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Now displaying: October, 2019
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)

Visit manikinnlabel.com and enter the promo code hoopla to receive 20% the Manikinn Aquapurse.

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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)

Visit manikinnlabel.com and enter the promo code hoopla to receive 20% the Manikinn Aquapurse.

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)

Visit manikinnlabel.com and enter the promo code hoopla to receive 20% the Manikinn Aquapurse.

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

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