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Adrian Wojnarowski, the most dominant force in NBA reporting, brings you inside the league with The Woj Pod. Woj is probing the biggest newsmakers in the sport – from the commissioner, to general managers, coaches and star players – to bring listener...Show More
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Blazers Guard CJ McCollum

43:15 | Aug 6th

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum joins The Woj Pod to discuss the wild Western Conference, his $100M contract extension, what would've changed his mind on playing USA Basketball this summer, the Blazers, NBA officiating, the Cleveland Browns,...Show More
Denver GM Arturas Karnisovas

42:25 | Jul 29th

Denver Nuggets GM Arturas Karnisovas joins the Woj Pod to discuss the Western Conference arms race, the discovery and development of All-NBA center Nikola Jokic, the evolution of scouting perceptions toward European prospects, the KGB's role in allow...Show More
Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard

42:53 | Jul 23rd

New Washington Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard joins The Woj Pod to discuss the future of Bradley Beal and John Wall, changing the way the franchise does business, mining the international talent pool, the influence of Mike D'Antoni on his career, working ...Show More
Rockets Coach Mike D'Antoni

49:28 | Jul 15th

Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Chris Paul/Russell Westbrook trade, tensions within the Rockets locker room, why James Harden's voice is so important in personnel decisions, coaching the season without an extensio...Show More
David Griffin

41:15 | Jul 10th

New Orleans Pelicans EVP of Basketball Operations David Griffin joins Adrian Wojnarowski to go inside the Anthony Davis trade, the art of the superstar trade, the rapidly changing discipline of NBA team building, why the journey to the Cavaliers 2016...Show More
Mike Conley, Jazz GM Justin Zanik

36:20 | Jul 8th

Mike Conley joins Adrian Wojnarowski to reflect on being traded from the Memphis Grizzlies to the Utah Jazz, the realization that his time in Memphis was coming to an end, Marc Gasol's trade mid-season to Toronto and winning the title, and free agenc...Show More
Zach Lowe

45:07 | Jul 6th

In a crossover edition of The Lowe Post and The Woj Pod, Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe react to the Kawhi Leonard signing and Paul George trade. The two NBA insiders discuss how these deals immediately change the league, when Leonard targeted Geor...Show More
Ramona Shelburne

47:51 | Jul 5th

Ramona Shelburne joins Adrian Wojnarowski to talk about how Kevin Durant's relationship with the Warriors deteriorated throughout the course of this past season and why he felt like an outsider on Stephen Curry's team. Then, the two NBA insiders disc...Show More
Jared Dudley

21:24 | Jul 3rd

Shortly after Adrian Wojnarowski breaks the news of a deal to sign with the Lakers, Jared Dudley joins The Woj Pod to openly recruit Kawhi Leonard to the Lakers over the Clippers, why LeBron James had to sign off on Dudley's desire for a deal, his ol...Show More
Brian Windhorst Talks Tampering in Free Agency

36:04 | Jul 2nd

ESPN's Brian Windhorst joins Woj to discuss tampering in free agency, how Nikola Mirotic leaving for the EuroLeague helped Bojan Bogdanovic, the speed at which free agency "ended" this year, if this is the end of the super-team era and if there shoul...Show More
Ryen Russillo on Free Agency

1:13:00 | Jul 1st

On ESPN's debut of The Woj Pod, Ryen Russillo joins Woj to break down the latest in NBA free agency including the Nets going all-in for KD and Kyrie, discuss the Jazz's chances with the Mike Conley trade and what to make of the Sixers with Jimmy Butl...Show More
Bobby Marks on free agency

28:05 | Jun 28th

ESPN's front office insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss the countdown to NBA free agency, including the constructing of super teams, Kemba Walker and the Celtics, the question of spending restraint for teams with major cap space, and muc...Show More
ESPN draft analyst Mike Schmitz

38:42 | Jun 18th

ESPN NBA Draft Analyst Mike Schmitz joins The Woj Pod to set the stage for Thursday's draft in Brooklyn, New Orleans shopping the No. 4 pick, Toronto winning a championship without a lottery pick on the roster, Lonzo Ball's and Brandon Ingram's next ...Show More
ESPN’s Bobby Marks

39:35 | Jun 10th

ESPN’s front office insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss Kevin Durant’s impending return in Game 5, Kawhi Leonard’s remarkable impact on the Raptors franchise, Masai Ujiri’s decisions, Golden State’s future and much more.
Sixers guard TJ McConnell

38:59 | May 29th

Sixers guard TJ McConnell joins The Woj Pod to discuss Sixers playoff run, Brett Brown, his improbable journey as an NBA player and his summer free agency.
Suns coach Monty Williams

41:25 | May 23rd

Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams joins The Woj Pod to discuss choosing the Suns over the Lakers, Robert Sarver, how personal tragedy changed his life and much more.
Minnesota’s Gersson Rosas

56:15 | May 18th

Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas joins The Woj Pod on taking over the Wolves, KAT, the Rockets years including the James Harden trade, Yao, Daryl a Morey, his roots in Colombia, and the privilege and responsibil...Show More
Ryen Russillo

1:08:27 | May 10th

Ryen Russillo joins The Woj Pod to discuss the NBA Playoffs, Game 7’s, The NBA Draft, Zion Williamson, free agency and much, much more.
ESPN's Dave McMenamin

47:43 | May 6th

ESPN’s Dave McMenamin joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Raptors-Sixers series and storylines, Kawhi Leonard’s dominance and future, and how a Ty Lue-LeBron James future will look with the Lakers.
Brooklyn's Caris LeVert

44:59 | Apr 27th

Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Nets nasty playoff series with the Sixers, his late-blooming stardom, losing his father in high school, fighting back from a frightening injury this season, working out with Kevin Dura...Show More
Kendrick Perkins

55:40 | Apr 15th

Kendrick Perkins joins The Woj Pod to declare himself retired from the NBA, discuss his desire to move into NBA coaching, talk of the purity of his season in the G League at 33 years old, the story of John Calipari recruiting him to Memphis, KG, KD’s...Show More
The Woj & Lowe Show on ESPN: Playoff Special

30:22 | Apr 14th

The Woj and Lowe Show returns with an NBA playoffs preview, how the postseason will impact summer free agency and the latest on the Lakers coaching search.
Toronto Raptors Pascal Siakam

44:12 | Apr 3rd

Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam joins The Woj Pod on his 25th birthday to discuss his remarkable rise into one of the NBA’s best young players, his incredible journey from Cameroon, teenage life in seminary school, the profound impact of his late ...Show More
Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse

43:59 | Mar 29th

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse joins The Woj Pod to discuss coaching Kawhi Leonard, his long climb from the bush leagues of basketball to the NBA, Marc Gasol’s indoctrination into the team and much, much more.
Doc Rivers

45:42 | Mar 26th

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers joins The Woj Pod to discuss the team’s remarkable season, ceding front office power, how football coaches influenced his evolution, the Lawrence Frank/Michael Winger-led front office, negotiating his contract wi...Show More
Pau Gasol

40:26 | Mar 24th

Future Hall of Famer Pau Gasol joins the Woj Pod to discuss his illustrious professional career, his childhood dreams of med school, the evolution of the international big man in the NBA, getting traded to the Lakers for his brother, learning to co-e...Show More
Utah Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey

1:07:50 | Mar 12th

Utah Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Western Conference playoff chase, post-trade deadline fallout in the NBA, Rudy Tomjanovich’s Hall of Fame candidacy, dealing with leaked trade talks and much more.
Sixers GM Elton Brand

35:29 | Mar 4th

Philadelphia 76ers GM Elton Brand joins The Woj Pod to discuss his two massive trades for Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris, how the Sixers will proceed forward with the two free agent stars, how impending free agency impacts the NBA locker rooms year-r...Show More
ESPN Draft Analyst Jonathan Givony

39:45 | Feb 22nd

ESPN NBA Draft analyst Jonathan Givony discusses Zion Williamson, the role Duke and college basketball has played in his emergence, the NBA/NBPA negotiating hurdles to lower draft age and much more.
Atlanta GM Travis Schlenk

