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The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

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"When the olympics start will be the most talented team in tokyo. Hands down no question. Most talented team in tokyo with the roster that they have but this is like a five alarm fire right now howard. This loss to nigeria. I don't care if they win the rest of these pre olympic games which will take place through next sunday. This has to make you nervous if you're a fan of the team because not only is it this. The loss to nigeria. But you go back two years ago at the world championships where you had a us team. That was good. Didn't have probably better team now than they were back in two thousand nineteen but all nba players. They finished seventh. They've been seventh at the world championships. You have the seventh-place finish the loss of nigeria. How concerned are you howard beck about. Usa basketball. It's just an exhibition game. Chris oh no no. It's not just an exhibition game. Stop this team was thrown together over the last however many weeks they had what like three practices. I think i'll ever. Us team is thrown together. What are you talking about. There's no team. There's no no mid season practices for usa basketball. No but the nigerian team has been practicing. What i'm saying is some of the play in the nba though wants win the nba nba. A few of them play in the nba but that team has had time together more so than the team. Sorry brown coaching. that team. That i missed was that a facsimile of mike brown on the bench all season long. What what are we talking about. The warriors have been out for like two months kris k. Okay so two months. that's what matters. That's that's the number three three practices. Also they're still missing. I believe at least three guys because they're playing in the finals right now. Booker middleton chris paul get it. Yes not chris. Ball's not playing a holiday with the the what holland is your holiday. Those those guys will matter especially given that middleton and holiday are to the better perimeter defenders that that team. Usa has and if you look at the rest of team usa's roster. I don't see a ton of great defenders. There there are a few. I think those three guys by the way are going to be exhausted by the time they get to. They may well be. They may will be so. We're going to judge them. Judging when their whole judge when the games matter to strange to me like we don't judge nba teams based on the preseason but we judge team usa based on these exhibition games. That they do going into international competition. I feel like it's thirty. One point favorites. Why why is there betting line on a freaking exhibition better training but a little league baseball. Now country degenerates damn right. I didn't mean chris i'm with. Let's go monday. Nigeria money line. I just. I can't get too excited about this. If they lose the rest of the exhibitions does that mean something. Yeah that might be alarming if they're if they're still struggling to find some cohesion. That could be alarming. But i mean the talent is obviously their talent alone doesn't win on the international stage in style of game is different team ball matters. Shooting matters like yeah. There's a bunch of budget stuff that comes into play. But i i find the panic over this loss or at least the outcry to be a little bit much. So you don't take into account the seventh-place finish in two thousand nineteen. I mean that to me. It's the it's not just as game. The totality of it right. Like and i don't know howard like so in the early two thousands the world kind of caught up to the us ninety to ninety six thousand us. Gold maps then comes the two thousand two world championships in indianapolis and that's seven. The place finish was one of the worst worst outcomes in at least recent usa history. They got it together after that. They hired jerry colangelo. They bringing mike chef ski. They get their act together. Two thousand six two thousand eight then. They run off. Three consecutive years are three consecutive cycles of gold. Medals is argon. Made that like the world's caught up again that somewhere along the way and the last four or five years. The rest of the world has once again caught up usa basketball. I'm trying to understand this. I mean that's close games in those olympics cycles. No question about it. But i can't imagine the oh eight. Twelve or sixteen team losing nigeria. I can't exhibition or otherwise. I can't see it happening. No team and the and the one that followed it were built around like lebron koby. Carmelo enjoying wait. I mean that that groups at another level like as good as this group is that we're seeing right now as talented as they are after k. D. tatum's really good damian. Lillard is great. I mean come arbit- tatum. Bill lillard auto bio levin. Draymond dream ends up there in years but one has won some things. Jeremy grant jeremy grant zach living out of like. These are guys who have done anything in the nba yet. But they're all stars most they're they're also but are they to level of lebron kobe now but do you think is that what you're saying then is that what you're saying to be at the level you need to have like i'm saying the crop to win. I'm saying that if we're going to start comparing the twenty twenty one team to the twenty eight a two thousand eight two thousand twelve teams there is. There is not an equivalent right now. Lebron kobe laurent cobaine weight. And plus what we what. We called olympic. Mellow like carmelo. Didn't have the success in the nba. That some of his teammates did but carmelo in terms of talent level and certainly has resume like that group was at a whole other level. That group is a different level than jason. Tatum bam outta bios. Zach levine. Okay so not saying that you necessarily should have to have that level of time firepower to win an exhibition game against nigeria. Or anybody else. But i am saying comparing usa to itself different iterations of team usa. This one is not that one. This is not as dominant group as the ones we saw in eight and two thousand twelve. It just isn't what do you do like. What's the solution here. Like i mean i jerry. Colangelo deserves an enormous amount of credit for rebuilding that program when it was at. Its nadir mitra chefs. He comes in enormous amount of credit for what they did. But as we sit here in twenty twenty one like it's almost to me howard like the usa basketball rebuilding. The program became cool. Like lebron wanted to do it. Chris paul like dwayne wade. These guys wanted to do it and then they did it. And i think playing for usa basketball didn't become quite as cool as it was fifteen years ago. Like is that what has to happen like does not need to have like a fifth place finish in tokyo for all of a sudden the next generation of a-list stars wherever that may be in two thousand twenty four to come back into the mix and is that the only way this team can win. I mean i think we need to pay attention to the overall context like obviously one. These olympics were supposed to happen a year ago. They're delayed a year because of covid got durant out of it though like that right. It's questionable whether these the olympic should be happening at all still but along the way because of these back to back brutal seasons and everything else like team. Usa doesn't have james harden right now. Doesn't have anthony davis because of the injury doesn't have steph curry doesn't have kyrie irving doesn't have lebron kawai again. If your argument is that the second or third tier it sounds like sounds like insulting. Somehow but if you're saying that the next wave believe after those guys should still be good enough to dominate on the world stage. Maybe but if the point is that the team as best are they still. Are they still able to win. Gold fairly easily. Your probably but a bunch of them aren't on this team right now because of injuries and just the stress of the last year or two so this this is not necessarily representative of the best of the best right now. It just isn't and yes. They should still be good enough to win. Yes the world has caught up to some extent. No the the group that at nigeria's put it put out there last week. Does not leap off the page improbably. Us should've still want it. But again i exhibition game after like three practices. Let's see what happens with the rest of this. This schedule out brought mellow back. I mean he's not what he was four years ago. Eight years ago twelve years ago but the guy knows how to play international basketball. He might have sat. maybe. I guess. I didn't really. I assume that he just want to keep. He didn't kind of like four formerly re retire from the olympics. But it'd be pretty much says like i'm done like lebron kinda did to get talked into it. I feel like. I don't know if i was if i was the usa team would try really hard to get carmelo blake because his style. Whatever it is to the nba is perfect for the national basketball. He's a really good or national basketball player. On this subject damian lillard. He spoke for the first time. Since the hiring of chauncey billips. Only listen to what little had to say about his future in portland. I'm prepared to go in and do my job every year. Like hopefully we make strides over direction and could become a better team a new coach notice. That's where i am. What soured it sounds like. Lillard is at least nominally on board with going back to the blazers. But if i'm a team out there with assets. I don't listen to that response and say well it's over damian. Lillard is back on the same page with the portland trailblazers. If i'm a team with assets i hold onto those assets because it feels to me like the blazers might be one like sixteen to start from blowing that whole thing up with louis mccollum on the way out the door so get the sense now. That seems more likely than not that damian lillard at blazers training camp. He's in ablaze uniform. He starts the season with the portland trailblazers. But if it doesn't work with chauncey billips early and you get close that trade deadline. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see portland decide. Look we've got a. We've got to do something here and opened the door for damian lillard trade. What do you think. I think that nothing has changed. I think that his remarks last week because he sounded a little bit lukewarm. Or just you know you hear one of two things. Well you want to hear one thing if you're a portland trail blazers fan or if you're just looking for any indication that lillard is all in your you want to hear him say listen. I know things are rough right now. But i'm all in you know this is. This is where. I want to be you to repeat all the usual talking points that you hear from players in his position and that we've heard from bradley beal that we used to hear from james harden houston. Which is a win in phil in city fill in the blank with the city. I want to win here. I don't wanna go somewhere else. You know we're going to get this right blah blah. He didn't go down the usual list. And so i think it left open. Some interpretation but getting has changed like the disappointment was clear when the season ended. Some of the things have happened since including obviously the the the train wreck away they went about the the coaching search and lillard. Being caught in the crossfire. There at feeling heat from fans about chauncey billips being selected and so. I don't think we should expect he's going to be rah. Rah right now The trailblazers have a lot of work to do. But we also have not even hit the summer yet. Like there's the draft hasn't happened yet. Free agency hasn't happened yet. There's there's a lot of work to be done. And i think if you're damian lillard which you're probably doing is internally saying here's what i need to see happen externally saying you know what let's let's wait and see i mean you see. He can't he can't say publicly the same things that he's telling say neal o'shea right about what the the state of the roster i i would think that there are some very impassioned debates or discussions being held behind closed doors about what they need to get this thing right and if they can't get it right the he might shift is his stance about staying there long term. But that hasn't happened yet that we know of. What do you think the most interesting potential conversation is amongst players over these next four weeks like i'm kind of curious what jason tatum bradley beal talk about. Tatum and beal close friends dating back to their highschool days both went to the same high school bill with something of a mentor to jason. Tatum actually got him involved with his trainer. Drew hanlin which helped. Tatum elevate his his personal skills and they've talked about how happy they are to be playing together. Played the all star game together for the first time beal last year of his contract. Like you know we've seen these conversations yield real tangible conversation. You'd like to be a fly on the wall on for any of these guys in the next couple of weeks. Yeah i mean look we. We have a history now going back over a decade. If we're to believe that the that the heels were formed in part through team usa activities. You know which is true which is true. That's that's yielded an extra things guy. You know guys who you mentioned. Tatum and bill because they were already friends but guys also become friends through this experience right and then they start getting the ideas about playing together. Like oh hey. This is a lot of fun. Let's do this again in the nba. So there's i'm i'm sure some of that is is happening. It always does. Who else in that group. I mean man. If any of these guys that'd be trying to recruit bam out a bio but he's too early in his in his contract with miami to pry him loose from there And you know the heater still a pretty potent team but you know jimmy butler is up there in miles and outta bios future won't necessarily be there forever. That's the way it goes in the nba. I think tatum has the potential to be like the biggest recruiter. They're like he's about to start the first year of his max level extension. He can recruit bill. But like you can also does damian lillard like. It's great to play in boston. I love it here. Answer some questions of my have a playing on the east coast for the first time. Like i think data might be boston's best asset at this point. Yeah again some of this comes down to bradley. Beal's coming up to that point where he has the leverage to task out because of his contract lillard under contract for several more years and so he's not in that position. So what if it says. Like i need to go like. I don't foresee the blazers being no finish your contract. Just don't see it. i think right. And they would work with him on a deal to sure but directing it is harder so beal can use the leverage of his free agency to say well if you send me to team x. I'm not gonna resign there. Which then blows up that deal and he can direct himself to the team he really wants to be at lillard would have a harder time to doing that. Because he doesn't have free agency looming two to play that card. Yeah well i encourage any reporter. That's in tokyo tatum. Beal and lillard talking to each other. Just take a picture and then let the internet go wild crazy because it will unquestionably last thing for you. Howard the breaking news. This week in the coaching ranks. Is that jamal moseley is headed to orlando moseley of course last with dallas. A really well respected assistant coach there. Who was a candidate for that. Maverick job before. It went to jason kidd my immediate reaction to that higher howard beyond i think being an excellent choice for orlando is that we're gonna look at at moseley and jason kidd on parallel tracks. The next couple of years moseley. There was a strong case to be made that he should have been elevated to that head. Coaching job he'd been considered for other head coaching jobs. Before most recently in new york he had by all accounts a great relationship with luka doncic i understand bringing kit in he's got a history with dallas and as riccar lau said publicly having a player that played the game like kid and having a player that plays the game like don-shik make some sense to pair those two guys together. But there's always going to be as i watched these two situations unfold. I'm gonna wonder you know. Did the mavericks make the right choice. Leading jamaa moseley go and bringing jason kidd in and there's so many variables in this the first being at orlando's in step one or maybe even steps zero of a massive rebuild right there in the negatives right now. I think there's still maybe more fat to trim on that roster before they really bottom out. Yeah and you know you talk about trying to build around. You know markelle foltz. And and jonathan isaac jonathan isaac for so long. They're getting hurt and he's a great player but they've loved writing in a weird way john stays healthy. He's still more of a complementary store right like he's he's a potentially defensive player of the year at some point. He's not a guy who you're building an offense around though and marquel foltz okay. He he got himself back on track in orlando. He has a career now where he didn't have one but he's not a foundational building block. Come on like that's crazy so the roster doesn't have much talent jamal. Moseley's is coming into a situation. Which a lot of first time head coach is committed to which is all right. There's a lot of work to do so You're gonna have to do a lot of development. You're going to have to take a lotta lumps in the win loss column. It's gonna be rough going for the first year or two or maybe three. Let's see how they can get things going. But you know as it has been a certain other like kenny. Atkinson came to look a completely hopeless situation in brooklyn but was known as development coach in atlanta. And sure enough. Everybody who went there. Joe harris spencer. Dinwiddie jared allen versus lower. First round picks. Guys who were you know whether they were reclamation projects whether they were low picks everybody seems to get better the second they went to brooklyn and play kenny atkinson and his staff congenial. Moseley have the kind of effect in orlando can the front office. Get him to kind of guys. That will thrive in that in that kind of environment and carve out careers from cells and carbon identities. Jamal moseley has a lot going for him. And we've heard like many great things about it but we often hear great things about assistant coaches who don't end up panning out so i always. We have to caution ourselves on these things. Because i thought. Brian shaw was gonna be a great head coach and he was. Everybody loved him all the players sung as praises when he was associate head coach under frank. Vogel indiana he goes to denver probably just the wrong guy at the wrong time but he hasn't had another shot since then but that went really badly. Brett brown was really great in in some respects for the for the early years of the process and then suddenly. It seemed like they'd hit some sort of ceiling. Eager kokoschka of had been talked about for years is a great assistant. Coach didn't work out. Swells head coach in phoenix. David dale bumpy ride in memphis and then disastrous in new york. We just don't know like luke walton. Another example like there are plenty of coaches who as their when their assistance. We hear and see the best of them and then you know some of them be go on it and have great success coaches. I mean tyler has been fantastic. Mike malone has been fantastic money williams. Nick nurse dwayne casey a lotta longtime assistance. Get their shot and then you know it. It works out in a dozen. It's all contextual. It's all just the opportunity you have the thing for dallas is. They went with a guy who has experienced jason kit. That experience was not necessarily good experience. Like i think most people around the would look at what he did in milwaukee in brooklyn and say. I'm going to steer clear. Maybe you'd rather have the the unproven. Jamal moseley versus the somewhat proven jason kidd but. I don't think we'll know what the right choice was there for a while yet. Because it's it's gonna take some time before we can evaluate moseley as head coach. I maybe jason kidd learned something in two years as an assistant. I mean that happens. You know working with lebron for entire for two entire seasons working under frank vogel maybe picked up some things that'll be useful to him as a head coach. Moseley to me. The key is giving him time. Like you've got to be committed to moseley for a minimum. I think of three years and more likely five years. And then you see what you have in head coach. You mentioned gore. I mean it's worked out for phoenix. Absolutely but i do think he got hosed out there i mean he only had one year on the job and that year was without deandra aiden chris. Paul had devon booker of course but that was not a good team that he was coaching. There i gotta get moses the because you want to see what the guy can do when you put that team in a position to win a great example to me is james breglio in charlotte. I mean berea. Was one of those guys assistant coach elevated to head coaching position in charlotte. Not great first couple of years there but when he was given players and chance to win he did pretty well. I mean up until lamelo ball went out the horns were really good team and i think they will be a good team. Going forward in part because of the borrego is a pretty good coach. I want to see this magic team. Invest heavily in jamal. The you're the guy developed these guys and we'll keep you around no matter what the won loss record says until you get a chance to win then you judge like brett brown six or seven days since brett brown left but i can see the for letting go of brett brown. I mean they had a talented team and to a degree the underachieved. But you've got to let the coach get a roster on that level before you really make any decisions about whether they can coach. Yeah well and that's the thing about. This is what set up says apart. I think the good organizations from the bad ones is that you you decide when you choose a guy. Especially if he's a longtime assistant not a guy with head coaching experience. And you've said we believe in this guy. This is somebody who's got a great trekker record as an assistant. We're going to first opportunity. It's your obligation to when you say investment. Yeah it's time investment. It's a give them all the tools to succeed. Give him the time to succeed. You've decided you believe in him. So stand behind that have the conviction to stand behind that and take some bumps along the way you know maybe maybe memphis and or the knicks should have stuck with david physed longer. You know we had heard nothing but great things about fiscal coming out of miami. Initially we may yet you know. Find out that he. He can be great head coach in the right situation. Maybe those worth rights situations. He might be one of those guys though. I love physios and assist one of those guys. Though the just the temperament is always important. Like the government like memphis yet. Some battles with market assault didn't work out your plus new york. You just might be one of those guys that doesn't have the right temperament to be is based on what we've seen a memphis in new york might be better suited for these ranks but if he succeeds in l. a. I think he'll get another chance right. Maybe i think the point being though that if you as an organization have identified a guy instead he we believe in him then. Okay then believe in him. Stick with them and make sure you've given them enough tools to succeed Is it a pulling the plug at the first sign of of struggle and that's what happens in the nba. too often. is that seems panic. You know the fans turn. There's some minor flare up. Oh the coach and player got into it. Whatever it may good teams that can happen on as well. And it's it's just. It's the way franchises. React so you have to know whether or not the guy is is is right and then stick with them. And so yeah. Let's jomo's should get a nice long here. She got a ton of latitude in orlando given where they are as an organization given the state of that roster. Yeah i agree. Howard enjoy milwaukee looking forward to hearing the conversation with the lazarus on friday. You can check podcast. Right here on the crossover feet again. Make sure you listen to