Episode 15.22 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.
Segment One: Getting NBA Players back to game from off-season
Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul discuss getting back to routine after vacation inactivity, irregular schedules and surgeries; NBA off season rest and re-conditioning.
Segment Two: Comparing Euroleague-NBA Team Physician Experiences
Dr. Guy Morag from the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Head Physician for Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv discusses similarities and differences of his responsibilities with Dr. Brian Cole, Head Team Physician for The Chicago Bulls.
The Euroleague Basketball World Tour will take a major step in October when, for the first time ever, two Turkish Airlines Euroleague powerhouses will face off against each other in a preseason game on North American soil. The Euro Classic game will be played in Chicago on October 1.
Maccabi and Milan enjoy one of Europe’s most enduring rivalries. In 2014, Maccabi dramatically defeated Milan in a best-of-five playoff series to advance to the Final Four and eventually win the Euroleague title. In 1987 and 1988, Milan beat Maccabi in consecutive championship games that featured legends such as Bob McAdoo, Mike D’Antoni, Dino Meneghin, Mickey Berkowitz, Doron Jamchi and Kevin Magee, amongst others.
“After many years of sending our teams to the United States on the Euroleague Basketball World Tour, we are very excited about the opportunity for two of them to play each other there for the first time,” Jordi Bertomeu, Euroleague Basketball President and CEO, said. “Americans know their basketball, which is precisely why we are sure they will like what they see of the Euroleague’s unique style of play.
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv and EA7 Emporio Armani Milan are two of the many Euroleague clubs that are steeped in history, but they also play the kind of basketball that we are sure will be to the liking of fans in Chicago and New York.” Two European League basketball teams are competing at United Center in October.