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Now displaying: April, 2020
Apr 19, 2020

Doug Overton, the first player to make the jump from playing in the NBL to the NBA joins the Aussie Hoopla podcast to tell stories from his time playing for the Illawarra Hawks, stories from over a decade of playing in the NBA and what he's doing now as a basketball coach at Lincoln University.

Doug was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 1991 but wasn't able to make the roster as a rookie when he found himself playing his first professional gig in Australia for the Hawks in 1992.

An All-NBL First teamer that season who went on to sign a deal to play with the NBA's Washington Bullets the next season, the first NBL player to ever make the NBA and then went on to play in 499 NBA games over 11 seasons.

In one season with Illawarra, he averaged 24 points, 5, rebounds and 6 assists per game culminating with the Hawks team MVP.

He played for the Washington Bullets, Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, New Jersey Nets, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers.

Topics include...

  • The impact Doug Overton made in the NBL and how fondly remembered he is down under (2:00)
  • How the Coronavirus has impacted the US (11:00)
  • Playing for La Salle University and trying to make the Detroit Pistons championship team (12:00)
  • Getting the offer to play in Australia (18:30)
  • Taking the court for the Illawarra Hawks in 1992 (25:00)
  • Memories of playing in the Snake Pit (28:00)
  • Doug's biggest games in the NBL (30:00)
  • A semi-final match up against Scott Fisher, Paul Maley and the North Melbourne Giants (33:00)
  • Making the NBA.. finally, with the Washington Bullets (35:00)
  • The mental toll of being an NBA journeyman (36:30)
  • Playing alongside Chris Webber and Juwan Howard in Washington (39:30)
  • Dikembe Mutombo, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf and Jalen Rose in Denver (40:30)
  • Allen Iverson and Mark Bradtke in Philadelphia (46:00)
  • Mentoring NBA players and being mentored during his time in the NBA (48:00)
  • What lessons from the NBA does he share with the players he coaches today (59:30)
  • Who is the GOAT Michael Jordan, Lebron James or Kobe Bryant (108:00)
  • Who was the coach Doug learned the most from (108:30)
  • Michael Jordan stories (1:13:00)


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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, Doug Overton

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

Apr 7, 2020

South East Melbourne Phoenix head coach Simon Mitchell joins Dan Boyce on the Aussie Hoopla podcast to provide a recap on the team's first year in the league.

From looking at how the team was put together in the club's first few months to the process the team followed with signing talent and the highs and lows of the 2019-20 season.

Coach Simon Mitchell also provides his in-depth thoughts on what the team did well and what it did poorly at this season and how they will change that for the upcoming season.

Topics include...

  • How the Phoenix are dealing with COVID-19 and the mental health space of its players (2:00)
  • How did the Phoenix approach its first NBL season ie. recruitment, culture (8:00)
  • What went into the team recruiting Mitch Creek as their first player signing (11:30)
  • Thoughts on team culture and why they recruited the players they did for the team's inaugural season (15:00)
  • Getting the team's debut win against the Melbourne United (18:00)
  • How the Phoenix went for run and gun offense in a league full of big men and interior defense (23:00)
  • What led to the Phoenix poor end to the season (30:00)
  • What changes do the Phoenix need to ensure a strong core for the upcoming season (31:30)
  • The ups and downs of NBL Next Star Terry Armstrong this season and NBA Draft chances (35:00)
  • The highlights of the season (38:00)
  • The biggest mistake's made by the Phoenix this season and what they learned from them (42:30)

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

Apr 3, 2020

Perth Wildcats head coach Trevor Gleeson joins Dan Boyce to recap the Wildcats 10th NBL championship and discuss the unique events that led to the Perth being crowned champions.

Topics include...

  • How has the coronavirus impacted the Perth Wildcats operations (2:00)
  • The unusual end to the NBL Grand Final and has Trevor's views that situation now it's all in the rearview mirror (6:00)
  • How the Perth Wildcats celebrated their 10th NBL championship under unusual circumstances (8:00)
  • How offseason changes did the Wildcats make to the squad to be successful in 2019-20 (12:00)
  • Why prompted the Wildcats to bring in NBA big man Miles Plumlee mid-season (15:30)
  • The culture built within the Perth Wildcats program... what is it exactly? (21:00)
  • How did the Perth Wildcats prepare for the semi-final series (24:00)
  • Bryce Cotton's role within the Perth Wildcats (25:00)
  • How the Grand Final played out against the Sydney Kings (27:00)
  • The growth of Clint Stiendl throughout the playoffs (31:00)
  • What Trevor thinks was his biggest blunder this season and what he learned from that (34:00)
  • How will the Wildcats adjust their roster for next season (35:00)
  • Thoughts on Damian Martin possibly retiring and how the team would replace him if he does (37:00)
  • How can the Wildcats continue to grow beyond the success they already have (41:30)

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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