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ouTTakes Podcast: David Aldridge

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An exclusive interview with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer.

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Welcome back to ouTTakes, a podcast that’s here to discuss Maryland sports from an inside perspective. Our goal of the podcast is to shine a different light on Terps sport figures and allow you to get to know them as people.

This time, we were joined by Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer David Aldridge, the editor-in-chief of The Athletic D.C. who previously worked for the Washington Post, ESPN, and Turner Sports, covering the NBA and other sports.

On this episode:

  • Learn about Aldridge’s role in ESPN’s “The Last Dance”
  • He shares his thoughts on when, and if, the 2019-20 season will resume.
  • Aldridge gives his evaluation, best fits and player comparisons for Maryland’s 2020 NBA Draft prospects Jalen Smith and Anthony Cowan Jr.
  • What does Aldridge think the future of the NCAA is with the formation of the G-League team for elite prospects and the growing popularity of players opting to spend a year overseas?
  • What is the best interview that Aldridge has had in his career?
  • Out of all the championships and events that Aldridge has covered during his career, what is the one that sticks out to him most?
  • Aldridge talks about when he found out he was named the 2016 Curt Gowdy Media Award winner and would be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • What went into Aldridge’s decision to leave Turner Sports and join The Athletic D.C.?
  • Aldridge discusses everything about being a sideline reporter in NBA 2K20.
  • We end with a fun segment where Aldridge shares his favorite memory of some of the best players and teams he’s covered.

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