Verno and KOC get into all the factors that led to the Atlanta Hawks firing head coach Lloyd Pierce midseason and what this Hawks team’s ceiling can be moving forward (0:30). After the Pelicans’ exhilarating win over the Jazz, they look into the roster and leadership decisions that still need to be made in order to maximize the Pelicans’ potential (14:00). Then they discuss Brooklyn slicing and dicing its way through the league over the past couple of weeks and the even higher levels of play the Nets can reach once Kevin Durant returns (28:30), what Julius Randle and RJ Barrett are doing for the Knicks (39:00), Malik Monk and LaMelo Ball’s production on the Hornets (51:00), and the steep decline of the Sacramento Kings (58:00).
Hawks Fire Lloyd Pierce, Zion Williamson Is a Force of Nature, and the Nets Still Have Higher Levels to Reach
Verno and KOC also talk about what Julius Randle and RJ Barrett are doing for the Knicks, Malik Monk and LaMelo Ball’s production on the Hornets, and the steep decline of the Sacramento Kings
Mike and Jesse discuss which Astros and Braves cards to buy
The early returns of the Russ era in L.A. have been mixed, but the coaching staff has shown a willingness to accommodate their newest star