with to talk about signing his new contract extension, being part of one of the best backcourts in the NBA and the national anthem. Chris also talks with Michael Lee and the guys talk about Russell Westbrook staying in OKC longtime and what the possible protests in the NBA mean to him and what they could mean to the league. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Oct 03, 2017
NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts
00:24:32

Joining Chris Mannix of The Vertical in a special bonus episode of the podcast is Michele Roberts, Executive Director of the NBPA. In a wide-ranging conversation, Mannix and Roberts discuss NBA players response to Donald Trump's racially charged attacks to NFL players, how Roberts plans to respond to the college basketball scandal and her reaction to the report that nearly a third of NBA teams lost money last season. 

Sep 28, 2017
ESPN's Jeff Goodman and Stephon Marbury
00:56:06

Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is Jeff Goodman from ESPN and Stephon Marbury. Chris talks with Jeff about the latest in the NBA with Carmelo Anthony, OKC and the Cleveland Cavs. Chris is also joined by Stephon Marbury. The guys talk about Marbury's career in the NBA and how he built his brand in China. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Sep 26, 2017
Kevin O'Connor from The Ringer
01:02:14

Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is Kevin O'Connor from The Ringer. Chris and Kevin talk about how fast Boston can come together and gel, the OKC Thunder and which coach is most on the hot seat. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Sep 19, 2017
Howard Beck from Bleacher Report
00:59:19

Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is Howard Beck from Bleacher Report. Howard talks with Chris about the Cavs press conference when they introduced IT, the Cavs delaying surgery for IT and what is the major problem with the NBA. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Sep 12, 2017
Marc Berman of the NY Post and Jason Lloyd from The Athletic
00:46:41

Joining The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix this week is the New York Post Knicks write Marc Berman and Jason Lloyd from The Athletic. Chris talks with Jason about the Cavs big trade and what the future holds with them. Chris also talks with Marc Berman and the guys get into all things Knicks and Kristaps Porzingis. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Sep 06, 2017
Stephen Bulpett and Billy King join the podcast
00:53:05

Joining The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix this week is the Celtics beat writer Stephen Bulpett and the former NBA GM Billy King. Chris talks with the guys about Irving being a franchise player in the NBA, how Isaiah Thomas' long term health could affect his future and the end of the Nets-pick era in Boston. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix

Aug 29, 2017
Brad Stevens joins the podcast
00:40:56

Joining The Vertical's Chris Mannix this week is Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. Mannix and Stevens discuss the recruitment of Gordon Hayward, the latest on Isaiah Thomas's hip injury, playing with expectations next season and Stevens's strange love of Ms. Pac-Man. 


Aug 21, 2017
Lee Jenkins joins the podcast
00:48:16

Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the great NBA writer Lee Jenkins. Chris and Lee breakdown all the latest from the NBA off-season. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Aug 14, 2017
Arturas Karnisovas joins the podcast
00:48:38

Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the general manager of the Denver Nuggets; Arturas Karnisovas. Chris talks with Arturas about playing against the Dream Team, international players in the NBA and bringing Paul Millsap to Denver. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Aug 09, 2017
Scott Brooks joins the podcast
00:43:42

Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the head coach of the Washington Wizards, Scott Brooks. Chris talks with Scott about how he would grade his first season in Washington, what it was like working with John Wall and how important it was for the Wizards to re-sign Otto Porter. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Aug 01, 2017
Fran Fraschilla joins the podcast
00:42:55

Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is ESPN's Fran Fraschilla. Fran talks with Chris about the play from the top rookies who were out in Las Vegas for Summer League. Fran talks about which of the rookies he thinks is going to make the biggest impact in the NBA. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Jul 25, 2017
Howard Beck joins the podcast
01:01:26

Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is Howard Beck from Bleacher Report. Howard talks with Chris about the situation that is the New York Knicks, Lonzo Ball's Summer league MVP and if the NBA will ever see reseeding for the playoffs. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Jul 18, 2017
Michael Lee and Shams Charania
00:53:55

Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is The Vertical's NBA writer Michael Lee and the NBA Insider for The Vertical Shams Charania. Chris talks with Michael and Shams about the offseason that that Boston Celtics, Raptors and T'Wolves have had so far. The guys also talk about the situation that is the New York Knicks. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Jul 11, 2017
Billy King and Vinny Del Negro join the podcast
00:54:22

Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the former NBA gm Billy King and the former NBA head coach Vinny Del Negro. Chris talks with both guys about some of the big moves that teams have made in free agency and what some teams need to do in the future to build a contender to win the NBA Championship. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Jul 06, 2017
Front Office Insider Bobby Marks
00:49:19

Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the front office insider Bobby Marks. Bobby joins Chris to talk about the NBA free agency. Chris and Bobby talk about the Chris Paul trade and the firing of Phil Jackson. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Jun 29, 2017
Legendary broadcaster Marv Albert
00:56:36

Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the legendary broadcaster Marv Albert. Chris talks with Marv about his broadcasting career and what it was like covering the biggest and best athletes around the world. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Jun 27, 2017
The Vertical's 2017 NBA Draft Live Show
04:32:00

The Vertical crew takes you through the NBA Draft with analysis, reaction and breakdown of the 2017 NBA Draft.

