Coast To Coast Podcast Episode 10: FIBA World Cup Qualifiers and BCL Chat With Commentator Jeff Taylor
MIES (Basketball Champions League) - The FIBA window break is almost over and the Basketball Champions League return nears. But no games this week so we concentrate on the FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers and look ahead to Gameday 8.
This week BCL and FIBA play-by-play commentator Jeff Taylor (@JeffreyNTaylor) joins the show. He talks about covering international basketball since 1998, some of the best games he's called, the craziest environments he's been in and his thoughts on the 2018-19 BCL season.
Before that, hosts Austin Green (@LosCrossovers) and David Hein (@heinnews) quickly recap the recent FIBA World Cup qualifying window and highlight some BCL players who played well for their national teams. After the interview with Jeff, Austin and David talk about the best games to watch in the upcoming BCL Gameday 8.
Listen to it here:
0:00 - 10:00 - FIBA World Cup Qualifying Window recap
10:00 - 54:30 - Jeff Taylor interview
- 11:40 - Best games he's called
- 16:00 - Craziest environments
- 19:00 - The 2018 Final 4 in Athens
- 20:50 - Improvement of BCL competition level
- 23:30 - Surprises this season
- 25:30 - Favorite BCL players
- 28:00 - Top BCL title contenders
- 31:00 - MVP candidates
- 35:00 - Tricks of the commentator trade
- 39:30 - #FreeTheFastbreak
- 43:30 - Why he likes the FIBA windows
- 50:00 - Look ahead to 2nd half of the BCL season
- 54:30 - end - BCL Gameday 8 preview