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Dec 24, 2019

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

  • Utah Jazz gives up the Dante Exum experiment and trades him to Cleveland for Jordan Clarkson
  • Despite early comparisons to LeBron James is Ben Simmons more of a defensive player and perhaps more like a Draymond Green?
  • Joe Ingles returns to the starting lineup
  • Jonah Bolden struggles in his second NBA season
  • Ryan Broekhoff forces the Dallas Mavericks to play him
  • Patty Mills is having a career year... again
  • Aron Baynes is officially the best back-up big man in the NBA
  • Thon Maker struggles to find his role in Detroit
  • Plus we look at the former NBL imports doing well across the league ie. James Ennis, Torrey Craig, Terence Ferguson and many more

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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 21, 2019

Former Cairns Taipans big man Matt Smith (100 NBL games) and Aussie Hoopla's Dan Boyce discuss what's happening in Australian basketball this week.

Topics include...

  • Matt's first experience playing alongside Darryl "DMAC" McDonald (2:00)
  • First reactions to the news that Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown will take over as Australian Boomers head coach (6:00)
  • Why are fans and the media so negative about Andrej Lemanis Boomers coaching efforts (11:00)
  • Why it's ridiculous to the NBA players chose to not play for Australia because of Andrej Lemanis (20:00)
  • Dan's disappointment at 'çlick bait' articles which stir the pot of Andrej Lemanis hate (31:00)
  • Lemanis structure was more important than any singular Boomers player (40:00)
  • The issues surrounding the New Zealand Breakers and how they bounce back from this (50:00)
  • We realize LaMelo Ball is really good (102:00)

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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, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, 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, Ryan Broekhoff

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Mike Mitchell, Dusty Rychart

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Paul Maley, 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 16, 2019

Dan Boyce sits down with 3x NBL champion and the league's all-time leader in steals Darryl MacDonald to talk about his NBL career playing for Melbourne based NBL teams North Melbourne Giants, Victoria Titans/Giants, and Melbourne Tigers.

Over his career, "DMAC" played in 486 games, winning the NBL championship during his rookie NBL season with the Giants (1994), playing alongside Andrew Gaze, Mark Bradtke and Lanard Copeland with the Melbourne Tigers before notching up another two NBL titles playing alongside Chris Anstey in 2006 and 2008.

With the NBL's Throwdown III this weekend, we take the opportunity to talk about what makes a rivalry and the heated battles between Melbourne based teams during the 1990s and 2000s with one of the biggest names in Melbourne basketball.

Topics include...

  • Perth isn't getting the credit they deserve (2:00)
  • Coaching in the NBL1 (7:00)
  • NBL coaching aspirations (11:00)
  • Comparing the coaching styles of Brett Brown, Brian Goorjian and Lindsey Gaze (15:30)
  • Fitting into the Melbourne Tigers and playing with Andrew Gaze and Lanard Copeland (21:00)
  • The time Dmac almost signed with Wollongong (25:00)
  • Being told he was "slowing down" before proving critics wrong and playing another five seasons (36:00)
  • Corey "Homicide" Williams NBL commentary... good or bad? (40:00)
  • The return of the Melbourne cross-town rivalries and Melbourne United Vs South East Melbourne Magic (43:00)
  • Are South East Melbourne Phoenix, the real deal or overrated? (49:00)
  • The Melbourne rivalries of the '90s (52:00)

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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, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, 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, Ryan Broekhoff

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Mike Mitchell, Dusty Rychart

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Paul Maley, 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 31, 2019

Former Cairns Taipans big man Matt Smith (100 NBL games) and Aussie Hoopla's Dan Boyce discuss what's happening in Australian basketball this week.

Topics include...

