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Bucks GM Jon Horst and NBA Today host Malika Andrews

Milwaukee Bucks GM Jon Horst on the franchise's first championship in 50 years, the burden and responsibility of supporting Giannis' generational talent, how the MVP dictates Bucks' culture and the GM's new extension; Malika Andrews on Kyrie Irving and the Nets, Ben Simmons and the Sixers and hosting ESPN's new daily show, the NBA Today. 

Bucks GM Jon Horst and NBA Today host Malika Andrews

Milwaukee Bucks GM Jon Horst on the franchise's first championship in 50 years, the burden and responsibility of supporting Giannis' generational talent, how the MVP dictates Bucks' culture and the GM's new extension; Malika Andrews on Kyrie Irving and the Nets, Ben Simmons and the Sixers and hosting ESPN's new daily show, the NBA Today. 

54:58

15 Oct 21

Trail Blazers coach Chauncey Billups

Portland Trail Blazers coach Chauncey Billups joins The Woj Pod to discuss selling Damian Lillard on his program, choosing coaching over management, what Ty Lue taught him with Clippers, much more. 

Trail Blazers coach Chauncey Billups

Portland Trail Blazers coach Chauncey Billups joins The Woj Pod to discuss selling Damian Lillard on his program, choosing coaching over management, what Ty Lue taught him with Clippers, much more. 

39:47

11 Oct 21

Malcolm Brogdon

Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon joins The Woj Pod to discuss the arrival of Rick Carlisle as coach, witnessing Bucks' championship run, Giannis, the WaterBowl Fantasy Football League benefitting his clean water initiative in Africa, much more.  

Malcolm Brogdon

Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon joins The Woj Pod to discuss the arrival of Rick Carlisle as coach, witnessing Bucks' championship run, Giannis, the WaterBowl Fantasy Football League benefitting his clean water initiative in Africa, much more.  

30:45

24 Aug 21

CJ McCollum

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum on his election as the NBPA's President to replace Chris Paul, the future of Super Teams in the NBA, looming challenges facing league and union, Damian Lillard, Blazers' team success in his tenure, and much more. 

CJ McCollum

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum on his election as the NBPA's President to replace Chris Paul, the future of Super Teams in the NBA, looming challenges facing league and union, Damian Lillard, Blazers' team success in his tenure, and much more. 

39:08

20 Aug 21

Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams

Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams joins The Woj Pod: Getting over the NBA Finals loss to the Bucks, the ways he pushed himself to evolve and change as a head coach, Gregg Popovich, John Thompson and much more in an illuminating visit with the @NBA_Coaches coach of the year. 

Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams

Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams joins The Woj Pod: Getting over the NBA Finals loss to the Bucks, the ways he pushed himself to evolve and change as a head coach, Gregg Popovich, John Thompson and much more in an illuminating visit with the @NBA_Coaches coach of the year. 

50:33

13 Aug 21

Woj and Lowe Draft Special

ESPN's Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod to discuss the top of Thursday's star studded draft, the biggest names who could be on the move, and a loaded point guard market.

Woj and Lowe Draft Special

ESPN's Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod to discuss the top of Thursday's star studded draft, the biggest names who could be on the move, and a loaded point guard market.

29:37

25 Jul 21

Cody Zeller and Mike Schmitz

Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller on his part in the wild 2013 NBA Draft that included Giannis, his looming free agency, how to embrace your role in the league, much more. Plus, ESPN Draft Analyst Mike Schmitz on the latest ahead of Thursday night's draft. 

Cody Zeller and Mike Schmitz

Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller on his part in the wild 2013 NBA Draft that included Giannis, his looming free agency, how to embrace your role in the league, much more. Plus, ESPN Draft Analyst Mike Schmitz on the latest ahead of Thursday night's draft. 

01:03:32

24 Jul 21

RE-AIR: THE GIANNIS DRAFT Ep. 1: Who is Giannis?

He was a Greek teen of Nigerian descent, hawking trinkets on the streets of Athens. And when he started playing basketball, few people knew what to make of Giannis Antetokounmpo. The only thing the scouts could see was that he was all arms and legs. The only thing Giannis could envision was an opportunity for his family.

RE-AIR: THE GIANNIS DRAFT Ep. 1: Who is Giannis?

He was a Greek teen of Nigerian descent, hawking trinkets on the streets of Athens. And when he started playing basketball, few people knew what to make of Giannis Antetokounmpo. The only thing the scouts could see was that he was all arms and legs. The only thing Giannis could envision was an opportunity for his family.

44:19

20 Jul 21

RE-AIR: THE GIANNIS DRAFT Ep. 2: Shut him down

After a showcase in a coastal Italian town, the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks had seen enough. And yet, it was the Hawks' courtship that secured a promise for the franchise to believe they had an inside track on drafting Giannis. And when Giannis touched down in Atlanta prior to the draft, the organization became even more obsessed with making this Greek teen a Hawk.

RE-AIR: THE GIANNIS DRAFT Ep. 2: Shut him down

After a showcase in a coastal Italian town, the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks had seen enough. And yet, it was the Hawks' courtship that secured a promise for the franchise to believe they had an inside track on drafting Giannis. And when Giannis touched down in Atlanta prior to the draft, the organization became even more obsessed with making this Greek teen a Hawk.

29:35

20 Jul 21

RE-AIR: THE GIANNIS DRAFT Ep. 3: And with the 15th pick

From Atlanta to New York, Giannis' new American journey delivered him to the NBA draft. First, he needed to understand how it all worked. He needed a suit. He needed a Greek flag. And he needed a team. No one knew who would be selected no. 1. As the picks started to come off the board, Giannis Antetokounmpo finally wondered whether this grand plan would all come together.

RE-AIR: THE GIANNIS DRAFT Ep. 3: And with the 15th pick

From Atlanta to New York, Giannis' new American journey delivered him to the NBA draft. First, he needed to understand how it all worked. He needed a suit. He needed a Greek flag. And he needed a team. No one knew who would be selected no. 1. As the picks started to come off the board, Giannis Antetokounmpo finally wondered whether this grand plan would all come together.

31:11

20 Jul 21

Orlando Magic coach Jamahl Mosley

Orlando Magic coach Jamahl Mosley joins The Woj Pod to discuss the challenge of the franchise's rebuild, what Luka Doncic taught him, the journey of African-American assistants in the NBA, his MMA training, and much more. 

Orlando Magic coach Jamahl Mosley

Orlando Magic coach Jamahl Mosley joins The Woj Pod to discuss the challenge of the franchise's rebuild, what Luka Doncic taught him, the journey of African-American assistants in the NBA, his MMA training, and much more. 

31:18

14 Jul 21

Lindsay Gottlieb

Lindsay Gottlieb joins The Woj Pod to discuss her time as an assistant coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers, from being a part of a rebuild to having her own locker room, what success for women in the NBA looks like, and what she'll take from her NBA experience as she moves back to women's college basketball as the head coach at USC.

Lindsay Gottlieb

Lindsay Gottlieb joins The Woj Pod to discuss her time as an assistant coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers, from being a part of a rebuild to having her own locker room, what success for women in the NBA looks like, and what she'll take from her NBA experience as she moves back to women's college basketball as the head coach at USC.

37:12

28 Jun 21

ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon

ESPN's Tim Bontemps joins The Woj Pod to discuss Brad Stevens’ first move as president of basketball operations trading Kemba Walker to Oklahoma City and what it means for the Celtics in the near and long term. Plus, ESPN's Tim MacMahon on the changes in Dallas and how the Mavericks need synergy from the top down as they build around Luka Doncic.

ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon

ESPN's Tim Bontemps joins The Woj Pod to discuss Brad Stevens’ first move as president of basketball operations trading Kemba Walker to Oklahoma City and what it means for the Celtics in the near and long term. Plus, ESPN's Tim MacMahon on the changes in Dallas and how the Mavericks need synergy from the top down as they build around Luka Doncic.

34:37

18 Jun 21

ESPN's Malika Andrews

ESPN's Malika Andrews joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Bucks-Nets, Mike Budenholzer's future, Hawks-Sixers, emerging head coaching candidates and much, much more. 

ESPN's Malika Andrews

ESPN's Malika Andrews joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Bucks-Nets, Mike Budenholzer's future, Hawks-Sixers, emerging head coaching candidates and much, much more. 

36:01

11 Jun 21

ESPN's Bobby Marks

ESPN's Front-Office Insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss the challenges facing Boston's Brad Stevens with his elevation to run the franchise's basketball operations, the Clippers-Mavs, Lakers-Suns and anticipation for the Bucks-Nets series. 

ESPN's Bobby Marks

ESPN's Front-Office Insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss the challenges facing Boston's Brad Stevens with his elevation to run the franchise's basketball operations, the Clippers-Mavs, Lakers-Suns and anticipation for the Bucks-Nets series. 

37:20

3 Jun 21

Mike Breen and Jerry Ferrara on the Knicks and Kevin Negandhi on 76ers

Mike Breen and Jerry Ferrara join The Woj Pod to discuss the renaissance of the Knicks and Madison Square Garden in these NBA Playoffs, including why Jerry didn’t name his new son Julius. Also: ESPN’s Kevin Negandhi on his hometown 76ers. 

Mike Breen and Jerry Ferrara on the Knicks and Kevin Negandhi on 76ers

Mike Breen and Jerry Ferrara join The Woj Pod to discuss the renaissance of the Knicks and Madison Square Garden in these NBA Playoffs, including why Jerry didn’t name his new son Julius. Also: ESPN’s Kevin Negandhi on his hometown 76ers. 

38:30

27 May 21

Woj and Lowe Play-In and Playoffs Preview

Woj and ESPN's Zach Lowe discuss the league's commitment to the play-in tournament, the first round playoff matchups they are most intrigued by, and look ahead to the offseason.

Woj and Lowe Play-In and Playoffs Preview

Woj and ESPN's Zach Lowe discuss the league's commitment to the play-in tournament, the first round playoff matchups they are most intrigued by, and look ahead to the offseason.

01:04:02

18 May 21

Jayson Tatum & Harvey Araton

Boston Celtics All-NBA forward Jayson Tatum joins The Woj Pod to discuss the franchise’s uneven season, his growth as a franchise player, all-NBA candidacy, fighting through the aftermath of COVID, Kobe Bryant and much more; Also: Best-selling author Harvey Araton on the Knicks season, Tom Thibodeau, and his book, “Our Last Season.” 

Jayson Tatum & Harvey Araton

Boston Celtics All-NBA forward Jayson Tatum joins The Woj Pod to discuss the franchise’s uneven season, his growth as a franchise player, all-NBA candidacy, fighting through the aftermath of COVID, Kobe Bryant and much more; Also: Best-selling author Harvey Araton on the Knicks season, Tom Thibodeau, and his book, “Our Last Season.” 

01:03:52

14 May 21

Tim Grover

Tim Grover – longtime trainer and confidant of Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan, author a new book, “Winning: The Unforgiving Race to Greatness,” – joins the Woj Pod to go inside the complex dynamics of Kobe and MJ, Kobe’s professional aspirations for Gigi, and much, much more.

Tim Grover

Tim Grover – longtime trainer and confidant of Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan, author a new book, “Winning: The Unforgiving Race to Greatness,” – joins the Woj Pod to go inside the complex dynamics of Kobe and MJ, Kobe’s professional aspirations for Gigi, and much, much more.

35:31

13 May 21

Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young

Atlanta Hawks All-Star guard Trae Young joins The Woj Pod to discuss his All-NBA candidacy, the franchise’s rise to Eastern Conference contender, his desire to see Nate McMillan become permanent coach, his Olympic basketball dreams, the arrival of his signature shoe and much more. 

Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young

Atlanta Hawks All-Star guard Trae Young joins The Woj Pod to discuss his All-NBA candidacy, the franchise’s rise to Eastern Conference contender, his desire to see Nate McMillan become permanent coach, his Olympic basketball dreams, the arrival of his signature shoe and much more. 

28:09

5 May 21

Jay Bilas On NBA Feeder Systems, 2021 NBA Draft & More

ESPN’s Jay Bilas on the changing face of feeder systems to the NBA, the 2021 NBA Draft, the college vs. NBA coaching worlds, Quin Snyder, and the GM job he turned down 13 years ago. 

Jay Bilas On NBA Feeder Systems, 2021 NBA Draft & More

ESPN’s Jay Bilas on the changing face of feeder systems to the NBA, the 2021 NBA Draft, the college vs. NBA coaching worlds, Quin Snyder, and the GM job he turned down 13 years ago. 

57:45

28 Apr 21

New York Knicks' Julius Randle

New York Knicks All-Star forward Julius Randle joins The Woj Pod for an illuminating visit on his starring role in the franchise’s revival, his connection with Tom Thibodeau, how much he’d love a Knicks-Nets playoff series, remembering Kobe, and much, much more. 

New York Knicks' Julius Randle

New York Knicks All-Star forward Julius Randle joins The Woj Pod for an illuminating visit on his starring role in the franchise’s revival, his connection with Tom Thibodeau, how much he’d love a Knicks-Nets playoff series, remembering Kobe, and much, much more. 

38:03

23 Apr 21

Phoenix Suns' Mikal Bridges

Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges joins The Woj Pod to discuss his breakout season, the Suns rise to the top of the West, the impact of Monty Williams and Chris Paul, the benefits of a four-year experience at Villanova, and much more. 

Phoenix Suns' Mikal Bridges

Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges joins The Woj Pod to discuss his breakout season, the Suns rise to the top of the West, the impact of Monty Williams and Chris Paul, the benefits of a four-year experience at Villanova, and much more. 

29:11

15 Apr 21

Jonathan Givony on the 2021 NBA Draft

ESPN's NBA Draft analyst Jonathan Givony joins The Woj Pod to discuss his new Mock Draft, the rise of Baylor's Davion Mitchell, the staying power of the new G-League Ignite program, and much more. 

Jonathan Givony on the 2021 NBA Draft

ESPN's NBA Draft analyst Jonathan Givony joins The Woj Pod to discuss his new Mock Draft, the rise of Baylor's Davion Mitchell, the staying power of the new G-League Ignite program, and much more. 

33:23

9 Apr 21

Woj and Lowe '21 Trade Deadline Show

Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod to discuss Toronto's handling of Kyle Lowry at the NBA trade deadline, possible Aaron Gordon destinations, teams interested in Lonzo Ball, and where guys on the buyout market might end up.

Woj and Lowe '21 Trade Deadline Show

Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod to discuss Toronto's handling of Kyle Lowry at the NBA trade deadline, possible Aaron Gordon destinations, teams interested in Lonzo Ball, and where guys on the buyout market might end up.

21:59

24 Mar 21

Tim Bontemps and Cassidy Hubbarth

ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Cassidy Hubbarth join The Woj Pod to discuss the NBA Trade Deadline and MVP race. 

