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Dec 24, 2018

We take a look at every Aussie playing in the NBA this season.

  • Can Ben Simmons make the NBA All-Star game?
  • Why Matthew Dellavedova is better than 90% of the guards in the NBA
  • Jonah Bolden explodes for Philly
  • Aron Baynes injury update
  • Joe Ingles shooting at the worst clip since his rookie season
  • Dante Exum getting more minutes
  • Patty Mills continues to win in San Antonio
  • Ryan Broekhoff fights for court time.

Plus a quick round-up of former NBL imports doing well in the NBA.

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

Australian Basketball Legends - Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Leroy Loggins, David Andersen, Andrew Vlahov, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Brad Newley

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon

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, Ken Cole

NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, 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

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, Andre Moore

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

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

Dec 15, 2018

"The Birdman" Larry Abney played 122 NBL games with Townsville and Cairns where he averaged 17.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.

Born in Nyack, New York he attended Fresno State and played beside cult basketball figures Rafer "Skip To My Lou" of AND1 basketball fame and Chris Herren, as well as NBL star Willie Farley.

He also played professionally in Korea, France, Venezuela, Cyprus, Netherlands, Argentina, Mexico, Ukraine, Kosovo and New Zealand.

In 2017, Abney joined the staff of the Los Angeles Clippers as a player development coach and basketball operations assistant under head coach Glenn "Doc" Rivers

In 2018 alongside childhood friends, former teammates, and fellow Rockland, NY natives Steve Canal and Chester Felts, Abney co-founded Rockland Legacy, an organization that provides support and mentorship to help Rockland County's youth achieve their dreams.

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Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • Is the Cairns Taipans season finished this season? (2:00)

  • Why Mitch Creek won't play for the South East Melbourne Phoenix (4:30)

  • Matthew Dellavedova's resurgence in Cleveland (6:30)

  • How did Larry Abney become part of the LA Clippers coaching staff? (13:00)

  • The LA Clippers long-term plans to become the #1 basketball team in Los Angeles (14:30)

  • Working with NBA legends like Doc Rivers and Jerry West (17:00)

  • Playing basketball at Fresno State with Rafer Alston aka "Skip To My Lou", Chris Herren, Willie Farley and Coach Jerry Tarkanian (19:00)

  • The night Larry hauled in 35 rebounds in a college game, still the current NCAA record (27:00)

  • NBA attention after college (29:00)

  • Scary moments playing overseas in countries like Korea, Argentina, Syria and Kosovo (31:00)

  • Arriving in the NBL with the Townsville Crocodiles (33:00)

  • NBLxNBA when the Clippers faced the Sydney Kings (37:30)

  • Returning to the NBL in 2012 and retiring from basketball (40:00)

  • Playing for the Cairns Taipans and the untold story about why he left Townsville despite them offering him "the biggest contract" ever to Townsville player (41:00)

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;

Australian Basketball Legends - Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Leroy Loggins, David Andersen, Andrew Vlahov, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Brad Newley

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon

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, Ken Cole

NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, 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

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, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry

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

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

Dec 8, 2018

Justin Hickey, chief executive of the Southern Huskies joins Aussie Hoopla podcast to talk about the team's decision to play in the New Zealand NBL in 2019 and what the next steps are for the team to join the Australian National Basketball League in 2020.

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Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • How did the idea to play in the NZNBL first come about? (2:00)

  • What are the next steps for the Southern Huskies to join the Australian NBL (10:00)

  • How will the Southern Huskies NZNBL program work alongside a Southern Huskies Australian NBL program in the next couple of years (11:30)

  • Is it likely other NBL teams follow this model and enter development programs into the NZNBL (13:30)

  • Recruiting players for the team's first season (17:00)

  • Next steps for the Southern Huskies (23:00)

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;

Australian Basketball Legends - Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Leroy Loggins, David Andersen, Andrew Vlahov, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Brad Newley

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon

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, Ken Cole

NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, 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

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, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry

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

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

Nov 30, 2018

Steve Woodberry was born in Wichita, Kansas, attending Wichita South High School before playing for the University of Kansas where he was a part of two Final Four teams at Kansas in 1991 and 1993.

In 1994 Woodberry won a championship in the Swiss league with Belinzona before signing a deal to play in Australia with the Gold Coast Rollers in 1995.

In his first season in Australia, Woodberry averaged 24.5 points, 7.4 assists and 7.6 rebounds per game. Before suffering an injury at training, forcing him to return to Kansas.

Woodberry would return to Australia the following year to play for the Brisbane Bullets. It was here he played the best basketball of his career, earning a spot on the All-NBL First Team in 1998 and 1999.

