The Hornets finally name a coaching staff under Steve Clifford that includes a few holdovers. Does this confirm the Kenny Atkinson rumors? Should we be optimistic about the staff? Plus Walker and Doug question whether the Hornets have enough assets to land Donovan Mitchell compared to other franchises. Finally LOH addresses the Deshaun Watson verdict and discuss the Miles Bridges case. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. MEGAPHONE: Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Hornets Podcast on these platforms
Well, well, wellll. Carolina Cast Fam, do we have a lot to get into tonight or what? Last night was the long-awaited NBA Draft and what we did with our picks was... surprising. We used both picks in the first round to acquire new players. I was awaiting the pick, watching my personal first choice Jalen Duren fall. Then, he was in our laps...and we chose him! Just as soon as he was with the Charlotte Hornets, he was gone. Reminiscent of another situation recently; *cough* *cough* Kenny Atkinson. But, in all seriousness, the trade deal still doesn't make sense. Why wouldn't we keep Duren? Or just trade away the pick to begin with? 1 first-rounder and 4 2nd's don't really make sense... but that could just be me. However, per Mitch Kupchak's report, we did get our first center pick at 15 with Mark Williams. He is taller and seems to bring the right attitude to the team. This could be what we need to create a team that wants to stick together--one that can have good performances on the national stage. And just as we closed out last night, thinking we wouldn't have a head coach decision for a while longer, bombshell news is dropped just this afternoon: Steve Clifford is our new head coach. So, let's just get this straight: we fired Clifford to hire Borrego to fire Borrego to hire Clifford. Yeah, makes perfect sense. Not lol. There are so many more details we will be getting into about the 2022 NBA draft, Hornets, and all the BUZZ that's going around. Talk to me in the chat & follow me on Twitter, Tiktok, & Instagram @IE_CarolinaCast!
ESPN's Dave McMenamin joins The Drive to discuss NBA Draft day storylines, Kyrie Irving drama, Lakers expectations, head coaching vacancies, Kenny Atkinson skirting the Hornets, another title for GSW + more
It was a pleasure to welcome NBA writer, Jack Simone to the show! We covered his unique journey into the world of sports journalism and just how he finds time to cover all of the beats that he does. He gave his take on the Boston Celtics' loss in the NBA Finals, what happened to star forward Jayson Tatum, and on the job Boston's Ime Udoka did as a rookie head coach. How did the Golden State Warriors' experience impact the Celtics and, ultimately the series? Also, Jack sends a strong message on Marcus Smart's ideal role on the team going forward. Then, we get into the Hornets hiring Kenny Atkinson to be their head coach only to have him back out days later. How big of a surprise was it and in what direction will they go now? Also, what draft prospects make the most sense for the Hornets in Thursday's draft? Could they make a move for a young upside player to fill a big need? Lastly, what does Jack make of all the rumors surrounding the Bulls? Hear what he thinks of that and what Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert would have if the Bulls traded for him this summer. Plus, what should they do with youngsters Patrick Williams and Coby White? Follow Jack on Twitter (@JackSimoneNBA) and read his work for Heavy, Celtics Blog, At the Hive, and Enjoy Basketball. Also, check him out on the "From the Rafters" podcast. Heavy on Bulls Last Word on Pro Football Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit ClockerSport.com today! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/triplezeros/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/triplezeros/support
Mike D'Antoni met with Michael Jordan on Tuesday just a couple days after Kenny Atkinson backed out. Is it his job to say no to? Plus how can the Hornets figure out their cap situation and pay Miles Bridges the max? Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. MEGAPHONE: Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Hornets Podcast on these platforms
In this episode, we get kinda fired up about the topics listed in the title. First, we recap the 2022 NBA Finals and give our thoughts on the series (0:20) Next, we discuss Kenny Atkinson not taking the Hornets head coaching job after previously being announced as head coach (25:13) Then, we talk through Kyrie Irving's possible offseason scenarios (35:49) Lastly, we argue about the impact of the Christian Wood trade (42:46) We promise, you will laugh. Whether thats with us or at us is totally up to you! Let us know your thoughts on social media or via the contact page on our website! If you enjoy the show or love basketball, subscribe and give us a 5-Star review! It is greatly appreciated. www.thetwopointerspodcast.comTwitter: @TwoPointersFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTwoPointersPodcastInstagram: @TheTwoPointersPodcastTikTok: @TwoPointersMusic courtesy of: Lakey Inspired https://www.youtube.com/c/LAKEYINSPIREDTPP Logo courtesy of: John Thorne https://www.johnharmonthorne.com/Website courtesy of: Jacob the web dev, owner of Snazzy Solutions
