BBALL BREAKDOWN NBA Basketball Podcast

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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

Episode Date
Where's LeBron Going, Coaching In The G-League, Finals Recap
42:26

Safa Kamalian is an assistant coach for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the G-League, and discusses his experience working in the Rockets organization. HoopHype's Alex Kennedy discusses where LeBron might go, and Dave DuFour gives us some insights into the Finals and the intriguing Free Agent storylines this summer.

Jun 13, 2018
Immediate Game 4 Reaction: When Will The Warriors Get Beaten?
29:12

Coach Nick got back to his roots with a solo live show where he offers his immediate reaction to the events that led to the Warriors beating the Cavaliers in Game 4, as well as answering a ton of questions posed in the Periscope comments. 

Jun 09, 2018
Durant Ices The Series In Game 3
39:06

The Cavaliers played their best first quarter of the series,  yet could not get any separation. And the game wore on, Kevin Durant got more and more vicious, carrying the Warriors as Steph Curry had his worst shooting game of his career, culminating in a contested 30 footer over LeBron that iced the game, and most likely the series.

Jun 07, 2018
NBA Finals Game 3 Preview
41:15

Coach Nick broke down the key elements to this series - how they affected the first two games (Korver not playing enough, Curry fire from 3) and what to expect in tonight's Game 3 matchup in Cleveland. Joining the show: Mike Zavagno of FearTheSword.com and the Cavalytics Podcast, Mark Medina - Warriors Beat Writer for Mercury News and the Bay Area News Group, and Dave DuFour.

 

Jun 06, 2018
Curry Record Breaking, LeBron Tired Looking: Game 2 NBA Finals
43:18

While it seemed like the Cavaliers were going to get blown out early as the Warriors hit over 65% of their shots, LeBron James and Kevin Love kept them close through 3 quarters until the inevitability of the Warriors dominance overtook them and it turned into a blow out.

Coach Nick and Dave discuss adjustments the Cavs can make and what the Warriors did to play so well.

Jun 04, 2018
ESPN's Mark Jones: NBA Finals Preview, Colangelo Burner Accounts
25:28

Mark Jones has been part of the A Team on ESPN and ABC, doing play by play alongside the legend Hubie Brown, and he joins Coach Nick today to discuss in depth what he thinks will happen in the Finals. We also discuss what will happen with the Sixers organization considering their GM Bryan Colangelo is embroiled in a Twitter scandal. Most fascinating, we discuss LeBron's legacy and what it must be like to coach him.

May 31, 2018
Warriors Cavs NBA Finals Preview
41:02

Join Coach Nick as he lends his expert opinions to the discussion on the Cavs vs Warriors NBA Finals rematch IV. Mike Zavagno of Fear The Sword weighs in from the Cleveland side, while Eric Apricot of BBALLBREAKDOWN and GoldenStateOfMind.com discusses what the Warriors need to do. And to top it off, Dave DuFour comes on the show to sprinkle in his takes.

May 30, 2018
Celtics Jekyll & Hyde Saga Continues As They Win Game 5
35:00

The Celtics again looked like world beaters in dispatching the Cleveland Cavaliers in Boston. What looked like a lost series now has the Green in the driver's seat, only needing one win to get back to the NBA Finals for the first time in 9 years.

May 24, 2018
The Rockets Resolve Upends The Wacky Warriors In Game 4
32:40

Despite Steph Curry's 17 point 3rd quarter, which had propelled the Warriors to a comfortable 10 point lead, the Rockets continued to battle behind some crazy tough shot making, and hung on in the end to even this series at 2-2.

May 23, 2018
The Cavaliers Win Ugly In Game 4
34:01

The Cavaliers took Game 4 and even the series at 2-2 versus the Boston Celtics. While that is certainly a positive thing for Cleveland, Boston played about as poorly as a team could play for certain stretches, causing all to stare at the screen with the "Who Farted?" expression on our faces.