52:57 | Feb 17th

Atlanta Hawks GM Travis Schlenk joins The Woj Pod to discuss the franchise’s rebuild, the Trae Young/Luka Doncic trade, his years with the Warriors dynasty, working in the Heat video room for Pat Riley, growing up in rural Kansas and much more.
Jeff Hornacek

1:06:52 | Feb 10th

Jeff Hornacek joins The Woj Pod to discuss his coaching tenure with the New York Knicks, Phil Jackson, his Suns run as coach, playing with Stockton and Malone in Utah, and his hopes of coaching again in the NBA.
Bobby Marks on the Trade Deadline

41:08 | Feb 1st

ESPN front office insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Kristaps Porzingis trade, Anthony Davis talks, Kyrie Irving/Celtics and much more at the trade deadline.
Golden State’s Steph Curry

49:45 | Jan 26th

Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Warriors turbulent season, Kevin Durant, the joy of repetition and practice, his production company’s new documentary on the 2015 South Carolina church massacre, playing with Set...Show More
Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic

39:53 | Jan 23rd

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic joins The Woj Pod to discuss his career season under coach Steve Clifford, his strong candidacy for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, lessons learned through years of losing and turmoil in Orlando, growing up t...Show More
Joe Ingles

47:15 | Jan 16th

The Utah Jazz’s Joe Ingles joins The Woj Pod to discuss his success in trash talking, why he’s so irritating to opponents, the remarkable growth of his game, Donovan Mitchell, EuroLeague basketball and why he buys sneakers at Nordstrom’s.
Wes Wilcox and Bobby Marks on the NBA Trade Deadline

51:32 | Jan 11th

Former Hawks GM Wes Wilcox and ESPN front office insider Bobby Marks join The Woj Pod to discuss the looming NBA trade deadline, including strategy for multiple teams, how the New Orleans Pelicans could handle the Anthony Davis situation, the contrac...Show More
Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie

40:57 | Jan 2nd

Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie joins The Woj Pod to discuss his long journey to a new $34M contract, the fight out of the G League and into the NBA, why he didn’t enroll at Harvard despite his acceptance, building his own shoe brand, and much ...Show More
Jeff Van Gundy

46:55 | Dec 21st, 2018

Jeff Van Gundy joins The Woj Pod to discuss his USA Basketball coaching experience, re-engaging with pro players after nearly a decade away from coaching, the power of the modern NBA player, and why he is dubious about whether most top high school pl...Show More
Memphis coach JB Bickerstaff

46:40 | Nov 30th, 2018

Memphis Grizzlies coach JB Bickerstaff joins The Woj Pod to discuss the revival of Grit-‘n-Grind, watching Marc Gasol and Mike Conley work every day, the emergence of rookie Jaren Jackson, the burden of the interim coaching tag, why he considered a m...Show More
Bobby Marks

41:11 | Nov 23rd, 2018

ESPN front-office insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss how the trade market is starting to take shape, distinguishing buyers/sellers, Markelle Fultz, Bradley Beal/John Wall, Orlando/Steve Clifford, Memphis and much more.  0:22: Where t...Show More
Chiney Ogwumike

48:47 | Nov 17th, 2018

WNBA star and ESPN NBA analyst Chiney Ogwumike joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Golden State Warriors turmoil, saying no to Geno Auriemma in recruiting, the WNBA future and much more.  0:57: The recent turmoil surrounding the Warriors after Draymo...Show More
ESPN Draft Analysts Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz

44:05 | Nov 10th, 2018

ESPN NBA Draft analysts Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz join the Woj Pod to discuss Duke’s freshmen class of RJ Barrett, Zion Williamson and Cam Reddish who could go 1-2-3 in the June Draft, the surging NBA rookie class -- including Dallas’ Luka Don...Show More
Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks

45:02 | Oct 30th, 2018

Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss his franchise’s momentous rebuild, building a free agent destination in the modern NBA, the modern Warriors vs. the 2000’s Spurs and much more
ESPN's Brian Windhorst

48:31 | Oct 27th, 2018

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst joins The Woj Pod to discuss Houston’s offer for Jimmy Butler, TImberwolves’ trade options, Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors, the Sixers and LeBron James and the Lakers.  0:46: Teams adjusting to the season beginning in mid-Oct...Show More
Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

38:31 | Oct 21st, 2018

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey joins The The Woj Pod to discuss chasing a championship, delivering his superstars autonomy, his obsession with chasing big stars, the time invested into ideas and deals that never come to fruition, how he values chemis...Show More
ESPN's Zach Lowe

44:31 | Oct 18th, 2018

ESPN’s Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod to discuss the biggest storylines surrounding the opening of the season.
Filmmaker Dan Klores on "Basketball: A Love Story"

1:00:07 | Oct 4th, 2018

Filmmaker Dan Klores joins The Woj Pod to discuss his 20-hour documentary series, “Basketball: A Love Story,” that’ll debut soon. They discuss much of his groundbreaking storytelling, including focuses on LeBron James, Bill Russell, Shaq and Kobe, an...Show More
Bobby Marks on Jimmy Butler

43:29 | Sep 29th, 2018

ESPN front office insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to go inside the news, circumstances and marketplace surrounding All-Star forward Jimmy Butler’s trade demand with the Minnesota Timberwolves. 1:18: Marks’ experience dealing with player trad...Show More
Ian O’Connor on “Belichick”

1:02:16 | Sep 20th, 2018

Best-selling author Ian O’Connor joins The Woj Pod to discuss his new biography, “Belichick.” 1:40: Declaring Belichick as the greatest football coach ever in the book's title. 4:20: How the reporting for this book compared to O’Connor’s previo...Show More
Lee Jenkins

36:31 | Sep 18th, 2018

Lee Jenkins joins The Woj Pod to discuss his bold move to the Los Angeles Clippers front office from Sports Illustrated. 0:45: The details of his new position with the Clippers. 3:32: How did the opportunity come about to leave SI for the Clipp...Show More
Masai Ujiri

59:17 | Sep 14th, 2018

Toronto President Masai Ujiri joins The Woj Pod to go inside the Kawhi Leonard trade, how the Raptors hope to resign the All-Star forward, DeMar DeRozan, Nick Nurse/Dwane Casey, his relationship with President Obama, his summer trip to Africa and muc...Show More
Adam Schefter

29:34 | Sep 4th, 2018

ESPN's NFL Insider Adam Schefter joins The Woj Pod to discuss his new book, "The Man I Never Met," a memoir on his family, love and his football reporting life. They also discuss Tom Brady and the Patriots. 1:11: If the Patriots could have a do-ov...Show More
Ryen Russillo

57:59 | Aug 27th, 2018

Ryen Russillo joins The Woj Pod to talk about the powerhouse class of 2019 NBA free agents, small market vs big market free agent challenges, the future of one-and-done and much more.  1:57: Russillo’s move to Los Angeles  5:57: His pick-up gam...Show More
Grant Hill

1:00:45 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Grant Hill joins The Woj Pod on the cusp of his enshrinement into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, opening up about his journey to Springfield – his years as part of the Duke dynasty, his early All-NBA seasons with the Pistons, the darkness and ...Show More
Jackie MacMullan

35:50 | Aug 21st, 2018

ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan discusses her revelatory five-part series on mental health in the NBA, including insights into revelations by Kevin Love, Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh and others. She talks about how the league is handling these issues, and what th...Show More
ESPN's Jay Bilas

45:51 | Aug 9th, 2018

ESPN’s Jay Bilas to joins The Woj Pod to discuss the NCAA basketball rule changes, what makes sense, what doesn’t and how it’ll impact the NBA. 0:40: Sean McDonough’s golf tournament which included Bill Raftery and Charles Barkley. 2:58: Barkle...Show More
ESPN's Cassidy Hubbarth

58:47 | Aug 3rd, 2018

ESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth joins The Woj Pod to discuss the impact legalized gambling will have on the NBA, sideline reporting, NBA twitter and much more --- including ESPN NFL reporter Dianna Russini joining them in studio. 1:06: Hubbarth covering c...Show More
Brooklyn Nets’ Jared Dudley

37:24 | Jul 26th, 2018

Brooklyn Nets forward Jared Dudley returns to The Woj Pod to discuss his move back to the Eastern Conference, what NBA superstars want in free agency, why referee-players relations are so poor, and much, much more.  1:04: The trade to the Nets giv...Show More
Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego

