The Official Sun Podcast
Featuring David Siegel
Episode 48: Brionna Jones thrives in expanded role.
Brionna Jones stepped up to fill the loss of Jonquel Jones this season, and shares her experience preparing for and adapting to the opportunity.
Episode 47: Jasmine Thomas on the Season and Breast Health Awareness
Hear from the veteran, Jasmine Thomas, on her expert analysis on the Sun’s season, growth, and strengths. She also shares about the fundraising efforts for Kay Yow and Breast Cancer, as well as the team’s dedication to #SayHerName.
Episode 46: Briann January Finally Joins the Sun
New to the team and new to the Wubble. Briann January talks with David on adjusting to being on the Sun and all the talent and development she is seeing.
Episode 45: Bria Holmes in the Wubble
David and Bria Holmes talk about life in the Wubble as well as her role on the team and the season ahead.
Episode 44: Amber Cox on how fans can stay involved with the team in Florida
David and vice president Amber Cox chat about what it’s like for the team at IMG Academy and what fans can expect.
Episode 43: Kicking Off Season 3 of SunCast with Curt Miller
David talks with Curt Miller about the changes to the upcoming season and the safety precautions being put in place.
Episode 42: That’s A Wrap With Curt Miller
David chats with Curt Miller about the insanity and fun of the 2019 playoff run, his thoughts going into the offseason and what to expect in 2020!
Episode 41: Morgan Tuck And The Sun Head Into Game Four
David talks with Sun forward Morgan Tuck as they discuss the importance of having this be a series, how Tuck’s NCAA Championship pedigree can help the Sun in the upcoming game and the overall thoughts on the team as the Sun head into Game 4.
Episode 40: Vice President Amber Cox Talks WNBA Finals
David talks with Vice President of Sports Amber Cox about everything surrounding the Sun heading into the 2019 WNBA Finals. They chat about the differences the Sun faced making it to the WNBA Finals compared to her former trips to the Finals with her previous team, the Phoenix Mercury. They also talk about all the things surrounding the Sun’s home game on October 6th, including what to expect on game day.
Episode 39: Catching Up With Alyssa Thomas
David talks with Alyssa Thomas as she gets to Los Angeles for game three of the WNBA Semifinals. They chat about her strong performance in game 1 and the team’s overall approach heading into game 3 up 2-0.
Episode 38: Jasmine Thomas Talks WNBA Playoffs
David chats with Jasmine Thomas about the Sun’s upcoming playoff run, the importance of securing a spot in the WNBA Semifinals and the team’s outlook at the playoff craziness that is just a few days away.
Episode 37: Eastern Conference Player of the Week Courtney Williams
Episode 36: Curt Miller Gets Ready For the Final Four Games Of The Regular Season
David sits down with Sun Head Coach Curt Miller to talk about the team’s recent push heading into the 2019 WNBA Playoffs and the outlook for the final four games of the regular season.
Episode 35: Raising Lindsay Whalen’s 13 To The Rafters
David sits down with WNBA and Sun legend Lindsay Whalen in anticipation to Lindsay Whalen Night on Friday. Lindsay and David also talk about her biggest moments on the court in the blue and orange.
Episode 34: Jasmine Thomas On Rock The Pink Weekend
David sits down with Jasmine Thomas to talk about the Rock The Pink Weekend that is coming up and Thomas’ pledge with the Kay Yow Foundation to fight breast cancer including her postgame event on August 18th. David also chats with Thomas about her outlook on the game against the Phoenix Mercury that is happening earlier that week to finish out the Sun’s road trip.
Episode 33: Getting To Know Awvee Storey
David sits down with the newest addition to the Sun coaching staff, Awvee Storey. They chat about how the Sun’s Video Coordinator made his way to Connecticut, his time as an assistant coach with the Chicago Sky and the Capital City Go-Go (NBA G League) along with his NBA playing career!
Episode 32: 2019 All-Star Weekend Preview
July 24th 2019
David sits down with the trio of Jonquel Jones, Alyssa Thomas and Shekinna Stricklen to talk about heading to Las Vegas for All-Star Weekend 2019 and the excitement around the weekend. THE OFFICIAL ALL-STAR PREVIEW IS HERE.
Episode 31: Layshia Clarendon
July 10th 2019
Layshia joins David on this week’s SunCast to discuss how she is doing in her injury recovery, being a player coach, the Women’s World Cup, and the Sun being a top franchise in the WNBA in embracing LGBTQ audience and issues.
Episode 30: Allyson Tanner Burns It Down And Curt Miller Talks About The Road Trip
July 3rd 2019
Police officer, entrepreneur, spouse, and mother, Allyson Tanner is the living example of what the Connecticut Sun #BurnItDown program is all about! It’s our pleasure to introduce you to her on this week’s podcast, and you can read about her in our Burn It Down blog.
The Sun sit only 1/2 game out of first place coming home to host Minnesota on Friday! Coach and GM Curt Miller return to the SunCast to chat about the difficulty in winning on the road this season, conquering the injury bug and righting the ship.
Episode 29: Rachel Banham Talks About The Bench Squad
June 19 2019
David talks with Sun guard Rachel Banham about the energy she brings on the bench throughout the game, especially with the Sun starting 8-1.
Episode 28: Shekinna Stricklen Is Always Ready With a Smile
June 11 2019
David talks with Sun guard Shekinna Stricklen about the Sun’s hot start and how the team has started 5-1.
Episode 27: Rebecca Lobo Looks Back & Ahead, Layshia Clarendon Celebrates A Great First Win
May 28 2019
David talks with WNBA Legend Rebecca Lobo about the state of the league and where it has come along with her career. Also, David catches up with Layshia Clarendon after the Sun’s first win Saturday night.
Episode 26: Curt Miller Is Ready For Opening Night
May 23 2019
David chats with head coach Curt Miller to preview the 2019 home opener against the Washington Mystics which happens on Saturday night at 7:00 PM.
Episode 25: Brandi Poole, Chris Koclanes, Bridget Carleton and Emma Cannon
May 14, 2019
David sits down with the assistant coaches Brandi Poole and Chris Koclanes at Sun Media Day to talk about the preseason and the upcoming 2019 season. He then chats with newcomer Bridget Carleton and goes 3 minutes with Emma Cannon.
Episode 24: Curt Miller and Jasmine Thomas Get Ready For Camp
May 2, 2019
David sits down with Curt Miller to talk about the start of the 2019 training camp and then chats with Jasmine Thomas to talk about her Polish League Championship overseas and how she is getting ready for the season.
Episode 23: Meeting Kristine Anigwe and Amber Cox Talks Burn It Down
April 26, 2019
The Sun’s newest first-round draft pick Kristine Anigwe talks with David about her college career and getting drafted by Connecticut! David also checks in with Sun VP Amber Cox to talk about their 2019 marketing campaign “Burn It Down”
Episode 22: NCAA Tournament Preview And More!
March 22, 2019
Sun Head Coach and General Manager Curt Miller talks with David about his memories of coaching in the NCAA Tournament, what teams he’s looking forward to seeing and a quick European roundup.
Episode 21: Catching Up With Curt!
January 29, 2019
Sun Head Coach and General Manager Curt Miller talks the assistant coaches signings, free agency and more in the first SunCast of 2019.
Episode 20: That’s A Wrap!
September 13, 2018
In this latest edition of SunCast, Connecticut Sun General Manager and Head Coach Curt Miller takes a look back at the 2018 season, discussing the ups and downs with host David Siegel. The Sun established new offensive records on their way to a second straight trip to the postseason, and are well positioned to continue building toward a championship. Curt also touches on a number of other topics as he prepares for a busy offseason.
Episode 19: Pool Talk
August 28th, 2018
In the latest episode of SunCast, USA Basketball Women’s National Team coach Dawn Staley talks with David Siegel about the Sun players who are candidates to make the team, and what each brings to the mix.
Episode 18: Jones On A Roll
August 21st, 2018
David Siegel catches up with center Jonquel Jones to discuss her recent play as well as what she is looking forward to heading into the playoffs. He also chats with VP Amber Cox about prepping for the playoffs, especially with the quick turnaround.
Episode 17: Witnessing The Growth Of The Game
August 14th, 2018
During his extensive career as a WNBA assistant coach, Steve Smith has seen the game and the athletes evolve. And as a legendary head coach at Windward High School in California, he crossed paths with many of the players who are now helping the league grow. David Siegel catches up with coach Smith in this latest edition of Suncast.
Episode 16: Rowe Reflects On Upcoming Award
August 7th, 2018
On Sunday at halftime of the game between the Connecticut Sun and Chicago Sky, Holly Rowe will be honored with the Margo Dydek Award as the 2018 Connecticut Sun Woman of Inspiration. Last week, Dave Siegel caught up with Holly, who reflected on what the award means to her.
