Earl Watson, Phoenix Suns head coach
Welcome to the return of the Open Floor, SI’s NBA Podcast. Hosted by SI senior writer Lee Jenkins, the podcast welcomes new Phoenix Suns head coach and former NBA point guard Earl Watson. In this episode, Watson opens up about playing pickup basketball at UCLA with Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant, his biggest coaching influences – John Wooden, Hubie Brown, Jerry Sloan and Jeff Hornacek – and the lessons he learned from them. Watson also touches on the legendary trash talk of Gary Payton, the drama around Markieff Morris and much more. Tweet Lee Jenkins at twitter.com/si_leejenkins, and use the hashtag #openfloor to have your voice heard. You can find more great Sports Illustrated podcasts at si.com/podcasts, and please subscribe to us on iTunes and Stitcher. -- Today’s show is brought to you by FreshBooks. For freelancers and small business owners, Freshbooks takes the pain out of accounting. Have a question about the service? A real-live human will answer every call in about 3 rings. Get your 30-day free trial by going to FreshBooks.com/openfloor and entering OPENFLOOR.
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About The Show
From the NBA draft to the playoffs and back again, Ben Golliver and Michael Pina take you on a ride up and down the NBA standings, laying out the latest news and rumors along the way, and leaving no basketball conspiracy theory stone left unturned. Strap on your tinfoil hat and welcome to the Open Floor Globe.