Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Friday, January 08, 2010

Ronnie Brewer (Utah Jazz) on the show (The Audio)

Ronnie Brewer from the Utah Jazz joined us on the show on today (the off-day between the 2 games this week with the Grizzlies).  Ronnie is at the very top of the list of our favorite NBA players to bring on the show.  He is always great.  Today we talked to him about playing for Sloan, playing in Utah, being in a contract year, Memphis, twitter, the Gilbert Arenas situation and NBA players and guns, etc.  Check it.

Ronnie Brewer on The Chris Vernon Show (1-7-09)

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Grizzlies Statistical Analyst Aaron Barzilai (The Audio) and Chris Wallace (Audio)

On Tuesday I read an article on TrueHoop where Henry Abbott was asking questions of stat guru Wayne Winston.  LINK In the article, one of the questions was about coach of the year.  Here is what Winston said...

9. Coach of the year?

I think Lionel Hollins or Paul Westphal. Nobody thought these teams had a shot at playoffs, but they do now. Give Aaron [Aaron Barzilai, quantitative analyst for the Memphis Grizzlies and founder] some credit for Grizzlies’ great play!

I had not heard of Aaron previous to this interview but I wanted to get him on to talk about who he is, what he does, what he does for the Grizzlies, and advanced stats in the NBA.  He was on the show on Wednesday.  It is broken into two parts.  Aaron's website is

Aaron Barzilai on The Chris Vernon Show (1-6-10) part 1

Aaron Barziali on The Chris Vernon Show (1-6-10) part 2

After Aaron was on, Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace joined us on the show for his weekly segment and he spoke about advanced stats, Aaron, etc (Rondo story is interesting).  Below is that portion of the bit today.

Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace on The Chris Vernon Show (1-6-10)

Monday, January 04, 2010

Tim Donaghy on the show (The Audio)

Disgraced former NBA official Tim Donaghy joined us on the show to talk about his story, if the NBA is a fraud, best and worst players and coaches with the refs, how refs view Memphis and the Grizzlies, etc.
Audio is broken into two parts.

Tim Donaghy on The Chris Vernon Show (1-4-10) Part 1

Tim Donaghy on The Chris Vernon Show (1-4-10) Part 2

Rudy Gay on the show (The Audio)

The Grizzlies are now .500.  We celebrate by talking to the leading scorer.  Rudy joined us on the show to talk about eating Persian food with Hamed, favorite road cities, the team, Randolph, his contract, etc.  Check it.

Sunday, January 03, 2010