howard's interview. Spencer dinwiddie from last week. It was really really strong. Enjoy -joy the mid west our. We'll talk when you're back on the northeast always a pleasure. My friend the newest player in the pre nba basketball landscape is overtime. Elite elite will begin playing sometime in the fall. And we'll be headlined by some of the top now. Former high school players in the country players would be paid minimum one hundred thousand dollars with some making north of that and have access to high level facilities training as well as educational programs to help. Get a better grasp on that. I'm joined by brandon williams the head of basketball operations for overtime. Elite and kevin ollie the former. Nba guard uconn. Coach was the head coach and director of player development bread. And i want to start here with you. Just kind of give me the ten thousand foot view overtime elite. What are the objectives. What what what was behind the formation of this league. I think any of us. Chris who've been around for a long time i've actually seen Sort of the downside of young players who entered into professional ranks to this point. It's been the nba Who are not ready. And so what does that mean you know not not ready to form and be stars or is it just not ready to be great teammates or is it not ready to be good partners. is sort of all that you know the idea that the work day is much longer than they know. And that there's more responsibility to be in a professional athlete The responsibilities to families and communities we just have to do a better job preparing them and here was an opportunity to be part of a program that wanted to address all that. It's not just about being a good player. It's like we wanna address the whole athlete. Hope so on. Three levels were hitting basketball. Easiest thing understand. I think businesses in our world is education And then there's brand you know. These young people now are moving at a speed that we aren't as older folks and they want to build things An earlier age particularly off the court so building a brand is important something that can last well beyond their tread on tire so we're hitting it in basketball business brand. That's that's that's really thirty thousand foot view. Kevin what attracted you to this job. Just like his dad is the whole person being able coach them from a mind body and soul Experience and understanding the mindfulness athlete I've seen it from a pro level. Got up tune into play thirteen years with twelve different teams so i understand like the different trials and tribulations you go through with a player not saying that these players are gonna go through that but is getting them more prepared if they do come into some certain situations where it's not typically going the right way. How can they manage that situation. So what they do today can echo into tomorrow and having the ability to kana paint on a black blank. Canvas is what a really attracted to me to to this you know. Ot league program we can take the player really shape the curriculum you not with teaching them about subjects. But we're really teaching them about themselves as well from media training From mental health issues. All the different things that come involved because we all know chris is stress. You know from success is a lot of pressures is a lot of people pulling at you. It's a lot of people won't certain things. But how do you deal with that from a player's standpoint where you can play when you get on the basketball court and half clear and not be caught up in the distractions of off the court issues. Um as desks desks were really kind of vocal. Spirit to give back in it and how these kids you know. Have these players be available at the moment of truth to make the right decisions and that was very important to me. Kevin as you mentioned you played in the nba brand. You played in the nba. As well i wanna ask both of you guys and kevin. I'll start with you like if this was available to you as sixteen. seventeen year. Old looking back. Would you have founded attractive with a definitely founded attractive You know i kind of thought the box anyway. I was from chris. Shaw from from from south central and i chose connecticut. So you places that. I didn't even know nothing about growing up. You always thought out the box and never wanted to go down a path that everybody was going down So i was always curious. And i think that's how my mom especially my mom. My dad raised me. So i definitely been curious of this situation. No no speaking now without you know took it. I'm not sure. But i think it really gave me another option to look at it and this is what we're trying to do not saying that the ncaa is wrong overtime. Leaders wrong or right. It's not about that. It's about if you really care about the student. Athletes you give them as much options as possible. And i think this gives the lee student athlete. Another option and i think you know it's a very Great option for them to have and if they choose overtime league we're going to give our whole heart to make sure they're developed on and off the basketball court chris i- jumping after coach It would have been interesting. Chris but i certainly would not have been a candidate i would. Let's just get that right. What what things that's important. We sit down going through just grassroots community and we spent months just talking to people educating about. You know what we're about who we are. Each of us has a reputation in some other space. Not here The this program isn't for everybody is not the right fit for everybody. We are cherry picking and a lot of ways. These are players that feel like they are destined for professional basketball. There are a lot of sixteen year olds. That don't know that yet and their parents aren't convinced that yet in people that support them. Don't don't feel that confidence yet. They may be another year away or two years away but this is not. This is not the right path for everyone. Twenty four athletes roughly twelve per class. We're looking at juniors and seniors and the truth is at this age. What was really funny about scouting them is everybody's skinny and like a lanky and underdeveloped and still has like a mountain of upside to you know to to get through before you can really see who they're going to be but you know if you have a young player like brand williams who's just dreaming of being an nba player but does not much certainty. That's even realistic We gotta be very careful about this approach In taking because there there are risks but for those that that have already established in this deke. They've established a day of separated from their class. You know jaylen. Lewis has an example the most recent example. He's he's he's elevated in separate. The draft isn't tomorrow though so there's still a lot of work to do but he's already in front running physician and it gives everyone low confidence that this is the kind of investment and the kind of pet that would make a ton of sense for players like that. Let me follow up on that brandon. Because you're you're entering. What suddenly become a fairly crowded space in terms of leagues like this. You know the g. league ignite is one season in but they've had a measure of success. We've seen jalen green probably a top pick. Jonathan kamenga top five or six. Then you have the ncw with this. Recent ruling allowing top players to make money off their name image and likeness. How does how does the elite separate itself from that group. Why think i is. We start a little bit sooner so the g. league zone a great job with what we call it a year the prep year that year. That a recent graduates would be going to college and they've already been hacking the system you know going to italy or china So so there's a market for those players and we want an alternative to college for for for us though. Our players are seeking an alternative to high school so we are a school but we think about the resources that were bringing to the table first of which being an nba like environment You know start coach. Ali coach lehto in a robust set of staff. I mean scouting staff a high performance staff administrative team. Our goal was to simulate an nba organization for for young athletes at sixteen seventeen eighteen. Th there there is no other environment. Like that. And i think the big way that we separate with high school athletes Is that both domestically and internationally. We're able to put twenty four of them together in a building. So what we're selling is the best competition for these guys starts at home. I mean every day in line coaches don't minister drills administer competition aspects of practice and getting ready for games but when you look to the right and left and i noticed as a player. There's no weak link. I mean everywhere you look. There's somebody that's doing what you're doing and possibly doing more. Because they they are not just dreamed about the into the league or to the high level. They're on their way there That's where we've been able to. I think create a little separation from others that have tried or looked at something. Like this kevin. How do you approach this job. Do you do it in a similar mindset and you had at uconn where you have young players you also you know yukon. You had to keep them academically eligible you to follow that pretty closely. I mean is there is it a similar mindset or do you take a different tact. I think you just let it be you know. Similar is not. It's just whatever comes you say yes to it and you cultivate hope from it I never coached high school players. They was always you know graduated from high school. And now they're freshman's This situation is a little different in in was recruiting for two to three years. This situation is a little different. But you know from me. Chris i love the unknown about it. And that's the space i live in. Not just wanna make sure that. I have the space incorporate something in these players that they can just think about it can build from a have a foundation so when they make the transition they have every tool in the toolbox to say okay. Oh that's a problem Assess it let me be able to correct it. Let me obsessed. Let me be aware of it and i think that's the difference between you know coaching a high school kid in in the college. Kid i mean you get able to mold them a little bit better and then you have to understand where they at. Now you know back then. I didn't have social media. We didn't have social media now. These kids these players are building their brand a little bit earlier and now you just meet them where they are. And i can't wait to get them up on campus get them up until atlanta just continue to build a great relationship. Welcome spend time with the one on one in. This situation is going to provide us to do a lot more skill development that i didn't have a really good opportunity and it had not one say good opportunity. I didn't have the best opportunity. Because there's so many things we own a row recruiting You own a row fundraising these different things. Brandon's taken care of in. Dan porter is taken care of. I can just really coach the player and work on his skill development on and off the basketball court. So it's really given me my own lane. So i can really perform my job. Mama job is really breaking down and relationships it starts. Relationship is start with trust. Stars will hold is spending time with the the young student athletes on and off the basketball court and pushed them to greatness and the competition is not on. our side of competition is with him. You know can you beat your previous best bestself. Can you be better than today you know. Can you be better tomorrow than you were date. And that's what i'm coaching. And that's what i love to do. And i think we're going to have some great young man as open as biden has going to be vulnerable going to try to reach for the sky. In the sky is going to be ob- you is not going to be limits. I can't wait to get up to atlanta. We've been having some many camps. Chris has been wonderful to get back on the court with the guys. And i'm looking forward to the next mini camp and dan looking forward to getting them up to atlanta. So we really can go to work. You know when. I was was talking to brian. shaw a couple of months ago. Kevin about how he was coaching. The ignite you know it was a lot of pro stop. He was trying to bring to that team. Are you taking that same. Approach you trying to coach them like their nba players or something different. No it's nothing different is just. I'm building pro. Habits in every situation is going to be different. Chris this is going to be some guys. Come in you know. Say for instance like a. John montero will we got him and he you know is a little bit more advanced than some other players because he's been a pro- already and then it's going to be another situation where we gotta talented guy might not be able to get quick but these opportunities we can go at our own pace we can sit down and talk to them but we're really teaching and building pro habits and those habits is going to translate over to them being great pros when that opportunity come invest in the nba are the euro league so every day you know we are building like a practice plan like more of a college practice plan nba practice bandwidth doing drills. That i got from my numerous stops in the nba. You know we're doing sets in the nba. Then we gotta understand that sixteen years old as well you know and maybe sometimes you gotta you know kinda doubt it down a little bit. But i'm gonna let com. I'm going to let that go. i'm not going to focus on one of it. I'm not gonna say oh. We're doing this process. Each and every day every day is different. And that's what i love about the unknown. And i'm gonna treat it like that and we just gonna continue to bill because i think we got great mas and organization that really want to coach the whole person. And that's what i'm really excited about. You decided to upgrade your outdoor deck. So you ordered the essentials. Power washer said a patio chairs and a shiny new grill. And you use your bank of america. Customized cash rewards credit card choosing to earn three percent cashback online shopping and up to five point. 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Divers inventors patent and unleash economic opportunity. Find out at invent together dot org learn more and take action today brandon not to continue to compare this team to the ignite but when i talked to sharieff abderrahim about that i mean. I had asked him about the sustainability of that team. Given how much. Money was being poured in to pay some of the players. And he bobbed and weaved floyd mayweather trying to answer that question. Because it's it's hard to commit to it without say a television contract more sponsorships and things like that when you can you speak to kind of the sustainability of this because we've seen startups with an influx of cash. Get get in big the first year. But then peter out. I mean what needs to happen. Four overtime elite to become a long term successful program while has got to answers. I think you know a concept. I mean we're we're selling on the ability to develop young players and have a more more pro ready right. So this is. This is the path we are offering basketball development. Call it professional Business development And we are also like leveraging. What is an incredible media platform that again. The things that we like to call a distinguishing factors. That's a huge one. So not to bob and weave one. We gotta be good ass. You know that. That's how have long deputy spurs the spurs. They were good for really long time. And so we've got the that there were good at this note. No pressure on kale right The the the second piece though is you know and this comes from my my time in the nba. It just wasn't that long ago where it out of chicago. Pre-draft combine interview. If i said. I wanna build my brand. Everybody in the room was like smirking and like you know what. What are we talking about like. It's about basketball basketball basketball And you know if you are young team developing and not winning a lot of games truth is you can't sell just basketball because your basketball isn't great you got to sell personalities and stories in that there's something that people can invest in in fall in love with other than like the final score like otherwise. The sixers had no chance right any any development team yet to buy into a story and for us. I think we have a chance to create stories but we get a chance to show those stories because we have a platform. So it's it doesn't take much. I mean i'm not a social media guru. But when i got recruited for this job haven't been around the block a little bit certainly from an nba perspective. I heard a couple of things. I really got my attention. One was fifty million followers That's eyeballs and we all know that that Business follows the eyeballs in whatever in whatever respect. The other was which is unfair. Because i think that number changes month over month but it started at one point four and not set maybe one point eight or one point nine billion with a b. billion views of content a month that overtime in some ways has found a way to the heart. The mind of young people It is being communicated and solid as you know the generation z. sort media and content engine We are doing an amazing thing here which is developing young talent in a pure way that we want to make sure that they are prepared. Top to bottom to do well on the court to do well and communities to do well in business but then there's this other thing which is they want to be known like. No player wants to play in an empty building. Everybody wants to play where it matters. They wanna play. When nick can rock and like the building and just like recognizing their talent. We're just artists. And one thing that is kind of showcase. By one event that that overtime overtime the media company producing s called. You see it on youtube to. Is that over. Hundred million people watched that. I mean that that's not an insignificant number that players that are going to play overtime. Lee will have the opportunity to be known The the opportunity of bring brick big brands to the table and support this platform If not already indicated by the kinds of investors that that have shown interest but the brands that are coming to the table our sustainability is going to be showing value delivering value to not just the athletes but to overtime visibility. I would imagine great for them but can you monetize it. Can you make it so this league is in the black or does it need to be in the black every year. Well my the good news is as a basketball man. No different than a different than the is Get a budget. My job is to be fishing and and spend wisely. I i'm not. I'm not asked to sell tickets or generate revenue that's for a tremendous And in successful a business operations Our job is to make sure that what we are delivering is high is a high level product That you see the growth and development of our young players. What's there recruited. We gotta make them better. They need to be able to perform and probably the best testament of our success is going to be our nba. Gm voting with this pick right but with a coach saying like they did a nice job. This guy was. Well coached testament to takeo and the rest of the coaching staff. That if we're doing that will prove successful. Because guess what the next crop of recruits when we're in the gym like we're not chasing them. There's sort of meeting us at at minimum half way. We need to keep bringing high level taliban and developing talent to prove successful and i have a tremendous set of partners across academics and across content media. That will will do their part to elevate our business. Can you expecting to tap into some of your. nba relationships. I mean as you mentioned thirteen teams in twelve seasons. You've made a lot of friends over the years. We're going to see like san preston sitting in the crowd for your practices as a whole so sam and so many gyms that i know you know Kevin durant and all these guys are destinies in overtime. Just having them be around. We had our first minicamp. Ray allen showed up and not only showed up. He brought his son to work out with guys. Just it was just amazing. does just see how the branches that we can continue to pull up on and they continue to pull on us and be a partnership in. This thing is going to be great. Are you expecting to have kind of drop ins. Durant's involved with the league. You expecting these guys. Just be around. Which i would imagine would be both a resource for you but also an attractive quality to this league definitely. Definitely we going to build a place where it's going to be hopefully a development premier development destination for everybody and you know hopefully katie can come out and work out with guys and russell westbrook and james harden and all these guys that we know and i know i had opportunity to be evolved. Then it's kinda beat a veteran guys We want them to be around. Because it's not. Just me sean. It's also watching tape like these are the different drills and look how k. d. and look how chris paul is using the pick and rolls and now they're showing up that's a that's a big big bang for us with us growing these young talented student athletes To get them inspired to the next level and they're doing a great job done only gonna do. I coached him. Chris a coach me on a day to day basis. I'm open to that and we just really want to have a love affair with guys and and the end of the day chris. We want appease the basketball guys. We wanna play the right way. We want to share a basketball. We wanna run. We wanna have fun. We want how to join the game but it can't just be me me me. It has to be weak. And i'm wanting to teach guys how to be involved in any system they get drafted about. They can be a part of a productive system and be a productive partner in in the community as well no matter what city they when they arrive to the nba brandon. Before let you go. What schedule gonna look like i mean is this team playing. Just walk me through kind of what these kids are getting into. And what kind of schedule you gonna be able to put together so schedule that that is really interesting for everybody. And i wanna try to illuminate. But i've got to be careful we are still contracting with some teams But for the audience the think about it in buckets. We're gonna play independent prep schools. That's going to be a significant part of our schedule. We are a high school so we are looking to schedule. Some of the top independence that you would typically no to have a national schedule can travel that have the ability to be mobile. We're scheduling home and away with with With those folks and it looks like net set as an example It looks like you know. Folks that are playing for a national title Arizona florida california. So it'll be a widespread travel schedule for us. We're also looking at European competition so think about junior euroleague as an example. Some of the best clubs the Insects as an example Where we can get a collection of sixteen to nineteen year old elite talent to compete against us. And then as i mentioned earlier on the show we really feel like the best competition is gonna come internally and that's where our league play Comes into effect so we are looking at our group of twenty four as three teams of eight. There will be standings you'll be able to track will compete against each other. That'll be a significant part of our schedule as well. We don't want to overstep our guys one of the things. We really wanna correct leading science. Guide us here. is is minimized the wear and tear. Nobody's while still developing and preparing for a professional level place so a schedule of maybe thirty five. To forty games is our target. We started september Training camp will will begin Play by mid august. We'll be done by by Late march is how we see our schedule shaping up i'm looking forward to it brennan kevin. It's a really interesting concept and hope you guys have a lot of success with an. I'll certainly be watching a lot of. Nba people will be watching but brandon. Stay out of a set of massachusetts. Kevin has like some basketball. Ptsd from all those bc. Matchups i'm sure would probably were so tough. I don't remember kevin. It's not real like talk about it. But lita past. We'd be six thousand. That's not very nice. That's hovering kevin brand. Thanks for joining me. I appreciate it all right. Thank you chris. Thanks so much.