Woodberry would win league MVP in 1999 before agreeing to play for the Sydney Kings in 2000. Woodberry would suffer an injury in the NBL pre-season and last only 4 games before having to return to Kansas for rehabilitation.

Woodberry later spent two seasons playing professionally in Lithuania for Zalgiris Kaunas, where won a Lithuanian championship in 2001.

Since retiring in 2006 Woodberry has coached in the US college system for Missouri State, Tulsa and Wake Forest. 

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Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • What has Steve Woodberry doing since he retired from playing basketball (2:00)

  • Reaching two NCAA Final Fours while playing at the University of Kansas (12:00)

  • How being able to play multiple positions helped Woodberry dominate the game (15:00)

  • Playing for the USA Junior team alongside Steve Smith, Theo Ratliff and Eddie Jones (17:00)

  • Funny stories about playing alongside former NBL import Adonis Jordan Kansas and (20:30)

  • NBA interest after college (21.30)

  • How did he find out about Australia and the NBL (23:30)

  • Thoughts on the level of competition in the NBL during the time he played (25:00)

  • Running the triangle offence with the Brisbane Bullets (28:00)

  • Memories of Bullets teammates like Leroy Loggins, Mark Dalton, Mike Mitchell and Mike McKay (33:00)

  • Playing against the Melbourne Tigers and trying to stop Andrew Gaze (34:00)

  • Goals of being a head coach and possibilities of returning to Australia (38:30)

  • Memories of playing alongside CJ Bruton (42:00)

  • A short stint playing for the Sydney Kings (43:00)

  • Favourite players to play against during his time in the NBL (46:00)

  • Playing basketball in Lithuania and lessons learnt from playing overseas (49:00)

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;

Australian Basketball Legends - Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Leroy Loggins, David Andersen, Andrew Vlahov, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Brad Newley

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon

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, Ken Cole

NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, 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

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, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry

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

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

Nov 17, 2018

We take a look at every Aussie playing in the NBA this season.

  • How will Ben Simmons and Jimmy Butler work in Philadelphia?
  • Aron Baynes amazing three-point percentage
  • Joe Ingles catches fire to start the season
  • Has Dante Exum improved from last season?
  • Patty Mills flies under the radar
  • Matthew Dellavedova, Ryan Broekhoff and Jonah Bolden fight for minutes

Plus a quick round-up of former NBL imports doing well in the NBA.

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

Australian Basketball Legends - Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Leroy Loggins, David Andersen, Andrew Vlahov, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Brad Newley

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon

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, Ken Cole

NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, 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

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, Andre Moore

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

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

Nov 11, 2018

Bill Tomlinson has been coaching in China for the past 10 years, first assisting with the Chinese Women's National team and now with Shantou University.

In Australia Bill coached the Hobart Devils and Sydney Kings in the NBL as well winning a WNBL championship with the Sydney Flames in 1997. 

On the podcast Bill shares how coaching in China is different to Australia, how coaching women is different to coaching men in the pros and shares his memories of the Sydney Kings threepeat, including stories about Shane Heal, Chris Williams, Matt Nielsen and plenty more. 

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Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • The Adelaide 36ers release Adris DeLeon and look to bring in former Illawarra Hawks star Demetrius Conger (2:00)

  • How physical abuse is a proven teaching method in China (17:00)

  • Chinese referee's and the "black whistle" (26:00)

  • Why it will be extremely difficult for Australia to develop basketball ties with China (28:00)

  • Remembering the Hobart Devils and what it was like coaching the team during it's final days in the league (33:00)

  • The difference between coaching men and women at a professional level (36:30)
  • Coaching the Sydney Kings from 1999-2001 and assisting great coaches like Brett Brown and Brian Goorjian (41:00)

  • Remembering the 2003 NBL MVP Chris Williams who passed away last year (46:00)

  • How Brian Goorjian as able to get the best out of Shane Heal (50:00)

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;

Australian Basketball Legends - Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Leroy Loggins, David Andersen, Andrew Vlahov, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Brad Newley

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon

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, Ken Cole

NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, 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

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, Andre Moore

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

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

Nov 6, 2018

Taipans new head coach Mike Kelly joins Dan Boyce on the podcast to talk about the hiring process for he went through to win the Cairns coaching job, he breaks down his recruitment process for this season and gives his thoughts on how the squad have started the season.

Mike goes in depth into the decision making process in rebuilding the team into a much faster-paced unit and the recruiting process for this season's current batch of imports. 

