Episode 21: Coach K, Mike Krzyzewski (featuring Sue Bird)
The word legend gets thrown around a lot these days. But then again, in some rare cases it almost doesn't seem to be enough. That is precisely what we have on this episode of "The Old Man and the Three" as JJ and Tommy welcome in a true legend of the game on every level, the one and only "Coach K", Mike Krzyzewski. And, as if that isn't enough, another guest worthy of "legend" status joins for the intro and TOP 5/Draft, WNBA Champion and future Hall of Famer Sue Bird. Sue Bird RUNDOWN Recaps her WNBA Finals victory Having Megan with her in the bubble First thing she did after she got out of the bubble Acclimating to life outside the bubble and being back in society NBA Finals breakdown How the lack of fans played a major role in the playoffs The effect of no fans on shooting performances Describing the elation of winning a championship Coach K RUNDOWN What was his first impression of JJ JJ's practice routine Coach comments on JJ's turnaround in the NBA What's the goal for this college basketball season On the practice/social distancing process at Duke What was it like telling his players that the NCAA tournament was cancelled On helping his players through quarantine and creating a virtual national championship for them Putting closure on last season. Discussion about JJ's sophomore season troubles and how he "crossed a bridge" to get through it May 21st 2004. The most important day in JJ's basketball career How he watches his players closely to keep a healthy environment On his belief in therapy and talking it through with players Tells a great story about Marshall Plumlee and his accomplishment of becoming an Army Ranger JJ talks about the moment Coach K went from just a coach to a coach and a friend On giving full impowerment to his teams and how that builds confidence. On roasting Coach K Embracing the "one and done" era How would JJ have done if he left early Adaptability is vital to success Embracing change and being impressed with the younger generation How America needs to get better How close was Coach K to taking the Lakers job in 2004 Coach shares an amazing Kobe story Dream team vs Redeem team... who wins? How great the NBA has handled the pandemic What separates the "LeBrons" and "Kobes" from everyone else TOP 5/DRAFT
Episode 20: DeMar DeRozan
About The Show
New Orleans Pelicans Guard JJ Redick and his co-host Tommy Alter discuss the NBA, current events and interview some of the biggest names in the NBA, entertainment and political worlds. Launching from inside the NBA bubble, the show offers unprecedented access to the league while telling the stories of an eclectic rotating group of guests.