Friday, June 29, 2012
NBA Today: David Thorpe, Warren LeGarie
By Henry Abbott
LISTEN TO THE NBA TODAY PODCAST WITH DAVID THORPE AND WARREN LEGARIE.
David Thorpe has strong feelings about how the draft went down. He is unsettled by the Rockets moves. Shocked Harrison Barnes didn't go higher. Shocked Dion Waiters went fourth. Thinks the Celtics and Thunder did well. Austin Rivers, Bradley Beal, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist ... And on and on. You will be glad you listened.
Also, one of the NBA's true powerbrokers, and a man who seldom grants interviews, Warren LeGarie. He's the agent to the likes of Rick Carlisle, Scott Brooks, Mike Brown, George Karl, Neil Olshey, Lionel Hollins, Kevin Pritchard and many others. He also owns or co-owns all kinds of interesting stuff, including zip lines through a nature preserve in Costa Rica, a Bay Area Italian restaurant and -- this is relevant -- summer league. That's right, in partnership with the NBA, LeGarie owns the summer league in Las Vegas that starts in two weeks and this year will feature 24 teams.
LeGarie talks about all that, who might be the next head coach of the Blazers, and more.