35:27 | Jul 17th, 2018

Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego joins The Woj Pod to discuss leaving the Spurs for his first head coaching job, signing Tony Parker, building a relationship with Kemba Walker, the process of becoming a head coach in the NBA, what he learned und...Show More
Mike Budenholzer

45:06 | Jul 11th, 2018

Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer joins The Woj Pod to discuss Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks future, the Hawks years, LeBron leaving the East, where and how he gets ideas and getting the courage up as a young assistant to raise a point with G...Show More
ESPN’s Bobby Marks, Part 2: DeMarcus Cousins and the rest of summer free agency

32:26 | Jul 4th, 2018

ESPN Front Office Insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod for a discussion on DeMarcus Cousins’ move to the Warriors, and the storylines and moves still left to play out in July free agency. 0:51: Trae Young struggling to start summer league, and ho...Show More
ESPN’s Bobby Marks: LeBron James, the Lakers and Kawhi Leonard

31:41 | Jul 4th, 2018

ESPN Front Office Insider Bobby Marks joins the Woj Pod for the first of a two-part delve into NBA free agency, including LeBron James’ move to the Lakers and the future of Kawhi Leonard in San Antonio. 2:06: The Lakers signing Lance Stephenson, w...Show More
ESPN Draft Analyst Jonathan Givony

38:17 | Jun 22nd, 2018

ESPN Draft Analyst Jonathan Givony joins The Woj Pod to discuss the aftermath of Thursday’s NBA Draft, including the Michael Porter Jr., saga, the Luka Doncic/Trae Young trade, and much much more.
ESPN Draft Analyst Mike Schmitz

43:08 | Jun 15th, 2018

ESPN NBA Draft Analyst Mike Schmitz joins the Woj Pod to breakdown the final days of maneuvering for Thursday’s NBA Draft, including the Michael Porter saga, Luka Doncic, the art of the draft day ‘promise’ and much more.
Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell

40:42 | Jun 7th, 2018

Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell joins The Woj Pod to discuss his breakout rookie season, his battle with Ben Simmons, learning how to become a franchise player, Quin Snyder, and why he believes he can be a recruiter to bring star talent to the Jazz. ...Show More
ESPN’s Bobby Marks

35:49 | Jun 2nd, 2018

ESPN front office insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Bryan Colangelo saga in Philadelphia, NBA free agency and much more.
Trail Blazers star CJ McCollum

35:03 | May 22nd, 2018

Portland Trail Blazers star C.J. McCollum joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Blazers playoff exit and future, building an identity in an NBA small market, growing up a LeBron James fan outside Cleveland, his new Pull Up podcast, the league’s salary cap...Show More
Lakers forward Julius Randle

32:41 | May 21st, 2018

Lakers forward Julius Randle joins The Woj Pod to discuss his restricted free agency this summer, the franchise’s decision to not offer him a contract extension to protect salary cap space, Lonzo Ball, and much, much more.
ESPN draft analysts Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz

40:59 | May 16th, 2018

ESPN draft analysts Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz join The Woj Pod to discuss the aftermath of the NBA Draft lottery, how Phoenix, Sacramento and Atlanta will view their picks, the politics of the draft combine process for players, and how Danny A...Show More
ESPN’s Bobby Marks and Brian Windhorst

54:15 | May 11th, 2018

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Bobby Marks join the Woj Pod to discuss Dwane Casey’s firing, the coaching market, Boston’s future, and how the Cavaliers can sell LeBron James on a future with the Cavaliers.
Ian Begley

30:18 | May 4th, 2018

ESPN’s Ian Begley joins The Woj Pod to discuss the New York Knicks hiring of David Fizdale, the process leading to his four-year deal, its impact on Kristaps Porzingis’ future, and the Celtics and Sixers rapidly moving toward years of dominance in th...Show More
ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Royce Young

46:28 | Apr 27th, 2018

ESPN’s Royce Young and Ramona Shelburne join The Woj Pod to discuss the NBA playoffs.
Steve Clifford

48:32 | Apr 24th, 2018

Steve Clifford joins The Woj Pod to discuss his dismissal as the Charlotte Hornets coach, Kemba Walker, earning players’ respect in the NBA, the loss of practice time in the NBA, coaching Yao Ming. 0:39: Clifford’s days recruiting players in the n...Show More
ESPN Front Office Insider Bobby Marks

35:57 | Apr 14th, 2018

ESPN Front-Office Insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss the NBA Playoffs, breaking down the coaching searches, tanking, and the race for NBA Executive of the Year. 0:35: The tremendous pressure on the Thunder to beat the Jazz in the fir...Show More
Mina Kimes on Euro prodigy Luka Doncic

32:54 | Apr 9th, 2018

Mina Kimes joins The Woj Pod to discuss her newly released and remarkable ESPN The Magazine story on European teenage basketball sensation Luka Doncic, who could be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Mina talks about her time reporting the...Show More
David Griffin

52:22 | Apr 4th, 2018

David Griffin joins The Woj Pod to discuss the NBA coaching market, how NCAA coaches like Jay Wright and John Beilein could fit into the NBA, how he conducted the search for David Blatt in Cleveland and his years with new Basketball Hall of Famers St...Show More
Kelly Dwyer

37:54 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Popular NBA writer Kelly Dwyer joins The Woj Pod to discuss the league as its rolls into the final days prior to the playoffs, as well as the early days of the basketball internet, his time together with Woj at Yahoo, mental health in the NBA, and mu...Show More
ESPN's Tim Legler

44:49 | Mar 22nd, 2018

ESPN’s Tim Legler joins The Woj Pod to discuss James Harden’s MVP season, the Rockets-Warriors matchup, the evolution of the three-point shot in the NBA, Legler’s incredible journey to the NBA, how much more valuable Legler’s shooting talent would be...Show More
Portland president Neil Olshey

51:09 | Mar 7th, 2018

Portland Trail Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey joins The Woj Pod for a wide-ranging visit on Rip City, chasing Golden State and Houston in the West, the Chris Paul trade/Chauncey Billups waiver claim with Clippers, NBA playoff ...Show More
Denver owner Josh Kroenke

58:00 | Mar 1st, 2018

Denver Nuggets owner Josh Kroenke joins The Woj Pod to discuss alternative ideas to NBA early entry, how he chooses his GM’s, inside the legendary Carmelo Anthony trade, the passing of agent Dan Fegan, and much, much more. 2:14: How does Kroenke w...Show More
ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne

49:24 | Feb 23rd, 2018

ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne joins The Woj Pod to discuss the sexual harassment and abuse scandal rocking the Dallas Mavericks, the impact on women working in these environments, the state of Kawhi Leonard’s relationship with the San Antonio Spurs and the...Show More
Toronto coach Dwane Casey

53:31 | Feb 17th, 2018

Toronto coach Dwane Casey joins The Woj Pod to discuss the revelatory season for the Toronto Raptors, coaching in the All-Star Game, his years with Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton, pro basketball in Seattle and a conversation about gun violence in America...Show More
Golden State's Klay Thompson

26:19 | Feb 16th, 2018

Golden State’s Klay Thompson joins The Woj Pod for a visit live on site at the NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles. Thompson and Woj discuss his future free agency, growing up with Steph Curry in the NBA, Game 6 of the 2016 Western Conference Finals,...Show More
Tim Legler and Bobby Marks on the trade deadline

40:11 | Feb 9th, 2018

ESPN analyst Tim Legler and front-office insider Bobby Marks join The Woj Pod for a post-NBA trade deadline edition. Legs, Marks and Woj walk through Cleveland’s dramatic roster overhaul, including how it impacted LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Isaiah...Show More
NBA Trade Deadline with ESPN’s Bobby Marks

43:09 | Feb 3rd, 2018

ESPN’s front-office insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to breakdown the NBA Trade Deadline. Marks and Woj discuss the complexities of the Cleveland Cavaliers making a deal, the logjam of bad contracts flooding the market, and some of Bobby’s best ...Show More
Tom Crean

1:00:55 | Jan 26th, 2018

ESPN basketball analyst Tom Crean – the former head coach at Indiana and Marquette --- joins The Woj Pod to discuss how NBA teams mine college coaches for information on draft prospects, Pat Riley’s process in drafting Wade out of Marquette, Victor O...Show More
Jalen Rose

