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Reinis Lacis talks with retired basketball players about the history of the game and their careers.

Latest Episodes

Chuck Mencel: 01/30/19

Minnesota Golden Gophers legend Chuck Mencel came on the podcast to relive his life and career. Plenty of stories proved to be very insightful about the events from that time. From stories about George Mikan to an innovative shooting drill he created himself and how obligations towards the army influenced his life, and much more. Chuck was fantastic at explaining the details of his playing days.

43 MINJAN 30
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Chuck Mencel: 01/30/19

Kerry Eggers: 12/28/18

We talk everything concerning the late 90's, early 2000's Portland Trail Blazers with Kerry Eggers,Portland Tribune's journalist and author of "Jail Blazers: How the Portland Trail Blazers Became the Bad Boys of Basketball". Topics include the research and interviews that were conducted (or were not) for the book to be released, wild stories from those days and reasons why that Portland team became such a phenomenon.

32 MIN2018 DEC 29
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Kerry Eggers: 12/28/18

Keith Jennings: 11/30/18

EEast Tennessee State Buccaneers legend Keith "Mister" Jennings joined the program to talk about his almost 60-60-90 senior year, influence of Isiah Thomas and difficulties of making the NBA as a small guard. Having ultimately made the Golden State Warriors, Mister Jennings had some great stories to tell about coach Don Nelson's approach, the talent of those teams and his success in Europe later on.

43 MIN2018 NOV 30
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Keith Jennings: 11/30/18

Audie Norris: 09/28/18

EThere are so many ways I could introduce Audie Norris. European basketball star with Barcelona, former Portland Trail Blazer, global ambassador of the NBA, even a certified backboard breaker. We talked about everything. From coaching kids to teaching Kristaps Porzingis the bank shot, his main influences in basketball and greats from different parts of the world. A packed episode of The Handle podcast.

69 MIN2018 SEP 28
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Audie Norris: 09/28/18

Hal Wissel: 09/05/18

Coach Hal Wissel came on the podcast to talk about a wide array of topics. From his humble beginnings as the head coach of Trenton State to working out Kobe Bryant as the Director of Player Personnel of the New Jersey Nets, there was a whole lot for me to ask as the host and so much was still left on the table (possible part two some time down the line). We chatted about him being a part of the first three-coach staff with the Atlanta Hawks, a whole lot of Hubie Brown, the numerous successes and victories of his career, and more.

78 MIN2018 SEP 5
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Hal Wissel: 09/05/18

Don Kojis: 08/24/18

"The jumpingest white boy I've ever seen" is how Wilt Chamberlain described two-time NBA All-Star Don Kojis. Kojis, after all, might have been the first basketball player to regularly throw down alley-oops when he did so with the Phillips 66ers. He also managed to have great success with Team USA before turning pro and enjoying a lengthy career in the NBA. All of that and some more discussed in this episode.

61 MIN2018 AUG 24
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Don Kojis: 08/24/18

Ron Grandison: 08/02/18

When Ron Grandison turned 30 in the summer of 1994, this was the list of his past basketball experiences: UC Irvine - Tulane - University of New Orleans - CBA - Boston Celtics - hiatus from basketball - Athletes in Action - CBA - Charlotte Hornets - CBA - Spain - CBA. With 75 NBA games under his belt during those years, you wouldn't exactly guess that this would be the player who Pat Riley would specifically pick up that summer. Or that he would start him a season later in Miami. Did I mention that he was Jeff Van Gundy's first signing as the Knicks head coach? A podcast episode of great stories by a man who worked his way to everything he achieved in basketball.

68 MIN2018 AUG 2
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Ron Grandison: 08/02/18

Glenn McDonald: 05/31/18

EGlenn McDonald, the hero of the legendary 1976 NBA Finals Game Five! The former Boston Celtic revealed what persuaded him to play for the underdogs that were the Long Beach State 49ers, how veterans like John Havlicek took him under their wings at Boston and what followed in his life and career after that clutch showing at the Garden.

49 MIN2018 MAY 31
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Glenn McDonald: 05/31/18

Coby Dietrick: 05/24/18

EThis episode could have been called "Coby Dietrick Steals the Show" if I actually did titles for each conversation. A 13-year pro in the ABA and the NBA, most notably with the San Antonio Spurs, and someone with experiences in Europe and the CBA, Dietrick had a lot to tell. Colorful teammates, wonderful times abroad and unique stories about games, contract signings and the business of basketball. All of that can be heard in this podcast episode.

82 MIN2018 MAY 24
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Coby Dietrick: 05/24/18

Brian Taylor: 03/08/18

Two-time ABA champion and All-Star Brian Taylor came on the podcast to take us through the significant stops he has had in his basketball career. From being quite the pioneer at Princeton and a New York Net in the ABA to fun times with the San Diego Clippers, Brian told many great stories throughout our conversation.

