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The Pure Hoops Podcast


BJ Armstrong has done it all in the world of basketball.  From starting point guard on Michael Jordan's first three championship teams to front office executive, and now NBA agent with Wasserman. Each Friday on the Pure Hoops Podcast, BJ will be joined by co-host Eric Newman for an insider'sRead more

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The Best of the Pure Hoops Podcast: Sam Mitchell on Michael Jordan, Kevin Garnett and 1990s NBA memories.

Oct 1 • 55:53

BJ Armstrong & Eric Newman are still on their off-season break, so we're presenting "The Best of the Pure Hoops Podcast." This week, we share their conversation with NBA TV analyst, 2007 NBA Coach of the Year and 13 year NBA veteran Sam Mitchell who shares some classic stories about the city of Atlanta's excitement around the Hawks and Trae Young, the role Sam played in me...

Best of the Pure Hoops Pod: Bob Delaney on Coronavirus, the NBA, & Life

Sep 17 • 56:00

Eric Newman and BJ Armstrong are still on their summer hiatus, so we want to present one of our favorite previous shows that you may have missed. Bob Delaney, who in addition to being a former NBA referee also worked as a New Jersey State trooper and infiltrated the mob as an undercover agent. Bob has gained rare insight into the human condition through his work and per...

Best of the Pure Hoops Pod: Will Perdue Part 2 - The Last Dance and Leaving Chicago

Sep 3 • 01:06:01

Eric Newman and BJ Armstrong are taking some time off, but we wanted to share one of our favorite interviews with BJ's former teammate & four time NBA champ Will Perdue. In Part 2 of the interview, they discuss Will's departure for San Antonio, comparing the winning culture in San Antonio & Chicago, and how Phil Jackson's relationships with players were strictly profession...

Best of The Pure Hoops Podcast: Will Perdue on The Last Dance and the Bulls' Dynasty

Aug 20 • 01:01:20

Bj Armstrong & Eric Newman are taking some time off so we wanted to share some of our favorite interviews that you may have missed. Will Perdue joins his former teammate BJ & Eric to discuss "The Last Dance and why Jerry Krause deserves some credit to go along with the blame he received in the film. Will and BJ also share stories of Michael Jordan's famous intensity. (Part...

Giannis leads Bucks to title, what's next for the Suns, epic Finals performances

Jul 23 • 01:20:34

BJ and Eric breakdown the greatest of Giannis Antetokounmpo as he led the Bucks to their first NBA title in 50 years, what is next for the Phoenix Suns, reflecting on epic finals performances and which teams are a move away from taking the next step in 2021-22. ...

NBA FINALS going the distance, TEAM USA & notable names potentially on the move this summer

Jul 17 • 01:14:10

BJ and Eric break down what is now a best of 3 NBA Finals as Giannis and the Bucks return to Phoenix with momentum with the series tied 2-2, the underlying issue with TEAM USA and international competition and whether players like John Collins, Lonzo Ball, Collin Sexton and Ben Simmons will find themselves in different uniforms next season. ...

Suns take 2-0 lead, needed adjustments for the Bucks and the greatness of Tim Duncan in the 2000s

Jul 10 • 01:08:59

Suns win the west, Bucks & Hawks fight on, back to the 90's and new NBA coaching hires

Jul 2 • 01:27:03

BJ and Eric breakdown the western conference champion Phoenix Suns, what's next for the LA Clippers, the battle between the Bucks and Hawks in the east, go back to the 1993 NBA Finals between the Suns and Bulls along with reviewing the NBA coaching hires in Portland, Dallas, Indiana and Boston!...

Has Ben Simmons lost his mojo? A deep playoff dive this week!

Jun 18 • 01:46:56

Kenny "The Jet" Smith joins the Pure Hoops Pod to talk NBA Playoffs & his new venture on "Bright."

Jun 12 • 22:00

Kenny Smith of Turner Sports and "Inside the NBA" joins Eric Newman to discuss the NBA Playoffs as well as his new venture on "Bright," which is a live video conversation platform. Kenny sizes up all of the series to this point and really drills down on the Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns, two young teams growing up really fast! Kenny also discusses his upcoming conversatio...

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