On this week's #CouchCoachLive the fellas discussed their thoughts on the Warriors winning their 4th Championship, Kenny Atkinson staying, and Kyrie to LA? & our favorite NBA moments this season!! Tap IN!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/couchcoachlive/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/couchcoachlive/support
Spencer, Brian, and Lee chat about the coaching search, trade rumors, and final thoughts on the 13th and 15th pick. Topics included in this episode include: Kenny Atkinson reneging on his deal Mike D'Antoni speaking to MJ Should Charlotte match a max contract to Miles Bridges? Is Charlotte looking to drat Shaedon Sharpe? Can the Hornets draft 3 rookies on Thursday? Article Referenced: Intel Season by Richie Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
We have our guy Adam Stanco (@NaismithLives) on the show! We begin the show by talking about his new position and the future of 247Sports. Then we get into the Warriors winning their 4th title in 8 years and recap the finals and what's next for Tatum and the Warriors. We discuss Steph's legacy ranking, where does he land overall? Whether or not he is a top 10 player all-time. Then we do a dive into the NBA Draft and discuss who we believe should go one, our favorite players in the drafts, busts, and sleepers. We close the podcast with us discussing the Hornets blunder of a weekend with Kenny Atkinson agreeing to the job and then backing out after the finals. Make sure to check out Karterkast.com! Instagram: @KarterKast Twitter: @karterkast @karterb8 @connor_sparrow TikTok: @KarterKast
After Jacob decided to take a vacation the sporting world didn't miss a beat. Why did Kenny Atkinson say no to Charlotte, How can Golden State win again, and will the Atlanta Braves have another win streak? All this and more on this Takeover Tuesday.
Myles Turner continues to be on the block and some new names are mentioned to be on the block for Charlotte. Is this the offseason it happens? LOH also responds to reports that Charlotte did not want to compensate Kenny Atkinson's coaching staff to his liking. How does this look for the Hornets? Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. MEGAPHONE: Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Hornets Podcast on these platforms
NCAT Track and Field has run it back and are champs again. Coach Duane Ross gets paid and moves on to Tennessee. Howard stays in the MEAC. Scoot gets paid while not even being drafted eligible. Kenny Atkinson changes his mind on Charlotte. Sue Bird retires. Steelers pay big money to Minkah. To close out Myles Copeland saves a life, then wins a chip and Atlanta will host World Cup in 2026. As always please remember to like, subscribe, follow, rate and review (man that's a lot of instructions but we appreciate it) on all of your social media and digital streaming platforms. #NBA #NFL #nbaplayoffs #atlhawks #believeatlanta #atlhawks #thesplashcast #atlantafalcons #HBCUS #Braves #chopon #paydeandrehunter #thesplashcast #thesplashers #NBAfinals #Warriors #stephcurry #Draymondgreen #celtics #AndrewWiggins #Wiggins #AyeshaCurry #ChefCurry #KlayThompson #Hennessy #Minkah #NCATTrack #AggiePride #SueBird #WNBA
Mac and Bone open the show by looking back at the night that was in sports, replaying some of what Matt McKillop had to say on the show yesterday and reacting to the sounds of the Kenny Atkinson's decision to stay in Golden State. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome back to another episode of The Drive & Dish NBA Podcast, hosted by Kevin Rafuse (@rafusetolose) & Justin Cousart (@JustinContheAir). Justin is off this week, so Kevin is joined by Andy Jordan (@AndyMagicMinute) to preview the 2022 NBA draft. Andy breaks down what he likes and doesn't like about the projected top 3 in Jabari Smith, Chet Holmgren & Paolo Banchero. The guys also discuss how any potential #1 pick would fit with the Magic, and why they believe the Magic can be competitive much sooner than later. Kevin & Andy also discuss who they like in terms of sleepers, and which teams are most likely to move up. Finally, the guys talk Kenny Atkinson bailing on Charlotte, and who they are likely to take a look at now that they're back to square one. Subscribe to the show anywhere you find a podcast, and watch the show on YouTube.