Jun 23, 2017
Tom Crean and Bobby Marks
00:47:17
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the front office insider Bobby Marks and the former Indiana Hoosiers head coach Tom Crean. Chris talks with Bobby and Tom the night before the NBA Draft and the guys talk about some of the top player and how they will likely pan out in the NBA. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Jun 22, 2017
Draft Express Mike Schmitz and Hawks GM Travis Schlenk
01:00:25
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the Draft Express NBA Draft expert Mike Schmitz and new Hawks GM Travis Schlenk. Chris talks with Mike about the upcoming NBA draft and who has seen their stock rise and fall over the last few weeks. Chris is also joined by the Atlanta Hawks new GM and Chris talks with Travis about his journey to becoming the Hawks GM. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Jun 13, 2017
Actor Jerry Ferrara joins the podcast
00:58:47
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the great actor and huge NYK fan Jerry Ferrara. Chris and Jerry talk about Entourage and get into what is wrong with the Knicks. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Jun 06, 2017
Anthony Slater, Jason Lloyd and Bobby Marks join the podcast
01:12:09
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the front office insider Bobby Marks, Warriors beat writer Anthony Slater and Cavs writer Jason Lloyd. Bobby joins Chris to talk about the offseason moves for the Knicks and Kings, while Anthony gives Chris the keys to what the Warriors need to do in order to beat the Cavs. Jason Lloyd talks with Chris about how the Lebron and the Cavs can beat the Warriors who have yet to lose a game in the playoffs. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
May 31, 2017
The Vertical Front Office Insider Bobby Marks
00:52:03
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the front office insider Bobby Marks. Bobby joins Chris to talk about the Cavs losing Game 3 of the ECF, Lebron's poor performance and how much of an issue Lavar Ball might be for any team that draft Lonzo.. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
May 23, 2017
NBA Draft Lottery Show
00:54:21
In this episode, Chris talks with The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski and Jonathan Givony right after the NBA Draft lottery. The guys break down who they think will be the best fit for each team in the lottery. All that and more in this episode of The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
May 17, 2017
Brian Scalabrine and The Vertical's Front Office Insider Bobby Marks join Chris
01:05:00
In this episode, Brian Scalabrine and Chris sit down immediately after the Celtics win over the Wizards in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Plus, The Vertical's Front Office Insider, Bobby Marks, joins to talk about some of the teams that have been ousted from the post-season and what off-season moves we can expect from some teams. All that and more in this episode of The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix
May 11, 2017
The Vertical Front Office Insider Bobby Marks
00:44:42
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the front office insider Bobby Marks. bobby joins Chris to talk about Larry Bird's decision to step down. Also... the future of the Clippers, the Bulls, and other NBA talk. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
May 02, 2017
Actor and lifelong Knicks fan Michael Rapaport
01:03:03
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is actor and longtime New York Knicks fan Michael Rapaport. Chris talks with Michael about the future of the New York Knicks, what should happen with Phil Jackson and what the problem is with the MVP award. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Apr 25, 2017
Draft Express Mike Schmitz and NBA Front Office Insider Bobby Marks
01:18:11
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the Draft Express NBA Draft expert Mike Schmitz and front office insider Bobby Marks. Chris talks with Mike about who saw their stock ride during the NCAA tournament and who some of the top prospects in the upcoming NBA Draft are. Chris is also joined by Bobby Marks and they talk about the latest news surrounding the league. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Apr 18, 2017
Brooklyn Nets C Brook Lopez
00:42:23
Joining Chris Mannix of The Vertical this week is Nets center Brook Lopez. In a wide-ranging conversation, Lopez opens up about his relationship with his brother, dealing with a career-threatening foot injury, playing through constant trade rumors and why he has always maintained he wants to be a Brooklyn Net.
Apr 11, 2017
The Vertical Front Office Insider Bobby Marks
01:04:18
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the front office insider Bobby Marks. Chris talks with Bobby about how LeBron James is playing too many minutes down the stretch, the future of Russell Westbrook and what the league should do about teams tanking and resting players. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Apr 04, 2017
Cleveland Cavs F Kevin Love
00:57:39
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the Cleveland Cavaliers F Kevin Love. Chris talks with Kevin about his time in Cleveland and his relationship with Lebron James. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Mar 29, 2017
Anthony Slater and Sam Amico Join Chris
00:48:59
San Jose Mercury News beat writer Anthony Slater and Fox Sports Ohio's Sam Amico join Chris to take a deep dive into the 2 conference contenders, the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers
Mar 22, 2017
The Vertical Front Office Insider Bobby Marks Joins Chris
00:40:47