May 22, 2018
How The Warriors Short Circuited The Rockets In Game 3
33:28

The Warriors rode another 3rd quarter wave, including a Super Saiyan performance from Steph Curry, to a big win versus the Rockets. With a 2-1 lead and another game at home, Golden State is in good position to take this series. 

Coach Nick and Dave also go through Game 3 of the Cavaliers Celtics series and whether or not the Cavs can repeat their scintillating shooting in Game 4 tonight.

May 21, 2018
The Rockets Embarass The Warriors In Game 2
31:32

The Rockets continued to mercilessly attack Steph Curry in isolation, and their role players went super nova from all over the floor. The Warriors need a couple of solutions defensively, and clean up their unforced turnovers. The Rockets can breathe a little bit, knowing they stood up and took a must win game heading into Oakland for Game 3.

May 17, 2018
The Celtics Did It Again To The Cavaliers
36:30

While the Cavaliers came out strong behind some incredible scoring by LeBron, the Celtics slowly pulled away throughout the 2nd half. They now have a strangle hold on this series, and find out why Brad Stevens has got his guys executing exactly the way he wants them.

May 16, 2018
How The Warriors Dismantled The Rockets
41:49

As part of our live post game coverage of each of the Conference Finals games, Coach Nick and Dave DuFour go in depth to explain how Kevin Durant exploded for 37 points to lead the Golden State Warriors over James Harden's 41 points and the Houston Rockets.

They also discuss Game 1 between the Cavaliers and the Celtics - the matchups that were and weren't working that enabled Boston to hang one of the worst playoff losses LeBron has ever faced. 

May 15, 2018
How The Warriors Went Completely Against Analytics
30:00

The trend in the NBA, based on advanced analytics, is to shoot more 3s and shots in the paint, and avoid the midrange long 2's like the plague. In a shocking development, the Golden State Warriors of all teams bucked that trend this year, getting tremendous results in the process. Ben Cohen of the Wall Street Journal expands on his excellent article detailing how the Warriors altered their offense so significantly.

May 11, 2018
Can The Sixers Extend The Celtics? How Did The Cavs Vanquish The Raptors Again?
42:30

Join Coach Nick as he welcomes Brady Klopfer (NBA Writer for BBALLBREAKDOWN and SBNation) to discuss the Sixers rousing Game 4 win. Mike Zavagno of FearTheSword.com and Cavalytics Podcast goes in depth on the Cavaliers and what they were doing with their Xs and Os to beat the Raptors. And Jared Weiss (Celtics writer for The Athletic) breaks down the Celtics side, and what they have to look forward to beyond the Sixers.

May 09, 2018
How The Celtics And Rockets Won Handily
41:13

Coach Nick welcomed on the show BBALLBREAKDOWN Senior Writer Bryan Toporek to discuss the Sixers issues in Game 1. Associate editor of Salt City Hoops Dan Clayton broke down how the Jazz brokedown in their opener. And Best Friend of the Breakdown Jared Weiss (The Athletic) joins us to discuss the Rockets and the Celtics.

May 02, 2018
The Pelicans Fly, Wizards Wiz, and The Pacers Grind
42:21

On the show today, Yahoo NBA Senior Writer Michael Lee discusses what the Wizards have done to get back in their series, OKC Thunder Beat Writer Erik Horne discusses the Thunder series. And Dylan Hughes of 8points9sesconds.com joins us for an informative session on what the Pacers have been doing to combat the Cavaliers.

Apr 25, 2018
Playoff Recap, Timberwolves Bite Rockets, Pelicans Sweep
40:58

Coach Nick welcomes on the show Dave DuFour to run down Sunday's games: The surprise Bucks get back in the series, the Raptors getting a little tight in the collar, the Spurs hang on, and the Cavaliers avoid catastrophe.

Apr 23, 2018
Live Post Game Show: The Playoff Madness Of The First Round
46:50

Is there any hope for the Miami Heat?

Can the Sixers make a run to the finals?

Will OKC make it past the Jazz?