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Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • How the Cairns Taipans have started the NBL season (2:00)

  • In what ways has the NBL changed this season (9:00)

  • What the recruiting process for Cairns new head coach looked like (13:00)

  • How Cairns Taipans recruited their team coming into the 2018-19 season (16:00)

  • What the Cairns Taipans needed from their imports this season and how they recruited them (23:00)

  • What experiences from his playing days does Mike use to motivate players? (34:00)

  • Thoughts on the demise of the SEABL competition (38:50)

All of this and a whole lot more...

Listen to the full interview below or download on iTunes.

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

Australian Basketball Legends - Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Leroy Loggins, David Andersen, Andrew Vlahov, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Brad Newley

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon

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, Ken Cole

NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, 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

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, Andre Moore

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

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

Oct 22, 2018

3x time NBL champion and 3x NBL MVP Leroy Loggins joins the show to talk about his pro basketball journey which included escaping the mean streets of Baltimore, being drafted into the NBA, playing in the 1980s NBL and representing Australia at the 1992 Olympics. 

Find information on Leroy Loggins community work at Leroy Loggins Community Organisation.

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Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • The NBL today and how imports comparing today's imports to those who played in the 80's and 90's (2:00)

  • Facing drugs, crime and violence in Baltimore (7:00)

  • Try outs for the 1980 US Olympic team (13:00)

  • NBA opportunities with Detroit and Washington in 1980 (15:30)

  • Getting out of Baltimore and finding a way to Australia (19:30)

  • The Australian-American basketball league in 1979 (20:30)

  • Leroy's first season in the NBL (25:30)

  • Why did Leroy Loggins leave Brisbane to play in West Adelaide (28:30)

  • Why do people talk more about the 1986 Adelaide 36ers than the 1985-87 Brisbane Bullets (33:00)

  • How Leroy Loggins found himself homeless, begging for food and attempting suicide in the middle of his NBL career (37:00)

  • 1987 Leroy's third championship and the best season of his career (43:00)

  • Leroy talks about some of his favourite teammates (47:30)

  • Leroy discusses working with indigenous Australians (52:30)
    What the Leroy Loggins community organisation is all about (55:00)

  • Playing in the 1992 Olympics with the Australian Boomers (1:00:00)

 

All of this and a whole lot more...

Listen to the full interview below or download on iTunes.

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

Australian Basketball Legends - Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Leroy Loggins, David Andersen, Andrew Vlahov, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Brad Newley

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon

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, Ken Cole

NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, 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

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, Andre Moore

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

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

Sep 29, 2018

With 11 days left before the 2018-19 NBL season tips off, we take a look at each teams off-season moves, form during the NBL Blitz and preview their rosters for the coming season.

Joining the show to provide insights and expertise is 1992 NBL Champion Bruce Bolden.

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Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • Reflections on the NBL Blitz (2:00)
  • Adelaide 36ers: Does winning the NBL Blitz mean anything and the continued Mitch Creek Saga (7:00)
  • Brisbane Bullets: Is Andrej Lemanis' job on the line if they fail to reach the playoffs and how will Cam Bairstow and Alonzo Gee change the NBL landscape (19:00)
  • The return of the big man this NBL season (28:00)
  • Cairns Taipans: How a new coach in Mike Kelly, a fit Jawai and the best import trio they've ever had will fare in 2018-19 (31:00)
  • Illawarra Hawks: The hungriest team in the league and why they will no doubt overachieve once again (40:00)
  • Melbourne United: How will they fare against Ben Simmons, Jonah Bolden and the rest of the Philadelphia 76ers and have they improved enough to win back-to-back titles (46:00)
  • NZ Breakers: Will Corey Websters redemption season get the Breakers back into the playoffs (59:30)
  • Perth Wildcats: Have they added enough three-point shooting this season and is this finally they year Damian Martin starts slowing down? (104:00)
  • Is it wise to save a third import spot like Sydney and Perth have done (110:00)
  • Sydney Kings: Is this Andrew Gaze's last chance and will their lack of bench see them fall short (113:00)

All of this and a whole lot more...

Listen to the full interview below or download on iTunes.

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

Australian Basketball Legends - Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, David Andersen, Andrew Vlahov, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Brad Newley

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon

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, Ken Cole

NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, 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

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, Andre Moore

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

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

Sep 23, 2018

We provide a full recap of the NBL Blitz pre-season tournament complete with insights and interviews from the league's players and coaches.

Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • The biggest takeaways we saw for each NBL team (2:00)
  • New Zealand Breakers on the start of their season with Kevin Braswell, Corey Webster and new import Shawn Long (23:00)
  • Sam MacKinnon on the Brisbane Bullets roster and why the development of the Flow offence (41:00)
  • NBL Legends Leroy Loggins and Cal Bruton talk about the rise of the NBL from 1979 to 2018 (50:00)
  • Andrew Bogut shares his frustration on the Sydney Kings selfish play and the league's officiating (101:00)
  • Sydney Kings Kevin Lisch and Brad Newley on what the team needs to focus on to deliver success (109:00)
  • Adelaide 36ers Daniel Johnson talks about "finally" making the Australian Boomers roster (117:00)
  • David Andersen announces this will be his last year in the NBL and what he feels he can pass on to the Hawks young stars before he leaves (120:00)

All of this and a whole lot more...

Listen to the full interview below or download on iTunes.

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

Australian Basketball Legends - Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, David Andersen, Andrew Vlahov, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Brad Newley

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon

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, Ken Cole

NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, 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

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, Andre Moore

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

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

Sep 9, 2018

The South East Melbourne will be returning to the NBL, so who better to talk about it than the MVP of the Magic's 1992 Championship team Bruce Bolden.

Bruce played 480 games for Eastside Melbourne, Westside Melbourne, South East Melbourne, Sydney and West Sydney across 17 NBL seasons.

Bolden finished fourth in all-time rebounds (4,351) and has career averages of 18 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal per game.

With his son Jonah joining the Philadelphia 76ers we also talk about the tricky tightrope that is being a coach and a parent to aspiring basketballers in your family.

Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • Melbourne United signing DJ Kennedy (2:00)
  • How is Jonah Bolden settling into the Philadelphia 76ers (8:30)
  • The Simmons / Bolden family connection (10:00)
  • The role of the basketball parent and The lessons learned from raising Jonah (13:00)
  • Jonah's challenges playing at UCLA (24:30)
  • South East Melbourne's return to the NBL (29:00)
  • Plans to move the AIS to South East Melbourne and what they will mean for Australian Basketball (31:30)
  • Remembering South East Melbourne Magic's 1992 NBL championship (34:30)
  • Bruce Bolden is awarded NBL Finals MVP by NBA Commissioner David Stern, how did that happen? (49:30)

All of this and a whole lot more...

Listen to the full interview below or download on iTunes.

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

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

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon

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

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

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, Andre Moore

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

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

Sep 4, 2018

Ken Cole, who coached the Sixers to the 1986 championship — with the team earning the moniker “The Invincibles” because of their unprecedented 24-2 win/loss record was named president of the Adelaide 36ers this week and is ready to help the team reach new heights.

The 75-year-old plans who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma seven years ago (and given two years to live at the time) plans on instilling the same warrior spirit into the club which has allowed him to keep cancer at bay. 

Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • What led to Ken returning to the 36ers (2:00)

  • How Ken has continued to battle cancer and win for almost a decade (9:30)

  • What Ken thinks of the current 36ers roster (19:30)

  • Remembering the 1986 Adelaide 36ers championship season (36:00)

  • The birth of the game...Basketball in Australia during the 1960's and 1970's (54:00)

  • The origin of basketball trash talking in Australia (103:00)

  • Funny stories from NBL basketball's early days (107:00)

  • Imports in the NBL, do we need to limit them? (114:00)

  • Thoughts on the Adelaide 36ers blocking Mitch Creek from signing with the Brooklyn Nets (121:00)

  • Should NBL team's fund local associations to develop NBL talent (126:00)

  • Eddie Palubinskas stories (134:00)

All of this and a whole lot more...

Listen to the full interview below or download on iTunes.

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

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

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon

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

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

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, Andre Moore

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

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

Aug 26, 2018

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Geelong Supercats we chat with a legend from the club's time in the NBL (1982-1996) Daren Rowe, the only man to record a quadruple-double in NBL history.

Rowe averaged 19.5 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.3 steals and 2.1 blocks during three NBL seasons.

Hear him talk about how the Supercats had the Geelong Arena rocking in the 1990's, playing alongside legends like Shane Heal, Bobby Locke and John Dorge and the night he went off 25 points, 17 rebounds, 11 blocked shots and 11 assists playing in all but 34 seconds of the game as Geelong defeated North Melbourne 131-123. 

Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • Geelong Supercats celebrate 40 year anniversary (2:00)

  • Daren Rowe talks about his approaching to coaching young basketballers (6:00)

  • Daren's path to being a professional basketball player (12:00)

  • Should Geelong have a team in the NBL (16:00)

  • A brief stint with the Utah Jazz and experiences playing overseas (20:00)

  • His debut season in the NBL (21:30)

  • Memories of playing alongside a young Shane Heal in Geelong (29:00)

  • Rowe's record-breaking season in 1990 which included the only quadruple-double in NBL history (29:30)

  • Bobby Locke drops 50 points on debut and leaves a huge mark on Geelong basketball (32:00)

  • Why did Geelong sign Terry Dozier instead of bringing Daren back in 1991 (38:00)

  • Why Daren didn't like coach Jim Calvin and why he never returned to the NBL after 1994 (39:30)

  • Why he thinks Adelaide 36ers Mark Davis was the toughest player to guard in the 1990's (45:00)

  • What happened on the night he recorded the only quadruple-double in NBL history (47:30)

  • What does he think about being one of the only guys to be dunked on by Andrew Gaze (51:00)

All of this and a whole lot more...

Listen to the full interview below or download on iTunes.

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

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

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon

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

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

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, Andre Moore

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

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

Aug 15, 2018

Sydney Kings GM Jeff Van Groningen joins the show to talk about lessons learnt from last season, this seasons recruitment moves, signing NBA prospect Brian Bowen II and the NBL Next Stars program. 

Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • Moments before the interview kicked off Melbourne United announced it had signed import pair Josh Boone and Casper Ware for the season we get Jeff's view on Melbourne's roster for and if they will be the Kings toughest opponent for 2018-19 (2:00)

  • The methodology of the Sydney Kings putting together their roster for this season and what they learnt from their underperforming roster of last year (12:30)

  • Why the Kings keep trying to hit home runs with roster choices instead of taking "safe options" to be mediocre (17:00)

  • How the NBL Next Stars Program works (22:30)

  • What NBA scouts are looking for with international draft prospects (33:00)

  • Where is it expected that Brian Bowen II will fit within the Kings rotation (35:00)

  • How the Kings expect to use internal competition to deliver an NBL championship (40:00)

  • Paul Fox asks how can the Sydney Kings ensure draft prospects don't jeopardise their NBA chances with a season in the NBL (42:00)

  • Warren Estcourt asks is the Sydney Kings current roster sustainable salary wise? (44:00)

  • Would a second team in Sydney be a good or a bad thing for the Kings? (47:00)

  • Nick Farley asks what do the Sydney Kings plan on doing with their final import spot and what trends can Jeff see in how NBL teams are using this roster spot in general? (48:00)

All of this and a whole lot more...

Listen to the full interview below or download on iTunes.

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

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

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon

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

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

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, Andre Moore

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

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

 

Jul 22, 2018

There's been a lot of buzz since the consortium behind the Southern Huskies released marketing material for their proposed NBL team which featured team branding, uniforms and plans for the expansion and update of the Derwent Entertainment Center.

The team still has a number of things it needs to tick off before officially gaining an NBL licence so we reached out to the two men behind the Southern Huskies, David Bartlett, the 43rd premier of Tasmania and current president of the Hobart Chargers basketball club and Justin Hickey, Entrepreneur and former Hobart Devil himself.

We go in-depth with the proposed financial plan for the team and find out what do they have to do next to get approval from the NBL to become the league's tenth team.

Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • What does the team behind the Southern Huskies think about feedback towards their NBL proposal (2:00)
  • The growth of basketball in Tasmania (8:00)
  • What work is left in order to get the team into the NBL (10:00)
  • What improvements are planned for the Derwent Centre prior to launching the team (13:00)
  • Any plans to bring a WNBL team to Tasmania or a netball down the track? (16:00)
  • Why Southern, Why Huskies and more importantly why not the "Hobart Devils" (17:00)
  • They say Tasmania can't have a professional sports team because it will never be financially viable, why is this going to work? (24:00)
  • Will the team get local TV stations to broadcast NBL games? (28:00)
  • What players and coaches are they hoping to sign for the 2019-20 season? (30:00)
  • The NBL divide and why the Huskies business plan could save Australian Basketball (31:00)
  • What are the reasons why Larry Kestelman and the NBL would say no to bringing in the Southern Huskies (38:00)

All of this and a whole lot more...

Listen to the full interview below or download on iTunes.

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

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

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon

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

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

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, Andre Moore

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

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

 

Jul 14, 2018

The NBL announced this week that it will be expanding to nine teams with part-owner of the NZ Breakers Romie Chaudhari purchasing an NBL licence. 

With Jeremy Loeliger hinted at the NBL looking to start the 2019-20 season with a "minimum" of nine teams and a consortium in Tasmania likely to announce their intentions to enter the NBL in the next few weeks the competition looks set to grow beyond eight teams since the demise of the Gold Coast Blaze in 2012.

