Dribble N’ Dimes

#50: Kevin Bell 🛎 (Rice H.S./Bowie State Univ.)

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Documenting the stories and journeys of New York Tri-State area basketball from the figures who've lived them. Each week we explore the careers and experiences of legends like Rod Strickland, Felipè Lopez and many more.

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Documenting the stories and journeys of New York Tri-State area basketball from the figures who've lived them. Each week we explore the careers and experiences of legends like Rod Strickland, Felipè Lopez and many more.

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#54: Kyle Cuffe Sr. (Rice High School/St. John's University)
Standing 6 feet 9 inches, he hails from the Towers of Tracey in the Bronx. He played at legendary powerhouse Rice High School and when it came time to go to college he stayed local, and balled with the Red Men of St. Johns. He took full advantage of his athletic scholarship and graduated. He played overseas in places like Venezuela and Indonesia. He's a proud father, appreciative husband and standup guy. Listen to how he was discovered by the Riverside Hawks and ultimately fell into a high level basketball career. On this episode we kick it with Kyle Cuffe Sr. *****Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and tell a friend!***** Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends
December 11, 2019
#53: Emmanuel "Book" Richardson (St. Raymond H.S./Univ. of Pitt Johnstown/Gauchos)
Our guest is a NYC guy all the way through. We claim him in the BX, but he's resided in multiple boroughs and has made a mark everywhere he's set foot. Hanging with older crowds, he fell into the game of basketball and with the help of the "older heads" was put on the path to basketball success.  His climb up the hoops ladder landed him at St. Raymond H.S. and into the Raven family. There he quickly formed bonds with his newfound band of brothers and nurtured an adversarial relationship with coach Gary DeCesare. He developed his game and leadership abilities and was able to take them on a multi-stop college tour that culminated in him earning his college degree at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. From there he leapt into a coaching career spanning nearly a decade, across several men's programs around the NCAA.  After serving time, as a consequence of an FBI investigation into the NCAA, Book chose Dribble N' Dimes as his first public opportunity to speak since becoming a newly free man. He sits with Manny Digital to walk through his past and share what's in store in his new future with the Gauchos.  Listen to the story of Emmanuel "Book" Richardson with special guest Erin Richardson on this episode of Dribble N' Dimes. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and tell a friend! Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends
December 4, 2019
#52: Ed McDonald (Xaverian H.S./Boston College/Goodfellas Actor)
He's a product of Brooklyn NY. He attended and played at Xaverian H.S. and once done there set his academic sights on Boston University. He was good enough to walk onto the freshman squad at B.C., but decided to quit. In his career he's been the former chief of the Organized Crime Strike Force in the Eastern District. He's prosecuted several corrupt politicians, labor union officials and the heads of 4 of the 5 New York mafia families. You might know him from his acting work in several films, but he's most recognized for his portrayal of himself in the cult classic “Goodfellas” starring Robert DeNiro, Lorraine Bracco and Ray Liotta. He’s now Sr. Counsel at international law firm Dechert L.L.P. On this episode hear the journey of Edward McDonald. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and tell a friend! Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends
November 27, 2019
#51: James Mooney (Iona Prep/College of Mount Saint Vincent)
He grew up a Bronx guy. Basketball became a part of his life early. He practiced constantly in his private alleyway in the apartment complex where he was raised. He attended Iona Prep, where he struggled, but learned what patience and perseverance can help one achieve. From there he made it onto the hardwood as a student athlete at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, where he'd go on to become the highest career scorer in school history.  Today he's the school's Head Men's Basketball Coach and Assistant Director of Athletics. Take a stroll with us through the basketball journey of James Mooney. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and tell a friend! Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends
November 20, 2019
#50: Kevin Bell 🛎 (Rice H.S./Bowie State Univ.)
Our guest is the living Harlem, NY doppelgänger version of legendary fighter Kimbo Slice. As a NY basketball protegè he came up playing with the Riverside Hawks alongside a variety of NY basketball phenoms that would go on to dominate around the city.  He attended Rice High School where like Voltron he would join forces with area notables like Kenny Satterfield, Andre Sweet, Kyle Cuff and Andre Barrett. With this squad they ran the table and took home back to back city + state championships. He later went on to attend Westark Community College, Monroe College and finished out his playing days balling ferociously at Bowie State University. Plop down on the bench and take a listen to our conversation with Kevin Bell. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and tell a friend! Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends
November 13, 2019
#49: Eric "Broadway" Jones (St. Raymond H.S./Urbana Univ.)
