ESPN’s The Woj Pod today (Nov. 16) launches a special three-part narrative podcast series, The Giannis Draft, timed with this week’s 2020 NBA Draft. The series is hosted by ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski and features several in-depth interviews, including exclusive access to the 2020 NBA M.V.P. Giannis Antetokounmpo, his agents Alex Saratsis and Giorgios Panou and NBA front office powerbrokers that will chronicle one of the most fascinating behind-the-scenes draft processes in modern NBA history.
“With an incredible slate of interviews and beautiful storytelling, Woj is revealing one of the best NBA Draft stories of all time,” said ESPN Senior Deputy Editor Cristina Daglas, who oversaw production of the series. “Full of new details and rich anecdotes, Giannis’ story truly comes to life,” she said.
In the series, Wojnarowski, uncovers new revelations that led to a franchise altering selection at No. 15 in the 2013 NBA Draft and thus bringing Antetokounmpo from Athens, Greece, to the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Giannis Draft also includes extensive interviews with John Hammond, who was the general manager of the Milwaukee Bucks at the time, as well as Danny Ferry, the then-general manager of the Atlanta Hawks.
In addition to the podcast, ESPN says Wojnarowski will be part of the network’s presentation of the virtual 2020 NBA Draft on Wednesday, November 18, with coverage starting at 7:30pm ET, exclusively on ESPN.