Tim Bontemps and Cassidy Hubbarth

ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Cassidy Hubbarth join The Woj Pod to discuss the NBA Trade Deadline and MVP race. 

01:01:48

18 Mar 21

Brooklyn guard Joe Harris and ESPN Draft Analyst Mike Schmitz

Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris joins The Woj Pod to discuss James Harden's impact on Harris' career-best season in the NBA, learning to be an indispensable role player among All-Stars, his $75M contract extension and much more. Plus: ESPN Draft Analyst Mike Schmitz on LaMelo Ball's evolution from Chino Hills HS, and why the G League Bubble has benefitted Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga over a season in pandemic college basketball. 

Brooklyn guard Joe Harris and ESPN Draft Analyst Mike Schmitz

Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris joins The Woj Pod to discuss James Harden's impact on Harris' career-best season in the NBA, learning to be an indispensable role player among All-Stars, his $75M contract extension and much more. Plus: ESPN Draft Analyst Mike Schmitz on LaMelo Ball's evolution from Chino Hills HS, and why the G League Bubble has benefitted Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga over a season in pandemic college basketball. 

42:18

2 Mar 21

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony joins The Woj Pod to discuss his revitalization in Portland, inside the 10th anniversary of the Denver-New York trade, how 2010 free agency could've been different for 'Melo and LeBron James, the ill-fated 2004 Athens Olympics and much, much more. 

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony joins The Woj Pod to discuss his revitalization in Portland, inside the 10th anniversary of the Denver-New York trade, how 2010 free agency could've been different for 'Melo and LeBron James, the ill-fated 2004 Athens Olympics and much, much more. 

50:22

22 Feb 21

Jazz GM Justin Zanik; Plus the NBA's Dr. LeRoy Sims

Utah Jazz GM Justin Zanik joins The Woj Pod to discuss the team's remarkable start to the season, the roster-building process with President Dennis Lindsey and coach Quin Snyder, and much more. Also: Dr. Leroy Sims, the NBA's Sr. VP of Medical Affairs, on the challenge and process of getting players vaccinated. 

Jazz GM Justin Zanik; Plus the NBA's Dr. LeRoy Sims

Utah Jazz GM Justin Zanik joins The Woj Pod to discuss the team's remarkable start to the season, the roster-building process with President Dennis Lindsey and coach Quin Snyder, and much more. Also: Dr. Leroy Sims, the NBA's Sr. VP of Medical Affairs, on the challenge and process of getting players vaccinated. 

43:28

19 Feb 21

Bobby Marks on Anthony Davis and Griffin/Drummond

ESPN's Front-Office Insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss the impact of the Anthony Davis injury for the Lakers and LeBron James, the marketplace for Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond, the approaching trade deadline and buyout market, and All-Star Weekend.

Bobby Marks on Anthony Davis and Griffin/Drummond

ESPN's Front-Office Insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss the impact of the Anthony Davis injury for the Lakers and LeBron James, the marketplace for Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond, the approaching trade deadline and buyout market, and All-Star Weekend.

26:22

16 Feb 21

Charlotte's Gordon Hayward

Charlotte Hornets star Gordon Hayward joins The Woj Pod discuss his return to All-Star form, inside his decision to leave the Celtics, the quality of pandemic basketball, LaMelo Ball, much more. 

Charlotte's Gordon Hayward

Charlotte Hornets star Gordon Hayward joins The Woj Pod discuss his return to All-Star form, inside his decision to leave the Celtics, the quality of pandemic basketball, LaMelo Ball, much more. 

43:26

10 Feb 21

76ers' Tobias Harris

Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris joins The Woj Pod to discuss his All-Star candidacy in the Eastern Conference, the Sixers under Doc Rivers, The Tobi-Bobi Show, Joel Embiid, having your father as an agent, dealing with expectations of a max contract and much more. 

76ers' Tobias Harris

Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris joins The Woj Pod to discuss his All-Star candidacy in the Eastern Conference, the Sixers under Doc Rivers, The Tobi-Bobi Show, Joel Embiid, having your father as an agent, dealing with expectations of a max contract and much more. 

42:19

5 Feb 21

Utah's Mike Conley Jr.

Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley Jr., joins The Woj Pod to discuss his overcoming a slow start to his Jazz career, building the best record in the Western Conference, building a candidacy for his first All-Star appearance, how the Jazz mended Mitchell-Gobert relationship, remembering the late Sekou Smith and much more. 

Utah's Mike Conley Jr.

Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley Jr., joins The Woj Pod to discuss his overcoming a slow start to his Jazz career, building the best record in the Western Conference, building a candidacy for his first All-Star appearance, how the Jazz mended Mitchell-Gobert relationship, remembering the late Sekou Smith and much more. 

37:05

28 Jan 21

Ramona Shelburne and Dave McMenamin on the anniversary of Kobe's passing

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Dave McMenamin join The Woj Pod to consider the one year anniversary of Kobe Bryant's tragic death, its impact on the sport and world, memories of his complex persona, personal conversations, his evolution as a teammate and a man, and the transcending of the Mamba Mentality beyond sports, and much more. 

Ramona Shelburne and Dave McMenamin on the anniversary of Kobe's passing

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Dave McMenamin join The Woj Pod to consider the one year anniversary of Kobe Bryant's tragic death, its impact on the sport and world, memories of his complex persona, personal conversations, his evolution as a teammate and a man, and the transcending of the Mamba Mentality beyond sports, and much more. 

59:05

25 Jan 21

Zach Lowe

ESPN's Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Knicks and Nets, the league's battle to stay on the court amid COVID-19, Brandon Ingram's rise with the Pelicans, Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz, some of the best young Black assistants poised to become head coaches in the league, and much more. 

Zach Lowe

ESPN's Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Knicks and Nets, the league's battle to stay on the court amid COVID-19, Brandon Ingram's rise with the Pelicans, Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz, some of the best young Black assistants poised to become head coaches in the league, and much more. 

40:07

22 Jan 21

Bobby Marks on Harden blockbuster

ESPN's Front-Office Insider Bobby Marks joins a special edition of the Woj Pod to breakdown the blockbuster, four-team deal sending All-NBA guard James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets to join Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. 

Bobby Marks on Harden blockbuster

ESPN's Front-Office Insider Bobby Marks joins a special edition of the Woj Pod to breakdown the blockbuster, four-team deal sending All-NBA guard James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets to join Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. 

22:46

14 Jan 21

Houston's Christian Wood

Houston Rockets center Christian Wood joins The Woj Pod to discuss his breakthrough season in the NBA, the chemistry with James Harden, his incredible journey as an undrafted journeyman to a big free agent contract this summer, and much more. 

Houston's Christian Wood

Houston Rockets center Christian Wood joins The Woj Pod to discuss his breakthrough season in the NBA, the chemistry with James Harden, his incredible journey as an undrafted journeyman to a big free agent contract this summer, and much more. 

27:47

12 Jan 21

Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith

New Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith joins The Woj Pod to discuss transforming his fandom into buying franchise, arriving along with Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert extension talks, leveraging NBA platform for social equality and charity and translating success of his tech empire into Jazz culture. 

Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith

New Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith joins The Woj Pod to discuss transforming his fandom into buying franchise, arriving along with Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert extension talks, leveraging NBA platform for social equality and charity and translating success of his tech empire into Jazz culture. 

42:06

6 Jan 21

Kings GM Monte McNair

Sacramento Kings GM Monte McNair joins The Woj Pod to discuss the challenges of taking over a franchise with a 14-year playoff drought, working with Vivek Randadive and Luke Walton, the craziest idea he remembers working in the Rockets front office, his Jim Harbaugh fandom and much more. 

