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Courtney Vandersloot is clutch, Candace Parker can't retire | WNBA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 33:37

The Next's Chicago Sky beat reporter James Kay takes us inside the building when Courtney Vandersloot hit her game-winner for Chicago, a three-pointer that gave the Sky an 88-85 win over the Minnesota Lynx. Why is she playing so well? Why are all of Chicago's vets excelling? With host Howard Megdal, the two dissect the minutes load and compare them to a certain team out west. Then a deep dive into Candace Parker in historical context. Plus: who is the Allie Quigley of the NBA? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

A 2022 WNBA All Star ballot debate with Sabreena Merchant

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 38:07

Sabreena Merchant, editor of Swish Appeal and WNBA reporter extraordinaire joins host Howard Megdal for a discussion of their media WNBA all star ballots. Kelsey Mitchell or Chelsea Gray? Emma Meesseman or Candace Parker? Kelsey Plum or Jackie Young? So much talent and so many factors in this deep dive into how they both came to their conclusions and how hard it was. Plus, an important debate over which time zone is best, ET or PT, and a possible middle ground discovered. Also! Sabreena has a new podcast! You should listen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Wait, the Chicago Sky did WHAT?!? | WNBA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 29:39

The Chicago Sky managed to erase a 28-point deficit, largest comeback in WNBA history, to beat the Las Vegas Aces. The Next Chicago Sky beat reporter James Kay talks with Howard Megdal about how it happened, and why the Sky are well-positioned to make a run at repeating their WNBA titles. Plus, a deeper dive into the excellent play of Courtney Vandersloot and Azurá Stevens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Who will own the Bay Area's WNBA expansion team? | WNBA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 33:38

Alex Simon of the Bay Area News Group joins Howard Megdal to discuss the potential new owners of a would-be Bay Area WNBA team. Golden State wants it, that's it, right? Not if Oakland and AASEG have anything to say about it. Simon draws on his reporting and provides answers to many questions while posing those he still wants to find out himself! Get smart fast about this critical WNBA issue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Can the Sparks fly? | WNBA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 32:34

The Next's Los Angeles Sparks beat reporter David Yapkowitz joins host Alex Simon to discuss the changes, and potential improvements, for the Sparks. What has the coaching change, to interim Fred Williams, meant for this team offensively and defensively? Just what is Chennedy Carter's ceiling? And will Kristi Toliver reverse the team's fortunes? All this and much more on L.A. from a reporter who is courtside and takes you inside what the team does every day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sue Bird takes New York one last time | WNBA podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 30:12

Sue Bird conquered New York one last time on Sunday, and our Howard Megdal and Em Adler were there to see it. Howard talks about the afternoon, then Sue answers questions on everything from what's next to how it felt in the moments after her final shot, a long made three-pointer of course, dropped through the net at Barclays Center. Live through history with us... one last time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

EMERGENCY SUE BIRD IS RETIRING POD | WNBA PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 35:19

Sue Bird made it official: the 2022 WNBA season is her last. Our Jacqueline LeBlanc was there for the tearful yet joyful press conference, and joins host Howard Megdal to reflect on Bird's legacy as a player, a spanner of generation, an icon both in hoops and in the LGBTQ community. Plus, Bird's not done yet, she has a game tonight! So the two discuss the Sun-Storm matchup ahead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Does Han Xu even have a ceiling? | WNBA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 40:18

Han Xu is simply the biggest part of the recent rise by the New York Liberty, as The Next Liberty beat reporter Jackie Powell tells host Howard Megdal in our latest podcast. The Liberty are also seeing Sabrina Ionescu turn into the player they built their roster around, Marine Johannes flower in just the way Powell predicted, and Sandy Brondello's system paying dividends as the group coalesces. Everything you want to know about the Liberty is answered here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Atlanta Dream's AD talks about the joy of experience | WNBA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 30:16

