Ep 27- Gheorghe(George) Muresan- Washington Wizards
Deep 3 with Vlad Moldoveanu
by Vlad Moldoveanu
11M ago
Episode 27 and the end of season 1 of the " Deep 3" podcast brings us a special guest, Gheorghe Muresan. Romania's 2nd NBA player after Ernie Grunfeld and NBA's Most Improved Player for the 1995-1996 season. In the NBA he played for the Washington Wizards and New Jersey News, now he is the President of Giant Basketball Academy. In this episode, you will her from Ghita about: How he started playing basketball His move to Pau Orthez( France) from Cluj-Napoca, Romania.  What it means to be a foreign player and the language barrier His first NBA training camp Why practices for him were ..read more
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Ep 26- Nima Omidvar- Assistant Coach NCAA
Deep 3 with Vlad Moldoveanu
by Vlad Moldoveanu
11M ago
Nima Omidvar- NCAA Assistant Coach  Worked at NC State, University of Maryland, South Alabama  Nima is arguably one of the best and most active recruiters in NCAA basketball. He has been a part of the top recruiting classes in NCAA Division 1, at NC State, University of Maryland, South Alabama.  Currently has his own podcast called "Thru_the_tunnel" , a part of the rising coaches podcast network.   -  How and why did he get into coaching?  Talked about his experience at Jewish Day School, St John's College HS( He coached me there during the 06-07 season) and ..read more
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Ep 25- Andre Ingram- President of G League Players Union and South Bay Laker
Deep 3 with Vlad Moldoveanu
by Vlad Moldoveanu
11M ago
This entry in the Deep3 Podcast series is very special to me as I'm hosting my fellow AU Alum, Angre Ingram. Andre is currently playing for the South Bay Lakers and has been recently selected as President of the NBA G League Players Union. He's also played with the Los Angeles Lakers.  Here's what we'll be discussing in episode 25!   ▶️ Time spent at American University and transitioning to the Pro game.  ▶️ What made Andre stay in the G League  ▶️ Giving meaning to Andre's decision to stay in the G League, income and having to work other side jobs to support his family.&nb ..read more
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Toddrick Gotcher- Texas Tech alum, currently in ABA League with MZT Skopje
Deep 3 with Vlad Moldoveanu
by Vlad Moldoveanu
11M ago
Episode 24 brings me face to face with Toddrick Gotcher. A Texas legend, ranked #2 in the State of Texas coming out of High School, playing at Texas Tech under 3 different head coaches and currently in ABA League with MZT SKopje. A deadly assasin from the 3 point line and a terrific defender, TG is creating his own story in Professional hoops. Has played with success in some of the top leagues in Europe.  His mindset is performance ready and we talk about his time in each team but also about goal setting, mindset of a role player and getting out of your comfort zone.  Toddrick has a ..read more
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Ep 23- Trevor John- BC Athletic Constanta( Romania) and Drexel alum
Deep 3 with Vlad Moldoveanu
by Vlad Moldoveanu
11M ago
For this episode I had the great pleasure to talk with sharpshooter Trevor John and his unique story. A Cal Poly and Drexel University alum, Trevor grew up in a basketball family( His father was a collegiate coach). He also had some bad luck coming out of college as he faced an injury and broken promise( contract) from a European Pro team. Then he missed out on his first year as COVID came and leagues got cancelled. We talk about his story, mental toughness and how he got through a rookie year where he did not have a chance to play. How important his mental approach was to the game, to stay sh ..read more
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Ep 22- Mike Morrison- George Mason U alum- Yalovaspor(Turkey)
Deep 3 with Vlad Moldoveanu
by Vlad Moldoveanu
11M ago
Aaaaand I'm back from the podcast hyatus with a treat for you guys. A great talk with Mike Morrison, currently playing for Yalovaspor in Turkey.  Here's the rundown. ▶️ 1:00 - The College experience and the adjustments needed from High School to College ▶️ 4:05 - Leaving George Mason University and signing with Antwerp Giants even before graduating. How does that transition look like?  ▶️ 8:30 - First off-season. What were the expectations from his first year overseas?  ▶️ 13:00 - Going into what his 4 years in Frankfurt were like, and about winning the FIBA Europe Cup.  ..read more
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Ep 21- Thanasis Molyvdas- Assistant Coach for the Greek National Team for the 2019 World Cup
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by Vlad Moldoveanu
11M ago
Today's podcast has me talking with another person who I have great respect, Mr. Thanasis Molyvdas, Assistant Coach for Ifestos Limons 2019-2020 season and also Assistant Coach for the Greek National Team for the 2019 World Cup.   Here's some of what we'll be discussing.  ▶️ Coaching the Greek National Team at the World Cup. The pressure, and integrating Giannis Antetokounmpo.  ▶️ The differences between Giannis' style of play in a FIBA game and his regular scene.  ▶️ The Greek League vs the Lithuanian, Lebanon Leagues or the Euroleague.  ▶️ Playing in Greece, experien ..read more
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Ep 20- Brandon Goble- Juco Advocate and Verbal Commits
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by Vlad Moldoveanu
11M ago
This week I'm hosting my good friend Brandon Goble of Juco Advocate and Verbal Commits.  ▶️ We'll first find out about Juco Advocate and how it started.  ▶️ What is Verbal Commits?  ▶️ Talking projects in Africa and the first organized camp in Tanzania.  ▶️ Finding diamonds in the rough and helping kids get to college in the United States.  ▶️ European Academies vs High School basketball. Which one is better?  ▶️ Future plans for camps, including the possibility of partnering up for one in Romania ..read more
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Ep 19- David Aldridge
Deep 3 with Vlad Moldoveanu
by Vlad Moldoveanu
11M ago
With episode 19, I have a special treat for you guys. An interview with the legendary sports journalist and reporter, David Aldridge.  Currently a writer for The Athletic, David has enjoyed an impressive career, working at The Washington Post, as a beat writer covering Georgetown University basketball, the Washington Bullets, the Washington Redskins and covering elite level events such as the Superbowl, the U.S. Open tennis championship, the Indy 500, Stanley Cup playoffs, the World Series and even the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. He's also worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer, ESPN ..read more
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Ep 18- Jerai Grant- Clemson Alum- Current Pro Player in Europe
Deep 3 with Vlad Moldoveanu
by Vlad Moldoveanu
11M ago
n episode 18, I play host to Jerai Grant, a Clemson University alum, currently playing professionally overseas.  Today, we're talking about:  ▶️ What playing in the Israeli League "bubble" is like.  ▶️ DeMatha Catholic vs St. John's High School battles.  ▶️ Why Clemson?  ▶️ What Jerai learned from his father (Harvey Grant) and uncle (Horace Grant) playing in the NBA.  ▶️ Favorite overseas experience.  ▶️ How long running careers get shaped in Europe by players being put into "boxes".  ▶️ How Jerai developed himself and his game, taking to heart some less ..read more
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