  • Aaron Brooks goes down and the Hawk's look set to replace him with an NBA caliber small forward if things go right (2:00)
  • Replacing NBL imports best fit vs best available (10:00)
  • LaMelo Ball is 9th in the league in minutes and RJ Hampton 38th in the league in minutes... why? (20:00)
  • Matt tells us about the NBL team he played on with the worst record - 2004/05 New Zealand Breakers (29:00)
  • The NBL generates a clear return on investment with the Next Stars program (33:00)
  • A decision to bring a Tasmanian team into the NBL expected to be made within the next month or so (38:00)
  • The NBL1 expands to Queensland, absorbing the QBL (45:00)
  • Why Sydney won't lose, Melbourne won't make the playoffs and Cairns are overrated (54:00)

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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, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, 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, Ryan Broekhoff

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Mike Mitchell, Dusty Rychart

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Paul Maley, 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 24, 2019

Former Cairns Taipans big man Matt Smith (100 NBL games) and Aussie Hoopla's Dan Boyce discuss what's happening in Australian basketball this week.

Topics include...

  • The 2000's NBL, how Australian player development suffered and the NBL points system (3:00)
  • RJ Hampton outplays LaMelo Ball as New Zealand destroys Illawarra in front of scouts from 16 NBA teams (15:00)
  • LaMelo Ball's "Free Reign" with the Illawarra Hawks (18:30)
  • Ben Simmons comments about being racially vilified in Australia and playing for the Boomers at the Olympics (23:00)
  • Could the Australian coaching ranks be impacted by China moving away from the NBA and it's resources (32:00)
  • Matt Smith shares stories of being torn apart verbally by NBL coaches in the 2000s (36:00)
  • Rob Beveridge to coach New Zealand's Southland Sharks (39:00)
  • Was Andrew Bogut's swipe at former Sydney Kings coach Andrew Gaze fair? (43:00)
  • Bryce Cotton's amazing start to the season and should the Perth Wildcats be worried about losing him to the NBA mid-season (49:00)

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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, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, 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, Ryan Broekhoff

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Mike Mitchell, Dusty Rychart

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Paul Maley, 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 17, 2019

Former NBL big man Matt Smith (100 NBL games) and Aussie Hoopla host Dan Boyce return to take a look at how the South East Melbourne Phoenix marketing plan before Dan delivers a "hot take" on LaMelo Ball and explains why he thinks he is doing more harm than good at the Illawarra Hawks. All that and much more.

  • David Andersen plays his 100th NBL game and breaks Matt's record for the NBL player who took the most years to reach 100 games (2:00)
  • Are the SE Melbourne Phoenix legit (5:00)
  • Is the Phoenix marketing strategy a successful one? (13:00)
  • The reasons why Bullets make the finals and the Phoenix lose 50% of their remaining games (24:00)
  • LaMelo Ball is hurting the Illawarra Hawks chances of making the playoffs (30:00)
  • CJ Bruton's time with the Wollongong Hawks and comparing young CJ to LaMelo Ball (39:00)
  • The Perth Wildcats success and their unique advantages of the competition (46:00)
  • The benefits of playing in regional markets (50:00)
  • When good players make bad NBL teams (53:00)

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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, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, 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, Ryan Broekhoff

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Mike Mitchell, Dusty Rychart

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Paul Maley, 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 9, 2019

Former NBL player Matt Smith (100 NBL games) and Aussie Hoopla host Dan Boyce breakdown each NBL team after round one and give their predictions for this years NBL competition.

The show takes a look at all 9 NBL team rosters, reviews their strengths and weaknesses, which players are heating up and cooling down and discuss the NBLxNBA format and whether it's something that still works. All that and much more.

  • Adelaide 36ers (2:00)
  • Brisbane Bullets (13:30)
  • Cairns Taipans (21:00)
  • Melbourne United (37:00)
  • New Zealand Breakers (43:30)
  • Perth Wildcats (54:00)
  • South East Melbourne Phoenix (1:00:00)
  • Sydney Kings (1:09:00)
  • Have the NBLxNBA games lost their impact (1:15:00)

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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, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, 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, Ryan Broekhoff

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Mike Mitchell, Dusty Rychart

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Paul Maley, 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 1, 2019

1996 NBL coach of the Year Brett Flanigan coached the Canberra Cannons from 1993 to 2000 and has since gone on to create yournextbiggame.com, a company focused helping retired athletes move past depression and into the second stage of their lives.

