Super center Kyle Hines talks man-to-man with EuroLeague’s top basketball players, taking you behind the scenes at CSKA Moscow and beyond!
The Kyle Zone: Reflections and Celebrations
In a special episode, four time EuroLeague winner Kyle Hines discusses some of the key moments in CSKA Moscow's triumphant campaign, before he and Jack take you inside the club's end of season party. The CSKA captain grabs interviews with fellow players Sergio Rodriguez, Nando de Colo, Othello Hunter, Alec Peters, Cory Higgins, Semen Antonov and Joel Bolomboy, as the team celebrate their EuroLeague and domestic titles.
The Kyle Zone: Andrei Kirilenko
Kyle Hines and Jack chat to former EuroLeague star Andrei Kirilenko.
After making a name for himself with CSKA Moscow, Kirilenko joined Utah Jazz and had many landmark moments during his time in the NBA, including playing in the 2004 All-Star Game.
‘AK-47’ was back with CSKA Moscow during the 2011 NBA lockout, leading them to the 2012 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four as the competition’s MVP. A third spell with CSKA came in 2015 when he played alongside Kyle in the Russian capital.
This episode focuses on Andrei Kirilenko’s playing career, with stories about basketball legends like John Stockton, Karl Malone and Kobe Bryant, as well as his adventures in Moscow, Minneapolis and Salt Lake City.
The Kyle Zone: Trajan Langdon
Kyle Hines speaks to basketball executive Trajan Langdon, who accomplished so much during his time in EuroLeague as a player.
The American won the EuroLeague title in his debut season with CSKA, the first of four consecutive appearances in the EuroLeague championship game. He is also a three-time All-EuroLeague Team member and was the EuroLeague Final Four MVP in 2008 as his CSKA Moscow side won their second title in three seasons.
Langdon discusses his journey from California to professional basketball, via Alaska and Duke. He describes CSKA’s exuberant celebrations following their EuroLeague triumph in 2006, reflects on his involvement with the USA national team and talks about legends of the sport, including Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
Kyle and Trajan also chat about how to build a career in basketball, how you know when it’s time to retire and about how Langdon transitioned from a star player to front office roles in the NBA.
The Kyle Zone: Othello Hunter
Episode 2 sees Kyle Hines sit down with his CSKA teammate Othello Hunter. The two Americans knew each other long before they teamed up in Moscow.
Hunter talks about his Winston-Salem background, his extraordinarily speedy development from novice to the NBA, being part of the Ohio State ‘Thad 5’, as well as about playing alongside the likes of Mike Conley Jr and Greg Oden.
He gives an assessment of former Real Madrid colleague Luka Doncic and compares the Olympiacos v Panathinaikos derby in Greece to El Clasico in Spain.
Plus, there’s proud parental gushing, surprising sneaker stats and a classical concert confession.
The Kyle Zone: Sergio Rodriguez
Welcome to The Kyle Zone!
Euroleague Basketball Podcasts and Kyle Hines bring you a new show, which launches with the super center chatting to his CSKA Moscow teammate Sergio Rodriguez.
The Spanish star talks about his Canary Islands upbringing, the influence of USA’s ‘Dream Team’ from the Barcelona Olympics, leaving home at 14 to pursue his basketball ambitions, great times representing his country, being drafted by the NBA and his EuroLeague spell with Real Madrid.
Oh and there’s the origin story of his “El Chacho” nickname, as well as that famous beard!
Coming Soon from Euroleague Basketball Podcasts
Coming Soon from Euroleague Basketball Podcasts: The Kyle Zone with Kyle Hines
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