Apr 20, 2018
Making Sense Of The 1st 4 Days Of The NBA PLAYOFFS
42:42

As part of his weekly SBNation Radio Show, Coach Nick welcomed on Eli Horowitz, an assistant coach at Cal Tech and WNBA Writer, to discuss how the Warriors have won 2 games against the Spurs, as well as the intriguing Rockets vs Timberwolves matchup. 

Tommy Tempesta comes on to discuss functional movement of NBA Players and why certain players struggle to unlock their athletic potential. Derrick Rose and Karl-Anthony Towns are two players they discuss in detail.

And James Holas, AKA @SnottieDrippen, a contributor to bballbreakdown and NBA Analyst, breaks down what's happening in the Pacers Cavaliers series (OLADIPO!!), and if the Bucks can even get back into their series against the Celtics. 

Apr 18, 2018
The Complete CORRUPTION Of AAU Basketball
46:52

Coach Nick welcomes JAG, a former AAU Coach from Los Angeles, as he recounts his experiences with shoe companies and colleges infecting the system with money, cars, and other gifts. Currently, JAG is a musical artist, and his current album is "Dalton Ave." Follow him @southcentralJAG 

Apr 13, 2018
NBA PLAYOFFS PREVIEW
41:17

Coach Nick welcomes on James Holas, AKA @SnottieDrippen, to go through all the matchups. Find out who we think will be an upset and which series we're looking forward to most. 

Apr 12, 2018
Are You READY For The PLAYOFFS?
42:34

Coach Nick welcomes on the show today Ronnie Nunn - NBA referee for 19 years and Head Of Officials for 5 more, to discuss the growing animosity between the players and the referees. Pacers beat reporter J. Michael of IndyStarSports.com comes on to discuss their surprising season. Plus, former Video Coordinator for the Spurs, Clippers, and Australian National Team Mo Dakhil describes what's it like to prepare for the playoffs. 

Apr 11, 2018
The NBA Playoff Race Is INSANE
38:53

Coach Nick welcomes on the show Jared Weiss to go over the Eastern Conference playoff race, Dave DuFour to discuss the West, and Jeff Diepenbrock to discuss how Villanova is changing the college game.

Apr 04, 2018
Who Should Win All The End Of Season Awards?
41:17
Description: Coach Nick breaks down the best rookie class since LeBron entered the league, discusses with Jeff Diepenbrock what it’s like to prepare for the NCAA Tournmanet from a video coordinator’s perspective and Dave DuFour hops in to go over all of the end of season awards.
Mar 28, 2018
Have Lakers Fans Lost All Patience?
40:18

Are the Lakers going in the right direction?

Who are the free agents they realistically have a chance at getting?

Can the fans stay with them long enough to get back to winning time?

Mar 23, 2018
Blazers Surprise, UMBC Upset, Coaches On The Hot Seat
42:53

Coach Nick's live SBNation Radio show, brought to you without interruptions. Sean Highkin broke down what's going on with the surprise Trail Blazers, Adam Stanco discussed the shocking upset of Virginia in the NCAA Tournament, and Steve Kyler (Basketball Insiders) gives a run down on which coaches are most likely getting fired after this season.

Mar 21, 2018
🚨🚨EMERGENCY Tyronn Lue Steps Down Podcast🚨🚨
49:14

Why has Tyronn Lue Stepped down temporarily as the Cavs Coach?

What does this mean fro the title hopes in Cleveland?

Did you see the biggest upset in March Madness history?

Mar 19, 2018
NCAA Picks, Playing Center In The 90's NBA
55:22

Who is getting upset in the NCAA tournament?

What is the real value of a basketball scholarship?

What was it like playing in the NBA in the 90s?

Mar 15, 2018
The Cavs WON'T Make It To The ECF? WUT
42:35

Mike Zavagno of Fear The Sword give his X's and O's insights into what is wrong with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Emio Tomeoni AKA The NBA Storyteller joins us to discuss his incredible deep dives into NBA lore, plus Dave DuFour finishes us off with a run through the Eastern Conference.

Mar 10, 2018
If Harden Doesn't Win The MVP...
38:05

Who are the MVP candidates behind James Harden?

