OKC Thunder coach Billy Donovan and Chicago Bulls beat writer KC Johnson
Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Open Floor podcast. Hosted by NBA insider Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated’s NBA podcast dishes weekly analysis and features guest appearances from some of the biggest names in the NBA and sports media. In this episode, Mannix welcomes Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan. They talk about why he chose to leave the college coaching ranks for the NBA, what happened in Orlando, how he connected with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, transitioning to the pros and more. Also joining the show is K.C. Johnson, Chicago Bulls beat writer for the Chicago Tribune. They discuss Derrick Rose’s latest injury, the differences between new coach Fred Hoiberg and former coach Tom Thibodeau and much more. You can subscribe to the Open Floor podcast on iTunes, and you can find more great Sports Illustrated podcasts at si.com/podcasts. -- Open Floor is brought to you by the SeatGeek app, available in app stores and at http://seatgeek.com. Enter code OPENFLOOR in the app to for a $20 rebate off your first ticket purchase. We're also sponsored by FanDuel. Enter promo code OPENFLOOR at http://FanDuel.com for up to $200 in bonus cash. Music by The Passion Hifi https://twitter.com/Passion_HiFi
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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.