This Bronx, NY product has been a basketball player since he can remember. Coming up he caught whatever run he could. When it was time to decide on a High School a friend demanded he attend St. Raymond H.S. (in the Bronx) where the basketball program was better than other options he was considering. From there he would go on to play 3 seasons at St. Raymond. After his 3rd season he had a frank conversation with coach Gary DeCesare, which prompted him to transfer to Our Savior Lutheran to finish out his high school career. He went onto JuCo and ended up playing at Division II Urbana University (OH) where he earned two degrees (on scholarship) while also being a part of the basketball program. Today he's a successful entrepreneur with ownership stakes in the Harlem Wizards, City Legendz, LLC and a number of other ventures he keeps close to the vest. You can also catch him hosting From The Bottom To The Top Hoops on YouTube. Listen to the journey of Eric Jones on this episode of Dribble N' Dimes Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and tell a friend! Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends
November 6, 2019
#48: Marcus Cox (Kolbe Cathedral/UConn/UMass)
On this episode we take our talents to Connecticut and stay true to our Tri-State intentions! We got the chance to sit with a graduate of Kolbe Cathedral H.S., where this man helped lead his team to the state chip. Born and bred in Bridgeport, he's stayed loyal to his city in both his decision to attend UConn, to play for coach Jim Calhoun, and also as a current coach/mentor via his New England Supreme basketball academy. We learn about the events that led him to transfer to UMass Amherst to play for then coach Steve Lappas and how injury and some missteps didn't deter him from making progress in life beyond basketball. Lace up and listen to the basketball journey of Marcus Cox on this episode of Dribble N' Dimes. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and tell a friend! Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends
October 30, 2019
#47: Ernie Morris (Benedict College/Hoops Historian)
Our guest is by far the KING of the acronym (you'll see why when you tune in)! He was fortunate enough to play for Harlem legend Holcombe Rucker (the namesake of Harlem's famous basketball tournament/court). He coached many and was witness to some of the most prolific talents to ever come out of the NY area. Hoops fiends get ready, because you're about to tap into some tried and true oral history from a quintessential O.G.  On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes we have the honor of speaking with an RND (Real Nice Dude), Mr. Ernie Morris.  Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and tell a friend! Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends
October 23, 2019
#46: Rod Strickland (NBA/DePaul Univ.)
Our guest hails from the Bronx, NY. He attended 3 High Schools before starring at Chicago's DePaul University. Once he showed out in the NCAA he set his sights for the NBA where he had a storied 17 year professional career. Afterward he turned to coaching and worked with Kentucky head coach John Calipari for many seasons. Today he manages the professional path program established by the NBA's G-League and can be found working in the community through the Young Athletes Inc. organization.  Right now on Dribble N' Dimes we're blessed to chop it up with hoops legend Rod "Ooh, Ooh" Strickland. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and tell a friend! Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends
October 16, 2019
#45: Coach Ron Naclerio (Cardozo H.S./St. John's University)
You could say this man is a lifer. He has been both a player and (for the last 38+ years) the head coach at Queens powerhouse Cardozo H.S. His storied program has helped develop a large crop of talented men all across the basketball landscape.  Players like streetball icon Rafer "Skip to my Lou" Alston, retired NBA vet Duane Causwell and current New York Knicks assistant coach Royal Ivey all credit this man with helping them grow as men and athletes. He attended St. John's where he excelled as a baseball player. So much so that he was drafted by the White Sox, but never gave up coaching under his mentor Al Matican. He's the winningest public school coach in New York city and state history with over 800 W's as of this recording. If it wasn't for his late father, the civil rights movement would have lost one of its major figures, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes we have the privilege of learning hoops history from "The Teacher" Coach Ron Naclerio. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and tell a friend! Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends
October 9, 2019
#44: Micah Brand (UMass/Milford Academy)
On today's episode we feature a 4 year student athlete who graduated from the Zoo (also known as UMass to those of you not in the know). He hails from Middletown, NY and had a stellar international pro career spanning over 10 years of service. He took his talents to places like Korea, Lebanon and China. He speaks Spanish and can read Korean. A graduate of Millford Academy alum. Operator at Attack the Rim basketball academy. Today he's a newly minted assistant coach at SUNY Orange. Lacing them up with us today is 6ft 11inch Micah Brand. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and tell a friend! Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends
October 2, 2019
#43: Roosevelt "Coach Rose 🌹" Byers (Millbank/St. Raymond H.S.)
He graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Rockland County. He's been affiliated with the Dunlevy Milbank Center since he was a child and today serves as the athletic director and face of the Millbank Flyers basketball program. He's known to have had a hand in helping standouts such as Mo Bamba and several of the members of wildly popular Jelly Fam 🍇crew. You'll find this Harlemite pacing the sidelines at St. Raymond as the head coach of the Freshman squad and assistant to the Varsity team under Jorgè Lopez.  His nickname should be "Chip" given the number of championships he's earned as the head of the freshman team at St. Rays, but also summer tournaments like Nike's NY vs NY and City Is Mine.  On this episode we rock with coach Roosevelt Byers. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and tell a friend! Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends
September 25, 2019
#42: Maxwell "Bingo" Cole (Bingo All Stars/Monsignor Scanlan H.S.)
He grew up in the same BX projects that raised Nate "Tiny" Archibald (Patterson Houses). He never suited up for a H.S. basketball team, but at the tender age of 18 began his coaching career. Under his watch many NYC players took flight and earned athletic scholarships to a host of recognizable collegiate programs. He's proud to have had a hand in the development of athletes at both of NY's premier AAU programs (Gauchos and Riverside). His mother nicknamed him Bingo because of her many nights playing the game while pregnant with him. Today he's the CEO of Bingo All Stars, CEO of the Tru Ballaz Pre-High School Classic and also the Athletic Director at Monsignor Scanlan High School.  On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes hear the basketball story of Maxwell "Bingo" Cole. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and tell a friend! Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
September 18, 2019
#41: Kevin Hamilton Sr. (Iona College HOF/NBA Draftee)
Our guest is in the Iona College Hall of Fame and under the late Jim Valvano helped take his Iona squads to the NCAA tournament TWICE! His genes are strong! All his offspring have played professional basketball all across the globe.   This North Babylon H.S. alum and former NYIT head coach worked his tail off and was drafted by the NBA's Boston Celtics, but never had a chance to log NBA minutes due to injury. On this episode we pass the rock to Kevin Hamilton Sr. and get the story behind his journey through basketball. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and tell a friend! Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
September 11, 2019
#40: Terrence Rencher (Univ. of Texas/St. Raymond H.S.)
He's known as the all time leading scorer in University of Texas history. He played professionally in the NBA and all throughout Europe. He left for the pros and over a decade later came back to UT to earn his degree.  He's a St. Raymond H.S. alumi and while there took home Mr. Basketball NY honors and he's one of the prides of the Boogie Down. On Dribble N' Dimes, we kick it with Terrence Rencher. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and tell a friend! Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends www.DribblenDimes.com
September 4, 2019
#39: Tyler Brown (St. Raymond H.S./South Carolina State Univ.)
While born in BK our guest considers the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx home. "Sweet Chuck", as he was dubbed by one of his High School teammates was known as a sharp shooting walking bucket.  He ran with notables like Charles Jones, Jerry McCullough and Orlando Antigua on his climb up the basketball ladder. Played for a few junior colleges, but landed at South Carolina State his senior year and helped lead his team to the big dance. He played professionally in Puerto Rico for many years, but yet and still you can find him on a tri-state area basketball court dropping 20 like it was 1995.  On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes we explore the basketball journey of Tyler Brown. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and tell a friend! Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
August 28, 2019
#38: Steve Burtt Sr. (Iona College/NBA)
The early years were rough for our guest after losing both his parents by age 12. Thanks to a childhood friend he got down with his local Police Athletic League where he began developing his basketball skills quickly and meeting one of his life long mentors Mr. LaMarre Dyson. He played high school ball at Charles Evans Hughes before enrolling at Iona College.  In his time there he became the all-time leader in total points scored. Along with his son, also an Iona product, they are one of just two father-son duos to score 2,000 points each in NCAA D-I basketball, the other being Dell Curry and Steph Curry. After leaving Iona in 1984 he was selected 30th overall by the Golden State Warriors. That kicked off a 16 year professional career that took him all around the globe.  Today you can find him all throughout the city of NY training, educating and developing children and young adults through Young Athletes Inc and a host of events he's affiliated with.  On this episode we explore the life and journey of Steve Burtt Sr.  Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and tell a friend!  Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends www.DribblenDimes.com
August 21, 2019
#37: Henry Perez & Joe "Pasta" Cifone (We W.I.L.L. Thru Sports)
