Earl Watson joins the latest episode of the Aaron Torres Sports podcast to discuss his illustrious NBA career. From playing alongside Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, to coaching Devin Booker and Tyler Ulis, Watson discussed it all. But first, Nick Coffey and Aaron get to the madness that has developed throughout college basketball over the last week:
— The guys record just minutes after Sean Miller announces he will return as Arizona’s head coach! They talk about why it seems obvious that an FBI wiretap with Miller’s voice on it doesn’t exist, and how this story could have possibly gotten out with all the facts.
— The hot take parade that has overwhelm college basketball since the latest FBI probe. Why Jalen Rose and Jayson Williams are wrong to say “boycott the NCAA Tournament” and why Louisville fans are losing their minds.
— Plus a chat on Kentucky’s win over Ole Miss, Duke’s loss to Virginia Tech and why the season itself feels as wide open as ever before.
Next up, Aaron welcomes on former NBA head coach Earl Watson to the show. The pair have a 45-minute, in-depth hoops talk that includes the following subjects:
— Earl’s roots in hoops – how he grew up in Kansas but rooted for UCLA, before transitioning to the NBA. He also discusses his first impression of former teammates Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, who he played with in his rookie year.
— His time coaching Devin Booker and Tyler Ulis. He goes in great detail on the night Booker scored 70 points, and how a pep talk from Kobe Bryant motivated it. Also the guys share stories about Ulis trying to fight players signficantly bigger than him.
— What is Earl’s future? He was linked to the UCLA job last year when Steve Alford nearly left for Indiana. Will he coach college hoops?
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