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Latest DBR Podcast Drops - Special Guest, Josh Pastner!

A special thanks to Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner for spending time with the DBR Podcast Crew.

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Georgia Tech v Duke
DURHAM, NC - JANUARY 04: Head coach Josh Pastner of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets talks with official Ted Valentine during the game against the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on January 4, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina.
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Here’s the latest DBR Podcast with special guest Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner. This was recorded before Tech’s trip to China.

  • 0:00 Byrd Campbell, two Dukies who love the podcast
  • 0:25 Jason welcomes us, Donald apologizes for his audio last time, and Sam wakes up too early
  • 2:30 Jason explains the craziness that went down to create this mid-week podcast… and it all centers around Ga Tech head coach Josh Pastner
  • 5:00 Sam explains the Ga Tech scandal, being reported by CBS Sports, and we try to figure out if any of this makes sense
  • 13:55 Jason interviews Ga Tech head basketball coach Josh Patner. They begin by telling the story of how the 31-year-old Pastner got the head coaching job at Memphis
  • 18:35 Jason asks about Ga Tech’s recruiting efforts in Atlanta and how Duke keeps beating Tech for local recruits
  • 23:35 Pastner discusses academics, athletics, and the scandals at Louisville and UNC
  • 27:30 Jason asks how tough it is to follow all the NCAA rules. Pastner: “85% of my job is compliance”
  • 30:15 Pastner gives a preview of Ga Tech in the ACC this season but Pastner mostly talks about his reverence for Coach K
  • 34:30 Good bye to Coach Pastner, but before he goes he has a good Roy Williams story!
  • 38:50 We react to the Pastner interview and especially on how Ga Tech recruits against Duke
  • 46:05 A quick look at UCLA and Ga Tech’s crazy adventure in China… and the middle Ball Brother getting arrested for shoplifting. Pro tip from Donald-- don’t shoplift in China!
  • 54:50 Byrd Campbell uses their sponsorship time to throw shade at UNC… we approve!!
  • 56:35 We preview Duke’s first games. Sam starts with his Elon preview and reminds us that Elon is a special opponent for Grayson Allen
  • 1:02:30 Donald gives us the low down on Utah Valley, a team with some real height up front
  • 1:08:05 Sam points out that former Dukie Chris Burgess is one of the assistant coaches for Utah Valley and we riff a bit on Duke’s great 1997 recruiting class (which Jason thinks was the class of 1999)
  • 1:10:40 Parting Shots – Donald talks Duke women’s soccer and gives us some election results
  • 1:13:10 Parting Shots – Sam remembers baseball pitcher Roy Halladay
  • 1:15:25 Parting Shots – Jason on ESPN’s college basketball predictions and getting trolled by Dan Dakich
  • 1:21:45 Good bye! Don’t forget to rate us on iTunes and email us at

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