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Now displaying: October, 2017
Oct 30, 2017

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On this episode, Dan discusses the negative feedback which came from hoops fans after listening with the latest podcast and talks to Perth Wildcats star Bryce Cotton about his career in the NBA and NBL so far.

Topics on the show include;

  • The reaction from Kings fans on social media after Sydney GM Jeff Van Groningen joined the last podcast (2:00)
  • Bryce Cotton's recent play and thoughts on the NBL standard this year (15:00)
  • How does Bryce prepare for NBL games? (18:00)
  • Does Bryce Cotton listen to negative comments from the NBL commentator Corey "Homicide" Williams?  (19:00)
  • What convinced Bryce to return to the NBL for his second season? (20:00)
  • Bryce talks about attending Providence University and playing under former NBL star Andre La Fleur is a coach (21:00)
  • What happened at the 2014 NBA draft and why does Bryce think he wasn't drafted (25:00)
  • Having gone head to head with JP Tokoto in college and now being teammates with the Wildcats how does he get along with his former college rival (30:00)
  • Bryce recalls his season playing with Dante Exum and Joe Ingles at the Utah Jazz (33:00)
  • Bryce talks about what was difficult during his time playing in the NBA and what were the highlights (35:00)
  • Thoughts on playing in the NBA D League (now G League) (39:30)
  • The difficulties playing in countries like China and Turkey (41:00)
  • Why did Bryce Cotton turn down an NBA shot with the Atlanta Hawks last season (43:00)
  • What was it like winning the NBL championship in 2017 (44:00)
  • Who does Bryce like to play against the most (47:00)

 

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, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding

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

Aussie Basketballers Abroad - Ryan Broekhoff, Brock Motum, Jack White, Ben Madgen, Clint 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

Oct 24, 2017

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When Sydney Fan Olivia Oliver-Hopkins wrote her impassioned plea titled An open letter to the ownership and management team of the Sydney Kings to the King's front office asking for answers to questions like why haven't the Kings signed a third import, why don't the Kings have a true center, why isn't Tom Garlepp playing anymore and even why did the team sack the Kings mascot, she wanted answers, but she didn't expect Kings GM Jeff Van Groningen to come forward and answer them.

 

After fans across social media responded en masse and voiced their displeasure at Kings management the Kings GM reached out to Aussie Hoopla to address some of the fans concerns

Topics on the show include;

  • Olivia Oliver-Hopkins joins the show to explain what drove her to pen her plea to Sydney Kings management for answers (6:00)
  • Jeff Van Groningen shares his feelings upon reading Olivia's open letter to the Kings (17:00)
  • Jeff responds to fans thoughts that the team is unbalanced (21:00)
  • How Kevin Lisch's injury has impacted the Kings (27:00)
  • Is Amritpal Singh simply a publicity stunt? (36:00)
  • What were the Sydney Kings thinking when they built this team? (42:00)
  • Are the Sydney Kings in financial trouble (53:00)

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

Oct 22, 2017

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We know only Hoops Tragics listen to this show, so for something different we sit down with who spent 13 years as an NBA scout with the Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks.

Pete goes into great detail as to how you can become an NBA scout and what NBA scouts really have to do.

Tune in for a great learning experience about NBA scouting. Topics on the show include;

  • Update on Larry Kestelman's plan to purchase the WNBL and the Harlem Globetrotters (2:00)
  • Update on what Australian's are doing well as NBA scouts right today (11:30)
  • What skills do people need to become an NBA scout (14:00)
  • Why did Brad Newley never make it to the NBA? (18:30)
  • How has the G-League changed how players make the NBA from outside the college system (20:30)
  • What does the average day of an NBA scout look like? (22:30)
  • Who was a guy you scouted that you got totally wrong (27:00)
  • Terrance Ferguson's NBL experiment and how that's viewed by NBA scouts (32:00)
  • How did Isaiah Thomas get drafted with the last pick of the 2011 NBA Draft and the curious case of Tanguy Ngombo (38:00)
  • How do NBA scouts get it so wrong sometimes, are there common mistakes being made? (48:00) What did Pete learn scouting the Australian Boomers during the 2012 Olympics (58:00)
  • What do NBA scouts think of the NBL (1:00:00) Did you ever scout an Aussie who didn't make the NBA you thought should have? (1:11:00)

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

Oct 8, 2017

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Former Wollongong Hawks and Cairns Taipans back up big man Matt Smith (who also has 150 games of NBL experience) preview each NBL team to kick off the 2017-18 NBL season.

Matt's NBL career lasted a decade (1999-2009) and he gives insight into what happened to the NBL big man, playing for community basketball programs and getting his butt kicked by centres like Mark Bradtke, Chris Anstey and Nathan Jawai his entire career.

 

Topics on the show include;

  • What to expect in the NBL's 40th season (2:30)
  • ABC will broadcast NBL games this season and what the TV broadcast looks like in 2017-18 (11:30)

Adelaide 36ers

  • How will Adelaide fare without Jerome Randle (23:00)
  • Will we see breakout stars Nathan Sobey and Matt Hodgson struggle after a season of being scouted properly?(25:00)
  • Do the 36ers have the highest potential for growth (27:30)

Brisbane Bullets

  • Are people sleeping on the Bullets? (29:00)
  • Andrej Lemanis's Flow offence and it's mark on Australian basketball (32:00)
  • At age 34, Is Daniel Kickert prepared to have his best season (36:00)

Cairns Taipans

  • Can Aaron Fearne's system overachieve once again this season (39:00)
  • Why does Aaron Fearne recruit the same player types every year? (45:00)

Illawarra Hawks

  • AJ Ogilvy and what impact he will have this season (48:00)
  • Rotnei Clarke the leagues best bench player? or does he start this season? (52:00)

Melbourne United

  • Will a great off-season recruiting effort to translate into an NBL championship (54:00)
  • With all that talent, what players will find themselves taking a back seat in Melbourne (57:00)
  • Does Melbourne's lack of back up guards create an Achilles heel for United (100:30)

New Zealand Breakers

  • Are new the Breakers an ageing squad or a developing young team? (105:30)
  • Edgar Sosa and the Breakers point guard spot, how important is it to Breakers success (108:30)

Perth Wildcats 

  • JP Tokoto, not only the most fun name to say in the NBL but perhaps an upgrade on Casey Prather (110:30)
  • Do Brisbane or Perth have the leagues best guard rotation (112:00)

Sydney Kings

  • Why have Sydney recruited the way they have (1:14:00)
  • Isaac Humphries, is he ready to the be Sydney Kings primary big man (1:19:30)
  • Have Sydney made the wrong decision by singing an import point guard (1:22:30)

 

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

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