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Legends Podcast

podcast_logo.pngThe Legends Podcast gives our listeners an in depth look into the greatest basketball stars of the past, present and future. With a focus on Hall of Famers, you will hear the greatest stories told by the legends that lived them. Along with our Hall of Famers, hear stories from past legends, current stars, coaches, media personalities, and other basketball dignitaries. Listen along as you learn the game's history from the place where the game was invented.

Podcast can also be heard on Soundcloud, Stitcher, iTunes, and Google Play!

Current Episode

12/13  Jerry Lucas

Tune in to hear Class of 1980 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinee, Jerry Lucas. Topics include his experiences at Ohio State, what it was like playing in the Olympics, and the chemistry he shared with Oscar Robertson.

2017 Schedule
 
8/2  David SternIn the inaugural episode of the Hall of Fame Legends Podcast, tune in to listen to Class of 2014 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinee, and one of the most influential commissioners in American sports history, David Stern. Topics include what his hopes were for the NBA Lottery system, what his top priorities were when taking over as commissioner, and what the early discussions were like when creating the WNBA. He also mentions basketball’s international push and how basketball makes the overseas jump more than any other North American sport.
 
Make sure to watch David Stern’s Hall of Fame Induction Speech at www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjuJqR-UmS0 and view his Hall of Fame profile at www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/david-stern/ .
 

 
8/9  Dick Vitale

In this episode of the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Legends Podcast host Kyle Belanger speaks with the one and only, Class of 2008 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinee, Dick Vitale. Topics include what it feels like being a celebrity, how “Awesome Baby” came to be, and how he uses social media to stay young and hip.

Make sure to watch Dick Vitale’s Hall of Fame Induction Speech at www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5-acctJnMs and view his Hall of Fame profile at www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/dick-vitale/

 

 
8/16  David Robinson

In this episode of the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Legends Podcast host Kyle Belanger speaks with Class of 2009 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinee, David Robinson, or better known as “The Admiral”. Topics include how he got his nickname, why he chose to join the military, and the process leading up to his draft.

Make sure to watch David Robinson’s Hall of Fame Induction Speech at www.youtube.com/watch?v=90kdNUWYMlQ and view his Hall of Fame profile at www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/david-robinson/ .

 

8/23  Bob Cousy

In this episode of the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Legends Podcast host Kyle Belanger speaks with whom many consider to be one of the best playmakers ever, and Class of 1971 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinee, Bob Cousy. Topics include his transition from playing to coaching and broadcasting, how his upbringing shaped who he is today, and the story behind his draft.

Make sure to visit Bob Cousy’s Hall of Fame profile at www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/bob-cousy/ .

8/30  Annie Meyers-Drysdale

In this episode of the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Legends Podcast, host Kyle Belanger speaks with Class of 1993 Basketball Hall of Fame and Olympic Silver Medalist, Ann Meyers Drysdale. Topics include how her journey helped shape her, the obstacles she’s faced, and how the women’s game has changed since its start.

Make sure to watch Ann Meyers Drysdale’s Hall of Fame Induction Speech at www.youtube.com/watch?v=81suZ-BNFEE and view her Hall of Fame profile at www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/ann-meyers/ .

9/6  Jerry Colangelo
In this episode, hear the Hall of Fame's Chairman of the Board discuss growing up in Chicago Heights, his love affair for basketball, his early playing days, and his rise to stardom as one of the greatest NBA Team Executives ever to take over a franchise.
 
 
9/13  Mike Krzyzewski
Class of 2001 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinee, Mike Krzyzewski, or better known as Coach K discusses topics such as what makes a great coach, what Coach Knight taught him, and how his players impact his life.
 
9/20  Denise CurryClass of 1997 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinee, Denise Curry talks about topics that include what it’s been like watching and helping the women’s game evolve, how she developed her coaching style, and what it’s like not only playing in the Olympics, but winning gold on American soil.
 

9/27  Tiny ArchibaldTune in with the man who made it cool to be “tiny” in the NBA, and Class of 1991 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinee, Nate “Tiny” Archibald. Topics include his early beginnings and how he found the love of basketball, what it’s like being a student athlete in college, and the mindset he had when being drafted into the NBA.