33:02 | Jan 23rd, 2018

Jalen Rose joins the Woj Pod to discuss the Cavaliers dysfunction, Paul George’s free agency, advantages of playing college basketball, why he longs to play Michigan’s 1993 NCAA title game loss to North Carolina over again, how players only meetings ...Show More
ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne

43:51 | Jan 20th, 2018

ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne joins The Woj Pod to discuss the NBA trade deadline, the Clippers deal dilemma with DeAndre Jordan and how that’ll impact Blake Griffin’s future, OKC’s chances of advancing deep into the playoffs, NBA officiating issues and he...Show More
DeMar DeRozan

46:59 | Jan 8th, 2018

Toronto Raptors All-Star DeMar DeRozan joins The Woj Pod for an introspective visit on the cusp of his fourth NBA All-Star selection and the Raptors rise to the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. DeRozan talked about going most of his first year w...Show More
Jeff Van Gundy

43:13 | Dec 29th, 2017

Jeff Van Gundy joins the Woj Pod to discuss his coaching assignment with USA Basketball, the state of NBA officiating, the OKC Thunder and much more.
Victor Oladipo

42:10 | Dec 18th, 2017

Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo discusses his breakout season in the NBA, the impact Russell Westbrook had on his work ethic and commitment, the dysfunction of his early years with the Orlando Magic, why many colleges overlooked him out of high s...Show More
76ers coach Brett Brown

35:19 | Dec 11th, 2017

Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown joins The Woj Pod to discuss teaching and nurturing his young stars, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, the unique process of No. 1 overall pick Markele Fultz’s shoulder rehab, the Sixers’ failed pursuit of Manu Ginobil...Show More
NBA Draft analyst Jonathan Givony

42:24 | Dec 8th, 2017

NBA Draft analyst Jonathan Givony joins the Woj Pod to discuss the remarkable emergence of Utah rookie Donovan Mitchell, impressions of his years of scouting the Lakers’ Lonzo Ball, why Slovenian guard Luka Doncic could go No. 1 in the NBA Draft, how...Show More
Golden State GM Bob Myers

1:04:45 | Nov 20th, 2017

Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers joins The Woj Pod for a far-reaching conversation on the Warriors burgeoning dynasty, the pressure of winning, the battle against complacency, struggling with life balance, Danny Ainge’s role in getting...Show More
Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert

42:20 | Nov 15th, 2017

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert joins The Woj Pod to discuss his emergence as an All-NBA center, Dion Waiters’ role in his knee injury, the loss of Gordon Hayward, the rise of French national basketball and hopes of beating Team USA in the Olympics, and...Show More
ESPN's Bobby Marks and Royce Young

53:08 | Nov 9th, 2017

Royce Young and Bobby Marks of ESPN join The Woj Pod to breakdown the Oklahoma City Thunder's present and future, Brad Stevens, Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics, and much much more.  2:15: The uneven start to the season for the Thunder. 3:34...Show More
Clippers Lawrence Frank and Michael Winger

59:09 | Nov 1st, 2017

Los Angeles Clippers President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank and GM Michael Winger visit Woj Pod to discuss how a new front office starts to build out its infrastructure, process and long-term planning. Frank and Winger discuss how they’ve ...Show More
Best-selling author Jack McCallum

1:09:21 | Oct 25th, 2017

Best-selling author Jack McCallum joins The Woj Pod to discuss his new book “Golden Days,” on the modern Golden State Warriors and the early 70’s Lakers, including insight into Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Jerry West, Pat Riley and more. McCallum, a Ha...Show More
ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Bobby Marks

52:13 | Oct 19th, 2017

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Bobby Marks join the Woj Pod to breakdown the early NBA season, Gordon Hayward’s injury, LaMarcus Aldridge’s contract extension, how the Lakers need to clear cap space to chase LeBron James and Paul George, the Rick Pitino ...Show More
Ian Begley

44:42 | Oct 12th, 2017

Ian Begley, the Knicks beat writer for ESPN.com, joins the Woj Pod to discuss the totality and residual damage of the Phil Jackson regime, the Carmelo Anthony exit, the issues surrounding Kristaps Porzingis’ future in New York and the pathway for the...Show More
Tim Connelly

55:49 | Oct 9th, 2017

Denver Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly joins The Woj Pod to discuss the discovery and emergence of Nikola Jokic, evaluating skill vs. athleticism in the draft process, why trades are hard to make in the NBA, the East-West bala...Show More
Gary Parrish

32:41 | Sep 29th, 2017

Gary Parrish of CBS Sports joins the Woj Pod to discuss the criminal scandal that has rocked the basketball industry, including its impact on the future of college and pro basketball, elite basketball prospects, the possibility of USA Basketball and ...Show More
Mitch Kupchak

1:12:30 | Sep 25th, 2017

Mitch Kupchak joins The Woj Pod to discuss his storied career as Los Angeles Lakers general manager, his dismissal in February, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson and David Stern’s veto of the Chris Paul trade. 1:02: Kupchak’s early basketba...Show More
Jared Dudley joins The Woj Pod

1:00:31 | Sep 19th, 2017

Jared Dudley of the Phoenix Suns joins The Woj Pod for a terrific visit on the state of the modern NBA, salaries, the impact of the Golden State Warriors on NBA locker rooms, free agency, playing ball with an old Michael Jordan and a young Greek Frea...Show More
Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod

56:27 | Sep 8th, 2017

Zach Lowe joins The Woj Pod to discuss NBA Draft Lottery reform, Carmelo Anthony, the Cavaliers plan with the 2018 first-round pick via Brooklyn/Boston, NBA tampering, and Harvey Araton’s Hall of Fame weekend in Springfield, Mass. 1:07: The renewe...Show More
ESPN front office insider Bobby Marks

38:17 | Aug 31st, 2017

ESPN front office insider Bobby Marks joins the Woj Pod to breakdown the finality of the Celtics-Cavaliers blockbuster trade, examine the behind-the-scenes of the deal, Boston’s magnificent rebuild, Cleveland’s road in LeBron James’ final year and ho...Show More
Doris Burke

50:22 | Aug 22nd, 2017

Doris Burke joins The Woj Pod and discusses the Cavaliers quagmire, Chris Paul and James Harden in Houston, social consciousness in the NBA vs NFL and much more on the show. 0:52: Jeff Van Gundy’s return to coaching with USA Basketball. 4:35: T...Show More
Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

38:40 | Aug 17th, 2017

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey joins The Woj Pod to discuss James Harden, Chris Paul, the Rockets ownership sale, risk-taking as a GM, NBA awards, and much more. 1:12: The sale of the Rockets and Morey’s gratitude to Leslie Alexander. 2:57: The...Show More
Patrick Beverley

33:33 | Aug 3rd, 2017

Clippers guard Patrick Beverley joins The Woj Pod to discuss his challenge with the Clippers, his years with Houston, why he wanted a trade from the Rockets, how the NBA has evolved on the court, summer free agency and why he thinks so many players d...Show More
D'Angelo Russell

31:30 | Jul 26th, 2017

Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell joins The Woj Pod to discuss his arrival with the Nets, his exit from the Lakers, the ups-and-downs of his brief L.A. career, Magic Johnson’s comments upon his departure and much, much more. 0:55: Being in Los ...Show More
Gordon Hayward

1:00:14 | Jul 24th, 2017

All-Star forward Gordon Hayward sits down with Adrian Wojnarowski for an exclusive and introspective study of the free agent process that led him to leave the Utah Jazz for the Boston Celtics.  Hayward goes into great detail about the meetings wit...Show More
Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer

33:29 | Jul 23rd, 2017

Clippers owner Steve Ballmer joins Adrian Wojnarowski for an extended SportsCenter interview on the Woj Pod. Ballmer discusses the departure of Chris Paul, the Clippers culpability in losing him and the decision to trade the All-Star guards for asset...Show More
Orlando Magic President Jeff Weltman

57:17 | Jul 14th, 2017

Orlando Magic President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman joins Adrian Wojnarowski to discuss the reshaping of the Magic franchise, the evolution of the GM position, growing up the son of two NBA executives, life in the locker room of the St. Lou...Show More
Paul George