In episode 265 of Sports Bliss with Rob and Kris, Kristie and Rob start the episode discussing whether Kyrie Irving will take his player option to stay with the Brooklyn Nets or decide to become a free agent and move on. They discuss possible new teams Kyrie could play on and the most likely landing spot. They also discuss the news that Kenny Atkinson will stay as an assistant with the Golden State Warriors instead of being the next head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats. Next, Rob gets Kristie's reaction to Charles Barkley's comments about LIV golf on the Pat MacAfee show. Nest, Rob and Kristie go off sports topics and Rob shares a new business in Orlando, My Beer Spa. Rob shares what they do at this new innovative business They also discuss some news in the NIL world and what changes there may be in the future. As always Rob and Kristie end the episode with trivia and a would you rather. If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe, rate, and tell your friends or anyone you think would enjoy our podcast. Text or leave voice messages for us at (407)494-6420 and we may read or play them on the next episode. Mentioned in this episode: Please support our sponsor for this episode Athletic Greens. Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/SPORTSBLISS. Again, that is athleticgreens.com/SPORTSBLISS to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! https://sports-bliss-with-rob-and-kris.captivate.fm/https-athleticgreens-com-sportsbliss (Athletic Greens)
Today's word of the day is ‘epiphany' as in I had one as in I spent the weekend in Austin and something hit me. But before that! What's the deal with airlines right now? Flights canceled. Flights delayed. Staffing issues. What is happening? Back to the show… I am not 25 anymore. I think a tore a hammy waterskiing thinking I was still young. (8:10) What is happening with Kyrie Irving? Will he be a Net? Will he be Laker? Will he be Knick!?! This cannot be. (16:20) Anthony Rendon is out for the year. Anthony Rendon has a MASSIVE contract and hasn't played a full season for the Angels yet. It's an absolute disaster for the Angels. Now what do they do with Ohtani? Will Trout ever see the playoffs again? (19:55) Another Angels problems… the baseballs. Pitcher Michael Lorenzen went off because of how slick the baseballs are. There's a problem with the balls at all times. Today's theme is: what is happening? (29:40) Review: Everything, Everywhere, All At Once. (33:55) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Kenny Atkinson accepting an offer to be the next coach of the Charlotte Hornets and then turning down the job. What? Yes. It happened. He won the title with the Warriors and then told Jordan he was out. (40:45) NPPOD. (43:30) We have an MLB owner's meetings update. Teams are not happy with the Oakland Athletics. Is anyone happy with them right now? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Warriors are the champs and Keith, Jon and Chuck have a lot to say about the last week of basketball, including Kenny Atkinson spurning the Hornets and NBA draft prep doing awry.Support the show at Patreon.com/FastbreakBreakfastEpisode 636 (S8 Ep. 68)
So the Charlotte Hornets are without a coach again. What do Walker and Doug think about Kenny Atkinson's decision to stay in Golden State? Does it hurt the Hornets? Plus Shams Charania writes about Miles Bridges' upcoming restricted free-agency. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. MEGAPHONE: Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Hornets Podcast on these platforms
Dentarius & Davidson are back today, discussing the NBA Finals finale and what the win means for Golden State Warriors? How does Boston regroup after falling short in the Finals? Plus what does Kenny Atkinson pulling a 180 on the Hornets job mean for his future?