From her freshman season at Louisville on, AD (formerly known as Asia Durr) has struggled with physical maladies that have kept them from achieving their virtually unlimited ceiling as a player. In a must-listen interview with host Howard Megdal, AD discusses their COVID diagnosis, what the experience getting traded from the New York Liberty to the Atlanta Dream was like, and the many ways they have found joy in the doing as they look to reconstruct a promising career and live life fully. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The New York Liberty have... Unfinished Business

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 25:53

The New York Liberty are the subject of Allison Klayman's new film, Unfinished Business. Jackie Powell and Howard Megdal attended the premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival Monday night, and fill us in on all the goings-on, what we learned about both the past and present members of the Liberty, and how it all augurs for the way the team treats its history going forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Who won the ACC transfer wars? | Women's Basketball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 39:26

The Next's Em Adler and Missy Heidrick get together to talk all things ACC transfers. Adler, who covers Duke women's basketball for the Duke Chronicle as well, has plenty to say about everyone from Sam Brunelle heading to UVA to Cameron Swartz, who kept it in the ACC family by moving from Boston College to Georgia Tech. Want to know how all the movement reshapes the conference? We are here for it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Are you ready for #TwoBidIvy?

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 44:11

The Next's Jenn Hatfield is ALWAYS here to talk about the Ivy League, a criminally underrated women's basketball conference. She joins host Missy Heidrick to delve into Princeton's dominance, the ascension of Columbia, and even how a program like Yale navigates live after Allison Guth. Listen and prepare yourself: #TwoBidIvy is coming! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Atlantic 10, WBL and Candice Dupree | Women's Basketball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 28:54

Intrepid The Next reporter Natalie Heavren joins us to talk about the many strands of her women's basketball reporting. It's been a busy offseason in the Atlantic 10, and she breaks down the coaching moves and why they've happened, along with what Loyola Chicago brings to the conference in just a few weeks! Then, she discusses Candice Dupree's new role, along with a tease to her upcoming WBL story to kick off a largescale initiative to tell those forgotten tales. Don't miss it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The ACC is always in season | Women's Basketball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 31:34

There's been a ton of turnover in the ACC, so of course we turn to The Next ACC correspondent Mitchell Northam to make sense of it all. Northam discusses with Howard Megdal everything from the Wake Forest decision to move on from Jen Hoover to Sam Brunelle's prospects with Virginia, the ever-improving UNC program under Courtney Banghart, and much more. Take a listen! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Your Seattle Storm questions, answered | WNBA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 29:58

The Next's Em Adler has taken a deep dive look into the Seattle Storm once again. She joins host Howard Megdal to take a closer look at topics like what Mercedes Russell's return means for Seattle's interior defense, whether Sue Bird's early struggles from two matter and how the Storm's record should look by the time they conclude their road trip in New York on June 19. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Are the Las Vegas Aces unstoppable? | WNBA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 27:13

The Las Vegas Aces are the fastest WNBA team to ten wins. But did we see any reasons for concern in last week's performances, particularly the loss to the Connecticut Sun? The Next Aces beat reporter Matthew Walter joins host Howard Megdal to discuss Kelsey Plum's emergence into superstardom, along with what we know about Jackie Young's injury and just what Becky Hammon's system will mean when Las Vegas faces the best teams in the league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

You can't spell Seattle Storm without three Cs

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 28:32

The Next Seattle Storm beat reporter Rowan Schaberg joins host Howard Megdal to talk about the enduring success of the Storm. Despite injuries and illness limiting the roster to just seven players at one point, Seattle keeps rolling on. Breanna Stewart, it turns out, is a good equalizer even when the team is missing some of its key players like Sue Bird and Mercedes Russell. So what has this period taught head coach Noelle Quinn and the Storm? Listen in and find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Minnesota Lynx keep going through it

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 37:58

The Minnesota Lynx continue to struggle with injuries. This week, it's Moriah Jefferson's turn, while Natalie Achonwa has a setback. It all makes for some difficult times for Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve, and The Next Lynx beat reporter Lucas Seehafer joins host Jackie Powell to break it all down. Who can play point guard in Jefferson's absence? How can Minnesota find its typical, playoff form? And what's going to get them there? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Indiana Fever, where change is the constant