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The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

03:55 min | 2 months ago

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"Like the government like memphis yet. Some battles with market assault didn't work out your plus new york. You just might be one of those guys that doesn't have the right temperament to be is based on what we've seen a memphis in new york might be better suited for these ranks but if he succeeds in l. a. I think he'll get another chance right. Maybe i think the point being though that if you as an organization have identified a guy instead he we believe in him then. Okay then believe in him. Stick with them and make sure you've given them enough tools to succeed Is it a pulling the plug at the first sign of of struggle and that's what happens in the nba. too often. is that seems panic. You know the fans turn. There's some minor flare up. Oh the coach and player got into it. Whatever it may good teams that can happen on as well. And it's it's just. It's the way franchises. React so you have to know whether or not the guy is is is right and then stick with them. And so yeah. Let's jomo's should get a nice long here. She got a ton of latitude in orlando given where they are as an organization given the state of that roster. Yeah i agree. Howard enjoy milwaukee looking forward to hearing the conversation with the lazarus on friday. You can check podcast. Right here on the crossover feet again. Make sure you listen to howard's interview. Spencer dinwiddie from last week. It was really really strong. Enjoy -joy the mid west our. We'll talk when you're back on the northeast always a pleasure. My friend the newest player in the pre nba basketball landscape is overtime. Elite elite will begin playing sometime in the fall. And we'll be headlined by some of the top now. Former high school players in the country players would be paid minimum one hundred thousand dollars with some making north of that and have access to high level facilities training as well as educational programs to help. Get a better grasp on that. I'm joined by brandon williams the head of basketball operations for overtime. Elite and kevin ollie the former. Nba guard uconn. Coach was the head coach and director of player development bread. And i want to start here with you. Just kind of give me the ten thousand foot view overtime elite. What are the objectives. What what what was behind the formation of this league. I think any of us. Chris who've been around for a long time i've actually seen Sort of the downside of young players who entered into professional ranks to this point. It's been the nba Who are not ready. And so what does that mean you know not not ready to form and be stars or is it just not ready to be great teammates or is it not ready to be good partners. is sort of all that you know the idea that the work day is much longer than they know. And that there's more responsibility to be in a professional athlete The responsibilities to families and communities we just have to do a better job preparing them and here was an opportunity to be part of a program that wanted to address all that. It's not just about being a good player. It's like we wanna address the whole athlete. Hope so on. Three levels were hitting basketball. Easiest thing understand. I think businesses in our world is education And then there's brand you know. These young people now are moving at a speed that we aren't as older folks and they want to build things An earlier age particularly off the court so building a brand is important something that can last well beyond their tread on tire so we're hitting it in basketball business brand. That's that's that's really thirty thousand foot view. Kevin what attracted you to this job. Just like his dad is the whole person being able coach them from a mind body and soul Experience and

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Celtics' Brad Stevens Leaves Coaching to Replace Retiring Danny Ainge