Mac and Bone recap the biggest local sports stories from the weekend, discuss their feeling about Kenny Atkinson ditching the Hornets to stay in Golden State and talk to new Davidson basketball head coach Matt McKillop who takes over for his Dad. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Our latest ep dives into:-Kenny Atkinson declines Hornet's job-Christian Wood to Mavs-JaMychal Green traded to OKC -NBA Draft expectationsOf course, we gotta throw on the white coats to discuss and body up the Celtics and Warriors. Is each team poised to run this back? Find out on the latest Baseline!
On Mon.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys do a post-NBA Finals wrap-up. What will you remember most from the '22 Finals? Where does Steph Curry rank on the NBA's all-time list? And what are the biggest questions facing the Warriors and Celtics this offseason? All that, plus Kenny Atkinson declines the Hornets' head coaching job, the Utah Jazz's new uniforms, Monte Morris trade interest, and more.
In hour 3 of The Ben Maller Show, Big Ben highlights Kenny Atkinson's decision to stay in Golden State and not take the Charlotte Hornets head coaching gig. Will Kenny Atkinson regret flip flopping on the Hornets job? Does Kenny Atkinson have a deal to replace Steve Kerr? Who does Charlotte turn to now? Plus, a U.S. Open mini monologue. Then, the insta-advice line! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
EPISODE 113 Warriors win the Finals and the notion is that Steph is top 10 all time. I discuss Jayson Tatum falling flat, Kenny Atkinson changes his mind , The NBA draft, DeShaun Watson and the NFL tug of war, Vince McMahon in danger of losing company and DUMMY OF THE WEEK! -Thank all the people who have supported the show since day 1 and those who listen. I appreciate the support and love. Love the ALL EVEN WAVE!!!! For questions or business inquiries email the show at: Allevenpodcastradio@gmail.com FOLLOW THE ALL EVEN PODCAST: INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/allevenpodc... TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ALLEVENPODCAST
Tony Reali and the national panel discuss what the Lightning need to do in Game 3 to get back in the series, the Nets and Kyrie hitting a contract impasse, what stands out the most from the US Open, Draymond's comments at the Warriors championship parade, and Kenny Atkinson backing out of being the Hornets coach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bart & Hahn are joined by ESPN NBA Front Office Insider Bobby Marks to discuss the Kyrie Irving situation as well as Kenny Atkinson backing out of the Charlotte Hornets job. They also take calls and discuss Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tom Haberstroh joins The Drive to talk NBA Finals, another Warriors title, Jazz offseason, coaching search, rebrand, Kenny Atkinson skirting the Hornets, NBA Draft night + more
In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the Christian Wood trade, Kenny Atkinson's about-face on the Charlotte Hornets and the biggest offseason questions for the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors.3:00: The Christian Wood trade23:19: Atkinson bails on the Hornets37:15: Biggest offseason questions for the Celtics53:14: What's a fair extension for Grant Williams? 1:02:26: Biggest offseason questions for the Warriors1:12:22: Should the Warriors give Jordan Poole a max extension?1:29:39: Kyrie might leave the Nets? Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/navigation/nba
Brian and Ephraim are in the same LA studio for a change/Noe sits in E.'s chair by accident and the fellas talk Kenny Atkinson reneging on the Hornets job. That leads to MJ talk…would Jordan be able to drop 5 points per quarter right now at age 59? E. is critical of the Celtics for not attacking the rim more during the NBA Finals and they give Steph Curry and Andrew Wiggins love. The fellas talk Deshaun Watson's looming suspension and ask if Baker would suit up for the Browns ever again. Draymond dogs the way “old” sports media operates and the show discusses his comments. Why don't we appreciate Kobe, Shaq, LeBron and Curry more, right now in the moment? They talk mosh pits, Celtics future, Lamar Jackson's contract and George Kittle on Bye weeks. Plus, the show shines a light on The Big Man's birthday! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
@btmcgraw thanks for sharing the story of #boxer #danilplatonovschi fought on undercard of #beterbievsmith fight at #msg tonight and lost a UD to #floyddiaz @yankees 9 in a row, 16-1 last 17 and 49-16. @mets 44-23 and #franciscolindor homered for second straight game. @angushout I have @tblightning in 6 over @coloradoavalanche and not looking good for home team as Avs win 7-0 in game 2 of #stanleycupfinals Are you shocked #kennyatkinson turned down @hornets job to stay as #stevekerr top assistant with @warriors maybe Kerr is not staying for much longer as head coach? Not sure because Atkinson's ceiling won't get much higher. @partylikearochkind huge #cws game tomorrow win or go home @texasbaseball vs @aggiebaseball #hookemhorns Great fights @Ufc in Austin tonight.
