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Episode 34: Co-hosts Adam Johnson and Chris Reichert preview the D-League Showcase set to tip-off this week in Canada. They preview their favorite games from each day as well as the top prospects trending upward heading into the five-day, 22-game event.
Episode 33: Reno Bighorns forward, top D-League prospect and former Atlanta Hawk Lamar Patterson joins the podcast to discuss his role with his new team, his exotic pet status, how he plans to continue developing his game and whether or not the upcoming D-League Showcase changes his approach.
Episode 32: Texas Legends forward and NBA veteran Quincy Acy joins the podcast to discuss his transition to the D-League, what it’s like playing for head coach Bob MacKinnon, how being a father changed the way he approaches the game, and much more.
Episode 31: On the latest episode of the D-League Dialogue Podcast, co-hosts Adam Johnson and Chris Reichert discuss the latest trends including the report from Marc Stein of D-League salaries increasing for the 2017-18 season, the league’s decision to move games to Facebook, and the D-League Showcase schedule debacle. Plus your Q&A.
Episode 30: Fort Wayne Mad Ants head coach Steve Gansey is our guest on the podcast as he discusses the upcoming season, draft preparation, and who would win in a game of HORSE between he and his brother, Canton Charge GM Mike Gansey. We also discuss which rosters are on our radar heading into the regular season, some waiver wire news, and more.
Episode 29: Co-hosts Adam Johnson and Chris Reichert discuss the latest NBA training camp cuts, our surprises on who made the cut and who didn’t, the Ben Bentil situation with the Maine Red Claws and Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Robert Swift’s potential D-League return, the Sacramento Kings purchase of the Reno Bighorns, and the new rule change for the upcoming D-League season. Plus your Q&A.
Episode 28: Newly named Sioux Falls Skyforce head coach Nevada Smith joins the podcast to discuss his return to the D-League, what style of play to expect in his new home and what this new opportunity means to him. Also stopping by is Askia Booker, who is preparing to return to the Northern Arizona Suns for the upcoming season. He discusses his plan for the new season and his expectations under new head coach Ty Ellis.
Episode 27: Newly named Windy City Bulls head coach Nate Loenser drops by the podcast to discuss his new role in the organization. Also, former Santa Cruz Warriors guard Cameron Jones checks in to discuss his new opportunity with the Golden State Warriors, and whether a return to the D-League is in his future.
Episode 26: On the latest edition of the D-League Dialogue Podcast, co-hosts Adam Johnson and Chris Reichert discuss the expansion draft held this past week for the three newest franchises in the D-League (Greensboro Swarm, Long Island Nets, Windy City Bulls), the 2016-17 schedule release, the latest on the Milwaukee Bucks D-League news, as well as your Q&A.
Episode 25: New Northern Arizona Suns head coach Ty Ellis drops by the podcast to discuss his journey through the coaching ranks, his overseas career as well as an interesting travel story from his days as a player in the D-League.
Also, co-hosts Adam Johnson and Chris Reichert discuss the latest D-League news including Jerry Stackhouse to become the new Raptors 905 head coach, expansion draft news, players signing overseas as well as open tryout dates being announced for several D-League teams.
Episode 24: Newly named Grand Rapids Drive head coach Rex Walters joins hosts Adam Johnson and Chris Reichert on the podcast to discuss his new role as the head coach of the Pistons’ D-League affiliate, his experiences playing for the likes of Roy Williams (Kansas), Chuck Daly (Nets) and Pat Riley (Heat) and what the transition will be like from the college game to the pros.
Also joining the podcast, newly signed Miami Heat center Willie Reed joins the podcast to discuss his lengthy D-League career, his new opportunity with Miami, as well as a new hashtag for the coming season.
Episode 23: Longtime NBA Development League Head Coach Bob MacKinnon drops by the podcast to discuss his thoughts on the D-League’s growth, holding coaching clinics around the world for the NBA, the hiring of Luke Walton by the Los Angeles Lakers as well as some bold grilling tips.
Also joining the podcast is Austin Spurs point guard Keifer Sykes, who discusses his rookie season with Austin, what he learned along the way, the death of his father after his freshman year in college, and who he will be playing summer league basketball with.
Episode 22: Newly named Iowa Energy head coach Matt Woodley joins the D-League Dialogue Podcast to discuss his new role, his rise through the coaching ranks, the development of Andrew Harrison, and more. Also, Adam Johnson and Chris Reichert discuss the latest happenings in the D-League including the elite mini camp, schedule changes and conference realignment for the 2016-17 season, and the reveal of the Northern Arizona Suns jerseys.
Episode 21: Adam Johnson and Chris Reichert are back at it again with the conclusion of the D-League season as the Sioux Falls Skyforce were crowned champions after their record-breaking season. They also discuss the end of year awards given out by the D-League, who votes on the awards themselves and why a change is needed. Also, your Q&A.
Episode 20: Adam Johnson is joined by guest co-host Kevin Danna, play-by-play man extraordinaire of the Santa Cruz Warriors to dish on the D-League playoffs, the move of the Idaho Stampede and Bakersfield Jam, ads coming to NBA jerseys, and more. Plus your Q&A!
