The Woj Pod
The Woj Pod
ESPN, Adrian Wojnarowski
Get the inside scoop on all the biggest NBA news, as the biggest names in the game join ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski for "The Woj Pod" featuring in-depth conversations, breaking news reaction and analysis, and coverage of the biggest events on the NBA calendar, as well as an occasional deep dive into some of the most notable events in NBA history.
THE GIANNIS DRAFT Ep. 1: Who is Giannis?
He was a Greek teen of Nigerian descent, hawking trinkets on the streets of Athens. And when he started playing basketball, few people knew what to make of Giannis Antetokounmpo. The only thing the scouts could see was that he was all arms and legs. The only thing Giannis could envision was an opportunity for his family.
Nov 16
48 min
THE GIANNIS DRAFT Ep. 2: Shut him down
After a showcase in a coastal Italian town, the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks had seen enough. And yet, it was the Hawks' courtship that secured a promise for the franchise to believe they had an inside track on drafting Giannis. And when Giannis touched down in Atlanta prior to the draft, the organization became even more obsessed with making this Greek teen a Hawk.
Nov 16
33 min
THE GIANNIS DRAFT Ep. 3: And with the 15th pick
From Atlanta to New York, Giannis' new American journey delivered him to the NBA draft. First, he needed to understand how it all worked. He needed a suit. He needed a Greek flag. And he needed a team. No one knew who would be selected no. 1. As the picks started to come off the board, Giannis Antetokounmpo finally wondered whether this grand plan would all come together.
Nov 16
35 min
ESPN's Tim MacMahon
ESPN NBA reporter Tim MacMahon on Daryl Morey's move to the 76ers, Stephen Silas' hiring in Houston, James Harden's future, a new Jazz owner, what's at stake for the NBA in restarting next season before Christmas, and much more.
Oct 28
40 min
Lakers EVP and GM Rob Pelinka
The Los Angeles Lakers Executive VP and GM Rob Pelinka on The Woj Pod: Inside the championship season, LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Kobe and Gigi Bryant, Magic Johnson, chasing big free agents, growing on job and much more.
Oct 23
1 hr 15 min
Toronto coach Nick Nurse
Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse joins The Woj Pod on his new book, "Rapture," what most bothered him about life in the bubble, his pilgrimage to visit Phil Jackson, proving yourself to players as an NBA coach, and much more.
Oct 13
44 min
The Undefeated's Marc Spears
The Undefeated and ESPN's Marc Spears on the dynamic of the LeBron James and Kobe Bryant relationship, his new book, "The Spencer Haywood Rule," NBA hiring practices of minority candidates and much more.
Oct 7
49 min
Brooklyn coach Steve Nash
Brooklyn Nets coach Steve Nash, a Hall of Fame guard, joins The Woj Pod to discuss Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, the leap into coaching, the influence of Steve Kerr and Mike D'Antoni, his final years with the Lakers, and much more.
Sep 29
39 min
David Fizdale on Heat-Lakers
David Fizdale joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Lakers-Heat NBA Finals, including LeBron James’ burden to deliver a title in LA, the trying early days of the Big 3 in Miami, Erik Spoelstra's place among elite of the coaching profession, the evolution of the Pat Riley-Spo dynamic and much, much more.
Sep 28
53 min
Front-Office Insider Bobby Marks
ESPN Front Office Insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Chicago Bulls hiring of coach Billy Donovan, the 76ers coaching search including Mike D’Antoni and Ty Lue, the emergence of the Denver Nuggets as a sustainable NBA force, and how the pandemic could impact free agency and roster spending in the 2020-2021 season.
Sep 23
36 min
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