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The Shootaround

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The Shootaround with Sam Panayotovich from WGN Radio

Latest Episodes

What retirement? Mount Carmel forces out football coach Frank Lenti after 34 years

It was a messy day on the South Side at Mount Carmel High School. Initial reports from school officials indicated that longtime head football coach Frank Lenti — the winningest coach in Illinois history — was retiring and that Jordan Lynch was taking over. The end result is the same, but the details are far murkier and the fall out between the administration and Lenti is real messy. WGN Radio’s Sam Panayotovich has the story on the Caravan coaching change. […]

--2017 DEC 31
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What retirement? Mount Carmel forces out football coach Frank Lenti after 34 years

Bobby Frasor is ready for year three at the helm of Brother Rice basketball

Sam Panayotovich sits down with Bobby Frasor, a former McDonald’s All-American at Brother Rice, national champion at North Carolina and professional basketball player overseas. Frasor is about to embark as his third season as the head coach at his alma mater. Topics include being a ball boy for his dad at Eisenhower, playing with sharpshooters, going downstate his senior year, the Crusader Crazies, impressing Roy Williams at an AAU tournament in Houston, committing to North Carolina, FaceTiming with Tyler Hansbrough, […]

--2017 NOV 6
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Bobby Frasor is ready for year three at the helm of Brother Rice basketball

Getting to know new UIC Flames athletic director Garrett Klassy

Sam Panayotovich sits down with Garrett Klassy, the new athletic director at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Topics include the newest chapter of Flames athletics, a rising basketball program, growing up reading the sports pages on the family farm in Wisconsin, connecting with Curtis Granderson and the alumni base, the best barbecue in Alabama, working with Chip Kelly at Oregon and having big dreams for UIC.

--2017 AUG 16
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Getting to know new UIC Flames athletic director Garrett Klassy

Phil Segroves leads Mount Carmel into new era of basketball

Sam Panayotovich sits down with Mount Carmel head varsity basketball coach Phil Segrovesas he embarks on his first campaign with the Caravan. Topics include Segroves’ 19 year tenure at the school, his coaching roots,Alabama accents, tales from freshman football,being a father, building a program of his own and welcoming Dwyane Wade to the MC family. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3220321/3220321_2016-11-16-232221.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3801.mp3

--2016 NOV 18
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Phil Segroves leads Mount Carmel into new era of basketball

Shootaround: Steph Curry up close, Morgan Park vs. CPS, former Bulls PA voice Ray Clay

Sam Panayotovich talks Chicago hoops with you once a week on WGN Radio. This week’s guest is Berwyn native and former Chicago Bulls public address announcer Ray Clay. Topics include stories from a day withNBA MVP Steph Curry, Golden State’s 31-point win at the United Center, Morgan Park’s successful boys basketball boycott and the legendary career of former Bulls coach Johnny Bach.Clay discusses how he found out about the Bulls announcing job, his tryout in the dark, the overwhelming crowd […]

--2016 JAN 23
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Shootaround: Steph Curry up close, Morgan Park vs. CPS, former Bulls PA voice Ray Clay

Shootaround: Balancing Bulls expectations, McIntosh Mania, Warriors’ winning ways

Sam Panayotovich talks Chicago hoops with you once a week on WGN Radio. This week’s guest is Chicago native and current KNBR senior staff writer Dieter Kurtenbach. Topics include more Bulls ups and downs, patellar tendinitis for Derrick Rose, Jabari Parker’s first professional game in the Windy City and Bryant McIntosh’s mission to steer Northwestern to its first NCAA tournament berth. Kurtenbach — who covers the defending NBA champion Warriors — discusses Steve Kerr’s brilliant system, Steph Curry’s revolutionary playmaking […]

--2016 JAN 13
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Shootaround: Balancing Bulls expectations, McIntosh Mania, Warriors’ winning ways

Shootaround: Consistently inconsistent Bulls, “The Race to 82,” Chicago hoops legend Deon Thomas

Sam Panayotovich talks Chicago hoops with you once a week on WGN Radio. This week’s guest is Chicago basketball legend and current UIC Flames assistant coach Deon Thomas. Topics include the Bulls’ battle with inconsistency, “The Race to 82,” our state’s best college hoops teamand a huge high school showdown this week. Thomas talks about being teammates with a young Shaquille O’Neal, learning from Lou Henson at Illinois, playing basketball overseas, compiling his coaching style, his valuable stint at Lewis […]