Australian Basketball Hall of Famer and former Sydney Kings coach Bob Turner who has been vocal about the dangers of NBL expansion (listen to our previous podcast with Bob) joins our host Dan Boyce on the show to talk about the negatives, the positives and even more important... who is Romie Chaudhari and why does he want to buy an NBL team with no city?

Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • FIBA World Cup Basketbrawl Fall out and how it's been positive in promoting Australian Basketball (2:00)

  • Who is Romie Chaudhari and why does he own two NBL licences? (7:00)

  • How do you buy a team in a professional league without a designated city? (8:00)

  • Why are American buyers ie. Romie Chaudhari and NZ Breakers Matt Walsh and Shawn Marion seemingly so interested in the NBL right now? (10:00)

  • Why it is obvious the ninth NBL team is ending up in Melbourne (12:00)

  • Hobart expected to announce it will enter a 10th NBL franchise in weeks (21:00)

  • Larry Kestelman believes Melbourne could sustain three NBL teams, but could they really? (27:00)

All of this and a whole lot more...

Listen to the full interview below or download on iTunes.

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

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

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon

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

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

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, Andre Moore

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

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

 

Jul 3, 2018

24 hours after the basketbrawl between Australia and the Philippines, Aussie Hoopla host Dan Boyce picks up the phone and calls Australian Boomers legend Andrew Gaze and 2-time NBL champion Rhys Carter to talk about arguably the most disgraceful set of events seen in FIBA international competition.

Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • A breakdown of the events which led up to the melee and social media impact since (2:00)
  • Why did the game continue after the brawl? (6:00)
  • Basketball Australia's statement after the events and what that means (8:00)
  • Should the Philipines be banned from international basketball (11:00)
  • Damaged stickers and what other events occurred on the day prior up to the basketbrawl  (15:30)
  • Obnoxious tweets made by the players after the game and their impact (18:00)
  • When was the last time we saw anything like this in international basketball? (22:00)
  • Should the Philippines be allowed to host the 2023 Basketball World Cup as a result of this (32:00)
  • How this may result in Australian players not being allowed to play in the NBL? (38:00)
  • What was the most appealing thing that occurred during the events of the melee? (41:00)

All of this and a whole lot more...

Listen to the full interview below or download on iTunes.

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

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

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon

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

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

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, Andre Moore

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

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

 

Jul 1, 2018

Jerome Randle joins the podcast to talk to Dan Boyce about the highlights and challenges of his NBL career so far.

Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • Jerome shares what his off-season preparation looks like (2:00)
  • This month Jerome became a father to a baby girl, he talks about how fatherhood has changed him (6:00)
  • Call of Duty, UNO Sequence and other battles that regularly occur within the Randle home (10:00)
  • Expectations for the Sydney Kings this season (11:00)
  • Thoughts on matching up against the LA Clippers in the NBLxNBA pre-season games in September (12:30)
  • Are the NBLxNBA games drawing higher quality imports into the NBL? (14:00)
  • Coming into teams mid-season, how does that make things tougher to generate success? (17:00)
  • Andrew Gaze Vs Joey Wright as a coach (19:30)
  • Thoughts on last season, including the difficulties faced with teammate Jeremy Tyler (23:00)
  • Why his experience with the Adelaide 36ers is one of the highlights of his career (28:00)
  • Terrance Ferguson's development from Adelaide 36er to NBA star in Oklahoma City (32:00)
  • The difficulties of playing in Europe as an import (35:00)
  • Thoughts on playing with Andrew Bogut and who he is excited about going head to head with this season (36:00)

All of this and a whole lot more...

Listen to the full interview below or download on iTunes.

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

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

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon

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

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

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, Andre Moore

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

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

 

Jun 24, 2018

2x NBL Defensive Player of the Year and 2x NBL champion with the South East Melbourne Magic Darren Lucas joins the podcast to talk about his career, the glory days of the NBL and the unforgotten Tigers V Magic rivalry that drew 45,000 people over three games in 1996.

Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • We catch up with Darren and learn about what he's doing with life after basketball (2:00)

  • Spending time at the AIS with Luc Longley, Mark Dalton, Shane Froling (5:00)

  • Thoughts on how the league has changed since Darren's retirement in 1996 and what Larry Kestelman has brought to the sport (9:00)

  • Thoughts on NBL expansion, AFL teams entering the NBL and the South East Melbourne Magic's possible return to the NBL (11:00)

  • Brian Goorjian training sessions, how tough were they? (17:30)

  • Darren remembers his best NBL game (23:00)

  • One Magic Season, remembering the Magic's 1992 championship season (25:00)

  • The Tigers V Magic Rivalry (28:00)

  • What was the moment that he decided to focus more on defence than scoring (32:00)

  • Was the second title twice as nice?

