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May 4th, 2021    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: Who’s On First?

In episode 190, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, check back on an eventful week of games. Will the race for first in the East turn into a three way dance between Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Milwaukee? Can the rising Phoenix Suns or Joker’s Denver Nuggets keep the Spider-less Utah Jazz on their toes at the top spot in the West? Riche and Adam also discuss Dr J’s all time teams, LeBron and AD’s return, Jayson Tatum’s 60-point game, and what the hell Kevin Love was doing. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team on Place To Be Nation’s Pop Experience feed!

April 22nd, 2021    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: Walking the Line

The grind towards the end of the regular season continues, but some NBA teams are wearing down while others are gearing up. Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, are here to dissect where teams are at and where they might wind up in the expanded playoff race, from the surging teams in the East to the reeling Pelicans in the West. In episode 189,  Riche and Adam also discuss the devastating injury to Jamal Murray and the Nuggets, a close call for Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz, Jayson Tatum and Steph Curry’s torrid April run, and more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

April 20th, 2021    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: Episode 118 1/2 Pod Blast

In a special bonus edition for Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche go against the grain to discuss a range of basketball topics, from assistant coaches’ stock rising in the hiring market, to Covid protocols, to the disposable NCAA weight room controversy. So suit up and take it out (for 15 minutes!) for this Pod Blast edition of the NBA-Team!

April 6th, 2021    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: Waiting for Superman

Now that the college game is done with the sports airwaves in March, hope springs eternal in April, but how much longer can some teams in the NBA keeping holding out for better days? Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, will dive in to this topic as we discuss the long absences of LeBron, Anthony Davis, Joel Embiid, and KD, who won or lost at the trade deadline, teams with one eye already on the lottery, and more! So suit up and take it out on the PTBN Pop Feed with Episode 188 of the NBA-Team!

March 9th, 2021    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: A Tale of Two Halves

We are at the halfway point of the season and the All-Star break, so while the rest of the NBA takes a vacay before the second half of the season starts up, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche are here to talk basketball. On this episode, Riche and Adam focus on the head coach firing spree which began in Minnesota and Atlanta, if they were deserved or not, and if there are more to come soon. Then they visit Gotham to talk about the defensively driven New York Knicks, and the superstar-driven scoring avalanche in Brooklyn. We also discuss All-Stars, notable performances, and more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

February 23rd, 2021    

PTBN’s NBA-Team - … And We’re Back!

After a 14-month hiatus, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche are BACK in action to discuss all things NBA basketball!!! After a short discussion about a “somewhat” eventful 2020, the duo focus on the early regular season success of the Utah Jazz led by Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, the post-Finals struggles of the Miami Heat, that all-timer poster dunk by #1 pick Anthony Edwards, Riche’s obsession with the word “malaise,” and much more. So hop back on the court and run with the NBA-Team!

October 22nd, 2019    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- 2019-20 Season Preview Part Two

Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team is back in town on the PTBN Pop network to provide a slew of team previews for the upcoming NBA regular season. In part two of our season preview, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche discuss perennial playoff teams and potential title contenders, many of whom have new look teams. From the LeBron-AD Lakers to the Harden-Westbrook Rockets to the Durant-less Golden State Warriors, the NBA-Team will cover all ground and add some awards predictions. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

October 15th, 2019    

PTBN’S NBA-Team Podcast: 2019 NBA Preview Part 1

Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team is back in town on the PTBN Pop network to provide a slew of team previews for the upcoming NBA regular season. In this jam-packed episode, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche discuss a variety of teams in the league, from the lowly New York Knicks to the playoff-focused Sacramento Kings to the Zion era beginning in New Orleans. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

July 9th, 2019    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: Free Agency Wrap Up

 What a whirlwind of seismic shifts the NBA world has encountered over the past two weeks, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are wrapping it all up for you with this episode! Riche and Adam touch on every team in the league, Western and Eastern Conference, from big time team-ups to the smallest of moves. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

June 26th, 2019    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podblast-Gone Fishin’ Part 6

It’s that time of the year to put a stamp (or maybe a hashtag) on the NBA team's postmortem for the 2018-19 season as Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, go back and forth about what went right, what went wrong, and what will they do in the summertime. In this sixth and final installment of Gone Fishin', Riche and Adam talk about the Denver Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Portland Trail Blazers. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

June 19th, 2019    

PTBN’S NBA-Team Podcast- Draft Preview, Finals Recap, AD Trade

NOTE TO LISTENERS: Unfortunately, due to time constraints and technical difficulties, this is a shorter episode than we desired, as is mentioned at the top of the show, but we salvaged as much as we could. Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are here to reflect on what has been quite the last week in NBA land. In the first segment, Riche and Adam talk about the NBA Draft, who is likely to be taken in the first round, the Zion and Morant effect for New Orleans and Memphis, and what Atlanta might do with multiple picks. They also discuss the stunning Anthony Davis trade, how much this improves the Lakers in the short term and how badly it damages them potentially in the long term. Then they discuss the NBA Finals, in which the Toronto Raptors stunned the short-handed Golden State Warriors. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

June 16th, 2019    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- Gone Fishin’ Part Five

It’s that time of the year to put a stamp (or maybe a hashtag) on the NBA teams postmortem for the 2018-19 season as Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, go back and forth about what went right, what went wrong, and what will they do in the summertime. In Part Five, Riche and Adam stay in the West Coast (technically) as they discuss the Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, L.A. Lakers, Phoenix Suns, and New Orleans Pelicans. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team! 

June 12th, 2019    

2019 Gone Fishing - Part 4

It’s that time of the year to put a stamp (or maybe a hashtag) on the NBA teams postmortem for the 2018-19 season as Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, go back and forth about what went right, what went wrong, and what will they do in the summertime. In this fourth death-defying installment, Adam and Riche delve into the basement of the Eastern Conference as they discuss the Atlanta Hawks, the Chicago Bulls, the Charlotte Hornets, the New York Knicks, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

June 8th, 2019    

PTBN’S NBA-Team Podcast - Gone Fishin’ Part Three

It’s that time of the year to put a stamp (or maybe a hashtag) on the NBA teams postmortem for the 2018-19 season as Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, go back and forth about what went right, what went wrong, and what will they do in the summertime. In Part Three, Riche and Adam stay in the East as they discuss the Philadelphia 76ers, the Miami Heat, the Boston Celtics, the Washington Wizards, and the Milwaukee Bucks. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

June 3rd, 2019    

PTBN’S NBA-Team Podcast- Gone Fishin’ Part Two

 It’s that time of the year to put a stamp (or maybe a hashtag) on the NBA teams postmortem for the 2018-19 season as Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, go back and forth about what went right, what went wrong, and what will they do in the summertime. In Part Two, Riche and Adam go West as they discuss the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Utah Jazz, the LA Clippers, and the San Antonio Spurs. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team! 

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