Kings GM Monte McNair

Sacramento Kings GM Monte McNair joins The Woj Pod to discuss the challenges of taking over a franchise with a 14-year playoff drought, working with Vivek Randadive and Luke Walton, the craziest idea he remembers working in the Rockets front office, his Jim Harbaugh fandom and much more. 

39:14

22 Dec 20

Ian Eagle

Turner Sports and Brooklyn broadcaster Ian Eagle joins The Woj Pod to discuss the most anticipated Nets season in history, traveling with the 90s Nets of Derrick Coleman and Chris Morris, drinking with Bill Raftery, broadcasting in the age of COVID and much more. 

Ian Eagle

Turner Sports and Brooklyn broadcaster Ian Eagle joins The Woj Pod to discuss the most anticipated Nets season in history, traveling with the 90s Nets of Derrick Coleman and Chris Morris, drinking with Bill Raftery, broadcasting in the age of COVID and much more. 

40:48

17 Dec 20

Doris Burke on Giannis and Harden

ESPN's Hall of Famer Doris Burke joins The Woj Pod to discuss Giannis and the suspect impact of the super max contract on keeping stars in small markets, James Harden and the Rockets, the Lakers becoming even better, and the league's future with its fans.

Doris Burke on Giannis and Harden

ESPN's Hall of Famer Doris Burke joins The Woj Pod to discuss Giannis and the suspect impact of the super max contract on keeping stars in small markets, James Harden and the Rockets, the Lakers becoming even better, and the league's future with its fans.

37:28

10 Dec 20

Blazers President Neil Olshey

Portland Trail Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey joins The Woj Pod to discuss the importance of established players for teams in a pandemic, retooling the Blazers in free agency, the impact of Carmelo Anthony on his organization, remembering The Bubble and preparing for the chaotic possibilities of a 2020-2021 season amid a raging pandemic. 

Blazers President Neil Olshey

Portland Trail Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey joins The Woj Pod to discuss the importance of established players for teams in a pandemic, retooling the Blazers in free agency, the impact of Carmelo Anthony on his organization, remembering The Bubble and preparing for the chaotic possibilities of a 2020-2021 season amid a raging pandemic. 

31:52

4 Dec 20

THE GIANNIS DRAFT Ep. 1: Who is Giannis?

He was a Greek teen of Nigerian descent, hawking trinkets on the streets of Athens. And when he started playing basketball, few people knew what to make of Giannis Antetokounmpo. The only thing the scouts could see was that he was all arms and legs. The only thing Giannis could envision was an opportunity for his family.

THE GIANNIS DRAFT Ep. 1: Who is Giannis?

He was a Greek teen of Nigerian descent, hawking trinkets on the streets of Athens. And when he started playing basketball, few people knew what to make of Giannis Antetokounmpo. The only thing the scouts could see was that he was all arms and legs. The only thing Giannis could envision was an opportunity for his family.

44:19

16 Nov 20

THE GIANNIS DRAFT Ep. 2: Shut him down

After a showcase in a coastal Italian town, the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks had seen enough. And yet, it was the Hawks' courtship that secured a promise for the franchise to believe they had an inside track on drafting Giannis. And when Giannis touched down in Atlanta prior to the draft, the organization became even more obsessed with making this Greek teen a Hawk.

THE GIANNIS DRAFT Ep. 2: Shut him down

After a showcase in a coastal Italian town, the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks had seen enough. And yet, it was the Hawks' courtship that secured a promise for the franchise to believe they had an inside track on drafting Giannis. And when Giannis touched down in Atlanta prior to the draft, the organization became even more obsessed with making this Greek teen a Hawk.

29:35

16 Nov 20

THE GIANNIS DRAFT Ep. 3: And with the 15th pick

From Atlanta to New York, Giannis' new American journey delivered him to the NBA draft. First, he needed to understand how it all worked. He needed a suit. He needed a Greek flag. And he needed a team. No one knew who would be selected no. 1. As the picks started to come off the board, Giannis Antetokounmpo finally wondered whether this grand plan would all come together.

THE GIANNIS DRAFT Ep. 3: And with the 15th pick

From Atlanta to New York, Giannis' new American journey delivered him to the NBA draft. First, he needed to understand how it all worked. He needed a suit. He needed a Greek flag. And he needed a team. No one knew who would be selected no. 1. As the picks started to come off the board, Giannis Antetokounmpo finally wondered whether this grand plan would all come together.

31:11

16 Nov 20

ESPN's Tim MacMahon

ESPN NBA reporter Tim MacMahon on Daryl Morey's move to the 76ers, Stephen Silas' hiring in Houston, James Harden's future, a new Jazz owner, what's at stake for the NBA in restarting next season before Christmas, and much more. 

ESPN's Tim MacMahon

ESPN NBA reporter Tim MacMahon on Daryl Morey's move to the 76ers, Stephen Silas' hiring in Houston, James Harden's future, a new Jazz owner, what's at stake for the NBA in restarting next season before Christmas, and much more. 

35:46

29 Oct 20

Lakers EVP and GM Rob Pelinka

The Los Angeles Lakers Executive VP and GM Rob Pelinka on The Woj Pod: Inside the championship season, LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Kobe and Gigi Bryant, Magic Johnson, chasing big free agents, growing on job and much more. 

Lakers EVP and GM Rob Pelinka

The Los Angeles Lakers Executive VP and GM Rob Pelinka on The Woj Pod: Inside the championship season, LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Kobe and Gigi Bryant, Magic Johnson, chasing big free agents, growing on job and much more. 

01:11:38

23 Oct 20

Toronto coach Nick Nurse

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse joins The Woj Pod on his new book, "Rapture," what most bothered him about life in the bubble, his pilgrimage to visit Phil Jackson, proving yourself to players as an NBA coach, and much more. 

Toronto coach Nick Nurse

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse joins The Woj Pod on his new book, "Rapture," what most bothered him about life in the bubble, his pilgrimage to visit Phil Jackson, proving yourself to players as an NBA coach, and much more. 

39:58

13 Oct 20

The Undefeated's Marc Spears

The Undefeated and ESPN's Marc Spears on the dynamic of the LeBron James and Kobe Bryant relationship, his new book, "The Spencer Haywood Rule," NBA hiring practices of minority candidates and much more. 

The Undefeated's Marc Spears

The Undefeated and ESPN's Marc Spears on the dynamic of the LeBron James and Kobe Bryant relationship, his new book, "The Spencer Haywood Rule," NBA hiring practices of minority candidates and much more. 

45:27

7 Oct 20

Brooklyn coach Steve Nash

Brooklyn Nets coach Steve Nash, a Hall of Fame guard, joins The Woj Pod to discuss Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, the leap into coaching, the influence of Steve Kerr and Mike D'Antoni, his final years with the Lakers, and much more.

Brooklyn coach Steve Nash

Brooklyn Nets coach Steve Nash, a Hall of Fame guard, joins The Woj Pod to discuss Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, the leap into coaching, the influence of Steve Kerr and Mike D'Antoni, his final years with the Lakers, and much more.

35:33

29 Sep 20

David Fizdale on Heat-Lakers

David Fizdale joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Lakers-Heat NBA Finals, including LeBron James’ burden to deliver a title in LA, the trying early days of the Big 3 in Miami, Erik Spoelstra's place among elite of the coaching profession, the evolution of the Pat Riley-Spo dynamic and much, much more. 

