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Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
50 minutes | 5 hours ago
Chris Forsberg Interview: What's Next For Brad Stevens & The Celtics?
NBC Sports Boston's Chris Forsberg chimes in on what went wrong with the 2020-21 Celtics. Will Boston consider firing Brad Stevens or Danny Ainge? Chris joins Bob & Jeff as the three explore options, make predictions and explain why the Celtics were so underwhelming 0:50: Forsberg's Bob Ryan story 2:52: Jaylen Brown's injury & future 4:53: Why Goodman says Celtics should still trade Jaylen Brown for Bradley Beal 7:00: Are the Celtics the most disappointing team of the 2020-21 NBA season? 8:32: Who sits atop of the Celtics blame game? 13:41: Why Goodman wants kind of wants Brad Stevens out of Boston 17:06: Why Chris believes Celtics need better coaching 21:26: Bob on what could have salvaged the Celtics' season 23:35: Do Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown even like playing together? 25:40: Could the Celtics trade Brad Stevens to the Pacers? 28:33: How realistically close were the Celtics to making it to the NBA Finals in 2020? 30:28: Is Bradley Beal a better fit next to Jayson Tatum than Jaylen Brown? 34:06: Steph Curry's incredible season with the Warriors 36:38: Is it time for the Celtics to tank the season away? 43:26: Could Danny Ainge decide to walk out on the Celtics?
44 minutes | 6 days ago
Are The Lakers in Trouble? + Russell Westbrook's Triple-Doubles
Will LeBron James and the Lakers partake in the NBA's Play-In Tournament & is Brad Stevens or Jaylen Brown leaving the Celtics a foregone conclusion? Jeff explains and Bob delivers his take on Russell Westbrook chasing triple-doubles 0:44: Do you support the Celtics' decision to retire Kevin Garnett's number? 3:39: Russell Westbrook stacking up triple-doubles 8:48: How does Russell Westbrook's triple-doubles compare to Oscar Robertson? 12:50: Bob Ryan's story from his days of moonlighting the Celtics on the road 17:33: Why Russell Westbrook will never quite get the respect that he deserves 19:11: Would Bradley Beal be a better sidekick for Jayson Tatum than Jaylen Brown? 20:33: The Celtics have to make a decision; either Brad Stevens is out or you trade Jaylen Brown 22:54: Derrick Rose's renaissance season & the Knicks 25:40: What is James Dolan doing? 28:24: LeBron James' opinion on the NBA's new Play-In Tournament 30:09: Are the Lakers in trouble? 32:44: The Udonis Haslem situation 36:00: Kyrie Irving's fined & are the Nets still the villains of the NBA? 41:00: Who Jeff predicts to be the next NCAA head coach to head to the NBA
40 minutes | 15 days ago
Are Lakers Still The Favorites? & Kevin Love Has Checked Out
Should Los Angeles be concerned over LeBron James' health and are the Lakers still favorites to win the West? Also, Kevin Love's odd behavior in Cleveland. What should happen to Love and the Cavs? 0:40: The sudden, tragic death of Terrence Clarke 5:12: Goodman's Terrence Clarke story at Brewster 7:20: Devin Booker & Chris Paul are cooking. When do we start calling the Suns title-contenders? 12:04: How Chris Paul's influence is making a big difference in Phoenix but how will this one end? 14:15: LeBron James is still out. Should we be worried? 20:45: How vulnerable are the Lakers and where do the Jazz & Clippers fit in all of this? 22:42: Bob Ryan's NBA Eastern Conference Power Rankings 27:30: NCAA's transfer pool 35:20: Reactions to Kevin Love's actions in Cleveland 38:08: Jeff Goodman's interesting Kevin Love story
48 minutes | 21 days ago
Are The Knicks Legit? & Brad Stevens Recommits To Boston
Bob & Jeff discuss New York's incredible winning streak and how Tom Thibodeau is an early candidate for Coach of the Year honors but can the Knicks win a playoff series this year? Also, Brad Stevens "recommits" and addresses the rumored offer to return to NCAA. How long is Stevens' "window" in Boston? 0:52: Was Brad Stevens ever considering leaving the Celtics? 3:15: How long will the Celtics stick with Brad Stevens? 5:43: Steph Curry's absurd stretch of games 9:04: Curry's influence on the game of basketball 10:26: Where does Steph Curry rank amongst the greatest NBA players of all time? 13:30: Top 10 all-time greatest NBA players? 19:24: James Harden sidelined, can the Nets finish strong? 23:04: Tom Thibodeau turning the Knicks around this season 27:10: Can the Knicks now lure a top-tier free agent? 31:48: Should the Knicks target Karl-Anthony Towns? 34:44: Bob Ryan's unique eye-popping NBA stat
40 minutes | a month ago
NCAA Transfer Rule Change & Are The Celtics Back?
