“48 Minutes” is a comprehensive podcast featuring discussion and analysis of the biggest NBA stories. Former NBA assistant coach Ross Geiger leads a trio of ho...
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NBA Coach of the Year Mike Brown visits 48 Minutes
0:00 ... Opening Animation, Hello, and Welcome
0:16 ... BetOnLine live commercial read
1:15 ... Bruce introduces special guest Mike Brown of the Sacramento Kings
1:54 ... Bruce asks Mike what the staff is focusing on as we head into the new season and physicality is at the top of the list
3:38 ... World B asks Mike about the special relationship between the Kings team and their very passionate fan base in Sacramento and Mike explains how tight and authentic those connections are
5:50 ... Ross asks Mike about the viral clip from last year's training camp where Mike sprinted down the court demanded that his team "turn on the jets." Mike then tells a funny story about how it spontaneously went down and how he worried about hurting himself after he took off.
9:08 ... Bruce asks Mike if his philosophy changed regarding the balance between offense and defense during his time as Steve Kerr's assistant in Golden State and Mike explained how Steve's philosophy rubbed off on him.
12:22 ... Ross asks Mike about the addition of Euroleague MVP Sasha Vezenkov, who Mike praises as one of the best shooters he has seen.
14:02 ... World B asks Mike if there were any players on the Kings roster who surprised him last season and he singled out Kevin Huerter, Malik Monk, and had high praise for several other players like De'Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis.
17:54 ... Ross asks about the importance of two nationally televised games from last season that the Kings won. Mike responds that winning those games really was huge for the team's psyche because it showed that the organization had something really good going on and boosted the prestige of their players.
20:21 ... Bruce asks Mike about being hired by Gregg Popovich as an assistant coach for the Spurs in 2000. Mike tells the story of how Pop wasn't sure if he was ready to sit in the front row on the bench but was soon convinced that he was and what convinced Pop that he was.
22:48 ... Bruce asks Mike how coaching LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry, and Tim Duncan made him a better coach and Mike explains what they all taught him.
24:47 ... Ross thanks Mike for joining us and before Mike says goodbye, he asks Ross a funny question about "turning on the jets."
25:46... Closing animation
Giannis Antetokounmpo: A Deeper Dive
0:00 ... Hello and Welcome ... Ross introduces the panel ... teases our content
0:28 ... Bet OnLine live commercial read
1:15 ... Opening discussion on Giannis and how his presence has set off an avalanche of attention for the show ...
1:30 ... Bruce credits Ross for getting Giannis ... Reaction to seeing ourselves on ESPN's NBA Today
2:12 ... Giannis made news on the show, especially about his future in Milwaukee ...
2:48 ... World B's reaction to the passion that Giannis showed in answering our questions ... lots of fans in Milwaukee are feeling a bit nervous
3:43 ... Bruce discusses how much civic pride the city of Milwaukee has for Giannis and how he is recognizable around the world as a "one name" person ... and while he'd like to stay in Milwaukee if the team is competitive, he does have options. Ross chimes in on the reasons he feels Giannis and Milwaukee are a good fit.
5:53 ... World B sizes up the Bucks situation, singling out Jrue Holiday and the other veterans and understands that their championship window won't stay open indefinitely.
6:50 ... Ross tees up a discussion of Giannis' comments about the NBA champion not being the "World Champion." This was a very controversial take by Giannis and we examine the pros and cons of his position.
8:50 ... Bruce feels the American fans and the International fans are clearly divided on the topic. There are other leagues around the world that could lay claim to calling themselves "World Champions," but don't.
10:12 ... Ross points out that Giannis never speaks without thinking first and Ross agrees with him on the issue, even though he was previously on the fence.
10:59 ... World B agrees that part of the issue is the American fans' attitude and he points out that it's now up to the US to send a team to the Olympics to back up the boasting.
11:38 ... Hakeem Olajuwon discussion and why Giannis has always been Bruce's "Hakeem 2.0" Giannis also broke the news that he'd be working out with Hakeem before the season starts, which resonated "big time" around the hoop world.