Episode 19: Hosts Adam Johnson and Chris Reichert delve into the D-League playoff picture with prognostications of their own for the first round which begins this Tuesday. Also, they discuss year-end awards and who is deserving of receiving such recognition as well as the recent suspensions of Montrezl Harrell and Raphiael Putney from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and how that may affect their playoff chances.
Episode 18: D-League Most Valuable Player candidate Jarnell Stokes joins the podcast to discuss his team’s historic run, how jumping from one NBA team to another early in his career has affected him, and whether he still considers himself an underdog. Also on the podcast, hosts Adam Johnson and Chris Reichert discuss the latest call-ups, playoff preparations for teams, and more.
Episode 17: Hosts Adam Johnson and Chris Reichert hop on the podcast to discuss Baron Davis’ D-League debut, the recent trade deadline winners and losers, the Bakersfield Jam’s protest of a game over the Reno Bighorns (which they won), Jarnell Stokes recent return to Sioux Falls, and more as teams make the final push before the playoffs begin.
Episode 16: Delaware 87ers head coach Kevin Young drops by the DLD Podcast to discuss his team, the push for the postseason, what it was like to watch Jordan McRae score a D-League record 61 points, and more. Hosts Adam Johnson and Chris Reichert also talk about playoffs, recent call-ups and more on this latest episode.
Episode 15: Adam and Chris are back to discuss the latest in the D-League as the season rounds the halfway point. Topics include recent call-ups, D-League All Star snubs, which players have improved their stock the most this season, and some mascot shenanigans are thrown in their as well.
Episode 14: Adam and Chris give their preview of the upcoming D-League Showcase, which teams are on the rise and which are losing steam. Also, which players should fans and scouts keep an eye on during the Showcase. We also play, Real or Fake D-League Name.
Episode 13: Former NBA and D-League head coach Eric Musselman is our latest guest on the podcast to discuss his experience in the D-League, which players influenced his career the most, and what he feels the league needs to improve the product on the court. We also discuss the upcoming D-League Showcase format, which players are likely to receive 10-day contracts once they are made available, and more.
Episode 11: Matt Brase, head coach of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers joins the podcast to discuss his new role in the Houston Rockets organization. Also, we talk surprising training camp cuts of former D-League players, as well as affiliate players to watch out for this year in the D-League, rule changes and a little bit of AmeriLeague discussion.
Episode 10: Los Angeles D-Fenders play-by-play man Eric Rothman joins the podcast to talk about his experience as a broadcaster, working alongside AC Green on the broadcast and the challenges of calling a game in a smaller venue. Also, Jarell Eddie, who is in training camp with the Golden State Warriors, joins the podcast to discuss his season with Austin, his call-up with the Atlanta Hawks, and what it meant to be the D-League All-Star 3 Point Champion.
Episode 9: Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports drops by the podcast to discuss the D-League at length. Some of the topics include expansion, player salaries and more. We also discuss the departure of Chris Alpert from the D-League as well as an interesting project by a 16-year old to bring the D-League to NBA2K.
Episode 8: Delaware 87ers head coach Kevin Young joins the podcast to discuss his experience with the D-League over the last eight years, how he feels about Lil’ B attending the open tryouts, and share one of his worst travel stories. Also, newly named Fort Wayne Mad Ants General Manager Brian Levy drops by to discuss his new role with the Mad Ants, how his experience in Bakersfield helped prepare him for the new opportunity and more.
Episode 7: Chris Herring of The Wall Street Journal drops by to talk everything Knicks (New York and Westchester). He also dishes on what book he’d want former Knick JR Smith to read if he could recommend one to him as well as what he considers the most underrated Disney animated movie. We also discuss the recent sale of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants to the Indiana Pacers as well as the D-League Showcase returning to Santa Cruz.
Episode 6: Raptors 905 head coach Jesse Mermuys joins the podcast to discuss his new role as the team’s head coach, the challenges he faces in setting the foundation for a new D-League franchise, the team’s expansion draft, what he’s looking for in a tryout player and more. Also we discuss the different tryouts offered by teams including an invite from the Delaware 87ers for the Based God himself Lil’ B to attend their own.
Episode 5: Newly named head coach of the Los Angeles D-Fenders Casey Owens joins the podcast to discuss his new opportunity, how the D-League has changed for the better since his coaching career began and what his expectations are this coming season. Also, Kiwi Gardner of the Santa Cruz Warriors joins the podcast to talk about his trip overseas playing in the T-Mac Tour and more.
Episode 4: Casey Hill of the Santa Cruz Warriors joins the podcast to discuss the aftermath of winning a D-League championship, what lessons he learned this past season, and where he falls on the great basketball Twitter debate of pineapple on pizza.
Episode 3: Special guest co-host Kevin Danna of the Santa Cruz Warriors joins the podcast to talk to Jarrid Famous of the Dallas Mavericks and his new deal with the Dallas Mavericks, favorite place to play overseas, as well as D-League travel woes.