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The NBA's biggest stars, coaches, executives and newsmakers regularly join ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on The Woj Pod. Interviews, analysis and storytelling from an unmatched lineup of NBA guests anywhere - only on The Woj Pod.

The NBA's biggest stars, coaches, executives and newsmakers regularly join ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on The Woj Pod. Interviews, analysis and storytelling from an unmatched lineup of NBA guests anywhere - only on The Woj Pod.

Location:

Playa Vista, CA

Description:

The NBA's biggest stars, coaches, executives and newsmakers regularly join ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on The Woj Pod. Interviews, analysis and storytelling from an unmatched lineup of NBA guests anywhere - only on The Woj Pod.

Language:

English


Episodes

Lloyd Pierce and Quin Snyder

6/1/2020
Atlanta's Lloyd Pierce and Utah's Quin Snyder join The Woj Pod to discuss the NBA coach's association response and plan of action in the wake of continued racial injustices, Pierce's leadership in the civil rights bastion of Atlanta, Snyder on the responsibility of white coaches to impact change, and much more.

Duration:00:41:47

Woj & Lowe Crossover Part II

5/26/2020
ESPN's Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod for a Part II of our reporting centered on the NBA's return to play, issues surrounding a bubble environment, future challenges for the league, what teams benefit from a layoff, and much more.

Duration:00:35:38

Tom Thibodeau

5/20/2020
Tom Thibodeau joins The Woj Pod to discuss the difficulty for coaches with teams coming out of a pandemic shutdown, Bulls/Rose/management, Timberwolves/Butler, watching old practice tapes of the Jordan Bulls in Chicago and the environment he hopes to find as an NBA coach again.

Duration:00:53:47

ESPN's Jeff Passan

5/18/2020
ESPN Senior MLB Insider Jeff Passan joins The Woj Pod to discuss the parallel paths the NBA and MLB are taking in trying to play this summer, how dramatically different the union/league relationships are in the two sports, the impact of the star players' role in labor talks, Adam Silver and Rob Manfred and what's at stake for these sports in the future.

Duration:01:03:19

Father and son: Detroit Pistons executive Ed Stefanski and Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski

5/15/2020
Father and son NBA and NFL visit with Detroit Pistons Senior Advisor Ed Stefanski and Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski on The Woj Pod. The Stefanski's discuss the influence that Ed's front office career has had on Kevin's development as an NFL coach, including witnessing the Nets remarkable 2002 NBA Finals run, learning how a GM and coach need to build working relationships, virtual drafts, Ed's dubious future candidacy as Kevin's quality-control coach on the sidelines.

Duration:00:39:05

Rachel Nichols and Bobby Marks

5/9/2020
ESPN's Rachel Nichols and Bobby Marks join The Woj Pod to discuss Adam Silver's insights to players on a possible return to play and league future, how the NBA's evolving view on coronavirus testing impacts the chances of the season resuming this spring, the details of a playoff structure, how the loss of revenue will impact free agency and salary caps, Silver's leadership style and how it bodes for the hard decisions the league needs to make.

Duration:00:57:12

ESPN's Adam Schefter and Jeff Passan

4/29/2020
ESPN's Adam Schefter and Jeff Passan join The Woj Pod to discuss the futures of the NBA, NFL and MLB, how we're covering sports in a pandemic, the commonality of insider roles and Passan's latest ode to The WuTang Clan.

Duration:01:07:03

ESPN's Jonathan Givony

4/16/2020
ESPN Draft Analyst Jonathan Givony joins The Woj Pod to discuss the NBA's willingness to pay top high school star Jalen Green $500K-plus and restructure its G-League professional pathway program to compete with the NCAA and Australia. We explore what this means for the future of the NBA, college basketball and the significant impact it will have on the future of the sport.

