The world will never be the same. Geno Auriemma is starting a podcast according to an official announcement from IMG on Twitter.
The whole world is about to find out what anyone who has followed the UConn women’s basketball team has known for a while: Geno Auriemma is an absolute pleasure to speak with and getting better with age. In addition to being one of the most successful coaches in any sport at any level, Auriemma has dropped sage wisdom on a wide range of sports topics including the Philadelphia Eagles, Terrelle Pryor’s recruitment, and how stupid Dan Shaughnessy is.
Geno hasn’t been afraid to speak out on social issues such as negative perceptions of immigration, public education funding, or the criticism of women’s sports. If he wants to be, he could be a very important contributor to the national conversation on these matters and more. Auriemma is also friends with San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, who has increasingly been open about discussing current events. Geno and Gregg would be an instant classic podcast; it would need to be played on repeat in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Some other folks who the UConn coaching legend could have as a guest include Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, ESPN’s Doris Burke, professional golfer Fred Couples, Hall of Fame Inductee, ESPN Analyst and former UConn star Rebecca Lobo, and Kentucky head coach John Calipari, whose podcast Geno has appeared on. So far, all we know is that the first four guests are on this list.
There is no announced date for the premiere episode, but we will be sure to keep track of this amazing development as more details emerge. You can follow the podcast on Twitter @GenoPodcast.
UPDATE, 10:23 - Per Paul Doyle of The Hartford Courant, Geno’s first three guests will be Kyrie Irving, Charles Barkley, and Tiger Woods. Outstanding.