Brett became the youngest coach to ever lead an NBL program when he moved took over from Barry Barnes at the Cannons in 1994.

Brett and Dan discuss the highlights and challenges of the Canberra Cannons program during the 1990s as well as the players who made the team special like Simon Dwight, Ray Borner, Robert Rose, Darnell Mee, Jamie Pearlman, Dave Simmons, Simon Cottrell, Jervaughn Scales, Fred Cofield, Mario Donaldson and many more

  • The NBL Next Star program and it's impact in the United States (2:00)
  • Working with retired athletes struggling with depression (6:00)
  • Flanigan's NBL career as a player and how it shaped his current career working with retired athletes (18:30)
  • The launch of the Australian Institute of Sport and it's first three years (22:00)
  • How Bob Turner doesn't get enough credit for his impact on Australian basketball (29:00)
  • The Cannon's transition from the Phil Smyth/Herb McEachin era and taking over the regins of the Canberra Cannons (34:00)
  • Fred Cofield, Jervaughn Scales and a rookie Simon Dwight lead the Cannons in 1995 (36:00)
  • The Cannons make it to the semi-finals in 1996 behind Darnell Mee and Robert Rose (39:00)
  • Whatever happened to Chris Blakemore? (49:00)
  • Memories of Ray Borner (51:00)
  • The intensity of Rob Rose and Darnell Mee during training sessions (52:00)
  • Why didn't the Cannons bring back Darnell Mee in 1997, instead, signing Mario Donaldson (55:00)
  • 1997 Simon Dwights best season as a Cannon (58:00)
  • 1998 Melvin Thomas joins the team but the Cannons miss the playoffs (103:00)
  • 1999/00 and Brett Flanigan is replaced by Cal Bruton mid-season (105:00)
  • The highlights and challenges of the 1990's Canberra Cannons (1:13:00)

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, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, 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, Ryan Broekhoff

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Mike Mitchell, Dusty Rychart

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Paul Maley, 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 14, 2019

After a heartbreaking Boomers loss to Spain, Aussie Hoopla host Dan Boyce and Australian Boomers legend Tony Ronaldson who played in the 1994 and 1998 FIBA World Cup joins the show to talk about what Australia need to do in order to bounce back and win the Bronze medal.

  • Recap of Australia Vs Spain Semi-Final (2:00)
  • Andrew Bogut's comments on the referees being paid off to deliver a Spain victory (5:00)
  • Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis and Nick Kay post-game press conference comments (6:30)
  • Comparing the Boomers semi-final defeat at the 1996 Olympics to this year's World Cup semi-final loss (13:00)
  • Is there any weight in Andrew Bogut's comments about the referee's (18:30)
  • The gruelling schedule of the FIBA World Cup and how it impacts players (22:00)
  • Will the Boomers ever get a better chance to win a gold medal? Have they missed their chance? (25:00)
  • If the Boomers finish in 4th place does Andrej Lemanis deserve to return as coach (29:00)
  • The ridiculous qualifying process of the 2020 Olympics (34:00)
  • Should players give preference to the Olympic Games or the FIBA World Cup? (37:00)
  • How do you prepare each game when you are a bench player like Nathan Sobey, Cam Gliddon or Dave Barlow (41:00)
  • Tony Ronaldson's thoughts on Bogut saying Boomers team's in the past didn't think they could win at the Olympics or World Cup (44:00)
  • Is Andrew Bogut trying to finish with a gold medal to establish himself as the greatest Australia male basketball player (47:00)
  • Remembering the 1994 Dream Team II and what it was like to play against them (50:00)
  • Tony Ronaldson's "modest" view on his basketball career  (54:00)

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, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, 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, Ryan Broekhoff

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Mike Mitchell, Dusty Rychart

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Paul Maley, 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 25, 2019

Aussie Hoopla host Dan Boyce spent the week covering the Australian Boomers and Team USA in preparation for their two game series and post series where he was able to capture the reaction from both Boomers and USA players.