Joining The Vertical’s Chris Mannix this week is Bobby Marks, The Vertical Front Office Insider and former assistant GM of the Brooklyn Nets. Mannix and Marks discuss San Antonio’s rise to the top seed in the West, Utah’s rapid development, Minnesota’s late season rise and more turmoil in New York.
Mar 14, 2017
Former NBA Head Coach Mike Dunleavy Sr.
00:43:23
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the former NBA Head Coach and current coach at Tulane, Mike Dunleavy Sr. Mike talks with Chris about his thought process of transitioning from the NBA to college. The guys also talk about Mike's time as the head coach of the LA Clippers. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Mar 07, 2017
Front Office Insider Bobby Marks and Draft Expert Jonathan Givony
01:04:39
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the former NBA Asst. GM and Front Office Insider for The Vertical, Bobby Marks and Draft Express' Jonathan Givony. Bobby talks with Chris about the impact of Kevin Durant's injury and the upgrades Cleveland made to their roster. Chris is also joined by draft expert Jonathan Givony to give an early look at some of the potential top draft picks and who has something to prove heading into the NCAA tournament. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Mar 01, 2017
Trade Deadline Special
02:14:52
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical for a special Trade Deadline podcast is the entire Vertical crew. The guys breakdown all the trades that took place and also talk with some of the NBA GM's. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Feb 23, 2017
The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks
01:00:05
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is Adrian Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks. Woj and Bobby talk with Chris about the DeMarcus Cousins trade, the top trade rumors and the Lakers hiring Magic Johnson as President of Basketball Operations. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Feb 21, 2017
Vinny Del Negro and Greg Anthony join the show
00:54:47
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the former NBA head coach Vinny Del Negro and former NBA player and current analyst for TNT and NBA TV Greg Anthony. Chris talks with Vinny about how the Eastern Conference might pan out. Chris is also talks with Greg Anthony about the situation with the Knicks and Charles Oakley. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Feb 14, 2017
Front Office Insider Bobby Marks and Draft expert Mike Schmitz
01:11:27
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the former NBA GM and Front Office Insider for The Vertical Bobby Marks and Draft Express' Mike Schmitz. Bobby talks with Chris about the drama surround a possible Kevin Love-Carmelo Anthony trade, as well as if the Kings should part ways with Demarcus Cousins. Chris is also joined by draft expert Mike Schmitz to give an early look at some of the potential top draft picks. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Feb 07, 2017
Larry Krystkowiak Joins Chris
00:44:10
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the former NBA player and current head coach of the Utah Utes; Larry Krystkowiak. Larry talks with Chris about playing with Shaq in the Orlando and again in LA with the Lakers. Larry also talks about playing with MJ during the year he returned from baseball. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Jan 31, 2017
NBA Front Office Insider Bobby Marks
00:25:55
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the former NBA GM and Front Office Insider for The Vertical Bobby Marks. Bobby talks with Chris about the future of Carmelo Anthony and what teams might be interested in working out a trade for him. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Jan 27, 2017
Caron Butler Joins Chris
00:53:53
14 year NBA veteran Caron Butler joins Chris to tell stories from his NBA career, the teams he played for, and the players he got to know over the years.
Jan 24, 2017
NBA Front Office Insider Bobby Marks
00:47:39
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the former NBA GM and Front Office Insider for The Vertical Bobby Marks. Bobby talks with Chris about Derrick Rose not showing up for a Knicks game, the future of Carmelo Anthony and what teams might be busy before the trade deadline. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Jan 16, 2017
Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J McCollum and Front office Insider Bobby Marks
00:54:51
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the Blazers guard C.J. McCollum and Front Office Insider for The Vertical Bobby Marks. Chris talks with C.J. about the slow start to the season from Portland and how he has taken over a leadership role on the team. Chris is also joined by Bobby Marks who talks with Chris about the latest around the NBA. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Jan 10, 2017
Boston Celtic Center; Al Horford
00:36:25
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the Boston Celtic Center; Al Horford. Al talks with Chris about growing up in the baseball-crazed Dominican Republic, when he knew it was time to leave Atlanta and why he chose Boston. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Jan 03, 2017
Former NBA player Brian Scalabrine 2
00:34:59
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the former NBA player and The Vertical's NBA analyst; Brian Scalabrine. Chris talks with Brian about why he is so high on the Milwaukee Bucks and what has gone wrong with the Portland Trailblazers. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Dec 28, 2016
Front Office Insider Bobby Marks
00:40:51