On this episode we explore the journeys of 2 distinguished gentlemen from the We W.I.L.L. Thru Sports Program. Our first guest was raised on the upper west side as a member of an 8 sibling family. Nothing came easy, but there was never a dull moment. He graduated from Norman Thomas H.S. and made his way to Lehman College where for the first time he walked on and played organized basketball. He flipped that into a couple of FREE99 degrees and the inspiration to one day establish his own non profit now named We W.I.L.L. Thru Sports. Today as the founder of We W.I.L.L. coach Henry Perez develops groups of children and young adults through expert basketball training and a variety of personal development programs. Our next guest earned the respect of his peers early and as such was given private access to his neighborhood public park where he spent countless hours refining his shooting stroke. He spent time busting that ass all across NYC. Often you'd catch him playing alongside Hoops & Hip Hop icon Bobbito Garcia. When High School hit he attended and played at La Salle Academy. Then he'd go on to the University of Nebraska to play D1 ball and then professionally in Italy. Today "Pasta" (as they call him) is the associate head coach at Riverdale H.S. and both a board member and coach at We W.I.L.L. Thru Sports. On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes we hear the stories of Henry Perez and Joe "Pasta" Cifone. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and tell a friend! Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
August 14, 2019
#36: Dave Cordova (DavesJoint.net)
Standing 6 feet 9 inches this brother frequented his neighborhood courts to get his recreational hoops on. In middle school his confidence grew, not off the roundball, but with the pen after he earned an A off an essay he scribed. That confidence instilled by his teacher sparked a curiosity in him that years later resulted in the creation of his own hoops site called DavesJoint.net. A walking high school hoops encyclopedia, he'll give you the low down and recent highlights of most standouts straight off the dome. You can find him at most local tournaments and notable games interviewing players and crafting content for his blog.  On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes we kick it with writer - entrepreneur and owner of DavesJoint.net, David Cordova. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and tell a friend! Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
August 7, 2019
#35: Dave Schnur (COO of SLAM Media, Inc)
At an early age our guest recalls immersing himself in basketball thru the pages of SLAM magazine. In parallel he became more dedicated to honing his skills in the park. He peaked early and by the end of his middle school years so too came the slow down of his serious on court exploits. He never let up on his hoops fanaticism. He revered NBA icons like Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant and so on, never missing a beat on all things Basketball culture. As luck would have it he found his way into Harris Publications and became a part of the SLAM magazine family. As a sales person he made a name for himself and earned a solid reputation throughout the company. After a series of interesting corporate shuffles he partnered with SLAM founder Dennis Page and another associate to outright buy SLAM and set it on a new and exciting course. On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes we hear the basketball story of SLAM Media, Inc. Partner & COO David Schnur Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and tell a friend! Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
July 31, 2019
#34: Daniel Artest (Queensbridge Houses)
As a young'n this Queensbridge product ran tournaments in his neighborhood park using the spaces in-between the monkey bars as baskets. A raw talent he grew and developed into a low post barbarian, unstoppable in his pursuit of wiping the glass clean and getting his text book put backs. The bulk of his playing days were spent on the streetball circuit where he earned the nickname "Da Guardian".  When his brother made it to the league, the family headed west to the great state of Indiana, where he found himself practicing with NBA pros giving them the business (his brother included). Throughout, he's struggled with depression and has been in some dark places, but with the help of his bride to be and the love of his family he's been able to work through terrible times to get himself to a happier place.  On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes, It's a pleasure to share the basketball journey of Daniel Artest. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and tell a friend! Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
July 24, 2019
#33 - Rich Kosik (pt. 2)
Hope you enjoyed listening to part 1 (a.k.a. Episode 32) w/ Rich Kosik. On this episode Rich returns with part 2 and tells us stories of his time with ABCD camp,  breaks down the history of the program and much more.  Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and tell a friend. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
July 17, 2019
#32 - Rich Kosik (pt. 1)
This Astoria Queens native grew up playing all sorts of sports up and down his block. Self admittedly he wasn't the best basketball player, but his defensive prowess got him court time at his neighborhood Boys & Girls club. He attended Rice high school and though he tried out annually, he never made the hoops team. He spent years working with the youth giving them opportunities to engage in basketball and utilize it as a tool to further themselves through vehicles like the PSAL and his Game Plan For Success workshops. When sports marketing guru and founder of ABCD camp, Sonny Vaccaro, was looking for an east coast camp head our guest was the guy. Through ABCD he was able to help in the development of the nation's brightest stars... Tracy McGrady, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Tim Duncan, Jason Kidd and many more. On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes we kick it with basketball historian, educator and youth advocate Mr. Rich Kosik. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
