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Now displaying: September, 2018
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

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