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Breakaway

Breakaway is a podcast miniseries that explores the NBA from the inside out. Every episode delves into one of the driving forces of the game, featuring the perspectives of the players, coaches, and thinkers who understand it best. Hosted by Rob Mahoney and presented by Sports Illustrated.

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System (Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni)

What if an NBA team just ran its best play every trip down the floor? In this episode, Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni takes us into the world of system – that structure meant to maintain order in a naturally chaotic game – by breaking all the rules. For more Breakaway, subscribe now via iTunes or your podcast platform of choice. Produced by Alex Abnos and Rob Mahoney with special thanks to Ben Eagle and Matt Dollinger. Music credits for this episode include: Andy G. Cohen, Kevin MacLeod, and Chris Zabriskie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

42mins

22 Feb 2017

Rank #1

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Assistance (Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams)

Why would one of the best coaches in the NBA forego the chance to lead a team of his own? In this episode, we consider the fascinating career of Golden State’s Ron Adams – a career assistant by choice who groomed some of the league’s best head coaches without ever taking the job himself.For more Breakaway, subscribe now via iTunes or your podcast platform of choice. Produced by Alex Abnos and Rob Mahoney with special thanks to Ben Eagle and Matt Dollinger. Music credits for this episode include: Kevin MacLeod, Chris Zabriske, Lezet, PCIII, and Kai Engel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51mins

5 Apr 2017

Rank #2

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Command (Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard)

How can the leader of an NBA team help keep order in an ever-chaotic league? In the first episode of our second season, Portland’s Damian Lillard takes Breakaway into the locker room to better understand what keeps teams together and what pulls them apart.For more Breakaway, subscribe now via iTunes or your podcast platform of choice. Produced by Rob Mahoney with special thanks to Ben Eagle and Matt Dollinger. Music credits for this episode include: Kevin MacLeod, Lee Rosevere, P C III, Axletree, and Chris Zabriskie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47mins

25 Jan 2018

Rank #3

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Transformation (Jazz forward Joe Johnson)

How does a basketball player reinvent himself, over and over, without ever losing what made him special in the first place? In this episode, Utah’s Joe Johnson explains the continued evolution that has made him valuable to so many teams in so many different ways.For more Breakaway, subscribe now via iTunes or your podcast platform of choice. Produced by Alex Abnos and Rob Mahoney with special thanks to Ben Eagle and Matt Dollinger. Music credits for this episode include: Kevin MacLeod, Chris Zabriskie, and PCIII. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49mins

19 Apr 2017

Rank #4

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Injury (Lakers forward Julius Randle)

How do NBA players cope with brutal, season-ending injury? In this episode, Lakers forward Julius Randle guides us through the restless frustration of a lost season, having broken his leg in the first game of his NBA career.For more Breakaway, subscribe now via iTunes or your podcast platform of choice. Produced by Alex Abnos and Rob Mahoney with special thanks to Ben Eagle and Matt Dollinger. Music credits for this episode include: Kevin MacLeod, Chris Zabriske, and tylersrevenge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44mins

8 Mar 2017

Rank #5