WBZ Midday News

00:47 sec | 3 months ago

Celtics' Brad Stevens Leaves Coaching to Replace Retiring Danny Ainge

"The departure retirement of an all time great Kenny Age who won championships as a player and won a championship as a head of basketball unprecedented in Celtics history, where the truly finest people I've ever met in my life that was Celtics governor and CEO, which grows back today is the team announced the retirement of Danny Ainge in the promotion of Brad Stevens from head coach to the president of basketball operations. James told the media today he'll now have the opportunity to spend time with his family. This is a good day for me and for my family. My Children talked with them through all of this process, and we're excited for you know the opportunities that I have to spend more time with them and not be a stressed the team said their search for a new head coach will begin immediately. Brian Antonelli, WBZ

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NBA Fines Philadelphia 76ers’ Daryl Morey $50,000 For Tweet About James Harden

Mason & Ireland

03:31 min | 9 months ago

NBA Fines Philadelphia 76ers’ Daryl Morey $50,000 For Tweet About James Harden

"Last of basketball operations daryl. Morey is getting in trouble with the twitter again all right. He's been fined fifty thousand dollars for violating the nba anti-tampering policy the finest in response to a to a december twentieth tweet about the houston rockets superstar. James harden obviously gio more used to be there. The tweet was deleted several minutes later. Celebrated the one year anniversary of heart and breaking the rockets franchise assists record more told the league. It was an inadvertent post from an automated app. Now more was hired by the seventy sixers less than two weeks after resigning as the rockets manager. And obviously he. The sixers are one of the franchises that have considered trading james harden john. Do you think that maury deserve to be fine for tampering. Here for that. Automated tweet just congratulating james or the one year anniversary of breaking the record. I don't think he should have been fined. But let me say this. I think adam silver is the best commissioner in sports. I think he's super smart. I think that daryl didn't endear has been a guest on our show. Many times may mason. And i both loved daryl. I think daryl didn't read the room here in other words. Tillman for tita. And the rockets are in a mess. Right now with harden. He has their best player. He wants out. Everyone's connecting the dots saying that darryl would love to have him in philadelphia so for darryl to poke that particular bear at this time is a bad look the way this went down and tell me if you agree is as soon as that tweet happened. Somebody in houston called the league office and said this is bs. Were in the middle of trying to navigate a crisis down here. And this guy's congratulating a player and making us look bad. And i think the league had to react at that point and so i wouldn't have find him but i understand why the league did. What do you think yeah. I think i was surprised when i saw that because i thought his tweet was pretty harmless. But i think you're right. I think that that you know james. Initially when he first asked for the trade didn't really have any representation. Okay didn't have an origin at that time is he's always kind of just like his mom and he's he's since tapped into wasserman those guys'll so he's got different representation now they can handle things but initially. There was a lot of consternation amongst the rockets. When darryl was interested daryl's sixers darrow. Were interested in trading for him. Right you know is there. Was there. Contact with darrell. James like there's this. There's a lot of stuff that really doesn't smell right with the rockets and the sixers and james harden and so whether this tweet was made it on time serving. It's just he. Daryl needs to be way more careful and the whole automated app. I just. I don't know if i buy that. I don't know if i bet either. I so i understand. Let's just say this ninety probably ninety eight percent of the time out of silver gets it right so i think that there's probably a backstory to this that all of us don't know and darryl poking the bear in houston at this particular time was probably not the smartest move. But it's not money they're owned by a bunch of hedge fund guys in philadelphia. It darryl can afford it. I think it'll probably go away now.

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Celtics Training Camp May Kick Off Without Gordon Hayward As He Leaves Boston for Charlotte

WBZ Midday News

00:36 sec | 10 months ago

Celtics Training Camp May Kick Off Without Gordon Hayward As He Leaves Boston for Charlotte

"Camp camp for for the the Boston Boston Celtics. Celtics. But many are still talking about the teams off season with the opt out of Gordon Hayward, followed by the sign and trade with the Charlotte Hornets. And although there were many rumors about trades the Celtics could have made President of basketball operations Danny Ainge said today he won't discuss player names, but there were trade discussions. But I'm just saying that, you know, we did have a discussion with Indiana not gonna go into the details. And we knew what the risks were, and we knew what all the options we could do. Signing grades with Indiana with Charlotte, and we thought that any one of those options were good like number One option was getting Gordon to come back and the Red Sox

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What could the college basketball season look like

The KFBK Morning News

02:24 min | 10 months ago

What could the college basketball season look like

"Finish out their season out of state because health officials in Santa Clara County have shut down their operation and Levi Stadium There is also word this morning that college basketball's future is in doubt. Rachel Bachman is a college basketball reporter for The Wall Street Journal. She told this morning with Gordon deal that college basketball teams are more vulnerable than football teams because they have fewer players and if just a few of them gets sick, Of course, it can devastate an entire roster, she says. There's another reason basketball teams are at greater risk. College basketball teams travel a lot more. They play more frequently, so that also presents a problem if you know There's an infection, and players have to say quarantine for a week or two. That could wipe out numerous games as opposed to in college football. Maybe one or two. Okay, so Christina, they have fewer players on the roster and I play indoors. Yes, that's true, so that adds another element to this and Bockman says. But the NC double a has already severely cut back on the regular season schedule. The empty itself first delayed the start of the season by more than two weeks on duh, then it also pretty radical move flashed the number of required games on to be considered for the postseason and state tournament. So now it seems only have to finish. 13 games to qualify for consideration. If you get into a men's or women's tournament last year, it was 26 games. And so you could tell that the entity is bracing for a lot of games to be postponed, canceled, so they cut their regular season schedule in half go from 26 to 13, and then you can become eligible for the tournament, which is in March. Now get this the men's basketball tournament. The March Madness provides the overwhelming majority of revenue for N C w basketball operations. So of course they don't want to. They don't want to cancel March, man. This and a lot of that is TV revenue. That's where they make their money. They're gonna have to bubble. They're talking about holding it in one place in Indianapolis. I believe it is and they might do. They might use that model that the N B a used when they went to Orlando. It worked very well for the NBA. I mean, you had a couple of people that you know it did left to go get something to eat or whatever, and came back. The concern isn't necessarily the tournament itself. March madness. It's getting to the tournament, right? Because you got to travel. You mean you're going to have to go to other schools in other places? Well, this is also happening as

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A Rare Conversation with Former Philadelphia 76ers GM Sam Hinkie

ESPN Daily

05:03 min | 10 months ago

A Rare Conversation with Former Philadelphia 76ers GM Sam Hinkie

"Sam hinkie. Welcome to espn daily pablo sam. Let's be very clear about what's happening here. You don't really talk to people in this way very often. You have reminded me for a long time as a mixture of like all the complimentary to it. I hope you receive. But there's like a jd salinger aspect. Maybe greta garbo is more your speed wizard of oz kind of thing. So why are you breaking. Said silence with me. Right now is you're you're lifting expectations. I don't know if i keep up. But i'll i'll do my best. I do talk every day. Adjust don't talk to you and your colleagues at espn on television. Every day I it's not every a chance to guess up on your friends. Who just had something awesome happened in their life. That happens to coalesce with a bunch of my life. So that's why yeah. Well let's get into it. Because daryl morey your former boss colleague. Your friend just got hired this week. Two year old job. Which is president of basketball operations at the philadelphia seventy sixers. What was your reaction to that news. Stoked i'm stoked. Now it's a i think is great news. I think it's very much he's a. He's a good higher. He's a great har. It's a really big move the franchise for carolina belt with a bunch of people that i care about and i just think it portends really great things for the future for the sixers Remains to this day remains meaningful to me and so Stoudt first of all. Did you know before i knew which is to say. Did you know before woche tweeted about this on wednesday afternoon all paulo the nature of compounding trust with people over long periods of times. Being careful about what you say. Well you know The important to me a maybe. This sounds facetious. But it's me it's important to me to earn. Trust the bill and a lot of ways. One as you do that as a be careful about what you know when you knew anything. So i can sense the drawbridge raising a little bit slower dzhumber where one minute end to to our conversation and here you go with like zingers zingers. I'm trying to scale the castle. And and let me let me let me try something else because i understand that completing. That's these days. Tell me about private conversations. You wouldn't mind sharing your social security information as well. That'd be very helpful. But i want to get into what you mentioned earlier. Which is that. This coalesce is around your story as well in a way that makes you very timely person to talk to on the record at a sports publication like espn daily. I mean the metaphors. Sam for what has happened this week that i have set that i've landed on that. I'm settling a pod. Is that the philadelphia seventy sixers. I mean they kind of just hired their ex wife's older sister so in this metaphor. I think you know that you are the x in this case and i wanna ask you first about that. I mean this must have felt in some way as much as you're excited about this and stoked by the way godsend for sixers fans everywhere like i would argue that. It must be kind of weird. Also eight hasn't begun yet so we'll see a suspect they'll be on occasion. It'll be a little a little strange but mostly it will be great. I that's a. You're only a mind like yours would come up with a with an analogy like that. It's i think of it as a obviously a good thing for daryl and something He wanted to do which is awesome. And i think a good thing for the sixers and you know. God bless him for getting to that answer. I think it's i think it's a great answer. And regardless of the oddity of it make my simple. I've been sixer fan and rockets fan more than the other teams for a while. I can continue to school. Yeah i want to know how much you've actually gotten to watch year-old team your old franchise. Have you gone to see the philadelphia. Seventy sixers play basketball over these last four years since he resigned from the team. I watch a bunch of for sure. I don't watch every game. And i surely don't watch all of every game. I live on the west coast and so Post dinner a lot of nights. You can catch the fourth quarter. I'm as guilty as some fans that game close Turn on the game's not close in. It's not that interesting with a minute ago and you you know. Live to watch another day. but yeah i i watch a bunch and i i keep track a lot because i care about how they do and i care about a bunch of the people there i care about you know. What's the people on the floor. So i'm i'm a fan from far.

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Rob Pelinka Says Kobe Predicted Los Angeles Lakers' NBA Championship Win

Mason & Ireland

02:39 min | 10 months ago

Rob Pelinka Says Kobe Predicted Los Angeles Lakers' NBA Championship Win

"Joining us. Right now is the architect of the twenty twenty world champion. Los angeles lakers general manager. Rob pelinka rob. Thanks for coming on. We appreciate a man to beyond guys. Good to hear your voices rob great to have you back in california and let me start there. We haven't talked to you since the lakers won the title and actually went back and look this up today. You were hired on march seventh twenty seventeen and we've had john lott before so we know you're a dreamer rob you dream big. I dream big. I think it's a really healthy thing to dream big but in your wildest dreams did you think within three years you could lead the lakers back to the top. Absolutely not. it's interesting. I told this story before and it. It's one that i cling to but i remember when When i when. I got the job. Of course my my i sort of dinner and drinks was was with my best friend. That's who you're going to do to celebrate a new job so so you know. Kobe and i went out for dinner and drinks in newport and he said at the table he said you know. I've i've twenty years working with you partnering with you. I i know your approach. I i know how you think detailed you are and you know and He said i'm looking at the roster. Yeah you said that you're inheriting some tough contracts and not a lot of cafes. He said i'll give you about three years and you'll have the lakers compete for a championship. And i said i was like dude. I love your optimism. But but no shot this is gonna take. This is going to take longer than that. So i think he He saw it before. I did it. It's really a testament to you. Know the the work of people here not me It's the we have an incredible basketball operation. Staff that is deep and thoughtful and hardworking and It's easy as a gm to get or take credit. But you know i. It's really the staff of people here and Lebron i think one time referred to us as beautiful wonderful people or something to that effect and that's really what it is. And i i think our players Especially in the bubble just really experienced that support That are front office and our staff gives to them to put him in a position to be the best they can and that was so necessary. One hundred day medical bubble we i. I knew the team that was the most together and the players that felt most supported by the front office and the coaching staff would have a huge chance to get to the end. And i think that's how we saw play out

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Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim tests positive for COVID-19, says he currently is 'not experiencing symptoms'

Sean Hannity

00:36 sec | 11 months ago

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim tests positive for COVID-19, says he currently is 'not experiencing symptoms'

"Coach tests positive for Corona virus. Syracuse Men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim has tested positive for Cove in 1975 year Old released a statement on Twitter Sunday saying that he tested positive in the team's most recent round of testing and immediately began his self isolation behind, said he is not currently experiencing any symptoms. But we'll continue to monitor his health closely as advised by the medical staff before thanking fans for their support. Athletic director John Wilde hacks said that the program has paused all basketball operations and is now following CDC guidelines and a CC protocols right there. I'm in character, and this is Fox News.