Can the Spurs be a factor when Kawhi comes back?

Is there a battle being waged for the soul of basketball?

Mar 09, 2018
Lakers Surge, Celtics Bench, and Curry vs Harden
42:47

In episode 3 of Coach Nick's new SB Nation Weekly Radio show, he welcomes Jeff Diepenbrock to discuss what he's seeing in the resurgent Lakers (Randle, Ingram). Jared Weiss of the Celtics Wire and CLNS Media gave his insider information on where Boston is heading. And Dave DuFour comes on to discuss who's better: James Harden or Steph Curry.

Coach Nick rants a little about how Kevin Love was treated by former teammates in light of his battle with panic attacks. 

Mar 07, 2018
"Chicks Dig The Long Ball"
41:47

Don't miss the latest from Coach Nick as he discusses how the league's style is not only shifting to more 3 pointers, but the game is being refereed differently as well. David Gardner of Bleacher Report joins him to give keen insight into prospects who will get drafted soon, Dave DuFour discusses the hottest team in the NBA: The Rockets. And tons more NBA analysis. YOU IN?

Feb 28, 2018
DPOY Problems, Zaza Dirty, Harden Legal
47:56

Why is choosing the defensive player of the year troubling?

Is Zaza Pachulia a dirty player?

Does James Harden need to be called for traveling more?

Feb 26, 2018
The Kawhi Controversy and Cuban Conundrum
40:04

What is going on with the Kawhi Leonard injury controversy?

Can the Raptors get to the NBA Finals?

Will Mark Cuban survive this sexual harassment scandal surrounding the Mavs?

Feb 23, 2018
Are The Celtics A Mirage? Who's The Hottest Team? Rookies To Watch
41:08

Join Coach Nick as he broadcasts his brand new radio show on SBNation Radio. Listen in live every Tuesday at 8PM EST on your local SBNation FM Radio station, or stream it at SBNationRadio.com

Feb 21, 2018
Why The Jazz Are The Hottest Team In The NBA
35:48

How have the Jazz built this 10 game winning streak?

Is rudy Gobert as important offensively as defensively?

Will Utah keep this pace up and make the playoffs?

Feb 14, 2018
What's Wrong With The Warriors?
34:36

The Warriors have struggled recently, and their starting five's Net Rating since Steph Curry returned 19 games ago (-5.7) should have them a bit worried. 

Do the Warriors need to be concerned?
What can Steve Kerr do to shake them out of their doldrums?
Does Klay Thompson get frozen out?

Feb 13, 2018
🚨How The Cavs Made The Trade Deadline INSANE🚨
46:34

The Cavaliers got right back into relevancy with a stunning set of trades, completely revamping their roster for one last shot at a title before LeBron potentially leaves. Dwyane Wade asked to be traded back to Miami, Rodney Hood and George Hill get into the starting lineup, and Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance get the chance to go deeper in the playoffs than they've ever done before.

Oh, and there were a ton of OTHER trades we went through as well. WUT!

Feb 08, 2018
The Trade Deadline Looms
43:39

Are the Cavs going to make a trade?

Will the Warriors try to upgrade their roster?

Is Anthony Davis the kind of player to carry his teams to wins?

Feb 06, 2018
The Real Reasons Why Jason Kidd Got Fired
33:29

Coach Nick discusses the Jason Kidd firing with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Bucks Beat Reporter Matt Velazquez to get the inside scoop as to why ownership let their head coach go and when they did it.

Feb 02, 2018
A Trip Across The Entire NBA With Danny LeRoux
38:01

Who won the Paul George for Victor Oladipo Trade?

Is Roberson really the key to OKC’s defense?

Which teams should blow it up and start over?

Jan 31, 2018
Rob Perez On The Clippers, Kawhi Being A Bad Guy, Kyrie vs IT
33:48

How will the Clippers look after the trade deadline passes?

Can Kawhi be seen as a bad guy?

How can anyone beat the Warriors?

