Zach talks to Pistons coach Dwane Casey about the protests sweeping the nation, and what the NBA community can do going forward.
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Pistons coach Dwane Casey, 63, wonders if anything has changed from the time when he was an 8-year-old boy walking into a white school in Kentucky, feeling helpless and like he was unseen, not heard and not understood.
In an old interview that was recently aired on a podcast, Michael Jordan is heard saying that he told Rod Thorn, who was on the USA Basketball selection committee for the Dream Team, that "I won't play if Isiah Thomas is on the team."
The Detroit Pistons are opening a search to hire a general manager to work with senior adviser Ed Stefanski, sources told ESPN.
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The 1997-98 season didn't need to be "the last dance" for Jordan's Bulls, Ramona Shelburne explains to Brian Windhorst and Kirk Goldsberry. Plus, the crew discusses potential modifications to the CBA and how they might lead to some "big-time" players suddenly hitting the open market (27:30).
Pistons guard Bruce Brown says he's ready to play if the NBA season resumes after having thumb surgery last month.
Stafford's wife, Kelly, says on Instagram she does "not want to live on a lake or have a pool with four children under the age of a little over 3."
Father and son NBA and NFL visit with Detroit Pistons Senior Advisor Ed Stefanski and Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski on The Woj Pod. The Stefanski's discuss the influence that Ed's front office career has had on Kevin's development as an NFL coach, including witnessing the Nets remarkable 2002 NBA Finals run, learning how a GM and coach need to build working relationships, virtual drafts, Ed's dubious future candidacy as Kevin's quality-control coach on the sidelines.
Can you compare across eras? Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan, Tim MacMahon and Kevin Pelton offer thoughts on NBArank's 74 greatest players of all time.
Bomani Jones shares how he received the Earl Thomas-TMZ story, including whether or not it is okay to laugh at and why you don't have to get ready if you "stay ready" (1:10). Plus, NBA Hall of Famer Joe Dumars joins for the third installment of The Right Time Book Club on Sam Smith's "The Jordan Rules", including why he was Michael Jordan's "toughest defender", whether or not the reputation that the Pistons had back then mattered to him at all and when he thought the Bulls had caught them (17:34). All that and more!
Bomani Jones weighs in on the conversation around Michael Jordan's social activism or to some lack thereof as discussed in "The Last Dance" Episodes 5 and 6 (1:06). Plus, ESPN's Scoop Jackson joined to continue the discussion (17:43). They touch on whether or not Jordan was obligated to do more, how he and Chicago native Isiah Thomas connected with the city on different levels, whether or not they will ever "patch things up", and why Thomas got passed over for the 92' Olympic team.
Bomani Jones goes in on why the NCAA ruling that players can profit off of their own likeness still doesn't accomplish a victory for the players (1:42). Plus, Vinnie Goodwill joins for the second installment of The Right Time Book Club on Sam Smith's "The Jordan Rules", including why the Pistons loomed so large for the Bulls in that time period, the team was able to survive Michael Jordan's wrath to unify and Scottie Pippen's greatness remains so difficult for a Detroit guy like Vinnie to recognize (21:43). All that and more!
What might a return to NBA practice facilities look like across the league? Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon discuss that, as well as Dennis Rodman's trip to Las Vegas (13:36) and the feud between Michael Jordan and Isiah Thomas (19:00). Plus, a call from The Hoopline about defense in the modern NBA (31:30).
Rod Thorn, who helped put together the Dream Team for the 1992 Olympics, said Michael Jordan never spoke to him about leaving Isiah Thomas off the roster.
Larry Hardesty was joined by Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune to discuss "The Last Dance" specifically offering insight on how Jerry Krause is viewed in Chicago, his conversation with Michael Jordan's oldest son and more.
Bomani Jones explains Isiah Thomas as the definitive NBA divider of public opinion and the oddity of Dennis Rodman as the connective tissue between the Pistons and Bulls in the aftermath of episodes 3 and 4 of "The Last Dance" (2:16). Plus, filmmaker Brian Koppelman returns to talk "Last Dance" and "Billions" season 5, including pacifying genius like in Michael Jordan, developing affections for characters as well as the difficulty in musically scoring documentaries and films (18:56).
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