David Fizdale on Heat-Lakers

David Fizdale joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Lakers-Heat NBA Finals, including LeBron James’ burden to deliver a title in LA, the trying early days of the Big 3 in Miami, Erik Spoelstra's place among elite of the coaching profession, the evolution of the Pat Riley-Spo dynamic and much, much more. 

48:48

28 Sep 20

Front-Office Insider Bobby Marks

ESPN Front Office Insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Chicago Bulls hiring of coach Billy Donovan, the 76ers coaching search including Mike D’Antoni and Ty Lue, the emergence of the Denver Nuggets as a sustainable NBA force, and how the pandemic could impact free agency and roster spending in the 2020-2021 season.  

Front-Office Insider Bobby Marks

ESPN Front Office Insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Chicago Bulls hiring of coach Billy Donovan, the 76ers coaching search including Mike D’Antoni and Ty Lue, the emergence of the Denver Nuggets as a sustainable NBA force, and how the pandemic could impact free agency and roster spending in the 2020-2021 season.  

31:57

23 Sep 20

Nuggets President Tim Connelly on advancing to the Western Conference Finals

Denver Nuggets President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Nuggets' wild ride to the Western Conference Finals, constructing the best young roster in the league, resisting trading Jamal Murray for established veteran All-Stars, fighting self-doubt as a young GM, turning down offers to leave Denver, and much more. 

Nuggets President Tim Connelly on advancing to the Western Conference Finals

Denver Nuggets President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Nuggets' wild ride to the Western Conference Finals, constructing the best young roster in the league, resisting trading Jamal Murray for established veteran All-Stars, fighting self-doubt as a young GM, turning down offers to leave Denver, and much more. 

39:18

16 Sep 20

CNN's Daniel Dale

CNN’s Daniel Dale – the presidential fact-checker – talks about his intense Raptors fandom, his appreciation for Kyle Lowry, Masai Ujiri and Kawhi Leonard, how the popularity of his responsibilities grew at CNN...and a dog named Breezy.

CNN's Daniel Dale

CNN’s Daniel Dale – the presidential fact-checker – talks about his intense Raptors fandom, his appreciation for Kyle Lowry, Masai Ujiri and Kawhi Leonard, how the popularity of his responsibilities grew at CNN...and a dog named Breezy.

41:26

6 Sep 20

Brooklyn GM Sean Marks on Steve Nash

Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks joins The Woj Pod for his first interview on the hiring of Steve Nash as the franchise’s head coach. Marks describes the 20-year relationship with Nash that kick-started the conversation, what Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving told him were important to find in the next coach, and why Marks believes that Nash can make a rapid transition into the head coaching role. 

Brooklyn GM Sean Marks on Steve Nash

Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks joins The Woj Pod for his first interview on the hiring of Steve Nash as the franchise’s head coach. Marks describes the 20-year relationship with Nash that kick-started the conversation, what Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving told him were important to find in the next coach, and why Marks believes that Nash can make a rapid transition into the head coaching role. 

18:39

3 Sep 20

ESPN's Malika Andrews

ESPN NBA reporter Malika Andrews joins The Woj Pod to go inside the intensive 24 hours inside the bubble that could shape the future of the league - beginning with the Milwaukee Bucks' decision to boycott a playoff game, the domino impact it had on the rest of the teams and an emotional league-wide meeting on Wednesday night that left the league uncertain that it would complete the playoffs in the wake of more police brutality in America. 

ESPN's Malika Andrews

ESPN NBA reporter Malika Andrews joins The Woj Pod to go inside the intensive 24 hours inside the bubble that could shape the future of the league - beginning with the Milwaukee Bucks' decision to boycott a playoff game, the domino impact it had on the rest of the teams and an emotional league-wide meeting on Wednesday night that left the league uncertain that it would complete the playoffs in the wake of more police brutality in America. 

28:28

27 Aug 20

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic joins The Woj Pod to discuss the how the Miami Heat are isolated in The Bubble, his indelible place in European basketball lore, why Jimmy Butler's confrontational style fits the franchise, his mentorship and the genius of countryman Luka Doncic, and much more. 

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic joins The Woj Pod to discuss the how the Miami Heat are isolated in The Bubble, his indelible place in European basketball lore, why Jimmy Butler's confrontational style fits the franchise, his mentorship and the genius of countryman Luka Doncic, and much more. 

44:02

14 Aug 20

Oklahoma City's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander joins The Woj Pod to discuss lessons learned under Chris Paul, his rookie indoctrination into the NBA with the Clippers and Patrick Beverley, Canadian basketball, the AAU tournament feel of The Bubble and much more. 

Oklahoma City's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander joins The Woj Pod to discuss lessons learned under Chris Paul, his rookie indoctrination into the NBA with the Clippers and Patrick Beverley, Canadian basketball, the AAU tournament feel of The Bubble and much more. 

25:58

11 Aug 20

Phoenix's Deandre Ayton

Phoenix Suns star Deandre Ayton joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Suns' remarkable run in The Bubble, shaking the label of losers, how Monty Williams won him and his teammates over and much more. 

Phoenix's Deandre Ayton

Phoenix Suns star Deandre Ayton joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Suns' remarkable run in The Bubble, shaking the label of losers, how Monty Williams won him and his teammates over and much more. 

34:31

10 Aug 20

ESPN's Rachel Nichols

ESPN’s Rachel Nichols joins The Woj Pod to discuss Bubble Basketball, the environment for players, challenges for restarting the NBA next season and much more. 

ESPN's Rachel Nichols

ESPN’s Rachel Nichols joins The Woj Pod to discuss Bubble Basketball, the environment for players, challenges for restarting the NBA next season and much more. 

34:16

8 Aug 20

Golden State President Bob Myers

Golden State's Bob Myers joins The Woj Pod to discuss the restart of the NBA season, reshaping the Warriors to chase more championships, Kevin Durant and the toll the Warriors finals run took on him. 

Golden State President Bob Myers

Golden State's Bob Myers joins The Woj Pod to discuss the restart of the NBA season, reshaping the Warriors to chase more championships, Kevin Durant and the toll the Warriors finals run took on him. 

48:39

31 Jul 20

Malika Andrews and Bobby Marks

ESPN’s Malika Andrews and Bobby Marks join The Woj Pod to discuss the Orlando restart, including the Lakers, Clippers and Bucks championship aspirations, the 76ers leadership, the Nets future and much more.

Malika Andrews and Bobby Marks

ESPN’s Malika Andrews and Bobby Marks join The Woj Pod to discuss the Orlando restart, including the Lakers, Clippers and Bucks championship aspirations, the 76ers leadership, the Nets future and much more.

35:21

2 Jul 20

Toronto President Masai Ujiri

Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri joins The Woj Pod to discuss the NBA's restart in Orlando, his global perspective on America and race, solutions for so few black executives in the NBA, how President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau impact his thinking and how that Raptors championship impacted his life.

Toronto President Masai Ujiri

Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri joins The Woj Pod to discuss the NBA's restart in Orlando, his global perspective on America and race, solutions for so few black executives in the NBA, how President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau impact his thinking and how that Raptors championship impacted his life.

44:44

18 Jun 20

JB Bickerstaff and James Borrego

Cleveland Cavaliers coach JB Bickerstaff and Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego join The Woj Pod to discuss the difficulties of their teams getting left behind from the NBA's restart in Orlando, the shutdown's impact on rebuilding organizations, the NBA coaches association's resolve to impact race in America and much more.

JB Bickerstaff and James Borrego

Cleveland Cavaliers coach JB Bickerstaff and Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego join The Woj Pod to discuss the difficulties of their teams getting left behind from the NBA's restart in Orlando, the shutdown's impact on rebuilding organizations, the NBA coaches association's resolve to impact race in America and much more.