Jan 31, 2018
🚨EMERGENCY BLAKE GRIFFIN TRADE PODCAST🚨
27:51

Another Woj Bomb, as the Clippers sent (former) All Star Blake Griffin, Willie Reed, Brice Johnson to the Pistons for starters Tobias Harris and Avery Bradley, alongside Boban Marjanovic, and a first- and second-round draft pick. James Holas, AKA @snottiedrippen, joins Coach Nick to discuss the trade, and other potential trades coming up.

Jan 30, 2018
The Severe NBA Injury And Trade Deadline Podcast
43:15

What does Boogie’s achilles injury mean for his career and free agency?

How does OKC handle the season ending injury of Andre Roberson?

What trades will get done by the trade deadline?

Jan 29, 2018
Clippers Guard Ty Wallace On Making It In The NBA
18:46

What happens if you don’t make the opening night roster of an NBA team?

How does 4 years in college prepare you for the NBA?

What really happened when some Rockets stormed the Clippers locker room?

Jan 27, 2018
🚨🚨 JASON KIDD FIRED: Emergency Podcast 🚨🚨
33:00

This afternoon, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN broke the news that the Milwaukee Bucks fired Jason Kidd. Was this the right decision? What details on the court led to this team underachieving? Who should take over? All this and more. You In?

Jan 22, 2018
Warriors vs Cavs: What We Can Take Away
36:22

What exactly happened in the cavs vs Warriors game

How does this impact a potential finals rematch?

Should the Cavaliers make a trade?

Jan 16, 2018
Cavs Done, Bulls Run, Bucks Fun
36:16

Is LeBron geting frustrated?

Are the Bulls on their way to glory?

Will the Bucks finally figure it out once Jabari is back?

Jan 12, 2018
Should NBA Coaches Freeze Out ESPN? Plus Filipino Basketball Fever
46:49

Former Grantland Senior Editor and author of two books ("Pacific Rims" and "Two and Two") joins Coach Nick to discuss the ramifications of Rick Carlisle and Steve Kerr's response to ESPN's reporting on Lavar Ball.

Jan 10, 2018
Surprise Breakout Players, Cavs Potential Trade, Lavar Insanity
54:38

Has Luke Walton lost the locker room?

Who are some of the surprise break out players this year?

Will the Cavs make a deal to improve their roster?

Jan 08, 2018
Raptors For Real, Bucks Congeal, Wizards Can Heal
40:50

Do the Raptors finally have what it takes to beat the Cavs?

Are the Bucks making progress?

What is up with the Wizards and the rest of the East?

Jan 02, 2018
Did The REFS Screw The ROCKETS?
37:50

Coach Nick and Dave DuFour are back at it going through the crazy game last night where the Rockets blew a 26 point lead in Boston, culminating in a pair of offensive fouls called on Harden to seal their fate. Plus, we discuss how the Thunder are playing so much better and if there is any smoke, or fire, in Milwaukee surrounding Jason Kidd. 

Dec 29, 2017
Knicks, Celtics, Rockets, Sixers And NBA Mailbag
37:58

Have the Knicks turned a corner?

Why have the Celtics faltered recently?

Is Brett Brown on the hot seat?

Plus LOTS more from around the NBA. 

Dec 22, 2017
NBA Trainer Micah Lancaster On Working With Oladipo
35:56

Micah Lancaster is a skill enhancement trainer who has worked with a lot of NBA players to improve their output on the court. He joins Coach Nick to discuss some of the training methods he used with Victor Oladipo, which have been working so well, Oladipo is in the lead for Most Improved Player this year. 

Dec 15, 2017
Sunday Night Recap Of NBA Games
53:42

Coach Nick welcomes on correspondents from BBALLBREAKDOWN.COM to share their insights into the games played yesterday. Find out how Victor Oladipo thrilled the crowd to victory and how the Pelicans outlasted the Sixers.

Dec 11, 2017
Thunder Woes, Kawhi's Return, Donovan Mitchell Boss
39:11

Will the Thunder make a trade this year?

What does Kawhi’s imminent return mean to the Spurs and the western conference?

Is Donovan Mitchell the real deal for the Utah Jazz?