28:20 | Jul 13th, 2017

In the entirety of its ESPN SportsCenter conversation, Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George sits down with Adrian Wojnarowski to discuss his future in OKC, partnership with Russell Westbrook, departure from Indiana, and the trade that never happene...Show More
Monty Williams joins Woj

48:00 | Jul 11th, 2017

Monty Williams joins Adrian Wojnarowski on the podcast to discuss his desire to become an NBA head coach again, the lessons learned working in the San Antonio front office this year, Tim Duncan, and lessons of empathy and patience learned in the wake...Show More
Jonathan Givony of Draft Express joins Woj

40:12 | Jun 21st, 2017

Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj to breakdown the Paul George trade market, Kristaps Porzingis, D'Angelo Russell's trade to Brooklyn and Thursday's NBA Draft.
Bonus Cast: Paul George

41:19 | Jun 19th, 2017

Front office insider Bobby Marks joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj for a Paul George special edition of the show. Bobby and Woj breakdown everything surrounding George's plan to leave the Pacers in free agency in 2018 and join the Los Angeles Laker...Show More
Bobby Marks joins Woj

1:00:58 | Jun 14th, 2017

Front-office insider Bobby Marks joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj to discuss the future of the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, the summer free agency class that includes Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Kyle Lowry, Gordon Hayward, the new...Show More
Quin Snyder joins Woj

55:11 | Jun 7th, 2017

Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj for a rare extended interview, touching on the revitalization of the Jazz franchise, the growth and pending free agency of All-Star Gordon Hayward, his own coaching comeback in the NBA a...Show More
Kings VP of Basketball Ops Scott Perry joins Woj

47:29 | Jun 2nd, 2017

Sacramento Kings Executive VP of Basketball Operations Scott Perry joins The Vertical with Woj to discuss his bold new assignment in to help reshape the franchise's fledgling front office, educating Vivek Ranadive on how ownership should support bask...Show More
Ice Cube joins Woj

39:07 | May 31st, 2017

The iconic Ice Cube joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj to discuss his new basketball venture, the Big 3, Allen Iverson's part in the league, the Warriors-Cavs Finals, the Lakers, LaVar and Lonzo Ball, NWA, and much, much more. 1:29: What fans ca...Show More
Gary Harris joins Woj

42:01 | May 17th, 2017

Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj to discuss his appearance at the NBA Draft Lottery, his emergence as one of the top young two-way guards in the NBA, why people underestimate Nikola Jokic, high school basketball in...Show More
Alvin Gentry joins Woj

48:25 | May 11th, 2017

New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj to discuss the future of the Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins partnership, Gregg Popovich and Mike D'Antoni, Press and Pete Maravich, growing up with Hall of Famer David Th...Show More
Frank Isola joins Woj

46:58 | May 5th, 2017

Frank Isola joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj for a fun visit on the dysfunction of the New York Knicks, Phil Jackson, Kristaps Porzingis, James Dolan, the late Glenn Frey’s fandom of Frank, NYC parking, the glory days of the Knicks beat in the 199...Show More
The Vertical's Michael Lee joins Woj on the NBA Playoffs

59:14 | May 3rd, 2017

Michael Lee of The Vertical joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj for an NBA playoffs edition. Michael and Woj breakdown the series’, including the epic Isaiah Thomas-John Wall matchup, the Warriors without Steve Kerr, how LeBron James’ breaks the s...Show More
Erik Spoelstra joins Woj

1:47:36 | Apr 28th, 2017

​Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra joins Adrian Wojnarowski for a visit on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. ​In a rare extended interview, Spoelstra goes into great detail on the Heat’s improbable regular season success, the Big Three era with Dwyane Wa...Show More
Karl-Anthony Towns joins Woj

36:49 | Apr 24th, 2017

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj to discuss his rapid rise to stardom, his national championship regret at Kentucky, giving up his chance to play USA Basketball to elevate the Dominican Republic nat...Show More
Brett Brown joins Woj

51:15 | Apr 12th, 2017

Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown joins Adrian Wojnarowski for a conversation on the rapid development of Joel Embiid, the elements of coaching that become more important to Brown as he gets older and how he's learned to work with new GM Bryan Col...Show More
CJ McCollum joins Woj

40:08 | Apr 7th, 2017

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum joined The Vertical Podcast with Woj. McCollum discussed his partnership with Damian Lillard, the challenges that comes with a $100M contract, his path from a small college to NBA stardom and much more. ...Show More
Dennis Lindsey joins Woj

1:20:40 | Apr 6th, 2017

Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj and discusses in great detail his franchise’s research into NBA data on how the league has officiated the franchise over the past few years. Lindsey offers a something r...Show More
Jeff Van Gundy and Tom Crean join Woj

1:06:52 | Mar 29th, 2017

Jeff Van Gundy and Tom Crean join Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast to discuss the pronounced and subtle differences between NBA and college coaching, including some great Bill Parcells, Dwyane Wade/LeBron James and Harbaugh brothers stories...Show More
Lakers GM Rob Pelinka joins Woj

28:16 | Mar 24th, 2017

​Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast. ​Pelinka lays out the franchise’s vision to rebuild the storied organization, including big-game hunting in free agency. Pelinka, who represented Kobe ...Show More
Ty Lue joins Woj

40:14 | Mar 22nd, 2017

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Ty Lue joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast to discuss the Cavaliers championship run, coaching LeBron James, learning the craft under Doc Rivers and his close relationship with Kevin Garnett. 2:13: The Cavs’ ...Show More
Derek Fisher joins Woj

49:25 | Mar 21st, 2017

Derek Fisher joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast for a candid visit on his tenure as New York Knicks coach --- and what’s next for him. ​Fisher detailed his relationship with Knicks president Phil Jackson, the triangle offense, the mist...Show More
NCAA Tournament and NBA Draft with Jonathan Givony

42:10 | Mar 15th, 2017

​Jonathan Givony of Draft Express joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj to break down the NCAA tournament’s potential impact on the 2017 NBA Draft. ​Givony and Woj offer some bracket tips before digging into UCLA’s Lonzo Ball, Duke’s Jayson Tatum, and...Show More
The MVP Race

1:02:21 | Mar 8th, 2017

​Michael Lee of The Vertical joins Adrian Wojnarowski to break down the MVP race (including Westbrook, Harden and Leonard) the impact of Kevin Durant on Steph Curry’s season in Golden State, the Coach and Executive of the Year races and much, much mo...Show More
Serge Ibaka joins Woj

52:10 | Mar 3rd, 2017

Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka visits with Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Ibaka talks about his arrival in Toronto as the potential missing piece on an Eastern Conference championship contender, the run in Oklahoma City wi...Show More
NBA Trade Deadline Podcast

41:01 | Feb 24th, 2017

Adrian Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks breakdown the deals of the NBA Trade Deadline, including the future of Paul George in Indiana, Jimmy Butler in Chicago and the Boston Celtics. Here are some key moments: 0:34: The Pacers holding on to George and...Show More
Inside the DeMarcus Cousins trade

36:45 | Feb 20th, 2017

Adrian Wojnarowski and Vertical front office insider Bobby Marks break down the DeMarcus Cousins trade in a bonus edition of The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Woj and Marks go inside the process and drama that led to Cousins trade from Sacramento to New...Show More
Ettore Messina joins Woj

50:53 | Feb 15th, 2017

San Antonio Spurs assistant Ettore Messina joins The Vertical Podcat with Woj. Messina, a legendary European coach, discusses what it’s like to work with Gregg Popovich and immerse himself into the unique Spurs culture. Messina talks about his year...Show More
Dwyane Wade joins Woj

58:35 | Feb 13th, 2017

Three-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade joins Adrian Wojnarowski for a probing hour of conversation on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Wade speaks with great candor on his split with Heat president Pat Riley, the building of the Big Three with LeBron Jam...Show More
Julius Randle joins Woj

48:00 | Feb 8th, 2017

Lakers forward Julius Randle joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Randle discusses the influences of Kobe Bryant and Metta World Peace on his young professional career, the intense scrutiny of life as a Kentucky Wildcat, Joh...Show More
Jerry Krause joins Woj