13:41 ... World B on the excitement in Milwaukee over the Hakeem/Giannis future workout
14:15 ... Ross on comments from fans ... we love them ... keep them coming
14:48 ... Thoughts on the growth of our listeners from around the globe ...
16:22 ... Ross expresses his feeling that helping hoop fans get to know Giannis through this show has been gratifying for him.
17:10 ... Next week's guest will be Mike Brown, the head coach of the Sacramento Kings and we examine some of his accomplishments and why he is such a winning individual. Everyone discusses what they hope to learn from Coach Brown.
23:41 ... Ross asks for listeners to send us questions ... Bruce and World B share their social media handles for listeners questions and Ross adds his at the end.
26:30 ... Bye and see y'all next time
Giannis Antetokounmpo Unplugged: His Podcast Debut
01:07 Ross introduces special guest Giannis Antetokounmpo
01:45 Giannis confirms this is the very first podcast he’s ever done
02:39 Ross asks Giannis to discuss what he remembers from an all-time moment they shared driving through a Milwaukee blizzard together
04:59 Giannis on Comparisons to Hakeem Olajuwon
06:37 Giannis shares why he does not workout with other active NBA players in the offseason & details his upcoming trip to go workout with Hakeem before the upcoming season
08:33 Which part of Giannis’s personality is Greek & which part of his personality is Nigerian?
10:04 Giannis chimes in & provides his stance on Noah Lyles’s recent NBA “World Champion” comments
14:05 Why are all the best NBA Bigs International Players?
16:01 Giannis on Victor Wembanyama
20:20 How much has last year’s First Round Loss to the Miami Heat motivated Giannis this Summer
22:42 Giannis on whether he sees himself playing the rest of his career with the Milwaukee Bucks
27:41 Does Giannis dream of owning an NBA franchise in the future?
31:46 Word Association with the Greek Freak
34:31 Ross makes a promise & proposes a long overdue challenge to Giannis: Pool, Pickleball, & Around the World. Who wins?
37:17 Ross throws out a ladder joke. Giannis shares the full story on the ladder incident in Philadelphia
42:03 Show closes with a reminder that next week our special guest is the NBA’s Coach of the Year Mike Brown of the Sacramento Kings
NBA Team Over/Unders: A dive into the Projected Risers & Fallers for Regular Season Wins according to Vegas!
01:14 Bruce talks about his recent trip to U.S. Open Tennis Championship & the really cool NBA connection
03:19 World B shares his thoughts on Noah Lyles comments NBA Champions being considered World Champions
05:15 Ross discusses the significance behind the Kings recent signing of JaVale McGee
06:45 Projected risers for NBA Regular Season Wins according to the Vegas Sportsbook
7:10 Dallas Mavericks
8:59 Detroit Pistons
11:27 Houston Rockets
13:58 Indiana Pacers
16:30 LA Lakers
18:53 OKC Thunder
21:55 Orlando Magic
24:46 Phoenix Suns
27:37 San Antonio Spurs
30:32 Projected fallers for NBA Regular Season Wins according to the Vegas Sportsbook
30:45 Boston Celtics
33:02 Cleveland Cavaliers
36:00 Memphis Grizzlies
38:36 Milwaukee Bucks
41:14 New York Knicks
44:47 Philadelphia 76ers
47:10 Sacramento Kings
50:02 Utah Jazz
52:34 Washington Wizards
55:02 The crew give their final group thoughts on Team USA recent loss in the FIBA Tournament
Marc Kestecher of ESPN Radio joins 48 Minutes
0:00 ... Ross Geiger welcomes everyone to the show
1:04 ... Ross live commercial read for Bet Online
1:38 ... Bruce Bernstein introduces our special guest Marc Kestecher, the Voice of the NBA on ESPN Radio
2:34 ... Marc tells the story of how he first came into contact with Bruce at the 2006 NBA All Star Game in Houston and how their friendship almost ended before it even began.
3:40 ... Marc will celebrate his 25th year at ESPN in 2024 and he explains how he almost gave up on doing "play by play" but ESPN Radio showed confidence in him and the rest is history.
