Tony Castricone uses his platform as voice of the Washington Huskies to talk interesting people into having interesting conversations with the hopes of entertaining college sports fans, or enriching their lives.
University of Washington men's basketball coach Mike Hopkins has won the Pac-12 Conference Coach of the Year Award each of his first two seasons on the job. But he's never hosted a podcast in his backyard... until now.
In this episode, Tony and Coach Hop discuss...
- the importance of making the NCAA Tournament (3:12 mark)
- Mike's upbringing in Southern California (10:44)
- what got Coach Hop into coaching (14:54)
- being more than just a coach to his players (23:26)
- being a part of a national championship team at Syracuse (32:20)
- the recruitment of incoming freshman Isaiah Stewart (39:15)
- Jaden McDaniels (47:57)
- his scheduling philosophy (57:14)
- their cross-country moves to Seattle (58:32)
- Jaylen Nowell heading to the NBA (1:08:00)
- Coach Hop begins interviewing Tony about broadcasting (1:13:58)