40:58

8 Jun 20

Lloyd Pierce and Quin Snyder

Atlanta's Lloyd Pierce and Utah's Quin Snyder join The Woj Pod to discuss the NBA coach's association response and plan of action in the wake of continued racial injustices, Pierce's leadership in the civil rights bastion of Atlanta, Snyder on the responsibility of white coaches to impact change, and much more.

Lloyd Pierce and Quin Snyder

Atlanta's Lloyd Pierce and Utah's Quin Snyder join The Woj Pod to discuss the NBA coach's association response and plan of action in the wake of continued racial injustices, Pierce's leadership in the civil rights bastion of Atlanta, Snyder on the responsibility of white coaches to impact change, and much more.

41:47

1 Jun 20

Woj & Lowe Crossover Part II

ESPN's Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod for a Part II of our reporting centered on the NBA's return to play, issues surrounding a bubble environment, future challenges for the league, what teams benefit from a layoff, and much more.

Woj & Lowe Crossover Part II

ESPN's Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod for a Part II of our reporting centered on the NBA's return to play, issues surrounding a bubble environment, future challenges for the league, what teams benefit from a layoff, and much more.

35:38

26 May 20

Tom Thibodeau

Tom Thibodeau joins The Woj Pod to discuss the difficulty for coaches with teams coming out of a pandemic shutdown, Bulls/Rose/management, Timberwolves/Butler, watching old practice tapes of the Jordan Bulls in Chicago and the environment he hopes to find as an NBA coach again.

Tom Thibodeau

Tom Thibodeau joins The Woj Pod to discuss the difficulty for coaches with teams coming out of a pandemic shutdown, Bulls/Rose/management, Timberwolves/Butler, watching old practice tapes of the Jordan Bulls in Chicago and the environment he hopes to find as an NBA coach again.

53:47

20 May 20

ESPN's Jeff Passan

ESPN Senior MLB Insider Jeff Passan joins The Woj Pod to discuss the parallel paths the NBA and MLB are taking in trying to play this summer, how dramatically different the union/league relationships are in the two sports, the impact of the star players' role in labor talks, Adam Silver and Rob Manfred and what's at stake for these sports in the future.

ESPN's Jeff Passan

ESPN Senior MLB Insider Jeff Passan joins The Woj Pod to discuss the parallel paths the NBA and MLB are taking in trying to play this summer, how dramatically different the union/league relationships are in the two sports, the impact of the star players' role in labor talks, Adam Silver and Rob Manfred and what's at stake for these sports in the future.

01:03:18

18 May 20

Father and son: Detroit Pistons executive Ed Stefanski and Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski

Father and son NBA and NFL visit with Detroit Pistons Senior Advisor Ed Stefanski and Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski on The Woj Pod. The Stefanski's discuss the influence that Ed's front office career has had on Kevin's development as an NFL coach, including witnessing the Nets remarkable 2002 NBA Finals run, learning how a GM and coach need to build working relationships, virtual drafts, Ed's dubious future candidacy as Kevin's quality-control coach on the sidelines.

Father and son: Detroit Pistons executive Ed Stefanski and Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski

Father and son NBA and NFL visit with Detroit Pistons Senior Advisor Ed Stefanski and Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski on The Woj Pod. The Stefanski's discuss the influence that Ed's front office career has had on Kevin's development as an NFL coach, including witnessing the Nets remarkable 2002 NBA Finals run, learning how a GM and coach need to build working relationships, virtual drafts, Ed's dubious future candidacy as Kevin's quality-control coach on the sidelines.

39:05

15 May 20

Rachel Nichols and Bobby Marks

ESPN's Rachel Nichols and Bobby Marks join The Woj Pod to discuss Adam Silver's insights to players on a possible return to play and league future, how the NBA's evolving view on coronavirus testing impacts the chances of the season resuming this spring, the details of a playoff structure, how the loss of revenue will impact free agency and salary caps, Silver's leadership style and how it bodes for the hard decisions the league needs to make.

Rachel Nichols and Bobby Marks

ESPN's Rachel Nichols and Bobby Marks join The Woj Pod to discuss Adam Silver's insights to players on a possible return to play and league future, how the NBA's evolving view on coronavirus testing impacts the chances of the season resuming this spring, the details of a playoff structure, how the loss of revenue will impact free agency and salary caps, Silver's leadership style and how it bodes for the hard decisions the league needs to make.

57:12

9 May 20

ESPN's Adam Schefter and Jeff Passan

ESPN's Adam Schefter and Jeff Passan join The Woj Pod to discuss the futures of the NBA, NFL and MLB, how we're covering sports in a pandemic, the commonality of insider roles and Passan's latest ode to The WuTang Clan.

ESPN's Adam Schefter and Jeff Passan

ESPN's Adam Schefter and Jeff Passan join The Woj Pod to discuss the futures of the NBA, NFL and MLB, how we're covering sports in a pandemic, the commonality of insider roles and Passan's latest ode to The WuTang Clan.

01:07:03

29 Apr 20

ESPN's Jonathan Givony

ESPN Draft Analyst Jonathan Givony joins The Woj Pod to discuss the NBA's willingness to pay top high school star Jalen Green $500K-plus and restructure its G-League professional pathway program to compete with the NCAA and Australia. We explore what this means for the future of the NBA, college basketball and the significant impact it will have on the future of the sport.

ESPN's Jonathan Givony

ESPN Draft Analyst Jonathan Givony joins The Woj Pod to discuss the NBA's willingness to pay top high school star Jalen Green $500K-plus and restructure its G-League professional pathway program to compete with the NCAA and Australia. We explore what this means for the future of the NBA, college basketball and the significant impact it will have on the future of the sport.

26:45

16 Apr 20

Patrick Ewing and Jeff Van Gundy

Hall of Fame center Patrick Ewing and Jeff Van Gundy join The Woj Pod to go inside the 1990's New York Knicks-Chicago Bulls rivalry, including Michael Jordan, the playoff series fights, the 'Con Man' game, Pat Riley and the X-Man, and much more.

Patrick Ewing and Jeff Van Gundy

Hall of Fame center Patrick Ewing and Jeff Van Gundy join The Woj Pod to go inside the 1990's New York Knicks-Chicago Bulls rivalry, including Michael Jordan, the playoff series fights, the 'Con Man' game, Pat Riley and the X-Man, and much more.

44:14

15 Apr 20

Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse

Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse - an 18-year NBA veteran - joins The Woj Pod to remember a young Kobe Bryant as a teenage kid playing pickup with this 76ers (13:50), playing with an aging Michael Jordan with the Wizards (29:01), waiting in tunnels post-game to finish on-court skirmishes with opponents, why he didn't think Dwane Casey was comfortable with him as an assistant coach in Toronto and the challenge of recruiting and coaching at Vandy in the SEC.

Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse

Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse - an 18-year NBA veteran - joins The Woj Pod to remember a young Kobe Bryant as a teenage kid playing pickup with this 76ers (13:50), playing with an aging Michael Jordan with the Wizards (29:01), waiting in tunnels post-game to finish on-court skirmishes with opponents, why he didn't think Dwane Casey was comfortable with him as an assistant coach in Toronto and the challenge of recruiting and coaching at Vandy in the SEC.

57:04

8 Apr 20

Front Office Insider Bobby Marks

ESPN front-office insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Chicago Bulls search for a new top front office executive, the appeal and challenges of the job, the financial impact the NBA shutdown will have on front office/coaching moves (15:53), the possible rollout for a return to play this season and how free agency will be impacted (27:34).