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A Rare Conversation with Former Philadelphia 76ers GM Sam Hinkie

ESPN Daily

05:03 min | 11 months ago

A Rare Conversation with Former Philadelphia 76ers GM Sam Hinkie

"Sam hinkie welcome to USPS daily. Hi Pablo. Sam Let's be very clear about what's happening here. You don't really talk to people in this way very often you have reminded me for a long time as a mixture of like I say this with all the complementary nature to it I hope you receive, but there's a j d salinger aspect maybe Greta Garbo more your speed wizard of Oz kind of thing. So why are you breaking said silence with me right now is You're you're lifting expectations. I don't know if I can keep up but I'll I'll I'll do my best. I do talk every day I, just don't talk to you and your colleagues at ESPN. On television every day it's not everyday. You get a chance to guess up on your friend who just had something awesome happened in their life that happens to coalesce with a bunch of my life. So that's why. Yeah well, let's get into it because. Darryl Maury, your former boss colleague, your friend. Just, got higher this week to dear old job, which is president of basketball operations at the Philadelphia Seventy sixers. What was your reaction to that news? Of stoked. I'm stoked. Now it's I think it's great news I think he's a he's not a good higher. He's a great heart. It's a really big move the franchise for Franchisee Carolina. Belt. With a bunch of people that I care belt and. I just think it portends really great things for the future for the sixers which remains to this day remains meaningful to me and so So I'm stoked first of all, did you know before I knew which is to say, did you know before Woche tweeted about this on Wednesday after do all Paulo the nature of compounding trust with people over long periods of times being careful about what you say what you know? I I'll say this I like. Deporting to me. Maybe, the sounds facetious but it's me It's important to me to. Earn Trust with people and a lot of ways. One of the ways you do that as a be careful about what or when you knew anything. So I can sense the drawbridge raising a little bit slower jump car. We're one minute into timer to our conversation. Here you go with like Zingers Zingers I'm trying to scale the castle and they'll let me let me let me try something else because. I understand that completing these days tell me about a private conversations please. Wouldn't mind sharing your social security information. Well, that'd be very helpful but I WANNA get into what you mentioned earlier, which is that this coalesce around your story as well in a way that makes you a very timely person to talk to on the record at a sports publication like ESPN daily I mean the metaphor. Sam. For what has happened this week that I have set that I've landed on that I'm settling upon is that the Philadelphia? Seventy sixers I mean they kind of just hired their ex wife's older sister. So in this metaphor, I think you know that you are the X in this case and I want to ask you first about. That I mean, this must have felt in some way as much as you're excited about this stoked, and by the way, it's a godsend for sixers fans. Everywhere like I would argue that it must be kind of weird also. I mean eight hasn't begun yet. So we'll see a suspect they'll be on occasion it'll be a little. A little strange but mostly, it be great I. THAT'S A. You're. Only a mind like yours would come up with a with an analogy like that. It's I think of it as a obviously a good thing for Daryl and something he wanted to do which is awesome and I think a good thing for the sixers and. God bless them for that answer I think it's I think it's a great answer and regardless of the. Oddity of it I mean make my simple. I've been on Sixer Fan and a rock fan more than the other teams. For a while, I can continue to do that. Let's go. Yeah I want to know how much you've actually gotten to watch year old team your old franchise. How much have you gone to see the Philadelphia Seventy sixers play basketball over these last four years since you resigned from the team I watch a bunch of for sure I. Don't watch every game and I surely don't watch all of every game I live on the West Coast and so post dinner a lot of nights you can gets the fourth quarter and I'm as guilty some fans that you know games close turn it on and the game's not close in. It's not that interesting with. A minutes ago and you you know. Live to watch another day Yeah I I watch and I. I keep track a lot because I. Care about I care about how they do and I care about a bunch of people who care about. The people on the floor so yeah, I'm a I'm a fan from afar.

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Daryl Morey on verge of joining Philadelphia 76ers as president of basketball operations

Around the Horn

00:49 sec | 11 months ago

Daryl Morey on verge of joining Philadelphia 76ers as president of basketball operations

"The seventy sixers Daryl Morey this drop that nowhere today. They're expected to finalize a deal. It'd be president of basketball operations work alongside GM, Elton brand turnover this off season for Philly. Doc Rivers Now coaching what it would Daryl Morey mean to a team Ben Simmons who doesn't shoot the three Ramona and Joel Embiid, who as the Center Position Daryl, Morey has gone away from recently. Like Garo thinks about basketball differently than we all deal and I think he's you know oftentimes credited with changing the game of basketball into into what we see today and so I if you're if you have one of the most unsolvable rosters in basketball. The. Left with is very hard to maneuver very hard to solve bring in a guy who thinks differently I liked to

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Pacers fire coach Nate McMillan after four seasons

Dana Loesch

00:33 sec | 1 year ago

Pacers fire coach Nate McMillan after four seasons

"To the Indiana Pacers have fired head coach Nate McMillan. The team had just announced two weeks ago that they were giving MacMillan a one year contract extension. But after getting swept in the first round of the playoffs, the team decided it was time to let him go. MacMillan had been the head coach for the pacer of the last four seasons, but was three and 16 in the playoffs, not making it out of the first round any of those years. Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard says. It was a very hard decision but wants to move in a different direction, and the search for a new coach begins

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New York Knicks hiring Tom Thibodeau as next head coach

ESPNews

02:03 min | 1 year ago

New York Knicks hiring Tom Thibodeau as next head coach

"So Tom Thibodeau is gonna be the head coach of the next. Here's our guy. Stephen A. Smith, Our first take host was on return to the MBA, and he discussed the positives and negatives. Of the Knicks hiring Fido. Nevertheless, nobody can argue that Davidow has the most successful resume it available coaches that one open market he's one about 59% of the games. You know the job you did in Chicago. We noted he sold it to the postseason first time in like a decade for like, 13 years. We know that he's with one could easily argue whether not Doc Rivers would be a champion as a head coach had it not been for top Thibodeau being his assistant. In Boston back in 2008. So all of those things come with He's got an incredible reputation. Terms of knowing the game of basketball of the entire Lesley committed to the game of back, eat, lives and breathes basketball day and night. Um and you combine that with the fact that again either defense with it, though, that a pluses minuses. The fact that in Chicago there were issues with Paxson and guard form in the general manager In Minnesota. There was an issue with the owner, Glen Taylor, and management, along with the fact that Jimmy Butler wanted to be traded went off Thibodeau, his former coach in Chicago, by the way. Was his president of basketball operations and to coach in Minnesota. And so as a result, you've got a home and believe that Tom Thibodeau has made the necessary adjustments. He's seen the error of his ways. Some respect player relations. And even relations with management and that this is a good deal because I'm here and it's a three year deal. Garrity fully guarantee the other two years, a partial guarantee in excess of about for $4 million. But in the end It seems to be a match made in heaven. Considering the fact that both will you, Wesley Elia Rose Go back over Quarter century with activity. He knows they've known him that long.

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Chicago Bulls won’t be part of the NBA’s 22-team plan for a restart — meaning their season is over

Kap & Company

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Chicago Bulls won’t be part of the NBA’s 22-team plan for a restart — meaning their season is over

"So the NBA announces a twenty two team return to play set up bowls are the twenty fourth street there was talk of doing the thirty team they would have played but in talking with some of the players and some of basketball operations staff it appeared they did not want to play ownership did and so the bulls were left out same with the Atlanta Hawks and so it's twenty two teams that means a Chicago Bulls will next play a meaningful game unless things change December one or thereabouts from March eleven or twelve to December one

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Working in Unison with Justin Ricks Pro Basketball Agent & Manager

9INE POINT Started With A Dream Podcast w/ Jacolby Gilliam

07:20 min | 1 year ago

Working in Unison with Justin Ricks Pro Basketball Agent & Manager

"Of course The number one go every athlete won't make to them You know as a basketball that was in third grade. I was by far was not the best on the team. Probably wasn't the best or any team played on. You know what I mean and But I was a student. I just love being around the game. I loved managed Love getting practice is just love being around. And now when I got to high school I started to become realistic. You're not going to get a college scholarship. You know what I'm saying. Like all these coaches. They come in to see a best friends. So I'll start thinking about different ways. I could just really be steroid again. And at that point like I remember. I was getting out of practice one day and I coached crabby practice. You know just like just going through the motions in our coaches like man. I Dunno taking taking this for granted because a Lotta. This is GONNA BE. Our last ever played basketball. A lot of not getting. The kind of scholarships may not make today. Just Kinda hit me at that point. I was like man. I meeting B. as in our you know and I remember as a to everybody who will listen I will tell Mama be as our GM. And I really believe that you know what I mean and so you know what I did was I want the grammar state and Um when I was there I still try to stay around the game and I was still talking to a lot of my friends. That was playing basketball in the COLLAGEN. You know Still discount trying to study the business and it ended up animated JOB WITH THE MEMPHIS. Grizzlies and I felt like that was like probably the best thing to happen. Because the unique thing about working with the grizzlies everything was in one location unlike most NBA teams. You know the basketball operations the business operations and the practice facility was pretty much in the same building so any given time you know you can see. Lying highlands are the GM and a break role in automates alike and And in my manager at the time was over the says marketing department like every month he will have like maybe a player like Scout. Or sometimes I know how does come and speak to the market style and like I took that to my advantage. I was like all right. He came and spoke to us. I entered it was myself so so when I see him doing gang there when I see him around a bit. I'm a speech on period. Side is like Sede see certain people and I speak to him and I did ask them questions and I remember my best friend wind up becoming my first client when I became. Aj here the free agent workout with the Grizzlies. Coming up and I'm by went to GM adjutant seducing myself like what was going on Monday just agent one day a private looking like man the head of the kid talking to me but as it you know what I mean but I'm looking like man is only thirty GM's so I know you've probably talked to a lot of ages in his lines also. I'M GONNA ask questions because I realize man of you ask questions you ask the right question you'll get passes you know what I mean and So you know after I left the Grizzlies Man I at that certified in my mind. My best friend became my first client and First Year in Atman. I just learned as much as I came in our prime only to class at the time. I really wasn't trying to decide. A Lotta guys always always kinda put it in in in eternal record label. You don't want to a lot of artists and you can't have none of them released the album so what I edited backers in what I mean by that is like I would go to Portsmouth some of the Argos many places as possible late Dan. Facebook and just get connected with coaches general managers. You know what I mean so whenever I do start to sign players our have jobs to give to help them build their careers you know so no man. That's good 'cause we kind of paint a picture of like of the progression and so kind of going back to like the early years when you realize I am not going to be the guy that you know that the gift that offers may be go for you when you're trying to figure out this agent thing right you told everybody about it right like NAM and you can do it right but from an income. Make it out there right right right how. You're honestly like a because I I heard that a lot. You know what I mean like man. You know we come from we come from. It's no agents Man Like what are you talking about the first player dead from my era that made it to the NBA was promised up But before my area you know we always had basketball but no benjamin bed rustles actually from Mar Louisiana before he migrated to Oakland so we always had like athletes but on a business on business. We never had nobody. So you know you're right. When I used to tell people. I'm going to be as people really look like Trip like houses ablaze. And but I really like I could do anything. I really felt room featherweight like right now saying when they say you know you can do all things through Christ. I really believed that scripture like do whatever you know what I mean and it may be a journey. I may not get another night. But I'm always played along dame everything I do you know so I think one of the biggest things that just kept me going my confidence. You know what I'm saying like Interviews UNITES TO. Listen to interviews. Ai Is listened interviews. Kobe is listened interviews. That Wayne like three people that really influenced me. Listen to interviews masterpiece. Listen TO INTERVIEWS MALCOLM X. All five hundred people by Marlee like all. These people got one thing in common. They believe we felt. Like I was GonNa be the best in over the the way. I'm going to be the greatest rapper loud masterpiece like be the best businessman in a slight. Nobody penetrate their belief. Just take on that mentality. You know what I mean like men listens like if this what you WANNA do. You GotTa stand firm on a really gotta dedicate everything to a because if I say on the aging without putting the actions behind it denounces another personality with pipedream like I started doing was at the time I had a full time job. You know what I mean so I get off work. I used to dedicate like an hour and a half to study. Looking at contracts is all public domain. Certain things are public domain. You know what I mean this asking questions again like I say when I worked for the grizzlies you know if I bump into one of the SCOUSE. I'm asking him. How do you evaluate talent? You know what I mean. What what goes into making decision goes into roster changes like these people used to you know. I'm sorry I sucked because you know what I'm saying but they would give me a free day and But the question is short minutes obtains is having a confidence that belief in myself

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Bulls fire GM Gar Forman after 22 years with team