  • Remembering the Magic's 1996 championship season (35:30)How does one stop Andrew Gaze in his prime? (38:30)

  • Which import was the toughest to guard in the 1990's (41:00)

  • Reflection on what was the toughest moment of his basketball career (48:00)

All of this and a whole lot more...

Listen to the full interview below or download on iTunes.

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

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

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon

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

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

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, Andre Moore

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

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

 

Jun 4, 2018

Aussie Hoopla host Dan Boyce sits down with Andrew Price, Analytics nerd for the New Zealand Breakers and Australian Boomers to look at how analytics and advanced statistics are impacting the NBL today.

Topics include; 

  • How are the NBL using analytics today and are they in the dark ages compared to the NBA? (2:00)
  • What types of questions are NBL coaches asking for data on? (10:30)
  • How does someone become a basketball analytics advisor for an NBL team? (11:30)
  • How are NBL teams using statistical data to make off-season recruitment decisions (15:00)
  • How many NBL teams are analytically driven and how many are not (20:30)
  • Are NBL coaches embracing analytics or are they like Charles Barkley and believe advanced stats are rubbish (23:00)
  • What changes are former NBA players Matt Welsh and Shawn Marion, the new ownership of the New Zealand Breakers, making within the club this off-season (24:30)
  • How are teams wearing "wearable technologies" to gain player data information (27:30)
  • What are the most important statistics to look at from a box score (29:00)
  • How are basketball statistics helping NBL coaches win games (32:00)
  • What is something basketball isn't tracking with analytics that we should be (36:30)
  • Who is the best statistical player in the NBL today (40:00)
  • Will the arrival of Andrew Bogut and realistically the big man to the NBL change analytics anyway this season (42:00)

 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, 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

Jun 3, 2018

We review every Aussie who played in the NBA this season, what was their best game, how they've improved from last year, review their current NBA contracts and discuss where they could end up during the off-season.

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

May 27, 2018

Cairns Taipans star Alex Loughton joins the show to discuss this seasons squad and what to expect with new coach Mike Kelly.

Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  •  The Sydney Kings sign former NBA player David Wear (2:00)
  • A quick look at recent NBL signings (5:00)
  • Alex Loughton joins the show to talk about the NBL's All-Australian team's upcoming tour of China (10:00)
  • What type of imports are Cairns likely to sign for this season (18:00)
  • His take on losing coach Aaron Fearne and how new coach Mike Kelly is settling into the squad (23:30)
  • A look at current trends in how teams are recruiting players (27:30)
  • Is "Loughzy" ready for life after basketball? (34:00)
  • Fun Times at the AIS and how his basketball career started (37:00)
  • Playing for Old Dominion University (44:00)
  • Graduating College, The NBA and his decision to play in Spain as a rookie (48:00)
  • His decision to move to Cairns in 2010 (53:00)
  • How has Cairns basketball grown since 2010 (55:00)
  • Goals for 2018/19 (101:00)

All of this and a whole lot more...

Listen to the full interview below or download on iTunes.

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

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

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon

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

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

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, Andre Moore

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

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

 

May 6, 2018

After speaking to Adelaide coach Joey Wright on our last episode about his plans for the 36ers this season which include young rookies Jack McVeigh and Harry Froling we decided to get them both on the show.

We talk to both about their goals for their rookie season, memories from playing college basketball and what they can bring to the 36ers in 2018-19.

We also talk about the wheelings and dealings of the NBL off-season so far and what a likely NBL Free to Air TV deal looks like this year. 

Other topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • NBL Free Agent Whispers (2:00)
  • What will an NBL Free To Air TV Deals look like next season (5:00)

Jack McVeigh joins the show

  • Jack McVeigh talks about hosting his own podcast (11:30)
  • Why he choose the NBL over his senior year at Nebraska (13:00)
  • Why the Adelaide 36ers were the best NBL fit for him (14:30 )
  • Highlights from playing at the University of Nebraska (15:30)
  • The story behind the Nebraska University Bench Mob (20:30)

Click here to see the "Bench Mob" in action

  • What Jack needs to work on this NBL season (22:00)
  • Jack's thoughts on college vs the NBL and how to know what's best for young basketballer's (28:30)