The episode also includes Dan's collection of laugh out loud responses that players and coaches had to many of the media's questions throughout the week... Gregg Popovich features prominently

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  • The impact of the Boomers Vs USA series across the country (2:00)
  • A recap on Game 1 and comments from USA's Kemba Walker and Gregg Popovich (9:00)
  • Boomers star Patty Mills and coach Andrej Lemanis give their thoughts on the teams loss in the first game of the series (15:00)
  • The Boomers defeat USA and hand them their first defeat in 13 years (21:00)
  • USA's Harrison Barnes and coach Gregg Popovich give Australia all the credit for their history making win (38:00)
  • Australia's head coach Andrej Lemanis and star Andrew Bogut give their thoughts on the Game 2 victory and where the Boomers go from here (41:00)
  • Team USA's players and coaches share stories from playing alongside Australian players like Aron Baynes, Matthew Dellavedova, Andrew Bogut and Luc Longley (51:00)
  • The impact of Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs on the development of Australia basketball over the past 20 years (57:00)
  • The improvement of Jock Landale and his NBA chances (1:00:00)
  • The funniest interview responses from the week (1:02:00)
  • Patty Mills and Andrew Bogut discuss the long term impact of what this win could mean for basketball's growth in Australia (1:08:00)

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, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, 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, Ryan Broekhoff

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Mike Mitchell, Dusty Rychart

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Paul Maley, 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 17, 2019

Cairns Taipans commentator, and veteran of 116 NBL games Matt Smith joins Aussie Hoopla host Dan Boyce breaking down exactly what happened in the Boomers 20 point loss to Canada and why it’s downright silly for Aussie Hoops fans to panic right now.

Yes, Australia’s star-studded team were stunned by a team of little known Canadians during their World Cup warm up game in Perth last night but notice the key word here… “warm-up”.

With hundreds of hoops tragic’s jumping on social media to share their disappointment at the Australian team and fire vitriol at Boomers head coach Andrej Lemanis, Matt and Dan talk us through what is really going on and ask us all to just settle down a little.

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  • Breaking down the Boomers 20 point loss to Canada in the first warm-up game for the 2019 World Cup (2:00)

  • Should the Australian Boomers be using these games against Canada as practice or taking them more seriously (11:00)

  • Does Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis deserve all the criticism he's getting on social media (16:00)

  • The differences between FIBA international basketball and other forms ie. NBA, NBL and G-League play (20:00)

  • What do the Boomers do differently after losing to Canada by 20 points (28:00)

  • Why are so many NBA players pulling out of playing in the FIBA World Cup (33:00)

  • Is it more important for Australia to win a medal in the World Cup or beat USA in Melbourne (37:00)

  • The negativity surrounding Ben Simmons in the Australian media right now (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, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, 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, Ryan Broekhoff

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Mike Mitchell, Dusty Rychart

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Paul Maley, 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 7, 2019

Aussie Hoopla writers Jarrad Hurley and Marco Selorio join Dan Boyce on the podcast to talk about the Boomers 12 man roster for the FIBA World Cup, Mitch Creek's omission and if there is some Brisbane Bullets bias or not when it comes to who made the bench.

