December 1, 2015

Hoopdarshan Episode 21: From Bengaluru to Team India with Coach GRL Prasad

For decades, Coach R L Prasad Guntupalli - known popularly as GLR Prasad - has been a popular face in the Indian basketball circles, from club-level competitions in Bengaluru to advising from the bench as Team India defeated China in Wuhan last year. On Episode 21 of Hoopdarshan, Prasad joins hosts Kaushik Lakshman and Karan Madhok to talk being Scott Flemming's assistant for the Men's National team, coaching India to victory at 2015 SABA Qualifiers, and the growing basketball scene in Karnataka. Additionally, Kaushik and Karan talk in great detail about the exciting new NBA season, including the Warriors, Tim Duncan, and Kevin Garnett.

Prasad was the assistant of India's former Head Coach Scott Flemming for two and a half years and is currently coaching the Indian Army team. He regularly works in the school, college, and senior club circuit in Karnataka. In our interview, he discussed Team India's improvement to 8th place the recent FIBA Asia Championship and his hopes for the future of Indian basketball. In the NBA section of our discussion, the Hoopdarshan hosts tackle numerous topics, like rooting for Stephen Curry, our growing Kawhi Leonard mancrushes, the Rockets impatient firing of Kevin McHale, and why Tim Duncan is like a glass of pure Himalayan water.

Hoopdarshan aims to be the true voice of Indian basketball, and since we're such hopeless fans of the game, it will become the voice of everything basketball related we love, from the NBA to international hoops, too. On every episode of Hoopdarshan, we will be inviting a special guest to interview or chat to about a variety of topics. With expert insight from some of the brightest and most-involved people in the world of Indian basketball, we hope to bring this conversation to a many more interested fans, players, and followers of the game.

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