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Now displaying: May, 2020
May 10, 2020

Former owner of the South Dragons Mark Cowan joins Dan Boyce on the podcast to talk about how the team began, the stars who made their way through the program like Mark Price, Shane Heal, Joe Ingles and finally the ultimate achievement that was winning the 2009 NBL championship.

Mark Cowan discussed this and more on the latest episode of Aussie Hoopla.

All of this and a whole lot more... Topics include.

  • How the idea of the South Dragons became a reality (2:00)
  • Bringing in NBA Hall of Famer as the head coach (16:00)
  • Shane Heal becomes the teams player/coach (19:30)
  • Recruiting Joe Ingles to the Dragons (22:00)
  • 2006-07: The team's first year in the league (28:30)
  • Signing Dennis Rodman to play with the Dragons in 2007 (30:00)
  • 2007-08: Year Two doesn't go as well as planned (35:00)
  • 2008-09: Brian Goorjian turns the team around before winning a championship (39:00)
  • The things Mark learned from the South Dragons success that applies to his business today (42:00)
  • Facing the Melbourne Tigers in the 2009 NBL Grand Final (45:00)
  • How Brian Goorjian created a championship culture within the South Dragons (51:00)
  • The deciding game five of the 2009 NBL Finals (59:00)
  • The NBL falls into disrepair in 2009 (103:00)
  • How the legacy of the South Dragons has helped the NBL to be the success it is today (105:00)

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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, 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, Will Weaver

NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova, Stephen Jackson, Randy Livingston, Torrey Craig, Acie Earl, Josh Childress, Reggie Smith, Todd Lichti, Ryan Broekhoff, Doug Overton

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

May 1, 2020

Will Weaver in his first season as head coach of the Sydney Kings delivered what could be described as the best debut season ever by an NBL head coach but it was unable to end in victory or defeat, COVID-19 instead forced the team to withdraw from the NBL Grand Final.

He joined Dan Boyce to discuss the season that was and look at how the team is rebuilding for next season.

Topics include...

  • Dealing with the realities of COVID-19 (2:00)
  • How the opportunity to coach the Sydney Kings came about (7:00)
  • Putting together this years team, recruiting Casper Ware, Jae'Sean Tate and Didi Louzada (12:00)
  • What NBA scouts are saying about Jae'Sean Tate and Didi Louzada after a year in the NBL (20:00)
  • The Kings take the court for their first game of 2019-20 (22:30)
  • How did the Kings bounce back after their first loss (25:00)
  • The Kings lose to Perth how did they use their regular-season loss to Perth to plan for the NBL Grand Final (27:00)
  • Xavier Cooks joins the team, why did the Kings make the move (29:00)
  • A semi-final match-up against Melbourne United which included record comebacks for both teams (31:00)
  • Will's take on the way the Kings season ended prematurely (32:00)
  • How mental health was considered in the league up to the Sydney Kings decision to withdraw from the NBL (42:30)
  • What is happening within the Sydney Kings with the new salary cap changes and their roster all free to sign with other teams (45:00)


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, Will Weaver

NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova, Stephen Jackson, Randy Livingston, Torrey Craig, Acie Earl, Josh Childress, Reggie Smith, Todd Lichti, Ryan Broekhoff, Doug Overton

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

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