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Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • 2:00 On coaching the Australian University Games squad to a bronze medal this month

  • 13:00 Missing out on the Sydney Kings coaching job and plans for 2019-20

  • 19:00 thoughts on building the Illawarra Hawks roster over the past year and what they can achieve this season

  • 23:00 LaMelo Ball and the NBL Next Star program, does it hurt the growth of Australian basketball players

  • 25:00 The NBL's new TV deal with SBS and ESPN and how it helps grow basketball

  • 32:00 Ben Simmons and his decision to pull of the Australian Boomers FIBA World Cup Team

  • 39:00 His favorite moments with the Illawarra Hawks

  • 45:00 The player he most enjoyed watching develop the most

  • 47:00 The funniest players during his time with the Hawks

  • 49:00 Which Illawarra Hawk will make the best NBL coach when he retires

  • 52:00 Favourite import recruiting stories

  • 58:00 What was the biggest learning he took away from his time with the Illawarra Hawks

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, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, 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, Ryan Broekhoff

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Mike Mitchell, Dusty Rychart

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Paul Maley, 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 1, 2019

Rob Beveridge joins the podcast after leading the Australian World University team to a bronze medal to talk about what's happening in Australian hoops right now.

With 27 years of basketball coaching experiance in both Australia and Asia "Bevo" shares his thoughts on the upcoming NBL season, Ben Simmons decision to not play in the 2019 FIBA World Cup and his exit from the Illawarra Hawks.

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Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • 2:00 On coaching the Australian University Games squad to a bronze medal this month

  • 13:00 Missing out on the Sydney Kings coaching job and plans for 2019-20

  • 19:00 thoughts on building the Illawarra Hawks roster over the past year and what they can achieve this season

  • 23:00 LaMelo Ball and the NBL Next Star program, does it hurt the growth of Australian basketball players

  • 25:00 The NBL's new TV deal with SBS and ESPN and how it helps grow basketball

  • 32:00 Ben Simmons and his decision to pull of the Australian Boomers FIBA World Cup Team

  • 39:00 His favorite moments with the Illawarra Hawks

  • 45:00 The player he most enjoyed watching develop the most

  • 47:00 The funniest players during his time with the Hawks

  • 49:00 Which Illawarra Hawk will make the best NBL coach when he retires

  • 52:00 Favourite import recruiting stories

  • 58:00 What was the biggest learning he took away from his time with the Illawarra Hawks

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, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, 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, Ryan Broekhoff

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Mike Mitchell, Dusty Rychart

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Paul Maley, 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 17, 2019

In 1995 the NBL was arguably the most successful period in Australian basketball history, the NBL was at it's peak and with the North Melbourne Giants reigning NBL champions they recruited Chris Jent, who had won an NBA championship with the Houston Rockets only a few months earlier to replace an injury Paul Maley and formed a dynamic duo with Darryl McDonald.

The team was unable to repeat as champions, losing the deciding third game of the NBL Grand Final to the Perth Wildcats 108-88.

Jent averaged 25.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.9 steals per game and was named all NBL first team in the process.

Chris Jent was one of the greatest "one and done" players in NBL history and he joins the podcast to talk about his time in australia as well as his time playing for Ohio University, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Italy, Spain and Greece.

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Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • Chris Jent elaborates on his coaching role with the Atlanta Hawks (2:00)

  • How he was recruited to Ohio State University, playing with Jimmy Jackson and facing Michigan's Fab Five (9:00)

  • The early 90's Continental Basketball Association and what that was like (13:00)

  • Going undrafted then being signed by the Houston Rockets and playing alongside Hakeem Olajuwon (15:00)

  • Coaching Atlanta's young stars Trey Young and John Collins and what he hopes to develop in them next season (16:00)

  • Winning the NBA championship with the Houston Rockets (18:00)

  • His 1995 season with the North Melbourne Giants (29:00)
    His relationship with former coach Brett Brown now both are in the NBA coaching ranks (35:00)

  • His struggles with the Australian culture (38:00)

  • Returning to the NBA as a coach (41:00)

  • Working with LeBron James as his shooting coach and what Chris helped him change with his shot (46:00)

  • The biggest hurdle he overcame as both a player and a coach in the NBA (49:00)

  • The toll of minutes and travel in the NBA (52:00)

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, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, 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, Ryan Broekhoff

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Mike Mitchell, Dusty Rychart

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Paul Maley, 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 10, 2019

With Basketball Australia in the media heavily over the past twelve months with the Boomers "basketbrawl" in the Philippines, bringing Team USA to Australia to face the Boomers in two sell-out games, choosing to dissolve the SEABL and recently deciding to block Australian teams from playing in the NZ NBL Paul Maley, Executive General Manager Basketball at Basketball Australia joins the podcast to give clarity to some of these events from the past 6 months.

