Adrian Wojnarowski, the most dominant force in NBA reporting, brings you inside the league with The Woj Pod. Woj is probing the biggest newsmakers in the sport – from the commissioner, to general managers, coaches and star players – to bring listeners inside the processes, personas and stories that impact the NBA. Beyond longer sit-down interviews in our New York studios, Woj will deliver real-time podcasts with league personnel built around breaking news.
Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey drops into the Vertical Podcast to visit with Adrian Wojnarowski for an illuminating, wide-ranging conversation. Olshey, one of the NBA’s elite front office executives, discusses everything from the Blazers rebuilding process, his construction of the Los Angeles Clippers roster to his brief, first career as an actor in afternoon soaps and commercials. Olshey discusses his beliefs on player development, running an NBA organization and the importance of building relationships in the information gathering aspects of the front office. In the Insider Segment, The Vertical’s front office insider Bobby Marks discusses the state of the Brooklyn Nets and the telltale choices facing the franchise as it looks for a new GM and coach. Marks spent two decades in the Nets front office.