July 10, 2019
#31 - Charlton Clarke (former player Univ. of Massachusetts)
Straight out of the Boogie Down our guest was taught to dribble by one of the most unlikely teachers, his slightly older Greek neighbor. This self proclaimed fire escape All-American, would adjust the height of his building fire escape ladder to accommodate his shooting stroke and dunk game.   At age 11 he was invited by neighborhood homie Orlando Antigua to try out for the Gauchos. He arrived late, missing the age appropriate try-out. With little choice left he ran with the much bigger 16 year olds and made the cut. He honed his skills and attended St. Raymond H.S. As a freshman, he killed, capturing well deserved attention throughout the city for his performances. In his sophomore year he was promoted to the Varsity squad under Gary DeCesare and blossomed, garnering national attention that ultimately led to him committing to the University of Massachusetts. On this episode we sit with that dude Charlton Clarke. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
July 3, 2019
#30 - Jarrett T. Lockhart (former player Univ. of Pittsburgh)
The son of a former NBA draftee, this Sweden born Bronxite established a reputation for himself as a fierce hoops competitor throughout NYC. His stock rose quickly and as a result he became the youngest player ever to attend one of the more prestigious basketball staples.. ABCD camp. When it came time, he picked Puff Daddy's Alma Mater (Mount St. Michael H.S.) as his primary training ground toward the elevation his game. His relationship with former NBA player Mark Blount made his decision to attend the University of Pittsburgh an easy one. While there he played with folks like Dribble N' Dimes alumni Ricardo Greer and Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard. Most recently this skills trainer and player development specialist was an assistant coach on the men's team at Florida International University. This month he debuts as an author with the release of the book "Cheers to Fears" with co-author and former Pitt teammate Jeremy Holmes. Stop. Sit and Listen to our chat with Jarett Lockhart  Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
June 26, 2019
#29 - Jose "Chucky" Martin (Asst. Coach @ Univ. of South Carolina)
Yankee stadium's lights turned the attention of passerby's onto his neighborhood court. Crowds would form and from there our guest and his boys would put on a show to hear them cheer. From these humble beginnings this Puerto Rican kid started to generate a buzz that, with the inspiration of Gary Massey, helped him build a solid career as a player at St. Raymond H.S. From there he went on to play at Monmouth college and later joined the NCAA coaching ranks as both a Head and Assistant coach for schools like Marist, UMass and Memphis. He was an assistant on Calipari's bench on the juggernaut Memphis Tigers squad that featured Derek Rose and Chris Douglas Roberts. Today he's an assistant to coach Frank Martin on South Carolina's Men's team. Rock with us as we take you through the basketball story of Jose "Chucky" Martin. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
June 19, 2019
#28 - Karl, C-Nick & Pauli (The Nickerson Boys)
This trio's basketball roots can be traced back to the patriarch's days at Cardozo H.S. where he was the school's first ever basketball MVP and team captain. He's also been an integral part in the development of several NYC area basketball standouts such as NBA All Star Kemba Walker and former Villanova Wildcat Corey Fisher. His sons followed suit carving out respectable careers on the hardwood both as players for St. Raymond H.S. and all throughout the AAU circuit. They played with some of the fiercest kats of their era. Names like Andre Barrett, Kenny Satterfield, Ron and Daniel Artest to name a few. Karl Jr. (also known as C. Nick), was said to be one of Ron Artest's toughest opponents (by the man himself). Pauli, the consummate NY Point Guard, held his own and took full advantage of the opportunities the game has yielded him. On this episode we get into a dope conversation with our first basketball family. Coach Nick, C-Nick and Pauli... The Nickerson Boys! Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
June 12, 2019
#27 - Marvin McCullough (former Iona College player)
His family members were some of the baddest mother flowers balling throughout NYC in their day. His dad not only played professionally in the NBA, but was one half of the duo that started the Rucker Pro Tournament. This Harlemite attended All Hallows high school in the Bronx where he led them to back to back Catholic High School championship finals taking home the chip in their first appearance.  He proceeded to earn a college scholarship and play for Iona College where he became the first player in Iona history to record four straight 100+ assist seasons. While there he also earned three MAAC All-Academic Selections and graduated with an accounting degree. Today he's the head coach of the All Hallows Varsity basketball team, math teacher and active participant in his father, Bob McCullough's, Each One Teach One program. On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes... Marvin McCullough Intro/Outro Credit: Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
June 5, 2019
#26 - Talkin' That Isht (feat. Los)
Being a hoops fan there's a lot of angst, love and war that is spewed! The boys are back to talk that wholesome basketball SHIT and debate things every basketball fiend is thinking about. The homie Los joins Digi and the Poet for another candid back and forth. Happy listening!
