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Scott Howard-Cooper

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Collectable Daily: July 22, 2021 (Guest - Scott Howard-Cooper, author, "Steve Kerr: A Life," part two)

Collectable Daily with Alan Goldsher

In the second part of their interview, the two authors discuss the ups, the downs, and the oftentimes strange lives of sportswriters.

30mins

22 Jul 2021

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Collectable Daily: July 20, 2021 (Guest - Scott Howard-Cooper, author "Steve Kerr: A Life," part 1)

Collectable Daily with Alan Goldsher

Veteran NBA scribe Scott Howard-Cooper discusses his acclaimed book about the future Hall of Fame basketball icon, Steve Kerr.

33mins

20 Jul 2021

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The Big Show - NBA Insider Report - Scott Howard-Cooper, author and journalist

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Scott Howard-Cooper has covered professional and college sports since the 1980s for some of the most prominent outlets in the country, including the Los Angeles Times, ESPN.com, NBA.com and NBA TV, SportsIllustrated.com and the Sacramento Bee, among others.On Wednesday he joined The Big Show to discuss the NBA Finals as well as his new book, Steve Kerr: A Life.•The shot to beat the Jazz in Game 6 in 1997 is everything in the big picture of Kerr’s career. I cover it in depth in the book with new context. In a life of terrible moments turning into some of his best — blowing out his knee at Arizona, a practice fight with Michael Jordan, a terrible few months with the Magic that had him considering retirement — nothing tops going from a terrible Finals to the best moment of his playing career. It was the intersection of his life. John Stockton on the court as an opponent after Stockton ruined Kerr’s chances of a Gonzaga scholarship years before, Jeff Hornacek on the court after Kerr had spent years pretending to be Hornacek as part of a practice routine, Jud Buechler there as a connection to Kerr’s beloved Arizona days, Phil Jackson and Jordan as signs of how far Kerr had come to be in that situation at all. Hornacek was a fun interview on that moment. Kerr always believed that basket set up the rest of his life, that it made him enough of a name for TNT to later want to hire Kerr as a commentator and that being hired as a commentator gave him the visibility to remain a candidate for future jobs as a coach or GM. I think he’s wrong, but that’s what he believes. •Kerr’s name came up at the highest levels of government and in the strangest of roles: emissary to North Korea. An advisor recommended Kerr for the job to President Obama during a meeting at the White House as Obama sought ways to connect with new North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Blood drained from the faces of members of the National Security Council in the meeting and the suggestion didn’t gain traction. •Without anyone beyond his inner-circle being aware, Kerr considered quitting his dream job as coach of the Warriors because of ongoing health issues in 2016. The pain, dizziness and exhaustion from spinal fluid that leaked into his system was that bad. Few realized Golden State almost had to find a replacement. •The Kerr family sued Iran — and won — near the end of his playing career. Steve was not in favor of the idea, but joined the action to support the family members who were, and missed two games with the Spurs to testify in Washington. Details of Kerr on the witness stand had never been reported before. •The deal Phoenix General Manager Steve Kerr thought he had in 2009 to acquire Stephen Curry in the draft, a great disappointment at the time, turned out to be one of the best things to happen to him. Coach Steve Kerr won three titles at Golden State with the same Stephen Curry as his star player. •None of this was ever supposed to happen. His parents were never supposed to meet, he is the first to say he had no business playing at a Pac-10 school like Arizona, on his most optimistic days he thought he could last a season or two in the NBA as a player, and he shouldn’t have become the Warriors coach. Strange path. Fascinating life.

20mins

7 Jul 2021

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The Big Show - NBA Insider Report - Scott Howard-Cooper, author and journalist

