Open Floor Podcast: Paul Millsap talks Hawks; Isola on Knicks and Porzingis
In the latest episode of the Open Floor podcast, SI.com's Chris Mannix is joined by two of the best at their respective crafts: Hawks All-Star forward Paul Millsap and New York Daily News columnist Frank Isola.
On this week's show, Millsap discusses his career from playing at Lousiana Tech to learning the ropes with the Utah Jazz to leading the Atlanta Hawks to 60 wins last season and re-signing this summer. Millsap goes in depth about what it's like coming from a mid-major school to the NBA and the chip he had on his shoulder when he came into the league. He also talks about what it's like to play for Jerry Sloan and Mike Budenholzer and reveals which coach was harder on him in practices. At the end, Millsap reveals which spot on the floor he believes he could beat Hawks teammate Kyle Korver in a shootout.
Later in the program, Isola calls in to discuss the outlook of the New York Knicks. Mannix and Isola debate the Knicks' biggest mistake in the last 15 years and who is the bigger basketball diehard: Jeff Van Gundy or Tom Thibodeau. Before wrapping up, Isola dishes his thoughts on Kristaps Porzingis and his potential with the Knicks.