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The Sidelines with Evan Daniels

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The Sidelines podcast gives you an all-access pass into the world of college basketball and beyond. Evan Daniels, FOX Sports College Basketball Insider and's Director of Basketball Recruiting, comes to you with all the latest behind-the-scenes information into the biggest programs, players, and coaches that you won't get anywhere else.

The Sidelines podcast gives you an all-access pass into the world of college basketball and beyond. Evan Daniels, FOX Sports College Basketball Insider and's Director of Basketball Recruiting, comes to you with all the latest behind-the-scenes information into the biggest programs, players, and coaches that you won't get anywhere else.
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The Sidelines podcast gives you an all-access pass into the world of college basketball and beyond. Evan Daniels, FOX Sports College Basketball Insider and's Director of Basketball Recruiting, comes to you with all the latest behind-the-scenes information into the biggest programs, players, and coaches that you won't get anywhere else.




Ep. 48 - Minnesota HC Richard Pitino

Minnesota Gophers head coach Richard Pitino joins Evan to discuss the Gophers start to season through 10 games, his star power forward Jordan Murphy's chance for National Player of the Year honors, the development of turning young kids into developed polished winners, what Richard has learned from his father, who is Hall of Fame head coach Rick Pitino, and what might be next for his father after being released from his duties at Louisville.

Duration: 00:35:16

Ep. 47 - Butler head coach LaVall Jordan

Evan is joined by Butler head coach LaVall Jordan to discuss "The Butler Way," how his life would be different if he did not play at Butler and Kelan Martin's unique scoring style. Plus, Evan breaks down why Cincinnati and Xavier could be a Final 4 preview, Arizona State's potential and why the Florida Gators are trending upwards.

Duration: 00:29:19

Ep. 46 - Brian Snow & Kevin Keatts

Evan is joined by two more guests this week, 247Sports colleague Brian Snow and NC State head coach Kevin Keatts. Evan and Snow kick off the podcast by breaking down the first recruiting signing period and discussing their predictions on where remaining prospects will go. Then, Keatts talks about what he'll bring to the table in his first year as head coach at NC State, the strengths of his team this season, and his thoughts on the one-and-done rule.

Duration: 00:42:37

Ep. 45 - Tim Miles & Doug Gottlieb

Evan welcomes two guests to the podcast this week, Nebraska head coach Tim Miles and FOX Sports analyst Doug Gottlieb. Miles dives into a number of topics including what led him to his current career, his experience coaching in both Divisions 1 and 2, and the expectations for his team this year. Then, Evan and Gottlieb recap Duke vs. Michigan State, as well as Kentucky vs. Kansas, breaking down the biggest storylines from the games.

Duration: 00:56:33

Ep. 44 - Coach K

This week Evan is joined by Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski. With more than three decades of college basketball under his belt, Coach K highlights some of his career defining moments and gives insight into how he stays motivated. Coach also discusses his experience with USA basketball and talks about how a meeting with LeBron James impacted both of their careers. Plus, Coach K shares his expectations for the team this year, which includes potential No. 1 draft pick Marvin Bagley, and last...

Duration: 00:48:29

Ep. 43 - Penny Hardaway

This week Evan welcomes 4x NBA All-Star Penny Hardaway to the podcast. Penny discusses his involvement in youth basketball and shares the story of how he quickly rose from an unranked player to #1 in the country when he himself was in high school. Hardaway also talks about what made his chemistry with Shaq so special and what it was like to share the court with Michael Jordan and Gary Payton. Plus, Evan previews the 2018 draft class and dives into Kentucky's usage of two point guards, as...

Duration: 00:24:58

Ep. 42 - Jay Wright

This week Evan is joined by Villanova head coach Jay Wright. Still a Big East preseason favorite, Wright talks about the team's new look after losing Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins to graduation and discusses his thoughts on how the conference will shake out this year. Plus, Wright reminisces on his relationship with the late Rollie Massimino and shares his opinion on the NBA's one-and-done rule. Then, Evan dives into his key takeaways from Big East Media Day - could this be the year that...

Duration: 00:35:58

Ep. 41 - David Padgett

Two weeks following the FBI investigation that led to the ousting of Rick Pitino, Evan is joined by Louisville acting head coach David Padgett. Padgett discusses recent conversations with his former coach and boss, Pitino, and also give insight into the team's response to the coaching transition. Plus, Padgett shares lessons learned from his own career and talks about expectations for the Cardinals this season.

Duration: 00:27:15

Ep. 40 - Mike White

This week Evan is joined by University of Florida head coach Mike White. White shares how growing up around college athletics helped to foster his career, and also discusses his experience making it to the Elite 8 in his first NCAA tournament appearance. Plus, White talks about Billy Donovan and his expectations for the Gators team this season. Then, Evan dives into the recruiting fallout following an FBI investigation that has shaken up the college basketball landscape.