The Zone Sports Network - Utah Jazz

Scott Howard-Cooper has covered professional and college sports since the 1980s for some of the most prominent outlets in the country, including the Los Angeles Times, ESPN.com, NBA.com and NBA TV, SportsIllustrated.com and the Sacramento Bee, among others.On Wednesday he joined The Big Show to discuss the NBA Finals as well as his new book, Steve Kerr: A Life.•The shot to beat the Jazz in Game 6 in 1997 is everything in the big picture of Kerr’s career. I cover it in depth in the book with new context. In a life of terrible moments turning into some of his best — blowing out his knee at Arizona, a practice fight with Michael Jordan, a terrible few months with the Magic that had him considering retirement — nothing tops going from a terrible Finals to the best moment of his playing career. It was the intersection of his life. John Stockton on the court as an opponent after Stockton ruined Kerr’s chances of a Gonzaga scholarship years before, Jeff Hornacek on the court after Kerr had spent years pretending to be Hornacek as part of a practice routine, Jud Buechler there as a connection to Kerr’s beloved Arizona days, Phil Jackson and Jordan as signs of how far Kerr had come to be in that situation at all. Hornacek was a fun interview on that moment. Kerr always believed that basket set up the rest of his life, that it made him enough of a name for TNT to later want to hire Kerr as a commentator and that being hired as a commentator gave him the visibility to remain a candidate for future jobs as a coach or GM. I think he’s wrong, but that’s what he believes.•Kerr’s name came up at the highest levels of government and in the strangest of roles: emissary to North Korea. An advisor recommended Kerr for the job to President Obama during a meeting at the White House as Obama sought ways to connect with new North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Blood drained from the faces of members of the National Security Council in the meeting and the suggestion didn’t gain traction.•Without anyone beyond his inner-circle being aware, Kerr considered quitting his dream job as coach of the Warriors because of ongoing health issues in 2016. The pain, dizziness and exhaustion from spinal fluid that leaked into his system was that bad. Few realized Golden State almost had to find a replacement.•The Kerr family sued Iran — and won — near the end of his playing career. Steve was not in favor of the idea, but joined the action to support the family members who were, and missed two games with the Spurs to testify in Washington. Details of Kerr on the witness stand had never been reported before.•The deal Phoenix General Manager Steve Kerr thought he had in 2009 to acquire Stephen Curry in the draft, a great disappointment at the time, turned out to be one of the best things to happen to him. Coach Steve Kerr won three titles at Golden State with the same Stephen Curry as his star player.•None of this was ever supposed to happen. His parents were never supposed to meet, he is the first to say he had no business playing at a Pac-10 school like Arizona, on his most optimistic days he thought he could last a season or two in the NBA as a player, and he shouldn’t have become the Warriors coach. Strange path. Fascinating life.

20mins

7 Jul 2021

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Q and A with Scott Howard-Cooper

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He's covered the NBA for 33 years and has a new book coming out on Steve Kerr. We preview the book with Scott Howard-Cooper and get his thoughts on NBA life past and present!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

31mins

24 May 2021

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DUBS OT: Author Scott Howard-Cooper Talks About His Book “Steve Kerr, A Life”

The Sports Virus by Joe Castellano

Welcome to the DUBS OT  Basketball Podcast Hosted By Joe Castellano Ray Woodson Updated weekly on TheSportsVirus.com We know Steve Kerr as the successful Warriors coach with three NBA titles, but there’s so much more to the man. Scott Howard-Cooper, an award-winning sports journalist, has authored an in-depth biography (coming out on June 15) assessing the life and career of Kerr. Scott joins Ray and Joe to talk about Steve Kerr, A Life. It’s a special podcast and a book you won’t want to miss! Click Here And Listen To Joe & Ray With Scott Howard-Cooper Listen to our other Podcasts all year long. DUBS OT is also available on ITUNES. Media> (Click on Facebook and Twitter images to interact with TheSportsVirus)

50mins

19 Mar 2021

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Scott Howard-Cooper breaks down the NBA offseason

Herenda's Agenda

NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper talks about the frenetic NBA offseason including but not limited to LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Lonzo Ball, Zach Randolph and the USO Tour's NBA visit to Afghanistan.

22mins

11 Aug 2017

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CK Podcast 278: Scott Howard-Cooper, Malachi Richardson, DeMarcus Cousins, and potential trades

CK Podcast with Leo Beas

Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com joins the Cowbell Kingdom Podcast and breaks down Malachi Richardson’s development. He also addresses what the Kings should do with DeMarcus Cousins during the summer and puts on his general manager hat to discuss potential trades. Go take advantage of the great deals at Valley Tire Center. They will rotate or balance your tires for FREE if you mention the CK Special and if you download their free mobile app. Offer is only valid until February 10TH 2017!If your business is looking to make more sales or simply generate exposure, Cowbell Kingdom is now offering marketing solutions. We offer online marketing, social media consultations, graphic design, and we can produce you a quality video commercial. We have different plans for different budgets but we guarantee quality work that will make you a client forever.You can email us for more information or visit our Advertise With Us page: http://cowbellkingdom.com/advertisewithus/Follow Cowbell Kingdom on all social media platforms:Follow us on Twitter (Cowbell_Kingdom)https://twitter.com/Cowbell_KingdomFollow us on Instagram (Cowbell_Kingdom)https://www.instagram.com/cowbell_kingdom/Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53mins

31 Jan 2017

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Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep193: NBA.com’s Scott Howard-Cooper

CK Podcast with Leo Beas

Long-time NBA writer Scott Howard-Cooper drops by the podcast to analyze the addition of Vlade Divac, talk about the immediate future of the Sacramento Kings and give us a glimpse into the 2015 NBA Draft.In segment two, NBC Sports’ Aaron Bruski joins Cowbell Kingdom’s James Ham to talk all things Kings.  Topics include the changing Kings front office situation and the Western Conference playoff race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 6mins

10 Apr 2015