Bob & Jeff discuss NCAA's game-changing transfer rule change and what it means for the future. Also, the Knicks are hanging around while Jayson Tatum and the Celtics are rolling but can they keep this going? 1:17: 2021 NCAA men's basketball transfers 5:12: Kevin Ollie's new league and other new opportunities for student-athletes 9:35: Cade Cunningham's situation compared to others 11:30: Jamal Murray's injury & the Nuggets postseason run 17:05: Are we destined to see a Nets Vs. Sixers Eastern Conference Finals? 20:00: Are the Celtics back? 21:15: How important Kemba Walker will be for Boston in the playoffs 23:03: Can Robert Williams compete with Joel Embiid & other top NBA teams? 25:50: How shockingly good are the New York Knicks? 30:00: Zion Williamson going off/Why are the Pelicans not better?32:50: Do we believe that Anthony Edwards has never heard of Alex Rodriguez?
34 minutes | a month ago
How Baylor Beat Gonzaga In The NCAA Championship
Bob & Jeff break down Baylor upsetting Gonzaga, Roy Williams' replacement, and much more in this new episode
30 minutes | a month ago
Final Four Preview: Is Gonzaga Destined To Win It All?
Bob & Jeff preview this week's NCAA Final Four games. Will Gonzaga advance and which underdog team should we look out for? Also, UCLA's upset and much more 1:23: UCLA upsets Michigan to advance to the Final Four 3:43: The Mick Cronin factor/story that led him to UCLA 7:13: Is Gonzaga destined to win it all? 12:00: Who Bob Ryan sees as a "young Pau Gasol" 17:23: The pep talk that fueled Gonzaga's Jalen Suggs 24:24: Is Jalen Suggs a No. 1 pick? 26:40: Final Four predictions
40 minutes | 2 months ago
NBA Trade Deadline Winners & NCAA Sweet 16
Bob & Jeff breakdown one of the biggest trade deadlines in NBA history but which team was the grandest winner of them all? They discuss and get you ready for NCAA's Sweet 16 0:57: Was Lonzo Ball the second-biggest non-trade at the NBA deadline? 2:15: Does Victor Oladipo give the Heat closer to Brooklyn & Philly in the east? 4:50: How good are the Bulls after acquiring Nikola Vucevic? 8:50: How good is Aaron Gordon? 10:32: Rajon Rondo is heading to his seventh team since the Celtics; what does it say about the player? 16:03: Norman Powell is on the move 20:38: March Madness: Will the Final Four crowds suffice? 23:00: What are you most looking forward to in the Sweet 16?30:50: Why Oregon caught Bob's eye 36:00: Are you giving Creighton a chance?
42 minutes | 2 months ago
Brad Stevens' Future In Boston + NCAA March Madness
Is there a realistic chance we see a split between Brad Stevens and the Celtics? Bob & Jeff discuss. Also, they preview the NCAA Basketball tournament, comb through its storylines and make their predictions 2:20: Is Brad Stevens leaving the Celtics? 5:58: Potential candidate for the coaching job at Indiana University 10:41: Goodman's update live from Indy for the NCAA Tournament 12:50: Is Mick Cronin the answer at UCLA? 14:57: NCAA officials' COVID-19 story 19:35: What's the storyline you're most looking forward to in this year's NCAA tournament? 24:08: Goodman's arriving at Indy to cover the NCAA tournament story 28:22: Final Four predictions 30:52: King of the East; the Nets or the 76ers? 35:46: Not feeling good about the Celtics
34 minutes | 2 months ago
What Should Happen To Meyers Leonard? + The Fate Of Duke & NCAA Basketball
Bob & Jeff react to Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard for using an anti-Semitic slur, the Nets signing Blake Griffin, and the breaking news from Duke & NCAA men's basketball
40 minutes | 2 months ago
Should Celtics Look Into Trading Jaylen Brown?