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Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • The NBL1 pathway Vs NCAA college for aspiring NBL players (3:00)

  • The process undertaken by Basketball Australia to create the Boomers Vs USA games in August (12:00)

  • Plans to create an international warm-up tournament next year pitching the Boomers and Opals against three other elite national teams (19:00)

  • Can Australia become a top two sport in Australia by 2022 (27:00)

  • Why did Basketball Australia block Mount Gambier from playing in the NZ NBL (34:00)

  • Did Basketball Australia make the right decision in dissolving the SEABL (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;

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, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, 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, Ryan Broekhoff

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Mike Mitchell, Dusty Rychart

And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Paul Maley, 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 29, 2019

During his NBL career, Mee was regarded as the best defensive player in the league. When he retired he had won more NBL Best Defensive Player awards than anyone in league history. 

He was  selected to the NBL's First Team in 2001 and 2005 and represented Australia in FIBA's Oceania Championships in 2007, successfully helping the Boomers qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games.

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Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • Darnell shares what he's been doing since retiring from the NBL (2:00)

  • Thoughts on Lamelo Ball and RJ Hampton skipping college for the NBL and his own advice to his son on college basketball (6:30)

  • His experiences playing college basketball at Western Kentucky (9:00)

  • He becomes the 34th pick in the 1993 NBA draft (14:00)

  • His rookie season with the Denver Nuggets and upsetting the Seattle Supersonics, becoming the first #8 seed to ever defeated a #1 seed in the NBA playoffs (19:00)

  • Sharing stories on his Denver Nuggest teammates, Dikembe Mutumbo, Rodney Rogers, Laphonso Ellis, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (23:00)

  • Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf's decision to not stand for the national anthem and how it impacted the team (25:30)

  • Stories from playing against John Stockton, Gary Payton, Jimmy Jackson and Stacey Augmon (35:00)

  • Why his time in the NBA was cut short after two seasons (40:00)

  • Arriving in Australia to play for the Canberra Cannons (46:00)
    His approach to playing defence and how to defend Andrew Gaze in is prime (52:00)

  • Winning his first NBL championship with Adelaide in 1998 (59:00)

  • The journey to repeat as NBL champions in 1999 (111:00)

  • Darnell's describes his relationship with Kevin Brooks (113:00)

  • Finishing his career with Cairns and Wollongong (1:16:00)

  • Playing for the Australian Boomers and mentoring a young Patty Mills (1:18:00)

  • Darnell's toughest challenge and fondest memories from his career (1:22:00)

     

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, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, 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, Ryan Broekhoff

The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Mike Mitchell, Dusty Rychart

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 25, 2019

Benny Lewis played 250 games in the NBL and was one of the most potent scorers of the 1980s. He arrived in the NBL in 1981 for Illawarra and averaged 20.5 points per game, he then played the majority of his career with the Coburg Giants before they moved to North Melbourne. His best season coming in 1984 when he averaged 31 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and he continued to light up the league until 1990 averaging 23 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists for his career.

He joins the podcast to talk about the current state of the NBL, his time playing in college and what it was like to play in Australia during the NBL's "tin shed era".

