Vince Cellini of NBA TV spoke with Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about the Cavaliers' struggles and their upcoming matchup with Chicago tonight.
For the full interview, you can click here.
College Basketball Writer Michael DeCourcy of the Sporting News spoke with Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about the "fresh blood" in the Final Four this coming weekend.
The full interview can be heard below.
This year's Final Four are Oregon, Gonzaga, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
Zips' sports beat writer George Thomas from the Akron Beacon Journal spoke about the departure of former University of Akron head coach Keith Dambrot to coach the men's team at Duquesne.
Sam and Brad along with Justin got into the Wager of the Day for Tuesday.
The matchups in question include some NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden as well as a couple NBA Games.
Former University of Akron basketball player and Buchtel High grad Matt Futch joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the departure of Keith Dambrot from the University of Akron basketball program after 13 seasons.
Futch played at Akron from 2002-06 and was an assistant coach under Dambrot from 2011-13.
After 305 wins and four trips to the NCAA Tournament in 13 years, Keith Dambrot is heading eastbound on Interstate 76. Dambrot, the now-former head coach of the Akron Zips, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about his decision to guide the Duquesne Dukes. Duquesne is familiar territory for Dambrot, as his father played there and his mother is from the Pittsburgh area. According to Dambrot, leaving the University of Akron was “the toughest decision I’ve ever made in my life, to be perfectly frank about it.” He said he was not looking around for other jobs, but the timing was right to try to turn another program around. It will be a seven-year, $7 million contract for the 58-year-old Dambrot.
Dambrot is 59 and says he doesn't want to be coaching into his 70s or 80s, and looks at the rebuilding of the Duquesne program as a great opportunity. "The timing was right and I would take one more fling to turn another program around," Dambrot said.
LISTEN to the full Dambrot interview with WAKR's Ray Horner below.
Mike Vukovcan from PittsburghSportsNow came on with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell on Monday to speak about a meeting between Dambrot and Duquesne administration in Pittsburgh in regards to the school's coaching vacancy with their men's basketball team.
Dambrot is the Zips' all-time winningest coach and guided the team to an NIT berth and a 27-9 record in 2016-17.
The contract is reportedly worth 7 years, $7 million.
WAKR will keep you updated on this developing story.
Sam, Brad, and Justin got into the Wager of the Day on a Monday.
Today is a "Vending Machine Monday" and the winner gets their choice of 3 items out of the vending machine at the Akron Radio Center! The wagers surround today's Cavaliers game vs the Spurs as well as the future surrounding UA head basketball coach Keith Dambrot, who was offered a contract by Duquesne.
Tune in Tuesday to see who wins!
Dru Joyce II and senior guard Jayvon Graves joined Sam and Brad in the studio Monday to talk about their state championship win over Wauseon 45-30 in Columbus.
For a peek at the video version of the interview, take a look below.
Graves, a University at Buffalo basketball commit, scored 25 points in the final game of the season.
Tim Debevec, the head coach of the Jackson Polar Bears spoke with Sam and Brad Monday after their state championship clinching win over Moeller 39-38 in Columbus.
Today's edition of Know Your Prospect takes us to Coppell, Texas, where we meet Joe McBride, head coach of Coppell, HS.
He was the high school coach of Solomon Thomas, who went on to have a great career at Stanford on the defensive line, and could be a target for the Browns in the first round.
For the full interview, click here.
Brad Russell was joined by NFL veteran, 3-time Pro Bowler Josh Cribbs, who announced his retirement from the league earlier in the week, thanking the Cleveland Browns and their fans.
Cribbs was undrafted out of Kent State and played with the Browns from 2005-2012.
For the video link to Cribbs' announcement, click here.
With the Opening Night for the Akron Rubberducks just 12 nights away, many people will be making their way to Canal Park for some great baseball fun.
Adam Liberman, Director of Public and Media Relations for the Rubberducks joined Brad Russell on a Friday.
For the full interview, click here.