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Now displaying: September, 2017
Sep 25, 2017

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It's not often that you get the chance to speak to one of the men directing the future of the NBL so we made sure to really get into the topics the NBL tragics of the world want to hear about when we spoke to NBL CEO Jeremy Loeliger.

Topics discussed include;

  • The Adelaide 36ers win Singapore's Merlion Cup and the impact it had (2:30)
  • Melbourne basketball product Deng Adel (Louisville University) looks set to be an NBA Draft pick in 2018 (6:30)
  • Akil Mitchell, Torrey Craig, James Ennis and Terrance Ferguson and other former NBL imports making their mark in the NBA this season (8:30)
  • Andrew Bogut signs with the LA Lakers (9:00)
  • What are the day to day requirements of the NBL's CEO? (14:00)
  • How does the NBL measure if what they are doing is working and the metrics the focus on most (20:30)
  • The importance of NBL TV ratings (24:00)
  • What impact did the NBL's efforts to tap into the Asian and Indian markets have last season (29:30)
  • The push into Asia and whether how would the NBL bring Asian players/teams into the league (33:00)
  • What do Canberra, Hobart, Auckland, Newcastle, etc. need to do in order to get an NBL team in their city (39:00)
  • The NBL Fantasy and the exciting improvements made for 2017-18 (45:30)

 

All of this and a whole lot more....

Listen to our previous interviews with the biggest stars in Australian Basketball, head to Aussiehoopla.com. Check out previous podcasts featuring;

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Torrey Craig, Jason Cadee, Ronald Roberts, Stephen Holt

NBA Stars Past & Present - Matthew Dellavedova, Stephen Jackson, Randy Livingston, Acie Earl, Josh Childress, Reggie Smith, Todd Lichti

Aussie Basketballers Abroad - Ryan Broekhoff, Brock Motum, Jack White, Ben Madgen, Cling Stiendl, Ater Majok, Rhys Carter, Daryl Corletto

Australian Boomers Legends - Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Andrew Vlahov, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Brad Newley

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Terry Dozier, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams

Our Finest Coaching Minds - Brian Goorjian, Joey Wright, Adrian Hurley, Aaron Fearne, Rob Beveridge, Phil Smyth, Ian Stacker, Shawn Dennis, Dean Vickerman, Trevor Gleeson, Lindsey Gaze

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chuck Harmison, Jeff Van Groningen

All that and much more. Follow @AussieHoopla on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and email at info@aussiehoopla.com

Sep 13, 2017

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We provide a recap of each game held at the recent NBL Blitz event including interviews with NBL players, coaches, referees and administration recording during the tournament.

 

Interview with Brisbane Bullets CJ Bruton (4:00)

  • Brisbane's focus on building a better backcourt.
  • What the Bullets needed to fix in the offseason.
  • What does CJ fit in with the Bullets coaching staff?
  • Rebuilding a basketball culture in Brisbane.
  • Reflecting on being drafted to the NBA in 1997 and then 20 years returning to the NBA as a coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • How coaching with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Lebron James has changed his goals for the future.

 

Recap: Cairns Taipans Vs Illawarra Hawks (25:00)

 

Recap: Brisbane Bullets Vs Adelaide 36ers (28:00)

 

Interview with Adelaide 36ers Matt Hodgson & Mitch Creek (31:30) 

  • Matt Hodgson reflects on being unable to get minutes in 2016 and in 2017 he's a part of the Adelaide 36ers, Australian Boomers and the NBA's Summer League.
  • Main takeaways from NBA Summer League.
  • What it meant to win gold at the FIBA Asian Cup.
  • Mitch Creek's leadership strategies.
  • Do the Adelaide 36ers have the highest ceiling with so many young players producing for the team.
  • Why did both players choose to return to Melbourne United

 

Interview with Adelaide 36ers Ronald Roberts (46:00) 

  • Adjusting to the NBL game.
  • Memories of his first dunk.
  • The biggest obstacles he has faced in his career.
  • Playing in Turkey and facing terrorists and bombings.
  • Initial thoughts on living in Adelaide.
  • What type of role he will fill for the 36ers.

 

Interview with Cairns Taipans coaches Aaron Fearne and Jamie O'Loughlin (54:30) 

  • What Fearne and O'Loughlin noticed during the 36ers vs Hawks game.
  • What Aaron and Jamie are doing now they are earning the big bucks in the NBL.
  • Does Aaron Fearne look for particular skill sets in his imports each season?

 

Interview with NBL Legend Darryl McDonald (103:00) 

  • Thoughts on this seasons competition.
  • How does the NBL of today compare to the glory days in the 1990's
  • Are imports better now or when D-Mac played.
  • The evolution of the centre position and the increase in talent level among point guards in the NBL.
  • Will we see Darryl McDonald back in the league as an NBL head coach

 

Recap: Melbourne United Vs Sydney Kings (117:30)

 

Interview with Sydney Kings Brad Newley (119:00) 

  • How are the Kings new recruits adjusting to the NBL
  • Reflections on winning a gold medal at the FIBA Asia Cup.
  • Goals for getting back on the Boomers squad for major FIBA events.
  • His leadership role with the Sydney Kings this season.

