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The Handle Podcast – Kevin Loder: 03/30/17

Two-time NAIA All-American Kevin Loder stopped by to talk about playing multiple sports while growing up, the cultural significance of Alabama State’s success during his time there and remember his days with the early 1980s Kansas City Kings.

March 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Handle Podcast – Jeff Cook: 02/20/17

Idaho State Bengals legend Jeff Cook came on the podcast to relive the Bengals 1976-77 season in which they reached the Elite Eight, share memories from his time with the great 1980s Phoenix Suns and tell stories from teams and leagues like the Cleveland Cavaliers and the…

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Handle Podcast – Gus Gerard: 02/13/17

Gus Gerard — one of the few ever Spirits of St. Louis — joined the show to relive the days of the strong ACC in the 1970s, his time in the ABA with the Spirits and the Denver Nuggets, how underrated the Kansas City Kings were and to tell more about the secret life he lead during his play days, how he…

February 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Handle Podcast – Tom Meschery: 01/10/17

Warriors legend Tom Meschery describes the early days of his life — spending time in an internment camp in Japan during the war, being a Russian immigrant in San Francisco — and how turning to basketball lead to a successful 10-year career with the San…

January 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Handle Podcast – Uwe Blab: 12/21/16

Uwe Blab joined The Handle Podcast to tell the story of him being noticed in a pub in Germany, remember how he improved under coach Bob Knight at Indiana and share memories from his stops with the Mavericks, Don Nelson’s Run-TMC Warriors and the Germany national team.

December 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Handle Podcast – Fred Roberts: 12/12/16

13-year NBA veteran Fred Roberts joined the show to go through the various stops he had during his career which include playing for the 80s Celtics and the pressure that was there on bench players, the overachieving late 80s/early 90s Milwaukee Bucks and their great chemistry, as well as…

December 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Handle Podcast – Mick Minas: 11/21/16

Mick Minas, the author of the book “The Curse: The Colorful & Chaotic History of the LA Clippers”, came on the podcast to talk about Clippers history, Donald Sterling’s ownership of the team and reveal unheard stories from the book.

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Handle Podcast – Cedric Henderson: 11/14/16

Memphis Tigers legend Cedric Henderson hopped on the podcast to talk about the U of M, his days as a defensive-minded player for Mike Fratello’s late 90s Cleveland Cavaliers and some of the peculiar stops he had during his professional career.

November 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Handle Podcast – Petur Gudmundsson: 11/01/16

Icelandic trail blazer Petur Gudmundsson joined the podcast to discuss whether he was the first true international player in the NBA, tell stories from his unique career arch and talk about his time with the Showtime Lakers, Trail Blazers and Spurs.

November 1, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Handle Podcast – Bill Olsen on Derek Smith: 10/20/16

Bonus podcast episode for the feature “All Heart” on Derek Smith. Coach Bill Olsen of the University of Louisville shares stories about Derek earning the respect of older players at Crawford Gym and him having a dream of becoming like his cousin Gar Heard.

October 20, 2016 · Leave a comment