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Now displaying: November, 2018
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

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