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Former D1 coach turned NBA Podcaster-dad. NBA draft psychic. 2-time world championship game loser as head coach of Team USA in the sport of Unicycle Basketball. Almost famous. @CoachMotenko
NBA Draft Team Grades
by Josh Motenko | Jul 1, 2022 | Hoops
See how your favorite NBA team graded out on draft day.
2022 NBA DRAFT BIG BOARD: Top 60 Players To Know
by Josh Motenko | Apr 28, 2022 | Hoops
Coach Motenko returns with your one-stop shop for all, yes *all*, of the top NBA Draft prospects for 2022.
The NBA’s Oldest Young Guys
by Josh Motenko | Mar 31, 2022 | Hoops
Coach Motenko is scouting the NBA for players that need to prepare for premature assisted living.
Connect 4’s: The 25 Top Point Forwards and Switchy Perimeter Bigs in the NBA
by Josh Motenko | Feb 21, 2022 | Hoops
Versatile forwards that connect all the dots on offense and defense are the most valuable players to have in the current NBA. Josh lists his top 25 players in this hybrid role.
NBA Packages Under the Christmas Tree
by Josh Motenko | Dec 15, 2021 | Hoops
Josh Motenko checks his list twice to identify players most likely to find themselves gift-wrapped in a trade.
NBA Crystal Ball Series | Western Conference Predictions
by Josh Motenko | Oct 12, 2021 | Hoops
Coach Motenko turns in his clipboard for an all-seeing eye to predict the fate of the teams in the NBA’s Western Conference.
NBA Crystal Ball Series | Eastern Conference Predictions
by Josh Motenko | Oct 5, 2021 | Hoops
Coach Motenko turns in his clipboard for an all-seeing eye to predict the fate of the teams in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.
NBA Crystal Ball Series | NBA All-Underrated Team
by Josh Motenko | Sep 28, 2021 | Hoops
Some people use the “eye test”, some prefer advanced stats. Let’s call this the “third-eye test,” as we predict who will end up playing better than anticipated this season. This is the second in Josh’s four-part Crystal Ball series debuting on the four Tuesdays leading to the start of the NBA season.
NBA Crystal Ball Series | Players Most Likely To Be Moving in 2021-2022
by Josh Motenko | Sep 22, 2021 | Hoops
Let’s take a look into the NBA Crystal Ball and see into the future.
2021 NBA Draft Big Board
by Josh Motenko | May 24, 2021 | Hoops
Josh drops his big board of NBA Draft prospects. It should probably be called a huge board because he throws down some real knowledge.
Mamba Mentality vs. Mo Bamba Mentality
by Sasha Klare-Ayvazian, Josh Motenko, Cody Tannen-Barrup | Feb 12, 2021 | Hoops
Is your favorite player mo’ Mamba or mo’ Bamba? We all know Kobe’s ‘Mamba Mentality’–killer instinct, ruthless confidence, toughness, grit, relentless hard work. But what about the ‘Mo Bamba’ Mentality? Well, we’re coining the term to be the exact opposite–passive, uncertain, deferential. Josh hosts the panel as we go through the NBA’s top 15 players and decides, are they mo’ Mamba? Or mo’ Bamba?