May 29, 2019
#25 - Greg "Scott2Be" Scott (former player Fairfield University)
He's spent time working to improve our inner city community through his work in the social services. For over 25 years he has been a part of St. Raymond High School's administration mentoring, teaching, coaching and guiding the many students who have walked those halls.  As a student athlete at St. Raymond's he beasted! With his grit and leaping ability he excelled mightily racking up all sorts of rebounds and monstrous dunks. He chose to attend Fairfield University on an athletic scholarship, shutting down offers from programs such as Wake Forest and Tennessee. On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes we sit down with the current Chair of the Guidance Department and St. Raymond H.S. legend Mr. Gregory Scott. Intro/Outro Credit: Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
May 22, 2019
Episode 24 - Randy Williams (All Hallows H.S./Iona College)
He first hit the hardwood when he joined the St. Dominic middle school basketball team. He recalls coaches George Ramos and Larry Villar being the reasons why he fell in love with the game. Money was tight, so in order to afford his middle school uniform, coach Ramos would subsidize $5 from the cost of the uniform for every completed dunk. Needless to say he earned his uniform and finished his time at St. Dominic balling out! When it came time to choose a high school, he side stepped St. Rays to attend All Hallows where he dominated. Regretfully, in his junior season he passed up on committing early to a few D1 mid majors that later resulted in many of his scholarship offers drying up due to a serious foot injury. Thankfully, he was offered academic dollars to attend  Iona college. Once there he was able to walk onto the Iona Gaels men's team. That set the stage for him to live his dream of playing D1 basketball and ultimately graduating as an IT professional. On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes hear the basketball story of Randy Williams. Intro/Outro Credit: Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
May 15, 2019
Episode 23 - Shane "The Dribble Machine" Woney (And1 Mixtape)
Raised in the Edenwald Projects of the Bronx this hoop star bounced around between the streets and basketball to earn his keep. At the Rucker he earned his moniker "The Dribble Machine" which paved the way for an opportunity to be one of the original members of the infamous And1 Mixtape Tour. Through the tour he was able to travel the world showing off his ball handling mastery while embarrassing the opposition. He was also able to Today he spends his time training and developing up and coming hoopers across the NYC. On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes we sit with the homie Shane "Dribble Machine" Woney. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
May 8, 2019
Episode 22 - The Block Boys (feat. Los)
On this episode your beloved hosts sit down with childhood friend and Dribble N' Dimes supporter Los to argue, debate and inevitably talk our shit on all things basketball.  YOU'RE WELCOME 😆 
April 24, 2019
Episode 21 - Howie Harrison
This brother has his Harlem swag on 100,000! He came up playing ball via the Gauchos program traveling all over the country. He left Harlem for boarding school in Massachusetts attending the Bement school and Williston Northampton School while both hooping and slaying the academics. A graduate of UMass Amherst he went on to earn several post graduate degrees and a slew of certifications. Today he's an assistant coach at Hostos Community College and serves as both the Supervisor of Phys Ed and Assistant Athletic Director for the city of Newburgh's school district. On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes we welcome Howie Harrison.
April 17, 2019
Episode 20 - Matt Augustin
Right off the 6 train in the Boogie Down is where this lockdown defender was raised. The son of St. Lucian parents, he was taught early to appreciate what he was given and to extract lessons from the adversity he faced. He grew up surrounded by basketball phenoms like Terrence Rencher and Carl Krauser and knew early that he would make a name for himself with that same rock. In high school he was regarded as the heart and soul of his team. Teammates nick named him Matt Lock for his tenacious D and never back down attitude. In 2001 he played an integral role in St. Raymond's championship run and impressed onlooking collegiate coaches enough to earn an athletic scholarship. Get comfy as we take you through the basketball journey of Matt Augustin on this episode of Dribble N' Dimes.
April 10, 2019
Episode 19 - G. Moody Returns
We're joined once again by Brooklyn's finest! G. Moody stops by to get into some real deal NYC hoops talk. We also get the update on his FIVE STAR podcast "This That & The Third" and so much more.  Get your hoops serving NOW with your homies from the Mecca of Basketball podcast!
April 3, 2019
Episode 18 - Jerry McCullough
This cat was around the game of basketball from an early age. The park was his home and where he got nice with his. You could find him hooping his tail off at the Gauchos gym and at Rice High School for coach Lou Demello. He was considered by his coaches and fans alike the example of what an inner-city basketball player is supposed to be about. In college he led the Big East in steals one season and is debated as one of the best guards to ever roam the hardwood at the University of Pittsburgh. Upon graduating he took his talents overseas playing professionally in France, Russia, Turkey, Italy and winning back to back chips in the Dominican Republic (while getting nice with his merengue and español). He's coached at both the High School and Collegiate ranks and today operates the City Legendz tournament with partner and Harlem Wizard Eric Jones to help elevate youth basketball in and around NY. Tune into this episode to hear the basketball journey of Jerry "Ice" McCullough.
March 27, 2019
Episode 17 - Ricardo Greer
Tragedy struck this young man's family at a tender age when his mother unexpectedly passed away. Thanks to his older sister taking on the motherly role plus with the help of his extended family he was able to persevere, hone his skills and flourish as a phenom on the basketball court. A current assistant coach for the Dayton Fyers men's basketball team, he went from Washington Heights, to the Univ. of Pittsburgh and overseas (winning a few championships along the way). Ricardo Greer now sits with Manny Digital and Emilio the Poet to tell us all about his journey on this episode of the Mecca of Tri-State area Hoops podcast! 