Dec 04, 2017
Cavaliers Beat Writer JOE VARDON
32:34

Join Coach Nick and Cavs insider Joe Vardon as they discuss the future of Derrick Rose and if/when he'll come back to the team. Ever wondered how much influence LeBron has over the coaching staff? And which dominos will fall once Tristan Thompson and Isaiah Thomas return from injury?

Dec 01, 2017
Dave Fizdale Fired, Blake Injured, Coach's Hot Seat
46:55

Why the hell was Dave Fizdale fired?

What happens to the Clippers now that Blake is out?

Which other coaches are on the hot seat?

Nov 29, 2017
Spurs Guard Brandon Paul On His Journey To The NBA
23:40

Spurs guard Brandon Paul took a circuitous route to get to the NBA, and he sat down to discuss his journey across the globe with Coach Nick. 

How did Brandon Paul make it to the NBA as a 26 year old rookie?

What did he learn along the way that kept him on that path?

Did his time in Europe help him improve to get to the next level?

And DON'T MISS Coach Nick's other podcast on culture & politics called: "Can You Hear Me Shaking My Head?"

Nov 20, 2017
Are The Celtics Too Legit To Quit?
44:24

How did the Celtics extend their winning streak over the Warriors?

Can this be a potential finals match up?

What’s the deal with Lonzo Ball?

Nov 17, 2017
Celtics And Pistons Hot Starts or Should The Jazz Tank?
46:10

Coach Nick and Dave DuFour get together to discuss the hot 3 point shooting from unlikely players like Tobias Harris, along with the Pistons surprisingly hot start. Is Lonzo Ball going to get it together on the court and live up to the hype? What should the Utah Jazz do in the wake of the Rudy Gobert injury that will keep him out 4-6 weeks?

Nov 13, 2017
Lakers Celtics Rivalry, Wiggins And More NBA
39:33

How are the young Lakers keeping it together?

Is Kyrie a different player in Boston?

How can Andrew Wiggins improve?

Nov 09, 2017
Inside The Clippers With Scout Dave Severns
47:07

Clippers pro personnel scout Dave Severns joins Coach Nick to discuss how the Clippers have surprised many with their play to begin the season:

How has Blake Griffin improved his shot so dramatically?

What is the definition of an open shot?

Are the Clippers a serious contender?

Nov 01, 2017
What Is Wrong With The Cavs & Warriors
41:19

Coach Nick and Dave DuFour recorded their live Periscope show, discussing Cavaliers and Warriors, plus take questions from the audience. 

What is wrong with the Cavs and the Warriors?

Are the Magic For Real?

Can the Pistons Make a break through this year?

Oct 30, 2017
How NBA Teams Run Their Practice
47:48

Chris Oliver, head coach at the University of Windsor and founder of BasketballImmersion.com, shared his thoughts on attending 4 different NBA teams practices during training camp. Rare insight behind the curtain of how the Pistons, Cavaliers, Bucks, and Pacers ran their practices and taught the game.

Oct 26, 2017
"I Dont wanna be here" Podcast
50:00

Coach Nick and Dave DuFour dive deep into the NBA news and what's happening on the court. They run the gamut from the Suns to the Knicks and everywhere in between:

Where will Eric Bledsoe get traded?

How damn good is Giannis?

Why oh why did we sleep so hard on the Grizzlies?

Oct 24, 2017
Tim Bontemps On Bucks, Pistons, Warriors And MORE NBA
35:46

Tim Bontemps in the National NBA Writer for the Washington Post, and he lends his expert insight in his discussion with Coach Nick. 

Can the Bucks make a run at the top of the conference?

What happens to the Celtics without Hayward?

Have The Warriors Ruined the NBA?

Oct 20, 2017
NBA Awards Predictions
44:43

What are our predictions for the major NBA awards?

Who will be on the hot seat?

How will the Conferences shake out?

Oct 16, 2017
The Skill Of Availability, Monk, Embiid, Wiggins and MORE NBA
38:42

Will Malik Monk Make Kemba expendable?