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the former NBA GM and Front Office Insider for The Vertical Bobby Marks. Bobby talks with Chris about the latest with Nerlens Noel and what if anything the Sacramento Kings can do with DeMarcus Cousins. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Dec 20, 2016
Former Boston Celtic Tommy Heinsohn
00:45:47
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the former Boston Celtics player and coach. Chris talks with Tommy about Bill Russell, Red Auerbach and 60 years with the Celtics. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Dec 13, 2016
Minnesota Timberwolves Shooting Guard Zach LaVine
00:45:40
Minnesota guard Zach LaVine joins Chris Mannix to talk about playing for Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau, going for a third straight slam dunk title, and more.
Dec 06, 2016
ESPN and NY Knicks broadcaster Mike Breen
00:45:33
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the great ESPN and New York Knicks broadcaster Mike Breen. Mike and Chris talk about his start in the broadcasting world, what it was like filling for Marv Albert and how much Bill Walton means to him and his family. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Nov 29, 2016
LA Clippers beat writer Dan Woike and Bobby Marks
01:03:47
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the LA Clippers beat writer for the OC Register to talk about it's like covering the Clippers, how they have transformed into a defensive team and what the Clippers need to do in order to make a run in the playoffs this year. Chris is also joined by former NBA GM and Front Office Insider for The Vertical Bobby Marks. Bobby talks with Chris about the first quarter of the NBA season. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Nov 22, 2016
Former NBA player and current NBA TV analyst Brent Barry
00:40:56
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is former NBA player and current analyst for NBA TV Brent Barry. Brent and Chris talk about Phil Jackson's comments, Golden State's troubled defense and what's behind the rise of the Clippers in the Western Conference. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Nov 15, 2016
The Vertical's NBA writer Michael Lee
00:48:14
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the The Vertical's National NBA writer Michael Lee. Michael and Chris talk about the Golden State Warriors and if there should be any level of concern along with Joel Embiid and how he living up to the hype. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Nov 08, 2016
The Vertical's Front Office Insider Bobby Marks
00:43:08
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the former NBA GM and Front Office Insider for The Vertical Bobby Marks. Bobby talks with Chris about the extensions that some players have gotten from NBA teams, if any team in the Eastern Conference will challenge the Cavs and how good Joel Embiid has looked early in the season. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Nov 01, 2016
Minnesota T'Wolves G Andrew Wiggins and Bobby Marks
00:53:31
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins and the former NBA GM and Front Office Insider for The Vertical Bobby Marks. Wiggins talks with Chris about the upcoming season with Minnesota and how he and his teammates have high hopes for this season. Andrew also talks about what its been like in the early stages with a new head coach. Mannix is also joined by front office insider Bobby Marks. Bobby and Chris preview the upcoming season. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Oct 25, 2016
Former NBA player Brian Scalabrine
00:40:59
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is former NBA player Brian Scalabrine. Chris talks with Scal about the Boston Celtics and how the addition of Al Horford might give the Celtics what they need to make a run deep in the playoffs. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Oct 18, 2016
New Orleans Pelicans Head Coach Alvin Gentry and Jason Lloyd
00:42:08
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans; Alvin Gentry. Chris and Alvin talk about the upcoming season and what the Pelicans are expecting to see out of Anthony Davis this season. Chris is also joined by the Akron Beacon Journal's Jason Lloyd to talk about the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jason also talks about the offseason moves from Cleveland and if he think JR Smith is going to end up playing with the Cavs this season. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Oct 11, 2016
Front Office Insider Bobby Marks and Anthony Slater
00:51:24
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the former NBA GM and Front Office Insider for The Vertical Bobby Marks. Bobby talks with Chris about the injury to Ben Simmons and how he would handle Simmons moving forward. The also talk about the Golden State Warriors and how long the adjustment period might take with Kevin Durant. Chris is also joined by Golden State Warriors beat writer Anthony Slater. Anthony gives us an insider look of how Kevin Durant has been adjusting to his new team and new teammates. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Oct 04, 2016
Former NBA Head Coach Eric Musselman
00:49:21
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the former NBA Head Coach Eric Musselman. Eric talks about what it's like being a head coach in the NBA and how hard it was working his way up the ranks to becoming a head coach. Eric also talks about being the current college coach of Nevada. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Sep 27, 2016
Former NBA All-Star Mark Price
00:39:37
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is the former NBA All-Star and great free throw shooter; Mark Price. Mark talks about giving free throw lessons to a teammate, being drafted in the 2nd Round of the NBA Draft and what he did to get thrown out of two NBA games. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix
