Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix provides a weekly window into the world of basketball, from breakdowns of the biggest news and trends to conversations with players and personnel.
The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix launches February 2nd!
Chris Mannix heads to Los Angeles for a sit down interview with Paul Pierce of the Los Angeles Clippers. Paul & Chris have known each other for many years and The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix debuts with this in depth interview. Bulls beat writer KC Johnson also makes an appearance in this first episode.
On this week's episode of The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, Mannix catches up with former Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks. Brooks discusses his nomadic NBA career as a player, the pain of being traded--and being traded mid-game, no less--his experiences in Oklahoma City, his relationship with Kevin Durant and the disappointment he felt being let go so close to seeing the team develop into an NBA champion.
With the NBA trade deadline on Thursday, The Vertical Senior Writer Chris Mannix suggests three teams that should aggressively pursue trades and two that should be very cautious about making them. Plus, former National Player of the Year--and current member of the Westchester Knicks--Jimmer Fredette joins the podcast to talk his All-Star weekend experience, the humbling experience of playing in the D-League and just how crazy it got at the height of Jimmer-mania.
It wasn’t the wild trade deadline many hoped for, but there were still plenty of deals to talk about, and a few that didn’t happen to dissect. Join Chris, Adrian Wojnarowski, Bobby Marks and Brian Scalabrine for The Vertical NBA Trade Deadline Special.
On this week's episode of The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford joins the program. Clifford digs deep into his past to discuss his early days as a small school college coach to his rise up the latter to the NBA. Steve also touches on the many friendships he shares with his former players, and gives his take on why Patrick Ewing hasn't been offered a head coaching gig in the NBA.
On this week's episode of The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens takes a seat with Chris to discuss his mercurial rise through the basketball ranks. Stevens talks about how his early career decisions led him to the head coaching job with Butler and then settles in to discuss the differences between coaching in college and the pros. He also breaks down the game and how he approaches life's challenges in the NBA. It's all here on the Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.
On this weeks episode of The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, Toronto Raptors All-Star Guard DeMar DeRozan and NBA front office insider for The Vertical Bobby Marks join the program. DeMar talks about what it was like growing up in Compton, CA and how he was able to stay focused on his dream of getting to the NBA, while Bobby breaks down why Kevin Love hasn't been able to fit in with the Cleveland Cavaliers this season.
On this bonus episode of the Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, Detroit Pistons All-Star Center Andre Drummond joins the program. Drummond talks about what goes into being one of the best rebounders in the NBA and what it's like playing for Stan Van Gundy.
On this weeks episode of The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, Atlanta Hawks Guard Dennis Schroder joins the program. Dennis talks about what it was like growing up in Germany and how the passing of his father motivated him to play basketball and become the player he is today.