Podcasts

Every week I do a podcast with Rob Scott and George Rowland from EuroLeague Adventures. You can subscribe on iTunes and SoundCloud. If you like the show, we always appreciate positive ratings and reviews.

2017 EuroLeague Final Four: Fenerbahce Win the Crown!

Sam and Savaş send in their reactions from Sinan Erdem Dome, joined by Rob, Austin and George from afar, as Fenerbahçe became the first ever Turkish Euroleague champions, taking down Olympiacos 80 – 64. What a game, what a performance… and we’re only talking about Savaş holding it together long enough before joining the parade.

 

2017 EuroLeague Final Four: Semifinal Reaction Pod

What a night of drama in Istanbul as Olympiacos took down CSKA Moscow for the fourth consecutive time at the Final Four, and hosts Fenerbahçe brutally put Real Madrid to bed with a display of power and efficiency. Ekpe Udoh had a near triple double, Nikola Kalinic was that monster in the mirror and Vassilis Spanoulis did what he does. Again.

We had Sam Meyerkopf and Savas Birdal in the arena, and they give us all of their takes on the night’s drama (and the post-game press conference), plus interviews with Fenerbahçe’s Bobby Dixon and Nikola Kalinic, and Patric Young of Olympiacos.

 

2017 EuroLeague Final Four Preview

The Final Four returns to Istanbul five years after The Printezis Shot. We preview the semifinal matchups CSKA Moscow vs. Olympiacos and Fenerbahce vs. Real Madrid. We break down key matchups, talk about players to watch and make predictions.

 

The Bogdan Bogdanovic Podcast

Fenerbahçe took Game 2 in OAKA to go with their Game 1 victory, and became the first team in Euroleague history to go 2-0 up on the road in a playoff series. Rob, Austin and George went on the mic to chew it all over… once we picked our jaws up off the floor, that is. We also reacted to CSKA Moscow’s dramatic win on Kyle Hines’ free throws one second from the end to put the defending champs 2-0 up on Baskonia.

 

Playoff Previews Part 2: Big-Game Georgios and Real’s F4 Return? 

In our Playoff Preview Part Two we look at the rest of the series: #3 Olympiacos vs #6 Anadolu Efes and #1 Real Madrid vs #8 Darussafaka Dogus.  Check out Part One for CSKA Moscow v Baskonia and Panathinaikos v Fenerbahçe.

 

Playoff Previews Part 1: Zeljko and Xavi Reunited for Revenge, Baskonia’s Moscow Mission Impossible? 

IT’S PLAYOFF TIME! Yes, it’s finally here, and the podcast crew is right with you, to preview everything that’s about to go down as eight teams look to book their ticket to the Euroleague Final Four in Istanbul.

This is Part One, where Austin, George and Rob break down #2 CSKA Moscow vs #7 Baskonia Vitoria-Gastiez and #4 Panathinaikos vs #5 Fenerbahçe, and of course give our stone cold certain picks for each series.

Look out for Part Two dropping soon after for #3 Olympiacos vs #6 Anadolu Efes and #1 Real Madrid vs #Darussafaka Dogus.

 

Scouting the Nike Hoop Summit and EuroLeague Playoff Picture

We’re back with a dual focus edition this week – in the first half Austin reports live from the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon, on young European NBA Draft prospects Isaiah Hartenstein, Kostja Mushidi, Tadas Sederkerskis, Felipe Dos Anjos and Borisa Simanic as they prepare to go up against a US team full of McDonalds’ All-Americans.

That takes you up to 28 minutes, then we dive into the Euroleague Regular Season’s final round and all the playoff possibilities: Daçka vs Crvena Zvezda in a play-in game for eighth, plus all the permutations on Panathinaikos, Baskonia, Anadolu Efes and Fenerbahçe.

 

Homecourt the Goal, is Fener in a Hole? 

