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JJ Redick, iconic and legendary college basketball player from Duke University and current player for the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers has taken his sweet shooting stroke behind the mic. The Chronicles of Redick will bring fans closer to the players and the life of a professional athlete with this first of a kind podcast, from a current NBA player's perspective. Join JJ each week as he chats with current basketball personalities and close friends to give you an inside look beyond the court.

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JJ Redick, iconic and legendary college basketball player from Duke University and current player for the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers has taken his sweet shooting stroke behind the mic. The Chronicles of Redick will bring fans closer to the players and the life of a professional athlete with this first of a kind podcast, from a current NBA player's perspective. Join JJ each week as he chats with current basketball personalities and close friends to give you an inside look beyond the court.

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327 Ratings
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5/5

By KingNathan31 - Nov 08 2019
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Great podcast. JJ speaks very eloquently and knows his stuff.

JJ Redick podcast uninterrupted

By Xris!! - Mar 15 2018
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Epic pod. JJ Redick is so eloquent and sincere

iTunes Ratings

327 Ratings
Average Ratings
290
17
6
5
9

5/5

By KingNathan31 - Nov 08 2019
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Great podcast. JJ speaks very eloquently and knows his stuff.

JJ Redick podcast uninterrupted

By Xris!! - Mar 15 2018
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Epic pod. JJ Redick is so eloquent and sincere
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The Chronicles of Redick

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JJ Redick, iconic and legendary college basketball player from Duke University and current player for the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers has taken his sweet shooting stroke behind the mic. The Chronicles of Redick will bring fans closer to the players and the life of a professional athlete with this first of a kind podcast, from a current NBA player's perspective. Join JJ each week as he chats with current basketball personalities and close friends to give you an inside look beyond the court.

Rank #1: Bill Simmons joins The Vertical Podcast

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HBO's Bill Simmons joins JJ Redick on The Vertical podcast. Simmons discuss his new HBO show, his evolution as a podcast host and talks with Redick about how social media has impacted professional athletes. Simmons and Redick discuss the relationship between athletes, including Redick's own history as a villain at Duke. Here are some key moments:

1:03: Why Simmons doesn’t go on other podcasts and his evolution as a host.

3:45: Social media allowing athletes to control their message.

9:35: Are NBA players too sensitive with the media?

12:25: Has the podcast market become oversaturated?

15:16: The difference between doing a studio show and a podcast.

21:10: The goal of Simmons’ show “Any Given Wednesday.”

26:48: Simmons’ best piece of advice for someone starting a podcast.

30:06: The players Redick wishes he could have played with and the chemistry required for great teams.

39:38: How the Warriors will incorporate Kevin Durant.

47:49: The Clippers’ decision to bring everybody back this summer.

51:05: The toughest players in the league for Redick to guard.

54:25: Imagining a sequel to “Swingers” with a new cast.

58:09: Four-on-Four: Best things about living in Los Angeles they didn’t know before moving there.

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Aug 15 2016

1hr 3mins

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Rank #2: Mike Krzyzewski joins The Vertical Podcast

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Duke and U.S. National Coach Mike Krzyzewski joins JJ Redick on The Vertical Podcast.
Krzyzewski and Redick discus their shared times and relationship together, the vast differences in coaching different skill levels of Duke teams through the years
and the issue of whether players should get paid on the NCAA level.
Redick and Krzyzewski talked about the coach's time as the U.S. National coach and if that experience has played a part in filling the void of having never taken the leap to coach in the NBA.
Krzyzewski talked about his experiences coaching multiple Olympic and World Championship teams and what he has learned coaching the best players in the world.

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Jul 11 2016

53mins

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Rank #3: Stan Van Gundy joins The Vertical Podcast

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Detroit Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy reunites with his longtime shooting guard on The Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick.
Van Gundy and JJ have a close and long relationship, and go into fascinating detail about several facets of team building in the NBA, including style of play and locker room culture. Van Gundy goes into great detail about his own self-doubt as a coach, about how hard he can be on himself and where that comes from in his background.
They talk about the challenge of Van Gundy’s dual roles with the Pistons, and remember back to the worst verbal undressing that Redick ever received as a player (from Stan, of course). Here are some specific moments:

2:10: Redick reflects on joining ESPN’s NBA Countdown as a studio analyst last week.

7:56: How great team defenses don’t require five great individual defenders.

12:49: The time Van Gundy yelled at JJ more than any other coach for not understanding pick-and-roll coverage.

14:35: Van Gundy’s work ethic and sense of accountability.

19:10: Balancing the dual role of coach and president of basketball operations.

22:50: The value of different perspectives and transparency in the Pistons' organization.

