May 19, 2021
Long-time Detroit sports bloggers and podcasters Greg Eno and Big Al Beaton are The Knee Jerks!
This week we welcome a special guest - Stan Heath, reigning NBA G-League coach of the year and new head men's basketball coach at Eastern Michigan University. In a wide ranging discussion, Stan talked about his past as a player, assistant and head coach at the mid-major and Power 5 level, including appearances in the NCAA tournament, what it was like running a G League team in midst of a pandemic while living in a bubble, and his plans for the upcoming season with the Eagles.
In the second half of the show, along with the Birthday Game and the Jerk of the Week, this week's topics include:
Despite a 19-27-10 record and several days of radio silence from Steve Yzerman, Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill received a new contract extension
If you don't think Ben Wallace belongs in the Basketball Hall of Fame, you either never watched him play or incorrectly think scoring points is the be all, end all
The Pistons' tank worked, now proud owners of the best possible odds of receiving the number one draft pick. it's now up to the ping pong balls
Pistons head coach Dwayne Casey was given a one-year contract extension. To be honest, Casey deserved it
Michael Fulmer, lights out relief pitcher? Have the Tigers finally found the best way to use the talented right-hander?
Greg has issues with Mike Trout, the Angels and time zones in general. Al goes scorched earth on the NCAA as a former Louisville assistant basketball coach is indicted on extortion charges. Not so honorable mention goes to Michigan and their handling of the Dr. Robert Anderson scandal