--2015 DEC 9
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Shootaround: Consistently inconsistent Bulls, “The Race to 82,” Chicago hoops legend Deon Thomas

Shootaround: Blog a Bull’s Chris Terzic

Sam Panayotovich talks Chicago hoops with you once a week on WGN Radio. It’s an interview only episode given the Thanksgiving holiday. This week’s guest is Blog a Bull’s Chris Terzic. Topics include Sam and Chris growing up down the street, Jimmy Butler keeping things afloat, imagining life after Derrick Rose, Fred Hoiberg’s impact, Serbian basketball players, the early 2000s Sacramento Kings and Michael Wilbon’s recent comments about bloggers. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/shootaround/Shootaround005.mp3

--2015 NOV 26
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Shootaround: Blog a Bull’s Chris Terzic

Shootaround: Jimmy Butler’s ascension, Tyler Ulis making waves, Slam Magazine’s Chris Cason

Sam Panayotovich talks Chicago hoops with you once a week on WGN Radio. This week’s guest is Slam Magazine’s Chris Cason. Topics include opportunity for Jimmy Butler, Steph Curry’s brilliance, Paul George’s recovery, rising point guard Tyler Ulis, Derrick Rose’s ups and downs, ramifications of AAU basketball, shoe collections, fashion with Chandler Parsons and college basketball’s Champions Classic. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/shootaround/Shootaround004.mp3

--2015 NOV 20
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Shootaround: Jimmy Butler’s ascension, Tyler Ulis making waves, Slam Magazine’s Chris Cason

Shootaround: Rose rusty, Noah’s nagging knee, DePaul men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao

Sam Panayotovich talks Chicago hoops with you once a week on WGN Radio. This week’s guest is DePaul men’s basketball head coach Dave Leitao,who’s ready to reignite the Blue Demons program in Lincoln Park. Topics include Derrick Rose’s early struggles, Joakim Noah’s knee issues, Kevin Garnett’s Chicago roots, the newest NBA D-League team, Jim Calhoun’s passion, Ray Allen’s competitive drive and the plan to bring more local talent to DePaul.

--2015 NOV 12
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Shootaround: Rose rusty, Noah’s nagging knee, DePaul men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao

Latest Episodes

What retirement? Mount Carmel forces out football coach Frank Lenti after 34 years

It was a messy day on the South Side at Mount Carmel High School. Initial reports from school officials indicated that longtime head football coach Frank Lenti — the winningest coach in Illinois history — was retiring and that Jordan Lynch was taking over. The end result is the same, but the details are far murkier and the fall out between the administration and Lenti is real messy. WGN Radio’s Sam Panayotovich has the story on the Caravan coaching change. […]

--2017 DEC 31
Comments
What retirement? Mount Carmel forces out football coach Frank Lenti after 34 years

Bobby Frasor is ready for year three at the helm of Brother Rice basketball

Sam Panayotovich sits down with Bobby Frasor, a former McDonald’s All-American at Brother Rice, national champion at North Carolina and professional basketball player overseas. Frasor is about to embark as his third season as the head coach at his alma mater. Topics include being a ball boy for his dad at Eisenhower, playing with sharpshooters, going downstate his senior year, the Crusader Crazies, impressing Roy Williams at an AAU tournament in Houston, committing to North Carolina, FaceTiming with Tyler Hansbrough, […]

--2017 NOV 6
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Bobby Frasor is ready for year three at the helm of Brother Rice basketball

Getting to know new UIC Flames athletic director Garrett Klassy

Sam Panayotovich sits down with Garrett Klassy, the new athletic director at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Topics include the newest chapter of Flames athletics, a rising basketball program, growing up reading the sports pages on the family farm in Wisconsin, connecting with Curtis Granderson and the alumni base, the best barbecue in Alabama, working with Chip Kelly at Oregon and having big dreams for UIC.