27:44: Van Gundy's offseason travels to speak with coaches and leaders.

34:02: “I’d almost rather lose with a great group of guys than win with a bunch of a-------.”

41:06: How do the Pistons look to improve and build upon this season?

47:16: The influence of their Magic teams on today’s NBA.

59:00: Needing the right personnel to play small.

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May 23 2016

1hr 3mins

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Rank #4: Jeremy Lin joins The Vertical Podcast

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Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin joins JJ Redick on The Vertical Podcast.
Lin discusses the opportunity to become a starter again with the Nets and what attracted him to GM Sean Marks and coach Kenny Atkinson’s new program.
Lin and Redick retrace the journey from Linsanity with the New York Knicks and the emotional rollercoaster of the unforgettable run.
He discusses his Asian heritage, his popularity and charity work.
In the four on four segment, Redick discusses the best hair styles in the NBA with Lin, who is sporting a new set of cornrows.

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Jul 25 2016

37mins

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Rank #5: Chris Paul joins JJ Redick

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All-Star guard Chris Paul joins his partner in the Los Angeles Clippers backcourt, JJ Redick, on the Vertical Podcast.
Chris and JJ discuss their early years as rivals in the ACC and how they didn't like each other, the process of moving past those old grudges to become friends on the Clippers. Chris and JJ discuss the process of starting over a new season and getting back to the playoffs, how Chris is working on improving his relationships with referees and how Chris was a part of starting the NBA's conversation on race and law enforcement over the summer with LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade. Here are some key moments:

3:30: Redick on disliking Paul before becoming teammates.

5:21: The beginning of their relationship and hating each other while in college.

8:51: Duke starting a walk-on to matchup with Paul and foul him early.

11:56: Paul taunting Redick for being inactive as a rookie with the Magic.

14:45: Paul signing off on the Clippers acquiring Redick in 2013.

16:12: The mundane preparations required to return to the playoffs each year.

20:37: When Paul fully dedicated himself to taking care of his body around the clock.

25:00: Paul’s ability to adapt and manage people within a game.

28:56: His emotion during his first visit to the Hall of Fame.

34:42: Does Paul ever think about his legacy?

42:00: Shouldering the burden for the team’s playoff shortcomings, including the Game 5 loss to Oklahoma City in 2014.

46:37: The importance of grit and perseverance in determining success.

52:36: How James, Wade, Anthony and Paul planned their speech at the ESPYs.

54:46: How can the ongoing conversation enact real change?

58:13: Social media’s role in increasing awareness of social injustices.

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Sep 26 2016

1hr 3mins

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Rank #6: Jamal Crawford joins The Vertical Podcast

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Three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year winner Jamal Crawford, joins his Los Angeles Clippers teammate JJ Redick for a candid conversation a day after being eliminated from the 2016 NBA playoffs. Jamal opens up to J.J. about the ups and downs of the season and how the Clippers were unable to escape the injury bug that hit Chris Paul and Blake Griffin late in the first round series loss to Portland. A free agent this summer, Jamal talks to J.J. about his desire to re-sign with the Clippers and his dream of playing in Seattle—if the NBA ever brings a team back there. JJ and Jamal get in-depth with this week's Four-on-Four: The Top-4 Musical Acts /Performers, in honor of the late musical icon, Prince.

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May 02 2016

51mins

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Rank #7: Steve Nash joins The Vertical Podcast. Plus, Jamal Crawford stops by to hang with JJ

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Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Steve Nash joins Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick for a revealing conversation on the Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick. JJ’s teammate with the Clippers, Jamal Crawford, jumps on the podcast for an entertaining segment on trying to judge current and former star players in a historical context. For the first time, Nash lays out his potential interest in the head coaching vacancy with the Phoenix Suns, as well as the possibility of holding a role with the organization in the future.
1:30: The story behind JJ’s Arm Sleeve Tattoo.
5:00: JJ’s All-Star Weekend Three-point contest strategy and plan.
7:45: Steve Nash lays out his potential interest in coaching and working for the Phoenix Suns.
10:00: Nash describes emptiness of post-playing career professional life.
13:20: Why Steve Nash is almost never moved to shoot basketball anymore.
16:20: How Nash sees Steph Curry as a growth of his own game.
18:40: The evolution of the NBA point guard position.
22:06: Canadian basketball boom.
26:10: Nash’s favorite NBA teammates
27:25: Best shooter Nash ever played with.
29:30: Nash’s top four all-time point guards
31:33: JJ’s top four all-time point guards

34:50: Jamal Crawford
37:15: Jamal’s Top four all-time point guards
40:35: Struggling to compare pre-ABA-NBA merger players to today’s stars.
43:05: Importance of championships in judging point guards
47:20: Jamal’s rec basketball plans as old man.

