Friday April 1st, 2016

Welcome to episode No. 49 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch. In this podcast, which is published weekly, Deitsch interviews members of the sports media about their work and interesting people about the sports media.

This week’s guest is WNBA point guard and ESPN analyst Kara Lawson, who will be in the studio for the women’s NCAA Final Four and title game in Indianapolis, alongside Rebecca Lobo and Kevin Negandhi. Lawson, who’s a point guard for the Washington Mystics, also calls men's college basketball games and NBA games for ESPN.

On this episode, Lawson talks about the difference between preparing to call NCAA games vs. professional games, the challenges of playing in the WNBA and broadcasting at the same time, her crazy schedule on Selection Sunday (she worked both the men’s and the women’s show), how she became the first woman analyst to call a nationally televised NBA game, whether she thinks UConn’s success is good or bad for women’s college basketball, her thoughts on women coaching and much more.

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