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An essential listen for basketball fans. Episodes feature high-profile guests, plus my basketball-obsessed friends. My focal point is Michael Jordan, however, I cover everything NBA - past and present - with my unique Australian sense of humor.

An essential listen for basketball fans. Episodes feature high-profile guests, plus my basketball-obsessed friends. My focal point is Michael Jordan, however, I cover everything NBA - past and present - with my unique Australian sense of humor.
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Australia

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An essential listen for basketball fans. Episodes feature high-profile guests, plus my basketball-obsessed friends. My focal point is Michael Jordan, however, I cover everything NBA - past and present - with my unique Australian sense of humor.

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English


Episodes

AIR096: Paul Mokeski - Kansas University standout and 12-year NBA veteran

7/31/2019
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High school star, Kansas University standout and 12-year NBA veteran, Paul Mokeski. Milwaukee Bucks’ cult hero, Paul Mokeski, discusses his life in basketball. As a youngster – whilst not always comfortable in his surroundings – Paul found his calling in basketball. A burgeoning star at Encino’s Crespi Carmelite High School, he was recruited by countless colleges – some went to extremes to land his signature. However, Paul’s family (his father played college basketball) offered strong...

Duration:01:51:13

AIR095: Derrick Gervin - HS great, UTSA star, NBA player and European standout

7/9/2019
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High school great, University of Texas at San Antonio star, NBA player and European standout, Derrick Gervin. Derrick Gervin is a Detroit native. He starred at Martin Luther King High School in his home state of Michigan. Twice, he was named to Detroit's All-Public School League first team. Following high school, Gervin moved cross country to play at a college where his jersey is one of just two to have ever been retired to the rafters - the University of Texas at San...

Duration:01:07:14

BTG-6: Michael Jordan's 'The Shot' [30 years later] - Behind the Game

5/7/2019
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Remembering Michael Jordan's iconic 1989 moment. This episode covers: - Jordan's heroics in Round 1 of the 1989 NBA Playoffs Behind the Game. The inside story - from MJ's defender, Craig Ehlo - on the moments that culminated with Michael Jordan's amazing, series-clinching jump shot to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers. People mentioned in this episode, include: Larry Nance, Brad Daugherty, Ron Harper, Lenny Wilkens, Bernie Lincicome, Sam Smith, Mark Price, Bill Cartwright, Sam Vincent,...

Duration:00:09:59

AIR094: Great NBA Games | Michael Jordan returns - Chicago Bulls at Indiana Pacers (Mar 19, 1995)

4/16/2019
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Adam and Aaron dissect Michael Jordan’s comeback game at Indiana - March 19th, 1995 - the Pacers hosted the visiting Bulls, at Market Square Arena. We discuss the circumstances behind Jordan's return, uncover great tidbits that preceded this much-hyped match-up and of course, offer an in-depth recap of the game itself. We chat about Michael's post-game presser, too. In the podcast archives, you’ll find numerous guest episodes that add even deeper context to this conversation. Bill...

Duration:01:06:16

BTG-5: Michael Jordan's April Fools' Day history - Behind the Game

4/2/2019
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Michael Jordan isn't immune to hi-jinks. This episode covers: - Jordan's role in a few (1980s) April Fools' Day pranks Behind the Game. Learn of three instances where Michael Jordan was involved in April Fools' Day stunts. We begin with Laney High School (1981), then move to the University of North Carolina (1982) and conclude with the Chicago Bulls (1987) of the NBA. People mentioned in this episode, include: James Worthy, Ralph Sampson & Pat Benkowski. Editor's note: sign-up for...

Duration:00:06:54

AIR093: Tom O’Grady - NBA Creative Director (former), Gameplan Creative CEO and Sports Design Trendsetter

3/19/2019
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NBA Creative Director (former), Gameplan Creative CEO and Sports Design Trendsetter, Tom O'Grady. Tom was born and raised in Chicago and graduated with a degree in Design, Marketing and Visual Communications from Columbia College Chicago in 1981. We talk about his childhood memories and the large influence that sport had on him and his family. During the 1980s, Tom worked as an ad agency art director on the McDonald’s business. Simultaneously, McDonald’s began to devote resources to...

Duration:01:17:29

NB88-5: December 5 through 18, 1987 - MJ's fourth NBA season

3/5/2019
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Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan's fourth season in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers: - December 5 through December 18, 1987 - Insightful minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history Notable: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s streak of 787 straight double-figure scoring games ends Larry Jordan (Michael’s brother) drafted by the IBA’s Chicago Express Ralph Sampson traded from Houston to Golden State for Joe Barry...

Duration:00:29:26

AIR092: The Malone Brothers - Wild About '88: The Rise of Arizona Basketball

2/19/2019
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Brothers, Sean and Brad Malone, are co-directors and producers of Wild About ’88 – The Rise of Arizona Basketball. In 1988, Sean and Brad caught basketball fever (often contagious – I contracted it the following year). As fate would have it, the Arizona Wildcats were firing on all cylinders, advancing to the Final Four of the 1988 NCAA Tournament. Tucson loved their Wildcats and the city relished in its team’s dominant 35-3 season. Arizona’s roster featured six players who would make the...

Duration:01:08:27

AIR091: Xavier McDaniel - First-Team All-American, NBA All-Star and 12-year veteran

2/5/2019
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NCAA great, 12-year NBA veteran and 1988 All-Star, Xavier McDaniel. The X-Man joins the show for a wide-ranging discussion about his life in basketball. Few players in NBA history were as physical as McDaniel. However, there's much more to Xavier's bow than simply being an enforcer. He was the first-ever player (1985) to lead the NCAA [Division I] in scoring and rebounding in the same season. His name is littered throughout the record books at Wichita State, where he played four seasons...