--2017 AUG 16
Comments
Getting to know new UIC Flames athletic director Garrett Klassy

Phil Segroves leads Mount Carmel into new era of basketball

Sam Panayotovich sits down with Mount Carmel head varsity basketball coach Phil Segrovesas he embarks on his first campaign with the Caravan. Topics include Segroves’ 19 year tenure at the school, his coaching roots,Alabama accents, tales from freshman football,being a father, building a program of his own and welcoming Dwyane Wade to the MC family. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3220321/3220321_2016-11-16-232221.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3801.mp3

--2016 NOV 18
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Phil Segroves leads Mount Carmel into new era of basketball

Shootaround: Steph Curry up close, Morgan Park vs. CPS, former Bulls PA voice Ray Clay

Sam Panayotovich talks Chicago hoops with you once a week on WGN Radio. This week’s guest is Berwyn native and former Chicago Bulls public address announcer Ray Clay. Topics include stories from a day withNBA MVP Steph Curry, Golden State’s 31-point win at the United Center, Morgan Park’s successful boys basketball boycott and the legendary career of former Bulls coach Johnny Bach.Clay discusses how he found out about the Bulls announcing job, his tryout in the dark, the overwhelming crowd […]

--2016 JAN 23
Comments
Shootaround: Steph Curry up close, Morgan Park vs. CPS, former Bulls PA voice Ray Clay

Shootaround: Balancing Bulls expectations, McIntosh Mania, Warriors’ winning ways

Sam Panayotovich talks Chicago hoops with you once a week on WGN Radio. This week’s guest is Chicago native and current KNBR senior staff writer Dieter Kurtenbach. Topics include more Bulls ups and downs, patellar tendinitis for Derrick Rose, Jabari Parker’s first professional game in the Windy City and Bryant McIntosh’s mission to steer Northwestern to its first NCAA tournament berth. Kurtenbach — who covers the defending NBA champion Warriors — discusses Steve Kerr’s brilliant system, Steph Curry’s revolutionary playmaking […]

--2016 JAN 13
Comments
Shootaround: Balancing Bulls expectations, McIntosh Mania, Warriors’ winning ways

Shootaround: Consistently inconsistent Bulls, “The Race to 82,” Chicago hoops legend Deon Thomas

Sam Panayotovich talks Chicago hoops with you once a week on WGN Radio. This week’s guest is Chicago basketball legend and current UIC Flames assistant coach Deon Thomas. Topics include the Bulls’ battle with inconsistency, “The Race to 82,” our state’s best college hoops teamand a huge high school showdown this week. Thomas talks about being teammates with a young Shaquille O’Neal, learning from Lou Henson at Illinois, playing basketball overseas, compiling his coaching style, his valuable stint at Lewis […]

--2015 DEC 9
Comments
Shootaround: Consistently inconsistent Bulls, “The Race to 82,” Chicago hoops legend Deon Thomas

Shootaround: Blog a Bull’s Chris Terzic

Sam Panayotovich talks Chicago hoops with you once a week on WGN Radio. It’s an interview only episode given the Thanksgiving holiday. This week’s guest is Blog a Bull’s Chris Terzic. Topics include Sam and Chris growing up down the street, Jimmy Butler keeping things afloat, imagining life after Derrick Rose, Fred Hoiberg’s impact, Serbian basketball players, the early 2000s Sacramento Kings and Michael Wilbon’s recent comments about bloggers. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/shootaround/Shootaround005.mp3

--2015 NOV 26
Comments
Shootaround: Blog a Bull’s Chris Terzic

Shootaround: Jimmy Butler’s ascension, Tyler Ulis making waves, Slam Magazine’s Chris Cason

Sam Panayotovich talks Chicago hoops with you once a week on WGN Radio. This week’s guest is Slam Magazine’s Chris Cason. Topics include opportunity for Jimmy Butler, Steph Curry’s brilliance, Paul George’s recovery, rising point guard Tyler Ulis, Derrick Rose’s ups and downs, ramifications of AAU basketball, shoe collections, fashion with Chandler Parsons and college basketball’s Champions Classic. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/shootaround/Shootaround004.mp3

--2015 NOV 20
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Shootaround: Jimmy Butler’s ascension, Tyler Ulis making waves, Slam Magazine’s Chris Cason

Shootaround: Rose rusty, Noah’s nagging knee, DePaul men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao

Sam Panayotovich talks Chicago hoops with you once a week on WGN Radio. This week’s guest is DePaul men’s basketball head coach Dave Leitao,who’s ready to reignite the Blue Demons program in Lincoln Park. Topics include Derrick Rose’s early struggles, Joakim Noah’s knee issues, Kevin Garnett’s Chicago roots, the newest NBA D-League team, Jim Calhoun’s passion, Ray Allen’s competitive drive and the plan to bring more local talent to DePaul.

--2015 NOV 12
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Shootaround: Rose rusty, Noah’s nagging knee, DePaul men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao
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