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Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • Thoughts on the current NBL product (1:30)

  • RJ Hampton chosing New Zealand over the NCAA (7:00)

  • Why he chose to create the Central Basketball Association and running the Fort Wayne Flite (9:00)

  • Stops at North Carolina State and Tennessee State (16:00)

  • How he was found his way to Australia and the huge impact of St Kilda's Rocky Smith on NBL basketball in the 1980s (19:00)

  • Why Melbourne has always developed the best basketball players (23:00)

  • Which team was better in the 1980s... Adelaide, Brisbane or Canberra? (26:00)

  • His career playing for Illawarra, Coburg, St Kilda, North Melbourne and South Melbourne (30:00)

  • What is was like playing in the NBL during the "tin shed era" (42:00)

  • Career highlights, toughest opponents and biggest hurdles during his NBL career (101:00)

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, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, 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

Jun 21, 2019

A quick look around what's happening in the Australian basketball scene this week

  • NBL Select Team goes down 0-2 against Team China (2:00)
  • What is happening in Cairns recruitment wise right now? (11:30)
  • NBL Next Stars... Genius or shortsighted for the NBL (17:00)
  • How much can the NBL grow from bringing LaMelo Ball and RJ Hampton into the league (37:00)
  • Harry Froling, William McDowell-White and Matur Maker fall short of being drafted in the NBA (45:00)
  • Did the Next Stars program cause Brian Bowen II to not get drafted? (50:00)

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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

Jun 11, 2019

Dusty Rychart joins the podcast to talk about winning the NBL championship in 2007 as a part of a Brisbane Bullets team still considered to be the greatest NBL team of all-time.

The team featured Dusty and fellow import Ebi Ere, current Australian National team members Sam MacKinnon, CJ Bruton, Mark Bradtke and Stephen Black as well as future Boomers stars like Adam Gibson and Chris Goulding.

New Zealand national team member Dillon Boucher was also part of the squad, as was Daniel Egan, Brad Williamson and Michael Hill.

In fact the team featured 10 players who would have 10+ year NBL careers, a feat never achieved before or since.

Dusty also discusses his career playing for teams in Victoria, Adelaide, Illawarra and Cairns.

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Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • The impact players feel when retiring from professional sport (5:30)

  • Making the University of Minnesota as a walk on (9:00)
    Growing up in Minnesota (15:00)

  • Remember all of the NBL imports like Adam Ballinger, Dave Thomas and Kevin Braswell he faced during his college years (16:30)

  • Comparing Dusty to the other imports during the NBL in the 2000's (17:30)

  • Flirtation with the NBA (19:00)

  • Arriving in the NBL a few inches shorter than advertised (21:00)

  • First season playing for the Victoria Giants (24:00)

  • Playing for the Adelaide 36ers (29:00)

  • Why he is jealous of NBL players today (31:00)

  • Winning a championship with the Brisbane Bullets, perhaps the greatest team in NBL history (34:00)

  • Why the Brisbane Bullets weren't back to win back to back championships (39:00)

  • Leaving Brisbane to play for Illawarra and Cairns (42:00)

  • The difference between playing for Phil Smyth and Joey Wright (47:00)

  • The biggest obstacle Dusty faced during his career (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, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, 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

May 29, 2019

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

  • Ben Simmons admits its "important" to be working on his shooting
  • How Joe Ingles season was impacted by discovering his sons Autism
  • Jonah Bolden rookie season
  • Joe Ingles shares an inspirational story about dealing with his son Jacob's autism.
  • Patty Mills has one of his best seasons ever
  • Will Aron Baynes leave Boston
  • Thon Maker pulls out of the Boomers FIBA World Cup squad 
  • Dante Exum suffers another disappointing season
  • Deng Adel, Isaac Humphries and Mitch Creek achieve their dream of playing 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

May 12, 2019

Aussie Hoopla's Dan Boyce explains the NBL Next Stars Program to clarify how the contracts work, how the NBL plans to generate revenue from this program, how the program makes it possible for a US player to play multiple years in the NBL as a local and how it will work within the current salary structure of the NBL.

We also take a look at the current NBA mock drafts and look at where Brian Bowen could potentially land in the 2019 NBA Draft.

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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, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, 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

Apr 27, 2019

NBL Pocket Podcast's Joe Corr joins Aussie Hoopla's Dan Boyce to discuss the current free agent movement in the NBL. 

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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, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, 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

Mar 13, 2019

Mike Helms played three seasons in the NBL for the Hunter Pirates and Singapore Slingers. 