Front Office Insider Bobby Marks

ESPN front-office insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Chicago Bulls search for a new top front office executive, the appeal and challenges of the job, the financial impact the NBA shutdown will have on front office/coaching moves (15:53), the possible rollout for a return to play this season and how free agency will be impacted (27:34).

34:14

3 Apr 20

ESPN NBA Analyst Doris Burke

ESPN NBA Analyst Doris Burke joins The Woj Pod to reveal that she has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, including details of her symptoms, her hospital testing experience and her recovery process. In opening up, she is hopeful to make more people aware of the importance of social distancing and other important measures being taken to try and combat the pandemic.

ESPN NBA Analyst Doris Burke

ESPN NBA Analyst Doris Burke joins The Woj Pod to reveal that she has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, including details of her symptoms, her hospital testing experience and her recovery process. In opening up, she is hopeful to make more people aware of the importance of social distancing and other important measures being taken to try and combat the pandemic.

18:21

27 Mar 20

Denver Nuggets President Tim Connelly

Denver Nuggets President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly joins The Woj Pod to discuss the NBA shutdown, the franchise's quarantine, how the league could be changed coming out of the hiatus (14:49) and ... his love for 1980's and 1990's professional wrestling (30:40).

Denver Nuggets President Tim Connelly

Denver Nuggets President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly joins The Woj Pod to discuss the NBA shutdown, the franchise's quarantine, how the league could be changed coming out of the hiatus (14:49) and ... his love for 1980's and 1990's professional wrestling (30:40).

41:51

26 Mar 20

Olimpia Milano's Tom Bialaszewski

Olimpia Milano assistant coach Tom Bialaszewski - a decade-long NBA assistant and scout - discusses life in coronavirus isolation with his family in Italy (2:04), his close relationship with Kobe Bryant as a Lakers assistant (12:51), the story of the most vulnerable he had ever seen Kobe (23:16), learning of Kobe's passing in Italy and how Kobe diagrammed Tom and his wife's honeymoon in Italy (31:17).

Olimpia Milano's Tom Bialaszewski

Olimpia Milano assistant coach Tom Bialaszewski - a decade-long NBA assistant and scout - discusses life in coronavirus isolation with his family in Italy (2:04), his close relationship with Kobe Bryant as a Lakers assistant (12:51), the story of the most vulnerable he had ever seen Kobe (23:16), learning of Kobe's passing in Italy and how Kobe diagrammed Tom and his wife's honeymoon in Italy (31:17).

33:48

24 Mar 20

Andy Slavitt, Obama healthcare head and founder of U.S. of Care

Andy Slavitt, a former head of healthcare for President Obama and founder of the United States of Care, joins The Woj Pod to discuss the facts surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, what we need to do, what's coming and how the NBA fits into the conversation.

Andy Slavitt, Obama healthcare head and founder of U.S. of Care

Andy Slavitt, a former head of healthcare for President Obama and founder of the United States of Care, joins The Woj Pod to discuss the facts surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, what we need to do, what's coming and how the NBA fits into the conversation.

28:04

20 Mar 20

NBA Shutdown

Adrian Wojnarowski takes on some of your most pressing questions about the NBA shutdown - what's happening and what could come next.

NBA Shutdown

Adrian Wojnarowski takes on some of your most pressing questions about the NBA shutdown - what's happening and what could come next.

35:58

16 Mar 20

Dell and Sonya Curry

Dell and Sonya Curry join The Woj Pod to discuss Stephen's absence and return (2:22), their new sports parenting podcast, and much more.

Dell and Sonya Curry

Dell and Sonya Curry join The Woj Pod to discuss Stephen's absence and return (2:22), their new sports parenting podcast, and much more.

32:25

5 Mar 20

Memphis Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins

Memphis Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins joins The Woj Pod to discuss Ja Morant (10:41), the influences of Mike Budenholzer, Quin Snyder and Gregg Popovich, how he had to convince RC Buford to let him become a G League assistant (19:46), building your voice as an NBA coach. Plus, Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr., visit for a mini-pod together (38:22).

Memphis Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins

Memphis Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins joins The Woj Pod to discuss Ja Morant (10:41), the influences of Mike Budenholzer, Quin Snyder and Gregg Popovich, how he had to convince RC Buford to let him become a G League assistant (19:46), building your voice as an NBA coach. Plus, Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr., visit for a mini-pod together (38:22).

01:04:04

4 Mar 20

ESPN's Max Kellerman

ESPN's Max Kellerman joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Sixers trajectory, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, James Dolan's Knicks (24:47), Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis (33:31) and much more.

ESPN's Max Kellerman

ESPN's Max Kellerman joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Sixers trajectory, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, James Dolan's Knicks (24:47), Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis (33:31) and much more.

42:33

27 Feb 20

2020 All-Star Game

Woj Pod Live at an unforgettable 2020 All-Star Game in Chicago: Trae Young, Joel Embiid, Pascal Siakam and Nick Nurse. Plus ESPN's Malika Andrews and Tim Bontemps on Kobe Bryant's imprint on the weekend, the dramatic game and the stretch run for Lakers and Clippers, Bucks and rest of East.

2020 All-Star Game

Woj Pod Live at an unforgettable 2020 All-Star Game in Chicago: Trae Young, Joel Embiid, Pascal Siakam and Nick Nurse. Plus ESPN's Malika Andrews and Tim Bontemps on Kobe Bryant's imprint on the weekend, the dramatic game and the stretch run for Lakers and Clippers, Bucks and rest of East.

33:21

17 Feb 20

Patrick Beverley, Jackie MacMullan, and Ryen Russillo

Clippers guard Patrick Beverley joins The Woj Pod to discuss his path to the NBA, his reaction to the Clippers landing Kawhi Leonard and Paul George this summer (11:33), and his Chicago upbringing. Plus, ESPN's Jackie MacMullan and The Ringer's Ryen Russillo join the conversation to discuss the battle in LA for supremacy in the West (25:54), much more.

Patrick Beverley, Jackie MacMullan, and Ryen Russillo

Clippers guard Patrick Beverley joins The Woj Pod to discuss his path to the NBA, his reaction to the Clippers landing Kawhi Leonard and Paul George this summer (11:33), and his Chicago upbringing. Plus, ESPN's Jackie MacMullan and The Ringer's Ryen Russillo join the conversation to discuss the battle in LA for supremacy in the West (25:54), much more.

01:04:56

15 Feb 20

The Woj & Lowe Trade Deadline Show

ESPN's Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod as part of The Woj & Lowe Show to discuss the arms race between the LA teams (2:59), a sleeper team for Andre Igoudala (13:42), trades they want to see happen (20:40), and more.

The Woj & Lowe Trade Deadline Show

ESPN's Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod as part of The Woj & Lowe Show to discuss the arms race between the LA teams (2:59), a sleeper team for Andre Igoudala (13:42), trades they want to see happen (20:40), and more.

23:34

5 Feb 20

Bobby Marks on Trade Deadline in the Western Conference

ESPN's NBA front-office insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss the latest on how Western Conference teams will factor into Thursday's NBA Trade Deadline.

Bobby Marks on Trade Deadline in the Western Conference

ESPN's NBA front-office insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss the latest on how Western Conference teams will factor into Thursday's NBA Trade Deadline.

40:12

3 Feb 20

Bobby Marks on Trade Deadline in the Eastern Conference

ESPN's NBA front-office insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss the latest on how Eastern Conference teams will factor into Thursday's NBA Trade Deadline.

