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Bulls Talk Podcast

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The Bulls Talk Podcast presented by Coors Light takes you inside the Bulls and around the NBA. With 28 years of combined NBA experience, Kendall Gill and Will Perdue explain what’s happening on the court while host Jason Goff and insider K.C. Johnson take you behind the scenes. Featuring guests and reporters who cover the Bulls and the NBA.

The Bulls Talk Podcast presented by Coors Light takes you inside the Bulls and around the NBA. With 28 years of combined NBA experience, Kendall Gill and Will Perdue explain what’s happening on the court while host Jason Goff and insider K.C. Johnson take you behind the scenes. Featuring guests and reporters who cover the Bulls and the NBA.

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The Bulls Talk Podcast presented by Coors Light takes you inside the Bulls and around the NBA. With 28 years of combined NBA experience, Kendall Gill and Will Perdue explain what’s happening on the court while host Jason Goff and insider K.C. Johnson take you behind the scenes. Featuring guests and reporters who cover the Bulls and the NBA.

Language:

English


Episodes

1st week of the NBA Bubble review

8/4/2020
The NBA has restarted its season officially as the 22 remaining teams play 8 more regular season games and then the playoffs. Jason Goff is joined by KC Johnson and Rob Schaefer to discuss their thoughts about the opening round of regular season games. They also discuss have the Bucks been exposed, what's up with Zion Williamson not playing, and they debate who should have won Coach of the Year. (1:40) - The "Delete Eight" teams are missing valuable time not being in the Bubble (10:00) -...

Duration:00:52:44

Bulls Roster Breakdowns: Why did Lauri Markkanen regress?

7/31/2020
In the final installment of Roster Breakdowns, the Bulls big men go under the microscope. Jason Goff is joined by Bulls insider KC Johnson, and former Bull's big man and NBCS Chicago Bulls analyst Will Perdue, discuss why Lauri Markkanen dropped in production this year, what kind of player will Wendell Carter be in the NBA, and the contributions made by rookie Daniel Gafford and free agent big Luke Kornet. (1:20) - Lauri Makkanen underwhelmed this year (8:20) - Is Lauri Markkanen more than...

Duration:00:36:45

Does Zach Lavine want out of Chicago?

7/28/2020
Over the weekend there were rumors circulating that Bulls star Zach Lavine may want out of Chicago. Jason Goff, Bulls insider KC Johnson, and Bulls reporter Rob Schaefer discuss the validity of the rumors, and what the Bulls front office may have planned. Later on in the pod, the crew discusses Tom Thibodeau signing on to be the next Knicks head coach and the apparent reaction by former NBA player David West that minority coaches aren't getting opportunities, and the crew dives into Magic...

Duration:00:51:36

Bonus Episode: Being an in-game host with no fans

7/26/2020
Special guest host Laurence Holmes is in for Jason Goff to find out what being a stadium host is like with no sports going on. Laurence is joined by the Bulls in-game host Justin Roman, and White Sox in-game host Alyssa Bergamini as the discuss the disruption of sports, empty stadiums and arenas across the country, and how they stay prepared when fans are allowed back to watch sports live. (2:55) - Sports are finally back after 4 months (11:15) - Hosting a basketball game vs a baseball...

Duration:00:29:55

Bulls Roster Breakdowns: Otto Porter Jr. and the forwards

7/24/2020
In our roster breakdown for this week, host Jason Goff, Bulls insider KC Johnson, and NBCS Chicago Bulls analyst Will Perdue cover the Bulls forwards. They discuss and debate the play of Thad Young, Otto Porter Jr., and Chandler Hutchison. What will the Bulls do with Otto Porter? Will Bulls look to trade Thad Young? Will Chandler Hutchison be healthy enough to be a future starter? The crew discusses all of that and more on the Bulls Talk Podcast. (1:55) - Did we see enough of Otto Porter...

