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Podcast hosted by Adam Stanco and featuring long-form interviews with some of the most interesting minds in basketball.

Podcast hosted by Adam Stanco and featuring long-form interviews with some of the most interesting minds in basketball.
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Podcast hosted by Adam Stanco and featuring long-form interviews with some of the most interesting minds in basketball.




Great Point Podcast Ep. 40: Doug Gottlieb

Adam Stanco's in-depth interview with Doug Gottlieb, one of the best passers in college basketball history and a broadcaster for Fox Sports Radio and FS1. They discuss Gottlieb's playing career, including his intense recruitment, defending Allen Iverson, what he learned after getting dismissed from Notre Dame, and his unique ability to distribute the ball. Gottlieb opens up about his interview with Oklahoma State regarding their head coaching position, detailing the questions he was asked...


Great Point Podcast Ep. 39: With Eldridge Recasner

Adam Stanco's in-depth interview with one of the best players in University of Washington history and 7-year NBA veteran Eldridge Recasner. They discuss Recasner's remarkable story of resilience and perserverance. After going undrafted, Recasner's journey led him to Germany, the Phillippines, the Global Basketball Association, and the CBA, before he finally reached the NBA. Along the way, they discuss: - How players in the Pac-10 were literally scared to play against Gary Payton - The...


Great Point Podcast Ep. 38: NCAA Tournament Breakdown (with Matt Muehlebach)

Adam Stanco's NCAA Tournament breakdown with Matt Muehlebach, the University of Arizona's all-time winningest player. They assess each region and Muehlebach, who played in the 1989 FInal Four and four NCAA Tournaments, tells inightful stories about the experience and pressure of playing in a tourney environment. On Twitter... Adam Stanco: @NaismithLives Matt Muehlebach: @MattMuehlebach Great Point Podcast: @GreatPointPod Yaw Geez (Intro Music): @YAWmusic


Great Point Podcast Ep. 37: Ed Feng

Adam Stanco's in-depth interview with data scientist and writer Ed Feng, founder of The Power Rank. They discuss Feng's book "How to Win Your NCAA Tournament Pool" and the tips and strategies entailed in finding success in your office pool. Feng reveals how he created the algorythm he uses to compare college basketball teams and which of this year's teams stand out analytically. Together they examine the favorites and dark horses who have a realistic shot at winning the 2017 NCAA...


Great Point Podcast Ep. 36: Marc Isenberg

Adam Stanco's in-depth interview with Marc Isenberg, host of The Forty Year Coach Podcast, NCAA watchdog, Basketball Times columnist, and author of Money Players. They discuss NCAA hypocrisy, what the "Olympic model" encompasses, how college athletes could and should benefit from endorsement opportunities, why collegiate athletes have struggled to unionize, why current transfer rules are unjust, and why every single college basketball player should be eligible for the NBA Draft. Subscribe...


Great Point Podcast Episode 35: Dan Dickau

Adam Stanco's in-depth interview with former Gonzaga star and first round NBA Draft selection Dan Dickau. They discuss his recruitment to Washington, the physical and emotional struggles he had as a Husky, and what eventually led him to transfer to Gonzaga. Dickau explains how he achieved success in Spokane, what John Stockton taught him about becoming a better player, how Mark Few gets the most out of his players, and getting selected in the first round of the 2002 NBA Draft. He also...


Great Point Podcast Ep. 34: NBA Season Preview

Adam Stanco hosts a panel discussion previewing the NBA season with Chris Axmann (Almighty Ballin: The Almighty Podcast), Tim Tompkins (Drive and Dish Podcast), Coach Nick (The BBALLBREAKDOWN podcast), and Oliver Maroney (The K/O Show), who joins the show from an airplane. They dive deep into the league, analyzing what (or who) could stop the Warriors, how the Spurs will look different this season, and who might challenge the Cavs in the Eastern Conference. They make MVP and Rookie of the...


Great Point Podcast Ep. 33: Matt Muehlebach

Adam Stanco's in-depth interview with former Arizona star and current Pac-12 Network analyst Matt Muehlebach. They discuss a high school rivlary with Gary Payton, playing in the summer camp circuit against some playground legends, and Arizona's intense recruiting pitch. Muehlebach, the winningest player in school history, shares remarkable stories about playing for Lute Olson, building the Arizona program, and developing a lifelong friendship with Steve Kerr. He takes us inside a Golden...


Great Point Podcast Ep. 32: Dave McMenamin

Adam Stanco's in-depth interview with Cleveland Cavaliers beat writer Dave McMenamin. They discuss who on the Cavs believed they could make a historic comeback after trailing 3-1 in the NBA Finals, how they came back, what has been motivating LeBron James, what the future holds for Kyrie Irving, and why Kevin Love has accepted his role as third banana. Subscribe to the Great Point Podcast on iTunes. On Twitter... Adam Stanco: @NaismithLives Dave McMenamin: @mcten Great Point...