He averaged 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists over 95 games and led both the Pirates and the Slingers to the playoffs during his time in the NBL.

Now back home in Detroit we catch up with him to find out what he is up to now and talk about some of the highlights and challenges he faced as an import both in Australia and overseas.

Helms, who graduated from Oakland University would also play as a professional basketball player in Argentina, Germany, Israel, New Zealand, Mexico and Canada.

 

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Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • Dan starts off by reviewing the current NBL business plan (2:00)

  • Breaking down NBL TV broadcast numbers (4:30)

  • Illawarra helps receive financial assistance and will remain in the league for next season (12:00)

  • Mike Helms joins the show and explains what the Detroit basketball scene is like (16:00)

  • Reflections on playing at Oakland University (19:00)

  • How interested were NBA teams in Mike Helms after college (24:00)

  • Playing in Argentina (31:00)

  • Arriving in the NBL with the Hunter Pirates (36:00)

  • Playing for Dr Adrian Hurley (40:30)

  • Thoughts on the level of competition in the NBL (42:00)

  • His first year with the Pirates and making the playoffs (44:00)

  • What it was like playing in Newcastle (49:00)

  • The demise of the Hunter Falcons (51:00)

  • What is was like playing for the Singapore Slingers (55:00)

  • What players and teams in the league did Mike enjoy facing the most (105:00)

  • Time in New Zealand and how he knew it was time to retire (113:00)

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, AJ Ogilvy, Damian Martin, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, 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

Mar 2, 2019

Australian Basketball Hall of Famer, recipient of the Order of Australia, four-time Olympian, part of North Melbourne's 1989 NBL championship winning team and the first Australian to win the NBL MVP (1985)... and true-blue Ballarat boy Ray Borner joins the Aussie Hoopla podcast to talk about his NBL career, the 14 years he spent playing with the Australian Boomers and thoughts on the Australian basketball landscape.

Hear Ray discuss all four of his Olympic experiences and review how the national program has changed since he first donned the green and gold in 1982.

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Topics discussed on the podcast include;

  • Andrej Lemanis breaks down after forcing an injured Mika Vukona and potentially costing the Brisbane Bullets and NBL championship (2:00)

  • Ray Borner on growing up in Ballarat and making it to the NBL as a 17-year old (5:00)

  • How he coped facing "men" in his first years in the NBL and how players were forced to develop their game in the 1980's (16:00)

  • Becoming a member of the Boomers in 1982 (27:00)

  • Memories of facing NBA legends like Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, Charles Barkley and Mark Eaton during his year playing at Louisiana State University (29:00)
  • Missed opportunities with NBA teams in the 1980s (33:00)

  • 1982 FIBA World Championships (36:00)

  • The 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the games goes commercial (43:00)

  • Ray becomes the first Australian to win the NBL MVP in 1985 (47:00)
  • 1988 Olympic Games (52:00)

  • Getting into a fight with the USA''s David Robinson in Seoul (54:00)

  • The Illawarra Killer B's (57:00)

  • Winning the NBL championship in 1989 (102:00)

  • Making international headlines during the 1992 Olympics for refusing to play against an HIV positive Magic Johnson (108:00)

  • 1996 Olympics in Greece (109:30)

  • Comparing the changes in Australian Basketball from 1982 to 1996 (117:00)

  • Finishing up his career in the NBL and when he knew it was time to walk away (121:00)

 

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

Feb 19, 2019

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

  • Review of Ben Simmons All-Star weekend performance and will he play for Australia?
  • Jonah Bolden's hot January
  • Joe Ingles shares an inspirational story about dealing with his son Jacob's autism.
  • Patty Mills heats up
  • Aron Baynes injury update
  • Thon Maker settles in at the Pistons
  • Utah Jazz refuse to trade Dante Exum for Memphis Grizzlies Mike Conley
  • Ryan Broekhoff scores career high
  • Deng Adel and Mitch Creek achieve their dream of playing 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

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