 

Recap: Perth Wildcats Vs NZ Breakers (123:30) 

 

Interview with Perth Wildcats Clint Stiendl (127:30) 

  • Will he play for the Wildcats this season?
  • Does he still plan to play in Europe?
  • His wedding plans with Perth Lynx star Kayla Standish
  • Is he hoping to play for Australia at the FIBA qualifiers in November?

 

Interview with Perth Wildcats Coach Trevor Gleeson (135:30) 

  • Goals for the Perth Wildcats at the Blitz.
  • Perth Wildcats injury update.
  • Thoughts on standout players at the Blitz so far, Lucas Walker, Clint Stiendl, Damian Martin, etc.
  • Will Clint Stiendl be a part of the Perth Wildcats roster in the NBL season?
  • How will the Wildcats squad look in 2017/18

 

Recap: NBL Blitz Day 4 (140:00)

  • New Zealand Breakers Vs Adelaide 36ers @ Mill Park
  • Melbourne United Vs Perth Wildcats @ Knox
  • Sydney Kings Vs Illawarra Hawks @ Kilsyth
  • Brisbane Bullets Vs Cairns Taipans @ Werribee

 

Interview with FIBA Hall Of Famer Lindsey Gaze (135:30) 

  • Thoughts on the Blitz and the current state of the NBL.
  • Plans on getting the Melbourne Tigers back to the NBL.
  • What areas make sense for new NBL teams next year.
  • Comparing the NBL today to the league in the 1980s-90s.
  • Why Lindsey feels the NBL should have unlimited import spots.

 

All of this and a whole lot more....

Listen to our previous interviews with the biggest stars in Australian Basketball, head to Aussiehoopla.com. Check out previous podcasts featuring;

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Torrey Craig, Jason Cadee, Ronald Roberts, Stephen Holt

NBA Stars Past & Present - Matthew Dellavedova, Stephen Jackson, Randy Livingston, Acie Earl, Josh Childress, Reggie Smith, Todd Lichti

Aussie Basketballers Abroad - Ryan Broekhoff, Brock Motum, Jack White, Ben Madgen, Cling Stiendl, Ater Majok, Rhys Carter, Daryl Corletto

Australian Boomers Legends - Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Andrew Vlahov, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Brad Newley

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Terry Dozier, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams

Our Finest Coaching Minds - Brian Goorjian, Joey Wright, Adrian Hurley, Aaron Fearne, Rob Beveridge, Phil Smyth, Ian Stacker, Shawn Dennis, Dean Vickerman, Trevor Gleeson, Lindsey Gaze

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chuck Harmison, Jeff Van Groningen

All that and much more. Follow @AussieHoopla on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and email at info@aussiehoopla.com

Sep 12, 2017

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We provide a recap of each game held at the recent NBL Blitz event including interviews with NBL players, coaches, referees and administration recording during the tournament.

Why the did the NBL's decide against streaming the Blitz (2:00)

 

Interview with NBL General Manager Jeremy Loeliger (14:00)

  • How the Kmart partnership will help grow basketball
  • What the NBL is doing to help the Latrobe Valley

 

Recap: Melbourne United Vs Illawarra Hawks (18:00)

 

Interview with Melbourne United's Casper Ware & Josh Boone (19:30) 

  • Thoughts on Melbourne United's start to the season
  • What will Casper Ware and Josh Boone be added to the United when they can join the team
  • Casper's decision to not play NBA Summer League
  • Why did both players choose to return to Melbourne United

 

Recap: Cairns Taipans Vs NZ Breakers (23:30)

 

Interview with NZ Breakers Thomas Abercombie (26:30) 

  • The Breakers start to the pre-season
  • Playing overseas during the NBL off-season
  • Will he play for the Tall Blacks in the FIBA World Cup

 

Interview with NBL Head of Referee's Scott Butler (30:00) 

  • NBL rule changes and how it will change play in the NBL
  • What makes a good referee
  • Playing overseas during the NBL off-season
  • The plan to fast track development for NBL referee's 

 

Recap: Perth Wildcats Vs Adelaide 36ers (46:00)

 

Interview with Melbourne United Ast. Coach Mike Kelly (26:30) 

  • What are coaches jotting down while watching opposition teams
  • Do NBL teams hide offensive strategies during the pre-season
  • The second year plateau, what players are vulnerable to getting "worked out" 

 

Interview with Adelaide 36ers Coach Joey Wright (26:30) 

