10 episodes

Steve Kerr and Pete Carroll discuss their respective coaching and leadership experiences, how they run their teams, where the NBA and NFL overlap and differ, and the formative influences in their careers.

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    • Basketball
    • 4.6 • 677 Ratings

Steve Kerr and Pete Carroll discuss their respective coaching and leadership experiences, how they run their teams, where the NBA and NFL overlap and differ, and the formative influences in their careers.

    Senator Cory Booker on NCAA Reform, Speaking on the Senate Floor, the Criminal Justice System, and Fighting for a Better America

    Senator Cory Booker on NCAA Reform, Speaking on the Senate Floor, the Criminal Justice System, and Fighting for a Better America

    Steve and Pete provide updates on the upcoming NBA and NFL seasons before welcoming Senator Cory Booker to discuss player exploitation in the NCAA, his fight for criminal justice reform, expanding economic opportunity, and environmental reform. Later he talks about what it was like speaking as a Black man on the Senate floor, his experiences in politics, the complicity of America, and how individuals can help build a better nation.
    Host: Steve Kerr and Pete Carroll
    Guest: Cory Booker

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Doc Rivers on Player Empowerment, Growing Up the Son of a Chicago Cop, Where Our Country Is Going, and the NBA's Return

    Doc Rivers on Player Empowerment, Growing Up the Son of a Chicago Cop, Where Our Country Is Going, and the NBA's Return

    Steve and Pete are joined by Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers to talk about how players balance being an athlete with their role as role models and icons, growing up in Chicago in the '60s and '70s as the son of a police officer, and the importance of voting in the upcoming election. Later, they discuss how promoting and facilitating openness in the locker room is essential to bringing a team together, as well as the return of the NBA season and preparing for the unusual circumstances of playing in Orlando.
    Hosts: Steve Kerr and Pete Carroll
    Guest: Doc Rivers
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    • 53 min
    Gregg Popovich on America in 2020, the Leadership Void, and What Needs to Change

    Gregg Popovich on America in 2020, the Leadership Void, and What Needs to Change

    Steve and Pete are joined by San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich to have a conversation about the state of our nation, how we got here as a country, our absence of leadership, and how we can take action to grow and bring about change following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.
    Host: Steve Kerr and Pete Carroll
    Guest: Gregg Popovich
    This show is raising money for COVID-19 relief. You can help! Donate here!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Coaches vs. Agents, the Keys to Negotiating, and Baseball’s Return With Sports Agent Scott Boras

    Coaches vs. Agents, the Keys to Negotiating, and Baseball’s Return With Sports Agent Scott Boras

    Steve and Pete are joined by Pete’s former college housemate and baseball super agent Scott Boras to chat about helping players overcome fear, the similarities and differences between coaches and agents, and understanding how to negotiate for a player. Next they get into the necessary measures being taken to begin the process of bringing sports back amid the COVID-19 outbreak. 
    Hosts: Steve Kerr and Pete Carroll
    Guest: Scott Boras 
    This show is raising money for COVID-19 relief. You can help! Donate here!

    • 44 min
    Bill Murray on Golfing With MJ, ‘Ghostbusters’ Stories, Improv in Chicago, and Comparing Sports to Moviemaking

    Bill Murray on Golfing With MJ, ‘Ghostbusters’ Stories, Improv in Chicago, and Comparing Sports to Moviemaking

    Steve and Pete provide an update on their respective sports, express optimism on a possible NBA return, and discuss how the NFL is managing in the offseason (1:15). Then they are joined by the one and only Bill Murray to talk about filming 'Space Jam' and playing golf with Larry Bird and Michael Jordan, the similarities between sports and filmmaking, stories from the set of 'Ghostbusters,' how he got his start in comedy, and more (14:30).
    Hosts: Steve Kerr and Pete Carroll
    Guest: Bill Murray
    This show is raising money for COVID-19 relief. You can help! Donate here!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    How a Book About Tennis Changed Everything, and How ‘Moneyball’ and ‘The Blind Side’ Influenced Sports With Michael Lewis

    How a Book About Tennis Changed Everything, and How ‘Moneyball’ and ‘The Blind Side’ Influenced Sports With Michael Lewis

    Steve and Pete are joined by author Michael Lewis ('Moneyball,' 'The Blind Side,' and 'The Big Short') to talk about how he gets the ideas for his books, and the background story of ‘The Blind Side’ and how it influenced the NFL’s view on the left tackle position. They discuss how advancements in technology are affecting sports and whether or not a coach can change a player's natural ability. Finally they discuss the extraordinary influence of Timothy Gallwey‘s book ‘The Inner Game of Tennis.’
    Hosts: Steve Kerr and Pete Carroll
    Guest: Michael Lewis

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
677 Ratings

677 Ratings

wv7182 ,

WV7182

One of the best, most thoughtful podcasts around. Entertaining storytelling, enjoyable dialogue, but also deeply challenging. The coaches, and their guests, through their discussions and actions, motivate us to think, to give us different eyes to see the injustices, the inequalities that exist in our society, and to look for ways to better ourselves and our fellow humans through compassion and action. Great coaches, great teams, good men.

cphageoh ,

Flying Coach

Just wanted to thank Coach Kerr & Coach Carroll for their great interviews with some insightful and intelligent coaches, i.e., Pop & Doc. Hopefully I will be able to see Coach Kerr at the Chase Center & Coach Carroll at Levi’s.

REPS0109 ,

Educational and interesting

I’ve looked up to Steve and Pete as a fan for years. Ever since I was a boy. Being able to listen to them together share knowledge, fight for change, and educate has been amazing. So sad it’s over now.

The guest were all top notch. Just a well done podcast all around. If time ever opens up again, please reboot. Life long fan here

Thanks for everything!

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