Episode 15: Miller Set For Stretch Run
July 31, 2018
In this week’s episode of SunCast, hear from Head Coach and General Manager Curt Miller on the state of the team heading into an important August stretch run.
Episode 14: Chiney’s All-Star Ready
July 24, 2018
In this week’s episode of SunCast, David Siegel talks to Chiney Ogwumike on her second career All-Star selection, her thoughts on the season so far and her experience working at ESPN.
Episode 13: Banham’s Hometown Hero Connection
July 17, 2018
In this week’s episode of SunCast, David Siegel talks to Rachel Banham about her evolving role on the team, and also about her special connection to the law enforcement community. Siegel also speaks with Rebecca Lobo about what has been one of the most competitive seasons in WNBA history, and how the Sun factors into mix.
Episode 12: The Sun Shines For Everyone
July 10, 2018
On this week’s SunCast, Connecticut Sun Vice President Amber Cox talks with Dave Siegel about Pride Night, which will take place on Friday when the Sun host Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury. They also discuss the big trade that happened this week.
Episode 11: Thomas Off The Court
July 3, 2018
In this latest edition of SunCast, host David Siegel catches up with Jasmine Thomas. In the first part, Jasmine talks abut her commitment to the Children’s Defense Fund. In part two, earlier this season, Jasmine also spoke with David about her wide variety of interests, including her love of travel, culture and different foods.
Episode 10: Jones Breaks Through
June 26, 2018
Second-year forward Brionna Jones has emerged as a pleasant surprise for the Connecticut Sun. She followed up a breakout game at Phoenix on June 16 with her first career double-double at Indiana Sunday. In this latest episode of SunCast, David Siegel catches up with Brionna to talk about her recent success.
Episode 9: Tuck and Miller Shine
June 19, 2018
Hear from Morgan Tuck, who came off the bench to score a season-high 20 points at Phoenix, about the challenges of adjusting to different roles and the compressed WNBA schedule. Stay tuned to hear from coach Curt Miller, who will be inducted into the Metropolitan Erie Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday night.
Episode 8: Strick-ly Speaking
June 12, 2018
Dave Siegel speaks with Shekinna Stricklen about her historic four-point play at New York on June 7 and asks her to talk about what makes playing with the Sun so much fun. Then Dave chats with Sun play-by-play legend Bob Heussler, who has been calling the action with the team since Day 1.
Episode 7: Road Wins and Old Friends
June 5, 2018
Curt Miller talks big Sun road victories at Chicago and Washington this past weekend. Curt also reflects on what it meant to catch up with Loyola University Chicago women’s basketball coach Kate Achter, who played for Curt at Bowling Green. David also talks to Kate about what makes Curt such a special coach.
Episode 6: Point of Attack
May 29, 2018
David Siegel talks with veteran point guard Jasmine Thomas about Connecticut’s explosive offense. He also visits with CEO Mitchell Etess, who reflects on what the team has meant to Mohegan Sun as it enters its 16th season.
Episode 5: Here Come The Sparks
May 22, 2018
Alyssa Thomas talks about her record-setting performance against Las Vegas on Sunday before catching up with Curt Miller. Hear from special guest Brian Agler, Head Coach of the Los Angeles Sparks and a friend and mentor of Curt, about their relationship as they prepare for Thursday’s huge matchup.
Episode 4: Banham Is Ready
May 15, 2018
Rachel Banham prepares for the start of her third season in the WNBA. Sun Vice President Amber Cox discusses all of the excitement surrounding the season opener on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Episode 3: Every Cut Hurts
May 8, 2018
Curt Miller talks about the challenge of making a WNBA roster and how difficult it is for head coaches in this league to decide on final cuts. David visits with three players – Jessica January, Betnijah Laney and Cayla George – to find out what it is like to fight for a place on the Sun roster.
Episode 2: It’s A Family Affair
May 1, 2018
In episode 2, host David Siegel talks with rookie Lexie Brown and her father, former Boston Celtic and WNBA head coach Dee Brown, about her transition to professional basketball. David also chats with Morgan Tuck about her offseason, USA Basketball and her outlook for 2018.
Episode 1: Here Comes The Sun!
April 24, 2018
In the inaugural “SunCast,” David Siegel talks with coach Curt Miller about the WNBA Draft and what is shaping up to be an extremely competitive training camp. Sun Vice President Amber Cox provides insight on the exciting new developments behind the scenes as the team prepares for 2018.