Duration:00:33:28

Why hasn't a decision been made on Jim Boylen

7/21/2020
During the pandemic and now offseason, the Bulls have made major changes in the front office but no change to the coaching staff. Jason Goff and Bulls insider KC Johnson provide updates on the Bulls front office, and discuss why such a long delay on a decision on Jim Boylen. (1:50) Jim Boylen speaks for the 1st time this offseason (8:10) - Should a decision be made right now (14:30) - Is fan anger shifting from Jim Boylen to Arturas Karnisovas (22:15) - Difficulties explaining to fans if...

Duration:00:33:29

Bulls roster breakdowns: Zach Lavine, Coby White and the guards

7/17/2020
This special edition of the podcast starts a series of roster breakdowns on the 2019-2020 Bulls roster starting with the guards. Host Jason Goff and Bulls insider KC Johnson discuss and breakdown all of the Bulls guards from Zach Lavine to Denzel Valentine, how bright is Coby White's future, and how Kris Dunn changed his narrative with his defensive effort this year. (1:35) - Zach Lavine took his game to another level (12:40) - Coby White kept improving the entire season (20:40) -...

Duration:00:42:40

Keith Smith on the inner workings of the NBA Bubble

7/14/2020
The NBA Bubble in Orlando is underway, but how are Disney and the NBA handling the Bubble? Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports, Real GM, and the originator of the idea of the Bubble in Disney World, joins Jason Goff to discuss how the Bubble is functioning, how are the players adapting to their new environment, and what is Disney doing to accommodate. Smith provides all the details you want and need to know about what is going on in Orlando. (5:10) - Coming up with the idea of the Bubble at Disney...

Duration:00:46:05

BONUS: Sports Uncovered "I'm Back"

7/10/2020
Bonus episode of “Sports Uncovered: I'm Back.” The details and telling of what led Michael Jordan to send the greatest 2 word fax of all time and its impact on the NBA and the sporting world from the people that were impacted like Steve Kerr, Ahmad Rashad, and LeBron James. Be sure to subscribe to Sports Uncovered right now to get future episodes of Sports Uncovered automatically downloaded to your device for free: https://art19.com/shows/sports-uncovered

Duration:01:03:47

Kenny "The Jet" Smith on the NBA restart and virtual basketball training

7/7/2020
Jason Goff is joined by 2-time NBA Champion and TNT NBA analyst Kenny "The Jet" Smith to discuss his new virtual basketball camp, the NBA restart in Orlando, and if players should participate in the restart. (1:24) - What led to starting a virtual basketball camp (5:10) - How does an NBA player prepare himself after not playing for months (9:30) - How can coaches prepare their players in the Bubble (15:22) - The NBA should address social issues (19:18) - Teaching the next generation...

Duration:00:23:32

Tom Haberstroh details the NBA Bubble in Orlando

7/3/2020
The first game in the NBA Bubble in Orlando is scheduled for July 30th for the resumption of the 2019-2020 NBA season. The Bulls Talk crew of Kevin Anderson and Rob Schaefer are joined by NBCS national NBA insider Tom Haberstroh to discuss the details of the NBA Bubble, should the top 4 seeds select their opponent in the playoffs, and Tom shares his thoughts on the Bulls' front office changes. (1:14) - Will the NBA finish the rest of the season (9:11) - How concerned is the NBA with the...

Duration:00:49:07

Who should win MVP, DPOY, and other NBA awards

6/30/2020
To continue the regular season review, the Bulls talk crew of Kevin Anderson, KC Johnson, Rob Schaefer, and Tony Gill discuss who is the MVP, Defensive player of the Year, Coach of the Year, and other NBA awards. Also, they discuss should the Bulls and other teams not invited to Orlando, plan another way to play games. (2:03) - Arturas Karnisovas wants the Bulls to play games to end the season (10:34) - Candidates and who wins MVP (15:35) - Can Lou Williams win 6th man again? (27:00) -...

Duration:00:57:38

Should Kris Dunn make an All-Defensive team?

6/26/2020
The season isn't over but there is enough evidence to place who will end up on the list as one of the best defenders of the 2019-2020 season. Is Bull's guard Kris Dunn one of the best 4 defensive guards in the league? Host Jason Goff is joined by KC Johnson, Rob Schaefer, and Tony Gill as they fill out the 10 best defenders in the NBA and decide is Kris Dunn makes the cut. (6:30) - Kris Dunn's name has been floated around nationally as an All-NBA defender (12:00) - Where is Dunn ranked...

