Talking hoops with Wolves’ broadcaster Jim Petersen

Zach Harper —  March 7, 2013 — 1 Comment

There are two reasons I’m posting this crudely pulled video of Wolves’ color commentator Jim Petersen mentioning my name on last night’s telecast:

1) It’s not even a humble brag; it’s a straight-up brag that the best team analyst in the NBA mentioned a conversation we had Wednesday morning for the CBSSports.com Eye on Basketball Podcast that I host five days a week.

2) It’s to let you know that the episode with Jim Pete exists and you should probably go listen to it if you want to get smarter about the NBA and its history. Through my fumbling of questions, Jim shared incredible insight about knee injuries, what it was like to play with Hakeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson, how players work hard, and how he became a broadcaster. He also shed some incredible insight on the role of advanced stats in his job and the NBA in general.

You can go here to check out the post with the podcast on the Eye on Basketball blog, you can subscribe in iTunes here and download the episode, or you can click on the player below that will hopefully continue to play the episode and not have coding problems. I will warn you the episode isn’t very Wolves-centric for most of the 34 minutes, but it’s Jim Petersen talking about basketball. You can’t get much better than that.

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One response to Talking hoops with Wolves’ broadcaster Jim Petersen

  1. Thank you for this excellent interview! Jim is the best analyst in the business and a great asset to NBA basketball! I reminisce about the times when he and Chad Hartman were doing the radio play by play and how much fun he always had and how insightful you are.
    It will be great Jim to watch you when you become an NBA head coach.

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