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Feb 08 2016

48mins

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Rank #8: Aaron Rodgers joins The Vertical Podcast

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Green Bay Packer superstar QB Aaron Rodgers joins JJ Redick for an in depth discussion on being one of the best QB's in the NFL and what characteristics the new crop of NFL QB's need in order to succeed at the next level. JJ, who hit his first game-winning buzzer beater this year, asks Aaron to describe the feeling of connecting on not one, but two Hail Mary's this season. The guys also tackle this week's 4 on 4 which is top NFL QB's that never won a Super Bowl.

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Apr 25 2016

42mins

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Rank #9: DeAndre Jordan joins The Vertical Podcast & The Duke Villain

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Los Angeles Clippers star center DeAndre Jordan joins his starting shooting guard on The Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick. Jordan goes deep with Redick on the psyche, inner-turmoil and relentless determination that marks his free throw shooting woes. Jordan and Redick also discuss the July night in Houston when Redick and the Clippers gathered to talk Jordan out of signing a free agent contract with the Dallas Mavericks. And there are no shortage of laughs and busting of each other’s chops in this riveting interview. Redick also discusses the perpetuated myth – reignited with the emergence of the Blue Devils Grayson Allen – of the allegedly loathed Duke white star player.

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Feb 29 2016

41mins

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Rank #10: Matt Barnes joins The Vertical Podcast

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Sacramento Kings guard Matt Barnes joins JJ Redick on the The Vertical Podcast. Barnes, a 13-year NBA veteran, talks with Redick about everything from fatherhood to his travels through the D-League to the NBA and how dramatically different he believes his on-court persona is from his everyday life. Barnes details his tumultuous relationship with former coach Mo Cheeks and how Don Nelson gave him an opportunity to square things with Cheeks while playing for the Golden State Warriors.

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Sep 19 2016

52mins

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Rank #11: Mike Dunleavy joins The Vertical Podcast

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Mike Dunleavy Jr., joins JJ Redick on The Vertical Podcast.
Dunleavy and Redick discuss everything from his Dunleavy's trade to the defending champions, the issue of parity in the NBA and whether true competitive balance can ever exist in the league.
Dunleavy and Redick talk about the issues facing the league in the collective bargaining discussions, Kevin Durant's move to Golden State and whether he should be criticized for the move. Dunleavy talks about his own career, the changes he's seen and whether he has an interest in staying involved in the NBA once he retires.

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Jul 19 2016

45mins

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Rank #12: Adam Morrison joins The Vertical Podcast

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The elusive Adam Morrison, the No. 3 pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, joins the Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick. Morrison and Redick discuss their days as the co-national players of the year at Gonzaga and Duke, where they had a parallel partnership in ruling college basketball. After falling out of public view after a short-lived NBA career, Morrison opens up about his jagged journey, including his view of NBA locker room culture, his inability to get another chance in the NBA and, yes, addresses public suspicions that he's overseeing an "Apocalyptic bunker."

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Apr 04 2016

44mins

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Rank #13: Brandon Roy joins The Vertical Podcast

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Portland Trail Blazers great Brandon Roy joins The Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick for a compelling interview.
Roy goes deep on a career that ended far too soon because of chronic knee injuries, discussing his thoughts on how great of a player he could've been. They remember a close relationship that included Brandon wearing a Kobe Bryant jersey to a Lakers playoff game that he attended with Redick and shared agent Greg Lawrence prior to joining the NBA. Roy discusses competing against Kobe, pushing past awe and learning to attack the legend. In the 4-on-4 segment, Redick and Roy talk about their four top shooting guards ever.

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Apr 11 2016

46mins

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Rank #14: Blake Griffin joins The Vertical Podcast

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Blake Griffin joins JJ for a in-depth discussion. Griffin talks about his love of stand up comedy, how it led to him trying his hand at the craft and who was responsible for him breaking into the comedy game. The teammates also discuss how frustrating a season it was for the Clippers and Griffin gives insight to what he did this offseason to get him ready, physically, for the upcoming season. Here are some key moments:

2:28: Griffin hosting a show at the Just for Laughs comedy festival and his stand-up experience.

6:28: The absurdity of the postgame interview.

8:23: The amount of media access and how it impacts the players.

11:17: Griffin’s routine on game day, including his music choices.

16:53: The off-court opportunities Griffin has enjoyed while playing in Los Angeles.

19:57: Griffin’s favorite commercials he has starred in, including how he got his Kia endorsement.

24:11: The roots of Griffin’s strong work ethic.