  • How are the Adelaide 36ers "gelling" at this stage of the season
  • What will the 36ers team look like now they are not so reliant on Jerome Randle
  • How does Joey ensure his players don't suffer from a plateau after break out seasons

 

Interview with Sydney Kings coaches Andrew Gaze and Lanard Copeland (100:00) 

  • What are the Kings coaching staff focused on most while looking at other teams at the NBL Blitz
  • Who are the favourites to win the title in 2017
  • Are the Kings planning on a midseason surprise tactic by running with only 2 imports
  • Who is the better player at 50 years old, Gaze or Copeland

 

Recap: Sydney Kings Vs Brisbane Bullets (107:00)

 

Interview with Sydney Kings Kevin Lisch (108:30) 

  • Thoughts on young players joining the Kings this season
  • The excitement of playing against the NBA's Utah Jazz
  • Will Lisch play for the Boomers at the FIBA World Cup?
  • Is basketball booming in Sydney?

 

Interview with Brisbane Bullets Stephen Holt and Daniel Kickert (115:00) 

  • How's it feel being back in the NBL
  • The difference between playing for Brisbane compared to Melbourne
  • Will the Bullets run a three point guard lineup with Holt, Travis Trice and Adam Gibson on the court at the same time?
  • What does Daniel Kickert think of the media repeatedly commenting on his shot selection and lack of aggressiveness
  • Brisbane's goal to win the NBL title
  • How much of an advantage is it to bring back imports who know the league

 

All of this and a whole lot more....

Listen to our previous interviews with the biggest stars in Australian Basketball, head to Aussiehoopla.com. Check out previous podcasts featuring;

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Torrey Craig, Jason Cadee, Ronald Roberts, Stephen Holt

NBA Stars Past & Present - Matthew Dellavedova, Stephen Jackson, Randy Livingston, Acie Earl, Josh Childress, Reggie Smith, Todd Lichti

Aussie Basketballers Abroad - Ryan Broekhoff, Brock Motum, Jack White, Ben Madgen, Cling Stiendl, Ater Majok, Rhys Carter, Daryl Corletto

Australian Boomers Legends - Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Andrew Vlahov, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Brad Newley

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Terry Dozier, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams

Our Finest Coaching Minds - Brian Goorjian, Joey Wright, Adrian Hurley, Aaron Fearne, Rob Beveridge, Phil Smyth, Ian Stacker, Shawn Dennis, Dean Vickerman, Trevor Gleeson, Lindsey Gaze

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chuck Harmison, Jeff Van Groningen

All that and much more. Follow @AussieHoopla on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and email at info@aussiehoopla.com

Sep 1, 2017

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Andre Moore joins the show to talk about his NBA and NBL career as well as what's happening on the Australian Basketball scene today.

  • Will Sydney signing Amritpal Singh turn the Indian community into Kings fans? (2:00)
  • Andre Moore talks about life after basketball and what he is doing now (9:00)
  • The Chicago basketball scene and the time Andre faced off against Patrick Ewing (14:00)
  • What it was like to be drafted by the Denver Nuggets (21:00)
  • Matching up against Scottie Pippen and what he was like as a young talent (23:00)
  • The time Dr J was hanging out in Brisbane (29:30)
  • Andre's memories of playing for the Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks (38:00)
  • Andre catches the eye of the Brisbane Bullets (44:00)
  • Andre's son Archie Smith plays AFL for the Brisbane Lions, we discuss the tough decision players have when deciding between basketball and AFL (45:30)
  • The 1990 Brisbane Bullets season and playing alongside Derek Rucker and Leroy Loggins (53:00)
  • Playing for the Hobart Devils in 1995 and playing with rookies David Stiff, Mark Nash and Darren Smith (1:11:00)
  • Thoughts on where basketball is heading in Australia now (1:16:00)
  • Finishing his career in Cairns and being a part of the Taipans debut team in the NBL in 1999.

Listen to our previous interviews with the biggest stars in Australian Basketball, head to Aussiehoopla.com. Check out previous podcasts featuring;

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Torrey Craig, Jason Cadee, Julian Khazzouh

NBA Stars Past & Present - Matthew Dellavedova, Stephen Jackson, Randy Livingston, Acie Earl, Josh Childress, Reggie Smith, Todd Lichti

Aussie Basketballers Abroad - Ryan Broekhoff, Brock Motum, Jack White, Ben Madgen, Cling Stiendl, Ater Majok, Rhys Carter, Daryl Corletto

Australian Boomers Legends - Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Andrew Vlahov, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Terry Dozier, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams

Our Finest Coaching Minds - Brian Goorjian, Joey Wright, Adrian Hurley, Aaron Fearne, Rob Beveridge, Phil Smyth, Ian Stacker, Shawn Dennis, Dean Vickerman

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chuck Harmison, Jeff Van Groningen

All that and much more. Follow @AussieHoopla on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and email at info@aussiehoopla.com

 

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