Duration:00:54:17

Who won the Jimmy Butler trade and All-NBA team selections

6/23/2020
The 3 year anniversary of the trade that set the Bulls on the path to rebuild, it's time to review who won the trade. Jamal Collier, Bulls beat writer for the Chicago Tribune, joins the Bulls Talk pod with Kevin Anderson, KC Johnson, and Rob Schaefer to debate the trade. Later in the pod, the crew also selects their 3 All-NBA teams and debate which Bull if any is ready to make a push to be on a All-NBA team. (1:34) - Who is the winner of the Jimmy Butler trade? (7:36) - Why didn't the...

Duration:01:07:44

NBA Champion Avery Johnson on playing in a shortened season

6/19/2020
As the NBA tries to set up a return to play in Orlando, the 22 teams will start strategizing on how to win the championship in a weird tournament setup. NBA Champion Avery Johnson joins host Jason Goff and NBA Champion and NBCS Chicago Bulls analyst Will Perdue, as they discuss how players and teams should prepare when the season starts back up, Avery's thoughts on the modern NBA, and tells stories of his time as a Spur. (4:08) - How should teams deal with the shortened season (11:50) -...

Duration:00:56:16

Restarting NBA season isn't as easy as it seemed

6/16/2020
Just as it seemed like the NBA was ready to start, the players put a hold on the momentum. Leila Rahimi, Bulls Outsider Big Dave Watson, and Bulls reporter Rob Schaefer discuss how the NBA players are now reviewing the NBA's plans on return to play, their concerns with the state of social justice in America and dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. (6:25) - Thad Young speaks about the social injustice in America (17:57) - Can the NBA hold its title as the most progressive league? (23:42) -...

Duration:00:44:45

Celebrating Derrick Rose week

6/12/2020
On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, Jason Goff, K.C. Johnson, and Rob Schaefer discuss Derrick Rose's career and importance to not only the Bulls, but the city of Chicago. 1:30 Our first introduction to Derrick Rose 8:50 On the Bulls winning the draft lottery and why taking Rose wasn't a guarantee 12:40 On Rose embracing his Chicago heritage and playing in his hometown 16:05 K.C. Johnson on his relationship with Rose 23:50 Our favorite Derrick Rose moments 29:20 On Rose's impact...

Duration:01:00:53

The importance of music on the NBA and The Last Dance

6/9/2020
On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, Laurence Holmes, Jason Goff, Chris Tannehill, and Jay ILLa discuss the influence of music on the NBA culture. 0:45 Why we are doing this podcast 2:00 Surprised Jordan wasn’t a huge hip-hop fan? 6:00 Why Jordan is still the most referenced basketball player in rap 10:50 How the Jordan brand is much more than a basketball shoe 14:10 The influence of Nike and Jordan brand on hip-hop culture 19:40 The Last Dance and use of music within the...

Duration:01:08:01

The NBA season is set to return during a trying time

6/5/2020
The NBA season is set to restart and return with 22 teams continuing their seasons for a chance at a playoff spot and a championship. Even though the league has set a schedule the current state of the country is still in flux due to the murder of George Floyd. Host Jason Goff is joined by Rob Schaefer, Tony Gill, Kevin Anderson, and KC Johnson to discuss social justice and police brutality in America, the NBA restarting the season, and what does it mean for the Bulls now that their season is...

Duration:01:20:09

Behind the scenes look at Sports Uncovered's 'I'm Back'

5/29/2020
NBC Sports' Sports Uncovered series began with a bang with the NBCS Chicago team leading the series with the 1st episode "I'm Back'. Host Jason Goff is joined by Bulls insider KC Johnson, and producers of the episode Ryan McGuffey and Tony Gill, to discuss the making of the episode and provide an inside look into Michael Jordan's famous fax. (2:12) - What was discovered in the episode (8:53) - The Last Dance documentary, didn't go over the secret Jordan practices (17:12) - Interviews that...

Duration:00:55:26