Bobby Marks on Trade Deadline in the Eastern Conference

ESPN's NBA front-office insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss the latest on how Eastern Conference teams will factor into Thursday's NBA Trade Deadline.

33:40

3 Feb 20

Remembering Kobe Bryant with Ramona Shelburne

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne joins The Woj Pod as both share reaction, memories and context on the death of Kobe Bryant.

Remembering Kobe Bryant with Ramona Shelburne

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne joins The Woj Pod as both share reaction, memories and context on the death of Kobe Bryant.

38:57

27 Jan 20

The Zion Williamson Debut, featuring Zion, David Griffin and Alvin Gentry

Zion Williamson (0:29), David Griffin (5:41) and Alvin Gentry (14:35) join The Woj Pod on the night of the No. 1 pick's debut in New Orleans to go inside the comeback, the debut, the wild fourth quarter, the decision to pull him out of the game, his body and much more.

The Zion Williamson Debut, featuring Zion, David Griffin and Alvin Gentry

Zion Williamson (0:29), David Griffin (5:41) and Alvin Gentry (14:35) join The Woj Pod on the night of the No. 1 pick's debut in New Orleans to go inside the comeback, the debut, the wild fourth quarter, the decision to pull him out of the game, his body and much more.

22:29

23 Jan 20

Boston's Jaylen Brown

Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown joins The Woj Pod for an illuminating conversation on his rapid pro trajectory to stardom, the challenge of playing pro sports in Boston (31:10), Kemba Walker's leadership (34:27), his perspective and work on improving education for low-income American children, why he didn't hire an agent out of college (13:08), starting to negotiate his own contract extension, and much more.

Boston's Jaylen Brown

Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown joins The Woj Pod for an illuminating conversation on his rapid pro trajectory to stardom, the challenge of playing pro sports in Boston (31:10), Kemba Walker's leadership (34:27), his perspective and work on improving education for low-income American children, why he didn't hire an agent out of college (13:08), starting to negotiate his own contract extension, and much more.

39:39

20 Jan 20

Milwaukee GM Jon Horst

Milwaukee Bucks GM Jon Horst joins The Woj Pod to discuss his franchise's chase for a championship, the genius of Giannis Antetokounmpo, the plan to keep the Greek Freak long-term (6:34) and Horst's first job as a trailer park manager (21:51).

Milwaukee GM Jon Horst

Milwaukee Bucks GM Jon Horst joins The Woj Pod to discuss his franchise's chase for a championship, the genius of Giannis Antetokounmpo, the plan to keep the Greek Freak long-term (6:34) and Horst's first job as a trailer park manager (21:51).

37:48

18 Jan 20

Patty Mills

Spurs guard Patty Mills joins The Woj Pod to discuss the devastating wild fires in Australia (2:15), his memories from the back-to-back Finals match ups with the Heat (19:28), what it's like to have Tim Duncan back in the building as an assistant coach (35:36), and much more.

Patty Mills

Spurs guard Patty Mills joins The Woj Pod to discuss the devastating wild fires in Australia (2:15), his memories from the back-to-back Finals match ups with the Heat (19:28), what it's like to have Tim Duncan back in the building as an assistant coach (35:36), and much more.

43:50

10 Jan 20

ESPN's Jalen Rose

ESPN's Jalen Rose joins The Woj Pod to discuss the NBA life and legacy of late Commissioner David Stern.

ESPN's Jalen Rose

ESPN's Jalen Rose joins The Woj Pod to discuss the NBA life and legacy of late Commissioner David Stern.

30:23

2 Jan 20

Atlanta's Trae Young

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young joins The Woj Pod to discuss his rise toward NBA stardom, his wild college season with the Oklahoma Sooners (16:19), hanging out with Baker Mayfield (24:28), his childhood studying Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant in OKC (7:45), the Hawks rebuilding and much more.

Atlanta's Trae Young

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young joins The Woj Pod to discuss his rise toward NBA stardom, his wild college season with the Oklahoma Sooners (16:19), hanging out with Baker Mayfield (24:28), his childhood studying Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant in OKC (7:45), the Hawks rebuilding and much more.

42:52

17 Dec 19

The Woj & Lowe Show

ESPN's Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod as part of The Woj & Lowe Show to discuss the trade market now that players who signed deals over the summer are eligible to be moved (1:43). Plus, a bonus segment assessing the trade options for the Heat, Jazz, and others (27:30)

The Woj & Lowe Show

ESPN's Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod as part of The Woj & Lowe Show to discuss the trade market now that players who signed deals over the summer are eligible to be moved (1:43). Plus, a bonus segment assessing the trade options for the Heat, Jazz, and others (27:30)

40:38

16 Dec 19

Brooklyn's Taurean Prince

Brooklyn Nets forward Taurean Prince joins The Woj Pod to discuss the state of the Nets (1:58), the future with Kyrie and KG, his incredible journey from homelessness to the NBA (8:46), and much more.

Brooklyn's Taurean Prince

Brooklyn Nets forward Taurean Prince joins The Woj Pod to discuss the state of the Nets (1:58), the future with Kyrie and KG, his incredible journey from homelessness to the NBA (8:46), and much more.

31:33

11 Dec 19

Thunder GM Sam Presti

Oklahoma City Thunder GM Sam Presti joins The Woj Pod to discuss the decision making process behind trading Paul George and Russell Westbrook this summer (1:54), how volatility is the new normal in the NBA (22:56), the myriad ways in which his job has changed since becoming the GM at 29 (46:03), and the lessons he learned while playing at Emerson College under Hank Smith (50:30).

Thunder GM Sam Presti

Oklahoma City Thunder GM Sam Presti joins The Woj Pod to discuss the decision making process behind trading Paul George and Russell Westbrook this summer (1:54), how volatility is the new normal in the NBA (22:56), the myriad ways in which his job has changed since becoming the GM at 29 (46:03), and the lessons he learned while playing at Emerson College under Hank Smith (50:30).

01:08:47

6 Dec 19

ESPN's Zach Lowe

ESPN's Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod to discuss the framework of the NBA's negotiations with the NBPA on dramatic changes in the NBA schedule and calendar - including a 78 game schedule, a 30-team in season-tournament (7:57), a play-in round for the 7th and 8th seeds in the conference playoffs (19:36) and a reseeding of the conference finals (1:29).

ESPN's Zach Lowe

ESPN's Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod to discuss the framework of the NBA's negotiations with the NBPA on dramatic changes in the NBA schedule and calendar - including a 78 game schedule, a 30-team in season-tournament (7:57), a play-in round for the 7th and 8th seeds in the conference playoffs (19:36) and a reseeding of the conference finals (1:29).

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25 Nov 19

The Phenomenon of Luka Doncic

ESPN's Tim MacMahon, draft analyst Jonathan Givony and ex-Mavericks player development director Mike Procopio join The Woj Pod to discuss the emergence of Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic, including his rapid ascent into an MVP candidate, his draft evaluation as a European prodigy (4:39), Dirk Nowitzki's influence (24:23), the 2018 NBA draft night drama surrounding Doncic (13:02) and much more.

The Phenomenon of Luka Doncic

ESPN's Tim MacMahon, draft analyst Jonathan Givony and ex-Mavericks player development director Mike Procopio join The Woj Pod to discuss the emergence of Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic, including his rapid ascent into an MVP candidate, his draft evaluation as a European prodigy (4:39), Dirk Nowitzki's influence (24:23), the 2018 NBA draft night drama surrounding Doncic (13:02) and much more.

42:03

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