73 MIN2018 MAR 8
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Brian Taylor: 03/08/18

Latest Episodes

Chuck Mencel: 01/30/19

Minnesota Golden Gophers legend Chuck Mencel came on the podcast to relive his life and career. Plenty of stories proved to be very insightful about the events from that time. From stories about George Mikan to an innovative shooting drill he created himself and how obligations towards the army influenced his life, and much more. Chuck was fantastic at explaining the details of his playing days.

43 MINJAN 30
Comments
Chuck Mencel: 01/30/19

Kerry Eggers: 12/28/18

We talk everything concerning the late 90's, early 2000's Portland Trail Blazers with Kerry Eggers,Portland Tribune's journalist and author of "Jail Blazers: How the Portland Trail Blazers Became the Bad Boys of Basketball". Topics include the research and interviews that were conducted (or were not) for the book to be released, wild stories from those days and reasons why that Portland team became such a phenomenon.

32 MIN2018 DEC 29
Comments
Kerry Eggers: 12/28/18

Keith Jennings: 11/30/18

EEast Tennessee State Buccaneers legend Keith "Mister" Jennings joined the program to talk about his almost 60-60-90 senior year, influence of Isiah Thomas and difficulties of making the NBA as a small guard. Having ultimately made the Golden State Warriors, Mister Jennings had some great stories to tell about coach Don Nelson's approach, the talent of those teams and his success in Europe later on.

43 MIN2018 NOV 30
Comments
Keith Jennings: 11/30/18

Audie Norris: 09/28/18

EThere are so many ways I could introduce Audie Norris. European basketball star with Barcelona, former Portland Trail Blazer, global ambassador of the NBA, even a certified backboard breaker. We talked about everything. From coaching kids to teaching Kristaps Porzingis the bank shot, his main influences in basketball and greats from different parts of the world. A packed episode of The Handle podcast.

69 MIN2018 SEP 28
Comments
Audie Norris: 09/28/18

Hal Wissel: 09/05/18

Coach Hal Wissel came on the podcast to talk about a wide array of topics. From his humble beginnings as the head coach of Trenton State to working out Kobe Bryant as the Director of Player Personnel of the New Jersey Nets, there was a whole lot for me to ask as the host and so much was still left on the table (possible part two some time down the line). We chatted about him being a part of the first three-coach staff with the Atlanta Hawks, a whole lot of Hubie Brown, the numerous successes and victories of his career, and more.

78 MIN2018 SEP 5
Comments
Hal Wissel: 09/05/18

Don Kojis: 08/24/18

"The jumpingest white boy I've ever seen" is how Wilt Chamberlain described two-time NBA All-Star Don Kojis. Kojis, after all, might have been the first basketball player to regularly throw down alley-oops when he did so with the Phillips 66ers. He also managed to have great success with Team USA before turning pro and enjoying a lengthy career in the NBA. All of that and some more discussed in this episode.

61 MIN2018 AUG 24
Comments
Don Kojis: 08/24/18

Ron Grandison: 08/02/18

When Ron Grandison turned 30 in the summer of 1994, this was the list of his past basketball experiences: UC Irvine - Tulane - University of New Orleans - CBA - Boston Celtics - hiatus from basketball - Athletes in Action - CBA - Charlotte Hornets - CBA - Spain - CBA. With 75 NBA games under his belt during those years, you wouldn't exactly guess that this would be the player who Pat Riley would specifically pick up that summer. Or that he would start him a season later in Miami. Did I mention that he was Jeff Van Gundy's first signing as the Knicks head coach? A podcast episode of great stories by a man who worked his way to everything he achieved in basketball.

68 MIN2018 AUG 2
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Ron Grandison: 08/02/18

Glenn McDonald: 05/31/18

EGlenn McDonald, the hero of the legendary 1976 NBA Finals Game Five! The former Boston Celtic revealed what persuaded him to play for the underdogs that were the Long Beach State 49ers, how veterans like John Havlicek took him under their wings at Boston and what followed in his life and career after that clutch showing at the Garden.

49 MIN2018 MAY 31
Comments
Glenn McDonald: 05/31/18

Coby Dietrick: 05/24/18

EThis episode could have been called "Coby Dietrick Steals the Show" if I actually did titles for each conversation. A 13-year pro in the ABA and the NBA, most notably with the San Antonio Spurs, and someone with experiences in Europe and the CBA, Dietrick had a lot to tell. Colorful teammates, wonderful times abroad and unique stories about games, contract signings and the business of basketball. All of that can be heard in this podcast episode.

82 MIN2018 MAY 24
Comments
Coby Dietrick: 05/24/18

Brian Taylor: 03/08/18

Two-time ABA champion and All-Star Brian Taylor came on the podcast to take us through the significant stops he has had in his basketball career. From being quite the pioneer at Princeton and a New York Net in the ABA to fun times with the San Diego Clippers, Brian told many great stories throughout our conversation.

73 MIN2018 MAR 8
Comments
Brian Taylor: 03/08/18
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