March 20, 2019
Episode 16 - Dana Dingle (former Univ. Massachusetts player/N.Y. Lightning Co-Director)
When he wasn't break dance battling in building lobbies with his boys, this kid could be found roaming Parkchester playing the game of baseball. In the height of the crack era his parents decided to send him to a nearby Catholic high school to help shelter him from the crime and violence surrounding them. On his first day at St. Raymond H.S. he expected to try-out for the baseball team. However, he was a month late and was quickly directed toward basketball tryouts. From there fate, hard work and boundless dedication led him to become a city wide standout on a stacked St. Raymond squad. He then joined forces with Carmelo Travieso, Donta Bright, the Padilla brothers, Marcus Camby and hall of fame coach John Calipari to arrive at the NCAA Final Four with the UMass Minutemen. On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes we chop it up with the co-founder of the NY Lighting basketball program and hoops legend, Dana Dingle.
March 13, 2019
Episode 15 - Coach Jorgé Lopez (St. Raymond H.S. Varsity)
His passion for coaching awoke when a group of local Wash Heights kids needed a coach to enter a tournament and they asked him to commit. From that spark he made his way up the local coaching ranks which set him up for the opportunity to enter the family of St. Raymond. This season he recorded his 100th win at the helm as head coach of the Raven's. Varsity team. On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes we learn the basketball journey of Coach Jorgé Lopez.
March 6, 2019
Episode 14 - J.R. Gamble
Season 2 starts NOW! As a child this St. Albans native carried the nickname "stats" for his spongelike ability to memorize, calculate and dictate sports statistics at the drop of a dime. He parlayed this fascination with sports into a career as a sports columnist, writing for publications such as Newsday, The Undefeated and a host of radio, print and TV stations around the country. He even partnered with childhood friend Phife Dog from A Tribe Called Quest to produce a radio show called "Fanalyst" prior to the untimely death of the rap legend. He covered hoops throughout the city in the 90's, when NY basketball was on fire and ascended the sports writer ranks. Today he's the Deputy Editor and Senior Writer for theshadowleague.com. On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes we rap with sports writer J.R. Gamble.
February 27, 2019
Episode 13 - "Halftime" End of Season 1
It's unbelievable that Dribble N' Dimes was born just a few short months ago. After 12 episodes we're taking a small hiatus to retool and re-up! We thank you for your listenership and look forward to serving up some fly content soon.  In the meantime we ask you to give us your thoughts and suggestions via dribblendimes@gmail.com. Also... be sure to share an episode (or 12) to a few folks you think would appreciate what we've been cooking up. Peace.
January 2, 2019
Episode 12 - Absolutely x Dribble
On this episode of Dribble N’ Dimes we sit with White Plains Road Alumni Daybar Is Open to talk about basketball in India and a whole bunch of Millennial-istic debates.
December 26, 2018
Episode 11 - Peter Mulligan
He grew up 4 blocks away from Rice High School in Harlem, but chose St. Raymond because of the adventure it offered. Considered the consummate blue collar player, he used his full arsenal of skills and basketball IQ to adapt and play alongside a slew of top flight talent to help bring the state championship back to St. Rays. He attended the University of Maryland - Baltimore County then transferred back home to Manhattan College to finish up his years of eligibility and earn his degree. On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes we sit with the recipient of the 2000 Mr. New York Basketball award, brand new father and St. Rays Hall of Fame inductee... Mr. Peter Mulligan. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
December 19, 2018
Episode 10 - Rickey Rivers
As a teen the streets of Brownsville Brooklyn tempted him to head in the wrong direction. Luckily, he connected with the father of Brooklyn basketball, Mr. Gil Reynold's, which put him on the path toward All American honors as a player at Lamar College. From there he found his way into the division 1 program at Iona College. Faced with the responsibilities of fatherhood and being a collegiate student athlete, he persevered and was able to do well athletically, parent effectively and earn his degree from Iona. With his degree he went onto have a successful career in the financial services sector and stand up 2 non profit organizations. Through his Funsport programs he's had professional players like Kemba Walker, Isaiah Whitehead and Kyle Anderson hone their skills and compete against high caliber hoopers across the country. Rock with us as we sit down with CEO Rickey Rivers on this episode of Dribble N' Dimes. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
December 12, 2018
Episode 9 - Vohn Hunter
This Bronx native attended St. Raymond H.S. The son of former Harlem Globetrotter Bobby Hunter, he excelled mightily on the court and was regarded as a reliable bucket getter throughout his high school career. So much so that you can find his name among the short list of most prolific scorers in the 1,000 point club at St. Raymond. He impressed several collegiate programs, but committed to the University of Texas and coach Tom Penders. Eligibility challenges took him back east to play at Champlain Junior College and finally at the University of Delaware. He enjoyed his playing days and was happy to reconnect with us to recount his story on this episode of Dribble N' Dimes. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
December 5, 2018
Episode 8 - Felipe Lopez (a.k.a. Miguelito Jordan)
He arrived to the South Bronx not knowing the English language. He frequently walked past crack infested blocks to attend Rice High School. Through hard work and determination he learned the language and dominated the basketball landscape. He racked up every basketball award within reach all while repping hard for his beloved Dominican Republic. In his senior season he led the Rice Raiders to the city and state chips and took home the 1994 Gatorade National High School Basketball Player of the year award. He went on to attend St. Johns and played several seasons in the NBA. We're honored to chop it up with NYC legend, Felipe Lopez on this episode of Dribble N' Dimes.