Harry Froling joins the show

  • How NBA stars Andrew Bogut and Thon Maker have helped guide Harry on his basketball journey (32:00)
  • His relationship with coach Joey Wright (35:00)
  • What it was like growing up in the Froling family where his Mum and Dad both played basketball in the WNBL/NBL and his brothers and sisters all played college basketball (37:00)
  • Harry talks about how former NBA coach Larry Brown let him down in college and how that changed his college experience (39:30)
  • Harry recalls his biggest games while playing in college (43:30)
  • Harry's goals to make the NBA (45:00)
  • Why Harry thinks he'll be able to help the 36ers win this season (48:00)
  • Learnings from playing as a development player for the Townsville Crocodiles (50:00)

All of this and a whole lot more...

Listen to the full interview below or download on iTunes.

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

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

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon

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

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

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, Andre Moore

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

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

May 4, 2018

NBL Championship winning coach and three-time coach of the year Joey Wright joins the Aussie Hoopla podcast to talk about his plans to improve the Adelaide 36ers' roster for this season,

Despite losing star player Josh Childress in Game 2 of the NBL Finals, the Sixers still pushed eventual champions Melbourne to a decisive Game 5 and now the team hope to go one step further in 2018-19.

The 36ers roster last season featured a core group of impressive home gown talent which Joey has developed over the past three seasons which is now in jeopardy of being dismantled through NBA opportunities and free agency. 

Joey goes into detail what his plans are for the 36ers' roster in 2018-19 and his vision for the team's playing style as well as touches on some of the more important issues facing the NBL today. 

Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • NBL Free Agent Whispers (2:00)
  • 5:00 NBL Free To Air TV Deals... what are the most likely for next season.
    11:30 Jack McVeigh talks about why he started his own podcast
    13:00 Why Jack decided to leave Nebraska while still eligible to play at the University of Nebraska
    14:30 Why he chose to play for the Adelaide 36ers
    15:30 Jack's experiance playing for the University of Nebraska
    20:30 The Nebraska University Bench Mob
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IuvyHDVg5Y
    22:00 what does Jack need to focus on developing prior to the NBL season
    28:30 Jack's thoughts on college Vs NBL and how to know what's best for you
    32:00 Harry shares how NBA stars Andrew Bogut and Thon Maker have helped guide him on his basketball journey so far.
    35:00 Harry's relationship with coach Joey Wright
    37:00 Harry discusses what it was like growing up in the Froling family with his Mum and Dad both playing basketball in the WNBL and NBL and his brothers and sisters all having played college basketball
    39:30 Harry talks about how former NBA coach Larry Brown let him down in college and how that changed his college experiance
    43:30 Harry recalls his biggest games while playing in college.
    45:00 Harry's goals to make the NBA
    48:00 How Harry thinks he'll be able to help the 36ers win
    50:00 What Harry learned during his time playing as a development player for the Townsville Crocodiles

All of this and a whole lot more...

Listen to the full interview below or download on iTunes.

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

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

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon

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

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

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, Andre Moore

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

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

Apr 25, 2018

Bob Turner was coach and marketing guru for the Sydney Kings during their successful run in the 1990's where 10,000 people were attending every game, the team was making $1 million in profit each year and players like Dwayne McClain were getting their own shoes from Reebok.

Andrew Bogut agreeing to play with the Kings gives the team the best chance of returning (or eclipsing) the kings to their former glory.

Bob has 20 years of experience playing, coaching, marketing and running NBL teams. He joined us on the show to talk about the impact Andrew Bogut will have on the Sydney Kings, the NBL and the future of Australian Basketball

Read more about Bob Turner's role in the growth of the NBL.

Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • Why basketball will be a top #2 sport in Australia by 2022 (2:00)
  • Recapping Andrew Bogut's retirement from the NBA and decision to play for the Kings (9:30)
  • Andrew Bogut's NBL deal includes ownership stakes with the Kings, has this ever happened before? (10:15)
  • Sydney Kings management believe they can reach crowds of 17,000 is this a little ambitious? (15.45)
  • What do the Sydney Kings need to do next from a marketing perspective to capitalise further on this (21:30)
  • How will Andrew Gaze handle coaching this team? (25:00)
  • How does Bogut change the culture within the Sydney Kings (32:00)
  • Does Bogut in the NBL deliver a free to air TV deal on one of the main networks? (36:00)
  • NBA players wanting to by NBL teams and the return of the South East Melbourne Magic (40:00)

 

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;

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

Current NBL Stars - Kevin Lisch, Rotnei Clark, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Stephen Holt, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon

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

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

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, Andre Moore

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

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

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