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The Upside with Adam Finkelstein, powered by Yurview. Former NBA scout and college assistant coach Adam Finkelstein talks all things hoops, from recruiting to the NBA and everything in between.

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The Upside with Adam Finkelstein, powered by Yurview. Former NBA scout and college assistant coach Adam Finkelstein talks all things hoops, from recruiting to the NBA and everything in between.

    Mike Procopio Remembers His Years Working with Kobe Bryant

    Mike Procopio Remembers His Years Working with Kobe Bryant

    The basketball world and beyond was rocked this week by the loss of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and 7 others in a tragic helicopter accident over the weekend. One person who got unique access to Kobe and a look at his process was Mike Procopio, who worked directly for Kobe for the better part of four years as his Strategic Game Management Coach. That relationship has been captured by the likes of ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, and numerous others over the years, and this week in particular, but in this conversation, Procopio shares the stories, memories, and lessons learned from one of the game's all-time greats.

    • 57 min
    Duncan Robinson - Miami Heat

    Duncan Robinson - Miami Heat

    Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson came into the new year leading the NBA in both true shooting percentage and effective field goal percentage. Robinson is a New England native who was just 5-foot-7 as a high school freshman but has since grown over a foot. He started his college career at D3 Williams College before transferring to Michigan. He initially went undrafted but signed a two-way contract with Miami last year and has now started 29 straight games for a Heat team that is off to a 26-10 start. In the month of December, Robinson averaged 13.9 points per game while shooting 53% from the field, 50% from the three-point line, and 100% from the free-throw line. His contract will become full guaranteed for 1.3 million this week.

    • 34 min
    Ep 23 - Pitt Head Coach Jeff Capel on Impact of One-and-Dones

    Ep 23 - Pitt Head Coach Jeff Capel on Impact of One-and-Dones

    Pittsburgh head coach Jeff Capel just finished his first season at the helm of the Panther program, reflects upon the last twelve months, while also looking back at his time as the associate head coach at Duke in order to share his unique perspective about recruiting at the highest levels, one-and-dones, and much more.

    • 21 min
    Ep 22 - Jordan Brenner's Anatomy of a NCAA Tournament Upset

    Ep 22 - Jordan Brenner's Anatomy of a NCAA Tournament Upset

    Jordan Brenner has covered the NBA and college basketball for over a decade at places including ESPN, Bleacher Report, and the Athletic. He also founded a site called Giant Killers back in 2006 which accurately projected George Mason's Cinderella run to the Final Four that year and went on to be the foremost authority on NCAA tournament upsets by using a variety of mathematical and statistical models. In this conversation, he gives away some of the secrets to help you with your bracket while also talking about other statistical trends in both the college and NBA games.

    • 36 min
    Ep. 21-Iona Gaels Head Coach Tim Cluess

    Ep. 21-Iona Gaels Head Coach Tim Cluess

    Hot off of his victory in the MAAC tournament, Iona Gaels head coach Tim Cluess joins Adam for this special podcast. Coach Cluess will tell us about the importance of conditioning and how that pays off in tournament situations as well as the challenges of getting ready for the Big Dance.

    • 19 min
    Ep. 20 - Harvard Head Coach Tommy Amaker

    Ep. 20 - Harvard Head Coach Tommy Amaker

    He's served as an Assistant Coach under Mike Krzyzewski at Duke before coaching at Michigan and Seton Hall. Now the head basketball coach at Harvard, Tommy Amaker joins Adam to talk branding, basketball, bonding in the Ivy culture and so much more.

    • 32 min

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