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Michael Holley of NBC Sports Boston is launching his Lifestyle Podcast with a wide variety of guests from athletes, musicians, coaches, politicians, chefs, business leaders, and other cultural contributors. Topics include pop-culture, music, food, fashion, health trends and much more.

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Michael Holley of NBC Sports Boston is launching his Lifestyle Podcast with a wide variety of guests from athletes, musicians, coaches, politicians, chefs, business leaders, and other cultural contributors. Topics include pop-culture, music, food, fashion, health trends and much more.

    New England Revolution head coach Bruce Arena on optimistic future of the club, hopes for a stadium in Boston

    New England Revolution head coach Bruce Arena on optimistic future of the club, hopes for a stadium in Boston

    Michael Holley sits down with New England Revolution head coach and sporting director, Bruce Arena. Bruce discusses how he almost turned down the Revolution coaching job, how he turned the season around, and why he expects a soccer stadium in Boston by the end of his tenure.




    1:00 - Bruce Arena explains how a ping-pong competition led to a friendship with Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola.

    2:30 - Bruce explains how he originally was not going to take the Revolution job, and how the Kraft’s convinced him to. 

    4:30 - Being a Yankee fan, how has Bruce adjusted to rooting for the Red Sox?

    6:00 - What led to Bruce Arena turning the Revs season around?

    7:45 - What can fans expect from Polish striker Adam Buksa?

    9:30 - Bruce believes we will have a stadium in Boston by the end of his tenure

    12:00 - Bruce explains why he is confident the MLS can grow in popularity in the U.S

    15:00 - Bruce reflects back on how the MLS has changed since he won the MLS Cup in 1996 with D.C. United

    25:00 - Bruce gives his best stories about when he coached David Beckham

    26:00 - How did Bruce get to meet Justin Bieber and Tom Cruise in the same night?

    27:30 - What type of music is Bruce into?

    31:00 - Why Bruce is still so passionate about being a coach

    33:00 - What was the biggest accomplishment as a coach for Bruce? 

    36:00 - Bruce tells a great story about being able to hear opposing coaches in his office while working at the University of Virginia.

    • 46 min
    Antoine Walker on financial ruin and rebound| Current Celtics and GOAT debate

    Antoine Walker on financial ruin and rebound| Current Celtics and GOAT debate

    Michael Holley is joined by Antoine Walker to talk about his upcoming memoir, "Gone in an Instant," which tells the story of how his lifestyle as an NBA star caused him to lose over $100 million and what he learned from the experience.

    1:36 - Walker talks about entering the league as a 19-year-old and how being uneducated about finance ended up hurting him. He lists a few of his biggest purchases.

    12:28 - When did Walker feel like he was in trouble financially? He talks about how he ended up losing a lot of money during the recession in 2008, the bad press he got due to his alleged issues with gambling debts and what led to him wanting to write his book.

    19:54 - Walker disputes that his close relationship with Michael Jordan had anything to do with his gambling habits. He explains why he thinks MJ is the greatest of all time (and it's not even close) and why he has issues with some players in the league today.

    28:05 - What's he think of the current Celtics team? Walker says it's all about the development of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.

    30:13 - Michael asks Antoine what he would say to NBA players who have acquired a great deal of wealth. Walker stresses that players need to think about the future and learn to say no to friends and family looking for help.

    • 42 min
    Allison Feaster on her playing career, and being the Celtics Director of Player Development

    Allison Feaster on her playing career, and being the Celtics Director of Player Development

    Michael Holley is joined by Allison Feaster to discuss her Harvard playing days, her time in the WNBA, and her role as Director of Player Development for the Boston Celtics. 




    1:30- Allison Feaster discusses being valedictorian at her High School, and her path to Harvard.

    4:00- How difficult was being a student-athlete at Harvard?

    8:00- Harvard basketball career, 3x Ivy League Player of the Year

    11:00- Allison reflects on her #16 seed Harvard upsetting the #1 seed Stanford in 1998

    14:00- Being drafted by the Los Angeles Sparks as the fifth overall selection in the 1998 WNBA Draft.

    20:00- Goals of continuing to inspire young women

    27:00- Playing basketball overseas 

    32:00- Meeting Danny Ainge for the first time and become the Boston Celtics Director of Player Development

    • 45 min
    Michael Smith on his departure from ESPN and future endeavors

    Michael Smith on his departure from ESPN and future endeavors

    Michael Holley is joined by his longtime friend Michael Smith to discuss everything from Smith's new job, his time at ESPN & the way things went down in the end and how he was impacted by everything that happened.

    2:25 - on his new job as the Executive Vice President & Chief Content Officer at sports media company, (co)laboratory

    10:51 - Smith discusses the end of his time at ESPN and the the way that everything went down

    25:00 - on how his energy was affecting the people around him

    34:55 - on why he thinks things happened the way that they did

    37:40 - on his son's reaction to his leaving ESPN

    43:15 - on how Holley was the one who introduced him to his wife

    • 52 min
    Mike Gorman on his career, the best player ever and Kyrie Irving's rocky time in Boston

    Mike Gorman on his career, the best player ever and Kyrie Irving's rocky time in Boston

    Mike Gorman has been the voice of the Boston Celtics with Tom Heinsohn since 1981. He sits down in this episode of “The Michael Holley Podcast” presented by Night Shift to talk about: 




    (:30) His long career and how his job has changed

    (5:30) What he expects this season

    (6:30) What he saw being around the team as much as he is last season, and how much of a negative was Kyrie Irving

    (12:10) His very close relationship with Paul Pierce

    (14:00) Last shot of a game…Pierce or Bird?

    (16:30) The last time he was truly wowed watching someone on the court, and who he thinks the best player of all-time is (hint: it’s not who you might think)

    (25:00) How Gorman never listens to himself broadcast a game

    (31:50) Tommy’s energy in his mid-80’s

    (33:15) How he remembers Red Auerbach

    (37:20) A great Bill Walton story

    • 41 min
    An inside look at running the Celtics with Wyc Grousbeck, Danny Ainge and Steve Pagliuca

    An inside look at running the Celtics with Wyc Grousbeck, Danny Ainge and Steve Pagliuca

    0:47 - Wyc Grousbeck, Danny Ainge and Steve Pagliuca talk about the forming of the current ownership group and how having the same group since 2003 has allowed them to have success.

    5:32 - The ownership group talks about the way they communicate with each other and how they deal with making the big decisions like the Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett trade

    9:26 - Danny Ainge discusses how he has grown over the years individually and how ownership as a group has grown

    13:05 - What lessons did everyone learn from last season?

    19:35 The guys explain how they avoid becoming complacent with the same ownership group in place for so long

    22:50 - Danny Ainge talks about what he does to improve himself as a general manager each year

    26:24 - Holley asks the group to give their book recommendations on continuity and management

    • 31 min

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