6:02 ... Marc called games from the Orlando Bubble in 2020 and shares some stories of life in the bubble, including bonding with fellow broadcasters when they were allowed to interact outside of the quarantine area.
8:02 ... Marc discusses his experiences working with Doris Burke and how she is a trail blazer, is able to multitask while doing a live game, and talking with the producer in between her comments.
10:27 ... Marc's broadcast partner PJ Carlesimo famously organizes postgame meals on the road, sometimes pulling off what would be impossible for mere mortals but is routine for PJ.
14:54 ... Marc marvels at the incredible energy of ESPN Radio analyst and Hall of Famer Hubie Brown, who is close to 90 years old but still on top of his game.
18:30 ... Marc will be calling college football games before NBA season starts and he is very excited to be calling the top 10 matchup between Florida State and LSU over Labor Day weekend.
20:18 ... The FIBA World Championships are underway in the Phillipines and the crew discusses which players are setting themselves up for breakout seasons after performing well in the tournament.
22:54 ... Team USA head coach Steve Kerr has done a great job managing the frustration of players who wish they could have a bigger role in the tournament.
25:06 ... Anthony Edwards of the Timberwolves and Paolo Banchero are growing really quickly as a result of their FIBA experiences and Marc is really excited about Banchero and also how the Wolves will be impacted by an improved Edwards.
28:17 ... Our Two-a-Days begin with an examination of the Denver Nuggets. We react to Track & Field star Noah Lyles' weird comment on how the Nuggets should not be called "World Champions" because they're "United States Champions."
30:08 ... The Nuggets have had a very quiet off season, but have they improved the roster enough to repeat? The team will miss Bruce Brown, but Christian Braun should be ready to expand his role. And Marc feels that Reggie Jackson will have a bigger role. But the Nuggets don't need to win 65 games to be in position to repeat as champs.
34:21 ... Nikola Jokic is 28 years old and many players are at their best between the ages of 28-32, so is it possible we haven't even seen the best of Jokic? Joker loves talking about his teammates, so the thought of him actually improving is downright scary.
36:32 ... Our "Two-a-Days" continue with a discussion of the Boston Celtics and whether Kristaps Porzingis will make the team better and how he will fit in with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Marc really likes the new assistant coaches on Joe Mazzulla's staff.
39:39 ... Will Jaylen Brown's huge new contract mean that he faces more pressure than any other NBA player next season?
41:23 ... Ross wonders if Porzingis and Robert Williams III will play significant minutes together next season.
42:27 ... Marc expects the Celtics will miss Marcus Smart a lot, but Malcolm Brogdon and Derrick White are very capable in their roles.
43:46 ... Mailbag Time! "Who will be traded first: James Harden or Damian Lillard?" Marc and Ross say Harden and Bruce says Lillard because "we know at least one team is interested in Dame."
45:05 ... The crew responds to a question about the new NBA Midseason Tournament and whether it will be successful.
49:38 ... Bruce joked that Pacman Jones was the MVP of the 2007 NBA All Star Game when it was in Las Vegas because he had a "big" weekend back then. Marc tells a story about how he took his family to Vegas that year and his wife never wants to go back!
50:10 ... The guys answer a listener's question about which NBA players will take a big leap forward as a result of their involvement in the FIBA Tournament. Marc and Bruce singled out Paolo Banchero and Austin Reaves while Ross chose Walker Kessler of the Jazz.
53:28 ... Marc shares his social media handles if anyone wants to follow him on X-Twitter.
54:10 ... Ross says goodbye
“48 Minutes” is a comprehensive podcast featuring discussion and analysis of the biggest NBA stories. Former NBA assistant coach Ross Geiger leads a trio of hoop junkies who offer insight, analysis, and perspective about the game and the culture surrounding it. Ross is joined by Emmy Award winning producer Bruce Bernstein, who spent more than 30 years covering the league at ESPN and research expert Michael Freer, whose information is used by many NBA announcers in their game coverage. Listeners to “48 Minutes” will arm themselves with the kind of hoop knowledge that will help them make intelligent wagers while becoming “Watercooler Legends.”