Sep 20, 2016
Bobby Marks from The Vertical
00:50:40
Chris is joined by The Vertical's front office insider Bobby Marks this week to discuss the start of training camps in the coming weeks and what each teams need to do and be doing in order to be ready for the start of the NBA season. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Sep 13, 2016
Dennis Scott and Larry Brown
00:52:03
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week for a Hall of Fame edition is Dennis Scott and the great Larry Brown. Dennis talks with Chris about his good friend Shaq and how he was the most dominant player in the NBA. Chris is also joined this week by the legendary head coach Larry Brown. Larry talks about what it was like coaching Allen Iverson and where he ranks in terms of the best players of all time. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Sep 06, 2016
Frank Isola, New York Daily News
00:47:52
Joining Chris Mannix on The Vertical this week is Frank Isola of the New York Daily News. Frank talks with Chris about the future of the New York Knicks and what kind of role Phil Jackson is going to have with new head coach Jeff Hornacek. Frank also talks about covering Carmelo Anthony and how he has grown as a person during his time with the Knicks. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Aug 30, 2016
The Vertical's Michael Lee and USAB wrap-up
00:43:27
Joining Chris Mannix on the Vertical this week is The Vertical's Michael Lee. Michael talks with Chris about USA Basketball and how impressive this run for the gold was. Mannix also puts a bow on the national team in Rio and what stood out to him the most about this team. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Aug 23, 2016
Dan Patrick, Longtime TV/Radio Broadcaster
00:50:50
Joining Chris Mannix on the Vertical this week is the great broadcaster, Dan Patrick. Dan talks with Chris and shares many stories of covering NBA Finals and his best story involving an interview with Michael Jordan. It's all here on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix. Here are some key moments: 0:37: Mannix getting lost in Rio. 2:45: Getting to know Patrick Ewing and the side he doesn’t show the media. 7:17: The limited amount of access that the media has to athletes compared to earlier eras. 12:00: Covering Jordan during his championship years. 17:32: Jordan’s first retirement from the Bulls and baseball career. 22:22: Growing up a fan of the Cincinnati Royals, and seeing Oscar Robertson, Nate Archibald and Pete Maravich play. 28:28: Comparing players and teams from different eras. 32:58: Patrick’s experiences with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. 36:57: Seeing Wilt Chamberlain when the Lakers visited Cincinnati. 39:15: Entering into radio work during the late 1990s. 44:11: Patrick’s heavy workload in recent years. 46:14: Patrick’s friendship with Sandler and the broadcaster's movie appearances.
Aug 16, 2016
Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics Head Coach
00:27:55
Joining Chris Mannix on the Vertical this week is Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. He covers everything from the Celtics season last year, signing Al Horford during free agency, to his teams upcoming season and he expects them to improve from last year. It's all here on the Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix
Aug 09, 2016
Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball Director
00:34:30
Joining Chris Mannix on the Vertical this week is the director of USA Basketball, Jerry Colangelo. He covers everything from training with team USA to what is expected from this team in Rio during the Olympics. It's all here and more on the Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix
Aug 02, 2016
Scott Brooks, Washington Wizards head coach
00:34:41
Joining Chris Mannix on the Vertical this week is Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks. He covers everything from his days with OKC, Kevin Durant's free agency move to the Warriors, to his current situation in Washington and how he will handle his talented young core of players. It's all here on the Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix
Jul 26, 2016
Atlanta Hawks GM Wes Wilcox and Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post
00:55:10
Atlanta Hawks GM Wes Wilcox and Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post join The Vertical this week. Wilcox joined Mannix to discuss the Hawks offseason moves. Wes dives into the decision to sign Dwight Howard and what it was like when he found out Al Horford was going to leave Atlanta. Chris also talks to Tim Bontemps about the NBA Summer League and what Rookies made the best impression. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Jul 19, 2016
Memphis Grizzlies Associate Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff
00:44:15
Memphis Grizzlies Associate head coach J.B Bickerstaff joins the Vertical this week and takes us on a ride through his basketball journey - from his life of growing up with the game, to last season's Houston Rocket's team, to his current situation with the Grizzlies.
Jul 12, 2016
Former Head Coach Vinny Del Negro and The Vertical's Front Office Insider Bobby Marks
01:01:49
Chris is joined by former NBA head coach and player Vinny Del Negro to talk about the madness that is NBA free agency and why Kevin Durant decided to leave Oklahoma to join the Warriors. Also, the Vertical's front office insider Bobby Marks joins the podcast this week to discuss the next steps for the Thunder since losing Durant and what the challenges will be for Golden State after next season. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Jul 05, 2016
