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The Vertical Podcast with Woj

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Adrian Wojnarowski, the most dominant force in NBA reporting, brings you inside the league with, the “Vertical Podcast.” Woj is probing the biggest newsmakers in the sports – from the commissioner, to general managers, coaches and star players – to bring listeners inside the processes, personas and stories that impact the NBA. Beyond longer sit-down interviews in our New York studios, Woj will deliver real-time podcasts with league personnel built around breaking news.

Adrian Wojnarowski, the most dominant force in NBA reporting, brings you inside the league with, the “Vertical Podcast.” Woj is probing the biggest newsmakers in the sports – from the commissioner, to general managers, coaches and star players – to bring listeners inside the processes, personas and stories that impact the NBA. Beyond longer sit-down interviews in our New York studios, Woj will deliver real-time podcasts with league personnel built around breaking news.
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Adrian Wojnarowski, the most dominant force in NBA reporting, brings you inside the league with, the “Vertical Podcast.” Woj is probing the biggest newsmakers in the sports – from the commissioner, to general managers, coaches and star players – to bring listeners inside the processes, personas and stories that impact the NBA. Beyond longer sit-down interviews in our New York studios, Woj will deliver real-time podcasts with league personnel built around breaking news.

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English


Episodes

Bob Myers

11/20/2017
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Duration: 01:05:32


Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert

11/15/2017
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Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert joins The Woj Pod to discuss his emergence as an All-NBA center, Dion Waiters’ role in his knee injury, the loss of Gordon Hayward, the rise of French national basketball and hopes of beating Team USA in the Olympics, and much, much more.

Duration: 00:43:07


ESPN's Bobby Marks and Royce Young

11/9/2017
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Royce Young and Bobby Marks of ESPN join The Woj Pod to breakdown the Oklahoma City Thunder's present and future, Brad Stevens, Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics, and much much more.

Duration: 00:53:56


Clippers Lawrence Frank and Michael Winger

11/1/2017
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Los Angeles Clippers President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank and GM Michael Winger visit Woj Pod to discuss how a new front office starts to build out its infrastructure, process and long-term planning. Frank and Winger discuss how they’ve approached a new partnership, share duties, bring influences from past stops and work to integrate them into a new program. Frank and Winger discuss Steve Ballmer, Doc Rivers, Blake Griffin and the departure of Chris Paul in free agency.

Duration: 00:59:57


Best-selling author Jack McCallum

10/25/2017
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Best-selling author Jack McCallum joins The Woj Pod to discuss his new book “Golden Days,” on the modern Golden State Warriors and the early 70’s Lakers, including insight into Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Jerry West, Pat Riley and more. McCallum, a Hall of Fame basketball writer, discusses covering the NBA in the glory days of Jordan’s Bulls, Bird’s Celtics and the Detroit Bad Boys.

Duration: 01:09:52


ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Bobby Marks

10/19/2017
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ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Bobby Marks join the Woj Pod to breakdown the early NBA season, Gordon Hayward’s injury, LaMarcus Aldridge’s contract extension, how the Lakers need to clear cap space to chase LeBron James and Paul George, the Rick Pitino post-scandal interview, the state of the Chicago Bulls and much more.

Duration: 00:53:03


Ian Begley

10/12/2017
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Ian Begley, the Knicks beat writer for ESPN.com, joins the Woj Pod to discuss the totality and residual damage of the Phil Jackson regime, the Carmelo Anthony exit, the issues surrounding Kristaps Porzingis’ future in New York and the pathway for the Knicks to resurrect the franchise’s credibility and standing in the NBA.

Duration: 00:45:32


Tim Connelly

10/9/2017
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Denver Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly joins The Woj Pod to discuss the discovery and emergence of Nikola Jokic, evaluating skill vs. athleticism in the draft process, why trades are hard to make in the NBA, the East-West balance of power and his favorite amusement park vacations as a kid.

