Milwaukee Bucks GM Jon Horst on the franchise's first championship in 50 years, the burden and responsibility of supporting Giannis' generational talent, how the MVP dictates Bucks' culture and the GM's new extension; Malika Andrews on Kyrie Irving and the Nets, Ben Simmons and the Sixers and hosting ESPN's new daily show, the NBA Today.
Portland Trail Blazers coach Chauncey Billups joins The Woj Pod to discuss selling Damian Lillard on his program, choosing coaching over management, what Ty Lue taught him with Clippers, much more.
Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon joins The Woj Pod to discuss the arrival of Rick Carlisle as coach, witnessing Bucks' championship run, Giannis, the WaterBowl Fantasy Football League benefitting his clean water initiative in Africa, much more.
Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum on his election as the NBPA's President to replace Chris Paul, the future of Super Teams in the NBA, looming challenges facing league and union, Damian Lillard, Blazers' team success in his tenure, and much more.
Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams joins The Woj Pod: Getting over the NBA Finals loss to the Bucks, the ways he pushed himself to evolve and change as a head coach, Gregg Popovich, John Thompson and much more in an illuminating visit with the @NBA_Coaches coach of the year.
ESPN's Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod to discuss the top of Thursday's star studded draft, the biggest names who could be on the move, and a loaded point guard market.
Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller on his part in the wild 2013 NBA Draft that included Giannis, his looming free agency, how to embrace your role in the league, much more. Plus, ESPN Draft Analyst Mike Schmitz on the latest ahead of Thursday night's draft.
He was a Greek teen of Nigerian descent, hawking trinkets on the streets of Athens. And when he started playing basketball, few people knew what to make of Giannis Antetokounmpo. The only thing the scouts could see was that he was all arms and legs. The only thing Giannis could envision was an opportunity for his family.
After a showcase in a coastal Italian town, the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks had seen enough. And yet, it was the Hawks' courtship that secured a promise for the franchise to believe they had an inside track on drafting Giannis. And when Giannis touched down in Atlanta prior to the draft, the organization became even more obsessed with making this Greek teen a Hawk.
From Atlanta to New York, Giannis' new American journey delivered him to the NBA draft. First, he needed to understand how it all worked. He needed a suit. He needed a Greek flag. And he needed a team. No one knew who would be selected no. 1. As the picks started to come off the board, Giannis Antetokounmpo finally wondered whether this grand plan would all come together.
Orlando Magic coach Jamahl Mosley joins The Woj Pod to discuss the challenge of the franchise's rebuild, what Luka Doncic taught him, the journey of African-American assistants in the NBA, his MMA training, and much more.
USC women’s basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb joins The Woj Pod on the experience in the NBA for female coaches, her two seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and much more.
ESPN's Tim Bontemps joins The Woj Pod to discuss Brad Stevens’ first move as president of basketball operations trading Kemba Walker to Oklahoma City and what it means for the Celtics in the near and long term. Plus, ESPN's Tim MacMahon on the changes in Dallas and how the Mavericks need synergy from the top down as they build around Luka Doncic.
ESPN's Malika Andrews joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Bucks-Nets, Mike Budenholzer's future, Hawks-Sixers, emerging head coaching candidates and much, much more.
ESPN's Front-Office Insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss the challenges facing Boston's Brad Stevens with his elevation to run the franchise's basketball operations, the Clippers-Mavs, Lakers-Suns and anticipation for the Bucks-Nets series.
Mike Breen and Jerry Ferrara join The Woj Pod to discuss the renaissance of the Knicks and Madison Square Garden in these NBA Playoffs, including why Jerry didn’t name his new son Julius. Also: ESPN’s Kevin Negandhi on his hometown 76ers.
Woj and ESPN's Zach Lowe discuss the league's commitment to the play-in tournament, the first round playoff matchups they are most intrigued by, and look ahead to the offseason.
Boston Celtics All-NBA forward Jayson Tatum joins The Woj Pod to discuss the franchise’s uneven season, his growth as a franchise player, all-NBA candidacy, fighting through the aftermath of COVID, Kobe Bryant and much more; Also: Best-selling author Harvey Araton on the Knicks season, Tom Thibodeau, and his book, “Our Last Season.”
Tim Grover – longtime trainer and confidant of Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan, author a new book, “Winning: The Unforgiving Race to Greatness,” – joins the Woj Pod to go inside the complex dynamics of Kobe and MJ, Kobe’s professional aspirations for Gigi, and much, much more.
Atlanta Hawks All-Star guard Trae Young joins The Woj Pod to discuss his All-NBA candidacy, the franchise’s rise to Eastern Conference contender, his desire to see Nate McMillan become permanent coach, his Olympic basketball dreams, the arrival of his signature shoe and much more.
ESPN’s Jay Bilas on the changing face of feeder systems to the NBA, the 2021 NBA Draft, the college vs. NBA coaching worlds, Quin Snyder, and the GM job he turned down 13 years ago.
New York Knicks All-Star forward Julius Randle joins The Woj Pod for an illuminating visit on his starring role in the franchise’s revival, his connection with Tom Thibodeau, how much he’d love a Knicks-Nets playoff series, remembering Kobe, and much, much more.
Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges joins The Woj Pod to discuss his breakout season, the Suns rise to the top of the West, the impact of Monty Williams and Chris Paul, the benefits of a four-year experience at Villanova, and much more.
ESPN's NBA Draft analyst Jonathan Givony joins The Woj Pod to discuss his new Mock Draft, the rise of Baylor's Davion Mitchell, the staying power of the new G-League Ignite program, and much more.
Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod to discuss Toronto's handling of Kyle Lowry at the NBA trade deadline, possible Aaron Gordon destinations, teams interested in Lonzo Ball, and where guys on the buyout market might end up.