We are half way through the 2017-2018 season, and the Toronto Raptors are 30-13. With just one more west coast road trip to go and the Raptors solidly in 2nd place in the East, there is a lot to be happy about. But there are still a lot of questions. Blake Murphy (The Athletic, Vice Spots, Raptors Republic) joins host Philip Drost to talk about some of those questions, and some fun ones as well, like how would Dwayne Casey do in a coach's All-Star Game and who might pop up in the next GoDaddy commercial.
2017 is coming to an end, so time to do what people do at this time of year, and take a look back at some of the major events and interviews of the year. In this episode, you'll hear excerpts of 5 interviews. If you have a highlight you'd like to share, send it in on twitter @canadascourt, or email it to email@example.com
In a special episode of Canada's Court, host Philip Drost takes listeners behind the scenes as the Canadian men's national team begins their FIBA qualifying journey. Canada played its first qualifier game on home soil, and it did so in Halifax. Hear from Joel Anthony, Rowan Barrett, Brady Heslip, and more.
Former NBA All-star and current Toronto Raptors player development consultant Jamaal Magloire joins the podcast to talk about his career, winning a championship at Kentucky, becoming an All-star and working with the Toronto Raptors. Hear his conversation with Philip Drost courtside at TD Garden on this episode of Canada's Court.
It's been an interesting journey for PEI's Scott Morrison, from his first university head coaching gig in his early twenties, to doing laundry for an NBA developmental league team, to the assistant coach of the Boston Celtics. Hear about that journey, coaching a historic NBA team, and the events that lead up to and followed Gordon Hayward's season ending injury. All of this and more on this episode of Canada's Court.
Coach Dave Love is a shooting coach with the Orlando Magic. Coach Love has worked with many teams and NBA players. Most notably he's worked with Cleveland Cavalier Tristan Thompson when Thompson switched his shooting hand. Hear him discuss that, the life of a shooting coach, and much more on this episode of Canada's Court.
Basketball coach and expert John McAloon weighs in on some of the top Canadians to watch, from the NCAA to the NBA. Hear about players such as the Alexander cousins, R.J. Barrett, and one of the best young female players in North America Laeticia Amihere (she is dunking in games at the age of 15). All that and more on this episode of Canada's Court.
In this episode of Canada's Court, Eric Smith of Sportsnet/Fan 590 joins the podcast to talk about the Toronto Raptors' upcoming season. Eric Smith talks about his time with the team at its training camp in Victoria, the possible rotations, and how the Raptors stack up in the east.
Canada's Court returns after a summer break, and it does so with the podcast's first ever double feature. Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets is the first guest on the show, and he talks about his first season in the NBA. Guest 2 is Chris Boucher, who signed a 2-way contract with the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors.
Canada struck gold in Cairo at the FIBA U19 men's championship. It makes the first time Canada has won gold in a FIBA or Olympic event. To get there, Canada upset the USA in the semi-finals. Danilo Djuricic joins Canada's Court to talk about what it was like beating the USA, then going on to win gold against Italy.
Sportsnets' Michael Grange joins Philip Drost to talk about what the Toronto Raptors have done so far in the 2017 off season, and what might happen next. Grange breaks down the signing of Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka, and why the Raptors may need to make a trade going forward.
Don't call it a comeback! Natalie Achonwa talks about being a new person and player after recovering from a torn ACL, playing for the Canadian senior women's team at the age of 16, and why Canadian peanut butter is better than American peanut butter. All that and more on Episode 17 of Canada's Court.
Big news in the basketball world! Canadian players will have a new Olympic event to show their skills. The Olympics is adding 3x3 basketball to the 2020 Games. But it's not as similar to 5x5 as you might think. In Episode 16 of Canada's Court, Philip Drost talks with one of the best 3x3 players in the world, Michael Linklater from Saskatchewan about what the game is like, and his journey to the top.
In episode 15 of Canada's Court, we here about what it's like to play in Europe from Iowa State standout Melvin Ejim. Listen as he talks with host Philip Drost about learning Italian, playing in Venice, and having to change is mindset when he didn't make the NBA.
Toronto's Duane Notice had never expected to make it to the Final Four, but that's how he ended his college basketball career. Notice and the South Carolina Gamecocks pulled off upset after upset in this year's NCAA basketball tournament. Hear his conversation with Canada's Court host Philip Drost right here.
It's time for a behind the scenes look at March Madness, brought to you by Kimbal Mackenzie of Bucknell University. Listen to Kimbal Mackenzie discuss with host Philip Drost about what it was like to play in the tournament, the thrill of stepping out onto that court, and the joy he felt when he found out he was playing in Buffalo.
The master of the free throw line himself, Javon Masters, joins Philip Drost to talk about his career as a UNB Varsity Red. Masters is one of the top university basketball players in Canada, and has led the country in scoring the past three seasons. Hear his conversation with Philip Drost right here on Canada's Court.
There's a lot going on in the NBA, and with the Toronto Raptors. In fact, it's too much for one person to handle. Bruce Rainnie makes his return to Canada's Court to talk about the past few weeks in the NBA. Hear about Serge Ibaka, DeMarcus Cousins, more trade rumours, and even some chat about the NBA All-Star game.
Olympian, NCAA champion, and Pan Am Champion. Kia Nurse is one of the brightest Canadian stars going. Listen to her chat with host Philip Drost about the success at Pan Am, the disappointment of the 2016 Olympics, and growing up with a family full of athletes.
Episode 9 features the first Canadian ever taken in the first round of the NBA draft, Leo Rautins. Listen to Leo and host Philip Drost talk about his career, struggling with injuries, and coaching the national team.