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 32:32

The Next Indiana Fever beat reporter Tony East joins host Jackie Powell to discuss the recent changes in Indiana. The two discuss what to expect from new head coach Carlos Knox, what Gary Kloppenburg can bring to the Indiana staff, and the continued emergence into superstardom of Kelsey Mitchell. Get caught up on a team with promise and drama aplenty! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Chicago Sky prove plenty in loss to Las Vegas Aces

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 28:10

The Chicago Sky are 4-3, but that doesn't begin to tell the whole story, as The Next Chicago Sky beat reporter James Kay explains to host Howard Megdal. The two dive into how Chicago is playing at a much faster pace, utilizing their depth and finding ways to generate open threes. Of course, given the personnel, it is just a matter of time until those threes start to go in, with a Tuesday night matchup against the underperforming Phoenix Mercury defense a particularly likely time to see it. Plus, enjoy an inside look at a James Wade postgame presser from a media perspective. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Why don't WNBA draft picks make rosters?

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 38:17

A big-picture discussion between James Kay and Missy Heidrick of The Next, on just why it is so difficult for players to make WNBA rosters, along with what stands out about who does make these rosters. A look at other aspects of the college/pro axis as well, including why Paige Bueckers is succeeding so well with NIL, and naturally, a lot of Chicago Sky talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Breaking down the guard play in LA

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 33:12

The Next's Dave Yapkowitz joins Alex Simon to break down the guard rotation for the Sparks, trying to figure out what's going wrong with the team's five-game losing streak and trying to see what can be done to right the ship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Everyone Loves Emma Meesseman

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 30:17

Emma Meesseman, foundational member of the 2019 Washington Mystics who won the WNBA title, returned to DC this weekend. The Next Managing Editor and Mystics reporter Jenn Hatfield takes you behind the scenes of that reunion in her conversation with host Howard Megdal. The two dig into Meesseman's legacy in DC, and what the vibes were like all day long. Plus, a Mystics-specific bar? YES, a Mystics-specific bar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

How the Connecticut Sun got here

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 27:52

The Connecticut Sun have become WNBA royalty over the past half-decade. But head coach and general manager Curt Miller hasn't had an easy, obvious path to get there. Host Howard Megdal talks to Miller, and versatile Connecticut star Bri Jones, about the twists and turns for the franchise in our Friday conversation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Do the Dallas Wings fit?

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 29:26

The Dallas Wings are 2-2. They've posted quality road wins in New York and DC already. There's more talent to go around than minutes, both in the frontcourt and at both guard spots. So why is host Howard Megdal so uneasy about Dallas' trajectory? The Next's Wings beat reporter Arie Graham is here to explain it all — from gently pushing back on Megdal's four-big lineup fantasy to discussing how Teaira McCowan and Marina Mabrey's roles are likely to evolve over this 2022 season. The Wings are fascinating, and so is this show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Can the New York Liberty's verdict change?

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 33:48

Things were grim on Tuesday night in Brooklyn. The New York Liberty were routed by the Connecticut Sun to drop to 1-4 on the season. Sabrina Ionescu was held to just two points, while injuries abound for the New York team trying to learn a whole new system under head coach Sandy Brondello. Our Jackie Powell, The Next's New York Liberty beat reporter, and host Howard Megdal were both covering the game, and take you inside the locker room, along with providing insight about what needs to change in the games ahead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

It's a hot start for Rhyne Howard and the Atlanta Dream

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 30:27

The Next's Spencer Nusbaum joins Alex Simon to break down Atlanta's 3-1 start to the season, Rhyne Howard's early brilliance and what it means for the Dream moving forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

A night of growth for the Indiana Fever

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 49:50

For the Indiana Fever, 2022 is supposed to be about improvement. Well, five games in, it's hard to argue they've done anything but improve mightily. Marianne Stanley discussed it all both before and after Friday night's big win over the New York Liberty at Barclays Center with host Howard Megdal, while NaLyssa Smith, Victoria Vivians and Kelsey Mitchell weigh in on the turnaround as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Minnesota Lynx are dead, long live the Minnesota Lynx!

