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Now displaying: June, 2020
Jun 26, 2020

Adonis Jordan joins the Aussie Hoopla podcast to talk about his basketball career which includes reaching two NCAA Final Fours with Kansas University, two NBA stints with the Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks as well as 76 NBL games played with the South East Melbourne Magic, Townsville Crocodiles and the Victoria Giants.

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

  • Growing up in New York... with the name "Adonis"(2:00)
    Adonis Jordan's connections to Mary J Bligh, Aerosmith and Greek Gods (8:30)
  • Memories of high school basketball in New York, LA, Cleveland (10:30)
  • Playing college ball with Kansas University (13:00)
  • Losing the NCAA championship in 1991 to Duke University (17:00)
  • Mental preparation and how it helped Adonis face NBA stars like Jason Kidd (22:30)
  • Playing for coach Roy Williams and the stories about Michael Jordan he shared with Adonis (26:00)
  • His strategy with coaching young players today (31:30)
  • Being drafted in the 1993 NBA draft by Seattle and his first year in the NBA (35:00)
  • A stint with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1999 (42:00)
    Playing with the Denver Nuggets in 1993 with Dikembe Mutumbo, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf as well as NBL legends Darnell Mee and Kevin Brooks (47:00)
  • Being cast in the 1994 film Blue Chips and starring alongside Shaquille O'Neal and Anfernee Hardaway (55:00)
  • Arriving in Australia, debut in the NBL with the South East Melbourne Magic in 1994 (58:00)
  • The rivalry between Adonis Jordan and Darryl MacDonald during 1994-95 (103:00)
  • Playing for Brian Goorjian could we see Adonis join the Hawks as an assistant coach (108:00)
  • A return to the NBL in 2003, playing for Townsville and Victoria (109:00)
  • The biggest obstacles Adonis had to face during his career and the highlights of his career (113:00)

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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, Anthony Drmic

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, Adonis Jordan, 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.

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Jun 5, 2020

Anthony Drmic had a career year in Adelaide this season, averaging 11 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists per game, earning him a spot in the 36ers starting lineup.

After being told by Adelaide he would not be re-signed for the 2020-21 season he is now a free agent and in discussions with a number of NBL teams. 

On this episode of Aussie Hoopla, Dan Boyce talks with Anthony about being a free agent, the current market for players, how COVID-19 has impacted player salaries and opportunities and how he is currently navigating the move to another NBL team.

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

  • We congratulate Anthony on marrying longtime partner Jenna during COVID-19 restrictions (2:00)
  • The rise of e-sports and Anthony's role as a content creator for Mind Freak (6:30)
  • Anthony reviews his own performance during NBL 2019-20 (12:00)
  • Joey Wright, Kevin White, Twitter, how it impacted the 36ers players last season and why he won't be re-signing with Adelaide (14:00)
  • How are NBL players dealing with the changes to salaries and having no clear start date to the NBL season (16:30)
  • The biggest mistake he made this season and what he learned from it (20:00)
  • Sports psychology and how it can help NBL teams (21:30)
  • Playing for Australia and what Anthony thinks he needs do to make it to this years squad (24:00)

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

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, Anthony Drmic

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 or email us at info@aussiehoopla.com

Jun 1, 2020

Mal Speed was named the chairman of the NBL after the conclusion of the league's debut season in 1980. Speed had a key role in developing the sport of basketball both nationally and internationally and his guidance over the 1980s and 1990s saw basketball boom during the early 90s down under.

On this episode of Aussie Hoopla host, Dan Boyce dives into the growth of the NBL in the 1990s and why it was so successful, the league's rapid decline in the late 1990s and what changed as well as the decision to shift the league from summer to winter, what led to that decision and in hindsight was it the right move.

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

  • Thoughts on the NBL and its current situation (2:00)
  • How Mal became NBL chairman in 1980 and how the NBL changed during his time as chairman (9:00)
  • A financial model that works for the NBL's big market teams and small-market teams (14:30)
  • How TV deals impact the growth of the NBL (20:00)
  • David Stern and his involvement with the NBL in the 1990s (26:00)
  • Hobart, Geelong and Gold Coast exit the league in 1996, how did this decision come to be (33:00)
  • The NBL's move to summer, was it the right move? (38:00)
  • Did the NBL refuse to work with the NBA during the 1990s? (43:00)
  • Mal Speed's favorite NBL players (45:00)
  • What does Mal Speed think the NBL got wrong during the 1980s and 1990s and what did he learn from them (48:00)
  • Did the AFL try to take down the NBL in the 1990s (55:00)

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

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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