Great Point Podcast Ep. 31: Conversation about race

Adam Stanco leads an honest dialogue about race with two friends. Kenny Williams, host of the FiyaStarter Podcast, and Will Ray, a former Army Ranger, share their life experiences. They explain the challenges, struggles, and discrimination they've faced as black men. They also discuss whether NBA players have a responsibility to speak out about race relations and how they can make a difference. Subscribe to the Great Point Podcast on iTunes. On Twitter... Adam Stanco: @NaismithLives Kenny...


Great Point Podcast Ep. 30: Kerry Keating

Adam Stanco's in-depth interview with Kerry Keating, the former Santa Clara head coach and assistant coach at Seton Hall, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Appalachian State, Tulsa, Tennessee, and UCLA. Keating reveals details about how he recruited Russell Westbrook, what he saw in the future NBA star when he was simply a little known recruit, who Westbrook truly is as a person, and the relationship between Westbrook and Kevin Durant. They discuss recruiting for Ben Howland, including the...


Great Point Podcast Ep. 29: Oregon assistant coach Mike Mennenga

Adam Stanco's in-depth interview with Oregon assistant coach Mike Mennenga. They discuss Mennenga's long basketball journey, including his former coaching stints with Maine, Buffalo, Iowa State, Providence, and Canisius. He talks about the Ducks' excellent season and how he landed some of the team's top talents. He explains explains how he recruits at a high level, helped Canadian basketball reach new heights, and rebounded from the controversy that almost knocked him out of coaching for...


Great Point Podcast Ep. 27: NBA Draft Series Part 3 (Seth Greenberg, Matt Walsh)

Adam Stanco and former NBA player Matt Walsh go pick-by-pick through their NBA Mock Draft with ESPN's Seth Greenberg evaluating each selection.


Great Point Podcast Ep. 26 NBA Draft Series Part 2 (Don MacLean)

Adam Stanco talks to Don MacLean, the Pac-12's all-time leading scorer and current workout guru, about the upcoming NBA Draft. MacLean explains why Ben Simmons is the only choice at No. 1, Kris Dunn is worthy of being a top two pick, Jakob Poeltl has serious NBA potential, Ron Baker is a future pro, and Marquese Chriss is shooting up draft boards. He also reveals what makes Tyler Ulis so special. They also discuss the public disagreement between Don and Byron Scott over D'Angelo Russell...


Great Point Podcast Ep. 24: Matt Walsh on the NBA Finals

Adam Stanco and former NBA player Matt Walsh dive deep into the NBA Finals. They discuss Game 6 in-depth, analyze LeBron's legacy (dating back to his high school years), explain why the Warriors' role players are so vital to their success, and go over what's at stake in Game 7 for both teams and their stars. On Twitter... Adam Stanco: @naismithlives Matt Walsh: @mattyvincent44 Great Point Podcast: @greatpointpod


Great Point Podcast Ep. 25: NBA Draft Series Part 1 (Matt Walsh)

Adam Stanco and former NBA player Matt Walsh discuss the top prospects in the NBA Draft. They talk about what should go into the Sixers' decision with the top overall pick, examine why Ben Simmons is such a special prospect, evaulate the strengths of Kentucky's Jamal Murray, and Matt reveals why a little known international player could become a star. On Twitter... Adam Stanco: @NaismithLives Matt Walsh: @MattyVincent44 Great Point Podcast: @GreatPointPod


Great Point Podcast Ep. 28: UMass AD Ryan Bamford

Adam Stanco's in-depth interview with UMass AD Ryan Bamford, one of the nation's most respected young leaders in the athletics department industry. They discuss the details behind hiring a Division I head basketball coach, creating a winning culture, and navigating the relationship between head coach and AD. They also talk about Bamford's decision to hire Brian Gregory at Georgia Tech, the role changing academic standards have made in the recent success of Yale and Harvard, and why he...


Great Point Podcast Ep. 23: Chris Corchiani

Adam Stanco's in-depth discussion with former NC State star and NBA player Chris Corchiani. Corchiani talks about his remarkable success in high school and in college as one half of the famed "Fire and Ice" tandem. The former all-time NCAA assist leader explains how how his bond with Rodney Monroe started over a fistfight and what made Jim Valvano so special, from his unique recruiting methods to his passion on the sidelines. Corchiani also reveals his mindset as a point guard, why he...


Great Point Podcast Ep. 22: Lamar Hurd

Adam Stanco's in-depth discussion with Lamar Hurd, the Pac-12 Network college basketball analyst, former Oregon State standout and president of "The Other Side of Basketball," as part of the Great Point Podcast series on BBALLBREAKDOWN. Hurd discusses his remarkable basketball journey, in which he transformed into one of the nation's elite dunkers, struggled to overcome confidence issues at Oregon State, and gave up a possible NBA future to grow his youth basketball organization. On...


Great Point Podcast Ep. 21: Ed Feng

Adam Stanco's in-depth interview with Ed Feng, founder of The Power Rank and author of the "How to Win Your NCAA Tournament Pool." They discuss the algorythm Ed uses to compare college basketball teams and everything you need to know about the 2016 NCAA Tournament, including the best advice for winning your office pool and who has the best chance of reaching the Final Four.