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 36:58

Massive movement for Minnesota, with Angel McCoughtry and Odyssey Sims saying goodbye, Moriah Jefferson and more coming in. The Lynx are 0-3 and face a hugely difficult stretch coming up. So how does it all fit together? Host Howard Megdal and The Next Lynx beat reporter Lucas Seehafer break it all down for you, including an extended look at the emergence of Jessica Shepard. Don't miss it, there's a lot of Lynx news to interpret! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Indiana Fever fever is here!

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 29:06

The Indiana Fever are showing signs of being far better than they've played the last few years. Rookies like Emily Engstler, Queen Egbo and Destanni Henderson have exceeded expectations already. Kelsey Mitchell has found another level. And as The Next Indiana Fever beat reporter Tony East explains, the trajectory for this franchise has changed in a hurry. He and host Howard Megdal also detail what Danielle Robinson's return to this team should mean in the months ahead, and prep for the game against New York on Friday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sabrina Ionescu and New York Liberty show out in WNBA opener

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 31:20

Sabrina Ionescu scored 25 points in the New York Liberty's season-opening win over the Connecticut Sun. The Next's Liberty beat reporter, Jackie Powell, takes you inside how it happened and what it means for New York going forward. Fresh reporting from Sandy Brondello, on the emergence on Natasha Howard after she battled injuries, and why Lorela Cubaj is doing nothing less than what her coaching staff expected of her, no easy feat for a WNBA rookie big. Plus: a look ahead to Chicago. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Are the Minnesota Lynx dead and buried? LOL no

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 32:29

The Minnesota Lynx are off to a difficult start, and there are some folks ready to write off Cheryl Reeve's team despite the presence of Sylvia Fowles, the imminent return of Damiras Dantas and Kayla McBride, and Reeve's own track record. Hear from Howard Megdal and Lucas Seehafer, both of whom got to talk to Reeve after Minnesota's 0-2 start, and some prescriptions from all three that can and, if history is any guide, will turn the Lynx around. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Elena Delle Donne is back and the Washington Mystics are rolling

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 29:30

Elena Delle Donne is back and the Washington Mystics are rolling, The Next Managing Editor and Mystics beat reporter Jenn Hatfield explains to host Howard Megdal. Delle Donne scored 21, but Hatfield spoke to her about what worked and what didn't after the season-opening win. Washington is far from a one-woman team, of course, and the two discussed Natasha Cloud's further evolution as a player, along with what rookie Shakira Austin can already do for Mike Thibault's team. All this, plus breaking down DC's schedule ahead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Importance of Chiney Ogwumike, Derek Fisher speaks, Los Angeles Sparks ready

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 39:28

It's opening night for the Los Angeles Sparks, and Derek Fisher had plenty to say about his finalized roster. Hear about Chiney Ogwumike and her role, the potential of everyone from Liz Cambage to Chennedy Carter to Jasmine Walker, and an extended discussion on the value of Lexie Brown by Howard Megdal, your host. Happy WNBA Opening Day, friends! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Too many point guards? No such thing, Dallas Wings president Greg Bibb says

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 28:31

Host Howard Megdal had a chance to speak to Dallas Wings president Greg Bibb on Thursday following Dallas setting its final roster. Bibb weighs in on the relative roles of guards Veronica Burton, Moriah Jefferson, Ty Harris and Marina Mabrey, explains how he expects Charli Collier will fit with Teaira McCowan, and details the plans to handle playing time as players like McCowan and Satou Sabally finish their overseas seasons. Plus: you won't want to miss his goals for the team in 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Roster chaos in Minnesota, explained!