Can Kyrie Irving become a leader in Boston?

Does Andrew Wiggins know he’s now the 3rd option?

Oct 13, 2017
Embiid Extension And Newfound Russ
41:57

Coach Nick, as always, is joined by James Holas (twitter.com/snottiedrippen) to discuss:

Is the Joel Embiid extension worth it?

How has Russell Westbrook fit in with his new teammates?

Should NFL athletes take a knee?

Oct 11, 2017
Ball In The Nets, Rockets Blast Off, Thunder Raining
37:32

Will the Nets be better than we all think?

How have the rockets integrated CP3 into their offense?

Can OKC give the Warriors a run for their money?

Oct 09, 2017
All Hail Kyle Kuzma, Clippers, All Star Shirts & Skins
41:02

How is Kyle Kuzma the best player on the lakers?

Are the Clippers good enough to make the playoffs?

Did the All Star Game just get better?

Oct 06, 2017
ESPN's David Thorpe On Training NBA Players
46:30

Author of "Basketball Is Jazz," ESPN's David Thorpe joins Coach Nick to discuss basketball training methods and general coaching. 

What’s the difference in training methods in Europe vs America?

Are coaches in general evolving with the game?

What are some of the things Coach Thorpe has done with his NBA players to improve them?

Oct 04, 2017
Dwyane Wade Is The Latest Domino To Fall
40:12

Noah Coslov, radio host on Sirius XM NBA Radio, and host of The Pace and Space podcast as well as a new pod called The Follow Up, joins Coach Nick to discuss the whacky off season and so many stars changing teams. 

Will Dwyane Wade help the Cavaliers enough?

Can Chris Paul and James Harden play together well enough to beat the Warriors?

Can OKC possibly make it work with their big 3?

Sep 29, 2017
CARMELO ANTHONY Emergency Podcast 🚨
22:50

Will Carmelo Fit In With The Thunder?

How Will Russ change his role to fit his new teammates?

Can Billy Donovan solve the riddle and make this team a contender?

Sep 24, 2017
Rocket(s) Man Curtlow
36:12

Curtlow, as always, an entertaining guest with his takes on the Rockets, joins Coach Nick to discuss the upcoming season:

Will the Rockets ever get Carmelo?

Does he make them good enough to beat the Warriors?

Should James Harden have won the MVP award?

Sep 22, 2017
NBA Mailbag: Heat, Thunder, Who You Keeping: Dray or Klay?
39:25

Can the Heat compete for the top of the East?

Draymond Or Klay? You can Only keep one.

What will OKC do if the Russ Paul George Experiment isn’t working?

Sep 15, 2017
Our NBA Fantasy Sleeper Picks
30:38

Why has it been the dog days of the season recently?

Who are the biggest fantasy sleepers this year?

How excited should we be for the Nuggets?

Sep 14, 2017
What Will The New NBA Draft Look Like
41:07

What will the NBA Draft look like in the future?

Is tanking good for the NBA?

How should we decide who gets into the hall of fame?

Sep 08, 2017
Rockets Sale And WHO Are The Most AVERAGE Players In The NBA
40:31

Will the rockets change under new ownership?

Can the Bucks get back into contention in the East?

What does the Average NBA player look like?

Sep 06, 2017
My Love Letter To The Triangle Offense
33:47

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Coach Nick explained why he is so dedicated to the Triangle Offense and its principles - from coaching it at the High School level, to spending time with Tex Winter discussing how to implement it. 

Sep 02, 2017
Isaiah Hip Hop, Vegas Over Under, What Is A Superstar?
42:48

Coach Nick and James tease their ultimate Russell Westbrook battle podcast as well as address these questions:

What is up with Isaiah Thomas’s hip injury?

Can The Cavaliers survive if he can’t play?

How good are the Vegas oddsmakers’ over under predictions?

Aug 30, 2017
The Golden Age Of The NBA With Author Adam Criblez
42:37

What was the NBA like in the 70s?

How did dribbling improve so dramatically back then?

Was 1976 truly the golden age of the NBA?