The Vertical's 2016 Free Agency Special
01:46:32
With Chris Mannix running point, the NBA insiders at the Vertical break down all of the free agent action. Expert analysis from Adrian Wojnarowski, Bobby Marks and many others.
Jul 01, 2016
The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski and Orlando Magic Head Coach Frank Vogel
01:19:31
Chris is joined by Yahoo! Sports' The Verticals NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski to talk about the NBA Draft, the top draft picks what surprised him the most about the draft. Also, Orlando Magic head coach Frank Vogel joins The Vertical this week to discuss why he took the Magic coaching job when many other teams had an opening. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix. Here are some key moments: Adrian Wojnarowski 0:50: Mannix and Woj discuss the upcoming free-agency craziness. 5:05: How locker rooms will be impacted by inflated salaries this summer. 7:15: What should we expect from Kevin Durant’s free agency? 14:20: The players who are likely to re-sign with their current teams, including DeMar DeRozan. 17:43: Al Horford’s free agency and what comes next for the Hawks. 21:34: Will a team quickly offer Harrison Barnes a big offer to try and hurt the Warriors? 26:17: Dwight Howard’s free agency and how the league views him. 31:43: Hassan Whiteside’s free agency and the difficult position the Heat are in. 35:25: The Spurs’ offseason plans, including targeting Pau Gasol. 38:20: The dysfunctional Sacramento Kings. 43:41: Ricky Rubio’s future with the Timberwolves. 46:04: Bismack Biyombo’s lucrative playoff run. Frank Vogel 51:44: Vogel’s quick turnaround between leaving the Pacers and joining the Magic. 55:34: Did Vogel consider taking a year off between coaching jobs? 57:17: Vogel and Mannix discuss whether the Pacers overachieved last season. 1:02:37: Did Vogel's voice still resonate in the Pacers' locker room? 1:04:03: Vogel’s final phone call with Pacers president Larry Bird. 1:05:21: Vogel explains why he chose the Magic over other head-coaching jobs. 1:07:58: The importance of the relationship between head coach and general manager. 1:09:25: Vogel’s plans for how the Magic will play next season. 1:13:04: What went wrong for the Magic last season?
Jun 28, 2016
2016 YAHOO NBA DRAFT SHOW
03:51:48
Led by Chris Mannix running point, the Yahoo Sports team breaks down the 2016 NBA draft. The expert team includes The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, Indiana head coach Tom Crean, The Vertical's front office insider Bobby Marks, and Mike Schmitz and Jonathan Givony from DraftExpress.com.
Jun 24, 2016
Former NBA player Kenny Anderson
00:45:46
New York native and former Boston Celtic Kenny Anderson joins The Vertical this week to discuss his journey to get to the NBA and what it was like once he was into the NBA. Kenny talks about being "The Guy" coming out of high school and even without twitter everyone was talking and writing about him. He also talks about how hard it was for him to be traded from the Celtics when he still had a year left on his contract. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix. Here are some key moments: 0:37: Mannix and Anderson discuss when Mannix was a ballboy for the Celtics. 3:00: Anderson describes playing for Rick Pitino in Boston and his surprising resignation. 6:58: The Celtics’ NBA playoff record 26-point comeback against the Nets in the 2002 Eastern Conference finals. 9:26: Anderson reflects on being one of the top recruits to ever come out of New York City. 13:58: Why Anderson chose Georgia Tech instead of other top programs. 16:01: How he avoided the craziness of recruiting because of his high school coach and close friends. 18:14: The toughest things to reveal about himself in his documentary. 23:32: Being drafted by the Nets and playing close to home. 26:32: Did Anderson’s career match his expectations for himself? 30:19: Anderson breaks down the partnership between Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker. 35:35: Anderson’s financial advice to young players. 40:34: The best teammates of Anderson’s career. 42:10: Anderson’s difficult transition after retiring from basketball. 43:05: Anderson’s coaching ambitions.
Jun 21, 2016
Washington Post NBA writer Tim Bontemps recaps Game 5
00:47:24
The great Washington Post national NBA writer joins The Vertical this week to discuss game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavs. The guys also talk about the possibility of the Cavs having a historic comeback in these finals and winning games 6 and 7. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Jun 14, 2016
The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski and Portland Trail Blazers Head Coach Terry Stotts
01:16:25
Chris is joined by Yahoo! Sports' The Verticals NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski to talk about the NBA Finals and what it is the Cavs need to do in order to get back in this series. Also, Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts joins The Vertical this week to discuss how he was able to get his team, who was predicted to finish last in the Western Conference, into the playoffs. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Jun 07, 2016
Former NBA player Brian Scalabrine previews the NBA Finals
00:53:28
Former NBA player and current NBA analyst with The Vertical Brian Scalabrine joins The Vertical this week to discuss game 7 of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder. Scal also talks with Mannix to preview the upcoming NBA Finals. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Jun 01, 2016
Sacramento Kings Head Coach Dave Joerger and Tim Kawakami
00:45:00