Kap & Company

01:16 min | 1 year ago

Bulls fire GM Gar Forman after 22 years with team

"The the Chicago Bulls just released a statement this just in quote after twenty two years with the Chicago Bulls gar Forman was relieved of his duties as general manager and will not be involved in the basketball operations department the twenty eleven eggs NBA executive of the year led the bulls to the playoffs in seven of his ten years as general manager Jerry Reinsdorf quote gar Forman worked tirelessly for the Chicago Bulls organization first as a scout then as an executive he made many significant contributions during his time here and help to bring some of the brightest young basketball talent to our team from Derrick rose joking Noah and Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler and Coby white he has been a trusted adviser and friend to me over the years and on behalf of everyone I want to thank him for his commitment to the organization Kerr will always be part of our bowls family there you go well said we said it last week that he would not be continuing with this organization like we said on the show on Friday there that I've been hearing from multiple people I trusted he was done and would not be around wouldn't even be like director of Alaskan scouting he was done so gar Forman has been relieved of his duties and is no longer with the organization on the basketball operations

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AP source: Bulls tab Nuggets' Karnisovas to lead operations

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 1 year ago

AP source: Bulls tab Nuggets' Karnisovas to lead operations

"Our tourist Kurdish Abbas's been tapped to take over the bulls front office card each of us has been the GM of the Denver Nuggets the last few years and his title with the bulls will be vice president of basketball operations Karni sevaks replaces John Paxson who will remain with the organization in an advisory role card each of us will have total autonomy with the bulls and will bring in his own general manager he also will take a look at possibly replacing coach Jim Boylen and is expected to make numerous roster changes David Shuster Chicago

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Bulls reportedly hiring Nuggets GM Arturas Karnisovas as new executive vice president of basketball operations

Steve Cochran

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

Bulls reportedly hiring Nuggets GM Arturas Karnisovas as new executive vice president of basketball operations

"Benett the bulls have been looking for a new executive director front office and we have a winner are tourist card to show those general manager of the Denver Nuggets who's expected to come to town and clean house Carter show was chosen as the bulls new executive VP of basketball operations the title held by John Paxson according to ESPN car shoppers will rebuild the bulls inner workings and hire a new GM he played college basketball at Seton hall that had a pro career in Europe as FOR packed cities expected to stay on in an

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"basketball operations" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

01:59 min | 1 year ago

"basketball operations" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"President of basketball operations right to the NBA we go out for the games all the court game of the night rockets and Lakers in LA and the rockets with a late burst in the fourth quarter and they would have by ten one twenty one of one eleven Russell Westbrook forty one eight and five it that he did this at thirty two and thirteen but again the rockets win it by ten meanwhile spurs and Blazers from Portland and develop at faith in a corner three wide open we got a like that filled with the situational awareness to swing the ball drives demurs of Michael hold on the Blazers radio network Blazers beat the spurs one twenty five one seventeen Damian Lillard had twenty six meanwhile another good one six years of Bucks in Milwaukee Bledsoe driving out to Jana's Yanis shoots a three pointer ABC easy as one two three for the MVP two to ninety three Ted Davis with the goal of the books radio network Jana's finishes with thirty six and twenty Bucks beat the Sixers one twelve one a one mix over the magic one oh five one oh three Julius Randle had twenty two and side William said twenty one pelicans beat the bulls won twenty five one nineteen college hoops number two kids that'd be loyal American out eighty five sixty seven Colorado over cal seventy one sixty five Arizona USC eighty five eighty and Houston over to win seventy five sixty two on the ice I would respect the kings five three Canadians and over time over the ducks three to two gold might seven Panthers two doubles five nothing over the flyers red wings in a shoot out of the Sabres for three I'm Jay Berman wake up with D. A. Damon a mental Laura mornings from six to ten eastern on C. B. S..

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"basketball operations" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

03:19 min | 2 years ago

"basketball operations" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"He has a ton of money he's not going to get paid, if he goes to New York, I'm looking at that Malibu house for our television, viewers, and I'm not some real estate mogul here, but it's been nice that only cost twelve million dollars. Well, the thing about Malibu. Not a lot of space in Malibu, especially ocean fronts. So it's, you know. I see. Fifty million on the internet, and I'm like they don't look down is yeah. But I mean that's there the sticking with free agency free agency will have a lot of ripple effects around the league. But still a possibility and the president of basketball operations Jerry spoke about twice impending free agency yesterday. Moola. Wait. He's he's player. And he's a superstar on team in the league. And we'll continue to, to wait on that until we know otherwise we have to be ourselves and we wear ourselves and the whole year. I think he saw that. I think we built a trust. And there, I believe winning a championship him seen who we are, and working with his medical staff and combined with our medical staff on getting him to where he wanted to be can offer. Kawai five years, one hundred ninety million they can offer him forty nine million than any other team because they can't offer him that extra. I'd year. I don't understand giving up, fifty million joy, by the way, he also gave up eighty million to leave San Antonio. How many times can these players give up that kind of money. With why I there was a point where I was pretty certain. He wasn't going to stay with the raptors. And now I just I seeing how the skills give Toronto a lot of credit here. This city has been very smart. Yep. They have not hidden their recruiting penthouse food aircraft. You gotta give Toronto Canadians, generally aren't fighters and aggressive, right? We love Canadians. They are fighting like mad to keep him. And I gotta tell you I'm blown away by it'd be awesome. There's no shame in, in recruiting a superstar. That's with this is ice. Great though. And it was good that they started before it even got to the table to be discussed this great candidates like listen, we may lose them. We are going all in one hundred percent should be disappointing. If he for me, if he does leave at this point, I was really interested in seeing him at the clippers, but I mean, it's the east to stay in the easy bake an extra fifty million dollars own Canada. I biggest sports star in Canada. And you can you could be right back there in the finals now. See I live in Los Angeles. I know I've, I've done some stuff for the clippers. I like the clippers. I gotta tell you, I this story in Canada. It's not the clippers aren't as interesting with quirones interesting to me, as, as the raptors are great story. And I also think it was a bigger story here because of the salary cap in the NHL and taxes in Canada. Hockey teams in Canada have struggled over the last six or seven eight nine ten years to win playoff series. If the raptors can become a juggernaut thing about this, an NBA team may become the country's most popular sports team. That's out if you're the NBA you can't tell me, you're not rooting..

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"basketball operations" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

12:35 min | 2 years ago

"basketball operations" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"But if you're wondering what masai jiri thinks about kawai leonard and the prospects of resigning kawai leonard well you got to hear it straight from cy did his exit interviews his last interviews of the of the year ha ha he did his exit interview on tuesday his own man in like he's showed us that since he came here and he's confident human being he's an unbelievable person he is his own person i'm glad we got him for for the year because when i say this to you guys that we have to be ourselves and we wear selves the whole year i think he saw that i think we built a trust and there but at the end of the day the relationship developed with coli and i know their relationship this organization as as bill with why we will respect his decision no way i do respect that always say that the hardest thing in in in in this business is trading play and free agency on we always have to be ready for both but i believe winning a championship hayme seen who we are working with his medical stuff combined with medical stuff i'm getting him to where he wanted to be on his priority when he side in the press conference he said a cane healthy i you see where he was coming from times on time on moments with ammo we've talked about this about from last year he's confidence getting back to this year for us we continue to be us on i know he will continue to be him so messiah jerry's confident that coli leonard is going to return in fact he thinks the entire team is going to remain intact which it may be confident it may be hope eight hundred certainly is job to try to put the best team together which would include kawai leonard and the president of basketball operations for the raptors he's the guy who brought coli leonard and danny green who also happens to be a free agent he's the one who brought those two from the spurs to the raptors and change the course of the organization so he's confident that they have put their best foot forward which is something similar to what we heard from the players like fred van delete in the wake of their winning the championship we've done everything we can do we've shown him our best face we've shown him our best qualities toronto showed up for him we wanna championship what more could we do to convince him and messiah jiri is saying essentially the same thing if you're wondering about his future by the way there was some reports out there that he was getting wound by the washington wizards but for me it's always been about toronto i love my family loves it here my wife loves his co. which is very important he also points out that his kids are canadian and so he has no plans to go anywhere else and he raves about toronto about the raptors about their diversity and their inclusivity and that this is the best place to be it's after hours on c._b._s. sports radio now if you're wondering about the other team in the n._b._a. finals of course you are so we're wondering about kawai letter but we're also wondering about kevin durant and klay thompson andrea agudelo was a guest on c._n._b._c. and of course he was asked his thoughts on the warriors and their free agency we're going to be good actually we we find on radar because we have some we have some devastating injuries but we got the training staff feel like in in sports and klay back in february march katie and miss the whole season but for him is good to get away from the game to tell us where they're going to resign i think they'll both be back with the golden state warriors we all we're like brother and keep in contact regardless any of that both decided to leave they were still being my brother i still keep in contact with them as much as possible in just wish the best for both of those guys they come back full string crushing the knicks fan Nobody's going to Nick. Sorry. Nobody. klay thompson was not going to the knicks anyway according to clay's dad michael thompson the former laker there was absolutely no chance i'm trying to remember his exact phrase but he told a warriors reporter that clay was absolutely resigning with the golden state warriors i oh if i could remember the phrase it was a two word phrase all remember in here in a second but essentially he was reassuring this reporter who asked him that clay wasn't going anywhere now as for kevin durant he'd been tied i the next then he'd been tied to the nets and kyrie irving but the injury changes everything it may have changed kevin's thought process knowing how much the warriors Care about him, we're invested in him. But also. want him to stay now if what he wanted was to feel like he belonged there and he was a member of that core and they care about them and they're not expecting him to leave all those things well he certainly got that confirmation from his teammates and from his general manager who cried over his injury it's after hours with amy lawrence on c._b._s. sports radio let's talk to h._d. who's in atlanta amen hail to the no hail to the now i want i wanted to speak on the vegan stuff but you just got this basketball got me round everybody's free agents and stuff you know what i mean well you can talk about that if you want Oh, so Kim a welcome for house to Boston Jimmy, the perhaps, to Houston. Well, I mean what Jimmy? the jimmy butler to houston thing is it's a creative solution it would depend on the sixers wanting to do that i mean why would they give him a maximum he'll only then to trade him why i guess the only reason would be that they wouldn't lose him for nothing then that could be the only way that they would convince the rockets to go through this process but also they'd have to find a third team to help wheel and deal so do they want click cappella and p._j. tucker right so if they don't have jimmy butler are those guys they want return or maybe an eric gordon so there's a lot of moving pieces there the mandate they gotta figure out you know this and that but see she my opinion on the brian i never been in the bronx fan on long inches at him is when that year which is the first year he was with cleveland and san antonio and it was time where he will pass the ball to these players you know like some of the guys are coming off the bench in the third in the fourth quarter with two minutes now past the ball to these guys and take the last shot so i lost interest from evaluating here's his career this guy just go from city you know you can go from team and that team and you wanna you wanna be on a championship team you wanna call co join me and i'm just saying i just never seen to l. in the n._b._a. elber i mean so i know a lot of people say he's a great player in the world things a lot different online a lot deeper than that man that just don't it just don't rub me the right way man because he's just trying to always put together like going to the playground and there's one guy went to pick the best players out of the neighborhood and if you show up late one then you pick the best player he don't wanna play you know get married and i'm not praying today because he went to earn enough to get the best they just don't seem do you think a player should spend his entire career with one franchise well okay if you say the cleveland you know maybe another couple of years and they just got traded and happened to be on a good team that's cool but he went to miami and he called her by together you know with the cleveland all they wanna championship now he's going but he's going to l._a. and i'm pretty sure he's on the phone call in different places like come with me and i got to point where you know the rumor has some players don't wanna play with them i mean he has won a championship in each of the cities that he's played in before and los angeles i think might have been more about personal reasons his sons wanting to be there but also it's an iconic franchise i understand what you're saying but i don't think it's any different than any of us as business people i mean i've worked at seven eight different radio stations and two different networks since i got into this business so i don't know that it's any different than that aren't we all looking for the best situation and the right fit and the best bosses and the older you get the better you get at your job sometimes your your reasons for being in a particular place go away or you feel like a another employer is is offering a better opportunity so i don't i try to look at it that way because for us it's sports for them it's a business It's there. man from of course we in a new era but at the same time nobody else is doing is actually doing it that we know all change in jumping ship they call it on the superstar to join them i mean kevin durant went from oklahoma city to golden state well he didn't he didn't he didn't go there by he he wanted to go he didn't go to buy seventy call clay step to join him okay but i don't really see what the difference is there i mean lebron james is as you talk about is one of the best players in the league and so for him to be able to go and bring other players with him i don't i don't know that i mean what what's the difference between that and kevin durant jumping and joining clay and and steph and draymond and that core there i mean they already had a court so he didn't have to bring players with him yeah i mean but you know he was a weird in the right the houston rockets are trying to do the same thing yeah i mean Gotten traded. These are all free agent decisions by LeBron. Did you? well he just so unusual you know because you know m._j. never done that you know that probably would've never done that you know so but i know everybody you know it's a new era the millennial thing and it just it just i mean it's been the same correct but it back in it's just seems like you know he he just tomorrow opinion just been jumping ship and you know what the say a couple of years ago he said you can't win the championship every year he made that comment brian he so you can't win and all the time i mean going to nine three n._b._a. finals at least you put yourself in position to try you know but i i think i think if i'm correct management i come back the fight that you know it was so many people that he was trying to get so many people involved the different players and then you go by the because i think if he stayed in miami they probably had a better team by now you know just for free agency you know who who knows why could it probably went to miami they went straight n._b._a. finals oh i know i know that but the team was built was constructed to do that but you got going to stay on the championship before kevin durant that team was constructed that was built from the ground up okay i guess i don't understand your issue with this is the way the system is set up so he's he's not doing anything wrong he's not cheating i mean there are other super teams out there the warriors are different because most of their players are home grown but kevin durant certainly join them but the houston rockets i mean look at what they've tried to put together multiple times the boston celtics or another example you know they have a couple of guys that are that are young that were drafted but they brought in free agency a trade or or via trade excuse me i mean they had a core that was going to have gordon hayward al horford and kyrie irving and a bunch of young players and obviously a couple of them got hurt but every team is trying to do the same thing every team is trying to put together a super core.

