HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Kenny Smith and NBA All-Star Weekend usually mean two things: world-class parties and basketball to match.
So when we went searching for the right person to get us pumped up for the 60th All-Star Game we automatically turned to “The Jet.” (And yes, we hit him up for our VIP invitations to his annual All-Star Weekend bash, which has turned into the best party of the entire affair.)
The TNT analyst, NBA champion and Emmy winner headlines Episode 44 of the Hang Time Podcast, which not only looks ahead to a festive All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, but also takes a look back at one of the most memorable weeks of this season.
The most shocking move of the season, to date, happened in Salt Lake City last week when longtime Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan resigned abruptly after 23 years on the job. Sloan left behind more than just a Hall of Fame legacy and thousands of puzzled Jazz fans. He left tons of unanswered questions for those of us wondering what could lead one the league’s most notable tough guys to hang it up in such an astonishing way.
Jazz play-by-play announcer David Locke, who also hosts Locked On Sports on 1320 K-Fan, joined us to clear up any misconceptions about exactly what went on with Sloan and Jazz All-Star point guard Deron Williams, as well as giving us an idea about what we can expect from new Jazz coach Ty Corbin.
We’ve everything you need right here in Episode 44, which also includes All-Star Weekend predictions from the Hang Time Podcast crew:
As always, we welcome your feedback. You can follow the entire crew, including the Hang Time Podcast, co-hosts Lang Whitaker of SLAM Magazine and Sekou Smith of NBA.com, as well as our super producer Micah Hart of NBA.com’s All Ball Blog.