November 28, 2018
Episode 7 - Coach Massaroni & R.J. Davis
Last season Archbishop Stepinac H.S. took home the NY CHSAA boys championship and then went on to Glen Falls to win the NY State Federation chip. Since his appointment as head coach in 2015, Patrick Massaroni and his staff have taken Stepinac basketball to new heights. Along with exemplary student athletes like R.J. Davis Stepinac is preparing to battle for another opportunity at NY basketball supremacy. Check out our conversation with Coach Massaroni and R.J. Davis in this episode. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
November 21, 2018
Episode 6 - Digi & The Poet (a.k.a. The Montilla Bros)
The hosts of Dribble N' Dimes crack open some whiskey and get into that good old NY basketball talk. They go through a series of random rants, drop a gang of names, and talk some Knickerbockers. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
November 14, 2018
Episode 5 - Mike "Da Mayor DP" Jones
He's known in Wash Heights as da Mayor. He's helped assemble a number of streetball legends who've put on the Dominican Power jersey and gone to war for Dominicans on the court. As the coach of DP he led the team to the 2006 Dyckman Tournament championship, a chip he's longing to take home again in the upcoming 30th season of the league. Here he is... Mike "Da Mayor" Jones on Dribble N' Dimes. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
November 7, 2018
Episode 4 - Nesta Felix
We sit down with former Iona College athlete and current women's head basketball coach of the Westchester Community College Vikings, Nesta Felix. We learn about her basketball journey, the New Flex Hoops program she runs and the numerous chips she's been a part of in the National Junior College Athletic Association. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
October 31, 2018
Episode 3 - Jaime Peterson
Manny Digital and Emilio the Poet talk basketball with former Pitt Panther, international pro hooper and Dominican descendant Jaime Peterson. We learn about what drove him to persevere through homelessness, earned him athletic scholarships to remarkable programs and set the stage for this gentle giant's basketball career in France, Italy, Spain and the Dominican Republic. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
October 24, 2018
Episode 2 - Gerald Moody a.k.a. G. Moneti
In this episode we sit down with the 3x podcast co-host of the year from the Michael Rapaport Podcast to hear his stories of World B. Free and how he fell in love with the game of basketball. He tells us about how he met and played with Queens legend Kenny Anderson and well known actor/comedian Michael Rapaport. Of course we debate top players in NY & NBA history and learn about his brand new podcast launching soon. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
October 17, 2018
Episode 1 (Part 2) - Darren "Mr. Q" Quinlan a.k.a. Buck
We continue with the final part of Mr. Q's story. He shares the challenges and opportunities that led to him hanging up his basketball kicks to focus on developing the youth of the Bronx. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
October 10, 2018
Episode 1 (Part 1) - Darren "Mr. Q" Quinlan a.k.a. Buck
We kick off the Dribble N' Dimes podcast with Long Island basketball standout and former St. Bonaventure Bonnie Darren "Mr. Q" Quinlan. Mr. Q walks us through his basketball journey and how he transitioned into becoming a vessel to help develop, empower and enlighten the youth of the Bronx via the Renaissance Youth Center. Along the way he shares classic encounters with legends like Pearl Washington, Scooter & Rodney McCray and explains some of the fundamental differences in how the game of basketball was played in the 80's. Enjoy part 1 of the Mr Q. interview. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
October 3, 2018
Episode 0 - We Got Next! (Intro)
Wondering what Dribble N' Dimes is about? Here's a quick primer. Be sure to follow us on @dribblendimes across Instagram, Twitter and Youtube.
September 6, 2018
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