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The Handle Podcast – Jim McIlvaine: 9/13/15

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By Reinis Lacis (@LamarMatic)

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Jim McIlvaine joined me to talk both Xs and Os and fun stuff about the NBA of the 90s:

A stint down the stretch of the 1995-96 season during which he averaged 4.9ppg, 5.9rpg and 5.4bpg;
How injuries to starters can give the rest of players more freedom to succeed (a topic also talked about with Tracy Murray in the previous podcast);
Protecting the rim and Jim taking charges to do so;
Jim Lynam being ahead of the game by using +/- to evaluate player performance;
The advanced data and resources NBA teams had in the 1990s;
How statistically-informed the Supersonics were, the impact of then-assistant coaches Terry Stotts, Dwane Casey and Tim Grgurich;
The differences between Seattle’s and New Jersey Nets infrastructure;
The Washington Bullets “You Da Man” rap song and the stories behind it;
Jim’s anecdotes about Gheorghe Muresan, Rasheed Wallace, Gary Payton, Chris Gatling, Stephen Jackson and Stephon Marbury;
His memories of the late Derek Smith.

Some interesting snippets of the interview:

The media related to the podcast:

Adam Ryan’s interview with Jim McIlvaine

The 1994-95 Washington Bullets You Da Man version:

The 1995-96 version, one which I mistakenly assumed wasn’t on YouTube:

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Thanks to Jim McIlvaine for his time and the awesome insight in the NBA’s past.

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