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"basketball operations" Discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast

GSMC Basketball Podcast

05:21 min | 2 years ago

"basketball operations" Discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast

"In one of the most important season. And Los Angeles Lakers history. Do you really is it smart to go into a situation like that? And have a guy that not very many people want to work with, that's a concern, because the first thing is when you start talking to when you have people come in to meet Kevin Durant kyri Irvine. You start having these guys come in and right out the gate before you even have the meeting your agent is warning you about this guy. And do you really want to are you don't you don't trust them? The Lakers are working from a deficit at that point, because if the agent, the agent is a frontline guy that looks out for their, their player, most of all their client. And if, if I when I look at my age it. And I will say I want to sit down with my, my agent. We're going to meet with another podcast network. And my agent before the meeting told me lesson. The Lakers are a great organization, but don't trust. Rob Pelinka watcher. But there's better situations out there. I'm going to be very leery about sticking my neck out and making that, that leap of faith that I wanna be a Laker. That's what rob Pelinka. I sounds like where rob Lincoln's at it. Kinda remind me of kind of what was going on in Cleveland when offense coordinator was kinda going behind Hugh Jackson's of back. It, it just breeds a bad situation. And the Lakers. Need to make a decision on how the structures gonna go? Now, the Lakers did announce that they are not going to replace Magic Johnson that there will not be a president of basketball operations, and that rob Pelinka is just going to kinda. Assume a little bit more of the role. Sounds like genie and the rest of the family is going to handle the rest of the best ball rations, and that Linda Rambus and Kurt Rambis is going to be a little bit more involved now. Magic did talk about the whole fact that. That about Kurt Rambis and Linda, Rambus and magic was kind of own board would Kurt Rambis because he brought up a great fact that you just don't see in the NBA, and that is when you look at the Laker organization, the only former basketball player that's in the front office is Kurt Rambis normally when you look around at, at the top organization. Throughout the league. They had basketball basketball players and basketball minds all up and down the organization. People who have played the game multiple, not one. But multiple right now when you look at the Lakers, they only have Kurt Rambis. And Kurt Ramases wife, Linda Rambus. That's not good. What happened to the great Lakers organization, where there was Jerry West, and Pat Riley running things. The Lakers really need to step back. Right. Their ship. And, you know, I think they need to bring some better people in because you do not want to end up. You have the Brian James for three more years. You do not want to make it so that you get absolutely nothing out of this. So with that said, I wanted to give you my take on the Lakers organization in the crazy situation that's been going on. It was quite fascinating here, Magic's magic side thing. It sounds like his relationship with genie buses still intact. He still plans on the goal. He's still plans on going to the Lakers games every game. He just won't be part of the Lakers organization. And I think magic made a smart decision because it seems like the Lakers organization is just very far away with that. When we come back, we're gonna talk a little bit more about. Some of the playoffs and outcomes that had been going on, so stay tune. And we'll be right back. Summertime tips and fun facts for Paul Kristen..

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"basketball operations" Discussed on The Jump

The Jump

01:56 min | 2 years ago

"basketball operations" Discussed on The Jump

"Because you have the postman anybody does this mean that they are not going to search for a president of basketball perations, or are they just doing this out of process, meaning they're going to hire head coach. And then they're gonna hire new boss who mayor in agree right now that their search. For a head of basketball operations feel that way too. But I think it is part of process. And I think there is a there is a shocking decision by Magic Johnson that has left them in this spot where they go. Okay. What are we going to do what we wanna do? And they're figuring it out as they do things in the middle in in between. Right. So I don't think they're any doesn't seem like they're in any kind of hurry. And maybe they are just waiting until Monte can give them a real answer. But I don't I know there's this. There's a lot out there about is there. Somebody coming in of two run basketball rations I have called on the inside on the outside anybody's. It doesn't seem like anything's happening. Unless people are incredibly good liars. I it doesn't feel like that. Who that change if there is a nother high-profile bellyflop? Yeah. So that's why that's why are they telling you Ramona. That's not true. Is that what they're saying? You not quite volume level. Maybe even those words. Did you know, you you you? All right. Russell Westbrook said there used to be conversations about how ball. The three years is that real talk. Or is that BS we'll discuss but purse, here's what the jump recommend today in big piece on the ESPN app about how the Knicks feeling hopeful heading into a massive ops offseason. Everything starts.

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"basketball operations" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

02:49 min | 2 years ago

"basketball operations" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

"I really want you think just for one second. Yeah. Since Magic Johnson has taken over the Lakers has basketball operations. What's the single thing that he has done? Lebron? Do you think that he got LeBron was LeBron Ardy coming? Well. That's a great question. That's and that's a great question only because this is what got my group chat route up this morning asking the same thing. I show here. Here's what I feel. Okay. I believe that magic had something to do with a percentage. Don't give those percentage. I if I had to give it a percentage. My I would say like twenty five percent because I think that. Yeah. No way twenty five percent. Because here's the thing. My understanding was LeBron wants to be a Laker. They just don't they just can't screw it up. And we think this has been in motion for a long time that regardless of magic with here. Not basically, basically, this has been in motion since LeBron lost after winning the championship and sixteen in my opinion. Right. This is aggregated. It is my speculation. I am not reporting anything, please do not aggregate is this. Let me ask you guys. This. Do you think LeBron lands with the Lakers? If Jim bus is in charge if they had cleared enough cap space. Yeah. Yes. Okay. Within I understand. Why you give magic twenty five percent of the credit because I've say if if that's the case, then I would give them a little bit more credit just by having the name magic. What I the only. They we were saying this because a group chat, which is a bunch of basketball dudes who are in there for basketball NBA players. I got a couple of college players. Let me coaching college. And so when assist when this discussion comes up, I get a chance to take a seat on the couch and kind of listen, but to their point was like, look what has magic done. He's actually done more harm than look. I just I wanted to mind. My thing is this. And I don't think twenty five percent is insignificant. I don't think if I was assigning again, that's just my guess. But I don't think it's insignificant because as I said, you asked me the question would LeBron come here. Jim bus was still running the show if they had the SP if they had cleared the space, and and they had lined up the contracts to have some sort of vision, which look Jim bus may not have been capable of doing that. Okay. Then then. No. But if they had the the space and the vision to potentially add more because LeBron wanted a blank canvas of sorts, correct? Then. Yes. I do believe that he'd still be a Laker..

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"basketball operations" Discussed on First Take

First Take

04:14 min | 2 years ago

"basketball operations" Discussed on First Take

"What God and Iraq? I would I would I would like Magic Johnson. Could you just go to the business can become? Before we go become president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers because evidently credentials are not required. Excuse me. I'm in the media, and all of a sudden, I get to be an NFL GM. That's where my mind is. Now, I want to preface my comments by stating. Mike may I I don't know from can of paint. I just know it's work on television. Which is exceptional. I know that he knows what he's talking about. What the NFL? I know he's well connected with the draft. I get all of that. But what Tim John Lynch while I think is doing a good job in San Francisco. It's not about all of that. It's about the process, and I ain't talking about the one in Philadelphia. Now, I'm talking about the one in the real world here. The process has been bypassed. This is nepotism at its height. And it's disgusting to factor that Matt is that may I n Lynch had no business being GM's would all those folks that were black white, Hispanic and beyond. Now bundles of people working in NFL toiling through. It through that terrain going through what they went through starving for the opportunity. I'm going to hire a goddess working on television because he's my buddy. All right. And I'm gonna put him in as the general manager of the Oakland Raiders who have been nothing short of as a moral bond franchise for the better part of the last decade and a half it rakes my nerves to the core. It is something that speaks to an opportunity that wouldn't be accorded to a lot of people and a lot of communities, and the fact that Mike Mayock is the general manager for the Oakland Raiders tells me all I need to know about how far we need to go forward. Because again, he has never worked in an NFL office. He was doing that what I'm doing. I want to say I want to say age. The giant. What he said he was going to come back plane. That you brought that up. Just my last one shut up. I was coached by living legend and Clarence big house Gaines, his mentor. John mcclinton helped integrate to sport a basketball and used to mentor me John chainey was the first coach code that. I covered as a reporter. And after that Larry Brown look at those credentials, excuse me. I'm not literally being serious. It terms me wanting to be in a president. That's what I'm simply saying. I'm going to throw I'm gonna tell you right now. Ryan, I just want to mention this chick Hearn was for a time. The Lakers assistant GM, and it was during a golden era of Lakers basketball. It's not that it's impossible to work out like rose things happen. Well, so the big thing here, here's what might makes going to do. Mike may ask going to put together a book. Right. He's gonna scout these players he's gonna handed the Jon Gruden. He's going to get out the way that's why he says, he's okay. With being a guy that is only going to present certain things, and Jon Gruden is going to have the final say because when you give a hundred million, and we talked about it on this show with the other moves, it's John gruden's way or no way John gruden's making all all of the decisions. And that's what this higher says to me more than anything. Heisman runner up to Taegu by Loa came in second again last night when Alabama was Bologne out by Clemson. It was the first loss for two as a starter in only his second game this year with multiple interceptions. Here's to a after the game. I don't think it was anything that they were doing this stuff. This those even the bed bed decisions poor decision on my part. I just think we came out. And you know, we were killing ourselves we shot ourselves in a foot. You know by me so interception for such down. And and then, you know, not finishing drives. The what we wanted to. Didn't go the way we wanted to. Stephen how worried are you about him? I'm not that worried. I mean, I know he's a big Tom play. I don't like what he said though. A fact is when it comes to defend the jumped around and pick six that wasn't just about you and your decision making that was about his ability to win which would doing..

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"basketball operations" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

03:13 min | 3 years ago

"basketball operations" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

"Vivid seats. It's official Gulf is back and black. IKEA woods walking up at the. I didn't know he was going to start that way. Got. Kinda new to that. What did I really did? Sorry, that timing by me. Tiger Woods walking up the eighteen th fairway Sunday at the torch hippie chip goosebumps. So the Braves are good. The Bravo's not a single playoff team in the American League would shot me if they made and won the World Series. A golfer can get millions of people to turn away from the NFL. A golfer will never see anything like tiger wood again t. wolves owner, Glen Taylor, totally steamrolling. The guy hired put in charge of basketball operations on basketball decision. Glenn Taylor, I am proud of you and the stugatz strong in u. shape. Patterson, signs, signs, everywhere, signs. We are just a week away from the start of baseball season. Tiger Woods Saturday, third round vintage. If only there was a quarterback out there, the million with the forty Niners organization whose early taken them within a play of the Super Bowl if only that guy existed, Old Dominion has a football team report Brown's start Mayfield over Taylor. My response to that report, no bleep Sherlock Adam silver said Mark, Cuban's lack of involvement is why he avoided a ban Commissioner. The problem was his lack of knowledge and involvement, college football fans. I know you're rattled stay strong. I promise you the Stanford loss is coming. If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and jokes like a duck than it probably is. A duck nut Patricia on Friday. Looked like Rich Kotite. One win over Bella check. And today looks like Vince Lombardi, Jordy Nelson is a raider, Patricia looks better tonight doesn't know not only that I had the same reaction to Jordy Nelson as raider same exact react beggar to does. He know, looks lowers what he looked. Anyway, he's a raider. Josh Rosen made his debut against to Rico. And yesterday just a couple of mentions cutting it up in Arizona, Kirk cousins. Favorite candy bar is a butterfinger. The Buffalo Bills are back Josh, and what's makes it look easy to see cousins out there. You could hold onto a full call, two butter fingers joke. It's butterfinger joke, Josh Allen makes it look easy. Dan, you know what?.