The Case for Andrew Wiggins to be Finals MVPIs Tatum a luxury version of A Wiggins?How can nine lottery picks not win a Larry OB?Offense was not the difference#NewMedia strikes againKenny Atkinson turns down MJ Twitter https://twitter.com/TheeSamDPod Twitter https://twitter.com/TheeSamDPodcastYouTube MERCH -> https://is.gd/sJIStn Never Forget:#phillywillALWAYSletYOUdown#blackvoicesmatter
On Thu.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Mavericks acquiring Christian Wood from the Rockets in exchange for the No. 26 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft and four expiring contracts, Zach LaVine likely re-signing with the Bulls, the Hornets hiring head coach Kenny Atkinson, and the Warriors banning Fake Klay. All that, plus a preview and predictions for Game 6 of the NBA Finals tonight!
Even though we are twice as a nice, bringing back Jabari Davis never gets old as we discuss the latest storylines in the NBA.- Quinn Snyder steps down in Utah- Darvin Ham hired as the Lakers coach- Kenny Atkinson hired as Hornets coach - Zach LaVine not long for Chicago?- DeAndre Ayton done in Phoenix?- Blazers rumors: (John Collins/OG Anunoby)
Football fans - listen to The Number One Ranked Show w/ RJ Young for FOX Sports' USFL & College Football coverage: https://listen.foxaud.io/NumberOneRankedShow?sid=und 00:00 Steph Curry's Game 4 performance 25:50 Jack Del Rio 37:56 Tyreek Hill on Tua vs. Mahomes 53:30 NBA Finals Game 5 preview 1:07:28 Anthony Davis 1:19:44 Should Steph win Finals MVP? 1:34:00 Shaq's Lakers vs. MJ's Bulls and KD's Warriors 1:42:30 Jayson Tatum 1:47:52 Hornets hire Kenny Atkinson 1:53:23 Game 5 predictions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Cyrus Saatsaz (@Locked On Warriors) to discuss the NBA Finals pivotal Game 5 as the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics shift their 2-2 series back to the Bay. Was Steph Curry's Game 4 performance the best of his NBA Playoff career? How frustrating has Draymond Green's performance been and what does he need to adjust going into Game 5? Has Andrew Wiggings been the Warriors second best player so far in the Finals? What is the Warriors key to victory in Game 5? Then, Walker Mehl (@Locked On Hornets) stops in to discuss the Charlotte Hornets hiring Kenny Atkinson as their new head coach and the expectations moving forward for LaMelo Ball and the rest of the organization. Why did Atkinson get the position over Mike D'Antoni, the other finalist? What about Atkinson's previous coaching roles should encourage Hornets fans about this hire? How much of a factor did LaMelo Ball play in this decision? What are key differences between James Borrego and Atkinson? Expectations for the Hornets in this year's NBA Draft? Lastly, Rylan Stiles (@Locked on Thunder) comes in to discuss the Oklahoma City Thunder draft strategy with picks 2, 12, 30, and 34 in this year's 2022 NBA Draft and who will ultimately join Shae Gilgeous-Alexander, Josh Giddey and the rest of the young core. Is Chet Holmgren a lock at No. 2 or could OKC surprise everyone by taking Paolo Banchero or Jaden Ivey? How aggressive will Sam Presti be in trying to trade up with picks 12, 30, and 34? If no trades occur, is bringing in four more rookies an issue? #Warriors #Hornets #Thunder Subscribe to the Locked On NBA YouTube Channel: Locked On NBA Follow/Subscribe/Listen Anywhere: linktr.ee/LockedOnNBA Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! | Offers: lockedonpodcasts.com/offers Built Bar – Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to built.com and use promo code “LOCKED15” and you'll get 15% off your next order. PrizePicks – Don't hesitate, check out PrizePicks.com and use promo code: “NBA” or go to your app store and download the app today. PrizePicks is daily fantasy made easy! BetOnline – BetOnline..net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto – Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. TrueBill – Don't fall for subscription scams. Start cancelling today at Truebill.com/LOCKEDONNBA. Arcade1up – Pre-order now from arcade1up.com - that's Arcade, the number 1, Up, dot com - for an estimated early September ship date! They are giving away a NBA JAM Shaq edition to a Locked On listener! Enter for a chance to win a game console for your man-cave at arcade1up.com/lockedon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nata Edwards joins the show to discuss the pros and cons regarding the Kenny Atkinson hire. Is he an upgrade over James Borrego? Plus the Hornets end an interesting week of workouts with Mark Williams and Shaedon Sharpe. Is Sharpe worth a trade up? Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. MEGAPHONE: Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Hornets Podcast on these platforms