1:35:03 | Feb 1st, 2017

Legendary Chicago Bulls general manager Jerry Krause joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj for an extensive visit. ​Krause goes into great detail on the building of the Bulls dynasty, the genius and competitive will of Michael Jordan, MJ’s retirement ...Show More
Joe Dumars joins Woj

1:07:20 | Jan 25th, 2017

​Hall of Fame player and executive Joe Dumars joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast. ​In his first extended interview since leaving a 14-run as Detroit Pistons GM in April of 2014, Dumars goes deep into his championship run in the 2000’s,...Show More
Isaiah Thomas joins Woj

39:27 | Jan 18th, 2017

Boston Celtics All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas joins Woj on the Vertical Podcast to go inside his spectacular season, watching Patriots quarterback Tom Brady up close, his relationship with his childhood idol Allen Iverson, the NBA stars that he would p...Show More
Jerry Ferrara joins Woj

57:05 | Jan 11th, 2017

​Actor Jerry Ferrara joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast. ​Ferrara recounts his love of basketball and the New York Knicks, how the game intertwined in his character, “Turtle”, on the HBO show “Entourage” and his prolific history as an ...Show More
Nerlens Noel joins Woj

37:08 | Jan 9th, 2017

The Philadelphia 76ers Nerlens Noel joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Noel discusses his future in Philadelphia, his summer free agency, his thoughts about a possible trade and living through the embarrassment of the Sixers losing streaks and tan...Show More
John Hammond joins Woj

52:29 | Jan 4th, 2017

Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond joins the Vertical Podcast with Woj to discuss the drafting and development of Giannis Antetokounmpo, the modernizing of the Bucks franchise, his years under Joe Dumars building the Pistons championship te...Show More
Adrian Wojnarowski's Year in Podcasts

54:03 | Dec 28th, 2016

​Adrian Wojnarowski goes inside the 2016 roster of shows on The Vertical Podcast with Woj, telling behind-the-scenes stories on visits with the biggest names in the game as well as answers audience questions. ​From Adam Silver to Bob Myers, RC Bufor...Show More
Marc Gasol joins Woj

39:26 | Dec 21st, 2016

Memphis Grizzlies All-Star Marc Gasol joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Gasol and Woj break down the story of Gasol's improbable journey from an oveweight teenager into the best center in the world. All that and more on The Vertical Podcast with...Show More
David Fizdale joins Woj

54:50 | Dec 16th, 2016

Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Fizdale discusses his long journey, from the crossfire of growing up in South Central L.A., to fighting stereotypes often assigned to young African-American assistant coac...Show More
Bobby Marks joins Woj

49:51 | Dec 14th, 2016

Vertical Front Office Insider Bobby Marks joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj to breakdown the start of NBA trade season, including reporting on multiple teams plans and hopes to improve themselves and the players who could be on the move. Here are ...Show More
Luke Walton joins Woj

44:07 | Dec 8th, 2016

Lakers coach Luke Walton joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj to go inside his coaching influences, Golden State Warriors pedigree and hopes to turn the Lakers back into a destination for free agent stars. Here are some key moments: 2:30: Managing...Show More
Jamal Crawford joins Woj

50:13 | Nov 30th, 2016

Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford joined Adrian Wojnarowski for an entertaining visit on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Crawford talks about his incredible 17 year NBA journey, including stories that include Michael Jordan and Jay Z and Samu...Show More
Donnie Walsh joins Woj

1:06:38 | Nov 23rd, 2016

NBA legend Donnie Walsh joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj to cover one of this generation’s most accomplished basketball lives. From the building of the Pacers franchise around Reggie Miller to the challenges of navigating the New York Knicks und...Show More
Draymond Green joins Woj

51:31 | Nov 21st, 2016

Golden State Warriors All-Star Draymond Green delivers an illuminating visit on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Green and Adrian Wojnarowski discuss everything from Green’s personal quest to harness his professional and personal volatility, his rec...Show More
Seth Curry joins Woj

48:10 | Nov 16th, 2016

Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry visits The Vertical Podcast with Woj to discuss his jagged journey to the NBA, the blessings and burdens of life as MVP Steph Curry's younger brother, growing up playing ball with Muggsy Bogues and much, much more. ...Show More
Joel Embiid and Brett Brown join Woj

46:23 | Nov 11th, 2016

Philadelphia’s 76ers center Joel Embiid and coach Brett Brown join Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast for an extended conversation on the young star’s remarkable journey to prominence in the NBA. In one of his first extended interviews, Embi...Show More
Jonathan Givony joins Woj

36:14 | Nov 9th, 2016

DraftExpress' Jonathan Givony joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast with Woj to breakdown the early returns on the 2016 NBA rookie draft class, the top prospects for 2017 and the trends in players evaluation throughout league front offices...Show More
Luis Scola joins Woj

56:02 | Nov 2nd, 2016

Luis Scola of the Brooklyn Nets joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj for a fantastic visit centered around one of the unique global basketball careers of this era, including his Argentina national team partnership with Manu Ginobili, turning pro at 15...Show More
D'Angelo Russell joins Woj

45:05 | Oct 26th, 2016

Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell sits down with Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast to discuss life as the No. 2 overall pick, Luke Walton, Kobe Bryant, growing up as a Rajon Rondo fan in Louisville, playing with Ben Simmons in high s...Show More
Jerry West joins Woj

1:06:01 | Oct 19th, 2016

Jerry West joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj for an illuminating visit that ranges from Kevin Durant's recruitment to Wilt Chamberlain, the Showtime Lakers to Kobe-Shaq, to growing up in an abusive home in rural West Virginia. Here are some key mom...Show More
The Vertical Front Office Insider Bobby Marks joins Woj

41:31 | Oct 12th, 2016

Vertical front office insider Bobby Marks joins Woj to set the table on the 2017 summer free agent market including Chris Paul and Kyle Lowry, the latest on trade scenarios for Sacramento's Rudy Gay and much, much more on the cusp of the 2016-'17 sea...Show More
Tim Connelly & Michael Malone join The Vertical Podcast

56:42 | Oct 7th, 2016

Denver Nuggets GM Tim Connelly and coach Michael Malone join Adrian Wojnarowski on the The Vertical Podcast to take listeners inside the GM-coach dynamic in the NBA. Connelly and Malone take Woj inside the dynamic of how the working relationship wor...Show More
Kendrick Perkins joins Woj

1:02:02 | Sep 30th, 2016

Kendrick Perkins sits down with Woj for a candid conversation about wanting to bridge the personal divide between his ex-Oklahoma City Thunder teammates, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, the retirement of his mentor, Kevin Garnett and preparing fo...Show More
Patrick Beverley joins The Vertical Podcast

37:30 | Sep 28th, 2016

​Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley joins Adrian Wojnarowski for a powerful visit on the The Vertical Podcast with Woj. ​In a raw and emotional conversation, Beverley, one of the most intense and relentless players in the league, traces his fero...Show More
KG edition of The Vertical Podcast with Woj: Brian Scalabrine remembers Kevin Garnett

33:28 | Sep 23rd, 2016

In honor of Kevin Garnett's retirement, Brian Scalabrine joins the Vertical Podcast with Woj to take listeners inside his five years in Boston with KG, with stories on his influence, impact and unforgettable imprint on the NBA. Scalabrine details the...Show More
Bryan Colangelo joins The Vertical Podcast

1:06:57 | Sep 21st, 2016

Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. In a wide-ranging and insightful interview, Colangelo discusses everything from the Sixers rebuild to the pressur...Show More
Marques Johnson joins The Vertical Podcast

58:30 | Sep 14th, 2016

Five-time NBA All-Star and actor Marques Johnson joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast. Johnson finds context with race and sports in the modern time set against his days at UCLA in the mid-1970’s and experiences in the racially-divide...Show More
Nick DePaula, The Vertical's shoe insider.