New Sacramento Kings head coach Dave Joerger joins The Vertical this week to discuss the decision to become Kings coach and if he had any doubts before accepting the position. Chris is also joined by San Jose Mercury News columnist Tim Kawakami to talk about the Western Conference Finals and how the Warriors can get back to looking like the best team in the NBA. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix. Here are some key moments: Tim Kawakami 4:07: What happened to the Warriors in the blowout Game 3 loss? 7:40: The Thunder’s success playing big against the Warriors. 10:29: The difference between this 2-1 deficit for the Warriors compared to last year against the Grizzlies and Cavaliers. 14:57: How the Thunder’s deep playoff run impacts Kevin Durant’s pending free agency. 19:34: Warriors owner Joe Lacob’s comments about being the best organization in the league. 26:03: The importance of Game 4 for Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Dave Joerger 29:18: On his excitement about joining the Kings. 30:35: The accelerated timeline of his move from the Grizzlies to the Kings. 31:28: His awareness about the dysfunction in Sacramento last season. 35:00: DeMarcus Cousins’ future with the Kings. 37:44: His exit from the Grizzlies. 40:47: Will he bring the same offensive philosophy to the Kings? 43:06: His interest in re-signing Rajon Rondo.
May 24, 2016
Boston Celtics PF Jared Sullinger and Nuggets GM Tim Connelly
01:09:36
Boston Celtics power forward Jared Sullinger joins The Vertical this week to discuss his season with the Celtics and what it was like playing under head coach Brad Stevens. Jared also talks about what he feels his future plans are in the NBA as he heads into free agency. Chris is also joined by the Denver Nuggets GM Tim Connelly who talks about his journey to becoming a GM and what it was like working with Michael Jordan as one of his first jobs in the NBA. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix. Here are some key moments to listen for: Jared Sullinger 2:07: Was this season successful for the Celtics? 5:33: On the Celtics’ positive team chemistry. 6:26: Sullinger on the ups and downs of his season individually. 8:04: Why Sullinger took fewer 3s this season and his development as a shooter. 11:02: Sullinger’s conditioning during last season and his physical goals for next season. 14:13: His exit meeting with the Celtics and his relationship with Brad Stevens. 16:28: Sullinger’s priorities entering free agency. Tim Connelly 23:10: Connelly on how he got his entry into the professional basketball world. 27:44: On the role of timing and dumb luck in his rise to general manager. 30:53: Scouting teenagers and what Connelly looks for in prospects. 35:47: Can Connelly trust the evaluations of college coaches? 41:49: Connelly’s view on using analytics and combining it with old-school scouting. 44:55: Working for Michael Jordan with the Wizards. 53:15: Connelly’s approach entering the draft with three first-round picks. 57:03: Signing Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler to long-term deals and planning for the rising salary cap.
May 17, 2016
Rachel Nichols and Cavs beat writer Chris Haynes
00:53:53
ESPN host Rachel Nichols joins The Vertical this week to discuss the NBA playoffs and what she thinks will happen between Wade and Lebron James if they face each other in the next round. Chris is also joined by Cleveland.com's Chris Haynes to talk about the Cleveland Cavs and what has made Kevin Love look like the Kevin Love of old. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
May 10, 2016
NBA Insider Bobby Marks and Sacramento Kings C Kosta Koufos
01:10:21
NBA insider Bobby Marks sits down with Chris to discuss the fates of the game 7 losers in Charlotte, Indiana, and L.A., while looking into the crystal ball of NBA coaching for next year as well. Also, Sacramento Kings Center Kosta Koufos joins the Vertical this week to discuss what it was like being part of the Kings this season. Kosta talks about playing with Rondo and Cousins and what it was like being coached by George Karl. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
May 03, 2016
Washington Post NBA writer Tim Bontemps
00:58:28
Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post joins The Vertical this week to discuss the NBA coaching carousel that is going on right now. Tim and Chris breakdown the hiring of Scott Brooks in Washington, Thibs in Minnesota and who should take over the Lakers job after they fired Byron Scott. It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Apr 26, 2016
Former NBA All-Star Baron Davis
00:28:29
Former NBA All-Star Baron Davis joins The Vertical this week to discuss being draft number 3 in the 1999 draft, playing for four different NBA teams and his thinking behind joining the NBA D-League this past season on his potential comeback to the NBA . It's all here and more on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Apr 19, 2016
The Vertical Front Office Insider Bobby Marks
00:40:44
On this bonus episode of the Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, former NBA GM and front office insider with The Vertical; Bobby Marks joins the show. Bobby talks about who would be the right guy to filling the coaching voids in Washington, Minnesota and Sacramento.
Apr 15, 2016
Former Seattle Supersonic Detlef Schrempf
00:57:12
Former NBA player Detlef Schrempf joins the Vertical this week to discuss being one of the pioneers for the NBA in bring players from Europe to play in the league, and also what it was like playing against the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls and how this years Golden State Warriors compare to that team. It's all here and more on the Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Apr 12, 2016
Utah Jazz SG Rodney Hood and Spurs reporter Mike Monroe
