The first third of the NBA season has been filled with tons of excitement. Join our trio of hosts as they discuss the recent firing of Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Malone, Rajon Rondo has a new home in Dallas, we give out grades to new faces in new places and hand out some early awards.
Our three hosts have different opinions on who will miss the Western Conference playoffs, Mark Cuban came out in support of our thoughts about D-League relevancy, and Adam Silver admitted something about the league that forces us to view the NBA and it’s franchises through a different lens.
- Mark Cuban says there’s no reason for the NCAA to exist (SBNation)
- Phil Jackson mulling Knicks front office position (CBS Sports)
- Adam Silver admits that the NBA teams are not true economic competitors (ESPN)
- Jon Barry drops f-bomb during broadcast (Awful Announcing)
The past week in the NBA brought forth all sorts of goodies, including news of a potential Kings sale, an unhappy Dirk Nowitzki, and another coaching change. Apparently the week was so noteworthy that we talked for over an hour. Watch the entire episode above, or jump to a specific topic via the rundown below.
- 00:00 – Introduction
- 03:35 – Sacramento Kings on the move?
- 12:10 – Quick Notes (Scott Skiles and Greg Oden)
- 20:20 – Performances and Embarrassments of the Week
- 27:35 – #HowDidHeGetPaid
- 29:40 – Dirk Nowitzki questions the directions of the Dallas Mavericks
- 41:50 – What do LeBron James and Tom Cruise have in common?
- Investor seeking to buy Kings (Yahoo)
- Steve Nash with the towel “assist” (YouTube)
- Kenneth Faried curses on air (YouTube)
- Luke Walton, #HowDidHeGetPaid
- Dirk Nowitzki questions Mavericks (ESPN)