 
10/4  Jim BoeheimHear Class of 2005 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinee, Jim Boeheim discuss topics which include what it was like being a walk-on at Syracuse, the impact Dave Bing had on him as a roommate and teammate, and what he’s learned through coaching.
 
10/11  Wayne EmbryBe sure to listen to Class of 1999 Hall of Fame Enshrinee Wayne Embry talk about topics that include the phone call with Bill Russell that changed his life forever, the impact of being the first African American GM in the NBA, and what he believes is the most important advancement basketball has seen so far.
 

10/18  Clyde DrexlerYou don't want to miss 1995 NBA Champion, 10X All-Star, and Class of 2004 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinee, Clyde Drexler, better known as “The Glide”. Topics include putting some phi slamma jamma rumors to rest, how he thinks everyone should play basketball, and what it’s like playing in the Olympics with guys you’ve never played with, or have a relationship with.

10/25  Elgin BaylorBe sure to listen in to 11X NBA All-Star, and Class of 1977 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinee, Elgin Baylor. Topics include the difficulties he faced transitioning from playing working the front office, the skill sets he had to develop to become successful, and what the atmosphere was like being a Laker.

11/1  Anne DonovanListen to one of the greatest post players in women’s basketball history, and Class of 1995 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinee, Anne Donovan. Topics include what it’s like being a coach who has also played, how her coaching philosophy has evolved over the years, and what it’s like to watch the Final Four games now.


 
11/8  Earl Monroe
Tune in to hear Class of 1990 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinee, Earl Monroe, or better known as “The Pearl” discuss topics that include the impact Coach Gaines (“Big House”) had on him, what Philadelphia-style basketball is like, and the events leading up to his draft.
 

11/15  George Raveling

Don't miss Class of 2015 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinee, George Raveling. Topics include the mental challenges and adjustments he had to make while at Villanova, his experience with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and what values he carries with him throughout his coaching and day to day living.

11/22  Hank Nichols

In today’s episode of the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Legends Podcast,  21 year NCAA referee, and Class of 2012 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinee, Hank Nichols discusses topics which include how important it is to bring real life experiences to the court as a referee, what his motivation was to start reffing, and what he looks for in reffing a good game.

11/29  Katrina McClain

Tune in to hear Class of 2012 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinee, Katrina McClain. Topics include what the locker rooms were like after winning, her relationship with Coach Landers and Teresa Edwards while at Georgia, and how being an introvert shaped her basketball career.

12/6  Isiah Thomas

Be sure to listen to 12X NBA All-Star, and Class of 2000 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinee, Isiah Thomas. Topics include how growing up in Chicago shaped his basketball career, the development of his relationship with Coach Knight, and the difficulties he faced when going to Detroit.

12/13  Jerry Lucas

Tune in to hear Class of 1980 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinee, Jerry Lucas. Topics include his experiences at Ohio State, what it was like playing in the Olympics, and the chemistry he shared with Oscar Robertson.

12/20  Jamaal Wilkes

Class of 2012 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinee, Jamaal Wilkes, or better known as “Silk” speaks on topics such as how storybook his life was growing up in California, his experiences being coached by John Wooden at UCLA, and how his approach to the game changed throughout the years.

12/27  Artis GilmoreDon't miss Class of 2011 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinee, Artis Gilmore, also better known as the A-Train. Topics include how his upbringing shaped his mentality and skill development, how his transition from college to the pros seemed so effortless, and what it was like during the merge between the ABA and NBA.

 

 
2018 Schedule Includes...
 
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Geno Auriemma, Leon Barmore, Rick Barry, Dick Bavetta, Dave Bing, Larry Bird, Carol Blazejowski, Jim Calhoun, Van Chancellor, Jerry Colangelo, Jody Conradt, Dave Cowens, Denny Crum, Louie Dampier, Teresa Edwards, Gail Goodrich, Russ Granik, Cliff Hagan, Sylvia Hatchell, Spencer Haywood, Bailey Howell, Bob Hurley, Dan Issel, Tom Izzo, Nancy Lieberman, Herb Magee, Bob McAdoo, Billie Moore, Bob Pettit, Cathy Rush, Satch Sanders, Bill Walton, Roy Williams, and more!
 
Also be in the lookout for more unique interviews to include current stars, former legends, media personalities, coaches and more!