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Now displaying: December, 2017
Dec 23, 2017

On this episode, Dan sits down with Illawarra Hawks star Oscar Forman on the eve of his 500th NBL game.

Dan briefly reviews Oscar's career before sitting down with Oscar and discussing the following areas of his career.

  • Looking at the 500 club and the company Oscar is joining this week (2:00)
  • Oscars journey and how he reached the Illawarra Hawks (3:00)
  • How the NBL has changed during his 17 seasons in the league (11:00)
  • How Oscar bounced back from being told he would never play in the NBL by his AIS coach (14:30)
  • As many funny stories about Paul Rees as Oscar can think of (20:30)
  • His experiences playing for the Breakers and how that solidified his belief in being a professional basketball player (22:00)
  • Are stretch fours lasting longer in the NBL than other positions? (25:00)
  • Which players does Oscar enjoy going head to head with the most (30:00)

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, Rotnei Clark, 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, Clint Stiendl

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

Dec 9, 2017

On this episode, Dan sits down with Illawarra Hawks star Rotnei Clark to discuss the Hawks recent loss to the Melbourne United and take a look at his basketball journey so far.

Topics on the show include;

  • Rotnei talks about the Hawks recent loss to the Melbourne United and how he approaches games like there where his team is heavily under-manned (2:00)
  • Rotnei talks about breaking the all-time Oklahoma high school scoring breakout (8:00)
  • His decision to play at Arkansas University (11:00)
  • Playing for Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens during his time at Butler University (12:30)
  • Rotnei takes us through his biggest moments from his college days (15:00)
  • Did you know Rotnei was a native American? (23:00)
  • Rotnei's NBA trials after college and how he ended up in Illawarra (24:30)
  • Did James Ennis really throw his NBL award into the Yarra River when Rotnei beat him out for NBL MVP? (26:00)
  • Thoughts on the NBL since returning from Europe (29:00)
  • What happened when coach Rob Beveridge asked him to come off the bench for the first time? (33:00)
  • Are we likely to see Rotnei Clark back in Illawarra next season? (39:00)

 

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, Rotnei Clark, 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, Clint Stiendl

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

Dec 3, 2017

On this episode, Dan sits down with Australian Boomers legend Chris Anstey to talk about spending time with the Dallas Mavericks and Chicago Bulls in the NBA and the challenges he faced playing in the Euroleague.  

Topics on the show include;

  • Dan talks to Chris about his current junior coaching roles and lessons learned coaching his own kids (2:00)
  • Memories of being a scrawny kid at the Melbourne Tigers in his NBL debut (7:00)
  • Why did Chris decide to move from the Melbourne Tigers to the South East Melbourne Magic (9:00)
  • When did Chris realise the NBA was a realistic goal for him? (12:00)
  • What was Chris doing when they called his name in the 1997 NBA draft (14:30)
  • How did the Dallas Mavericks locker room differ from NBL locker rooms (19:00)
  • Are Aussies generally "too nice" to become NBA stars (23:00)
  • Memories of playing with Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki (29:00)
  • What Chris Anstey though of the ESPN documentary on AC Green "The Iron Virgin" (34:00)
  • What Michael Jordan stories does Chris have from his time playing with the Chicago Bulls (36:00)
  • Playing in Russia and the hardest things about playing overseas (43:00)
  • Why Chris Anstey chose to play for the Melbourne Tigers when he returned to the NBL (50:00)
  • What it was like playing against Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing and Kevin Garnett

 

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, Clint Stiendl

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

Dec 3, 2017

Each month Dan from Aussie Hoopla reviews all of the Aussie Ballers plying their trade in the NBA.

Tune in to get up to date with who has been playing well, stats breakdowns and any injury updates involving our Australian Boomers players abroad.

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, Clint Stiendl

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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