Lon Kruger was Dan Dickau’s first coach in the NBA as a rookie with the Atlanta Hawks. Dickau remembers Kruger as the only coach to ever take him and his wife out to dinner to get to know them.
The two have different takeaways from their time in the same franchise. Kruger left an impression on Dickau for how personable he was, while Kruger reflects in retrospect on how unprepared he was. They talked about that and more, like how Kruger was a basketball player at Kansas, played a year of minor league baseball and went through a quarterback workout with the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday’s episode of The Iso podcast with Dan Dickau.
The Iso with Dan Dickau is a podcast presented by SBLive Sports and the Bleav Podcast Network, which publishes weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Dickau, a former Gonzaga All-American, NBA vet-turned basketball analyst interviews experts all corners of the sports world from coaches, front office executives to athletes about untold stories, memories and experiences.
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