Apologies if this was posted elsewhere. I thought it deserved it's own thread. Here is a link you do not need itunes to listen to: https://art19.com/shows/thewojpod/episodes/45df6f44-d71b-4246-93bf-2642fc4e19e2 First of all listening to Mitch talk, for me, is like listening to somebody break really bad news to someone. Though he is a stand-up guy in many ways, I've no idea how he could ever be expected to close a free agent. Some highlights (mostly Laker stuff here only): Plans to work in basketball still will check other teams for positions. Feels Jim's self-declared "timetable" to return the team to prominence was both incorrect in span and probably doomed the both of them. Said he and Jim felt it was clear PJ did not want to coach anymore and that if they could talk him into it, it would've been a 1 year job so they moved on. Sticks up for D'Antonio and his hire. Says he's one of the best coaches and that today's game is because of him. Talks a bit about the Buss kids. Said tampering is not as prevalent among GMs as people are saying. Says agents on the other hand are not as subject to NBA rules and therefore have no problems talking to other signed players. Regarding Stern's claims that Mitch panicked on the CP3 deal and traded Odom before another deal could be struck, he doesn't deny it he just said he decided to very quickly move on. Mitch just says no one involved in the deal said they knew of a possible second deal for CP3. Of course Stern said something different about the chance for a deal not being dead. Woj said some of the other people on other teams (apparently Houston) involved in the deal said it wasn't fair of Stern to come out after and say that and that they thought the deal was dead. Says Odom was "beside himself" by the attempt to trade him and then asked for a trade himself. Says Pau was also hurt but not like Odom.