Eye on Basketball Podcast: 2013 East playoffs first round preview

By Zach Harper | NBA writer

The regular season is over and it's time for the playoffs. Matt Moore joins me to preview the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs (Western Conference on Friday), but first we talk about the NBA coaches who were fired or stepped down on Thursday. Was it time for Doug Collins and the Philadelphia 76ers to part ways? Was it the right move for the Cleveland Cavaliers to fire Byron Scott? Was Lawrence Frank just a bad fit for the young Detroit Pistons?

After the coaching carousel is updated, we dive into the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Is it possible for the Milwaukee Bucks to take a game from the Miami Heat? Will the Boston Celtics-New York Knicks matchup live up to the early hype? How can the Atlanta Hawks find ways to score against the Indiana Pacers? And what do you make of this confusing series between the Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls?

We discuss all of that, plus remind you that Darko Milicic played for the Celtics, talk about our excitement, and offer up first round predictions.

Have questions for the podcast? Send them to zach.harper@cbsinteractive.com or ask them on Twitter with the hashtag #EOBPod and we'll answer them on the show.

You can download the episode here. You can subscribe to us on iTunes, and you should like us on Facebook. Follow Eye on Basketball on Twitter here.

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