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 26:36

The Minnesota Lynx added Odyssey Sims and cut ::checks notes:: six players on Tuesday. There is always a method to Cheryl Reeve's madness, though, so The Next Lynx beat reporter Lucas Seehafer joins host Howard Megdal to discuss it all. From the loss of last year's two primary distributors, Layshia Clarendon and Crystal Dangerfield, to the way the salary cap forced much of this action, even a deep dive into Jessica Shepard's skillset, the two give you a roadmap to the path ahead for the 2022 Lynx. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Las Vegas Aces crunch time with Matthew Walter

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 29:07

Las Vegas Aces crunch time with Matthew Walter is here, and host Alex Simon gets into the team's chances with Walter, The Next's Aces beat reporter. What will A'ja Wilson do with all that extra space in the paint? Can Kelsey Plum reach another level in 2022? What will Dearica Hamby mean to this team if she starts, and can Becky Hammon bring this offense into the 21st century? All questions answered! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

New York Liberty Media Day, Part II: Sabrina Ionescu, Betnijah Laney, Sami Whitcomb, Han Xu, Lorela Cubaj

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 30:03

New York Liberty Media Day, Part II continued, with Howard Megdal and Jackie Powell asking the critical questions of Sabrina Ionescu, Betnijah Laney, Sami Whitcomb, Han Xu, Lorela Cubaj, a group tasked with taking the Liberty from 12-20 last year into contention this season under new head coach Sandy Brondello. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Summer of storylines in NCAA women's basketball with Missy Heidrick

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 20:28

Our Missy Heidrick is all over the women's college basketball stories to come in the months ahead. Come get a sneak preview of which players, coaches and trends we'll be covering this summer and into the fall at Locked on Women's Basketball and The Next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

New York Liberty Media Day, Part I: Sandy Brondello, Keia Clarke, Stefanie Dolson and Natasha Howard

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 21:20

Live from New York Liberty Media Day, Jackie Powell and Howard Megdal talk to Sandy Brondello about 2022 expectations. Keia Clarke discusses franchise business benchmarks. Natasha Howard talks her fit and return to health. And Stefanie Dolson finally addresses the burning question: where is Upstate? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Chicago Sky face some difficult roster decisions

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 33:02

Courtney Vandersloot and Allie Quigley are in Chicago Sky training camp early, a happy offshoot of the tragedy unfolding in Europe, our Chicago Sky beat reporter at The Next James Kay explains to host Howard Megdal. It's all made for a spirited Sky training camp. Imani McGee-Stafford made a huge impression, though she was cut just as this show posted. Sparkle Taylor is a name you have to get to know. And there's a lot about Emma Meesseman that the entire league will have to contend with, while Emma herself is more comfortable than ever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Indiana Fever are making moves and creating culture

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 29:42

It's a brand new era for the Indiana Fever, from NaLyssa Smith to Emily Engstler in this year's 2022 WNBA Draft lottery to a backcourt including national final hero Destanni Henderson of South Carolina. Host Alex Simon is joined by Tony East, Fever beat reporter for The Next, to discuss this and much more — from the fit of Lexie Hull on both ends to how soon Queen Egbo can be a legit two-way five. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Atlanta Dream training camp battles with Spencer Nusbaum

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 28:56

It's a culture year for the Atlanta Dream, and The Next Dream beat reporter Spencer Nusbaum joined host Alex Simon to discuss what that means on the court. Tiffany Hayes' return, the development of Aari McDonald, expectations for top overall pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft Rhyne Howard and Cheyenne Parker's critical season are all discussed, along with much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Seattle Storm training camp battles with Em Adler

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 24:35

The Seattle Storm face a critical season — it is the likely last year of Sue Bird's career, while Breanna Stewart is set to head into free agency. So exactly how will the roster shake out, and what did we learn from Seattle's preseason opener against the Los Angeles Sparks? Host Howard Megdal is joined by The Next Seattle Storm beat reporter Em Adler to discuss topics ranging from who can fill in for Mercedes Russell at center to what is a legit true-talent shooting expectation for Stephanie Talbot, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Han Xu is taller, Jocelyn Willoughby is back; Jackie Powell from Liberty camp!