Duration: 00:35:51

Ep. 39 - Chris Collins

This week Evan is joined by Northwestern University head coach Chris Collins. The son of former NBA player and head coach Doug Collins, Chris talks about what it was like to grow up in a household surrounded by basketball, from being in the family room with a young Kobe Bryant, to living with Darryl Dawkins. Chris also shares stories from his ball boy days with the Chicago Bulls and reminisces on his most memorable moment with Michael Jordan. Plus, Collins discusses his experience as both...

Duration: 00:45:22

Ep. 38 - Bobby Hurley

Evan is joined this week by former Duke point guard and current Arizona State head coach, Bobby Hurley. Still the all-time leader in assists in NCAA basketball, Bobby reminisces on his time as a player at Duke and discusses his experience playing for Coach K. Hurley also talks about his time in the NBA and shares how a tragic accident during his rookie year changed his perspective of life both on and off the court. Plus, Bobby dives into his expectations for the team this season, and Evan...

Duration: 00:38:46

Ep. 37 - Ed Cooley

Evan is back! And this week he is joined by Providence College head coach Ed Cooley. Ed shares experiences from his early career, including how being a high school teacher helped him to develop his coaching skills, and also talks about the successes from his recruiting philosophies. Plus, Cooley discusses his opinion on the idea of immediate eligibility for transfers and his expectations for the Friars this season. Then, Evan dives into analysis on international talent and the 2018 class...

Duration: 00:35:17

Ep. 36 - Will Wade

Evan sits down in Las Vegas with new LSU head coach Will Wade. Coach Wade discusses his through head coaching jobs - his third in five years - why he's made the changes, and what stuck out to him the most about LSU. Plus, he talks about what he's learned under mentor coaches like Oliver Purnell and Shaka Smart, his time at Harvard with Tommy Amaker and what coaching at a top-tier academic school is like, and his unconventional journey into coaching having not been a player.

Duration: 00:36:54

Ep. 35 - Tom Crean

Former Marquette and Indiana head coach Tom Crean joins Evan this week. Tom shares his experiences at both schools, including some interesting stories behind how Dwyane Wade was recruited and his favorite stories of him, what his transition and first few years on the job at Indiana were like, what eventually went wrong there, and what his coaching future looks like.

Duration: 00:52:33

Ep. 34 - NBA Draft Preview w/ Doug Gottlieb & Seton Hall HC Kevin Willard

Our FOX Sports college basketball experts Evan Daniels and Doug Gottlieb sit down for a full breakdown and preview of this week's NBA Draft. From the 76ers trading up to the #1 pick, to Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Josh Jackson and Jason Tatum, to sleepers, surprises, and storylines, these guys have you completely covered. Plus, Evan sits down with Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard to talk about his interesting career backstory and the momentum he's gained with the program, leading them...

Duration: 01:02:25

Ep. 33 - New Ohio State HC Chris Holtmann

In his first one-on-one interview since being named head coach at Ohio State, Chris Holtmann joins The Sidelines again to chat with Evan. Chris discusses why he chose to leave Butler for the position, what the hiring process has been like for him and his family, shares his early thoughts on what he would like to accomplish at OSU, discusses the conversations he's had with former head coach Thad Matta throughout the past few weeks, and more!

Duration: 00:22:01

Ep. 32 - De'Aaron Fox | NBA Draft Preview

Evan sits down this week with former UK standout and project lottery pick De'Aaron Fox. Fox opens up about his emotional interview after their Elite 8 loss to North Carolina, his relationship with John Wall, how he's preparing for the NBA Draft and where he sees himself playing, his thoughts on why the college game was easy for him, and shares an interesting thought on UCLA's Lonzo Ball. Plus, Evan is joined by colleague Josh Gershon as the two discuss top NBA prospects Markelle...

Duration: 00:33:06

Ep. 31 - Mizzou HC Cuonzo Martin & OKST HC Mike Boynton

Evan is joined this week by a pair of guests with a lot of interesting stories to share. First, Mizzou has made a lot of news around the college basketball landscape, as they signed the #1 recruit Michael Porter Jr. and received a commitment from his brother Jontay Porter after hiring their father as an assistant coach. Martin discusses recent recruiting successes at Mizzou and how that may translate to the court. Plus, new Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton went from an assistant at a...

Duration: 00:40:19

Ep. 30 - Steve Wojciechowski | NBA Draft Lottery breakdown

Evan is joined this week by longtime Duke assistant and current Marquette head coach Steve Wojciechowski live at the Big East meetings. The two sit down and discuss the interesting backstory on how Steve was nationally recruited in high school, what he learned both on the court and on the bench coaching from the great Mike Krzyzewski, including his time spent working with him and USA Basketball, his coaching philosophies, and so much more. Then, Evan breaks down which players he thinks...

Duration: 00:42:41

Ep. 29 - Jayson Tatum & Drew Hanlen

Evan sits down this week for a chat with Duke star and potential NBA Draft Lottery pick Jayson Tatum. Tatum discusses his time at Duke, his overall game, his relationship with Bradley Beal, how the Draft process is going for him, and what his goals are in the NBA. Then, Pure Sweat CEO and NBA skills coach Drew Hanlen shares his amazing story on how he got to be one of the leading trainers of some of the NBA's top players before he even finished playing college ball!

Duration: 00:56:06

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