This Week's Show
Dre, Patrick, and Brian celebrate show #100 with special guest Jenny Boucek, head coach of the WNBA's Seattle Storm, and get her thoughts on coaching, economics, and analytics in the WNBA.
- Special guest Jenny Boucek (@jboucek)
- Patrick Minton (@nbageek)
- Andres Alvarez (@nerdnumbers)
- Produced by Brian Foster (@boxscorebrian)
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This week we have an amazing special guest. Jenny Boucek, coach of the Seattle Storm. Needless to say, we were thrilled, and we didn't even get time on this week's show to discuss Jenny's impressive basketball resume which included a stellar four years with the Virginia Cavaliers and also being named the best player in Iceland.
We talk a little bit about Kevin Love and his defense before Jenny joined the call.
Patrick has a great interview with Coach Boucek that includes a fun set of topics. Tune in to hear them, and here's a quick rundown of them:
How important is the three point shot in the WNBA? We have a fun discussion about long twos versus three-pointers.
Why being a coach is a lot like being a good sales person.
How to deal with competing overseas contracts in the WNBA.
How WNBA players are underpaid, even adjusting for league size.
How weird it is to always compare the WNBA to the NBA when the same logic does not exist in other sports (e.g. tennis.)
Patrick asks a few Storm questions. Tune in if you want to hear who they'll draft!
Brian shouts out Alan Rickman and Lemmy, who we both lost too soon to cancer.
Patrick shouts out Benjamin Morris (@skepticalsports) at 538 for the fantastic article: "NFL Coaches Are Getting Away With Crimes Against Middle-School Math."