Adam Criblez joins Coach Nick to discuss the NBA in the 1970's as researched in Criblez's new book "Tall Tales And Short Shorts - Dr. J, Pistol Pete, And The Birth Of The Modern NBA."

Aug 29, 2017
Will The Kyrie Trade Be Voided? Noel Screwed?
41:34

Will the Kyrie Irving trade go through?

Did the Cavaliers improve enough to beat the Warriors?

How screwed is Nerlens Noel?

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Aug 28, 2017
Kyrie Irving Traded To The Celtics
37:23

Did the Celtics give up too much for Kyrie Irving?

Have the Cavs improved enough to beat the Warriors?

Do the Jimmy Butler and Paul George trades look worse now?

Aug 23, 2017
ESPN's Dave McMenamin On Why Kyrie Wants Out Of Cleveland
28:37

Dave McMenamin is an NBA Reporter for ESPN who the insider information on the everything to do with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Coach Nick dives into the Kyrie question and what it's like being a Number 2 to LeBron James.

Aug 10, 2017
The Death Of The Dual GM/Coach Role In The NBA
34:28

Will the dual role of coach and gm become extinct?

How will D’Antoni and Harden affect Chris Paul’s mindset?

Are you as excited as we are for Eurobasket?

Aug 08, 2017
NBA Off Season Grades With Nate Duncan: OKC, CLE, HOU, GSW & MORE
45:39

Which teams had the best off season by far?

How much have the Thunder improved?

Is the Melo to the Rockets trade dead?

Aug 04, 2017
NBA Mailbag: Lavar Ball, Knicks Offense, Our Rule Changes and LOTS more
40:09

Is Lavar Ball good for the game?

What Will Hornacek’s Offense look like this year?

What changes would we make with the NBA rules?

Jul 31, 2017
NBA Mailbag: Javale, Rodney Hood, Celtics, and More!
41:00

What will the Knicks look like this season?

Can Javale McGee improve enough to be a starter?

How do Dave and I watch NBA Games?

Jul 28, 2017
Are Kyrie And Melo Connected? It's Been A Rough Free Agency
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What is the latest in the Kyrie Irving Experience Situation?

How Does Carmelo Anthony fit into all of this?

Why has the free agent market dried up so quickly?

Jul 24, 2017
Emergency Kyrie Irving Situation Podcast
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Did Kyrie Really just request a trade from the Cavaliers?

Where should he go?

Who should the Cavs get in return

Jul 21, 2017
NBA Summer League: What We Learned And Are Athletes Better Today?
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What can we take away from the Summer League?

Are players now that much more athletic than the 70s?

How deep is the Daryl Morey effect on the league?

Jul 19, 2017
The Lonzo Led Lakers And Houston We Have A Melo
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How Good Will The Lakers Be?

Can Melo Find His Way To Houston?

Who Stood Out In The Summer League?

Jul 17, 2017
The HISTORY of the JUMP SHOT
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Author Shawn Fury joins Coach Nick to discuss his latest book on the origins of the jump shot "Rise And Fire." This is a fascinating discussion that delves not only into the history of the jump shot itself, but the evolution of the mechanics of the most exciting shot in basketball.

Who invented the jump shot?

How did it evolve?

Will the 3 pointer forever change the game going forward?

Jul 14, 2017
Gordon Hayward To The Celtics, Galinari To Clippers, NBA Free Agency
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How does the Gordon Hayward signing affect the Celtics?

Does Danilo Gallinari make the Clippers better?

Have the Warriors made the best off season moves thus far?

Jul 05, 2017
NBA Free Agency Recap: Paul George, Chris Paul, Paul Millsap and MORE
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Has OKC done enough to improve?

How will Chris Paul fit in Houston?

What does every other free agent move mean to the NBA?

Jul 03, 2017
Why Harden Needed CP3 and the Knicks Didn't Need Phil
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What is Daryl Morey trying to do?

Will Chris Paul fit in with James Harden?

And what does the end of the Phil Jackson era mean to the Knicks?

Jun 29, 2017