Bobby Marks worked in the NBA for 20 years and was the Assistant GM of the Brooklyn Nets for five of them. As ESPN's Front Office Insider, Bobby is an authority on front office strategy, the salary cap, player evaluation, and all of the mind games NBA executives play with each other. In this conversation with Bruce Bernstein (filling in for Mike Wise), Bobby shares great … [Read more...] about ESPN Front Office Insider Bobby Marks previews the July 29th NBA Draft
Host: Mike Wise.
The Mike Wise Show is a Pure Hoops signature show, featuring entertaining takes, incredible stories and high level guests from a seasoned journalist with great sense of humor and persona.
Heading into game three of the NBA Finals, many were writing the obituary for the 2020-'21 Milwaukee Bucks. After going down 0-2 to the the Phoenix Suns, Giannis Antetokounmpo and his suddenly aroused teammates delivered a strong message that Phoenix still had reason to "Fear the Deer." With the Greek Freak leading the way, Milwaukee used two massive runs at the end of the … [Read more...] about It’s a series again as the Bucks storm back in game 3 of the Finals
The NBA Finals are scheduled to begin on Tuesday July 6th with the Phoenix Suns facing the Milwaukee Bucks. Mike Wise and his producer share their thoughts on how the injury bug has bitten every Suns opponent, but not the Suns. Mike and Bruce also discuss what a championship would mean for Chris Paul and his legacy. And towards the end of the show, they discuss the HBO series … [Read more...] about Mike Wise and Bruce Bernstein preview the 2021 NBA Finals
Khris Middleton has been seen as "Robin" to Giannis Antetokounpo's "Batman," but Middleton flipped the script on Sunday and Milwaukee couldn't be happier. Trae Young, the breakout star of the playoffs suffered a freak ankle injury when he stepped on referee Sean Wright's foot and he was hobbled the rest of the night. We'll find out on Tuesday if he recovers. Out west, the Suns … [Read more...] about Khris Middleton is a “Bucket,” Trae may not be OK, & the Suns continue to rise
Larry Brown is without question one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time. The Hall of Famer has coached 9 NBA teams, two ABA teams, and is the only head coach to win an NBA Championship (2004 Detroit Pistons) and an NCAA Championship (Kansas 1988). He has mentored and developed great coaches like Gregg Popovich, John Calipari, Bill Self, and countless others. With all … [Read more...] about Hall of Fame Coach Larry Brown on Rick Carlisle & the Coaching Carousel
Adam Schefter of ESPN is the #1 NFL Insider with 8.4 million Twitter followers. But this 1989 Michigan grad has a passion for basketball and classic stories about the sport. At the 9:09 mark, he recalls his senior year in Ann Arbor. It was Glen Rice's dream season w/the Wolverines, winning the NCAA Championship. And it set the stage for all that followed, including the Fab … [Read more...] about ESPN’s NFL Insider Adam Schefter is a huge basketball fan
This week Mike Wise does his famous "download" on the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Are the Clippers ready to win it all? Does the NBA need the Nets to advance with their star power? Is Trae Young becoming an all time great right before our eyes? Does Pat Riley really think LeBron James would consider rejoining the Heat? What is next for the Celtics franchise? And is Utah a … [Read more...] about The Clippers survive, Riles pines for LeBron, & does the NBA need the Nets for TV ratings?
Kyrie Irving loves to bring drama wherever he goes. His play has been sensational but his "off the court" actions have inspired lots of debate. Mike & Producer Bruce Bernstein discuss whether Kyrie is intentionally trying to sabotage the Celtics organization with some of his accusations that may influence future free agents considering the Celtics? As for the fans around the … [Read more...] about Kyrie Irving’s Drama, Unruly Fans, plus CP3 & AD’s Injuries
Mike Wise and producer Bruce Bernstein share their thoughts on the first weekend of the NBA Playoffs. Are the Lakers in trouble against Phoenix? Does Trae Young have eyes in the back of his head? Does Luka Doncic have the Clippers' number? And should the Beach Boys do a remake of their hit "Barbara Ann" in honor of Ja Morant? Lots of analysis and laughs on the Mike Wise Show. … [Read more...] about Reflections from Mike & Producer Bruce on the first weekend of the NBA Playoffs
Howard Beck of SI.com has some of the best NBA takes anywhere. Howard & Mike preview all the key storylines of the NBA Playoffs, beginning with the Play In games on Tuesday and Wednesday. Are the Suns too inexperienced for a deep playoff run? Does Brooklyn have enough chemistry & defense to win big? Which two first round series are likely to go 7 games? All of this plus … [Read more...] about Howard Beck of SI.com joins Mike Wise for a Playoff Preview