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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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Playa Vista, CA

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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

Memphis coach JB Bickerstaff

11/30/2018
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Memphis Grizzlies coach JB Bickerstaff joins The Woj Pod to discuss the revival of Grit-‘n-Grind, watching Marc Gasol and Mike Conley work every day, the emergence of rookie Jaren Jackson, the burden of the interim coaching tag, why he considered a move college basketball, the internal fight that a coach deals with to stay true to his principles and more. 0:37: Doc Rivers getting the most out of the Clippers, and Montrezl Harrell’s breakout start to the season. 2:12: The lack of separation...

Duration:00:47:41

Bobby Marks

11/23/2018
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ESPN front-office insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss how the trade market is starting to take shape, distinguishing buyers/sellers, Markelle Fultz, Bradley Beal/John Wall, Orlando/Steve Clifford, Memphis and much more. 0:22: Where the NBA trade calendar stands approaching December 15th, when players signed over the summer can be dealt. 3:02: Nearly half of the league entering free agency in 2019. 4:38: The league wide interest in Bradley Beal on the trade market. 6:17:...

Duration:00:42:12

Chiney Ogwumike

11/17/2018
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WNBA star and ESPN NBA analyst Chiney Ogwumike joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Golden State Warriors turmoil, saying no to Geno Auriemma in recruiting, the WNBA future and much more. 0:57: The recent turmoil surrounding the Warriors after Draymond Green and Kevin Durant’s heated argument. 4:04: Steph Curry and Klay Thompson knowing how to lead after growing up around the NBA. 5:50: Green holding back while addressing the tension with Durant. 8:43: Green always viewing himself as an...

Duration:00:49:48

ESPN Draft Analysts Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz

11/10/2018
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ESPN NBA Draft analysts Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz join the Woj Pod to discuss Duke’s freshmen class of RJ Barrett, Zion Williamson and Cam Reddish who could go 1-2-3 in the June Draft, the surging NBA rookie class -- including Dallas’ Luka Doncic and Memphis’ Jaren Jackson, the impasse in NBA-NBPA negotiations on ending the one-and-done rule, and much, much more. 1:30: Duke freshmen R.J. Barrett and Zion Williamson dominating Kentucky in their first game. 4:00: NBA scouts loving...

Duration:00:45:06

Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks

10/30/2018
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Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss his franchise’s momentous rebuild, building a free agent destination in the modern NBA, the modern Warriors vs. the 2000’s Spurs and much more

Duration:00:46:03

ESPN's Brian Windhorst

10/27/2018
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ESPN’s Brian Windhorst joins The Woj Pod to discuss Houston’s offer for Jimmy Butler, TImberwolves’ trade options, Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors, the Sixers and LeBron James and the Lakers. 0:46: Teams adjusting to the season beginning in mid-October after a sluggish start last season. 4:02: Candidates to succeed Gregg Popovich as Team USA’s next head coach. 6:45: The Rockets continuing to push for a Jimmy Butler trade, including offering 4 1st-round picks. 13:00: Tom Thibodeau feeling...

Duration:00:49:23

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

10/21/2018
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Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey joins The The Woj Pod to discuss chasing a championship, delivering his superstars autonomy, his obsession with chasing big stars, the time invested into ideas and deals that never come to fruition, how he values chemistry now vs. years past and why his executive of the year trophy is still in a box.

Duration:00:38:30

ESPN's Zach Lowe

10/18/2018
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ESPN’s Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod to discuss the biggest storylines surrounding the opening of the season.

Duration:00:44:31

Filmmaker Dan Klores on "Basketball: A Love Story"

10/4/2018
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Filmmaker Dan Klores joins The Woj Pod to discuss his 20-hour documentary series, “Basketball: A Love Story,” that’ll debut soon. They discuss much of his groundbreaking storytelling, including focuses on LeBron James, Bill Russell, Shaq and Kobe, and much, much more. 1:39: The structure of ‘Basketball: A Love Story.’ 4:22: Abe Saperstein’s attempts to recruit Bill Russell to the Harlem Globetrotters. 7:41: Players at the 1964 All-Star Game threatening to not play unless they were able to...

Duration:01:00:58

Bobby Marks on Jimmy Butler

9/28/2018
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ESPN front office insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to go inside the news, circumstances and marketplace surrounding All-Star forward Jimmy Butler’s trade demand with the Minnesota Timberwolves. 1:18: Marks’ experience dealing with player trade demands, most notably from Jason Kidd. 5:06: Tom Thibodeau still wanting Jimmy Butler to return to the Timberwolves. 9:02: What happens if Butler reports to the team, but claims he is unable to play due to injury? 10:18: For the Clippers and...

Duration:00:44:30

Ian O’Connor on “Belichick”

9/20/2018
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Best-selling author Ian O’Connor joins The Woj Pod to discuss his new biography, “Belichick.” 1:40: Declaring Belichick as the greatest football coach ever in the book's title. 4:20: How the reporting for this book compared to O’Connor’s previous book about Derek Jeter. 9:12: The difficulty of writing a book about Belichick without knowing how receptive he’d be to it. 13:08: Belichick learning the game and how to break down film from his father. 18:26: How Belichick learned to bring...

