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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

Toronto coach Dwane Casey

2/17/2018
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Toronto coach Dwane Casey joins The Woj Pod to discuss the revelatory season for the Toronto Raptors, coaching in the All-Star Game, his years with Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton, pro basketball in Seattle and a conversation about gun violence in America.

Duration:00:53:31

Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors

2/16/2018
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Golden State’s Klay Thompson joins The Woj Pod for a visit live on site at the NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles. Thompson and Woj discuss his future free agency, growing up with Steph Curry in the NBA, Game 6 of the 2016 Western Conference Finals, fathers and son in the NBA, his 60-point game and much, much more.

Duration:00:32:28

Tim Legler and Bobby Marks on the trade deadline

2/9/2018
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ESPN analyst Tim Legler and front-office insider Bobby Marks join The Woj Pod for a post-NBA trade deadline edition. Legs, Marks and Woj walk through Cleveland’s dramatic roster overhaul, including how it impacted LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Isaiah Thomas. They talk about the Lakers free agent bid, how the Utah Jazz gambled on Jae Crowder’s recapturing his Boston-self in coach Quin Snyder’s system, and much, much more.

Duration:00:41:11

NBA Trade Deadline with ESPN’s Bobby Marks

2/3/2018
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ESPN’s front-office insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to breakdown the NBA Trade Deadline. Marks and Woj discuss the complexities of the Cleveland Cavaliers making a deal, the logjam of bad contracts flooding the market, and some of Bobby’s best stories working in the Nets front office on past deadlines.

Duration:00:43:09

Tom Crean

1/26/2018
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ESPN basketball analyst Tom Crean – the former head coach at Indiana Marquette --- joins The Woj Pod to discuss how NBA teams mine college coaches for information on draft prospects, Pat Riley’s process in drafting Wade out of Marquette, Victor Oladipo’s journey to the All-Star game, how he’s made the transition from coaching to TV for the season, and much, much more.

Duration:01:00:55

Jalen Rose

1/23/2018
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Jalen Rose joins the Woj Pod to discuss the Cavaliers dysfunction, Paul George’s free agency, advantages of playing college basketball, why he longs to play Michigan’s 1993 NCAA title game loss to North Carolina over again, how players only meetings tend to go in the NBA, and why he was able to make such a seemless transition from an NBA career to broadcasting.

Duration:00:33:02

ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne

1/20/2018
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ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne joins The Woj Pod to discuss the NBA trade deadline, the Clippers deal dilemma with DeAndre Jordan and how that’ll impact Blake Griffin’s future, OKC’s chances of advancing deep into the playoffs, NBA officiating issues and her interview with Clippers guard Austin Rivers

Duration:00:43:51

DeMar DeRozan

1/8/2018
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Toronto Raptors All-Star DeMar DeRozan joins The Woj Pod for an introspective visit on the cusp of his fourth NBA All-Star selection and the Raptors rise to the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. DeRozan talked about going most of his first year with teammate Kyle Lowry and barely talking or interacting with him. He discussed how close he once came to asking for a trade out of Toronto, about what true leadership means in the NBA, about his obsessive pursuit of greatness and the price...

Duration:00:46:59

Jeff Van Gundy

12/29/2017
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Jeff Van Gundy joins the Woj Pod to discuss his coaching assignment with USA Basketball, the state of NBA officiating, the OKC Thunder and much more.

Duration:00:43:13

Victor Oladipo

12/18/2017
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Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo discusses his breakout season in the NBA, the impact Russell Westbrook had on his work ethic and commitment, the dysfunction of his early years with the Orlando Magic, why many colleges overlooked him out of high school, his close bond with former Indiana Hoosiers coach Tom Crean, repairing his relationship with his father, and the inspiration of a younger sister who has overcome a hearing loss.

Duration:00:42:57

Brett Brown

12/11/2017
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Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown joins The Woj Pod to discuss teaching and nurturing his young stars, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, the unique process of No. 1 overall pick Markele Fultz’s shoulder rehab, the Sixers’ failed pursuit of Manu Ginobili in free agency two years ago, and much much more.

Duration:00:36:06

NBA Draft analyst Jonathan Givony

12/8/2017
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NBA Draft analyst Jonathan Givony joins the Woj Pod to discuss the remarkable emergence of Utah rookie Donovan Mitchell, impressions of his years of scouting the Lakers’ Lonzo Ball, why Slovenian guard Luka Doncic could go No. 1 in the NBA Draft, how the younger Ball brothers overseas odyssey could go, the building of a mock draft and potential unintended consequences of allowing high school players back into the NBA Draft.

Duration:00:43:12

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

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