30:20: Griffin’s offseason prep following a difficult season.

32:15: What the Clippers need to do to get over the hump in the playoffs.

36:40: Griffin’s pursuit of writing, production and comedy opportunities.

40:50: Four-on-Four: Griffin’s favorite stand-up specials.

43:23: Griffin’s favorite young comedians.

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Aug 29 2016

46mins

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Rank #15: Tracy McGrady and Jared Dudley join The Vertical Podcast

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Seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady joins JJ Redick on the Vertical Podcast for a candid visit on the state of the NBA.
McGrady discusses his belief that the league has been watered down talent-wise since his prime years in the NBA, and how the style of play has evolved.
Washington Wizards forward Jared Dudley returns to the podcast and discusses, among other topics, how players spend their offseason and what it’s like to watch the playoffs once you’ve been eliminated.

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Jun 06 2016

1hr 6mins

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Rank #16: Kyle Lowry & Spencer Hawes join The Vertical Podcast

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Toronto Raptors All-Star Kyle Lowry & Charlotte Hornets big man Spencer Hawes join JJ this week on The Vertical Podcast. Kyle and JJ get into the trade that didn't happen and kept Kyle in Toronto. JJ also fills us in on "Skinny" Kyle Lowry and what it means. JJ's former teammate and current Hornets big man Spencer Hawes talks with JJ about trade deadline stories and how it affected them in their career. Spencer and JJ give some of their Oscar picks in this week's 4 on 4.

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Feb 22 2016

58mins

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Rank #17: Jensen Karp joins The Vertical Podcast

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Author and Comedian Jensen Karp joins JJ for an in depth look at their love of rap music. Both men tell stories of how they got into rap music and how a radio station contest landed Karp a music deal. During this candid discussion we learn that Jensen had once collaborated with Kanye West and that is the inspiration for the title of his new book "Kanye West owes me $300: And Other True Stories from a White Rapper Who Almost Made It Big", ​JJ tells that Warren G was the rapper that really got him into rap music and how he would partake in rap battles against some of his AAU teammates. The guys also discuss which NBA players have made the best rappers. Here are some key moments:

2:35: Jensen’s rap name and his memoir.

5:30: Their early influences in rap.

10:30: Jensen’s transition from performing on the radio to battle rapping.

11:20: J.J. using rap to try and fit in with teammates, his college rap group and which teammate took a swing at him over a battle.

14:06: Jensen recalls when a battle rap ended with a Jason Vorhees mask and a machete.

19:22: How did Jensen’s parents react to his rap career?

21:50: Jensen’s million dollar record deal and working with Kanye West.

25:00: JJ’s rap notebook getting lost or stolen.

30:18: Eminem’s place in rap and his impact on the genre.

34:22: The current state of rap.

38:08: Jensen's new gig writing a battle-rapping skit for "The Late Late Show."

41:25: The best rappers in the NBA.

49:00: Negotiating for one Lakers courtside ticket in his rap contract.

51:20: Does Jensen believe in the Clippers curse?

57:26: The origin of their friendship.

59:30: Why does Kanye owe Jensen $300?

1:02:20: The battle raps that Jensen has written for J.J.

1:04:30: Their four best lyricists ever.

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May 30 2016

1hr 12mins

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Rank #18: Paul Shirley joins The Vertical Podcast

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Paul Shirley joins the The Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick.
Shirley, a fun-loving journeyman player, talks candidly about never finding a way to fit into the NBA on a social level, the marketing of the team vs. the individual.

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Sep 05 2016

1hr 13mins

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Rank #19: Kyle Korver joins The Vertical Podcast

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Kyle Korver of the Atlanta Hawks, one of the best shooters in the NBA, joins JJ Redick for a fascinating conversation on what it takes to be one of the planets best shooters. Korver and Redick -- two of the best three-point shooters in recent NBA history -- exchange thoughts on shooting styles, practicing the craft and, yes, how it came that both of them named their sons Knox. In the weekly 4 on 4 segment, Redick and Korver rate the most underrated shooters in league history. (Yes, a Curry did make the list.)

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Mar 07 2016

39mins

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Rank #20: Chris Collins joins The Vertical Podcast

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Northwestern University head coach, former player and assistant coach for the Duke Blue Devils, Chris Collins, joins JJ this week. The two reminisce about getting JJ to Durham, North Carolina and how Chris had to use landmarks and a cell phone in order to get to the Redick residence during a recruiting trip. Chris gives us a glimpse into how he was able to motivate JJ in a special verbal way during a big ACC tilt against Boston College and how the Duke way helped him while he was a part of Coach K's Team USA staff.

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Mar 14 2016

1hr 7mins

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