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Truth + Basketball is a podcast and audio exploration with George Karl, the 6th winningest coach in NBA basketball history.

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Truth + Basketball is a podcast and audio exploration with George Karl, the 6th winningest coach in NBA basketball history.

www.truthandbasketball.com

    The Sacramento Kings: When Kingdom Comes (with Special Guest Vance Walberg)

    The Sacramento Kings: When Kingdom Comes (with Special Guest Vance Walberg)

    We look back at Coach Karl's brief and tumultuous tenure with the Sacramento Kings from 2015-2016. George's former assistant, Vance Walberg, joins us on the show.

    Coach's teams in Seattle, Milwaukee and Denver were better than .500 in 21 straight regular seasons. That streak ended in Sacramento due to poor management, disgruntled players and a lack of unification across the Kings organization.

    We dive into what went wrong and what could've been better from George's experience with the Kings.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Sports Media in 2020 and the Elusive Truth (with Special Guests Vic Lombardi and Marc Kestecher)

    Sports Media in 2020 and the Elusive Truth (with Special Guests Vic Lombardi and Marc Kestecher)

    In this episode of Truth+Basketball, we explore the evolving world of sports media. Guests Vic Lombardi from Altitude Sports and Marc Kestecher from ESPN help us consider why the media is less connected to athletes and coaches and less influential in today's landscape. Coach Karl had a love-hate relationship with the media over his coaching career; we explore why and what changed during the past 20 years.
    Enjoy this candid, thoughtful and, at times, controversial new episode with Coach, Vic and Marc!

    • 52 min
    'After the Dance': Episodes 9+10 Recap

    'After the Dance': Episodes 9+10 Recap

    Coach Karl and Co-Host Brad Burns recap the final two episodes of ESPN’s “The Last Dance”. Coach breaks down Michael’s last two playoff series against Indiana and Utah, plus final takeaways from the docuseries that captivated the sports world.

    • 31 min
    'After the Dance': Episodes 7+8 Recap

    'After the Dance': Episodes 7+8 Recap

    Coach Karl and Co-Host Brad Burns recap episodes 7 and 8 of ESPN’s “The Last Dance”. The truth behind George ignoring Michael at a restaurant, MJ as a baseball player, his return to the Bulls, and the 1996 Finals between the Bulls and Sonics are all discussed. Plus, would Michael have gotten three more titles if the Pippen for Kemp trade went down and were the 96 Bulls the best team ever?

    • 31 min
    A Magnificent Ride: the 2001 Bucks (with Special Guest Sam Cassell)

    A Magnificent Ride: the 2001 Bucks (with Special Guest Sam Cassell)

    Sam Cassell, 3x NBA Champion, was one of the best point guards in the history of the Milwaukee Bucks franchise.  Under Coach Karl's leadership, Sam partnered with Ray Allen and Glenn Robinson to form a "big 3" for the Bucks in the late '90s and early 2000s.  In this episode of Truth+Basketball, George and Sam review the '01 season with a focus on the epic Charlotte Hornets playoff series.

    Listen as George, Sam Cassell and the Truth+Basketball team share great stories and analysis from that squad!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    'After the Dance': Episodes 5+6 Recap

    'After the Dance': Episodes 5+6 Recap

    Coach Karl and Co-Host Brad Burns discuss episodes 5 and 6 of ESPN’s “The Last Dance”.

    Michael Jordan’s treatment of Toni Kukoc in the '92 Olympics, media scrutiny of MJ, and the '93 Sonics vs the '93 Bulls covered in depth.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

abezona ,

Your Seattle SSSSSSUUUUUUUPPPPPEEERRRRRRR SONICS

I love coach Karl! Extremely underrated coach. Good lord I miss my Sonics

Markw511 ,

Sam Cassell episode is gold

As a lifelong Bucks fan, it’s a joy to relive that 2001 playoff run, in spite of how it ended. The episode is a joy and Sam’s love for the game and George Karl is crystal clear.

JWardk3 ,

Captivating show and perspective on hoops and life

This podcast takes a fresh look at basketball last and present so it like it really hits home and brings back some fantastic memories for a millennial like myself. But it’s hearing coach Karl reflect on his coaching career, celebrate triumphs but especially admit to mistakes that I find the most rewarding—there’s something very humbling and inspirational about hearing a HOF coach reflect on those things. Makes you want to better yourself while ask reminisce on the teams and players you followed growing up, which is a rare combination.

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