Duration: 00:55:49


Gary Parrish; The NCAA Investigation

9/29/2017
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Gary Parrish of CBS Sports joins the Woj Pod to discuss the criminal scandal that has rocked the basketball industry, including its impact on the future of college and pro basketball, elite basketball prospects, the possibility of USA Basketball and the NBA taking a greater roll in amateur basketball, Rick Pitino's past, present and future, and much more.

Duration: 00:32:41


Former Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak

9/25/2017
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Mitch Kupchak joins The Woj Pod to discuss his storied career as Los Angeles Lakers general manager, his dismissal in February, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson and David Stern’s veto of the Chris Paul trade.

Duration: 01:12:30


Jared Dudley joins The Woj Pod

9/19/2017
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Jared Dudley of the Phoenix Suns joins The Woj Pod for a terrific visit on the state of the modern NBA, salaries, the impact of the Golden State Warriors on NBA locker rooms, free agency, playing ball with an old Michael Jordan and a young Greek Freak.

Duration: 01:00:31


Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod

9/8/2017
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Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod to discuss NBA Draft Lottery reform, Carmelo Anthony, the Cavaliers plan with the 2018 first-round pick via Brooklyn/Boston, NBA tampering, and Harvey Araton’s Hall of Fame weekend in Springfield, Mass.

Duration: 00:56:27


ESPN front office insider Bobby Marks

8/31/2017
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ESPN front office insider Bobby Marks joins the Woj Pod to breakdown the finality of the Celtics-Cavaliers blockbuster trade, examine the behind-the-scenes of the deal, Boston’s magnificent rebuild, Cleveland’s road in LeBron James’ final year and how Isaiah Thomas’ future free agency could unfold.

Duration: 00:38:17


Doris Burke

8/22/2017
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Doris Burke joins The Woj Pod and discusses the Cavaliers quagmire, Chris Paul and James Harden in Houston, social consciousness in the NBA vs NFL and much more on the show.

Duration: 00:50:22


Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

8/17/2017
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Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey joins The Woj Pod to discuss James Harden, Chris Paul, the Rockets ownership sale, risk-taking as a GM, NBA awards, and much more.

Duration: 00:37:33


Patrick Beverley

8/3/2017
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Clippers guard Patrick Beverley joins The Woj Pod to discuss his challenge with the Clippers, his years with Houston, why he wanted a trade from the Rockets, how the NBA has evolved on the court, summer free agency and why he thinks so many players don't play hard enough.

Duration: 00:33:33


D'Angelo Russell

7/26/2017
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Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell joins The Woj Pod to discuss his arrival with the Nets, his exit from the Lakers, the ups-and-downs of his brief L.A. career, Magic Johnson’s comments upon his departure and much, much more.

Duration: 00:30:25


Gordon Hayward

7/24/2017
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All-Star forward Gordon Hayward sits down with Adrian Wojnarowski for an exclusive and introspective study of the free agent process that led him to leave the Utah Jazz for the Boston Celtics. Hayward goes into great detail about the meetings with Pat Riley and Miami, Brad Stevens and Boston and an emotional final visit with his Jazz teammates. Hayward discusses how he left the Miami visit thinking that he might sign with them, left Boston even more torn and spent the final 24 hours going...

Duration: 01:00:14


Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer

7/23/2017
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Clippers owner Steve Ballmer joins Adrian Wojnarowski for an extended SportsCenter interview on the Woj Pod. Ballmer discusses the departure of Chris Paul, the Clippers culpability in losing him and the decision to trade the All-Star guards for assets instead of losing him in free agency. Ballmer discusses the lessons learned as an NBA owner, the hiring of Jerry West, competing against the Lakers and the restructuring of his front office around President and Coach Doc Rivers.

Duration: 00:33:29


Orlando Magic President Jeff Weltman

7/14/2017
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Orlando Magic President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman joins Adrian Wojnarowski to discuss the reshaping of the Magic franchise, the evolution of the GM position, growing up the son of two NBA executives, life in the locker room of the St. Louis Spirits as a kid, and much more.

Duration: 00:57:17

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