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64: Lottery & Combine Hopefuls

5/21/2018
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In the 64th episode, the Buzz Beat crew discuss the James Borrego introductory press conference and if there are any implications on some of his quotes. We transition to discussion about the offseason and talk lottery draft prospects. Spencer, Richie, and Brian profile players like Lonnie Walker IV, Zhaire Smith, Collin Sexton, Miles Bridges, Shai Gilgeous-Alecander, and more! Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News Network Buzz Beat Patreon : If you...

Duration:01:27:00

63: And Then There Was One

5/8/2018
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In the 63rd episode of Buzz Beat, the trio discuss the new hiring of James Borrego as the new head coach for the Charlotte Hornets. Spencer, Richie, and Brian give their initial takes on this hire and if it has any implications on the upcoming offseason. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News Network Buzz Beat Patreon : If you can afford to, we’re asking for your help to keep this podcast sustainable and produce more frequent content. Thank you...

Duration:00:16:34

62: And Then There Were Two

5/7/2018
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In this episode, the Spencer and Richie discuss what seems to be the finalists (Jay Larranaga and James Borrego) for the Charlotte Hornets' coaching vacancy. The two discuss other names such as Steakhouse and Messina and why they seem to have fallen by the wayside. There's also conversation about Charlotte Observer's piece with Curtis Polk and how an emphasis on player development is a must. It wraps up with Spencer giving his takes on the final 8 teams in the playoffs. Intro/Outro Music:...

Duration:00:50:13

61: We Need A Coach

4/23/2018
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In this episode, the Buzz Beat crew discuss the possible head coaching candidates and which one would be best for the Hornets. The names mentioned on Episode 61 are David Fizdale, Ettore Messina, Jerry Stackhouse, and Nick Nurse. Spencer, Richie, and Brian also give their top-5 college prospects heading into this 2018 NBA Draft. To wrap the episode, the trio give their takes on the first round of the playoffs. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News...

Duration:01:29:50

[BONUS] Reaction To Cliff's Firing

4/16/2018
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Spencer is joined by friend of the show, John Michael Griffith. They react to the firing of Steve Clifford, the hiring of new GM Mitch Kupchak, and where the Hornets go from here. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News Network Buzz Beat Patreon : If you can afford to, we’re asking for your help to keep this podcast sustainable and produce more frequent content. Thank you for your support! Buzz Beat Apparel: Visit our Tee Public store with shirts,...

Duration:00:09:48

60: Shake (Milton) It Up

4/12/2018
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In Episode 60, Spencer, Richie, and Brian discuss Mitch Kupchak's responses in his introductory press conference as the new GM. Many had negative reviews, but the trio had a different take. Because it's draft season, we profile Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kevin Knox, Shake Milton, and Robert Williams. The episode wraps with a quick conversation about Clifford's end of season presser. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News Network Buzz Beat Patreon :...

Duration:01:12:40

59: Kupchak's Avalanche Of Change

4/9/2018
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With the impending hire of Mitch Kupchak, the Buzz Beat trio spend most of the pod discussing his potential impact on the direction of the team on Episode 59. Spencer, Richie, Brian are all pessimistic about the hire, but try to shed some positive light. The conversation shifts to the offseason and draft prospects, including Zhaire Smith, Jalen Brunson, and others. As the season is coming to an end, the crew highlights some of the positive play from Malik Monk. Intro/Outro Music: Mike...

Duration:01:12:27

58: Prospects On Prospects

3/22/2018
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In the 58th episode of Buzz Beat, Spencer Richie, and Brian discuss a handful of college prospects that could be in Charlotte's range come draft time. The trio profile Miles Bridges, Mikal Bridges, Zhaire Smith, Collin Sexton, Kevin Knox, Marvin Bagley, and Wendell Carter. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News Network Buzz Beat Patreon : If you can afford to, we’re asking for your help to keep this podcast sustainable and produce more frequent...

Duration:01:14:05

57: Chuck Your Heart Out

3/19/2018
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In the 57th installment of Buzz Beat, Spencer Richie, and Brian briefly touch upon last week's games against the Pelicans, Hawks. and the Knicks. Season-long and week-long trends are discussed and the conversation focuses in on Frank Kaminsky and Malik Monk. With the season all but over with, it's time to start focusing in on the younger players and the trio debate the effectiveness of Charlotte's player development system. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8: North Carolina’s...

Duration:00:40:49

56: Playoff Hopes Fading

3/5/2018
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In the 56th installment of Buzz Beat, Richie and Brian recap the win over the Chicago Bulls, and the consecutive losses to the Celtics and 76ers. They discuss common themes and trends that have been occurring in the past several games and if there should be any hope for Hornets fans as it relates to the playoff picture. The episode wraps with BG tossing around a couple of prospects that he will be covering in the ACC Tournament this week. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8:...