Duration:00:26:46

Patrick Ewing and Jeff Van Gundy

4/15/2020
Hall of Fame center Patrick Ewing and Jeff Van Gundy join The Woj Pod to go inside the 1990's New York Knicks-Chicago Bulls rivalry, including Michael Jordan, the playoff series fights, the 'Con Man' game, Pat Riley and the X-Man, and much more.

Duration:00:44:44

Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse

4/8/2020
Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse - an 18-year NBA veteran - joins The Woj Pod to remember a young Kobe Bryant as a teenage kid playing pickup with this 76ers (13:50), playing with an aging Michael Jordan with the Wizards (29:01), waiting in tunnels post-game to finish on-court skirmishes with opponents, why he didn't think Dwane Casey was comfortable with him as an assistant coach in Toronto and the challenge of recruiting and coaching at Vandy in the SEC.

Duration:00:57:04

Front Office Insider Bobby Marks

4/3/2020
ESPN front-office insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Chicago Bulls search for a new top front office executive, the appeal and challenges of the job, the financial impact the NBA shutdown will have on front office/coaching moves (15:53), the possible rollout for a return to play this season and how free agency will be impacted (27:34).

Duration:00:34:15

ESPN NBA Analyst Doris Burke

3/27/2020
ESPN NBA Analyst Doris Burke joins The Woj Pod to reveal that she has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, including details of her symptoms, her hospital testing experience and her recovery process. In opening up, she is hopeful to make more people aware of the importance of social distancing and other important measures being taken to try and combat the pandemic.

Duration:00:18:21

Denver Nuggets President Tim Connelly

3/26/2020
Denver Nuggets President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly joins The Woj Pod to discuss the NBA shutdown, the franchise's quarantine, how the league could be changed coming out of the hiatus (14:49) and ... his love for 1980's and 1990's professional wrestling (30:40).

Duration:00:41:51

Olimpia Milano's Tom Bialaszewski

3/24/2020
Olimpia Milano assistant coach Tom Bialaszewski - a decade-long NBA assistant and scout - discusses life in coronavirus isolation with his family in Italy (2:04), his close relationship with Kobe Bryant as a Lakers assistant (12:51), the story of the most vulnerable he had ever seen Kobe (23:16), learning of Kobe's passing in Italy and how Kobe diagrammed Tom and his wife's honeymoon in Italy (31:17).

Duration:00:33:48

Andy Slavitt, Obama healthcare head and founder of U.S. of Care

3/20/2020
Andy Slavitt, a former head of healthcare for President Obama and founder of the United States of Care, joins The Woj Pod to discuss the facts surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, what we need to do, what's coming and how the NBA fits into the conversation.

Duration:00:28:04

NBA Shutdown

3/16/2020
Adrian Wojnarowski takes on some of your most pressing questions about the NBA shutdown - what's happening and what could come next.

Duration:00:35:57

Dell and Sonya Curry

3/5/2020
Dell and Sonya Curry join The Woj Pod to discuss Stephen's absence and return (2:22), their new sports parenting podcast, and much more.

Duration:00:32:25

Memphis Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins

3/4/2020
Memphis Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins joins The Woj Pod to discuss Ja Morant (10:41), the influences of Mike Budenholzer, Quin Snyder and Gregg Popovich, how he had to convince RC Buford to let him become a G League assistant (19:46), building your voice as an NBA coach. Plus, Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr., visit for a mini-pod together (38:22).

Duration:01:04:05

ESPN's Max Kellerman

2/27/2020
ESPN's Max Kellerman joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Sixers trajectory, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, James Dolan's Knicks (24:47), Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis (33:31) and much more.

Duration:00:42:40

2020 All-Star Game

2/17/2020
Woj Pod Live at an unforgettable 2020 All-Star Game in Chicago: Trae Young, Joel Embiid, Pascal Siakam and Nick Nurse. Plus ESPN's Malika Andrews and Tim Bontemps on Kobe Bryant's imprint on the weekend, the dramatic game and the stretch run for Lakers and Clippers, Bucks and rest of East.

Duration:00:33:51