Nekias Duncan and Steve Jones Jr discuss the Golden State Warriors' series-tying 107-97 victory over the Boston Celtics (1:00), then react to the Charlotte Hornets hiring Kenny Atkinson (36:00). This episode is brought to you by TicketSmarter. Looking to go to the hottest concerts, sports, theater & family shows near you? Get 100% guaranteed tickets to more than 125,000 live events from TicketSmarter, the official ticket marketplace of BasketballNews.com. Order online now! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Richie, Spencer, and Brian react to the hiring of Kenny Atkinson as Charlotte's new head coach. The three talk about the fit on both ends of the court, the coaches he's worked with, and if he's more than just a "player-development" coach. Join Buzz Beat Plus Substack ($35/year) Ad-Free Early Access Exclusive Episodes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
So it comes down between Kenny Atkinson and Mike D'Antoni. Are both candidates favored equally at this point? Miles Bridges posts a picture on social media that could be problematic. Finally, Walker and Doug take you through the process behind their decisions on what to do with the 15th pick in the Locked On NBA Ultimate Mock Draft! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. MEGAPHONE: Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Hornets Podcast on these platforms
It was reported that Kenny Atkinson would be the first coach to have three interviews with the Hornets , and the first with Michael Jordan. Would you mind him over Mike D'Antoni? Finally, we reveal who we took at 13 in the Locked On NBA Mock Draft! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. MEGAPHONE: Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Hornets Podcast on these platforms
The Lakers are down to Terry Stotts, Kenny Atkinson and Darvin Ham. One will be the next head coach. So after a series of scouting reports breaking down each guy, who ought to be the hire? The answer is Ham, but why? And what about the other guys? Would either constitute a real mistake? Meanwhile, if Rob Pelinka can't do serious work improving the roster, does it even matter who coaches the Lakers next season? Speaking of new talent, the relationship between, um, "mercurial" point guard Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets has soured, with the Nets reportedly unwilling to give Irving the long-term extension everyone expected. (Not surprising, given how the last couple seasons have gone.) If he leaves Brooklyn, the oddsmakers think the Lakers are a relatively probable landing spot. Is this a good idea? How deep into the Kyrie Irving Business should the Lakers get, even if it means getting rid of Russell Westbrook? Might it be time for some unconventional thinking to get the most from an unconventional guy? HOSTS: Andy and Brian Kamenetzky SEGMENT 1: On Terry Stotts and Kenny Atkinson. Not the best choice, but are they bad choices? SEGMENT 2: Darvin Ham, and why he's the best candidate for the job. SEGMENT 3: Kyrie Irving... the Laker? Would you? Under what circumstances? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! PrizePicks Check out PrizePicks.com and use promo code: “NBA” or go to your app store and download the app today. PrizePicks is daily fantasy made easy! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
We've covered Terry Stotts and Kenny Atkinson. Now it's time to scout the presumptive frontrunner for the Lakers head coach, Bucks assistant (and former Lakers assistant) Darvin Ham. He's widely respected among players and coaches around the league, and ticks a lot of boxes. Great communicator. Paid his dues. Worked on excellent staffs. LeBron James reportedly prefers him over the other two candidates. But on the other hand, Ham has never been an NBA head coach. So is he ready for the job? Kane PIttman, host of Locked On Bucks, joins the show to deliver a full scouting report on Ham, from his strengths and weaknesses to his responsibilities on Mike Budenholzer's staff. What would a Ham-led Lakers squad look like? Moreover, how much do we put on coaches that may not be their responsibility, ultimately? Can Ham overcome a lousy roster construction? Micromanagement? Is the Lakers job one where, as a first-time coach, he can dictate at least some of the terms under which he works? HOSTS: Andy and Brian Kamenetzky (with Guest, Kane Pittman!) SEGMENT 1: Getting to know Darvin Ham! SEGMENT 2: Strengths and weaknesses. What does a Ham squad look like? SEGMENT 3: What about the Lakers job? Is it still a great one, taken under any conditions? How much difference does the coach ultimately make, relative to other factors that impact a team's success? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! PrizePicks Check out PrizePicks.com and use promo code: “NBA” or go to your app store and download the app today. PrizePicks is daily fantasy made easy! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Former Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson is reportedly (along with Darvin Ham and Terry Stotts) among the finalists for the Lakers head coaching job. His tenure hit a high point while guiding a young team featuring D'Angelo Russell, Spencer Dinwiddie and Jarrett Allen, but once Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving arrived, Atkinson's job security felt immediately in danger, which raises questions about his ability to coach LeBron James, Anthony Davis and (possibly) Russell Westbrook. Then again, in fairness to Atkinson, his time in Brooklyn was also very specifically weird, meaning it may not be fair to think of him as best suited for a rebuilding squad, rather than one with a directive to be ready for primetime. All these issues (and more!) are presented to Adam Ambrecht, co-host of the Locked On Nets podcast, who covered the man who preceded Steve Nash. Armbrecht shares thoughts on Atkinson's pros and cons, his system, the fit alongside big stars, and whether he got a fair shake. Plus, which franchise would you rather be at this moment, and is Kyrie manufacturing excuses to get out of playing 82 games a year? Hosts: Andy and Brian Kamenetzky Segment 1: Adam Ambrecht breaks down Kenny Atkinson's alternately successful, underwhelming, and just weird time while coaching the Nets. Segment 2: Would Atkinson be able to handle the Lakers' star-laden locker room? Does his personality lend itself well to this? Segment 3: Are the Nets or Lakers in a worse place as a franchise now and moving forward? Plus, Andy asks Adam about his theory that Kyrie Irving doesn't want to play basketball full-time. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! PrizePicks Check out PrizePicks.com and use promo code: “NBA” or go to your app store and download the app today. PrizePicks is daily fantasy made easy! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The coaching search is, by all reports, getting near a conclusion as the Lakers are down to three candidates: Milwaukee assistant coach Darvin Ham, former Portland head coach Terry Stotts, and former Brooklyn head coach Kenny Atkinson. Three very different names, with different qualifications, strengths and weaknesses, and no one candidate sticks out as the obvious choice. Given who is available, it's a reasonable group to narrow down to, but how do the Lakers make the final choice? Should it be the potential of Ham, who has never been a head coach before? Atkinson, who had a successful-if-strange stint with the Nets? Or the safe-and-unsexy Stotts, with a long track record in Portland? So much depends on what kind of team the Lakers want to put together. Can they tailor a roster to the strengths of each guy? Which guy would adapt best to the best team the Lakers can find? And who, exactly, is helping make the decision? Are the right people in the room, particularly relative to the last time teh Lakers went through this process? HOSTS: Andy and Brian Kamenetzky SEGMENT 1: The Lakers are down to three candidates. Does the list make sense? SEGMENT 2: The appeal of Darvin Ham. He feels like the most exciting option, but does that make him the best one? SEGMENT 3: Who is in the room for the Lakers? Is the process they're using sound? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! PrizePicks Check out PrizePicks.com and use promo code: “NBA” or go to your app store and download the app today. PrizePicks is daily fantasy made easy! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices