Missouri’s Dennis Gates is our first guest of the new year and he’s off to a hot start in his first season with the Tigers. How they’ve come to the national forefront with big wins against Illinois and Kentucky. But coach knows it’s not about how you start but how you finish. When did he realize he had an elite shooting team? Recruiting players that embody their core values. The importance of player connection. Applying the lessons learned from the great Leonard Hamilton. His journey from being overlooked as an assistant to thriving in a power 5 conference. The power of player evaluation. Continuing to get better as the season progresses. And the importance of coaching through players to clearly get his message across. Plus, why the Big 12 is ultra-competitive this year. Marquee names in the Big East struggle. And of course, Jon gives you some games to watch in this first week of 2023!