34:25 | Sep 7th, 2016

On the cusp of the Basketball Hall of Fame inductions, Vertical shoe insider Nick DePaula joins Adrian Wojnarowski to explore the sneaker legacies of Allen Iverson, Shaquille O'Neal and Yao Ming. The three transcendent stars have fascinating and in...Show More
Guest host Kyle Lowry visits with Villanova coach Jay Wright

52:25 | Aug 31st, 2016

Toronto Raptors All-Star guard Kyle Lowry takes over as the guest host and sits down with his college coach, Villanova's Jay Wright, on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Lowry, a gold medalist for Team USA in the Rio Olympics, visits with Wright on th...Show More
Billy Donovan joins The Vertical Podcast

59:53 | Aug 26th, 2016

In his first extended interview since free agent Kevin Durant left for Golden State, Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan sat down with Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Donovan goes into detail on the circumstances around Durant’s ...Show More
Billy King joins The Vertical Podcast

59:58 | Aug 24th, 2016

On the doorstep of Allen Iverson’s enshrinement into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, former Philadelphia 76ers GM Billy King joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast to go inside the legendary guard’s persona and career. King delive...Show More
The Vertical's Michael Lee and best-selling author Mark Kriegel join The Vertical podcast.

57:46 | Aug 17th, 2016

The Vertical’s Michael Lee and best-selling author Mark Kriegel join Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast. From Rio, Lee discusses the issues surrounding Team USA and it’s uneven performance in these Olympic Games. Lee and Woj discuss why t...Show More
Rod Thorn joins The Vertical Podcast

1:17:49 | Aug 10th, 2016

NBA great Rod Thorn joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical podcast for a wide-open and engaging visit on his 50 years in pro basketball. Thorn tells an array of stories from his days as a tortured All-American in Jerry West’s shadow at West Vir...Show More
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist joins The Vertical Podcast

32:33 | Aug 3rd, 2016

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist visits with Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast. MKG discusses his journey from the No. 1-rated eighth grader in America to top Kentucky basketball recruit to the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft, ...Show More
Doc Rivers joins The Vertical Podcast

55:14 | Jul 28th, 2016

Los Angeles Clippers president and coach Doc Rivers joined Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. In a revealing hour, Rivers reaffirms the franchise’s commitment to Blake Griffin, goes inside the franchise’s recruitment of Kevin Dura...Show More
Chauncey Billups joins The Vertical Podcast

48:06 | Jul 27th, 2016

Five-time NBA All-Star Chauncey Billups joins Adrian Wojnarowski on the The Vertical Podcast with Woj. In a candid and far-reaching conversation, Billups discusses why he turned down the top assistant coaching job with the Orlando Magic this spri...Show More
Chris Carrino joins The Vertical Podcast

43:39 | Jul 20th, 2016

Brooklyn Nets radio play-by-play voice Chris Carrino and founder of the Chris Carrino Foundation for FSHD joined Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast. Carrino discusses the craft of radio play by play in the New York market and the evolution...Show More
Spurs GM RC Buford on Tim Duncan

32:55 | Jul 14th, 2016

In an emotional and nostalgic conversation, Spurs general manager RC Buford joins Adrian Wojnarowski to discuss the life, legacy and retirement of Tim Duncan. In his first interview since the retirement of Duncan on Monday, Buford, one of the arch...Show More
David Griffin joins The Vertical Podcast

1:02:33 | Jul 13th, 2016

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin joined Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast. In a wide-ranging discussion, Griffin discussed on the Cavs’ improbable championships comeback, LeBron James’ imprint on the team and the GM’s beli...Show More
Mike D'Antoni joins The Vertical Podcast

52:14 | Jul 12th, 2016

Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni joined Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast. D’Antoni goes deep on how he’s using his imagination to maximize James Harden’s talents, what he’s learned is most important in coaching the modern NBA supersta...Show More
Jeff Van Gundy returns to The Vertical Podcast

39:59 | Jul 6th, 2016

Jeff Van Gundy joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast to discuss the seismic Kevin Durant free agency move to the Golden State Warriors. Van Gundy and Woj talk about the impact on the Warriors, the NBA and the Thunder --- and what it sa...Show More
Inside the Kevin Durant Free Agency

56:39 | Jun 29th, 2016

The Vertical staff goes inside the Kevin Durant free agency process on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Adrian Wojnarowski visits with The Vertical’s Michael Lee, Bobby Marks and Nick DePaula to explore the Oklahoma City superstar’s free agency proce...Show More
Ryan McDonough joins The Vertical Podcast

57:52 | Jun 28th, 2016

Phoenix Suns GM Ryan McDonough joins The Vertical Podcast with Adrian Wojnarowski. McDonough discusses the behind-the-scenes of the draft-day trade that brought Dragan Bender and Marquise Chriss to the Suns, how he can sell the Suns as a free age...Show More
BREAKING NEWS: Derrick Rose Traded to Knicks

24:54 | Jun 22nd, 2016

Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania of the Vertical discuss the breaking news surrounding the Chicago Bulls trade of Derrick Rose the New York Knicks. Woj and Shams break down the impact of the Rose era in Chicago, and discuss whether the Knick...Show More
Jonathan Givony joins The Vertical Podcast

40:20 | Jun 22nd, 2016

Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast to breakdown Thursday’s NBA Draft. Givony and Woj discuss possible trade scenarios and draft picks as they could unfold Thursday night in Brooklyn – from the lottery ...Show More
Kris Dunn joins The Vertical Podcast

40:05 | Jun 20th, 2016

Providence guard Kris Dunn – one of the top picks in the 2016 NBA Draft – joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast. Dunn and Woj discuss Dunn’s harrowing journey from a young child conspiring with his brother to evade child services and li...Show More
Sam Presti joins The Vertical Podcast

1:22:15 | Jun 15th, 2016

Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti joins Adrian Wojnarowski in studio for an illuminating visit on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. In perhaps the most in-depth interview of Presti’s executive career, he discusses the Thunder’s vision and hopes...Show More
Daryl Morey joins The Vertical Podcast

58:37 | Jun 8th, 2016

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Morey discusses the hiring of Mike D’Antoni and the reason Jeff Van Gundy never received a formal interview for the coaching job, the future of the Dwight ...Show More
Bob Myers joins The Vertical Podcast

42:01 | Jun 1st, 2016

Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers joins Adrian Wojnarowski on the the Vertical Podcast with Woj. In the aftermath of the Warriors historic comeback in the Western Conference Finals. Myers discusses the inner-workings of the fr...Show More
Chris Herren joins The Vertical Podcast

1:12:13 | May 25th, 2016

Chris Herren joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. In a moving and compelling interview, Herren details how basketball stardom – including three years in the NBA – spiraled into a drug addiction that thrust him and his family ...Show More
Kenny Atkinson joins The Vertical Podcast

48:06 | May 18th, 2016

Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast. Atkinson details the challenge of taking over the rebuilding Nets and the emotion of retuning to his New York roots for his first head coaching opportunity in th...Show More
Kenyon Martin joins The Vertical Podcast

55:55 | May 11th, 2016

Kenyon Martin – 15 year NBA pro and the No. 1 overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft – joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast with Woj for a brutally honest and wildly entertaining hour. Martin holds back nothing on his career in the NBA – in...Show More
Austin Rivers joins The Vertical Podcast

37:45 | May 6th, 2016

An emotional and candid Austin Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Rivers details his dramatic performance with an swollen and bloody eye in Game 6 of the Western Conference quarterfinal ag...Show More
Jeff Bower joins The Vertical Podcast

42:38 | May 4th, 2016

Detroit general manager Jeff Bower joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Bower discusses the Pistons resurgence and return to the playoffs, executing the vision of coach and president Stan Van Gundy and the franchise’s ...Show More
Harvey Araton joins The Vertical Podcast

1:05:34 | Apr 27th, 2016

Best-selling author and New York Times writer Harvey Araton joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Araton discusses the his long-standing relationship and perspective on Knicks president Phil Jackson and his evolution into the ro...Show More
Terry Porter joins The Vertical Podcast

58:25 | Apr 20th, 2016

Terry Porter, the new men’s basketball coach at the University of Portland and a 17-year NBA guard, joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Porter discusses the challenge of taking on a college coaching job in the West Coast Confe...Show More
Ricky Rubio joins The Vertical Podcast

33:47 | Apr 13th, 2016

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio visits with Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Rubio talks about life as a teenage phenom in the Spanish professional leagues, the influence of Pistol Pete Maravich on his game, the struggle...Show More
Joe Ingles joins The Vertical Podcast