We’re back! Eurocup and March Madness are both cool but there’s nothing like Euroleague, so Rob, Austin and George grabbed the mic to talk the race for eighth between Crvena Zvezda and Darussafaka Dogus, Fenerbahçe’s injury issues and two-game slide, Peak Anthony Randolph at Real Madrid, Olympiacos and Anadolu Efes’ recent surge. Oh, and George wasn’t too thrilled with Amar’e Stoudamire in the Eurocup Semi Finals, but happy with how it ended…

https://soundcloud.com/euroleagueadventures/homecourt-the-goal-is-fener-in

 

Markkanen Madness! Euros to Watch in the NCAA Tournament

Hey! It’s Spring, the best time of year. Stop pretending that you don’t care about college basketball, and get into March Madness Mode. We don’t know our Mo Wagner from our Mo Money Mo Problems, so we roped in our old friend and ELA co-founder Sam Meyerkopf, who definitely does. Sam is now a scouting advisor to teams up and down the European spectrum and since returning to the US a few years ago has really cornered the college circuit.

 

Simon Jatsch and the Biggest Little Point Guards

As Rob’s holiday extends into its second week Austin and George welcome scouting consultant Simon Jatsch back to the podcast. We talk about Zalgiris keeping their playoff hopes alive with Lukas Lekavicius leading them to a win in Freak City, whether Panathinaikos can improve their form leading into the playoffs, and Simon gives us some insider insight into the players outside of the Euroleague who could make a splash next season and his favourite small Point Guards.

https://soundcloud.com/euroleagueadventures/game-breakdowns-and-tiny-point-guard-shoutouts

 

EuroLeague.TV Commentator Andy West 

With Rob taking a holiday to Japan, Austin and George are joined by Euroleague TV play-by-play commentator Andy West. Discussion is centred around his recent trip to Moscow to contribute to the upcoming Euroleague documentary on CSKA’s Nando De Colo, we also discuss his thoughts on the candidates for end of season awards, Playoff & Final 4 contenders and whether Georgios Bartzokas or Luis Enrique will be bidding Adéu to FC Barcelona first.

 

Top Four and Triple Doubles

The podcast crew of Rob, Austin and George return to focus attention on the top four teams in Euroleague and whether they are pulling away. Also: Luka Dončić and triple-double possibilities, whether Xavier Munford sans injury can push Barça into the playoffs, omissions-scandal at Volkswagen Arena (players omitting to pass), Coach of the Year, Crvena Zvezda and some fascinating statistical nuggets

 

Turkey Talk with Savas Birdal

After the great reaction to last week’s show we had to have another guest from Istanbul, so we drafted in Savaş Birdal of Courtside Diaries and general Twitter commentary fame, to focus in on Fenerbahçe, (a little) Galatasaray, Anadolu Efes and Darüşşafaka Doğuş. We also threw a bonus look at a resurgent Zalgiris Kaunas.

 

Surveying the Euro Hoops Scene with Ermal Kuqo

We have a treat this week on the podcast as the regular crew of Austin, George and Rob are joined by Ermal Kuqo for his take on a huge range of topics in European basketball today.

As everyone will be aware, Ermal played for Fenerbahçe, KK Split, Efes Pilsen, Valencia,  Pivovarna Lasko, Galatasaray and others in a 20+ year pro career at the top of European hoops. Now an overseas scouting consultant with the Los Angeles Clippers, he shared his wealth of experience in the game as a player and now a talent evaluator, and has plenty to say on how European teams might be doing things wrong, and what they should do better.

 

 

Bosphorous or Bust: Fener Takes a Flier on Anthony Bennett

Another podcast, another former lottery pick tries to turn the beat around with Zeljko Obradovic and Fenerbahçe. But Anthony Bennett is no ordinary #1 pick, and not so much in the good way. Austin, Rob and George debate how this one might turn out, and digest the instant classic in Belgrade as Crvena Zvezda sent Bennett’s new team home empty handed.

https://soundcloud.com/euroleagueadventures/bosphorous-or-bust-fener-takes

 

Maccabi Mayhem + Zizic, Zenit and Zany Hair

After not exactly crushing the betting markets with their predictions last week, the podcast team move into calmer waters and react to last week’s goings on in and around Euroleague. Rob, Austin and George take a look back at the biggest games.

 

Resolutions and Reckonings 

It’s a brand new year on the calendar and the Regular Season is halfway through. What better time for Rob, Austin and George to suggest some resolutions that could really benefit different members of the Euroleague family (Barcelona, Maccabi and Real Madrid)

LosCrossovers.com International Basketball Podcast

Episode 1: Abe Woldeslassie, Director of Basketball Operations at Davidson College

https://loscrossovers.com/2015/08/26/podcast-episode-1-abe-woldeslassie-director-of-basketball-ops-at-davidson/

 

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