Jeff explains why the Celtics should look into trading Jaylen Brown, his favorite options for Boston as the trade deadline approaches, and Bob makes an interesting Robert Williams suggestion. Also, two big NCAA topics and much more 0:57: Celtics should look into trading Jaylen Brown 2:50: Who moves up in the Celtics' depth chart if Jaylen Brown is on his way out? 6:56: JJ Reddick is a viable option for Boston 11:16: Goodman's NBA player sources say Celtics should stand pat 13:30: Anonymous NBA players react to a potential Brad Stevens firing 18:20: Bob's epic rant over All-Star Weekend 21:15: If you're LeBron, who are you taking at no. 1 in the All-Star Draft? 26:25: Greg McDermott's "plantation" remark & the backlash 31:18: Jim Boeheim's "5-foot-2" comment towards a reporter
39 minutes | 3 months ago
The Celtics Downfall: Who's Most At Fault? & NBA All Star Snubs
What's gone terribly wrong with the Celtics and is the season salvageable? Bob & Jeff Discuss. Also, NBA All-Star selections were announced; who was snubbed? & NCAA March Madness is back. 1:03: How Jeff stumped Danny Ainge 3:00: The Celtics & Knicks are currently tied; whose fault is this 6:40: Who's going to lead? The Celtics don't have anyone who's led by example 9:10: Celtics fans zeroing in on Brad Stevens; he's in the hot seat 12:50: The Utah Jazz's domination; how long can they keep this up? 17:15: LaMelo Ball's thriving in Charlotte; reputation's through the roof 20:15: Gordon Hayward's health with the Hornets and what is his value now compared to what it was in the offseason? 23:31: 2021 NBA All-Star Game snubs 27:45: Jeff's heading to NCAA March Madness 35:40: Who's going to be the new head coach for men's basketball at Boston College?
44 minutes | 3 months ago
Jay King Interview: How Can The Celtics Rewrite The Ship Or Is It Too Late?
The Athletic's Jay King checks in to talk about the struggling Celtics, how Danny Ainge can repair the roster and how much blame does Brad Stevens truly deserves for this 2:08: What's the Celtics' biggest issue? 7:00: How high is Robert Williams' ceiling? 10:04: Do the Celtics miss Gordon Hayward? 14:48: Are the Celtics missing leadership? 17:34: The bigger issue for Boston is the talent 21:17: How much of the blame falls on Brad Stevens? 26:48: Jayson Tatum's progression 30:49: Jay King's favorite story as a member of the Celtics Beat 33:15: Bob Ryan's first star-struck moment as a sports journalist 37:12: What's covering the Celtics in 2021 like?
57 minutes | 3 months ago
Kenny Anderson Interview: The NBA Journey, Celtics Memories & Lessons Learned
New York basketball legend Kenny Anderson takes Bob & Jeff through the ups and downs of his NBA career. Kenny talks about what it took for him to reach the pros, life after the NBA, and how lucky Kenny is to still be with us. Tune in to this powerful, emotional interview. 0:57: How Bob Ryan first learned about Kenny Anderson when Kenny was 14 years old 5:00: Anderson's first college recruit trip & Georgia Tech may have paid his mom for committing 7:16: Kenny's Final Four story 11:35: How's life been for Kenny Anderson of late? 13:17: What's your take on Kyrie Irving & the Brooklyn Nets?18:02: Kemba Walker is struggling, what do you make of it? 21:21: Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham 23:36: Anderson's fortunate list of elite NBA head coaches 26:37: What was playing for Rick Pitino like? 27:23: How Kenny was heartbroken when Boston traded him. He wanted to retire a Celtic 30:05: When were you most-happy playing basketball? 36:21: Kenny's lowest point of his life/dealing with depression 37:33: Kenny's life-threatening wake-up call 39:40: Who's the funniest teammate you ever had? 41:17: The infamous trip to North Korea with Dennis Rodman 45:00: What advice would you give to the younger NBA generation?
50 minutes | 3 months ago
Plans For The 2021 NBA All-Star Game + Remembering John Chaney
Are you excited about the NBA's tentative All-Star weekend plans for Atlanta? Bob & Jeff weigh in. Also, the Celtics topped the Warriors & the Nets topped the Clippers. What does it mean for both teams & a special tribute to the late, great John Chaney 1:35: 2021 NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta: Good idea or bad idea 3:00: Bob's story of the first time he covered All-Star weekend 5:28: The real reason why the 1951 All-Star game that was played in Boston sold out 8:06: The Brooklyn Nets topped the Los Angeles Clippers; thoughts on the Nets? 14:16: Celtics topped the Warriors; how good can this Golden State team be? 18:52: Are the Utah Jazz (18-5), with the best record in the NBA, for real? 23:00: When Carmelo Anthony ends his career, what will his legacy be? 27:49: Remembering John Chaney 35:56: Gonzaga & NCAA basketball 40:25: Jeff's favorite coach K's story
48 minutes | 4 months ago
Marc Stein Interview: Thoughts on Nets' Big 3 + Jaylen Brown's Ascension
Marc Stein joins Bob & Jeff to evaluate Brooklyn's new Big 3 of Kyrie Irving, James Harden & Kevin Durant. Can Steve Nash make this work? Also, how great is Jaylen Brown and what are the Celtics' legitimate chances of winning the East this year? 4:00: Initial thoughts on Brooklyn Nets' Big 3 6:51: Can Steve Nash handle the personalities of Kyrie Irving, James Harden & Kevin Durant? 11:08: How Steve Nash and Steve Kerr are very similar 15:34: Should the Nets fear any other team in the East? 17:35: Most disappointing NBA team this season? 20:33: Jaylen Brown's ascension & how close were the Celtics to trading for James Harden? 21:28: Can the Celtics win the East? 26:37: What separates Luka Doncic from other stars? 31:52: If Larry Bird played in today's game, would he look like Doncic? 35:13: Will the NBA change their approach to the regular season due to COVID-19 or continue postponing games? 42:42: Remembering Kobe Bryant
44 minutes | 4 months ago
Kyrie Is Back + Nets' 'Big 3' & Is Joel Embiid On Pace For MVP?
