The Wizards Talk podcast is anchored by NBC Sports Washington's Wizards beat reporter Chris Miller and highlights all members of our Wizards coverage team. Miller will also reach out to a host of outside influencers both in the D.C. media and the national landscape.
Conference Finals are set, Rui gets 2nd-team All-Rookie and who fills these coaching vacancies all with Tom Haberstroh
Chris Miller is joined by a whole crew to talk about these crazy conference finals we have now going on in the NBA and everything else happening in this insane league they cover. Wes Hall, Quinton Mayo, Chase Hughes and NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh discuss the selection of Wizards wing Rui Hachimura onto the All-Rookie 2nd team and how his season played out compared to expectations, how the Heat ended up in these Eastern Conference Finals as well as the tragedy of "Wayoff P" and what happened to the Clippers after being up 3-1
Following the discussion the crew looks to the coaching carousel once again and decide who will fill each vacancy between the Rockets, 76ers, Pelicans, Pacers, Thunder and Bulls.
Drew Gooden stops by to talk NBA coaching carousel, LeBron's greatness and all-time "Jankiest" teammates
Chris Miller is joined by a great crew for this episode, Quinton Mayo, Wes Hall and former Wizards Forward Drew Gooden as they got together to talk about some of the major news and notes around the NBA. The guys got into who has the edge down in Orlando so far, Q's push to make #GiannistoDC happen, who is going to fill out all these coaching vacancies around the league, how amazing LeBron James has been and finally Drew gives his all-time "Jankiest" teammates he has ever had.
Drew also had quite the hot take on where Giannis might actually end up this off season if a certain LA team fails to win a title, could we be in line for another super team? Listen to find out!
Remembering Coach John Thompson Jr. from the bubble with former Georgetown Hoya Jeff Green
Chris Miller is joined by former Wizards and Georgetown Hoya Jeff Green to celebrate the life of John Thompson Jr. who was not just as a coach or mentor to Jeff, but a friend. The two longtime friends have a great discussion about what Coach Thompson meant to both of them as a father figure and an icon in the community.
You will also hear stories from Jeff about the first time he met Coach Thompson, introducing him to his wife and how much that meant to him plus how he came to develop such a strong bond with him over his time in the NBA. After the discussion the Rockets veteran gets into how life has been in the bubble for him and what it has been like to play in Houston's small ball system.
Breaking down the Steve Nash hire and if the Wizards should trade the 9th pick with Tom Haberstroh
Chris Miller brought on special guest NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh to break down some of the notable things going on around the league. They get into what they think of the Steve Nash hire by the Brooklyn Nets and what it does for African American head coaches on the coaching market, what to make of the Bucks and Raptors starting down 0-2 and if the Wizards have trade options with the 9th overall pick in this years draft. Plus Tom gives some insight into what Minnesota might be doing with the 1st overall selection!
The Passing of a Legend - Reflecting on the life of John Thompson Jr.
Chris Miller is joined by a panel of guests to reflect on the passing of legendary Georgetown head coach John Thompson Jr.
Guests include Thompson's former radio co-host Al Koken, DeMatha basketball head coach Mike Jones, Bullets/Wizards legend Phil Chenier, legendary coach Jimmy Patsos and NBC Sports Washington's Wes Hall.
The guys discuss what Coach Thompson meant to each one of their lives, give stories of the first time they met him and what a great man he was. The crew also gets into what John Thompson II meant not only to the Georgetown community but to basketball players everywhere.
NBA players protest, Dāvis Bertāns suitors, and the first of many Wiz Off-season primers
As the nation reels again from yet another shooting of an unarmed African-American man, the NBA players still playing in Orlando made another statement -- by choosing not to play. Chris Miller, Chase Hughes, Wes Hall and Quinton Mayo start this podcast by sharing their thoughts on the latest act of violence - and how the NBA continues to lead the sports world in civil protest.
When the discussion turns to basketball, the guys discuss Chase's story about potential suitors this off-season for Davis Bertans - and whether or not the Wizards should re-sign the sharp shooter.
From there, the talk turns to the Wizards biggest needs heading into free agency, and of course, the NBA Draft -- as several players have already caught the eye of the Wizards Talk Podcast crew..
Chase somehow even manages to tell a funny joke... No, really. It's ACTUALLY funny.