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 28:31

New York Liberty training camp is in full swing, and our Jackie Powell is on the scene. She discusses numerous aspects of the Liberty camp with host Howard Megdal, including Han Xu's growth spurt, Jocelyn Willoughby and her return from injury, how the wings shake out between Willoughby, Michaela Onyenwere and Rebecca Allen, plus an in-depth look at the questions left to be answered between now and the May 7 opener. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Carly Thibault-DuDonis discusses her new Fairfield job, family history

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 26:47

Carly Thibault-DuDonis was going to be a head coach. It was always a matter of time, anyone who knew her could tell you this. So it was no surprise Fairfield hired her this month to take on the Stags' challenge: to be the top team, year-in and year-out, in the MAAC. She talked at length to host Howard Megdal about the ways she wants to build on Fairfield's 25-win season in 2021-22 while creating a team in her own style. She also explains what it is like to be part of a family of coaches -- her father is Mike Thibault, after all, her brother is Eric Thibault, and her husband is rising coaching star Blake DuDonis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Chiene Joy Jones talks Grow Our Game with Pepper Persley

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 26:15

Chiene Joy Jones founded Grow Our Game to do just that — provide an opportunity for girls 4-7 and 8-11 to learn to play basketball, find joy in the game she loves, and create a pipeline for those looking to pursue it seriously. Pepper Persley, who has participated in the program, hosts this episode that delves into Jones' history and connections to New York City basketball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Elena Delle Donne discusses her recovery, WNBA timeline

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 29:05

The Washington Mystics have as high a ceiling as any WNBA team in 2022, and there are three words to describe why: Elena Delle Donne. But Delle Donne has played a total of three games since her 2019 MVP season concluded, navigating a degenerative back condition, and finding new ways not to just play, but even to walk. Delle Donne spoke to Howard Megdal, Jenn Hatfield and assembled media this week, and got into detail on what her plan is and how she can lift her Mystics to the top of the league once again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Inside Washington Mystics WNBA Draft Night with Jenn Hatfield

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 27:16

It was an eventful 2022 WNBA Draft for the Washington Mystics. Before it began, they traded the top overall pick to Atlanta for picks 3 and 14 in the 2022 draft, along with the right to swap their pick for LA's pick (now controlled by Atlanta) in 2023. Got all that? Jenn Hatfield, Managing Editor and Mystics beat reporter at The Next, is here to explain what it meant in 2022 terms as well, with Shakira Austin getting selected third overall, and Christyn Williams of UConn going 14th. Jenn was at DC's draft party with Mike Thibault and gives you the inside scoop from it all. Plus, initial media day observations, including what we know, and don't yet know, about Elena Delle Donne's return to regular play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Veronica Burton and the Dallas Wings' 2022 WNBA Draft with Arie Graham

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 25:40

The Dallas Wings selected Veronica Burton of Northwestern with the seventh pick, a two-way point guard. But wait: don't the Wings already have Moriah Jefferson, Marina Mabrey and Ty Harris? What gives? Don't worry, The Next Dallas Wings beat reporter Arie Graham is here to fill you in and explain it all. Plus, Graham talks other picks Jasmine Dickey and Jazz Bond with host Howard Megdal, along with extended conversation about how Charli Collier and Teaira McCowan fit together and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

LaChina Robinson talks 2022 WNBA Draft and Rising Media Stars

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 35:35

The 2022 WNBA Draft was Monday, but LaChina Robinson is here to discuss the ripple effects of the night, which will be felt for many years to come. Host Howard Megdal discusses the night with Robinson, the vital voice in women's basketball, on everything from what Indiana did and how it fits together, from NaLyssa Smith to Destanni Henderson, right through to the importance of Naz Hillmon to the Atlanta Dream. Then the two get into the importance of Rising Media Stars, LaChina's company that boosts the careers and provides mentorship to young women of color in the media space. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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