00:51:48
On this weeks episode of The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, Utah Jazz SG Rodney Hood and San Antonio Spurs longtime beat writer Mike Monroe join the program. Rodney talks about what it was like playing at Duke during the UNC-Duke games and his transition into the NBA, while Mike breaks down why he knew this Spurs team would be good, but didn't think they would THIS good.
Apr 05, 2016
Oklahoma City Thunder Coach Billy Donovan
00:35:22
Thunder head coach Billy Donovan joins the Vertical this week to discuss his rise through the college ranks, his current job with OKC, and what it's like to coach two of the brightest stars in the NBA in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. It's all here and more on the Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Mar 29, 2016
San Antonio Spurs Guard Andre Miller
00:47:10
On this bonus episode of The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, Andre Miller of the San Antonio Spurs joins the program. Andre talks about being in the NBA since 1999 and how the game has changed over the years.
Mar 24, 2016
Minnesota Timberwolves Karl Anthony Towns
00:30:22
On this weeks episode of The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, Minnesota Timberwolves Rookie Karl Anthony Towns joins the program. Karl talks about what it was like going through the draft process not knowing where he might be drafted and what he said to the late Flip Saunders about his interest in playing in Minnesota.
Mar 22, 2016
Atlanta Hawks Guard Dennis Schroder
00:35:25
On this weeks episode of The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, Atlanta Hawks Guard Dennis Schroder joins the program. Dennis talks about what it was like growing up in Germany and how the passing of his father motivated him to play basketball and become the player he is today.
Mar 15, 2016
Detroit Pistons All-Star Center Andre Drummond
00:14:19
On this bonus episode of the Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, Detroit Pistons All-Star Center Andre Drummond joins the program. Drummond talks about what goes into being one of the best rebounders in the NBA and what it's like playing for Stan Van Gundy.
Mar 10, 2016
Toronto Raptors DeMar DeRozan and Yahoo Insider Bobby Marks
00:40:25
On this weeks episode of The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, Toronto Raptors All-Star Guard DeMar DeRozan and NBA front office insider for The Vertical Bobby Marks join the program. DeMar talks about what it was like growing up in Compton, CA and how he was able to stay focused on his dream of getting to the NBA, while Bobby breaks down why Kevin Love hasn't been able to fit in with the Cleveland Cavaliers this season.
Mar 08, 2016
Boston Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens
00:36:49
On this week's episode of The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens takes a seat with Chris to discuss his mercurial rise through the basketball ranks. Stevens talks about how his early career decisions led him to the head coaching job with Butler and then settles in to discuss the differences between coaching in college and the pros. He also breaks down the game and how he approaches life's challenges in the NBA. It's all here on the Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
Mar 01, 2016
Charlotte Hornets Head Coach Steve Clifford joins the Vertical Podcast
00:29:48
On this week's episode of The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford joins the program. Clifford digs deep into his past to discuss his early days as a small school college coach to his rise up the latter to the NBA. Steve also touches on the many friendships he shares with his former players, and gives his take on why Patrick Ewing hasn't been offered a head coaching gig in the NBA.
Feb 23, 2016
The Vertical NBA Trade Deadline Special
01:22:56
It wasn’t the wild trade deadline many hoped for, but there were still plenty of deals to talk about, and a few that didn’t happen to dissect. Join Chris, Adrian Wojnarowski, Bobby Marks and Brian Scalabrine for The Vertical NBA Trade Deadline Special.
Feb 19, 2016
Jimmer Fredette joins The Vertical Podcast
00:36:28
With the NBA trade deadline on Thursday, The Vertical Senior Writer Chris Mannix suggests three teams that should aggressively pursue trades and two that should be very cautious about making them. Plus, former National Player of the Year--and current member of the Westchester Knicks--Jimmer Fredette joins the podcast to talk his All-Star weekend experience, the humbling experience of playing in the D-League and just how crazy it got at the height of Jimmer-mania.
Feb 16, 2016
Former NBA Head Coach Scott Brooks joins The Vertical Podcast
00:40:18
On this week's episode of The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, Mannix catches up with former Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks. Brooks discusses his nomadic NBA career as a player, the pain of being traded--and being traded mid-game, no less--his experiences in Oklahoma City, his relationship with Kevin Durant and the disappointment he felt being let go so close to seeing the team develop into an NBA champion.
Feb 09, 2016
Paul Pierce sits down with The Vertical Podcast.
01:01:26
Chris Mannix heads to Los Angeles for a sit down interview with Paul Pierce of the Los Angeles Clippers. Paul & Chris have known each other for many years and The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix debuts with this in depth interview. Bulls beat writer KC Johnson also makes an appearance in this first episode.
Feb 02, 2016
The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix Teaser
00:01:36
The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix launches February 2nd!
Jan 26, 2016