Duration:01:03:02

Lee Jenkins

9/18/2018
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Lee Jenkins joins The Woj Pod to discuss his bold move to the Los Angeles Clippers front office from Sports Illustrated. 0:45: The details of his new position with the Clippers. 3:32: How did the opportunity come about to leave SI for the Clippers? 6:37: The difficulty of leaving the only career he’s ever known. 9:24: Jenkins bringing his storytelling abilities to the Clippers. 11:33: His role in helping write the narrative that surrounds the franchise as they approach the pivotal...

Duration:00:37:21

Masai Ujiri

9/14/2018
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Toronto President Masai Ujiri joins The Woj Pod to go inside the Kawhi Leonard trade, how the Raptors hope to resign the All-Star forward, DeMar DeRozan, Nick Nurse/Dwane Casey, his relationship with President Obama, his summer trip to Africa and much more. 0:53: The NBA’s passionate fan base around the globe and how the league is gaining ground on the NFL. 4:17: The difficulty of moving on from DeMar DeRozan and Dwane Casey, and the trade negotiations for Kawhi Leonard. 9:48: Measuring...

Duration:01:00:15

Adam Schefter

9/4/2018
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ESPN's NFL Insider Adam Schefter joins The Woj Pod to discuss his new book, "The Man I Never Met," a memoir on his family, love and his football reporting life. They also discuss Tom Brady and the Patriots. 1:11: If the Patriots could have a do-over, would they have kept Jimmy Garoppolo? 3:33: How much patience did Garoppolo have left to wait behind Tom Brady? 5:59: The similarities between Garoppolo and James Harden as each became a star upon getting their own team. 8:17: The backstory...

Duration:00:30:32

Ryen Russillo

8/27/2018
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Ryen Russillo joins The Woj Pod to talk about the powerhouse class of 2019 NBA free agents, small market vs big market free agent challenges, the future of one-and-done and much more. 1:57: Russillo’s move to Los Angeles 5:57: His pick-up game, and Steph Curry’s impact on young players. 9:44: The massive summer of 2019 in free agency, starting with Kawhi Leonard. 15:02: The Lakers not trading for Leonard after missing out on Paul George in a similar situation. 17:51: How the Clippers...

Duration:00:57:59

Grant Hill

8/23/2018
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Grant Hill joins The Woj Pod on the cusp of his enshrinement into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, opening up about his journey to Springfield – his years as part of the Duke dynasty, his early All-NBA seasons with the Pistons, the darkness and isolation of his recurring ankle injuries with Orlando, his relationships with Steve Nash, Coach K and his parents, his role as Vice Chairman of the Atlanta Hawks and why he’s still considering a future run for political office. 0:36: Hill being...

Duration:01:00:45

Jackie MacMullan

8/21/2018
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ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan discusses her revelatory five-part series on mental health in the NBA, including insights into revelations by Kevin Love, Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh and others. She talks about how the league is handling these issues, and what this means for the future. 1:12: MacMullan’s 5-part series on mental health in the NBA. 3:42: Kevin Love being open about his own struggles with depression. 6:06: How the perception of mental health has changed around the league. 7:35: Players...

Duration:00:35:50

ESPN's Jay Bilas

8/9/2018
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ESPN’s Jay Bilas to joins The Woj Pod to discuss the NCAA basketball rule changes, what makes sense, what doesn’t and how it’ll impact the NBA. 0:40: Sean McDonough’s golf tournament which included Bill Raftery and Charles Barkley. 2:58: Barkley being one of the most accessible athletes in terms of interacting with the public. 5:08: Barkley’s famous quote while at Auburn: ‘I didn’t pay for the car. I’m not paying for the tickets.’ 7:05: The NCAA’s latest attempt at reform, which included...

Duration:00:45:51

ESPN's Cassidy Hubbarth

8/3/2018
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ESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth joins The Woj Pod to discuss the impact legalized gambling will have on the NBA, sideline reporting, NBA twitter and much more --- including ESPN NFL reporter Dianna Russini joining them in studio. 1:06: Hubbarth covering college football in addition to the NBA. 2:36: The grind of covering summer league. 5:58: The challenges of being a successful sideline reporter, including interviewing Gregg Popovich. 9:43: How the legalization of gambling will impact the...

Duration:00:58:47

Brooklyn Nets’ Jared Dudley

7/26/2018
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Brooklyn Nets forward Jared Dudley returns to The Woj Pod to discuss his move back to the Eastern Conference, what NBA superstars want in free agency, why referee-players relations are so poor, and much, much more. 1:04: The trade to the Nets giving Dudley a chance to get playing time again after the Suns went young last season. 3:32: Not being interested in giving up money in a buyout from the Suns. 4:37: The importance of veteran mentorship. 6:17: Fans wanting teams to bottom out for...

Duration:00:37:24