Kyrie Irving is back to complete Brooklyn's new 'Big 3' but what does this mean for the Eastern Conference, including the Celtics? Also, Joel Embiid is having an early MVP-like season; are the Sixers a legitimate favorite to win the East? 0:49: Is Bob excited that Kyrie Irving is back? 2:48: Is Kyrie searching for something in life but doesn't know what it is? 3:32: What bothers Goodman most about Kyrie 7:02: Can this Nets 'Big 3' defend at a championship level? 10:58: What do the new Nets mean for the Celtics? 13:24: Does Brooklyn's 'Big 3' respect head coach Steve Nash?15:13: Is Joel Embiid on his way to an MVP? 18:00: Joel Embiid & Marcus Smart postgame trash talking 21:36: LaMelo Ball's rookie season off to a good start 23:49: Gordon Hayward playing well but is anyone even noticing?27:18: The Kentucky Wildcats in NCAA Men's Basketball 36:22: An astonishing Men's NCAA stat from Bob
39 minutes | 4 months ago
Jon Horst Interview: Giannis Antetokounmpo + Bucks' Evolution
Milwaukee Bucks GM Jon Horst joins Bob & Jeff as he takes them through the before and after stages of Giannis Antetokounmpo re-signing with the Bucks. And how The Greek Freak & the organization has evolved over the years. 1:25: What's new? Adjusting to the new norm of the NBA 4:40: On growing up a big Pistons fans throughout the late-80s 8:08: Were you always confident that Giannis Antetokounmpo would re-sign with the Bucks? 13:00: How the short turnaruond between seasons has led to a poor defensive start to the 2020-21 campaign 18:45: Do you think COVID-19 will affect the NBA Draft recruiting process for this summer's daft? 21:12: How the Bucks plan on celebrating the franchise this season 23:27: On Pat Connaughton's special athletic talent 28:40: On international scouting and what it was like in Lithuania 31:30: Goodman's drinking story in Lituania 34:12: Has Giannis changed and if so, how has he changed as a player/person?
49 minutes | 4 months ago
Rick Carlisle Interview: Luka Doncic, Celtics Memories + Mark Cuban
Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle joins Bob and Jeff to discuss Luka Doncic's superstar talent, fondest Celtics memories, and what working with Mark Cuban has been like over the years 2:05: NBA life since COVID-19 5:45: What are Luka Doncic's practice habits? 8:40: What makes Luka Doncic so special/a superstar talent 13:55: Carlisle's college basketball career 20:30: On leaving Maine for Virginia 23:48: An incredible story that happened on the golf course 27:30: How he's changed as a head coach 29:00: Remembering K.C. Jones 30:10: A great K.C. Jones story 32:10: Have you seen a better NBA team than the champion 1986 Celtics? 35:45: The first time Dennis Johnson truly acknowledged his performance 37:40: What's your favorite Mark Cuban story? 44:30: How much is Marck Cuban involved with decision-making?
44 minutes | 4 months ago
David Blatt Interview: Euro Legends + Coaching LeBron James & Kyrie Irving
Former Cavaliers head coach David Blatt joins Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman to discuss his coaching career, including his time in Europe and in Cleveland coaching LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. 1:25: Goodman & Blatt on growing up in Framingham 5:23: On his involvement with Czech Republic basketball 9:05: On traveling the world as a basketball coach 16:00: Did you ever not feel safe throughout your time in Israel?18:20: Bob's Israel story/Blatt's popularity in Israel compared to the U.S. 20:01: Who is the greatest European basketball player of all time?22:31: What we missed in Drazan Petrovic 25:05: On landing the Cleveland Cavaliers coaching job/meeting LeBron James 29:09: What makes LeBron most-effective, special and unique 31:52: What Tristan Thompson meant to Blatt & the Cavaliers 36:55: What was it like to coach Kyrie Irving?
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