Duration:01:39:30

AIR090: MaryKay Hruskocy - An Indiana Pacers staff member's unexpected part in NBA history

1/22/2019
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Indiana Pacers staffer (Media Relations / Publications: 1991-2007), MaryKay Hruskocy. Though a native of Whiting, IN, MaryKay grew up a fan of Chicago sports. As the Bulls were celebrating their 1991 NBA Championship at Grant Park, MaryKay was driving to Indianapolis to commence her career in media relations for the Indiana Pacers. Our conversation covers behind-the-scenes memories from MaryKay’s tenure with the team. This includes, arguably, the biggest one-day sporting event of the...

Duration:01:03:49

AIR089: Mike Thibault - Washington Mystics Head Coach and GM (drafted Michael Jordan to the Bulls)

1/8/2019
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Washington Mystics Head Coach and General Manager, Mike Thibault. Our wide-ranging conversation examines a multitude of great topics. Thibault's (pronounced Tee-bo) coaching career began in the 1970s. Before the decade ended, he was scouting for the L.A. Lakers and contributed to the team’s 1980 and 1982 NBA championships. We discuss Mike's move to Chicago, where he was an assistant coach for the Bulls for four seasons (1983 through 1986). He scouted the top-three picks - Olajuwon, Bowie...

Duration:01:27:49

AIR088: Adam guests on 'Forgotten Maverick'

12/18/2018
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My friend, Mike Fraler, host of 'Forgotten Maverick', recently invited me on his show. We discuss how our podcasts came to be and reminisce about our love of NBA history. I also discuss my 1994 and 1995 trips to the USA, and how luck wasn’t on my side – both times I visited the States, Michael Jordan was in the midst of his first retirement. Fancy some NBA trivia? Listen in and test your knowledge against mine. As the name of Mike's podcast cleverly suggests, he chats with Dallas...

Duration:00:40:09

NB88-4: November 21 through December 4, 1987 - MJ's fourth NBA season

11/13/2018
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Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan's fourth season in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers: - November 21 through December 4, 1987 - Insightful minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history Notable: Petur Gudmundsson – career-high 21 points Mark McNamara – career-high 22 rebounds Franklin Edwards – career-high 16 assists Links discussed: * Travelin’ Bulls (Higher Ground) * Jordan jabs Jazz: “Was he big...

Duration:00:30:56

AIR087: Mark Price - NBA All-Star, Cleveland Cavaliers legend and Hall of Fame candidate

10/25/2018
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Four-time NBA All-Star, All-NBA (1993) and Dream Team II (1994) member, Mark Price. Mark Price rose to basketball prominence from humble beginnings. He starred at Enid High School in Oklahoma, breaking many records; serendipitously, equaling feats set by his famous father, Denny, decades earlier. After high school, Mark played four years with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. To this day, his name is littered throughout the record books. As a freshman, he led the ACC in scoring (20.3 ppg)...

Duration:01:20:48

AIR086: Elliott Kalb - Author, producer and "Mr. Stats" for the NBA on NBC

10/9/2018
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The one and only "Mr. Stats" (NBA on NBC) and author of Who’s Better, Who’s Best in Basketball?, Elliott Kalb. Elliott is a multiple Sports Emmy-winning producer, writer and television personality. He has worked in sports television for more than 35 years, including more than two decades with NBC, where he was known as “Mr. Stats”. Currently, he is the Senior Editorial Director of MLB Network. In the 1990s through early-2000s, Elliott didn’t often appear on camera, however, he was a...

Duration:01:11:24

NB88-3: November 7 through November 20, 1987 - MJ's fourth NBA season

9/25/2018
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Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan's fourth season in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers: - November 7 through November 20, 1987 - Insightful minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history Notable: Larry Bird opens the season with an amazing performance at Washington Artis Gilmore returns to Chicago (last played for the Bulls in 1982 season) Chicago wins its 500th game in franchise history Darren's day(e). Bird-less...

Duration:00:33:12

NB88-2: 1987 Hall of Fame Game [Bulls v Lakers - preseason] - MJ’s fourth NBA season

9/3/2018
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Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan's fourth season in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers: - 1987 NBA Hall of Fame Game - Bulls versus Lakers - The origin story of Michael Jordan's 'Come Fly with Me' dunk - Insightful minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history A short but sweet episode - a primer for the start of the Bulls' 1987-88 season. We're as excited about our #NB88 series as you are. Links discussed: Chicago...

Duration:00:25:48

NB88-1: pre-draft / 1987 Draft, 1987-88 Bulls training camp and preseason games - MJ’s fourth NBA season

8/17/2018
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Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan's fourth season in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers: - Off-season news, notes and quotes - 1987 NBA Draft - Chicago Bulls 1987-88 training camp and preseason games - Insightful minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history We’re back with a new series (#NB88). Following a brief visit to April of 1987, we head to early-to-mid June, discussing a wide array of interesting topics and...

Duration:01:22:33

NB87-13: 1987 Playoffs through Finals - Michael Jordan's third NBA season

8/7/2018
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Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan's third season in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers: - Playoffs through 1987 NBA Finals (April 23 through June 14) - Insightful minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history The ultimate episode of #NB87. We finish our series with a detailed recap of the postseason. Notable milestones: Magic Johnson - named Most Valuable Player / Finals MVP Chuck Person - named Rookie of the Year Ricky...

Duration:00:59:32

NB87-12: March 31 through April 19, 1987 - MJ's third NBA season

7/6/2018
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Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan's third season in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers: - NBA regular season – March 31 through April 19, 1987 - Insightful minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history Notable milestones: Trent Tucker - career-high 34 points John Salley - career-high 28 points Kenny Walker - career-high 26 points John Paxson - career-high 14 assists Nick Vanos - career-high 13 rebounds Links...

Duration:00:41:17