Duration:01:07:09

55: Unbeatable In Black

2/26/2018
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The Buzz Beat crew looks at the recent news of Rich Cho getting let go and debate if there is any silver lining in this announcement. The hosts discuss the possible replacements and what this means for the organization moving forward. The wins over the Brooklyn Nets and the Washington Wizards are also recapped, even if Richie was unable to watch them. To wrap the episode, the hosts wager items on the Hornets winning games in the playoffs. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8:...

Duration:01:28:37

54: Dud of a Deadline

2/9/2018
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The Hornets traded two 2nd-round picks and JOB for Willy Hernangomez. We discuss this trade and what it means for the Hornets moving forward. We breakdown his game and how he will fit within the current roster. There's also some Treveon Graham debate and if there's any chance he will be in Charlotte next season. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News Network Buzz Beat Patreon : If you can afford to, we’re asking for your help to keep this podcast...

Duration:00:44:20

53: Playoff Hunt Defined

2/5/2018
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The full Buzz Beat crew is back as Richie returns from his week off to discuss the week that was. The three recap the two games against the Pacers and the midweek game against the Hawks. The last segment touches upon Spencer and Brian's piece over at Queen City Hoops — addressing the important questions Charlotte's front office must tackle as we approach the trade deadline. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News Network Buzz Beat Patreon : If you...

Duration:01:28:37

52: Different Week, Same Story

1/29/2018
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Spencer and Brian discuss the week that was with wins over the lowly Kings and Hawks and losses to the Heat and Pelicans. The two also discuss the comments made by owner, Michael Jordan, to the Charlotte Observer and if it really changes anythings for the plan to trade Kemba Walker. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News Network Buzz Beat Patreon : If you can afford to, we’re asking for your help to keep this podcast sustainable and produce more...

Duration:01:24:02

51: Kemba Is Available

1/20/2018
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With the report from Woj that the Hornets have made Kemba Walker available in trade talks, we had to give our reactions on the direction the Hornets should take. We discuss possible trade suitors, our feelings on loosing Kemba, and any hangups that might come along the way. We also recap the Oklahoma City, Detroit, and Washington games to begin the episode and discuss recent trades. If you want to hear the Kemba talk, it starts at the 39 minute mark. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports...

Duration:01:31:23

50: Oakland, Sactown, Bay Area & Back Down

1/8/2018
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We reach the half-century mark with this latest episode. The Hornets finish their west coast road trip at 3-1 and we recap the wins over the Warriors, Kings, and Lakers and the loss to the Clippers. We discuss some overall themes in this trip to California including Dwight's best game, Dwight's worst game, Treveon Graham's impressive play, and much more. We also answer your twitter question where we debate whether Jeremy Lamb is a legitimate 6th Man of the Year candidate and if Monk will...

Duration:01:23:36

Buzz Beat Ep 43: Kemba Can't Turn Water to Wine

11/11/2017
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43rd Episode: * Recaps of Minnesota, New York, and Boston Losses * Crunch-Time Offense Listen to the Buzz Beat on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Network on iTunes Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News Network Buzz Beat Patreon : If you can afford to, we’re asking for your help to keep this podcast sustainable and produce more frequent content. Thank you for your support! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:59

Buzz Beat Ep. 42: Impressive Wins & A Deflating Loss

11/4/2017
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The originals, Spencer and Richie, record the 42nd episode of Buzz Beat. They recap the wins over Memphis and Milwaukee and the deflating loss to San Antonio. The conversation focuses on the grind-it-out nature that was the game in Memphis. Trailing most of the game, and playing on a back-to-back, Charlotte was still able to show resiliency on their comeback win. Wednesday's win over the Bucks was very un-Clifford-like. The Hornets' defense was not up to par but rookie Monk lit it up in...

Duration:00:48:11

Buzz Beat Ep. 41: Early Inconsistent Play

10/28/2017
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Spencer returns for the 41st episode of Buzz Beat. The trio recaps the loss to the Bucks, blowout win over the Nuggets, and the deflating loss to the Rockets. The crew discuss Dwight’s role on this team and his post play. They also talk about how defending the pick-and-roll has changed without Cody. Be sure to tune into the live postgame #BuzzCast for Wednesday’s game against the Bucks. Listen to the Buzz Beat on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Network on iTunes Intro/Outro Music:...

Duration:01:00:44

Buzz Beat Ep. 40: Hornets' Comeback Win — Trick Or Treat?

10/23/2017
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In Episode 40 of Buzz Beat, Richie and Brian discuss a few topics after Charlotte's 1-1 start. The duo focus on the positives and the negatives from Charlotte's comeback win against the Hawks. They debate whether or not fans should be worried about Monk, Marvin, and the injuries that are piling up. They wrap up the show by evaluating Kaminsky's and Lamb's early season success and if it will translate throughout the course of the season. Listen to the Buzz Beat on iTunes Listen to the...

Duration:00:49:02

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