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Comcast SportsNet Debut ‘Inside Look with Joakim Noah' on Wednesday, Feb. 9

Comcast SportsNet has announced the launch of ‘Inside Look with Joakim Noah’ on Wednesday, Feb. 9

‘Inside Look with Joakim Noah’ on Comcast SportsNet will present Sarah Kustok’s one-on-one interview with Chicago Bulls center and fan favorite Joakim Noah. Noah discusses everything from his early life experiences, to his collegiate championship years at Florida, to playing on a first place Bulls team alongside NBA All-Star/potential MVP candidate Derrick Rose and much more.

‘Inside Look with Joakim Noah’ on Comcast SportsNet highlights:

NOAH on playing for a first place team and playing with NBA All-Star/potential MVP candidate Derrick Rose:

“I’m playing with a great team. I’ve got the best point guard in the NBA, y’know? And he’s a real cool. I mean Derrick’s a real cool dude too. He’s humble, he’s not annoying to be around like a lot of these star players, y’know their heads, they’re so gassed, and he’s not like that at all. He’s fun to be around and I feel like, since I’ve been here, I’ve been lucky to be on the some teams with a lot of cool dudes and I don’t take that for granted. Like I said, the goal is to win a championship, so we want to get better, we want to improve. We got a great coach, great teammates and I just want to go out there and give it my all.”

NOAH on the now historic seven-game, first round playoff series vs. Boston in 2009 and how it helped him grow:

“I feel like my second year in the NBA, I fully learned a lot. I think that (Boston) series gave me a lot of confidence, and it showed me that I can play against the best, and that I had a lot of work to do. I feel like I got bullied a lot, I was getting pushed around a lot in that series, so I really dedicated myself to lifting a lot of weights. I brought in one of my best friends, who lives with me now to this day. We built a gym in my house and we really hit the weights hard and I feel like it’s definitely helping me.”

NOAH on the media:

“First of all, you guys have a very big role. Without you guys, a lot of things wouldn’t happen, so there’s a lot of positive that can come out of the media. Like I’m able to talk about my foundation…maybe somebody will see it and say ‘You know what? I like what this kid stands for, I like what he wants to do, I’m gonna check this Noah’s Ark Foundation thing out.” I think those are the positives, but there’s also the scrutiny. I think that it’s a part of the media, you got to take it for what it is. There were times in my life when I was like ‘I’m never talking to the media again. Every time I say something, it gets me in trouble. I’m just gonna shut up and not say anything,’ but I think you’ve got to learn from your experiences (laughs), and I feel like there’s been some good points and there’s been some bad points, so…I guess it is what it is.”

NOAH on if he would do anything different in life if had a second chance:

“Not at all…no regrets at all. I’ve won two championships in college, I went to the University of Florida, and I had the best time over there. I don’t think there’s anybody in the world who had a better college experience than I did. I play for the Chicago Bulls, I went to great schools, got to win a state championship. Got to meet great people and very interesting people in all those high schools I went to and those are my best friends, the kids that I went to school with to this day. Like I said, I lived in the bouji-est neighborhood in France, but I’m very proud that I can go into any neighborhood when I go home to New York and get a lot of respect because of the way I play, I love that. I don’t think a lot of people can do that and I feel like I’m very blessed.”

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