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Now displaying: March, 2020
Mar 26, 2020

Melbourne United head coach Dean Vickerman joins Dan Boyce to talk about the Melbourne United this season and their semi-final exit.

A number of topics are covered relating to what impacted the squad during the season ie. losing players, coaches, travel, and injuries. He confirms there were hurdles the team faced with getting players to play with each other, what he learned from the season as a whole and what he thinks needs to change in order for them to be successful next season.

Topics include...

  • How Melbourne United are staying strong during the Coronavirus (2:00)
  • How the team went about constructing the team after losing the 2019 NBL Grand Final (7:00)
  • Rebuilding the team and why they decided to go with Melo Trimble, Shawn Long and Casey Prather as the team's import trio (10:00)
  • What impact did losing assistant coaches Mike Kelly and Simon Mitchell on the team (12:30)
  • NBLxNBA - does playing NBA squads help or hurt an NBL teams Grand Final chances (18:00)
  • A six-game winning streak in November, what was different (25:00)
  • Reflections on the team's choke in Semi-Final Game 1 to the Sydney Kings (29:00)
  • United bounce back in Game 2, which changed (31:00)
  • What mistakes did United make this season and what needs to change to make next season a success (34:00)
  • How will United and the NBL be impacted financially next season (42:00)

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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, Ebi Ere

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

Mar 19, 2020

Adelaide 36ers General Manager Jeff Van Groningen joins Dan Boyce to talk about the Adelaide 36ers end to the season and the departure of head coach Joey Wright.

The comments made by 36ers co-captain on Twitter and the impact of that, the teams search for a new head coach as well as the crazy finish to the NBL season.

Topics include...

  • The craziness of deciding the NBL Grand Final champion (2:00)
  • What factors led to the Sydney Kings decision to forfeit the NBL Grand Final and should this have been something that was decided by the NBL (13:00)
  • Joey Wright, Kevin White, and the Twitterverse, what happened? (17:30)
  • Will players impacted from this ie. Jerome Randle, Ramone Moore, Kevin White, and Harry Froling want to return to the club after something like this? (21:00)
  • With everything that's happened, how does the club plan to operate moving forward (24:00)
  • Where are the 36ers up to as they search for a new head coach (38:00)

Visit dunk.com.au for your next set of basketball uniforms.

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, Ebi Ere

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

Mar 12, 2020

Cairns Taipans coach Mike Kelly joins Dan Boyce sits down to reflect on the Cairns Taipans season only weeks after falling short in the 2020 NBL semi-finals to the Perth Wildcats.

Topics include...

  • Coronavirus and its impact on Australian basketball (2:00)
  • Reflection on Mike KellĂ˝s interview on Aussie Hoopla last year and how recruiting players was different in his second season as coach (7:00)
  • Nathan Jawai's season and the decision-making factors which led to him re-signing for 2019-20 (15:00)
  • The pressure of year two as the Taipans head coach and the need to perform (17:00)
  • Nailing your imports, how the Taipans recruited Scott Machado, Cam Oliver and DJ Newbill in the pre-season (20:00)
  • Scott Machado's near MVP season and what led to him playing in Cairns (23:00)
  • The Taipans slow start to the NBL season and what changed that led them to a 3rd place NBL finish (30:00)
  • Falling short against the Perth Wildcats in the semi-finals (31:30)
  • Majok Deng did he reach the potential Cairns thought he possessed in his first year with the Taipans (37:00)
  • The Taipans plans for next seasons roster (39:30)
  • Do the Taipans hope to sign Queensland basketball phenom and NBA prospect Mojave King as a Next Star for next season (41:30)
  • Import thoughts for next season (45:00)
  • Favorite moment of the season as well as Mike's biggest failure and what he learned from it (47:00)

Visit dunk.com.au for your next set of basketball uniforms.

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, Ebi Ere

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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