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Critical Issues in Debate: Special NBA Edition

Posted in Critical Issues in Debate, Podcasts with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2011 by Scott Odekirk

Here the podcast makes its first forray into the realm of pop culture by focusing on the 2011 NBA Finals matchup between the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks. This podcast get fan reaction from Jim Schultz representing the Miami Heat, Paul Kanellopoulos representing the Dallas Mavericks, and lastly Scott calls one of his best friends and fellow Utah Jazz fans, Mike Shackelford, to discuss whether the Jazz ought to draft BYU star Jimmer Fredette.

Jim Schultz currently coaches debate at Idaho State University and the Head Royce School. As a debater he is a four time qualifier to the NDT, reaching elimination rounds and placing in the top 20 speakers three times. He participated in the elimination rounds of nearly every tournament in college. Jim has coached many high schools to deep elimination rounds of virtually every national high school tournament including Chattahoochee, Georgetown Day, Bishop Guertin, and Carrollton Sacred Heart.

Paul Kanellopoulos is a graduate of Mercer Island High School and currently on the top team at Gonzaga. Paul and his partner were award the 12th overall first round bid to the 2011 NDT where they advanced to the octa finals before losing on a 5-2 decision to Harvard. Paul has proven an exceptional coach at Saint Georges School in Spokane where he most recently coached two teams to TOC bids in 2011.

Mike Shackelford is a Utah Jazz season ticket holder, the head coach of the highly successful Rowland Hall St. Marks High School is Salt Lake City, and has coached teams to the highest levels of high school debate including deep outround runs at the TOC. He also coaches at Cal Berkeley who recently appeared in quarterfinals of the NDT. Mike and Scott have been close friends for over decade.

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