58:12 | Apr 6th, 2016

Australian journeyman Joe Ingles of the Utah Jazz joins Adrian Wojnarowski on the Vertical Podcast with Woj. Ingles is one of the NBA’s most entertaining characters, an everyman from Down Under who beat long odds to find staying power in the NBA. In...Show More
Patrick Ewing joins The Vertical Podcast

56:11 | Mar 30th, 2016

Hall of Fame center and Charlotte Hornets associate head coach Patrick Ewing joins Adrian Wojnarowski for a revealing sit-down interview on The Vertical Podcast. Ewing makes his case for his preparedness to become a head coach in the NBA, an opportu...Show More
Joey Crawford joins The Vertical Podcast & The VPI with Nick DePaula

1:05:21 | Mar 28th, 2016

Legendary NBA referee Joey Crawford sits down for an illuminating and emotional visit with Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Crawford, who is retiring after 39 seasons, discusses how counseling saved his professional career and ch...Show More
Bill Walton joins The Vertical Podcast

48:27 | Mar 23rd, 2016

Hall of Fame center Bill Walton joined The Vertical Podcast with Woj in a wide-ranging discussion on his life and basketball career. Walton, who recently authored his memoir, “Back From The Dead,” discusses how close he came to committing suicide be...Show More
Michele Roberts, the NBPA Executive Director, joins The Vertical Podcast

51:28 | Mar 16th, 2016

Michele Roberts, the National Basketball Players Association Executive Director, joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Roberts discusses her role leading the Players Association in talks with the NBA on a new collective bargaini...Show More
Manu Ginobili joins The Vertical Podcast

56:38 | Mar 9th, 2016

San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili joins Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical Podcast with Woj for a candid and emotional conversation about his historic basketball career. In nearly an hour of riveting conversation, Ginobili offers a moving and detailed win...Show More
Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors joins The Vertical Podcast & The VPI with Tom Crean

1:05:17 | Mar 8th, 2016

Golden State Warriors All-Star guard Klay Thompson and joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Thompson discusses everything from his partnership with MVP Steph Curry, the culture of character and work within the Warriors, the cir...Show More
Portland Trail Blazers Coach Terry Stotts joins The Vertical Podcast

57:12 | Mar 2nd, 2016

Terry Stotts, coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Stotts, the Western Conference coach of the month for February, discusses everything from the Blazers improbable season, to his journey through the basketball mi...Show More
Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks & NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum joins The Vertical Podcast

52:47 | Feb 24th, 2016

In his first extended interview as the new Brooklyn Nets general manager, Sean Marks sits down with Adrian Wojnarowski on the Vertical Podcast with Woj. Marks lays out his vision for the monumental challenge awaiting him with the fledgling Nets. Mar...Show More
The Vertical NBA Trade Deadline Special

1:22:57 | Feb 19th, 2016

It wasn’t the wild trade deadline many hoped for, but there were still plenty of deals to talk about, and a few that didn’t happen to dissect. Join Woj, Chris Mannix, Bobby Marks and Brian Scalabrine for The Vertical NBA Trade Deadline Special.
The Vertical Podcast Front Office Roundtable

1:03:48 | Feb 17th, 2016

Three NBA front office executives join Adrian Wojnarowski for a trade deadline discussion on the Vertical Podcast with Woj. Golden State Warriors assistant general manager Kirk Lacob, Houston Rockets Vice President of Basketball Operations Gersson R...Show More
Sonny Vaccaro joins The Vertical Podcast

1:33:38 | Feb 17th, 2016

Legendary shoe executive and basketball business trailblazer Sonny Vaccaro sat down with Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Over his career at Nike and Adidas, Vaccaro is responsible for creating the modern shoe endorsement deal, d...Show More
Yao Ming & his agent Bill Duffy join The Vertical Podcast

39:34 | Feb 13th, 2016

Yao Ming, one of the seminal figures in modern basketball history, joins Adrian Wojnarowski for a fascinating interview on the Vertical Podcast with Woj. Yao’s agent, Bill Duffy, joins the conversation to share context on Yao’s complicated and histo...Show More
Toronto Raptors Coach Dwane Casey joins The Vertical Podcast

1:13:50 | Feb 12th, 2016

Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey joins Adrian Wojnarowski for an All-Star Weekend edition of the The Vertical Podcast with Woj . In a wide-ranging and candid interview, Casey discusses everything from coaching the contending Raptors to growing up i...Show More
Jeff Van Gundy joins The Vertical Podcast

46:54 | Feb 10th, 2016

Ex-Houston Rockets and New York Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast with Woj this week. Van Gundy talks candidly about his potential interest in returning to the NBA as a head coach again, including the kinds...Show More
Brian Scalabrine & Nick DePaula join The Vertical Podcast

58:33 | Feb 3rd, 2016

Brian Scalabrine visits with Adrian Wojnarowski in the New York studio for the The Vertical Podcast with Woj. With a lot of laughs, Scalabrine discusses the details around Golden State coach Mark Jackson dismissing him as an assistant coach, thinkin...Show More
J.J. Redick joins The Vertical Podcast & The VPI with Chris Mannix

56:20 | Jan 27th, 2016

Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick joins Adrian Wojnarowski on the Vertical Podcast in New York. Redick has a candid conversation with Woj, touching on the routines that have turned him into an elite NBA shooter, Stan Van Gundy’s impact on his c...Show More
Former NBA Player & Coach Vinny Del Negro joins The Vertical Podcast

40:30 | Jan 22nd, 2016

Former Los Angeles Clippers and Chicago Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro sits down with Adrian Wojnarowski in studio on the Vertical Podcast. Del Negro and Woj cover fertile territory, including Del Negro’s contentious relationship with Bulls management ...Show More
76ers Coach Brett Brown & The Vertical Podcast Insider with Danilo Gallinari of the Denver Nuggets

1:17:35 | Jan 20th, 2016

Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown spends an engaging hour in studio with Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast. Brown speaks with tremendous candor on his most trying times overseeing the Sixers tanking and rebuilding process and offers rare...Show More
Kyrie Irving joins The Vertical Podcast

38:15 | Jan 14th, 2016

In his most revealing interview since breaking his kneecap in Game 1 of the NBA Finals in June, the Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving sits down with Adrian Wojnarowski for a telling conversation on The Vertical Podcast. Across nearly 4...Show More
Trail Blazers GM Neil Olshey joins The Vertical Podcast & The VPI with Bobby Marks

1:34:03 | Jan 13th, 2016

Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey drops into the Vertical Podcast to visit with Adrian Wojnarowski for an illuminating, wide-ranging conversation. Olshey, one of the NBA’s elite front office executives, discusses everything from the...Show More
Raptors President & GM Masai Ujiri joins The Vertical Podcast

44:49 | Jan 7th, 2016

Toronto Raptors president and general manager Masai Ujiri joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast in the New York City studios. Ujiri, the 2013 NBA Executive of the Year, engages with Woj in a candid, wide-ranging conversation that includes...Show More
Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas & DraftExpress.com's Jonathan Givony of The Vertical join The Vertical Podcast

1:04:10 | Jan 6th, 2016

The Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas, one of the NBA’s most charismatic and talented young guards, joins Adrian Wojnarowski in studio on the Vertical Podcast. In a candid, wide-ranging interview Thomas delves into the drive it took to reach the NBA as a...Show More
Pistons guard Reggie Jackson & Houston Rockets Interim Coach J.B. Bickerstaff join The Vertical Podcast

1:01:51 | Dec 30th, 2015

Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson joins the Vertical Podcast and talks candidly about everything from his arrival as an $80 million cornerstone player to the what if’s of a Kevin Durant-Russell Westbrook-James Harden dynasty that never materialize...Show More
Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers joins The Vertical Podcast

1:06:53 | Dec 23rd, 2015

Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers, the 2015 NBA Executive of the year and architect of the defending champions, joins Vertical editor Adrian Wojnarowski on the Vertical Podcast. The Vertical website, the web hub for NBA news, informatio...Show More
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver joins The Vertical Podcast

28:21 | Dec 16th, 2015

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver joins Woj in the inaugural podcast to discuss the latest drama surrounding Rajon Rondo.