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How Chris Finch went from Division III basketball to top NBA coach

Introduction: On Tuesday's Daily Delivery podcast, host Michael Rand breaks down the two biggest stories from Monday night — the Lynx drafting Alissa Pili of Utah No. 8 overall and the Twins losing at Baltimore 7-4. The Lynx gained a dominant offensive player who should bring an infusion of talent. The Twins, meanwhile, are getting far too little from second-year players they were counting on this season.

9:00: Rand welcomes in Ben Kaplan, co-author of the new book, "Pipeline to the Pros: How D3, Small-College Nobodies Rose to Rule the NBA." They discussed the phenomenon of former D3 players reaching the NBA as head coaches and executives, including Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch.

32:00: It sure seems like the price for J.J. McCarthy is too high..

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