Russillo shares his thoughts on the “We Are United” letter from a group of PAC-12 football players and on the bad arguments on both sides of the player compensation issue (4:20), before talking with the new head coach of Duke women’s basketball, Kara Lawson. The two discuss her journey from playing for legendary coach Pat Summitt at Tennessee, to winning a WNBA title with the Monarchs, to her time with ESPN and her coaching roles with USA Basketball and the Boston Celtics. She talks about working under Brad Stevens, forming bonds with Celtics players like Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and Marcus Smart, her recruiting pitch for Duke women’s basketball, and more (18:15). Finally Ryen answers a listener-submitted “Life Advice” question (54:58).
All the Bad Arguments Surrounding NCAA Athlete Compensation, Plus Duke Women’s Basketball Head Coach Kara Lawson
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