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"basketball operations" Discussed on One Shining Podcast with Titus and Tate

One Shining Podcast with Titus and Tate

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"basketball operations" Discussed on One Shining Podcast with Titus and Tate

"A little bit andy andrea aden because i'm now i'm concerned about their feet and i'm concerned about the shoes and yeah it was should we should we should mention that they don't actually have shoes yet but they're going to get us i guess what they're gonna have to wear those shoes titus you can't be out there like wearing nikes with with no you can't do what lonzo did last year just because you know his dad made some shoes you didn't have to wear them you know this is a company this pain you millions of dollars you're gonna have to wear the shoes yeah they have to wear the shoes that's a problem that's shoes also don't exist what is jay z's affiliation with this he saw him getting mentioned in on this is the president of basketball operations for puma what do what the hell does that in me i had no i had no idea that puma was a basketball franchise but yes he is the president of basketball operations dude basketball operations are those two words are the most bullshit words and the entire business no matter what level basketball you say you're the blank of basketball operations and it it you could do anything you could do anything with your basically take you're going to be my director best operations at chicago state when i get the job we will this just like a free pet you just do whatever the hell you want does it it's not an actual yes exactly exactly so i i want to ask you about this quote from john drayton yes says puma was the best deal to me anybody can make your shoe anybody can make the best shoe for you put the right fit in the shoe we were dealing with nike people under armor and all the other shoe companies for free longtime we ain't really got bad blood with any of them but it's not bad to start something new we just thought it was the right fit it's the first part of that quote that jumps out to me was the best deal but.

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"basketball operations" Discussed on The Full 48

The Full 48

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"basketball operations" Discussed on The Full 48

"Probably won't make a ton of them because there are a lot of really great mvp candidates but it's just a sounding all the way around the pacers by the way are going to finish with more wins than the thunder the team that paul george was sent to to go play with russell westbrook so that's a fascinating little subplot to so kevin pritchard i discuss all of that the trade what it was like to that moments to have paul george his representative say we want out the kind of deals that they were offered what else he weighed before making that deal with the thunder that we all scoffed at at the time and when he knew things were actually going to be okay or even better than okay and then an interesting anecdote to from kevin pritchard about a plea that several of the veterans made to him back in february right around the trade deadline so a lot of fascinating stuff great candor from kevin pritchard on the deal and everything that's going with it and so we will be back with kevin pritchard in in just a moment so stick around now joined by the president of basketball operations for the indiana pacers and the guy who should be i think one of the happiest executives in the nba right now should be running victory laps around all of us socalled experts frankly kevin pritchard kevin how are you sir good our so i spent the joke already but i'm going to i'm going to reuse it anyway because i saw you we ran into each other during all star weekend i think it was at the tech summit and i was saying at the time my gosh you should you should basically like we the rest of us need us becoming one by one through indiana and just apologizing for how dumb we were about the paul george victor oladipo trade and i and at that time i said you know we gotta get you on the.

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"basketball operations" Discussed on The Full 48

The Full 48

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"basketball operations" Discussed on The Full 48

"Probably won't make a ton of them because there are a lot of really great mvp candidates but it's just a sounding all the way around the pacers by the way are going to finish with more wins than the thunder the team that paul george was sent to to go play with russell westbrook so that's a fascinating little subplot to so kevin pritchard i discuss all of that the trade what it was like to that moments to have paul george his representative say we want out the kind of deals that they were offered what else he weighed before making that deal with the thunder that we all scoffed at at the time and when he knew things were actually going to be okay or even better than okay and then an interesting anecdote to from kevin pritchard about a plea that several of the veterans made to him back in february right around the trade deadline so a lot of fascinating stuff great candor from kevin pritchard on the deal and everything that's going with it and so we will be back with kevin pritchard in in just a moment so stick around now joined by the president of basketball operations for the indiana pacers and the guy who should be i think one of the happiest executives in the nba right now should be running victory laps around all of us socalled experts frankly kevin pritchard kevin how are you sir good our so i spent the joke already but i'm going to i'm going to reuse it anyway because i saw you we ran into each other during all star weekend i think it was at the tech summit and i was saying at the time my gosh you should you should basically like we the rest of us need us becoming one by one through indiana and just apologizing for how dumb we were about the paul george victor oladipo trade and i and at that time i said you know we gotta get you on the.

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"basketball operations" Discussed on First Take

First Take

01:44 min | 3 years ago

"basketball operations" Discussed on First Take

"Give the lion share of the credit for that team to he has i say and danny ainge battle will be between those two teams the celtics and the raptors going forward because those are the smartest to president of basketball operations whatever title is now what a roster he assembled even changed the philosophy of the team derozen shooting threes all of that motion in the offense starting five but then five six guys off the bench were basically another starting five but they're coming off the bench destroying the rest of the league it i understand you're hesitant stephen a because when it matters most the rosen and blau re in the playoffs have come up short mentioned this show many times now i'm as well as great as right i understand but you understand my point as great as the raptors have been there up fifteen points it doesn't matter but in close tight games i notice they start wing you know lowery in the rosen and they don't get it done because his generally a bad idea with the game on the line but those guys aren't lebron james so i understand the hesitance to say they are the favorites toronto is the favourite but at a certain point you gotta look who they're playing the celtics are injured and uneven this season and the cavs lebron doesn't have anything other than kevin love those other pieces are nice but none of them are shor fire you know that's a starter on a championship team he's got one of those guys and kevin love everyone else's a rotating he's i don't know if they're good enough i think i think they are and the reason why by the phone because i don't think there's a superstar in the eastern conference outside of kyri urban that you can pencil and as a person who'd can definitively get that done for you and if.

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"basketball operations" Discussed on The Woj Pod

The Woj Pod

02:24 min | 4 years ago

"basketball operations" Discussed on The Woj Pod

"Hey everyone welcome into another addition of the woge pod here in los angeles with my guest today clippers president of basketball operations lawrence frank and general manager michael winger we go deep into the building of a new front office what's important what are the priorities honda's longterm planning strategy get implemented heidi a higher out a staff of scouts and start to place priorities on a different way a new way of running an organization we get into all of that with laurence frank and michael winger stay with us they're with clippers president of basketball operations lawrence franken general manager mike winger guys how are you we're doing quite well yourself oj great so this is a first in terms of two guys sharing one microphone passing it back and forth but that's in the spirit of clippers synergy lawrence let let me start here you go in two years from the top assistant coach of the clippers a former head coach in a leak to the front office and then really here in the last year build out with st bomber with doc rivers build out a front office and if continue to do that here with a uh you know with a dynamic that change the structure that changed you hired mike is your gm few months ago what's the difference between president of basketball operations in a gm people see the titles allott in your mind what was going to be the separation between what you do every day and what you needed might to do well i think first of all kind of fall everything's aligned to kind of the vision that that steve has which is to build a worldclass organization and then with steve is as you know you spent have them he's very very honest so what is worldclass and defining what that is and so with steve the resources he's providing us and with dock with his champ ship pedigree i had the benefit of having twelve months on the job to really learn what i didn't know you learn a lot of what you know every day like very very lucky to have a great you know support staff with dave wool judd whitten and the guys that we have working force but we had gaps and i had twelve months figure out what am i weaknesses and what were the weaknesses of the organization.

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"basketball operations" Discussed on The Vertical Podcast with Woj

The Vertical Podcast with Woj

02:24 min | 4 years ago

"basketball operations" Discussed on The Vertical Podcast with Woj

"Hey everyone welcome into another addition of the woge pod here in los angeles with my guest today clippers president of basketball operations lawrence frank and general manager michael winger we go deep into the building of a new front office what's important what are the priorities honda's longterm planning strategy get implemented heidi a higher out a staff of scouts and start to place priorities on a different way a new way of running an organization we get into all of that with laurence frank and michael winger stay with us they're with clippers president of basketball operations lawrence franken general manager mike winger guys how are you we're doing quite well yourself oj great so this is a first in terms of two guys sharing one microphone passing it back and forth but that's in the spirit of clippers synergy lawrence let let me start here you go in two years from the top assistant coach of the clippers a former head coach in a leak to the front office and then really here in the last year build out with st bomber with doc rivers build out a front office and if continue to do that here with a uh you know with a dynamic that change the structure that changed you hired mike is your gm few months ago what's the difference between president of basketball operations in a gm people see the titles allott in your mind what was going to be the separation between what you do every day and what you needed might to do well i think first of all kind of fall everything's aligned to kind of the vision that that steve has which is to build a worldclass organization and then with steve is as you know you spent have them he's very very honest so what is worldclass and defining what that is and so with steve the resources he's providing us and with dock with his champ ship pedigree i had the benefit of having twelve months on the job to really learn what i didn't know you learn a lot of what you know every day like very very lucky to have a great you know support staff with dave wool judd whitten and the guys that we have working force but we had gaps and i had twelve months figure out what am i weaknesses and what were the weaknesses of the organization.

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"basketball operations" Discussed on Izzy and Spain

Izzy and Spain

01:35 min | 4 years ago

"basketball operations" Discussed on Izzy and Spain

"Talking to own young masuku let's switch gears for minute i'll are the next finally going to find their man because it certainly feels like people figured out that neither cleveland nor new york as a particularly great gig to get right now uh you mean the their gentlemen i got out of the scott perry how they're going higher and yeah like a it looks like they found a new general manager and um from everything i've heard people say good things about about perry so you know i mean but the the ficci way shen is you needed to find somebody that i want to work for speed no feedmills very likely going to be elevated the president of basketball operations steve mills is a nice guy the guy the question is whether or not he is fit to be president of basketball operations than what kind of decisions he's gonna make um and so far obviously the one that had everybody scratching their heads around the league with the tim hardaway contract with seventy one billion dollars uh like i said i have spoken a couple of sex summer league and they were all asking me what is going on with the next even guys who know the next very well and know that market and know that franchise for a long time were like this one is the head scratcher even by nick standard um and you know many people ask me who is making the decisions that dolan is it steve mills and i think by having speed losses present basketball operations obsolete dole and now could be a little more hands on that he was with fill the one thing he did with phil and fans wanted him to do this was the hands off and not interfere with still at all bringing a basketball guy and let them handle all the decisionmaking well they did that and it was a total disaster.

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"basketball operations" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

The Right Time with Bomani Jones

01:50 min | 4 years ago

"basketball operations" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

"Zayn espn dot com we all know that chauncey billips said no didn't want to be there a president of basketball operations that story came out earlier in the week but chris and mark report that the cavs offered billips what is viewed in nba circles as a bull low markets salary of two million a year for the role of serving as president of basketball operations according to their sources the team's initial offer was one point five million leak sources told espn that four million is typically the starting point of what an individual in that role should earn billips said there were other reasons why he turned down the job but certainly there sources maintain that financial compensation did play a part in all this you know after reading that story it just goes to show you how the cavaliers are run and yes the cavs have been the team to watching the team to beat will abhran on it but this story tells us how poorly this organization is run internally no gm in place is really bad considering that lebron james continues to be great basketball and continues to fill up quicken loans arena and also adding a lot not only inside the renewable outside the riina monetarily and so because a bronze bust in his but to do what he can do to elevate this cavs team because remember what it was like when he was a miami it was a struggling team with the career vein but you see how he's the pied piper he's able to make moves in try to recruited try to make things better around him circuit give him an opportunity to get a ring here has one ring so you would think that the organisation would acquiesce in bala bronze lead clearly or not doing that they're still the same organisation they were before lebrun got there.

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"basketball operations" Discussed on His and Hers and SC6

His and Hers and SC6

01:40 min | 4 years ago

"basketball operations" Discussed on His and Hers and SC6

"How big of a deal as this for the clippers adding jerry west the me because look twotime executive of the year built championship teams with the lakers obviously helped the warriors get to where they are and had to stop and memphis but he's not suit up the way i see jerry west coming in make say a chris paul or blake griffin reconsider whether or not to state that suggested they had questions about the competency of the existing management staff and i don't i wouldn't blame than they did look doug is a great coach but as a president of basketball operations he hasn't done a great job of stewarding this this ship right if you look at all the players at the clippers of death either first or second round how many of them played in in india game in play meaningful minutes an and begin almost none of them right and so what you're talking about here is you're talking about a organization that lacks a man with vision at the top it's vision not only do to draft players or see players for what they could be not what they are not what they were yesterday with the clippers seemed to be really good at getting brand names from yesteryear they're not good at a predicting getting guy that could be good for us in the future and so we talked a lot about this on a jump and hours there were tracy mcgrady environs ghana's said if you want proof of what kind of visionary jerry west is look at the man to my side here because they treated norm nixon who is an allstar who they won the championship with an la it would have been easy or to excuse me women easy for for jerry what's the hey why if it ain't broke don't break it will just keep winning with all stars he turn allstar for a guy coming out of arizona state yes atop i take but unproven and what happened three more titles later that's what you get when and that's what you need the clippers.

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